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Your Year-End Gift is a Game Changer for Wildlife

Dear Friends,

With the support of contributors like you, 2015 has been a banner year for WildAid as we work together to save elephants, rhinos, sharks and other magnificent animals from the illegal wildlife trade.

Among our proudest accomplishments: WildAid played an influential role in shifting attitudes and awareness about elephants in China, resulting in the September 2015 announcement of the United States’ and China’s decision to close their ivory markets – two of the world’s largest. Hong Kong, long an international hub for smuggled ivory and poorly regulated trade, has also signaled a change by stating they are now considering banning ivory sales.

Building on this momentum, we must finally turn things around for elephants in 2016. With an estimated 33,000 elephants dying in Africa each year, the end of the ivory trade cannot come soon enough.

Your year-end, tax-deductible gift makes this work possible. And you can take pride in donating to a top-rated nonprofit organization on Charity Navigator that allocates 100% of your contribution to on-the-ground programs.

We are very excited to announce that a major donor has just offered to match all donations through New Year's Eve, up to a total of $75,000. Make a year-end contribution between now and Thursday night at 11:59pm Pacific Time, and your tax-deductible gift will go twice as far. 

The trade in wildlife and poaching also undermines security and economic development in affected countries while providing profits for criminal gangs, terrorist groups and corrupt officials. By reducing the demand, implementing bans and strengthening anti-trafficking efforts, WildAid aims to reduce prices and the profits for a durable end to the poaching crisis.

Our campaigns led by Yao Ming, Jackie Chan, Li Bingbing, Maggie Q and other Asian icons, aim to increase awareness, change attitudes and behavior among consumers, and influence decision-makers in China, Hong Kong, Thailand and Vietnam - the leading illegal importers of ivory, rhino horn, shark fin, manta ray gill plates, pangolin and tiger products.

We are one of the only organizations in the world poised to take on this challenge; with our unparalleled media distribution network, our collaboration with some of the most influential role models in Asia, and our proven ability to launch highly leveraged, effective public awareness campaigns that produce meaningful change.

Together we can end the illegal wildlife trade and ensure the survival of these species, because when the buying stops, the killing can too. Thank you for your generous support.

For more information, download our latest annual report here