Something can be done about elephants dying but we must keep ivory bans in place! Did you know Bush enacted the first ban & Nixon created the endangered species act? The Republican Party has changed - today they are the big donor trophy hunters so #trump
lifted the ban. This must be kept in our feeds and conversations with so much going on! We can't forget about wild animals! Repost from @natgeo
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An elephant taking a drink then walking across the river in Queen Elizabeth National Park in Uganda
The greatest single step taken to ensure the future of elephants in our world was the Ivory Ban recently enacted by China.
Famous individuals in China like former NBA star Yao Ming have trumpeted WildAid’s mantra “When the buying stops the killing can too"
The murder of elephants and other species for their parts needs to stop.
Real community conservation that is based on the continued life of the species rather than it’s death can result in greater and more consistent economic rewards for the future of the local people and the species.
With poaching still a problem throughout the world - PSA campaigns based on economics like @WildAid
- WORK - and the numbers show that they WORK.
To learn more about projects that work - check out natgeo,com/bigcats
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