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Tiny Baby Elephant Rescued as Elephants in Africa Face Extinction

Candace Calloway Whiting | Posted 08.19.2014 | 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 08.12.2014 | 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 08.12.2014 | 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 08.12.2014 | 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 08.05.2014 | 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 ...

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

Jamie Joseph | Posted 07.20.2014 | 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.

UN Helen Clark: Rural Poverty Is Fuelling the Poaching Crisis

Jamie Joseph | Posted 07.11.2014 | 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.

Appraising Ivory Is an Antiquated Idea

John F. Calvelli | Posted 07.07.2014 | 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.

Jane Goodall: We Can Save the Elephants

Jamie Joseph | Posted 07.07.2014 | Green
Jamie Joseph

The Jane Goodall Institute is working towards a critical mass of young people who will go on to become the next generation of conservationists, teachers, parents, lawyers and politicians, forging forward with an inherent understanding that if we really do care about the future we have to make tough decisions today.

When Ideologues Take Over the Administrative State: Punishing Ivory Owners Rather Than Saving Elephants

Doug Bandow | Posted 07.01.2014 | Politics
Doug Bandow

Poaching has increased over the last decade, putting African elephants at risk. Additional global cooperation is necessary to save them. But America is not the problem.

Elephant Conservationist Fears 'Unsustainable Rate Of Killing'

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 06.19.2014 | Green

Mike Chase knows elephants are in trouble. Chase, a conservation biologist and founder of Elephants Without Borders, this year began what will beco...

Not Standing Idly for Elephants in Peril

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 08.18.2014 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

Poachers recently killed Satao, one of Kenya's best known elephants, whose tusks weighed more than 100 pounds each and reached all the way to the ground. A poison arrow felled Satao in Tsavo National Park, and his death was announced last Friday.

Legendary Kenyan Elephant Killed By Poachers

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 05.21.2014 | Green

Conservationists did everything they could to save Mountain Bull, the legendary Kenyan elephant. They removed a significant chunk of his tusks to...

Hong Kong Starts Destroying Ivory Cache

AP | Posted 07.15.2014 | Green

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong started incinerating its nearly 30-ton stockpile of confiscated ivory on Thursday to show it's serious about cracking dow...

Cambodia Seizes Record Amount Of Illegal Ivory

AP | Posted 07.09.2014 | Green

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodian authorities intercepted 3 tons of illegal ivory on Friday that was stashed in shipping containers, in the larg...

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.

Zoos & Aquariums and Their Visitors Can Be Critical Advocates for Conservation Action

John F. Calvelli | Posted 06.09.2014 | Green
John F. Calvelli

If you have visited a zoo or aquarium in recent years, there's a good chance that you've noticed something new. In addition to providing up-close encounters with some of the planet's most magnificent species, today's zoological parks are placing a growing emphasis on conservation.

Hawaii's White Gold

www.civilbeat.com | Posted 04.01.2014 | Hawaii

There aren't a lot of large wild mammals in the islands, but elephants have a notable connection to Hawaii — or rather, their tusks do. The U.S. ...

Killing Elephants for Chinese Chopsticks: Gabon to Stop the Blood-Ivory Trade

T. Dean Reed | Posted 05.28.2014 | Green
T. Dean Reed

Conservationists agree that if China would only join the United States, Europe, and the many African countries actively fighting the illicit ivory trade, the elephant population could be stabilized and grow again.

Elephants Today Have No Place to Hide

Georja Umano | Posted 05.10.2014 | Impact
Georja Umano

Today the world has grown smaller; the human population is expanding and exploding, and the elephants and their ancestral homelands are being systematically disregarded, discarded and destroyed.

Why We Should Care That March 3rd Is Now World Wildlife Day

Susan Lieberman, Ph.D | Posted 05.02.2014 | Green
Susan Lieberman, Ph.D

World Wildlife Day is an occasion to remember that in spite of protections provided by CITES much of the world's wildlife remains in crisis. The many threats they face include habitat loss, climate change, over-exploitation, and unregulated development.

Mourning the Loss of a Great Elephant: Torn Ear

Christina M. Russo | Posted 04.27.2014 | Green
Christina M. Russo

A beloved, venerable African elephant named Torn Ear was killed in Kenya on February 7 by poachers who shot him with poisoned arrows. Richard Bonham discovered Torn Ear's fatal injury while observing him at a watering hole.