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Illegal Ivory Trade

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...

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.

UN Helen Clark: Rural Poverty Is Fuelling the Poaching Crisis

Jamie Joseph | Posted 09.10.2014 | Green
Jamie Joseph

With so many people living in poverty, Helen Clark explains that meeting the balance between conservation and development is perhaps the most complex in the array of responses to the illegal wildlife trade.

African, Asian Nations Reach Deal To Protect Elephants

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 12.04.2013 | Green

Delegates from 30 countries gathered at the first ever African Elephant Summit this week to discuss urgent measures to protect elephants and agreed to...

Andrea Rael

U.S. Crushes 5.4 Tons Of Elephant Ivory

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrea Rael | Posted 11.15.2013 | Green

DENVER -- Nearly 6 tons of raw and carved ivory from well over 1,000 elephants were crushed, removed from the black market in the United States' lates...

The Crush on Wildlife

John Kerry | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
John Kerry

Our governments and citizens cannot afford to stand idle while poachers and wildlife traffickers destabilize whole regions, undermine economic development, and hunt elephants, rhinos, tigers, bears, sharks, or any species to extinction.

Kenya's Elephants Get Backup From Elite Paratroopers

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 11.12.2013 | Green

Kenyan elephants may soon sleep a bit more soundly knowing they have a new ally in the fight against poachers: elite British paratroopers. In the n...

Going the Extra Mile to Help Save Africa's Elephants

Mark Sissons | Posted 11.03.2013 | Travel
Mark Sissons

By going the extra mile for Africa's elephants, a Canadian doctor from half a world away will not only have the opportunity to follow her passion for adventure travel. She'll also get to make a lasting contribution to helping save the world's most endangered wildlife.

Three Tons Of Ivory Disguised As Peanuts Seized In Kenya

AP | Posted 09.08.2013 | Green

MOMBASA, Kenya (AP) — Officials at Kenya's Mombasa port impounded more than three tons of illegal ivory disguised as peanuts for export to Malaysia,...

Wildlife Group Pressures Thailand To Ban Ivory Trade

AP | By TODD PITMAN | Posted 03.17.2013 | Green

BANGKOK (AP) — An international conservation group on Tuesday urged Thailand to ban all ivory trading, warning that rising demand for tusks is fueli...

Malaysian Authorities Seize 1,500 Illegal Elephant Tusks

AP | Posted 12.12.2012 | Green

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia -- Malaysian authorities have seized 1,500 elephant tusks in a $20 million shipment that was believed to have been headed to Ch...

De-tusking Mountain Bull

M. Sanjayan | Posted 02.03.2013 | Green
M. Sanjayan

Rangers were attempting a risky and controversial operation on the bull elephant. The plan: to saw off about a third of its tusks in an effort to make the animal less attractive to poachers -- but also to keep him from breaking fences and leaving the protected areas.

PHOTOS: Elephants In Crisis

Posted 09.24.2012 | Green

From National Geographic Magazine: In January a hundred raiders on horseback charged out of Chad into Cameroon's Bouba Ndjidah National Park, slaug...

WATCH: International Ivory Crackdown Nets Over 200 Arrests

Posted 07.26.2012 | Green

Thanks to Operation WORTHY, the illegal ivory trade was dealt a serious blow. In a campaign that spanned three months and 14 African countries, INTERP...

One Ton Of Illegal Ivory Seized From Jewelers

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 07.12.2012 | New York

NEW YORK -- Two jewelers peddled reams of ivory bangles, beads, statues made from the tusks of endangered and threatened elephants, prosecutors said T...

WATCH: Going Undercover In An Illegal Ivory Market

Posted 06.19.2012 | Green

Over two decades after Discovery first examined elephant poaching with "Ivory Wars" and the international ivory trade was banned by the Convention on ...

Stopping Criminals From 'Making a Killing' on Illegal Ivory Trade

Fred O'Regan | Posted 08.05.2012 | Green
Fred O'Regan

While the ivory wars of the 1980s more than halved the African elephant population in a short decade, we're seeing a resurgence of poaching today that is proving bloodier than ever.

A Dreadful Year For Elephants: 'The Criminals Are Winning'

MICHELLE FAUL | Posted 02.28.2012 | Green

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Large seizures of elephant tusks make this year the worst on record since ivory sales were banned in 1989, with recent estimates...

Malaysia Seizes Hundreds Of Elephant Tusks, Steps Up Ivory Inspections

AP | Posted 12.13.2011 | Green

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia -- Malaysian authorities have seized hundreds of African elephant tusks worth 4 million ringgit ($1.3 million) that were being ...