Commitment to Action

WCS Elephant Partnership to Stop the Trafficking

Commitment by

Wildlife Conservation Society

In 2014, the Wildlife Conservation Society committed to developing action plans and trainings with range, transit, and consumer countries to implement anti-trafficking strategies that will disrupt illicit networks, stem the flow of ivory and support involved governments to monitor and implement their national laws, including domestic moratoria on ivory sales. This commitment will assist governments in their efforts to improve how effective law enforcement agencies are in intercepting illegal trade in ivory.
This commitment represents WCS's new focus on wildlife trafficking, and advances one part of a new three-pronged strategy to catalyze a global movement of national leaders, NGOs, and civil society who are coordinating and leveraging their collective influence, constituencies, and resources to protect key elephant populations from poaching, to reduce trafficking of ivory, and to significantly reduce the demand for ivory. By uniting national leaders and concerned groups and citizens from around the globe, this commitment focuses greater attention on the elephant crisis and related national and global security implications.

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Commitment

WCS Elephant Partnership to Stop the Trafficking

Launched

2014

Est. Duration

3 Years

Estimated Total Value

$4,750,000

Region

Asia, Africa

Countries

CAMBODIA, CHINA, INDIA, INDONESIA, KENYA, MOZAMBIQUE, Republic of the Congo, Tanzania, UGANDA, Vietnam

Commitment by

Wildlife Conservation Society

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

Space for Giants, Stop Ivory