"It is that range of biodiversity that we must care for - the whole thing - rather than just one or two stars."
-David Attenborough
Questions? Email me, Ronak Sathyanarayana, at ronaks@goanimals.org.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

5 Tons of Ivory to be destroyed in Philippines

Confiscated elephant tusks are arranged in Manila, Philippines.
For the first time, the Philippines will destroy 5 tons of ivory that they confiscated from poachers. They will become the world's first ivory-consuming nation to destroy their national ivory stock. Most of the ivory comes from elephants. People are hoping that this act will enforce the end of wildlife trade. Elephant poaching is very common, and most do it only for the ivory in their tusks. Wildlife should be stopped. It is cruel and inhumane. Wildlife trade has contributed to the extinction of many animals, and because of it, many animals are either endangered or threatened. Tigers, elephants, lions, rhinos, and bears are in big trouble because of poaching. The destruction of ivory is the first step to saving and preserving nature.

No comments:

Post a Comment