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Ivory Trade

China's Ban On The Ivory Trade Is Simply Not Enough

Rachael Willis | Posted 01.18.2017 | Green
Rachael Willis

While China's ban on the ivory trade represents a huge step forward for a country that only recently called ivory carving part of its intangible cultural heritage, it's simply not enough to turn Beijing into the responsible international actor it claims to be.

African Elephants May Need China To Save Them From Extinction

The China Africa Project | Farah_Mohamed | Posted 12.07.2016 | World

Eric Olander and Cobus van Staden are the duo behind the China Africa Project and hosts of the popular China in Africa Podcast. We’re here to answer...

Endangered Animals Are Being Poisoned In Zimbabwe. Drones Are Flying To The Rescue.

The Huffington Post | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 10.19.2016 | Green

Instead of using guns to kill elephants and rhinoceroses, some poachers in Zimbabwe have begun poisoning the animals’ water with cyanide ― a pract...

Consume Or Conserve? Now That Is The Question

Dereck Joubert | Posted 09.22.2016 | Green
Dereck Joubert

There seem to be three species that deserve our attention right now, the three pillars of Africa: lions, elephants and rhinos. Each is in trouble. Next week we hope that sanity, and not politics, will prevail. I wonder if this age of consuming of wildlife will ever be over.

Relics Of Antiquity In An Algorithm World

Bill Maher | Posted 09.21.2016 | Impact
Bill Maher

How do we begin to explain why elephants are worth saving? Do we begin with the interconnectedness of all beings? Do we use mutually assured destruction to advance the argument?

These African Elephants Will Need 90 Years To Recover From Poachers' Violence

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 08.30.2016 | Green

If killing a 6,000-pound animal for nothing more than its tusks weren’t appalling enough, consider this: It will take nearly a century for African f...

Ivory-Sniffing Dog Duo Nabs Poacher In Impressive First Bust

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 08.25.2016 | Green

They may look like cuddly canine companions, but those who trade in illegal wildlife products should watch out. Earlier this month, Jenny, one of two ...

African countries square up for battle over future of ivory trade ban

The Conversation Africa | Posted 08.11.2016 | World
The Conversation Africa

Chris Alden, London School of Economics and Political Science and Ross Harvey, South African Institute of International Affairs Three countries in so...

In This African Nation, Chinese Smugglers Keep The Illegal Ivory Trade Alive

The China Africa Project | Farah_Mohamed | Posted 12.19.2016 | World

Namibia is the rare country in Africa that seems to be holding its own against ivory poachers. Whereas in most other southern African countries the el...

Elephants Are Pretty Smart. Some People Are Not. But People Have Guns.

David Hinckley | Posted 06.16.2016 | Entertainment
David Hinckley

Elephants are equipped to survive pretty much every challenge except us. But because human beings slaughter close to a hundred elephants every day t...

For Illegal Ivory or the Criminals Who Traffick It, There's Nowhere to Hide

Dan Ashe | Posted 06.02.2016 | Green
Dan Ashe

Given the unparalleled and escalating threats to African elephants, a near-complete ban on commercial trade in elephant ivory is the best way to ensure U.S. domestic markets do not contribute to the decline of this species in the wild.

U.S. Announces Near-Total Ban On African Elephant Ivory Trade

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 06.03.2016 | Politics

The United States Fish and Wildlife Service announced on Thursday a near-total ban on the sale of ivory products in the U.S. as part of an effort to s...

Kenya's Ivory Burn Sends Clear, Striking Message

Patrick J. Bergin | Posted 04.29.2016 | Green
Patrick J. Bergin

Financial markets love predictability and hate mixed messages. When messaging is ambiguous, it can send the markets into a tailspin. The same can be said for conservation. To address the threat of the illegal wildlife trade, the message we send must be direct and unwavering.

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...

We Must Have Progress on Ivory Bans

Adam M. Roberts | Posted 02.25.2017 | 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.

Why Reducing Ivory Demand in China Won't Curb Poaching in Africa

Eric Olander | Posted 02.19.2017 | World
Eric Olander

Most Western environmentalists contend that curbing demand in China for ivory is the key factor to help save the African elephant from extinction. Damien Mander disagrees. Mander, the founder of the International Anti-Poaching Foundation and a leader in a new movement that is militarizing the fight against illegal wildlife poaching in southern Africa, joins Eric & Cobus -- in the podcast above -- to discuss what he thinks needs to be done to save Africa's rapidly shrinking elephant population.

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

Laurel Neme | Posted 01.29.2017 | 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...

In Huge Win For Elephants, Hong Kong Finally Vows To 'Phase Out' Ivory Sales

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 01.13.2016 | World

With 30,000 African elephants killed every year for their ivory, putting the species at a real and imminent risk of extinction, activists have called ...

Chinese Researchers Explore Options for Ivory Ban

Laurel Neme | Posted 12.15.2016 | Green
Laurel Neme

When Chinese President Xi Jinping announced in September 2015 that China would, together with the United States, work toward a complete domestic ban o...

Price Of Illegally Poached Ivory Halves In China

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Ma | Posted 01.05.2017 | 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...

Top 10 Victories for Animals in 2015

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 12.02.2015 | Good News
Wayne Pacelle

This year you had the highest impact for animals EVER! 1. When Ringling announced it was ending the use of elephants in its circus acts. 2...

Top 10 Victories For Animals In 2015

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 12.02.2015 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

This year you had the highest impact for animals EVER!

Take it to the People: Model for Ivory Sales Ban

Laurel Neme | Posted 11.24.2016 | Green
Laurel Neme

Voters in Washington state sent a strong message to the world on November 3 when they passed the country's first-ever comprehensive state ban on commerce in endangered animal species.

Hong Kong Open to Closing Ivory Trade Markets

Laurel Neme | Posted 11.06.2016 | Green
Laurel Neme

In a major policy shift, Hong Kong--the world's largest retail market for elephant ivory--says it may now consider banning its ivory trade. A decision by Hong Kong to shut down its domestic trade would be significant.

How Legal Markets Fuel Ivory Smuggling in Hong Kong

Laurel Neme | Posted 10.27.2016 | Green
Laurel Neme

Hong Kong's legal ivory market fuels ivory smuggling and elephant poaching says a new report by WildAid, an international nongovernmental organization that aims to eliminate illegal wildlife trade.