Newspaper Articles

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*   Why you should care about the current wave of mass extinctions – Nov, 2019

 No place for trophy hunting in the sixth extinction – Dec 3, 2019

*   Ivory trade – Black market challenges authorities – Nov, 2019

*   China’s wenwan drives a deadly mix and match of endangered wildlife – Nov 20, 2019

*   Pungent potions deployed to stop elephant tree-muggers – Nov 19, 2019

*   Zimbabwe elephants suffer at the hands of corrupt officials – Nov 17, 2019

•  Mammoth Tusks: Big Profit, Lost History – Nov 10, 2019

•  Back to London’s Chinese Embassy for Zimbabwe Elephant Foundation – Nov 5, 2019

•  CITES – a flawed convention that does wildlife conservation no favours – Oct 23, 2019

•  A System of Extinction: The African Elephant Disaster – Oct 20, 2019

•  30 Years Ago: Ivory Ban – Oct 17, 2019

•  EPI Newsletter: Africa solving the elephant crisis – Oct 12, 2019

•  Trophy hunting firm offers sickening buy one, get one free lion killing – Oct 6, 2019

•  IUCN ethics committee destroys the hunting narrative – Oct 5, 2019

•  EarthRanger program widens focus from elephant killers to diplomacy – Oct 2, 2019

•  This is Why Saving Saving Endangered Species is Important – Sept 28, 2019

•  Man vs. elephant: Why farmers are going to war – Sept 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

CITES: Elephant ivory ban upheld, but legal loopholes remain – August 28, 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

•  Celebrating eight years of World Elephant Day – Aug 12, 2019

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

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

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

•  The most endangered elephants in the world – July 20, 2019

•  Elephant extinction in Africa would speed up climate crisis –  July 15, 2019

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

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

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

•  Botswana trophy hunting: Less than 400 elephant hunting licenses – May 24, 2019

•  Five things to know about Botswana lifting its elephant hunting ban – May 24, 2019

•  Large-tusked elephants in decline from trophy hunting and poaching – May 23, 2019

•  Botswana lifts ban on hunting elephants – May 23, 2019

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

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

•  What will humans do when we eliminate a million varieties of species? – May 12, 2019

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

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

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

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

•  Developing countries led by example in mainstreaming biodiversity – May 2, 2019

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

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

•  INTERVIEW with Kate Brooks: ‘The Last Animals’ – Hollywood Soapbox – Apr 21, 2019

•  How China is colonizing Africa – Apr 8, 2019

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

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

•  Dire concern for elephants future – Apr 2, 2019

•  Wildlife conservation through trade regulation – Apr 2, 2019

•  Vietnam’s Empty Forests – Apr 1, 2019

•  Pacific Mastodon: New species of ancient elephant relative identified – Apr 1, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

•  Montana ponders ban / sale / purchase of elephant ivory within state – Feb 14, 2019

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

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

•  Cambodia taking a role in fighting its illegal ivory trade? – Jan 24, 2019

•  SADC countries gang up against CITES over ivory trade – Jan 22, 2019

•  Hong Kong’s illegal wildlife trade points to Macau as shipping port – Jan 22, 2019

•  One-year on from China’s ivory ban, new campaign targets travelers – Jan 21, 2019

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

•  Get those young digital natives in the room when talking wildlife – Jan 17, 2019

•  Despotic leaders massively consequential – Jan 10, 2019

•  Extinct mammoths could be protected in bid to save elephants – Jan 10, 2019

•  Global wildlife regulator may relax ivory trade bans, fears of poaching rise – Jan 9, 2019

•  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 rhinoceros 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 inhabitable’ 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

•  How Canadian cops ended decade long fight – June 5, 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 unsaleable 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’ Michael Gove says –  Apr 3, 2018

•  Antique ivory is banned: Michael Gove to announce blanket ban – Mar 30, 2018

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

•  Grace Mugabe’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 – 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, pressure grows for total sales ban – Jan 21, 2018

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

•  Will DNA mapping and complete UK ivory ban help prevent poaching? – Jan 17, 2018*

Proposed Bans on Ivory Sales Halted by Interest Groups – Jan 10, 2018

•  Japan’s ivory market caters to Chinese clients with absent regulations – Jan 3, 2018

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

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

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

•  The time has come for an EU-wide domestic ivory ban – Dec 7, 2017

•  The illegal wildlife trade is a biodiversity apocalypse – Dec 2, 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.

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

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

•  Canada must do more to stop trophy hunting of elephants – Nov 28, 2017

•  Trump criticized for elephant trophy decision but Canada never had ban – Nov 20, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

•  Worst-case scenario: There could be only 30 wild Sumatran rhinos left – Nov 7, 2017

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

•  Study reveals social lives of orphaned elephants impacted by poaching – Oct 31, 2017

•  Will there be any elephants left in 2030? – Oct 26, 2017

•  Black rhinos in Tanzania monitored via sensors implanted in their horns – Oct 24, 2017

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

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

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

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

•  Marchers across the world demand justice for wildlife – Oct 7, 2017

•  New research show Laos now largest growing ivory market in the world – Sept 28, 2017

•  Burn horns, save rhinos – Sept 21, 2017

•  The day we collared Tim, the great Tusker – Sept 16, 2017

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

•  Wildlife crime in top five most lucrative types of organized crime – Sept 7, 2017

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

•  VIDEO – Plight of the African Elephant – Sept 4, 2017

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

•  A big difference between Asian and African elephants is diet – Aug 30, 2017

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

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

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

•  Where the wild things go – Aug 17, 2017

•  Fighting ivory trafficking with forensic science – Aug 14, 2017

•  The 2017 World Elephant Day Annual Review – Aug 13, 2017

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

•  World Elephant Day a reminder of moral duty to take care for nature – Aug 12, 2017

•  New ideas needed to conserve Africa’s wildlife – Aug 11, 2017

•  Global push to shut down ivory reason to celebrate World Elephant Day – Aug 11, 2017

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

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

•  New research gives baseline for providing effective US ban on ivory trade – Aug 8, 2017

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

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

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

 

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