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

Susan Lieberman, Ph.D | Posted 12.29.2016 | 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.

For the Love of Elephants: Why I Am Marching on October 4

Linda Bender, DVM | Posted 12.03.2014 | Green
Linda Bender, DVM

Now more than ever, the nonhuman beings who share the Earth with us have been entrusted to our care and urgently need our help. The extinction of the beings we love and cherish, the largest land animals on the Earth, is no longer a distant possibility but a looming reality.

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.

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...

Will New Zealand Ban the Ivory Trade? Jane Goodall and Helen Clark Speak Out

Jamie Joseph | Posted 09.19.2014 | Green
Jamie Joseph

Prominent New Zealand business leaders have teamed up with many of the most respected international conservation agencies and spokespeople to urge the New Zealand Government to consider a complete ban on all ivory trading.

Spotlight on Ethical Tourism, Saving Thailand's Elephants

Charli Moore | Posted 03.17.2014 | Impact
Charli Moore

Riding an elephant in Thailand is a direct contribution to a heinous cycle of abuse which occurs throughout the country. Those who pay money for this experience are effectively making a financial vote in support of this exploitation.

An Elephant Named Tim

Carl Safina | Posted 06.28.2013 | Green
Carl Safina

Tim, an exceptionally impressive male elephant, is 43-years-old. Because males wander, Tim has not been seen for weeks. Now he is here, and he is in a heightened breeding condition called musth, dribbling a pungent-scented urine that tells the ladies and the guys alike that he's the man.

Kenya 5: Saving Elephants Amid Poverty

Carl Safina | Posted 04.07.2013 | Green
Carl Safina

This is a rough place. One thing that was striking to me was how skinny these kids are. Legs like sticks.

Kenya 4: A Lesson in Elephant Sex

Carl Safina | Posted 04.05.2013 | Green
Carl Safina

I watched wild elephants mating today. I don't know about you, but -- first time for me. Females are ready to mate for only about three to four days every four to five years. So when a female is ready, males are excited and there is a lot of competition.

Kenya 3: Collaring an Elephant to Help Against Poaching

Carl Safina | Posted 04.02.2013 | Green
Carl Safina

Researchers are trying to build an "alarm collar." It's a new kind of collar that can show if an elephant is up, down, or running. They hope to eventually use that information to more quickly dispatch rangers to try to catch poachers before they get too far.

The Epic Journey Of Elephants Across 12,355 Square Miles

Posted 12.16.2012 | Green

By Live Science A group of elephants near Timbuktu makes an epic journey each year in their quest for food and water. Researchers found that they ...

Saving Endangered Species, One Documentary at a Time

Millie Kerr | Posted 11.25.2011 | Impact
Millie Kerr

Though not on our home turf, we must all join in this fight to save our planet's endangered species. With programs like Planet Earth, Life, and The Secret Life of Elephants gracing our screens, physical distance no longer excuses apathy.

Bob Barker Says There's Nothing Right About Keeping Elephants in Captivity

Marissa Bronfman | Posted 06.19.2011 | Impact
Marissa Bronfman

Celebrated The Price is Right icon and passionate animal advocate Bob Barker told Toronto on Friday that it's time for the city's zoo elephants to pack up their trunks and journey south.