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  • Has Hope Become the Most Endangered Species in Conservation? – October 6, 2016

  • Africa: How African Elephants’ Amazing Sense of Smell Could Save Lives – October 22nd, 2017

  • Burn horns, save rhinos – September 21, 2017

  • Poachers work across borders, so why not conservation efforts? – October 9th, 2017

  • Marchers across the world demand justice for wildlife

  • New research show Laos is now the largest growing ivory market int he world – September 28th, 2017

  • To fight wildlife crime, experts say ‘follow the money’ – September 15th, 2017

  • Another North Korea crime: Pushing African rhinos towards extinction – September 3rd, 2017

  • Wildlife crime in top five most lucrative types of organized crime, ISS says – September 7th, 2017

  • New TRAFFIC study lifts lid on Central Africa ivory markets – September 7th, 2017

  • Where the wild things go – August 17th, 2017

  • Under pressure: the story behind China’s ivory ban – August 29th, 2017

  • A big difference between Asian and African elephants is diet: August 30th, 2017

  • “They’re like the mafia”: the super gangs behind Africa’s poaching crisis – August 19th, 2017

  • Wildlife Act response to John Hume rhino horn auction in South Africa – August 18th, 2017

  • Fighting ivory trafficking with forensic science – August 14th, 2017

  • The 2017 World Elephant Day Annual Review – August 13th, 2017

  • It’s Japan’s turn to save the African elephant – August 12th, 2017

  • Sebunya: New ideas needed to conserve Africa’s wildlife – August 11th, 2017–bad–ugly-in-jumbo-league-/440808-4054538-xmenom/index.htm

World Elephant Day is a reminder of our moral duty to take care for nature – August 12th, 2017

  • Global momentum to shut down ivory markets provides reason to celebrate on World Elephant Day – August 11th, 2017

  • UK named as world’s largest legal ivory exporter – August 10th, 2017

  • Nine vital victories for elephants in the past year – August 10th, 2017

  • New research provides baseline for providing effectiveness of US ban on ivory trade – August 8th, 2017

  • Why D.C. is the new hub for ivory sales – July 27th, 2017

  • Illegal trade in rhino horn thriving in China – July 18th, 2017

  • Elephant 2.0 – Nature’s invisible information architecture – July 3rd, 2017

  • Mozambique: 6,000 animals used to rewild park is part-funded by trophy hunting – June 19, 2017

  • Russian poachers hunting for mammoth tusks in Siberia since Ice Age – June 16th, 2017

  • If we stopped poaching tomorrow, elephants would still be in big trouble – June 14th, 2017

  • Genetic analysis shakes up elephant family tree, raising conservation issues – June 12th, 2017

  • How can humans and elephants better co-exist? – June 7th, 2017

  • Can elephants and humans live together? – March, 2017

  • TRAFFIC – Wildlife Trade News – EU suspends re-export of raw ivory – May 17th, 2017

  • New tech gives rangers real-time tools to protect elephants

  • Booming trade in mammoth ivory fuels fears over elephants – May 2nd, 2017

  • Frank Pope, CEO of Save The Elephants, discusses “Battling The Elephant Crisis” in this informative video – May 18, 2017

  • 10 selfish reasons to save elephants – May 10, 2017

  • Africa’s rapidly declining elephant population: A country-by-country analysis – April 18th, 2017

  • Africa’s protected areas missing 75 percent of their savanna elephants – April 17th, 2017

  • This is Amazing – African elephants may transport seeds more than any other land animal – April 10th, 2017

  • Illegal ivory markets continue to thrive – April 4th, 2017

  • China shuts some ivory factories, Hong Kong seen as a loophole – March 31, 2017

  • The battle for the survival of the forest elephant can be won – March 24, 2017

  • A History of Ivory – Hong Kong’s ivory trade: When the buying stops, the killing can stop too – March 27, 2017

  • Gabon’s Jungle Was Once a Refuge for Elephants – Now It’s a Killing Field – March 16, 2017

  • Elephant poaching is losing Africa millions of tourist dollars – March 2017

  • EU set to ban raw ivory exports Jul 1 – February 22nd, 2017

  • Forest elephants decline in critical sanctuary

  • KWS officials warn of decline in elephant and buffalo population in Tsavo National park – February 16, 2017

  • Harvard scientists pledge to bring back ‘woolly mammoth’ – February 17, 2017

  • Namibia’s poaching crisis – January 17, 2017

  • African nations urge EU to emulate China in banning ivory trade – February, 2017

  • Europe, a silent hub of illegal wildlife trade – January, 2017

  • Elephant conservation: If you were an elephant….. – January 19th, 2017:

  • Japanese law for endangered wildlife set for what critics call toothless revamp – January 16th, 2017:

  • China’s ban on domestic ivory trade is huge, but the battle isn’t won – January 11th, 2017:

  • Alone, China’s ban on ivory could make life worse for elephants – January 6th, 2017

  • Can China’s ban on ivory sales save Africa’s elephants, or will people keep on buying ivory trinkets? Dec. 30th – 2016

  • China’s vow to shut down its ivory trade by the end of 2017 is a “game changer” for Elephants – Dec. 30th / 2016

  • Ivory trading nations exposed –  November 28th, 2016:

  • Bid for strongest protection for all African elephants defeated at wildlife summit – October /2016:

  • Debate: Would a legal ivory trade save elephants or speed up the massacre?  October 1/2016:

  • Push for ban on domestic ivory trade spurs feud at international summit:

  • Threat to African forest Elephants –  a newly distinct species  August /2016:

  • The Great Elephant Census Found Savannah Elephants down 30% in 7 years in 18 countries – August /2016:

  • Africa: What’s Changing for Elephants? August /2016:

  • Ivory trade: Back on the market? July/2016:

  • Poaching statistics – Save the Rhino: 2016:

  • Elephants are social, like humans, and should be treated that way, urge experts: July 2016:

  • In fighting illegal ivory trade EU lags behind: June /2016:

  • Legal ivory trade led to sharp rise in poaching: June/2016:

  • Antique Dealers Come Face-To-Face With Ivory Ban:

  • Is Trophy Hunting Helping Save African Elephants?:

  • African wildlife officials appalled as EU opposes a total ban on ivory trade:

  • Montreux Manifesto – AEC – African Elephant Coalition – meets in Montreux, Switzerland to fight poaching crisis:

  • 29 African Nations Unite To Ban Ivory Trade:

  • New Study: Legal Ivory Trade Backfired, Unleashed Elephant Poaching Crisis:

  • Namibia’s Secret Ivory Business – Chinese Nationals involved in an African Elephant Crisis:

  • INTERPOL – UNEP on environmental crime:

US Bans Ivory Sales. Will China be next?:

  • South Africa and Kenya Seek Consensus on Ivory Trade:

  • A breakdown of elephant population since the 1500’s taken from the Great Elephant Census:

  • Trophy Hunting and Conservation – March 2016 –  A look at how much the Namibian government really earns from Trophy Hunting:

  • A Quick Guide to Why Burning Ivory is Important to ending the illegal trade:

April 2016 – credit – Hands Off Our Elephants

  • States Banning the sale of fossil ivory and proposed legislation:

  • The war on elephants – BBC News Magazine:

  • How Japan continues to fuel the ivory trade:

  • Elephants decline by 97% in less than a century – third party source – AG – here

Canadian Sheldon Jordan Tackles Wildlife Crime At Interpol – December 2015

South Africa An Outlier on Ivory Policies:  National Geographic   Jan. 2016

How world’s largest legal ivory market fuels demand for illegal ivory – National Geographic

Where are Africa’s Elephants? – NATURE’S “Soul of the Elephant”

The response of the African elephant to changes in seasonal rainfall

CITES and Confiscated elephant ivory and rhino horn – to destroy or not to destroy

Opinion: Irrelevant, Illogical and Illegal – 24 Experts Respond to Arguments for Supporting Legalization of Ivory Trade – National Geographic

The Truth About Tusks – The Dodo

Status of African Elephant Populations and Levels of Illegal Killing and the Illegal Trade in Ivory – CITES

Poachers Alter Mammal Abundance, Seed Dispersal, and Seed Predation in a Neotropical Forest

Japan’s demand for forest elephant ivory continues: Tokyo’s wildlife symposium 2015

United States: Ivory Laws and Ban Efforts – National Geographic

Elephant Charities: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly – Africa Geographic

The burning question: America’s Ongoing Debate Over the Trade in Ivory – Africa Geographic

In China, Awareness Grows of Africa’s Poaching Crisis – African Wildlife Foundation

Listing Mammoths as Endangered Would Protect Elephants – The Telegraph

Should Poachers Be Shot on Sight? – Newsweek

Drones Can Curb Poaching, But They’re Much Costlier than Alternatives – National Geographic

The Infographic below shows the history of ivory crushes since 1989. Crushing ivory and destroying ivory stockpiles tells the world that ivory is ONLY valuable on #elephants and nowhere

 Crush and Burn Ivory GMFER map