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Elephant Ivory

The Private Sector Must be a Part of the Wildlife Trafficking Solution

John F. Calvelli | Posted 04.04.2016 | Green
John F. Calvelli

For several years now, international non-governmental organizations (NGOs) have had a laser focus on the issue of wildlife trafficking with the help o...

One Of America's Largest Ivory Markets Just Banned Sales (UPDATE)

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 06.29.2016 | Politics

• A new Hawaii law prohibits the sale, purchase and trade of animal parts from elephants, rhinos, tigers and whales.• After two previous failed at...

Our Nation's Budget Should Reflect Bipartisan Support for Wildlife

John F. Calvelli | Posted 02.29.2016 | Green
John F. Calvelli

Remarkably, a few priorities have broken through the partisan gridlock as things that appropriators from both parties agree that the U.S. budget should support. For the past few years, wildlife trafficking has been one of those priorities.

We Must Have Progress on Ivory Bans

Adam M. Roberts | Posted 02.25.2016 | Green
Adam M. Roberts

They say "perfection is the enemy of the good," and the quest for perfection in animal protection legislation is a numbing, head-banging concept.

Shutting Down China's Ivory Trade Won't Be Easy

Laurel Neme | Posted 02.01.2016 | Green
Laurel Neme

A boy examines an ivory carving at a store in Beijing. The Chinese government has announced its intent to shut down its domestic legal ivory market, b...

Price Of Illegally Poached Ivory Halves In China

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Ma | Posted 12.09.2015 | World

The price of elephant ivory in China has fallen by almost 50 percent over the past 18 months, likely due to a shrunken demand in the country for illeg...

Tanzania Arrests The Notorious 'Queen Of Ivory'

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Ma | Posted 12.08.2015 | World

Tanzania took an important step this week to combat the ivory trade and save the African elephant. The country's National and Transnational Serious Cr...

Conservationist Makes Artificial Ivory To 'Hunt The People Who Kill Elephants'

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 08.12.2015 | Green

After five years off the airwaves, National Geographic Channel's acclaimed documentary series "Explorer" is coming back. In partnership with National ...

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 probably unders...

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 07.02.2016 | 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 ...

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.

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...

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...