Last Days of Ivory Video: Terrorism You Can Do Something About

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In the next decade, we might lose what’s left of the wild elephants. For what? To make ivory bracelets and other tchotchkes—the proceeds of which fund terrorism. In other words, for no reason at all and the worst reason of all. The Last Days of Ivory campaign is taking this insanity on.


Either we come together now to make these the last days of ivory-funded terrorism or we witness the last days of elephants in the wild.

Let’s put the illegal ivory trade and the terrorists profiting from it out of business, in order to protect endangered elephants and innocent people.

This is our last chance to save the glorious, beautiful pachyderms we share the planet with. Go to Last Days of Ivory to join in the fight to help the elephants.

Starre Vartan is founder and editor-in-chief of and the author of the Eco-Chick Guide to Life. She's also a freelance science and environment writer who has published in National Geographic, CNN, Scientific American, Mental Floss, Pacific Standard, the NRDC, and many more. She lives on an island in Puget Sound with her partner and black cat. She was a geologist in her first career, and still picks up rocks wherever she goes.