Stop Wildlife Crime, Starting with You
Wildlife crime is deadly serious. It’s now the most urgent threat to three of the world’s best-loved species — elephants, rhinos and tigers.
Illegal wildlife trade isn't just a foreign issue — it's thriving right here on U.S. soil. This past July, two New York City jewelers pleaded guilty to having more than $2 million worth of illegal ivory on sale. And in February, seven people in the Los Angeles area were arrested with dozens of illegal rhino horns and millions of dollars in cash and gold.
Organized wildlife crime hurts people too. Criminal kingpins don’t hesitate to use deadly force, intimidate communities and corrupt officials in order to get what they want.
You can be part of the solution. Buying illegal wildlife parts creates demand, and you may be an unwitting part of this vicious cycle. By asking questions and getting the facts before you buy any wildlife part or product, you can ensure that you are not buying into this outrage.
Sign the pledge now to never buy illegal wildlife parts and join World Wildlife Fund’s fight against wildlife crime.
Before I buy a wildlife or plant product, I will ask:
- Is this legal?
- Is this endangered?
- What is this made of?
- Where did this come from?
- Do I need any special documents or permits to take this item home?
I believe wildlife crime is deadly serious. It threatens species like elephants, rhinos and tigers and that organized crime hurts people and communities.
I am joining World Wildlife Fund’s fight to stop wildlife crime and I will continue to be a voice for nature.