A federal law can't stop ivory from being sold within a state's borders. That's why we need the states to implement their own bans. New York, New Jersey, California, and Washington have already done their part. An ivory ban bill has also been introduced in Massachusetts, along with a multi-species bill in Hawaii. In Oregon, voters have the option to sign a ballot petition. Tell your state representatives that stopping the senseless slaughter of elephants should be a priority.
The Wildlife Conservation Society is working with partners around the clock - and around the globe - to save elephants. From the forests of Africa to the ivory shops in New York, we're trying to stop the killing, stop the trafficking, and stop the demand. Join us today with a tax-deductible donation for elephants.
Many of your friends probably don't know that elephants are really in trouble and that it's legal to sell some types of ivory in the United States. Why not get them all on board? Use our advocacy toolkit to post on social media, email your friends, and educate people about the crisis.
Our herd is saving elephants in all different ways - check them out below! Are you committed to stopping this senseless slaughter? Then take a photo of yourself and tell us what you're doing to help by emailing your photo or using the hashtag #elphie on Instagram. We'll post some of them here!