Lupita Nyong’o

Lupita Nyong’o

© WildAid/courtesy David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. Actress Lupita Nyong’o with elephant orphans.

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Christoph Waltz presenting Lupita Nyong’o with the Oscar® for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in “12 Years a Slave” at the 86th Oscars® in 2014.

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Lupita Nyong’o joins campaign to end the global ivory trade

Via TREEhugger

The conservation non-profit WildAid announced today that actress Lupita Nyong’o will join their campaign to end the international ivory trade. The Academy-Award winner returned to Kenya, the country where she grew up, to visit Amboseli National Park and the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust’s elephant orphanage. There, she is filming a series of videos to raise awareness about the elephant poaching.

“I ask the world to end the current elephant poaching crisis by being ‘Ivory Free.’ It is time to ban sales of ivory worldwide and to consign the tragedy of the ivory trade to history,” said Nyong’o in a statement. “Brave and dedicated people are giving their lives to protect our elephants. They need all of our support, from people in the United States and Asia by not buying ivory, and from Kenyans in supporting anti-poaching by reporting wildlife crime.”

Fighting elephant poaching and the illegal ivory trade.

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