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Illegal Ivory Trade

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.

Destroying Ivory to Save Elephants: Is it Working?

Bernard Starr | Posted 06.24.2015 | Green
Bernard Starr

Poachers and unscrupulous marketers and buyers of ivory apparently have not been thwarted by the destruction of ivory, as evidenced by the continuing robust market for ivory after the massive crushes.

'Crushing' Photos Of Crackdown On Illegal Ivory

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 06.19.2015 | Green

One ton of confiscated ivory trinkets were crushed to bits in New York's Times Square on Friday morning as part of the government's attempt to sta...

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 ...

The Orphaned Elephants in Gorongosa

Michael Sainato | Posted 06.15.2015 | Green
Michael Sainato

The mass killings of elephants during the war disrupted elephant societies, leaving the orphans and traumatized survivors aggressively weary of the presence of humans. The park, with the assistance of Dr. Joyce Poole and her brother, cameraman Bob Poole, are building a mutually beneficial relationship with the elephants of the park.

EIA: China's Blood Ivory Carving Factories

Jamie Joseph | Posted 04.20.2015 | Green
Jamie Joseph

From the '80s poaching crisis to the current poaching crisis, some of the players have changed, new markets have emerged, but there are many lessons from the past that we can learn from. And we must. Because if we do not take the lessons of the past, we are doomed to repeat.

Ban Ivory Sales -- All of Them

Viveca Morris | Posted 04.01.2015 | Green
Viveca Morris

If the United States and other nations do not fully ban the sale of ivory, African elephants could be extinct -- poof -- in as few as five years.

Lydia O'Connor

California Considers Strict Ivory Ban To Protect Elephants | 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...

A Quarter Of Ivory Sold In Beijing And Shanghai Stores Is Illegal

Reuters | Posted 02.08.2015 | Green

NAIROBI, Dec 9 (Reuters) - About a quarter of elephant ivory sold in retail outlets in China's capital Beijing and its most populous city Shanghai i...

Jordan Schultz

Yao Ming Talks Shaq And His Global Effort To End Ivory Poaching | Jordan Schultz | Posted 11.13.2014 | Sports

Since retiring from basketball in 2011, Yao Ming, a former No. 1 draft pick and eight-time NBA All-Star with the Houston Rockets, has dedicated his li...

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...

Top 5 Ways to Save Our Elephants From Extinction

Jamie Joseph | Posted 10.09.2014 | Green
Jamie Joseph

World Elephant Day is recognized on August 12, an appeal to all global citizens to help conserve and protect elephants from the numerous threats they face. A few days after learning of the death of Satao I met up with beloved scientist and conservationist Dr. Jane Goodall to discuss the elephant crisis.

UN Helen Clark: Rural Poverty Is Fuelling the Poaching Crisis

Jamie Joseph | Posted 09.10.2014 | Green
Jamie Joseph

With so many people living in poverty, Helen Clark explains that meeting the balance between conservation and development is perhaps the most complex in the array of responses to the illegal wildlife trade.

African, Asian Nations Reach Deal To Protect Elephants

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 12.04.2013 | Green

Delegates from 30 countries gathered at the first ever African Elephant Summit this week to discuss urgent measures to protect elephants and agreed to...

Andrea Rael

U.S. Crushes 5.4 Tons Of Elephant Ivory | Andrea Rael | Posted 11.15.2013 | Green

DENVER -- Nearly 6 tons of raw and carved ivory from well over 1,000 elephants were crushed, removed from the black market in the United States' lates...

The Crush on Wildlife

John Kerry | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
John Kerry

Our governments and citizens cannot afford to stand idle while poachers and wildlife traffickers destabilize whole regions, undermine economic development, and hunt elephants, rhinos, tigers, bears, sharks, or any species to extinction.

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...

Going the Extra Mile to Help Save Africa's Elephants

Mark Sissons | Posted 11.03.2013 | Travel
Mark Sissons

By going the extra mile for Africa's elephants, a Canadian doctor from half a world away will not only have the opportunity to follow her passion for adventure travel. She'll also get to make a lasting contribution to helping save the world's most endangered wildlife.

Three Tons Of Ivory Disguised As Peanuts Seized In Kenya

AP | Posted 09.08.2013 | Green

MOMBASA, Kenya (AP) — Officials at Kenya's Mombasa port impounded more than three tons of illegal ivory disguised as peanuts for export to Malaysia,...

Wildlife Group Pressures Thailand To Ban Ivory Trade

AP | By TODD PITMAN | Posted 03.17.2013 | Green

BANGKOK (AP) — An international conservation group on Tuesday urged Thailand to ban all ivory trading, warning that rising demand for tusks is fueli...

Malaysian Authorities Seize 1,500 Illegal Elephant Tusks

AP | Posted 12.12.2012 | Green

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia -- Malaysian authorities have seized 1,500 elephant tusks in a $20 million shipment that was believed to have been headed to Ch...

De-tusking Mountain Bull

M. Sanjayan | Posted 02.03.2013 | Green
M. Sanjayan

Rangers were attempting a risky and controversial operation on the bull elephant. The plan: to saw off about a third of its tusks in an effort to make the animal less attractive to poachers -- but also to keep him from breaking fences and leaving the protected areas.

PHOTOS: Elephants In Crisis

Posted 09.24.2012 | Green

From National Geographic Magazine: In January a hundred raiders on horseback charged out of Chad into Cameroon's Bouba Ndjidah National Park, slaug...

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...

One Ton Of Illegal Ivory Seized From Jewelers

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 07.12.2012 | New York

NEW YORK -- Two jewelers peddled reams of ivory bangles, beads, statues made from the tusks of endangered and threatened elephants, prosecutors said T...