A Plea from Leo
Today I'm writing to ask you to take action for elephants.
In just the past year alone, more than 3,000 elephants have been killed for their ivory and there is no sign that it is letting up.
We cannot continue decimating elephants and other species for products nobody needs.
We must come together to reduce demand for ivory in China and other countries, and to protect elephants where they live. And we must ensure that the future for elephants is more secure.
That's why educating our children from the youngest ages about elephants and conservation is so important. As global ambassador for IFAW's Animal Action education program, I'm proud that together we've educated more than five-million young people around the world to take action to protect animals. We've moblized more than 50,000 students over the past year to sign pledges, create art, and write letters to help IFAW protect elephants. And to date, more than 280,000 people have joined IFAW's Elephant March on social media.
And IFAW has put those actions to work. Earlier this year, IFAW staff members around the world handed over thousands of signatures to government officials in a coordinated and public display of support for elephant protection. That's the kind of action that can't be ignored — that's the kind of action that will help save elephants.
Now I'm asking you to join our efforts to save elephants now:
• Children are the key to a better future for animals. We need to educate younger generations about what actions they can take to help protect animals. Visit IFAW's Animal Action web page today and learn about the many ways that young people can join the herd and help support our critical efforts.
• If you haven't already, please join IFAW's Elephant March. Together we can continue building a wave of support for protecting elephants from deadly poaching and illegal ivory trade.
I know you believe as I do, that we need to speak up for elephants and other animals that can't speak for themselves. And you and I also know that we need more than just words - we need action.
Please act today to help us teach the next generation about animal protection and to help end the illegal ivory trade.
Thanks for your support and commitment to helping save elephants.
Leonardo DiCaprio IFAW HONORARY BOARD MEMBER www.Facebook.com/LeonardoDiCaprio | Twitter @leodicaprio | www.ifaw.org 32 A Distinctive style . com