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

Christina M. Russo | Posted 03.19.2015 | 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.

Britain's Prince William Calls For End To Ivory Trade

Reuters | Posted 03.04.2015 | Green

BEIJING, March 4 (Reuters) - Britain's Prince William urged an end to the ivory trade on Wednesday, visiting a Chinese elephant sanctuary in the sou...

United Behind World Wildlife Day

Dr. Cristián Samper | Posted 03.03.2015 | Green
Dr. Cristián Samper

Today, global citizens marked the second annual World Wildlife Day as the United Nations announced that the organized crime threat to wildlife species is on the rise. The work to combat these crimes is more important than ever as human impacts drive an unprecedented decline in our planet's wild species. We must address this global crisis from all angles.

Matt Sheehan

China Suspends Ivory Imports, But African Elephants Still In Danger Of Extinction

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sheehan | Posted 02.27.2015 | World

BEIJING -- China on Thursday suspended the import of ivory carvings for one year, marking a small step toward limiting the ivory demand that drives th...

EIA: China's Blood Ivory Carving Factories

Jamie Joseph | Posted 02.18.2015 | 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.

Could the Golden State Go Grey For Elephants?

John F. Calvelli | Posted 02.03.2015 | Green
John F. Calvelli

Californians are proud to have a bear adorn their state flag, but by helping stop the illegal trade in ivory through the enactment of this ban, the Golden State would be supporting a global effort to save another symbol of strength and determination.

Ban Ivory Sales -- All of Them

Viveca Morris | Posted 01.30.2015 | 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.

Stop Senseless Trophy Hunting

Jeffrey Flocken | Posted 03.24.2015 | Green
Jeffrey Flocken

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.

Scientists' Surprising Use of Cold War Spy Photos

Rob Pringle | Posted 03.23.2015 | Green
Rob Pringle

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.

Prince William's International Leadership on Animal Conservation

Richard Leakey | Posted 02.18.2015 | Green
Richard Leakey

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.

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...

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 ...

Kids Make an Elephant-Sized Impact on Conservation

John F. Calvelli | Posted 01.10.2015 | Green
John F. Calvelli

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.

When Animals Disappear, So Do Our Social Structures

Avital Andrews | Posted 12.10.2014 | Green
Avital Andrews

Research out of UC Berkeley and UC Santa Barbara is providing evidence that a decline in animals actually means that our social structures are crumbling.

The African Elephant's 'Last Days'

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 11.28.2014 | Green
Joe Peyronnin

The African elephant population has decreased by more than 60 percent over the past decade. Just in the past three years, ivory-seeking poachers have killed more than 100,000 elephants.

Beauty and Blood

Dr. Cristián Samper | Posted 11.09.2014 | Green
Dr. Cristián Samper

I had read the reports and seen the PowerPoints. And now I have seen the faces. The faces of the on-the-ground experts as they rush into the vast woodlands of the Niassa National Reserve with intelligence on criminals who have slaughtered an elephant with an AK-47. The faces are fearless.

God's Ivory: The Role of Religion in the Elephant Poaching Crisis

Jamie Joseph | Posted 11.02.2014 | Green
Jamie Joseph

I was raised Catholic, but have followed Buddhism most of my adult life. People buying ivory have a right to know that their purchase is causing incredible trauma.

Tiny Baby Elephant Rescued as Elephants in Africa Face Extinction

Candace Calloway Whiting | Posted 10.19.2014 | Green
Candace Calloway Whiting

The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust is doing everything possible to stop the wholesale slaughter of elephants which is driven by the high value of elephant ivory in China. Their work is multi-dimensional, but one of their most endearing programs has to be the phenomenally successful baby elephant nursery.

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...

New York Leads the Way in Protecting African Elephants and Rhinos

Dr. Cristián Samper | Posted 10.12.2014 | Green
Dr. Cristián Samper

The plight of African forest elephants slaughtered indiscriminately for their tusks may seem distant, but New York is in fact the biggest market for ivory in the United States, which is itself estimated to be the second largest commercial ivory market in the world.

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.

These 7 Elephants Are Being Extra Adorable for World Elephant Day

Rob Brandford | Posted 10.12.2014 | Green
Rob Brandford

In case you didn't know, today is World Elephant Day. As we celebrate a species that manages to be scared of mice yet can also weigh up to six tons, here are some pictures to make you smile and appreciate the beloved gentle giants.

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.

Teens' Bagpipes Seized At U.S. Border Crossing For Ivory

AP | By RIK STEVENS | Posted 10.05.2014 | Green

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The skirl of their pipes had barely receded before two New Hampshire teenagers learned a hard lesson in cross-border musical di...

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 ...