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

John F. Calvelli | Posted 04.09.2014 | 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 03.28.2014 | 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 03.10.2014 | 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 03.02.2014 | 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 02.25.2014 | 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.

Obama Administration Treats Antique Collectors and Dealers as Criminals: New Ivory Rules Also Put Elephants at Increased Risk

Doug Bandow | Posted 02.24.2014 | Politics
Doug Bandow

The mass killing of elephants is tragic. But demand for new ivory, not items legally imported decades or centuries ago, fuels the trade. Governments should penalize poachers and their seller allies -- not responsible collectors and dealers who have followed the rules.

U.S. Prepares To Crack Down On Ivory Ban

AP | By JOSH LEDERMAN | Posted 04.13.2014 | Green

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is cracking down on the sale and purchase of ivory in hopes of curbing a surge in illicit poaching that's threat...

Taking a Page From Eliot Ness to Fight Wildlife Trafficking's New Al Capones

David Wilkie | Posted 03.23.2014 | Green
David Wilkie

We have credible evidence that where national park rangers and community ecoguards are out patrolling, and risking their lives doing so, elephants have a much greater chance of escaping the poacher's bullet, axe and chainsaw.

New York State Hearing Shows Ivory Crisis Should Be Everyone's Concern

John F. Calvelli | Posted 03.21.2014 | Green
John F. Calvelli

That campaign, based on the number of African elephants killed daily in 2012 due to poaching, is aimed at educating the public about ivory trade and consumption.

China Positioned to Take Leadership Role to Save the African Elephant

Dr. Cristián Samper | Posted 01.06.2014 | Green
Dr. Cristián Samper

Africa's elephants -- being killed for their ivory at an alarming rate -- have received some much needed help from the Chinese Government. On Monday,...

China Destroys Massive Cache Of Ivory

AP | By KELVIN M. CHAN | Posted 03.08.2014 | Green

DONGGUAN, China (AP) — China destroyed about 6 tons of illegal ivory from its stockpile on Monday in an unprecedented move wildlife groups say shows...

The Time to See -- and Save -- Africa's Elephants is Now

Natural Habitat Adventures | Posted 01.26.2014 | Travel
Natural Habitat Adventures

Africa's elephants face an unprecedented poaching siege. It's a crisis of global significance that the U.S. government is taking action against -- and one in which safari ecotourism plays an important role, undergirding the value for local communities of keeping elephants alive.

LISTEN: Dying Elephant's Cries Will Remind You Why Ivory Is NEVER Worth It

Posted 11.21.2013 | Green

In 1980, roughly 1.2 million African elephants roamed the Earth. Last year, that number fell to a grim 420,000, largely due to poachers who ruthlessly...

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...

A Crushing Tale

Dr. Laurie Marker | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Dr. Laurie Marker

There are dozens, even hundreds of species that are being crushed under the heel of the illegal wildlife trade.

Crush the Ivory Trade

Will Travers | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Will Travers

I applaud the United States government for taking this bold and very public step to show the world that only elephants should wear ivory.

One Way to Fight Terrorism? End the Ivory Trade

Peter Seligmann | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Peter Seligmann

What we're seeing here is the perfect storm of extinction, poverty and radicalism. We're seeing the deterioration of societies and a massive threat to the stability of not only African nations but the entire world. A crucial step in changing this equation is to ensure that the ivory trade comes to an end.

Baby Elephants Survive Against the Odds: An Elephant Orphanage in Zambia

Christina M. Russo | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Christina M. Russo

The number of calves that have perished in this current poaching wave is unclear. Also unknown is how many babies survive. And even if a calf manages to outlive an assault, the chance of that youngster making it in the wild without its mother is negligible.

War Against African Elephants Rages On

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 11.26.2013 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

Nature is being wiped out in our oceans and on the land as the global demand for illegal wildlife products now exceeds $300 billion in annual sales - ...

Clintons Announce Major Plan To Fight Ivory Trade

AP | KEN THOMAS | Posted 11.26.2013 | Green

NEW YORK — Hillary Rodham Clinton outlined plans Thursday for an $80 million effort to curb the poaching and trafficking of elephants in Africa,...

U.S. Government Announces Plan To Combat Wildlife Trafficking

Reuters | Posted 11.10.2013 | Green

By Environment Correspondent Deborah Zabarenko WASHINGTON, Sept 9 (Reuters) - The United States will destroy its six-ton stockpile of ...

Dozens Of Elephants Poisoned By Poachers In Zimbabwe

AP | Posted 11.06.2013 | Green

HARARE, Zimbabwe -- Zimbabwean police say they arrested six men accused of killing 41 elephants with cyanide. State media reported Friday that police...

In the Fight Against Elephant Poaching, the U.S. Can Lead

John F. Calvelli | Posted 09.28.2013 | Green
John F. Calvelli

Key decision makers in the U.S. government and Congress are slowly coming to grasp the severity and magnitude of the current forest elephant poaching crisis in central Africa.

You Can Help in the War on Wildlife Trafficking

Natalie Lapides | Posted 09.24.2013 | Green
Natalie Lapides

he rhino crisis needs a push to do something, and there is power in numbers. Be that push. If we wait too long, it won't matter because there will be no more rhinos left to protect.