Jewelry Industry Shines in Fight Against Wildlife Trafficking

Sep 24, 2015

Fighting the trade in illegal ivory is a group effort, and the jewelry sector is taking the lead. By implementing best practices, educating customers about the true cost of illegal wildlife products and maintaining clean supply chains, the jewelry industry is doing its part to eliminate both the supply of, and the demand for, illegal wildlife products.

Nearly every fifteen minutes, an elephant is killed for its ivory. RESOLVE is helping safeguard the future of elephants and other trafficked animals as part of the U.S. Wildlife Trafficking Alliance, “a voluntary coalition of non-profit organizations, companies, foundations and media interests that will be working closely with the U.S. government in a collaboration to reduce the purchase and sale of illegal wildlife and wildlife products.”

RESOLVE has worked with leading jewelers, US DOI and NGOs through the US Wildlife (ANTI) Trafficking Alliance to shine a spotlight on this issue. And we’re walking the talk through the work of our Biodiversity and Wildlife Solutions Program, implementing on-the-ground fixes: The program team recently deployed a drone to help save an elephant injured by a poacher’s poisoned arrow near the Kenya-Tanzania border.

By partnering with responsible industries and testing innovative solutions, RESOLVE continues to build strong, enduring solutions to environmental, social, and health challenges.

Check out the ad in the October issue of Instore Magazine.

-Stephen D’Esposito, President

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