African elephants have just over 10 years left before they’re poached to extinction. 10 years!!!
We’re wiping them out. Just to trade in stupid trinkets!
But right now we have a chance to shut down a major ivory market -- in Europe. After experts found Europe's 'antique' trade is driving the slaughter of elephants by giving cover for illegal ivory, the EU launched a public consultation, asking for proof. If they get it a total ban is possible.
So the Avaaz team found a way to prove it.
Our community is teaming up with Oxford University and top wildlife investigators to source ivory across Europe, and then radiocarbon test it to tell its age. This could provide the sure-fire evidence to get the ban we need!