Demand Stronger Wildlife Trafficking Laws To Save Elephants

South Africa's Kruger National Park has been one of Africa's few remaining sanctuaries for wildlife. But now, the park is facing a catastrophic surge in poaching, which endangers the park's precious elephant populations.

Elephants aren't the only victims of organized wildlife crime. Fueled by consumer demand, pangolin scales, hippo teeth, rhino horn, and other endangered wildlife are being poached for jewelry, crafts, musical instruments, and more. Recently, South Sudan and Uganda were exposed as critical waypoints for this bloody trade. Without these waypoints, poacher's illegal goods would never make it to their destinations around the globe.

Illegal wildlife trafficking is estimated to generate more than US$10 billion annually, closely following the drug trade, arms trade, and human trafficking. It has fueled the poaching of some of Africa's most iconic species, robbed communities of wildlife-related revenue, endangered citizens' lives, and financed some of Africa's most brutal terrorist groups.

While South Sudan has taken steps to address the illegal wildlife trade, there's still much to be done. We must keep the pressure on by pushing even harder on countries to strengthen legal mechanisms that will ensure zero-tolerance to wildlife poaching and trafficking.

Sign the petition today and show your support for strengthening anti-trafficking laws to protect elephants and other iconic African species.
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