Leonardo DiCaprio and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) have come together to help save elephants!
In a crazy huge global effort, 1.4 MILLION people have come together and singed a petition calling for the end of the ivory trade in Thailand.
What's incredible is that the Thai government listened!!
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Emily VanCamp and Josh Bowman from Revenge star in a new PSA for the World Wildlife Foundation.
The PSA is part of the new campaign "Hands Off My Parts" which is trying to raise awareness for the illegal wildlife trade.
So many animals, many of them rare, are killed every year for their fur, horns, bones and more.
That's just terrible! People need to leave the animals alone!!
The WWF released a statement that said:
"WWF is rallying forces globally to raise public awareness and reduce trafficking in endangered species. We’re grateful for the powerful voice celebrities like Emily and Josh are lending to this important cause. The world must take a stand to stop the illegal trade that is emptying our forests and our oceans. Supporting “Hands Off My Parts” is an empowering and simple way for anyone to be a voice for those endangered species who have no voice."
We're so glad Emily and Josh are giving up their time to help the animals.
Check out the video (above) to see their PSA!
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The animals of Africa are running out of time and running out of options.
And the World Wildlife Fund is turning to religious leaders to help the conservation cause.
Poachers are escalating in their attacks against rhinos and elephants as the Asian market explodes for ivory and rhino horn.
Dekila Chungyalpa, director of WWF's Sacred Earth program believes conservationists aren't getting the job done.
She says the following on the matter:
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Tigers are majestic creatures, but their numbers are dwindling at an alarming rate.
The species, once totaling over 100,000 in the wild 100 years ago, is now down to a dismal 3,200 thanks to poachers, illegal trade and habitat destruction, with over 90 percent of their homelands destroyed.
But now, you can help tigers everywhere
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Wait…sorry, we were thinking of the WWE…HA!
The World Wildlife Fund has partnered with Yanni to help giant panda conservation. The composer and singer has had a HUGE honor bestowed upon him as he has "adopted" a panda from Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding.
The partnership has set up a limited edition $50 panda adoption fund, where contributors can symbolically adopt pandas.
Yanni has guaranteed $50,000 from his end, which would equal 1,000 mini adoptions.
To learn how to give your helping hands to the panda, visit HERE!
[Image via WENN.]
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At the Bouba N'Djida reserve in Cameroon about half of the elephants were recently killed by poachers.
The World Wide Fund for Nature said they sent in too few security personnel to take out the poachers.
As many as 200 elephants were killed
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This is a sad but true fact: There are more tigers living as pets in America than there are tigers living in the wild in the rest of the ENTIRE WORLD!
That is just plain wrong.
Estimates claim about 5,000 tigers are living in backyards, urban apartments (what??), sideshows, truck stops and private breeding facilities.
The World Wildlife Foundation has been trying to bring this matter to light for a while now.
Finally Congressman Howard “Buck” McKeon (R-CA) and Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-CA) have stepped up and
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