Did you know that your version of Internet Explorer is out of date?
To get the best possible experience using our website we recommend downloading one of the browsers below.

Internet Explorer 10, Firefox, Chrome, or Safari.

prince william ivory tradeprince william ivory trade

Prince William Calls for Action on Ivory Trade (Video)

Like us on Facebook:
The current article you are reading does not reflect the views of the current editors and contributors of the new Ecorazzi

Prince William this week became the latest big name to call upon world leaders to address the growing crisis of the worldwide ivory trade.

The 30-year-old Duke of Cambridge, a patron of the wildlife conservation charity Tusk Trust, addressed via video more than 2,000 delegates attending the 12-day CITES Conference (Convention on International Trade and Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) in Bangkok, Thailand.

“As we enter 2013, the world’s natural resources are under threat as never before,” he said. “We know from the data and analysis presented to this meeting that the illegal killing of the African elephant and rhino, and the related illegal trade in their ivory and horn, has reached shocking levels in the past few years.

“We must do more to combat this serious crime if we are to reverse the current alarming trends. If not, we could soon see some populations of these creatures, or even an entire species, disappear from the wild.”

As we mentioned earlier, Thailand Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra publicly declared at the opening of the conference that her country would close loopholes that currently allow one of the world’s largest unregulated ivory trades to flourish within its borders.

“We will work towards amending the national legislation with the goal of putting an end to ivory trade and to be in line with international norms,” she said. “This will help protect all forms of elephants, including Thailand’s wild and domestic elephants and those from Africa.”

You can watch William’s plea for stronger action below.

Photo credit: Shutterstock.com

Like us on Facebook:
0 Comments
blood

Study finds vegan blood is 8 times more effective at killing cancer cells

Blood taken from vegans is 8 times more effective at killing cancer cells!

shutterstock_436148218

Stop calling vegan food “cruelty-free”

Many vegans proudly proclaim that their food is “cruelty-free” as though issues of justice and injustice begin and end with our use of nonhuman animals.

fight

Verbally abusing your vegan friends isn’t edgy, it’s just being a bully

If you’re a vegan who has had to deal with this, and especially if you come from a background of being abused in other ways, you are absolutely not alone