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Over A Ton Of Ivory Stolen From Uganda's Stockpile

Reuters | Posted 11.18.2014 | Green

KAMPALA, Nov 18 (Reuters) - Uganda said on Tuesday it had launched an investigation into the theft of more than a tonne of ivory from the vaults of ...

Kids Make an Elephant-Sized Impact on Conservation

John F. Calvelli | Posted 11.10.2014 | Green
John F. Calvelli

If you ask almost anyone involved in the conservation movement for the main reason why they fight to save endangered wildlife, they will often mention their children or the need to save threatened species for future generations.

When Animals Disappear, So Do Our Social Structures

Avital Andrews | Posted 10.10.2014 | Green
Avital Andrews

Research out of UC Berkeley and UC Santa Barbara is providing evidence that a decline in animals actually means that our social structures are crumbling.

The African Elephant's 'Last Days'

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 09.28.2014 | Green
Joe Peyronnin

The African elephant population has decreased by more than 60 percent over the past decade. Just in the past three years, ivory-seeking poachers have killed more than 100,000 elephants.

Beauty and Blood

Dr. Cristián Samper | Posted 11.09.2014 | Green
Dr. Cristián Samper

I had read the reports and seen the PowerPoints. And now I have seen the faces. The faces of the on-the-ground experts as they rush into the vast woodlands of the Niassa National Reserve with intelligence on criminals who have slaughtered an elephant with an AK-47. The faces are fearless.

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.

Tiny Baby Elephant Rescued as Elephants in Africa Face Extinction

Candace Calloway Whiting | Posted 10.19.2014 | 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 10.12.2014 | 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 10.12.2014 | 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 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.

Teens' Bagpipes Seized At U.S. Border Crossing For Ivory

AP | By RIK STEVENS | Posted 10.05.2014 | 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 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.

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.

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.

Jane Goodall: We Can Save the Elephants

Jamie Joseph | Posted 09.01.2014 | 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 08.31.2014 | 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.