This weekend, 13th March, two African governments will lobby the UN to weaken the ban on ivory trading, which could lead to elephant populations being wiped out and, ultimately, extinction for the whole species. Each year over 30,000 elephants are killed by poachers for ivory. If Tanzania and Zambia are successful in exploiting the loophole, this awful trade will get much worse.
Help the conservationists who are trying to save the elephants and extend the ban for another twenty years by signing the petition at Avaaz.org and forwarding the link to as many people as you can.
The UN Endangered Species body only meets every three years, so this is an extremely urgent situation.