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Ivory Trade

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

The China Africa Project | Farah_Mohamed | Posted 07.01.2016 | 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 02.25.2016 | 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.

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

Eric Olander | Posted 02.19.2016 | 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 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...

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 12.16.2015 | 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 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...

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 11.24.2015 | 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 11.06.2015 | 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 10.27.2015 | 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.

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...

California Bans Ivory And Rhino Horn Trade

David Thomson | Posted 10.09.2015 | Green
David Thomson

If the demand for ivory products is strong, then the demand to ban ivory trade and protect elephants must be stronger. For every consumer out there who feels compelled to buy rhino horn, there should be twice as many rhino advocates out there dispelling the dangerous myths and raising awareness.

Artificial Elephant Tusks Are Being Used To Help Track The Illegal Ivory Trade

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 09.08.2015 | Media

National Geographic: How Killing Elephants Finances Terror in Africa Each year, tens of thousands of African elephants are killed for their...

Why We Crushed Ivory For Elephants In Times Square

John F. Calvelli | Posted 06.19.2016 | Green
John F. Calvelli

Today was a great day for elephants -- and a really bad day for ivory traffickers. Today more than one ton of confiscated ivory was crushed in New York City's Times Square, the "crossroads of the world."

'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 stamp o...

Illicit Ivory: A Film Worth Watching

Carl Safina | Posted 06.01.2016 | Green
Carl Safina

It's an upsetting film. The good news? There is a groundswell of effort that is beginning to work to slow the ivory trade. It can be done; we can save the elephants. The more we understand, the faster each of us can help it happen.

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 ...

Undercover Photos Show The Plight Of Zimbabwe's Captured Baby Elephants

Christina M. Russo | Posted 05.19.2015 | Green
Christina M. Russo

Zimbabwe's plan to send the young elephants overseas has drawn criticism from many wildlife conservationists. They see the government's plan as a cynical and cruel move against an animal that is being slaughtered at alarming rates for its ivory, especially to satisfy demand in China.