From:Avaaz: The worldwide UN ban on ivory trading could soon be lifted -- a decision that could wipe out Africa's vulnerable elephants. But a number of a African nations are pushing to uphold the ban. Let's send them a stampede of support to save the elephants. Sign the skyrocketing petition below, and forward this email widely:
Within days, two countries are seeking to break the worldwide ban on ivory trading -- a decision that could wipe out whole elephant populations and bring these magnificent animals closer to extinction.
To the 175 parties of the UN Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species: As citizens from around the world, we call on you to reject any exemptions in the global ban on the ivory trade, to extend that ban for at least 20 years, and to take all necessary steps to enforce that ban and protect the elephants.