The ongoing slaughter of African elephants for their tusks has decimated elephant populations. Today, this magnificent animal is highly endangered and on the brink of extinction.

Currently an estimated 20,000 elephants are killed every year for their ivory. At this rate, they will be erased from the wild in our lifetime.

Countries that have banned the domestic sale of elephant ivory within their borders, or are in the process of doing so, include China, the UK, France, the Netherlands, Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, Belgium, Luxembourg, the European Union and nearly every state in the United States.

To date, the Canadian government has not joined them. Shockingly, Canada is directly contributing to the destruction of one of the planet’s most iconic species by keeping its elephant ivory market open for business.

Canada also legally permits elephant trophies to be imported. Between 2007 and 2016, Canada allowed the importation of 83 trophy elephants, 434 elephant skulls and 260 elephant feet.

The Ivory-Free Canada coalition is led by Elephanatics with supporting partners Humane Society International-Canada, the Jane Goodall Institute of Canada, World Elephant Day and Global March for Elephants and Rhinos – Toronto.

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How We Got Here: A Brief Timeline


Infographic: Elephant Ivory Trade

This infographic explains the Ivory Trade by the numbers.

Fact Sheet: What You Need to Know

This Fact Sheet will help you uncover the history of the ivory trade, and the role Canada has played.

Timeline: The Ivory Trade and Elephant Populations

This timeline documents the shocking history of the ivory trade around the world.

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