Leonardo DiCaprio calls for Thai government and Yingluck to ban ivory trade

Leonardo DiCaprio at the premiere of the film "Shutter Island" at the 60th Berlin International Film Festival

Leonardo DiCaprio at the premiere of the film "Shutter Island" at the 60th Berlin International Film Festival. Photo: Siebbi. CC BY 3.0.




Hollywood heartthrob Leonardo DiCaprio has called for Thailand and Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra to show leadership on elephant conservation by banning all ivory trade in Thailand.

Illegal wildlife trade is the most urgent threat facing species like tigers, rhinos and elephants. These animals are being killed every day to feed an escalating demand for their body parts,” DiCaprio said.

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