Ivory Free Colorado is proud to announce the introduction of Colorado legislation that will protect ten species by banning the sale of their products and parts. This bill will cover some of the most imperiled and trafficked species in the world, specifically, elephants, rhinos, tigers, lions, leopards, cheetahs, pangolins, marine turtles, sharks, and rays. The purpose of the legislation is to protect these species by eliminating the market for their parts and products.
This carefully crafted bill allows exemptions for certain antiques, musical instruments, items used for legitimate educational or scientific purposes, and family heirlooms. Owners of legal ivory and other legally owned species' parts may continue to possess them, pass them on to heirs, and transfer them as long as no commercial transactions are involved.
This bill will help Colorado do its part to help ensure that elephants, rhinos, and many other iconic species are here for generations to come.
The bill will be introduced on February 3, 2016 and will then be assigned a number. Please check back here or on our Facebook page for "Take Action" items. We need your support!
The bill in Colorado is the first step in protecting wildlife