End Europe’s ivory trade
We’re wiping them out. Just to trade in stupid trinkets!
But right now we have a chance to shut down a major ivory market -- in Europe. After experts found Europe's 'antique' trade is driving the slaughter of elephants by giving cover for illegal ivory, the EU launched a public consultation, asking for proof. If they get it a total ban is possible.
So the Avaaz team found a way to prove it.
Our community is teaming up with Oxford University and top wildlife investigators to source ivory across Europe, and then radiocarbon test it to tell its age. This could provide the sure-fire evidence to get the ban we need!
The consultation ends in weeks. If 50,000 of us donate now, we can get started today. Chip in what you can -- let's make sure this is not the elephants’ last decade.