Belgium to Crush Ivory in Response to Global Elephant Crisis
The threat to elephants continues to be dire. Every fifteen minutes, another elephant is poached for their tusks. The stakes to end poaching and cut off the supply of ivory is of critical importance to the welfare of the world’s remaining elephants.
On Monday, March 3, 2014, Belgium announced they intended to crush their entire stockpile of ivory. The ivory will be destroyed in a ceremony on April 9th in the presence of dignitaries from elephant range states and in collaboration with The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW).
Watch the video below to learn more about the pressing need to raise awareness for the plight of elephants.