Clintons Say to End Ivory Trade, Everyone Needs to Act

Photograph by Michael Nichols, National Geographic
Photograph by Michael Nichols, National Geographic

The ivory trade is an “ecological and moral disaster” that requires businesses and consumers to take up the fight, Hillary Rodham Clinton and Chelsea Clinton argued in a joint op-ed published February 23 in the Financial Times.

Hillary, the former U.S. secretary of state, has been a vocal opponent of the black market trade in wildlife parts, calling for a global strategy to protect wildlife in their environments and dry up demand for trafficked wildlife goods.

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Christine Dell’Amore, environment writer/editor for National Geographic News, has reported from six continents, including Antarctica. She has also written for Smithsonian magazine and the Washington Post. Christine holds a masters degree in journalism with a specialty in environmental reporting from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Her book, South Pole, was published in 2012.

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