Africa is home to the world's most iconic wildlife including elephants, rhinos, gorillas and lions. But illegal poaching might destroy these species forever. Poaching rates have reached record highs and at the current rate it is estimated that many iconic African animals will disappear within our lifetime.
The U.S. government recently unveiled its new National Strategy for Combating Wildlife Trafficking, which includes a ban on ivory and rhino horn. As one of the world's largest markets for illegal wildlife products, the U.S. sets an example by passing harsher regulations. This is great news, and we need to make sure that our government understands that we want anti-poaching efforts like this to remain a high priority for the U.S.
Let's work together to prevent Africa's wildlife from becoming history: show that you appreciate the U.S. government's commitment to ending illegal poaching in Africa.
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