In 2014, the U.S. made a bold move by suspending imports of elephant trophies taken from Tanzania and Zimbabwe, based on concerns about these countries' wildlife management practices. But an even bolder move is called for given the global elephant crisis.
Josh Daskin, a Ph.D. student in my lab at Princeton University, is using old CIA spy satellite imagery from the 1970s to understand how the amount of tree cover has changed in the park over the last 30-40 years.
We cannot ignore the realities of habitat loss for wildlife, the extinction crisis, and the impact climate change has on nature; but equally as important, we should not forget the good news and the victories through conservation action.
Suzy is one of sixty-seven pachyderms living in terrible conditions in Indian circuses, despite a nationwide ban on the use of elephants in such shows. The next step for Suzy and the others is to find their way to safety thanks to Wildlife S.O.S.
The fight to save the world's wildlife is about much more than the beauty of the animals or the illegal activity that would destroy them. Our wildlife is essential to preserving the biodiversity of our world and to expanding our understanding and appreciation of human and animal life and evolution.
There are a growing number of global citizens that refuse to believe in a world without elephants and rhinos, who believe that man has no right to make another species extinct, and who are acutely aware that the greatest threat to wildlife is the belief that someone else will save it.
After a week of sleepless nights, scorching hot days, warm drinking water and cold showers and the daily battle of trying to stop the screeching cicadas from bulldozing my tent, I suddenly found myself in a terrain of sumptuous luxury like no other.
What a wonderful medley of wildlife roams our world. But while our Ark still sails, a cabinet of the Seven Seas, it is faring through whirlpools that threaten to tip the boat and spill its precious cargo.
Since 2012, Rosie and Opal -- a pair of middle-aged, retired circus elephants -- had been living at Hope Elephants, a facility in Hope, Maine. But Rosie and Opal's storyline took an unexpected turn.
Htun Htun Wynn and Tin Win Maw both grew up in Myanmar's timber industry, and when they got married they decided to start the Green Hill Valley Elephant Sanctuary for several of the elephants.
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.
Tourists come to Thailand for many reasons: genuine Thai cuisine, which uses authentic ingredients that never make it to U.S. shores; the friendly p...
We will never win the war on poaching unless we get the Asian demand countries on side through education and legislation; however, that will take patience and a whole lot of political will, and in the meantime Africa's wildlife is haemorrhaging.
Which cause will I choose in order to make a difference? I'm not quite sure. But whatever it may be you can be sure that it will be something I believe in.
With "Leaving Time," which debuted as the best-selling fiction book in the U.S., Picoult highlights the plight of elephants, specifically their targeting by humans. The novel is pointed in its assessment.
With everything else going on in the world right now you might ask why I am writing a blog post about elephants and rhinos. It's because despite everything else filling the news, elephant and rhino poaching is a crisis that needs to be addressed right now. So what is going on and what can you do to help?