06 Jan '18, 7pm
WildAid works to reduce demand for #ivory and #sharkfin in Thailand
Thailand remains a significant market and transit country for elephant ivory and shark fin. During 2017, WildAid worked to reduce demand and to strengthen enforcement on ivory and shark fin through public education and awareness campaigns as well as policymaker outreach efforts. Under our elephant program, WildAid aims to reduce consumer demand for ivory products and to enhance public and political will for a domestic ivory ban. A key strategy is engaging influential community leaders and helping them demonstrate their attitude and behavior on ivory. As part of this effort, WildAid united 15 prominent national business leaders on Thai Elephant Day with a public pledge to never use elephant ivory or other wildlife products. Thanks to the support of local media, the launch resulted in more than 35 news stories in local media reaching about 1.3 million people. Building upon t...