News Articles & Scientific Research

Use these links as a quick reference for homework or general learning.

*  EPI Newsletter: Africa solving the elephant crisis – October 2019

Celebrating eight years of World Elephant Day August 12, 2019 – Patricia Sims interview

* Trophy hunting firm offering sickening buy one, get one free lion killing package – Octboer 6, 2019

* This is Why Saving Saving Endangered Species is Important – September 28, 2019

* IUCN ethics committe destroys the hunting narrative –  October 5, 2019

* EarthRanger programs widens focus from elephant killers to cross-species diplomacy – October 2, 2019

* Man vs. elephant: Why farmers across Africa and Asia are going to war – September 25, 2019

•  From heat waves to rising seas: how trees defend us – Sept 11, 2019

•  With elephant ivory ban, a brisk and worrying trade in mammoth tusks – Aug 31, 2019

•  African elephants can only rarely be taken from wild to faraway zoos – Aug 28, 2019

•  CITES CoP18 Recap – Geneva, Switzerland – Aug 28, 2019

•  Elephant Ivory trade talks heat up in Geneva – Aug 23, 2019

•  What does the CITES conference mean for Africa’s threatened wildlife? – Aug 22, 2019

•  Japan & EU ivory markets off hook, CITES holds back from shutdown – Aug 22, 2019

•  Governments urged to act on domestic ivory markets – Aug 21, 2019

•  New Zealand domestic ivory trade doubles – Aug 20, 2019

•  To trade or not to trade – The ivory question – Aug 20, 2019

•  Key conference to strengthen regulatory regime for wildlife – Aug 17, 2019

•  CITES, the worlds biggest conference on wildlife trade, is happening – Aug 17, 2019

•  Elephant protection debate to dominate conservation meeting – Aug 17, 2019

•  Namibia sticks to its guns on ivory trade – Aug 16, 2019

•  CITES to update wildlife trade rules for 550 species – Aug 13, 2019

•  Will CITES CoP18 help or hurt already struggling elephants? – Aug 5, 2019

•  Even more evidence that big animals help fight the climate crisis – July 21, 2019

http://www.anthropocenemagazine.org/2019/07/big-animals-help-fight-climate-change/

•  Increasing value of ivory poses major threat to elephant populations – July 29, 2019

https://phys.org/news/2019-07-ivory-poses-major-threat-elephant.html

•  The most endangered elephants in the world – July, 2019

https://www.rd.com/culture/most-endangered-elephants/?_cmp=stf

•  Elephant extinction in Africa would speed up climate crisis by letting more greehouse gasses escape –  July 15, 2019

https://www.independent.co.uk/environment/elephants-extinct-africa-climate-change-trees-study-carbon-co2-forest-a9005536.html

•  ‘Let Us Trade’: Debate over ivory sales rages ahead of CITES summit – July  11, 2019

https://news.mongabay.com/2019/07/let-us-trade-debate-over-ivory-sales-rages-ahead-of-cites-summit/

•  The Great Elephant Debate: Legalizing ivory trade will be a big mistake – July 8, 2019

https://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2019-07-08-the-great-elephant-debate-legalising-ivory-trade-will-be-a-giant-mistake/

•  Audio: New CITES head on CoP and reigning in online trafficking – June 25, 2019

•  How Canadian cops ended decade long fight – June 15, 2018 – relevant to elephants also

•  Botswana trophy hunting: Fewer than 400 elephant hunting licesnes to be granted annually, says government – May 24, 2019

https://africageographic.com/blog/botswana-trophy-hunting-400-elephant-hunting-licenses-granted-annually/

•  Large-tusked elephants are in decline, need to be protected from trophy hunting and poaching says researcher – May 23, 2019

https://africageographic.com/blog/large-tusked-elephants-are-in-decline-need-to-be-protected-from-trophy-hunting-and-poaching-says-researcher/

•  Five things to know about Botswana’s decision to lift ban on hunting elephants – May 24, 2019

https://lnkd.in/geSFj_Z

•  Botswana lifts ban on hunting elephants – World news the Guardian – May 23, 2019

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/may/23/botswana-lifts-ban-on-hunting-elephants?CMP=share_btn_link

•  More confusion over the fate of Botswana’s elephants – May 20, 2019

https://www.thesouthafrican.com/opinion/more-confusion-over-the-fate-of-botswanas-elephants/

•  Chinese animal activists fights to expose ivory trade industry – May 1st, 2019

https://america.cgtn.com/2019/05/01/chinese-animal-activist-fights-to-expose-ivory-trade-industry

•  Elephants pay the price for politics – May 16, 2019

https://issafrica.org/iss-today/elephants-pay-the-price-for-politics

•  Sustained poaching threatening the survival of Africa’s elephants – May 10, 2019

https://news.cgtn.com/news/3d3d774e7767544e34457a6333566d54/index.html

•  Developing countries led by example in mainstreaming biodiversity – May2, 2019

https://ec.europa.eu/jrc/en/science-update/developing-countries-lead-example-mainstreaming-biodiversity

•  The last captive species: What will humans do when we eliminate a million varieties of species whith whom we share the planet? – May 12, 2019

https://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/ny-oped-the-last-captive-species-20190512-g76dn6salrb73jofco3t5yvfgu-story.html

•  Why is Singapore so slow to ban ivory? May 8, 2019

https://www.eco-business.com/news/why-is-singapore-so-slow-to-ban-ivory/

•  To dehorn or not to dehorn? That is the big question – May 7th, 2019

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/dehorn-big-question-alexia-abnett/

•  African nations call for an end to ivory ban – May 6, 2019

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/05/06/african-nations-call-end-ivory-ban/

•  A must watch INTERVIEW with Kate Brooks: Rhinos, elephants come into crosshairs in new doc, ‘The Last Animals’ – Hollywood SOAPBOX – April 21, 2019

https://www.hollywoodsoapbox.com/interview-rhinos-elephants-come-into-crosshairs-in-new-doc-the-last-animals/

•  CoP18 postponed until further notice due to Sri Lanka bombings – April 26, 2019

https://bit.ly/2L2pnlD

•  Japan is still hungry for ivory – April 26, 2019

https://www.thetelegraph.com/news/article/Japan-is-still-hungry-for-ivory-The-reason-is-a-13797483.php

•  How China is colonizing Africa – Apr 8, 2019

•  Wildlife conservation through trade regulation – Apr 2, 2019

http://www.dailynews.lk/2019/04/12/features/182999/wildlife-conservation-through-trade-regulation

•  Bull elephants – their importance as individuals in elephant societies – Africa Geographic – Apr 5, 2019

https://africageographic.com/blog/bull-elephants-their-importance-as-individuals-in-elephant-societies/

•  EU momentum building: NGOs call on the EU to close its domestic markets – Mar 26, 2019

https://eia-international.org/eu-momentum-building-ngos-call-eu-close-ivory-market/

•  Vietnam’s Empty Forests – Apr 1, 2019

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/01/travel/vietnam-wildlife-species-ecotravel-tourism.html

•  ‘Dire concern for elephants future’  – Apr 2, 2019

https://www.iol.co.za/saturday-star/dire-concern-for-elephants-future-20495250

•  What do the new UK ivory regulations mean for bows? April 3, 2019

https://www.thestrad.com/debate/what-do-the-new-uk-ivory-regulations-mean-for-bows/8778.article

•  Pacific Mastodon: New species of ancient elephant relative identified l Paleontology l Sci-News.com

http://www.sci-news.com/paleontology/pacific-mastodon-07045.html

•  Kenya announces death penalty for poachers – Mar 1, 2019

https://www.healthyfoodhouse.com/kenya-announces-death-penalty-for-poachers/

•  China’s ivory ban: A work in progress – Mar 15, 2019

https://thediplomat.com/2019/03/chinas-ivory-ban-a-work-in-progress/

•  How China’s WeChat became a grim heart of illegal animal trading – Mar 11, 2019

https://www.wired.co.uk/article/illegal-animal-sales-trade-laos-wechat

 

 

•  Trouble in Botswana’s elephant paradise as poaching said to rise – Mar 5, 2019

https://news.mongabay.com/2019/03/trouble-in-botswanas-elephant-paradise-as-poaching-said-to-rise/

•  Kenya urges EU to end ivory trade amid threats to iconic species – Mar 6, 2019

https://www.iol.co.za/business-report/international/kenya-urges-eu-to-end-ivory-trade-amid-threats-to-iconic-species-19659975?fbclid=IwAR0JUv673d-tKwwqTkJSEQPjSpH5kOyJlPLenBoGvUdCizCeNBCiCzaivYo

•  What to do with Botswana’s 130,000 elephants – March 4, 2019

https://economist.com.na/42373/speak-your-mind/what-to-do-with-130000-elephants-environment-chamber-supports-botswanas-course-on-elephant-populations/

•  Botswana 2018 aerial survey – of elephants, baobabs and cattle – March 4, 2019

https://africageographic.com/blog/botswana-2018-aerial-survey-elephants-baobabs-cattle/

•  How to prevent the birth of next Ivory Queen – March 4, 2019

http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/1140902.shtml

•  Dr. Mike Chase statement on elephant poaching in Botswana – February 25, 2019

https://elephantswithoutborders.org/research/dr-mike-chase-statement-on-elephant-poaching-in-botswana/?fbclid=IwAR27_ouMPBib-2xV_LwoT3O6Ij9yaSUymKGw2WXtITKoR3q47gDa91Qf7kk

•  Montana ponders ban / sale / purhcase of elephant ivory within state:

https://www.greatfallstribune.com/story/news/2019/02/14/montana-ponders-ban-sale-purchase-elephant-ivory/2874122002/

•  Why do elephants have trunks? Why do giraffes have purple tongues? – February 1, 2019

http://www.tinyurl.com/yd32f6ec

•  Halting the ivory trade protects elephants – February 1, 2019

https://sandiegodowntownnews.com/halting-the-ivory-trade-protects-elephants/

•  How can Cambodia take on the mammoth task of fighting the illegal ivory trade?

http://sea-globe.com/how-can-cambodia-take-on-the-mammoth-task-of-fighting-its-illegal-ivory-trade/

•  SADC countries gang up against CITES over tivory trade – January 22, 2019

https://southerntimesafrica.com/site/news/sadc-countries-gang-up-against-cites-over-ivory-trade

•  Macua / Report on Hong Kong’s illegal wildlife trade points to Macau as shipping port for ivory crime syndicates – January 22 2019

http://www.macaubusiness.com/macau-report-on-hong-kongs-illegal-wildlife-trade-points-macau-as-shipping-port-for-ivory-crime-syndicates/

•  Get those young digital natives in the room when talking wildlife – January 17th 2019

https://www.theeastafrican.co.ke/scienceandhealth/Get-young-digital-natives-in-the-room-when-talking-wildlife/3073694-4937600-buqoap/index.html

•  On one-year anniversary of China’s ivory ban,new campaign targets travelers abroad – January 21st 2019

https://moderndiplomacy.eu/2019/01/21/on-one-year-anniversary-of-chinas-ivory-ban-new-campaign-targets-travelers-abroad/

•  Botswana backtracks stance on ivory sales – January 18, 2019

http://www.sundaystandard.info/botswana-backtracks-stance-ivory-sales

•  Despotic leaders massively consequential – January 10, 2019

https://www.newsday.co.zw/2019/01/despotic-leaders-massively-consequential/

•  Extinct mammoths could be given protected status in bid to save elephants – January 10, 2019

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/jan/10/trade-in-ivory-from-extinct-mammoths-could-be-banned

•  Global wildlife regulator to consider relaxing ivory trade bans, prompting fears of huge rise in elephant poaching – Jan. 9th, 2019

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/africa/elephant-ivory-sales-ban-poaching-africa-botswana-namibia-zimbabwe-stockpiles-decline-extinction-a8717456.html

•  As UK bans ivory sale, what will it mean for museums, antique trade? – Dec 20,2018

•  SPECIAL REPORT: Changing society can help end wildlife trafficking – Dec 8, 2018

•  Confusion over Botswana’s elephant population – Nov 27, 2018

•  DC Council bill would ban sale of ivory and rhinocerous horn – Nov 18, 2018

•  Ban Japan, EU ivory markets to stop elephant poaching, extinction – Nov 17, 2018

•  London conference on illegal wildlife trade: declaration – Oct 16, 2018

•  Loss of forest elephant may make Earth ‘less in habitable’ for humans – Oct 8, 2018

•  CITES lets world’s worst poaching countries off the hook – Oct 8, 2018

•  How the African elephant cracked its skin to cool off – Oct 2, 2018

 

•  Ivory trafficking: Nigeria as Africa’s clearing point – Sept 30, 2018

•  In China, demand for ivory seems to be losing appeal – Sept 28, 2018

 

•  Gangsters, militants exploit the environment for cash – Sept 26, 2018

•  Botswana’s elephant poaching crisis under scrutiny – Sept 25, 2018

•  How Japan undermines efforts to stop the illegal ivory trade – Sept 24, 2018

 

•  Namibia sits on N$125 million worth of ivory – Sept 24, 2018

•  There is nothing natural about mass extinction – Sept 23, 2018

•  My Manifesto could save Britain’s wildlife – Sept 19, 2018

•  A People’s Manifesto for Wildlife – Sept 18, 2018 – an incredible manifesto

•  New ideas needed to conserve Africa’s wildlife – Sept 17, 2018

•  Fight is on to save SE Asia’s exotic wildlife – Sept 15, 2018

•  Why the best way to protect endangered species is to let some go – Sept 14, 2018

•  Hong Kong ivory ban delay endangers elephants, is ‘legally unnecessary’ – Sept 8, 2018

•  UK: Tough legislation to be introduced for dealers in elephant ivory – Aug 14, 2018

•  Call to end domestic ivory trade in New Zealand – Aug 12, 2018

•  Forest elephant DNA diverse, consistent and distinct study says – Aug 10, 2018

•  Can sound help save a dwindling elephant population? – Aug 9, 2018

•  What elephants’ unique brain structure says about their mental abilities – Aug 8, 2018

•  How many elephants are there in Botswana? – July 27, 2018

•  Anthropocene fever – But how useful is it?  July, 2018

 

•  Illegal ivory found on sale in 10 European countries – July 10, 2018

•  Legal EU ivory sales ‘condemn elephants’ –  July 10, 2018

•  Legal EU ivory sales ‘condemn elephants’ – July 10, 2018

•  Kenya announces death penalty for poachers – June 26, 2018

 

•  Black market animal smuggling is booming in Canada – June 26, 2018

•  Netherlands heavily involved in illegal ivory trade:report – June 25, 2018

•  Who will save the elephants? – Vogue – June 21, 2018

•  The cognition of ‘nuisance’ species – June 21, 2018

•  The last hope for elephants: Can Chinese law stop slaughter in Africa? – June 19, 2018

•  Human-wildlife conflict runs rampant – June 17, 2018

•  A momentous decision on elephant ivory falls to Europe –  June 15, 2018

•  A momentous decision on elephant ivory falls to Europe – June 15, 2018

•  Virunga national Park sees its worse violence in a decade, director says – June 14, 2018

•  Japan steps up restrictions on ivory trade – June 13, 2018

•  This tiny camera aims to catch poachers – before they kill – June 1, 2018

•  Illinois lawmakers approve ban on sale of ivory – May 30, 2018

•  Rangers find 109,217 snares in a single park in Cambodia – May 22, 2018

•  Elephant advocates seek clarity on Trump trophy policy – May 15, 2018

•  “Paradise and hell”: The battle to save the forest elephant – May 12, 2018

•  How to overcome fierce debates about banning all trade in ivory – Apr 25, 2018

•  China’s ivory sales ban shows need for Asia-wide strategy – Apr 24, 2018

•  The key challenges around Europe’s environment – Apr 18, 2018

•  I did the first long-term study on illegal ivory traders. What I learned – Apr 18, 2018

•  China: The real ivory game – Apr 17, 2018

•  Looming ivory ban will create a mountain of unsellable antiques – Apr 12, 2018

•  How did China ban ivory? – Apr 11, 2018

•  Poachers vs. Poop – Apr 11, 2018

•  Why Kenya’s new wildlife task force is a step in the right direction – Apr 9, 2018

 

•  Ancient DNA changes everything known about the evolution of elephants – Apr 8, 2018

•  TRAFFIC – Taiwan moves to close its domestic ivory market by 2020 – Apr 4, 2018

•  Australian ivory trade’s role in encouraging poaching under scrutiny – Apr 4, 2018

•  UK ban regulates legal ivory trade to a thing of the past – Apr 3, 2018

•  UK ivory ban among world’s  ‘toughest’ Micahel Gove says –  Apr 3, 2018

•  Antique ivory is banned: Michael Gove to announce blanket ban on ivory trade and close loophole which allows the sale of antique items – Mar 30, 2018

•  Africa’s great migrations are failing but there is a solution – Mar 28, 2018

•  Grace Mubage’s ivory crimes: how photographer opened smuggling ring – Mar 28, 2018

•  Trump’s elephant, lion trophy hunting policy hit with double lawsuits – Mar 26, 2018

•  US trophy lawsuit may impact Namibia – Mar 26, 2018

•  Africa: paradigm shift as African countries put weight behind ivory ban – Mar 22, 2018

•  The Guardian view on rhino decline: protect other species to protect us – Mar 21, 2018

•  Empty half the Earth of its humans. Its the only way to save the planet – Mar 20, 2018

 

•  Myanmar elephants are being poached for their skins not their tusks – Mar 20, 2018

•  Animal rights groups sue interior for new elephant trophy policy – Mar 20, 2018

 

•  Illicit ivory trade through Laos thrives despite China ban – Mar 19, 2018

•  Canada should ban trade in elephant ivory, says animal rights group – Mar 18, 2018

•  Shutting down EU ivory trade is a personal priority for Boris Johnson – Mar 16, 2018

•  Kenya signs petition urging EU to ban ivory trade – Mar 16, 2018

•  A running list of how Trump is changing the environment – Mar 16, 2018

•  Non-profit urges Canadian government to ban domestic ivory trade – Mar 14, 2018

•  Don’t celebrate too soon, conservationists warn as summit gathers to cheer progress on elephant poaching – Mar 14, 2018

•  Elephant declines imperil Africa’s forests – Mar 12, 2018

•  Trump reversed ban on elephant trophies. Canada still allows legal ivory – Mar 6, 2018

•  Protected areas: a hope in the midst of the sixth mass extinction – Mar 6, 2018

•  Opinion: the 8 million species we don’t know – Mar 3, 2018

•  Japan clamping down on domestic trade in old ivory stock – Feb 23, 2018

•  ISS: Decline in elephant populations could be short lived – Feb 19, 2018

•  US the biggest importer of endangered African wildlife trophies – Feb 19, 2018

•  Ivory sale to be totally banned in Britain after public outcry – Jan 31, 2018

•  Hong Kong closes loophole in ivory ban, outlawing all sales – Jan 31, 2018

•  China is decimating Southeast Asian wildlife – Jan 24, 2018

•  Illegal ivory openly traded in Britain on auction and social media sites as pressure grows for total sales ban – Jan 21, 2018

•  Criminal elements: illegal wildlife trafficking, organized crime, and national security – Jan 19, 2018

•  Will DNA mapping on rhinos and a complete UK ban on ivory sales help prevent poaching? – Jan 17, 2018

  • E.O.Wilson on Half-Earth, Donald Trump and hope – January, 2017

E.O. Wilson on Half-Earth, Donald Trump, and hope

  • The illegal wildlife trade is a biodiversity apocalypse – December 2nd, 2017 – great article on Canadian illegal wildlife trade. “There’s been a significant increase in wildlife trafficking and poaching over the last decade,” says Sheldon Jordan, director general of the wildlife enforcement directorate for Environment and Climate Change Canada and chair of Interpol’s wildlife crime working group.

https://www.canadiangeographic.ca/article/illegal-wildlife-trade-biodiversity-apocalypse

  • Japan’s ivory market caters unabated to Chinese clients due to absence of regulations – January 3rd, 2018

http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/1083140.shtml

  • Conserve elephants. They hold a scientific mirror up to humans – June 17th, 2017

https://www.economist.com/news/science-and-technology/21723394-biology-and-conservation-elephants-conserve-elephants-they-hold?fsrc=scn/fb/te/bl/ed/conserveelephantstheyholdascientificmirroruptohumansinpraiseofpachyderms

  • Japan’s inaction on illegal ivory export threatens Chinas ban, reports say – December 20, 2017

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/dec/20/japan-inaction-on-illegal-ivory-exports-threatens-chinese-ban-report-says

  • Elephant skin auctions in Zimbabwe are booming – and legal – December 20, 2017

https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/12/wildlife-watch-zimbabwe-elephant-skins-trade/

  • VIDEO – Plight of the African Elephant – September, 2017

  • Ivory sales in China finally end this month. But elephants aren’t yet safe – December 14th, 2017

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/ivory-sales-in-china-finally-end-this-month-but-elephants-arent-yet-safe/2017/12/14/7b09d800-e08d-11e7-9eb6-e3c7ecfb4638_story.html?tid=ss_mail-amp&utm_term=.809a3414907a

  • The time has come for an EU-wide domestic ivory ban

https://voices.nationalgeographic.org/2017/12/07/the-time-has-come-for-an-eu-wide-domestic-ivory-ban/

  • Trump’s indecision on trophy hunting reignites heated debate – November 28th, 2017

https://news.mongabay.com/2017/11/trumps-indecision-on-trophy-hunting-reignites-heated-debate/

  • African nations urged to end all trade in elephant ivory – November  28th, 2017

African nations urged to end all trade in elephant ivory

  • Trump criticized for elephant trophy decision – but Canada never had ban in the first place – November 20th, 2017

https://globalnews.ca/news/3866422/donald-trump-elephant-trophy-ban-canada/

  • Canada must do more to stop trophy hunting of elephants, conservationists say – November 28th, 2017

https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2017/11/28/canada-must-do-more-to-stop-trophy-hunting-of-elephants-conservationists-say.html

•  What trophy hunting does to the elephants left behind – Nov 18, 2017

  • What trophy hunting does to the elephants it leaves behind – November 18th, 2017

https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2017/11/elephant-trophy-hunting-psychology-emotions/546293/

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

https://voices.nationalgeographic.org/2017/08/12/its-japans-turn-to-save-the-african-elephant/

  • Is anyone going to save the Sumatran rhino? – November 9th, 2017

https://news.mongabay.com/2017/11/is-anyone-going-to-save-the-sumatran-rhino/amp/

  • Rhinos and elephants. Australia does what South Africa won’t! – November 13th, 2017

Rhinos and elephants: Australia does what South Africa won’t

  • Where, oh where are the rhinos of Bukit Barisan Selatan? – November 8th, 2017

https://news.mongabay.com/2017/11/where-oh-where-are-the-rhinos-of-bukit-barisan-selatan/amp/

  • Why the UK Ivory Ban Consultation is good news for elephants – October 8, 2017

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/philip-mansbridge/why-the-uk-ivory-ban-cons_b_18200468.html

  • Human population through time – American Museum of Natural History – November, 2016

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PUwmA3Q0_OE&feature=youtu.be

  • Elephants are the end of a 60m-year lineage – last of the megaherbivores – August 12th, 2016

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/aug/12/elephants-are-the-end-of-a-60-million-year-lineage-the-last-of-the-megaherbivores

  • Worst-case scenario: There could be only 30 wild Sumatran rhinos left – November 7th, 2017 – Jeremy Hance

https://news.mongabay.com/2017/11/worst-case-scenario-there-could-be-only-30-wild-sumatran-rhinos-left/amp/

  • What has the EU got do with elephant protection – November 6, 2017

https://www.neweurope.eu/article/eu-got-elephant-protection/

  • The day we collared Tim, the great Tusker – September 16, 2016 – Paula Kahumbu:

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/africa-wild/2016/sep/16/the-day-we-collared-tim-the-great-tusker

  • Study reveals how the social lives of orphaned elephants are impacted by poaching – October 31st, 2017

https://www.upi.com/Science_News/2017/10/31/Study-reveals-how-the-social-lives-of-orphaned-elephants-are-impacted-by-poaching/2141509471237/?spt=su&or=btn_tw

  • Will there be any elephants left in 2030 – October 26th, 2017

https://www.forbesafrica.com/woman/2017/10/26/will-elephants-left-2030/

  • Black rhinos in Tanzania now monitored via sensors implanted directly in their horns – October 34th, 2017

https://news.mongabay.com/wildtech/2017/10/black-rhinos-in-tanzania-now-monitored-via-sensors-implanted-directly-in-their-horns/

  • Elephant poaching in Africa falls but ivory seizures up: study – October 24, 2017

https://phys.org/news/2017-10-elephant-poaching-africa-falls-ivory.html

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

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/radical-conservation/2016/oct/05/conservation-optimism-hope-gloom-and-doom-environment-summit?CMP=share_btn_link

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

http://allafrica.com/stories/201710220074.html?utm_campaign=allafrica%3Aeditor&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_content=promote%3Aaans%3Aabkwtb

  • Burn horns, save rhinos – September 21, 2017

https://amp-theguardian-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/amp.theguardian.com/environment/africa-wild/2017/sep/22/burn-horns-save-rhinos

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

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/08/wildlife-watch-transboundary-elephant-conservation-study/

  • Marchers across the world demand justice for wildlife

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/africa-wild/2017/oct/07/marchers-across-the-world-demand-justic-for-wildlife?CMP=share_btn_link

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

http://www.savetheelephants.org/about-ste/press-media/?detail=new-research-shows-laos-is-now-the-fastest-growing-ivory-market-in-the-world

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

http://www.sfchronicle.com/news/science/article/To-fight-wildlife-crime-experts-say-follow-the-12202173.php

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

http://www.thedailybeast.com/north-koreas-latest-crime-pushing-african-rhinos-toward-extinction

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

https://www.businesslive.co.za/bd/national/science-and-environment/2017-09-07-wildlife-crime-in-top-five-most-lucrative-types-of-organised-crime-iss-says/

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

http://m.traffic.org/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.traffic.org%2Fhome%2F2017%2F9%2F7%2Fnew-traffic-study-lifts-lid-on-central-africa-ivory-markets.html&utm_referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.linkedin.com%2F#2893

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

http://nautil.us/issue/51/limits/where-the-wild-things-go

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

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/aug/29/story-behind-china-ivory-ban

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

https://phys.org/news/2017-08-big-difference-asian-african-elephants.html

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

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/aug/19/super-gangs-africa-poaching-crisis

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

https://wildlifeact.com/blog/john-hume-rhino-horn-auction-2017/

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

https://phys.org/news/2017-08-ivory-trafficking-forensic-science.html

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

The 2017 World Elephant Day Annual Review

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

https://voices.nationalgeographic.org/2017/08/12/its-japans-turn-to-save-the-african-elephant/

  • Sebunya: New ideas needed to conserve Africa’s wildlife – August 11th, 2017

http://www.nation.co.ke/oped/Opinion/The-good–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

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/africa-wild/2017/aug/12/world-elephant-day-is-a-reminder-of-our-moral-duty-to-care-for-nature

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

http://www.newkerala.com/news/fullnews-262464.html

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

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/aug/10/uk-named-as-worlds-largest-legal-ivory-exporter?CMP=share_btn_link

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

https://www.theguardian.com/vulcan-partner-zone/2017/aug/10/nine-vital-victories-for-elephants-in-the-past-year-world-elephants-day-2017?CMP=share_btn_link

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

https://news.mongabay.com/2017/08/new-research-provides-baseline-for-evaluating-effectiveness-of-us-ban-on-ivory-trade/

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

http://relay.nationalgeographic.com/proxy/distribution/public/amp/2017/07/wildlife-watch-washington-elephant-ivory-for-sale-united-states

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

https://amp.theguardian.com/environment/2017/jul/18/illegal-trade-in-rhino-horn-thriving-in-china-ngo-investigation-reveals

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

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/jul/03/elephant-20-natures-internet-information-architecture?CMP=share_btn_tw

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

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/radical-conservation/2017/jun/19/rewilding-mozambique-trophy-hunting-elephants-giraffe-poaching-zimbabwe-sango-save-zinave?CMP=share_btn_link

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

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-4611644/Incredible-pictures-reveal-harsh-MAMMOTH-pirates.html

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

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/jun/14/if-we-stopped-poaching-tomorrow-elephants-would-still-be-in-big-trouble?CMP=share_btn_fb

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

http://animals.howstuffworks.com/mammals/elephant-family-tree-dna-analysis-species.htm

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

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/jun/07/how-can-humans-elephants-better-coexist?CMP=share_btn_fb

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

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/mar/06/can-elephants-and-humans-live-together

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

http://www.traffic.org/home/2017/5/17/european-union-suspends-the-re-export-of-raw-ivory.html

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

http://www.vulcan.com/editorialhomepage/homearticles/domain-awareness-system

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

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/05/02/booming-trade-mammoth-ivory-fuels-fears-elephants/

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

https://www.thechicagocouncil.org/event/battling-africas-elephant-crisis

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

https://flipboard.com/@flipboard/flip.it%2Fsaw2Xj-10-selfish-reasons-to-save-elephants/f-063d5787e4%2Ftheguardian.com

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

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/africas-rapidly-declining-elephant-population-a-country_us_58f66824e4b0c892a4fb7315?utm_content=bufferd8381&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

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

http://voices.nationalgeographic.com/2017/04/17/africas-protected-areas-missing-75-percent-of-their-savanna-elephants/

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

http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2017/04/amazing-african-elephants-may-transport-seeds-farther-any-other-land-animal

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

http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/business/breaking-news/illegal-ivory-markets-continue-to-thrive/news-story/6622b1b06ca084359bdd4baa831f3985

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

http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/china-shuts-some-ivory-factories-hong-kong-seen-as-a-loophole/3640810.html

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

http://voices.nationalgeographic.com/2017/03/24/the-battle-for-the-survival-of-the-forest-elephant-can-be-won/

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

https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/03/27/hong-kongs-ivory-trade-buying-stops-killing-can-stop/

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

https://www.nrdc.org/onearth/gabons-jungle-was-once-refuge-elephants-now-its-killing-field

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

http://www.dw.com/en/elephant-poaching-is-losing-africa-millions-of-tourist-dollars/a-37846014

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

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/feb/22/eu-set-to-ban-raw-ivory-exports-from-july-elephants-poaching

•  Beyond selfie: Responsible tourism in today’s world – Feb, 2017 – valid information

  • Forest elephants decline in critical sanctuary

http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/forest-elephants-decline-critical-sanctuary?ms=UONDC170001076&cid=701F0000001IuQi

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

http://kenyanewsagency.go.ke/en/kws-officials-warn-of-decline-in-elephants-and-buffalo-population-in-tsavo-national-park/

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

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2017/02/16/harvard-scientists-pledge-bring-back-woolly-mammoth-extinction/

  • Namibia’s poaching crisis – January 17, 2017

https://southernafrican.news/2017/01/17/namibias-poaching-crisis/

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

http://www.shanghaidaily.com/article/article_xinhua.aspx?id=3341

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

http://m.dw.com/en/europe-a-silent-hub-of-illegal-wildlife-trade/a-37183459?maca=en-Twitter-sharing

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

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/jan/19/if-you-were-an-elephant-?CMP=share_btn_fb

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

http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2017/01/16/reference/japanese-law-endangered-wildlife-set-critics-call-toothless-revamp/#.WHz_47YrJ-V

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

https://theconversation.com/chinas-ban-on-domestic-ivory-trade-is-huge-but-the-battle-isnt-won-71090

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

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/jan/06/china-ban-ivory-life-worse-elephants-poaching

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

http://www.latimes.com/world/africa/la-fg-south-africa-elephants-ivory-ban-20161230-story.html

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

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/china-vows-to-shut-down-ivory-trade-by-end-of-2017-offering-hope-for-elephants/2016/12/30/9b26a330-ceae-11e6-85cd-e66532e35a44_story.html?utm_term=.bd30f5c5a188

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

http://travel.iafrica.com/bulletinboard/1040719.html

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

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/oct/03/bid-for-stronger-protection-for-all-african-elephants-defeated-at-wildlife-summit

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

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/oct/01/debate-can-legal-ivory-trade-save-elephants

 

 

 

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

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/sep/10/ivory-trade-ban-international-summit-hawaii

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

http://www.nature.com/news/threat-to-african-forest-elephants-1.20512?WT.ec_id=NATURE-20160901&spMailingID=52195183&spUserID=MTYxOTI4NTEwMDA4S0&spJobID=1000097132&spReportId=MTAwMDA5NzEzMgS2

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

https://elephant-atlas.org/home?hootPostID=5835908150f2934ae335751afab60de3

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

http://allafrica.com/stories/201608121112.html

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

http://politheor.net/ivory-trade-back-on-the-market/

  • Poaching statistics – Save the Rhino: 2016:

https://www.savetherhino.org/rhino_info/poaching_statistics

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

http://voices.nationalgeographic.com/2016/07/26/elephants-are-social-like-humans-and-should-be-treated-that-way-expert-urges/#.V5jFJSLWvMJ.twitter

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

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/06/ivory-trafficking-european-union-china-hong-kong-elephants-poaching/

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

http://mg.co.za/article/2016-06-17-00-legal-ivory-trade-led-to-sharp-rise-in-poaching

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

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/07/elephant-ivory-ban-antiques/

  • Is Trophy Hunting Helping Save African Elephants?:

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2015/11/151715-conservation-trophy-hunting-elephants-tusks-poaching-zimbabwe-namibia/

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

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/jul/06/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:

http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/campaigns/GiantsClub/african-elephant-coalition-meets-in-switzerland-to-fight-the-poaching-crisis-a7109796.html

  • 29 African Nations Unite To Ban Ivory Trade:

http://english.cri.cn/12394/2016/06/24/4101s931884.htm

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

http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/new-study-legal-ivory-trade-backfired-unleashed-elephant-poaching-crisis?ms=UONDC160001075&cid=701F0000000SyAf

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

http://www.chinafile.com/environment/namibias-secret-ivory-business

  • INTERPOL – UNEP on environmental crime:

http://unep.org/documents/itw/environmental_crimes.pdf

US Bans Ivory Sales. Will China be next?:

https://bay180.mail.live.com/?tid=cm7xQNo2Iq5hGBVBBgS7LSJA2&fid=flinbox

  • South Africa and Kenya Seek Consensus on Ivory Trade:

http://voices.nationalgeographic.com/2016/06/03/south-africa-and-kenya-seek-consensus-on-ivory-trade/

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

http://www.greatelephantcensus.com/background-on-conservation/

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

https://iwbond.org/2016/03/16/trophy-hunting-and-conservation/

  • 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:

http://www.aaps-journal.org/Fossil-Ivory-Legislation.html

  • The war on elephants – BBC News Magazine:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/resources/idt-6d40b788-af2f-4646-8177-c8db7ce6a881

  • How Japan continues to fuel the ivory trade:

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2015/12/151210-Japan-ivory-trade-african-elephants/

  • 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
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 Crush and Burn Ivory GMFER map

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