We are going to share today is what national day? We need to talk about World Elephant Day, as we are once again facing a threatened species.
World Elephant Day August 12
Poaching, linked to the still high demand for ivory products (especially from Chinese consumers), is reducing the number of elephant populations in many parts of Africa.
By instituting a World Elephant Day, we have an additional opportunity to reflect on the measures that need to be put in place to stop the slaughter and ensure safe and sustainable habitat for elephants in Africa and Asia.
Examples to follow
Some countries (notably the USA) have announced embargoes on ivory imports. Let us salute these initiatives which, even if they do not solve the whole problem, have the merit of reaching the guilty ones where they are the most sensitive, i.e the wallet.