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August 11, 2017 Wildlife

What the Future Holds This World Elephant Day

By: Grace Ge Gabriel

I have never felt as optimistic for elephants as I feel today on this World Elephant Day 2017. For me, in the past 10 years, World Elephant Day has not...

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August 3, 2017 Wildlife
A stockpile of ivory to be crushed at an ivory crush event partnered by the Humane Society of the United States, and organized by New York State’s Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), with support from Tiffany & Co in Central Park on Thursday, Aug 3 2017 in New York City. (Photo: Mark Von Holden / AP Images for The HSUS)

RIP to the Elephants Lost to Poachers

By: The Humane Society of the United States

By Iris Ho, Wildlife Program Manager, Humane Society International As I placed a carved ivory tusk on the conveyer belt, I was fighting back tears; my hands were trembling from...

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June 5, 2017 Wildlife
An elephant in the Tsavo Conservation Area in Kenya. (Photo: Leonora Enking / Flickr)

More Poisoned Arrows Used to Poach Tsavo Elephants

By: Faye Cuevas

In light of a particular trend, I imagine the poaching of an elephant to take place much like this: The poacher slowly pulls back the string of the bow and...

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January 3, 2017 Wildlife
Confiscated ivory ready to be burned in Kenya. (Photo: IFAW)

Banning the Ivory Trade Is China's New-Year Gift to Elephants

By: Grace Ge Gabriel

I am overwhelmed with joy, even though this announcement has been much anticipated. I read and re-read the text on the red letterhead of the Central Government office, pinching myself, trying to...

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December 23, 2016 Wildlife
Elephants roam the grasslands of Tanzania. (Photo: Megan Coughlin / Flickr)

2016: Another Fatal Year for Elephants

By: International Fund for Animal Welfare

Elephants continued to be slaughtered for their ivory this year. With today’s announcement of two tons of ivory in Kenya, more than 20 tons of illegal ivory, plus 949 elephant...

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December 13, 2016 Food
Elephants. (Photo: Casey Allen / Unsplash)

New Elephant Friendly Tea Certification to Aid Conservation Efforts

By: Wildlife Friendly Enterprise Network

The Wildlife Friendly Enterprise Network (WFEN) and the University of Montana jointly announce a first-of-its kind certification program which will empower consumers to play an active role in conservation, and provide tea-growing companies with...

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November 16, 2016 Wildlife
An African savannah elephant. (Photo: Bernard Dupont / Flickr)

Lawsuit Launched to Prompt 'Endangered' Status for African Elephants

By: Center for Biological Diversity

The Center for Biological Diversity filed a notice of intent to sue the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for failing to protect Africa’s two gravely imperiled elephant species as “endangered.” Unprecedented poaching for ivory...

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August 12, 2016 Wildlife

Empowering Youth on World Elephant Day to Secure Wildlife’s Future

By: Azzedine Downes

This piece was co-authored by John Scanlon, Secretary General, Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) “The future is in your hands.” This is...

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July 24, 2016 Videos

Video: Baby Elephants Love Playing in the Mud

By: Jay Jasinski

Baby Elephants Play in the Mud | Via Ewaso Lions It's a well-known fact that everything baby elephants do is cute. From chasing away birds to playing with friends, baby...

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June 16, 2016 Wildlife

Pepper Guns Help Reduce Elephant-Human Conflict

By: African Wildlife Foundation

Written by Mayu Mishina, AWF senior writer and publications manager Despite being home to one of the largest elephant populations in Africa, the Lower Zambezi ecosystem had not been experiencing...

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June 13, 2016 Wildlife

How IFAW Uses Spec-Ops Tactics to Stop Elephant Poachers in Kenya

By: Jedamiah Wolf

“In military operations, we call it ‘the squeeze,’” said Lieutenant Colonel Faye Cuevas. “If you squeeze a partially deflated balloon the remaining air has to move to the part not...

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June 10, 2016 Wildlife

Can Tanzania's Elephants Survive the Next Six Years?

By: Nick Marinoff

Visiting a zoo can be a wondrous experience, in that it gives us the opportunity to observe, in close quarters, a creature that we’d otherwise never lay eyes on. Sometimes,...

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