Using native sovereign treaty rights plus educating local people about the threats to water quality, wetlands, fish, wildlife, and rice beds, natives stopped the huge Gogebic Taconite iron mine in northern Wisconsin. Pro-mining forces gave $ 15 million to Gov. Walker and legislators. The company got to write a new state law that would allow […]
“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 […]
Razz Gormley volunteered to to go join Greenpeace and rappel off the bridge to block the Shell oil icebreaker in Portland. Fracking gas companies and oil companies drilling in the Arctic corrupt our courts, legislatures, elections, governor, and Congress. So he asks us to help, and says there is a great group of people who […]
Hundreds of kayaktivists delayed the gargantuan Shell arctic drilling platform in Seattle. 1500 people shut down the largest machine on earth, a giant coal excavator in Germany. link
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 […]
A Boulder activist with Frack Free Colorado hung from the bridge with other Greenpeace activists, delaying the Shell icebreaker ship from getting up Alaska. The activists who were hanging 100 feet below the bridge and 100 feet above the water and roped together. After 3 of them were removed by police, lots of kayaks tried […]
New loopholes would remove protections from ponds, wetlands, and streams if they are over 4000 feet from other waters, if they are used for farming, ranching, or silviculture, if they are channelized or ditched, or if they are connected underground to other waters.
link to article on how ivory is smuggled from Africa to China and Hong Kong via Thailand, Vietnam, Laos, and Burma.
Corruption, organized crime, low pay for game wardens and custom officials, high demand from China, and more trade between China and Africa contribute to Elephant poaching. Link