Articles / Scientific research

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

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

http://worldelephantday.org/news/2017/08/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

  • 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

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