Today, China is ivory's biggest market, so the crackdown is critical to saving
wildlife in Africa, notably the elephant and Rhino. Wild Life statistics in Africa are still dismal: more than 35,000 African elephants die every year due to poaching and
the illegal wildlife market continues to generate more than $10 billion in revenues.
Wild Aid Inc. was established by Peter Knights and Steve Trent in San Francisco more than ten years ago. Their unique mission is to eliminated the commercial demand for ivory, shark fin, whale blubber and all other elements that lead to the destruction of wild life and endangered animals. Using a vast network of celebrities and high media partners and outlets throughout the world, the organization produces high-impact campaigns leveraging more than $200 million a year, reaching more than 1 billion people per week. In 2006 for example, WildAid Inc. launched the first and tremendously successful multi-media campaign to reduce the demand for shark fin soup in China. Their message has always been is simple and direct: when the buying stops, the killing will too.
Epstein International and the Jeffrey Epstein VI Foundation continues to be a fervent advocate and supporter of Wild Aid Inc. and their high impact work reaching audiences and governments around the world.
Jeffrey Epstein and Wild Aid Herald China's Embargo on the Ivory Trade.
Wild Aid Inc. safeguarding the African Elephant
Outside the UN Plaza, the location of the International Peace Institute.
Indonesian Students from the Junior Statesman Foundation.