U.S. Fish and Wildlife Respository's confiscated wildlife items
Join the Herd: End Elephant Poaching
- Thanks to you, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has announced a near-total ban on the commercial sale of ivory in our country. We appreciate all who raised voices in support of the new Federal Regulations. But, these new Federal Regulations do not provide protection for intra-state sales in Massachusetts. See below for what you can do.
Congress recently passed critical legislation to combat poaching and wildlife trafficking. The “Eliminate, Neutralize, and Disrupt (END) Wildlife Trafficking Act” supports global anti-poaching efforts, promotes community-based conservation initiatives, and aims to make trafficking less profitable for criminals. Zoo New England commends the Senate on recognizing wildlife trafficking as a serious crime. It’s through similar continued efforts that we can make an impact in preserving the world’s most endangered species.
What you can do
Contact Senate Ways and Means Committee to support ban on ivory and rhino horn trade
Senate bill 440 restricts sales of ivory and rhino horn, but it's stalled in the legislature. We have to convince legislators to pass it as soon as possible and with language as strong as possible —you can help by calling the Senate Ways & Means Committee and telling them that you support a ban on ivory and rhino horn trade in Massachusetts.
Senate Ways and Means: 617-722-1481
"Dear Senator Spilka,
As a resident of Massachusetts, I support a ban on ivory and rhino horn trade in the state. Poached wildlife parts can easily be disguised and sold as long as there is a legal market for the product, so I urge you to strengthen Senate bill 440. Thank you for your consideration."
|Urge your representative to cosponsor the Multinational Species Conservation Funds Reauthorization Act|
Over the past two decades, the Multinational Species Conservation Fund (MSCF) has supported conservation efforts for wild tigers, Asian and African elephants, rhinos, great apes, and marine turtles in their native habitats. MSCF works to sustain wildlife populations, combat illegal poaching, reduce human-wildlife conflict, and protect essential habitat. We need your help to let Congress know about the importance of these programs in preserving these species for future generations. Bipartisan legislation has been introduced in the House of Representatives (H.R. 335) to reauthorize these programs for an additional five years. Please contact your representative urging him or her to cosponsor this important bill.
Video: 96 Elephants- A Killing at the Bai
Please note, video includes graphic content.
Just for Kids
"Not enough people know or realize what is happening to elephants...that's why I'm here."
Meet Anna, a wildlife supporter and member of Stone Zoo's Guest Services team. Hear from this dedicated teen about the elephant crisis and learn how you can join in her fight to save elephants from extinction.