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Ivory Wars : Support Petitions to Ban Ivory

Posted in Africa: Elephants with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 10, 2010 by kendickjerkins

First off thank you to everyone who took the time to sign the petitions and voice their support for Elephants in these volatile and critical times.  It has been nearly a month since we first posted a petition in support of the ban on ivory. Now with CITES CoP15 drawing closer by the day the decision on whether or not ivory stockpiles will be sold comes even closer.

In the words of  Dr. Julius Kipngetich, from a speech last year,”everytime there is a CITES decision on Trade in Elephant Ivory, you always see a spike in poaching activities. The recent escalation is a direct result of CITES 2007 decision allowing 4 southern African states to trade in Ivory

Currently, the petition on saying NO to the decision to sell Ivory Stockpiles, by the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust is closed. The petition collected 11,615 signatures, which will be presented to all relevant contacts to each of the parties of CITES CoP15, 3 days from now. The other petition, which will be presented to the CITES Secretary-General, is currently ongoing and has amassed over 50,000 signatures thus far. You can find it here.

There is another petition, created recently by the organization AVAAZ, calling out all relevant parties of CITES to extend the ban on ivory for at least another 20 years. It has currently amassed over 220,787 signatures and is constantly increasing.

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about the things that matter”


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Support Petitions to Ban Ivory

Posted in Africa: Elephants with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 8, 2010 by kendickjerkins

It has been nearly a month since we first posted a petition in support of the ban on ivory. Now with CITES CoP15 drawing closer by the day the decision on whether or not ivory stockpiles will be sold comes even closer.  In the words of  Dr. Julius Kipngetich, from a speech last year,”everytime there is a CITES decision on Trade in Elephant Ivory, you always see a spike in poaching activities. The recent escalation is a direct result of CITES 2007 decision allowing 4 southern African states to trade in Ivory”

It is now imperative that people around the world voice their support for the ban on ivory because this meeting can and will decide the fate of elephants and other species in the future.

Help wildlife in Africa by taking a few minutes and signing the following petitions.

The first petition, found here is the initial petition we were promoting. It is sponsored by the Care2 petition site and is aimed at CITES Secretary-General Willem Wijnstekers. The second petition, found here, supported by the David Sheldrick  Wildlife Trust is a request urging members of the 15th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties of CITES to vote NO on the decision to sell ivory stockpiles.

No words needed……


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