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.

Learn More:
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
http://www.fws.gov/le/elephant-ivory-crush.html
“Crushing our ivory sends a message to ivory traffickers and their customers that the United States will not tolerate this illegal trade.”

WWF Global
http://wwf.panda.org/what_we_do/endangered_species/elephants/african_elephants/
“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
http://time.com/3928505/elephant-ivory-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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