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Elephant Ivory

These Dogs Are Being Trained To Sniff Out Elephant Ivory

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 07.24.2015 | World

  You need a special kind of dog to detect contraband. They need to be happy, strong and social. They need to enjoy playtime, since they probabl...

In Show Of Strength Against Poaching, Mozambique Burns Illicit Rhino Horn

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 07.06.2015 | World

Mozambique doesn't have any living rhinos left, but the country is still a hub for the illicit, and highly lucrative, trade in endangered animal parts...

From Crushing, Creation

Tamar Honig | Posted 07.02.2015 | New York
Tamar Honig

This ivory is used to make piano keys, chopsticks, and all manner of other trinkets. The message of the event was clear: ivory, its sale, and the market for it must be crushed, beginning with this most literal of steps.

China Pledges To Wipe Out Its Ivory Industry

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 05.29.2015 | Green

For the first time, China is promising to knock out its booming trade in ivory products In a move applauded by wildlife conservationists, Chinese ...

College Professor Accused Of Smuggling Ivory And Rhino Horn

AP | By JEFF BAENEN | Posted 05.31.2015 | Green

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A St. Cloud State University philosophy professor was arrested Tuesday on charges of conspiring to smuggle rhinoceros horns and e...

Lydia O'Connor

California Considers Strict Ivory Ban To Protect Elephants

HuffingtonPost.com | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 01.09.2015 | Green

A bill introduced in the California legislature would enforce a strict ban on ivory sales in the state amid conservationists’ urge to protect vanish...

Over A Ton Of Ivory Stolen From Uganda's Stockpile

Reuters | Posted 01.18.2015 | Green

KAMPALA, Nov 18 (Reuters) - Uganda said on Tuesday it had launched an investigation into the theft of more than a tonne of ivory from the vaults of ...

12 Reasons Why You And Everyone You Know Should Care About Elephant Poaching

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 08.12.2014 | Green

Elephants are extraordinary animals. They're super smart and emotional, and their relationships are complex. They've been known to show compassion, em...

The NRA Is Quietly Fighting For Your Right To Kill Elephants For Their Ivory

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 08.12.2014 | Green

While the NRA claims to be fighting for the little guy, it's also making sure rich people can still kill elephants for their tusks.

Teens' Bagpipes Seized At U.S. Border Crossing For Ivory

AP | By RIK STEVENS | Posted 10.05.2014 | Green

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The skirl of their pipes had barely receded before two New Hampshire teenagers learned a hard lesson in cross-border musical di...

Dominique Mosbergen

The Disgusting Reason African Elephants May Be Extinct By 2020

HuffingtonPost.com | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 07.30.2014 | Green

Chopsticks, hair pins, pendants, trinkets: These are why African elephants are dying in droves. In 2013, more than 35,000 elephants across Africa ...

Kenya's Elephants Get Backup From Elite Paratroopers

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 11.12.2013 | Green

Kenyan elephants may soon sleep a bit more soundly knowing they have a new ally in the fight against poachers: elite British paratroopers. In the n...

638 Illegal Elephant Tusks Found At Kenyan Port

AP | TOM ODULA | Posted 01.16.2013 | Green

MOMBASA, Kenya -- Custom officials seized 638 pieces of illegal elephant ivory estimated to be worth $1.2 million at Kenya's main port, evidence of wh...

WATCH: International Ivory Crackdown Nets Over 200 Arrests

Posted 07.26.2012 | Green

Thanks to Operation WORTHY, the illegal ivory trade was dealt a serious blow. In a campaign that spanned three months and 14 African countries, INTERP...

A Dreadful Year For Elephants: 'The Criminals Are Winning'

MICHELLE FAUL | Posted 02.28.2012 | Green

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Large seizures of elephant tusks make this year the worst on record since ivory sales were banned in 1989, with recent estimates...

Piano Co. Smuggled Illegal Ivory Into U.S.

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

ATLANTA — A Georgia piano importer has pleaded guilty to federal charges of illegally smuggling internationally protected elephant ivory into th...