Our Ivory Crush last month showed the world that the United States will move mountains to save elephants and other imperiled wildlife.
In case anyone missed it the first time around, ongoing events are enabling us to keep sounding the message loud and clear.
The President’s Advisory Council on Wildlife Trafficking held its first meeting this week. This group consists of experts in the areas of law enforcement, conservation, communications, economy and diplomacy. And they are united by their commitment to wildlife conservation and by their determination to crush out poaching and wildlife trafficking.
New Mexico Senator Tom Udall and Ohio Senator Rob Portman are sponsoring a briefing for us to talk to congressional staff about the Ivory Crush and how the Service is addressing poaching and wildlife trafficking. The senators also cosponsored legislation to reauthorize the Save Vanishing Species stamps, an important and very successful tool in the fight against extinction.