Wild tiger in Madhya Pradesh, India © VAG / Wikimedia Commons
Rhino poaching in South Africa is up 5,000 percent in the last 5 years. Tens of thousands of elephants are being killed for their ivory every year. And today, as few as 3,200 wild tigers remain on the planet.
These shocking numbers are the result of the illegal trade in rhino horns, elephant ivory, and tiger parts, which has now reached epidemic proportions. Without strong protections and ramped-up enforcement efforts, these trends could lead to the loss of some of the world’s most magnificent species.
Add your name to our petition asking U.S. delegates at the CITES summit in Bangkok to take a strong stand for these and other critically endangered species.
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