Most trade in elephant ivory is now banned. This caused the price of ivory to drop, and poaching may decrease.
A lovelorn bull elephant walked 130 miles, traveling by night and hiding by day, looking for a mate. He was avoiding the poachers who send ivory to China. Over 150 park rangers in the Congo have been killed by poachers in the last 10 years. Last year poachers killed 1338 rhinos in Africa. “Elephant Stealth […]
See the film “Born to Be Wild” and donate to the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust refuge for orphaned elephants and to the Orangutan Foundation International for orphaned orangutans. This is an upbeat film, with adorable young elephants and orangutans being reintroduced into the wild. The film shows orphans rescued after poachers have killed […]
Park rangers, rescuers of baby elephants, activists, and groups protect elephants against the ivory poachers. We need to persuade the Chinese government to stop the sale of ivory. Here are groups that need support: Save the Elephants The Thin Green Line The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust The Big Life Foundation WildAid Environmental Investigation Agency EIA-US
There are hearings on October 8. Ask them to oppose the bill, HR 2406, which would overturn rules against illegal ivory trade and elephant poaching. This bad bill will also allow polar bear trophies to be imported, and it will prevent rules against lead ammunition that poisons birds. Support Rep Grijalva’s amendment to protect elephants. […]
Details of Obama’s proposed regs to ban ivory trade. link
“Ivory belongs to elephants only” is the message of African natives who march and protest. “Please be our protector. Please deliver us from evil” is the imagined cry of the elephants. some good news: Daphne Sheldrick and a team of supporters have been rescuing orphaned baby elephants. A British zoology professor, Lee White, left studying […]
Community conservancies provide jobs as rangers and income to poor local people. Then the clans protect the elephants. Elephants are being killed faster than they can reproduce. Their range has decreased from 3 million square miles in 1978 to 1 million square miles in 2007. The Russian mob, Irish organized gangs, the Chinese mafia, and […]
Only a few thousand forest elephants remain in the Central African Republic. 62 % of them were killed and they lost one third of their range between 2002 and 2011. Peter Canby wrote in the New Yorker about Andrea Turkalo, a biologist who has observed them for years. Activists, groups, game wardens, and researchers […]
link to article on how ivory is smuggled from Africa to China and Hong Kong via Thailand, Vietnam, Laos, and Burma.