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The World's Largest Ivory Burn Sends Over $105 Million Aflame

HuffPost RYOT | Annum Masroor | Posted 05.25.2016 | World

I didn’t know what I’d feel upon looking at the stacks of elephant tusks being pulled one by one from the shipping containers....

Celebrities Stun in their Treatment of Animals

Adam M. Roberts | Posted 05.25.2016 | Entertainment
Adam M. Roberts

It's a good thing my 11-year-old, animal-loving, vegan daughter, Mia, despises Justin Bieber--otherwise, the dinner table would be much more contentio...

Ending Wildlife Trafficking Demands Corporate Leadership

Sally Jewell | Posted 05.05.2016 | Impact
Sally Jewell

Wildlife trafficking is a global problem, with implications that extend far beyond the populations of animals killed for their hair, hides, teeth, and horns. If we're going to be successful in stemming this epidemic, the United States must play a leading role in eliminating our own demand for illegal products.

'Green News Report' - May 3, 2016

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.03.2016 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Ad wars: Clean energy advocates want you to vote -- so the fossil fuel i...

Is Swaziland Selling Live Elephants and Rhino Horns Simply for Profit?

Carl Safina | Posted 05.02.2016 | Green
Carl Safina

A government that can make $14,000 a pound from something confiscated from poachers, has incentive to give poachers a slap on the wrist and send them right out again.

Why Burning Ivory Is Right

Carl Safina | Posted 05.02.2016 | Green
Carl Safina

Many people who support drastic penalties don't understand why burning can help. They think it's a waste. After all, the elephants are already dead. One objection to burning goes like this: Destroying so much of the world supply will make prices go through the roof. If this thinking is correct, it only proves how porous and corrupt the practice of stockpiling ivory is

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.

First-ever Giants Club Summit Grapples With Elephant Crisis

Azzedine Downes | Posted 04.29.2016 | Green
Azzedine Downes

The Giants Club, founded by His Excellency Kenya President Uhuru Kenyatta with the presidents of Botswana, Gabon and Uganda, with support from the international NGO Space for Giants, has giant ambitions to bring various stakeholders in elephant conservation together to solve the global crisis.

"E is For Elephant"

Ellen O'Connell | Posted 03.18.2016 | Green
Ellen O'Connell

One of the most ubiquitous elements in English speaking classrooms around the world is the presence of an alphabet chart stating that "E is for Elephant". Imagine the next generation learning their alphabet and "E" standing for elephant is only a concept, not a reality -- the way we learned about the woolly mammoth or dinosaurs

How Americans Get Duped Into Buying Endangered Animal Items

The Huffington Post | Jenny Che | Posted 03.04.2016 | Business

You might be contributing to the decimation of endangered animal species without even realizing it. When illegal ivory, tiger pelts or rhino tusks ma...

As We Celebrate World Wildlife Day, Elephants Keep Disappearing

John F. Calvelli | Posted 03.03.2016 | Green
John F. Calvelli

This World Wildlife Day reminds me how far we have come since the spring of 2013, when the world received a wake-up call to the plight of elephants. ...

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.

Sri Lankan Government Destroys Ivory Cache

Azzedine Downes | Posted 01.27.2016 | Green
Azzedine Downes

The call for nations to destroy their confiscated ivory stockpiles is still echoing around the world. The latest heed of the call is from a nation th...

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 ...

A Spirit of Hope for Wildlife

Dr. Cristián Samper | Posted 12.31.2015 | Green
Dr. Cristián Samper

Wildlife was given a fighting chance in 2015. Several important actions taken this past year will have a positive effect on wildlife for years to come.

As the Price of Ivory Falls in China, a Time to Keep the Pressure On

Susan Lieberman, Ph.D | Posted 12.29.2015 | Green
Susan Lieberman, Ph.D

While the decline in the price of ivory is highly positive, we must be cautious about claiming a significant permanent reduction in demand for and consumption of ivory in China with the resulting reduction in threats to elephants.

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...

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.

Why States Need To Battle The Ivory Wars

Jeffrey Flocken | Posted 11.02.2015 | Green
Jeffrey Flocken

We hope Washington voters will follow suit to ensure an ivory ban is passed. Because this isn't just an issue abroad. It's an issue right here on American soil.

Trophy Hunting's Tragic Victims

Azzedine Downes | Posted 10.20.2015 | Green
Azzedine Downes

After decades of poaching and trophy hunting, elephants like Satao and the recently killed tusker are fewer and fewer. Is this conservation? Is it sustainable?

Beloved Elephant Yongki Killed By Poachers For His Ivory In Indonesia

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 09.22.2015 | Science

A beloved endangered Sumatran elephant was found dead Friday with his tusks hacked off at the national park where he lived. Yongki, a 35-year-old ele...

California Passes Sweeping Ban On Elephant Ivory, Rhino Horn

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 09.03.2015 | World

The state of California has effectively banned the sale of nearly all ivory and rhinoceros products, in a sweeping measure aimed at curbing the slaugh...

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Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 09.01.2015 | New York
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From Trophy Hunting to Species Extinction

Julia Orr | Posted 08.26.2015 | Green
Julia Orr

Taking selfies, quack medical cures and collecting ornaments are all more important than protecting animals. A mounted head or showing off your wealth is apparently more valuable than a species threatened with extinction.