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Awareness of the Ivory Crisis is Taking Shape

John F. Calvelli | Posted 12.01.2016 | Green
John F. Calvelli

In recent years, African nations with large elephant populations such as Kenya, Mozambique, and the Republic of Congo have made powerful statements by...

Out of the Clinton Global Initiative: a Network for Decisive Action to Protect Elephants

John F. Calvelli | Posted 10.07.2016 | Green
John F. Calvelli

Reflecting on the completion of our Clinton Global Initiative commitment to save elephants, I realize how privileged I was in 2013 to participate in ...

As We Celebrate World Wildlife Day, Elephants Keep Disappearing

John F. Calvelli | Posted 03.03.2016 | Green
John F. Calvelli

This World Wildlife Day reminds me how far we have come since the spring of 2013, when the world received a wake-up call to the plight of elephants. ...

A Spirit of Hope for Wildlife

Dr. Cristián Samper | Posted 12.31.2016 | Green
Dr. Cristián Samper

Wildlife was given a fighting chance in 2015. Several important actions taken this past year will have a positive effect on wildlife for years to come.

WCS at 120: Then and Now, Conservation Action Takes a Movement

John F. Calvelli | Posted 05.02.2016 | Green
John F. Calvelli

To pursue legislative action to restrict ivory sales in the United States, the 96 Elephants campaign has followed Hornaday's tested movement strategy: building coalitions with public and private partners, raising public awareness, and working with government leaders.

Kids Make an Elephant-Sized Impact on Conservation

John F. Calvelli | Posted 01.10.2015 | Green
John F. Calvelli

If you ask almost anyone involved in the conservation movement for the main reason why they fight to save endangered wildlife, they will often mention their children or the need to save threatened species for future generations.

Drones Are Good, Bad, and Proving Vital to Protect Endangered Species

David Wilkie | Posted 11.18.2014 | Green
David Wilkie

Without the ability to use low-cost drones to see well beyond the horizon of earth-bound rangers, preventing wildlife crime will remain almost impossible and eco-guards will continue to wander into lethal fire fights with poachers.

Appraising Ivory Is an Antiquated Idea

John F. Calvelli | Posted 09.06.2014 | Green
John F. Calvelli

Ivory and the trinkets made from it are in high demand globally. So much so that despite restrictions on illegal poaching and trafficking, elephants are still being killed at a tremendous rate of 35,000 per year.

Popular Opinion Alert: New Yorkers Want An Ivory Ban

John F. Calvelli | Posted 06.25.2014 | Green
John F. Calvelli

As a wave of poaching by organized criminal syndicates has pushed the number of elephants killed in Africa today to a rate of some 35,000 per year, or 96 each day, many in New York and across the United States have been coming to the conclusion that something needs to be done.

Zoos & Aquariums and Their Visitors Can Be Critical Advocates for Conservation Action

John F. Calvelli | Posted 06.09.2014 | Green
John F. Calvelli

If you have visited a zoo or aquarium in recent years, there's a good chance that you've noticed something new. In addition to providing up-close encounters with some of the planet's most magnificent species, today's zoological parks are placing a growing emphasis on conservation.

China Positioned to Take Leadership Role to Save the African Elephant

Dr. Cristián Samper | Posted 01.06.2014 | Green
Dr. Cristián Samper

Africa's elephants -- being killed for their ivory at an alarming rate -- have received some much needed help from the Chinese Government. On Monday,...

LISTEN: Dying Elephant's Cries Will Remind You Why Ivory Is NEVER Worth It

Posted 11.21.2013 | Green

In 1980, roughly 1.2 million African elephants roamed the Earth. Last year, that number fell to a grim 420,000, largely due to poachers who ruthlessly...

Crushing the Ivory Trade

Dr. Cristián Samper | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Dr. Cristián Samper

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has taken the unprecedented step of pulverizing nearly six tons of elephant ivory stored at the National Wildlife Property Repository in Colorado.