The U.S. Crushes A Ton of Illegal Ivory

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Ivory poaching has taken a serious toll on the elephant population. Here’s a look at how the U.S. government is trying to stop illegal ivory trade.

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U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
“Crushing our ivory sends a message to ivory traffickers and their customers that the United States will not tolerate this illegal trade.”

WWF Global
“Elephants continue to roam across much of Africa, but these magnificent animals remain under severe threat from poaching, habitat loss, and human-wildlife conflict.”

Why Elephant Advocates Crushed A Ton of Ivory In Times Square
“More than a ton of ivory taken from poached animals was crushed in New York’s Times Square on Friday to highlight the threat of the ivory trade to the African elephant.”

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