This is a re-posting from the AVAAZ.org website:
Save the Elephants: STOP BLOODY IVORY
This week, two countries are seeking to break the worldwide ban on ivory trading — a decision that could wipe out whole elephant populations and bring these magnificent animals closer to extinction.
But many African states and conservationists support extending the ban on elephant-slaughtering ivory trade. The decision will be made at a UN meeting in Doha starting on 13 March, and global public opinion could tip the balance!
Sign the petition now using the form below, then spread the word — let’s deliver hundreds of thousands of signatures to the UN convention before it’s too late:To the 175 parties of the UN Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species [CITIES]:
As citizens from around the world, we call on you to reject any exemptions in the global ban on the ivory trade, to extend that ban for at least 20 years, and to take all necessary steps to enforce that ban and protect the elephants.
Protect the elephants!
CITIES votes on March 13, 2010, so please take a minute to sign the petition now. The web page includes links to share on Facebook and email your friends, making it easy for you to help spread the word.
Director, Producer & Writer, The Eyes of Thailand