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Could the Golden State Go Grey For Elephants?

John F. Calvelli | Posted 04.05.2015 | 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.

Appraising Ivory Is an Antiquated Idea

John F. Calvelli | Posted 09.06.2014 | Green
John F. Calvelli

Ivory and the trinkets made from it are in high demand globally. So much so that despite restrictions on illegal poaching and trafficking, elephants are still being killed at a tremendous rate of 35,000 per year.

Popular Opinion Alert: New Yorkers Want An Ivory Ban

John F. Calvelli | Posted 06.25.2014 | Green
John F. Calvelli

As a wave of poaching by organized criminal syndicates has pushed the number of elephants killed in Africa today to a rate of some 35,000 per year, or 96 each day, many in New York and across the United States have been coming to the conclusion that something needs to be done.

What Do You Do With One Of The Biggest Stockpiles Of Illegal Ivory?

AP | By KELVIN CHAN | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

HONG KONG (AP) — When Hong Kong intercepted yet another huge shipment of illegal African ivory in early October, it added to a growing headache for ...

PHOTOS: Massive Cache Of Ivory Burned

AP | HRVOJE HRANJSKI | Posted 06.21.2013 | Green

MANILA, Philippines -- Philippine government workers used a backhoe and an incinerator Friday to crush and burn more than 5 tons of smuggled elephant ...

Mali's Fragile Elephant Population at Risk

Stefan Simanowitz | Posted 05.25.2013 | Green
Stefan Simanowitz

Having survived the harsh conditions of the desert and peacefully and coexisting alongside the local populations for centuries, the current political instability and its consequences is yet another stress to this elephant population, already at the limit of its endurance.

Why the Trade in Ivory Must Be Banned

Chantal Lyons | Posted 04.02.2013 | World
Chantal Lyons

Since the economic ascent of China does not look likely to falter anytime soon, there is only one way to save elephants from extinction by poaching: a complete and permanent global ban on the trade of ivory.