Reference Articles

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*    US and UK see eye to eye on ending illegal wildlife trade – September 25, 2021

*    Studying longer-term effects on elephants from poaching – September 20, 2021

*    Statement on trade in live African elephants under articles lll and lV of the convention – Sept 17, 2021

*    IUCN votes against ReconAfrica exploration – Sept 10, 2021

*    Worrying signs for elephant conservation: Data shows 2020 rise in black-market ivory prices – Sept 12, 2021

*    Conservation Check: Yes, more elephants being born tuskless because of poaching – Sept 2, 2021

*    Planet in peril: Global conservation congress urges wildlife protection – Aug 31, 2021

*    African campaigners say social media, airlines fuelling wildlife trade – Sept 1, 2021

*    Singapore to ban domestic trade in elephant ivory from September 2021

*    Weak controls fuel surge in wildlife trafficking by air across Latin America – Aug 18, 2021

*    Hong Kong adds wildlife trafficking to organized crime law – Aug. 18, 2021

*    Canadian company Recon Africa drills for oil in the Okavango Delta – Aug 5, 2021

*    How do traffickers ship ivory and pangolin scales from the Congo to Vietnam and China? – August 2021

*    Media release: Namibia to capture 57 wild elephants and export 42 – August 13, 2021

*    Namibia’s desert elephant populations are on the verge of extinction – July, 2021

*    Elephant ivory being sold on Gumtree despite ban announcement – Aug 11, 2021

*    World Elephant Day letter – August 2021

*    Activists urging Canada to shut to shut the door on trade in elephant ivory – August 6, 2021

*    In an age of extinction, how can Canada curb its ivory trade? – July 26, 2021

*   Japan must finally end the sale and trade of elephant ivory – July 27th, 2021

*   Canada launches consultation on stricter measures for elephant ivory trade – July 23, 2021

*   Government launches consultation on extending antique ivory ban to hippos, narwhals, walruses and whales – July 20, 2021

Tanzania’s Selous game reserve faces calls to be stripped of World Heritage Site status due to dam damage – July 14, 2021

*   UK government seeks to extend protection of ivory-bearing animals – July 17, 2021

*   Canadian firm looks for oil in Namibia: Are we ignoring our Paris commitments? – July 14, 2021 Geoff Stiles

Victory! Hawaiian Legislature Passes Seven New Animal Protection Laws including a ban on killer sharks – July 9, 2021

Keeping elephants in zoos could be made illegal amid warnings animals suffer mental illness in captivity – Jul 11, 2021

*   WWF_4th_Ivory_survey_report_FINAL– April 2021

*   China’s Belt and Road Initiative is probably the riskiest environmental venture in history June 13, 2021

*    Do we love elephants enough to let them live free? – June 22, 2021

*    China’s efforts to accommodate ‘wandering elephants’ is overshadowed with its conflict with       e       elephants elsewhere – June 21, 2021

*     Wandering elephants unlikely to return home soon, experts say – June 22, 2021

*     GPS collar study may protect elephants from poachers – June 22, 2021

*     ‘Phenomenal riches’: Inside ReconAfrica’s aggressive stock promotion campaign – June 20, 2021

*     Conservation in conflict zones with Rory Young, Co-Founder of Chengeta Wildlife – April, 2021

*     New oilfield in African wilderness threatens lives of 130,000 elephants – June 20, 2021

*     Nations race to crush poachers by closing ivory trade loopholes – June 19, 2021

*     Conservationists’ world of concern as the G7 prepares to meet – June 12, 2021

*     Climate and nature crises: solve both or solve neither, say experts – June 10, 2021

*     Elephant FAQ – How much do elephants weigh? – March, 2021

*     Chinese special economic zones hotspots for wildlife trafficking – June 11, 2021

*     We’re clamping down on the ivory trade, but is it too late for elephants? – June 5, 2021

*     Tale of two traffickers is a rare spell of Congolese conservation convictions – May 28, 2021

*     As Calgary’s ReconAfrica drills for Namibian oil, a global outcry over endangered elephants grows – May 29, 2021

*     Oil exploration company in Okavango wilderness misled investors, complaint to SEC says – May 21, 2021

*     New bill seeks to end Hong Kong’s days as an illegal wildlife trade hub – May 26, 2021

*     Nature –   Throwing money at biodiversity schemes is ineffective – May 12, 2021

*     Unless we assign real economic value to our forests we are lost – May 25, 2021

*     Chinese Hwange invasion and disruption of ecological stasis – May 27, 2021

*     New USAID Counter-Wildlife Trafficking Digest Reveals a Steep Decline in Reported Seizures – May 21, 2021

*    https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/how-stop-extinction-wendy-hapgood May 21, 2021

*    UK to recognize animals as sentient and ban trophy imports – May 12, 2021

*    Kenya starts its first national wildlife census – May 7, 2021

*    Recreational hunting: 50 years of scientific research – May 10, 2021

*   To tackle wildlife crime, joined-up thinking and co-operation between different countries vital – May 4, 2021

*   SA one of 48 countries implicated in illegal trade of hippo ivory – May 4, 2021

*   Human-Elephant Conflict: Lessons Not Learnt – May 4, 2021

*   Ivory Coast sounds alarm over plunging elephant population – April 28, 2021

*   Developing an ivory-like material for stereolithography-based additive manufacturing –  ( June)2021

*   Social Media platforms hotbeds for Wildlife Trafficking – April 27, 2021

*   EIA podcast – How to tackle the corruption driving the illegal wildlife trade in Africa – April 26, 2021

*   Antique dealer fears ivory rules could damage European culture – April 28, 2021

*   Concern for elephants in the Okavango Delta grows – April 23, 2021

*   Overherd: Forest Elephants Recognized as Own Species Video – April 15, 2021

*   Why is it important to save the elephant? – April 16, 2021

*   Just 3% of world’s ecosystems remain intact, study suggests – April 15, 2021

*   Legal sales of ivory in Tokyo drive illegal exports – April 13, 2021

Africa’s forest elephant has been largely overlooked. Now we need to fight for it – March 25, 2021

*  April, 2021:

AFRICAN ELEPHANTS ONLY OCCUPY A FRACTION OF THEIR POTENTIAL RANGE

*      New decisions by global conservation group to bolster efforts to save African elephants – April 2, 2021

*     As WHO highlights Covid animal origins, China wildlife crackdown needs more teeth: experts – April 1, 2021

*     African elephants return to embattled Virunga National Park – April 1, 2021

*     Stern targets future pandemics with wildlife-trafficking bill – March 31, 2021

*     The next carbon offset frontier is not Silicon Valley, its the Congo Basin – March 27, 2021

*     Tokyo Ivory – catering to international orders – March 27, 2021

*     ASEAN is  not doing enough for its wildlife – March 28, 2021

*     African elephant species now endangered and critically endangered – IUCN Red List – March 26, 2021

*     Africa’s forest elephant has been largely overlooked. Now we need to fight for it – March 25, 2021

*     Uganda elephants migrating to DR Congo – March 23, 2021

*     Still Trading in Extinction: Hong Kong’s Insatiable Demand for Exotic – Wildlife– Dead or Alive – March 22, 2021

*     Ex-President blasts Botswana’s leaders for failing to protect rhinos – March 19, 2021

*     Consequences of recreational hunting – Jan, 2021

*      The Covid-19 question – How do we prevent future pandemics? March 9, 2021

*      China doubles the number of its protected animals – March 3, 2021

*      How our abuse of nature makes pandemics like covid-19 more likely – March 3, 2021

*      Obliterating the Future by Committing Ecocide –  World Wildlife Day – March 3rd, 2021

*      Unethical practices in lion farming and elephant tourism are increasing disease risk – Feb 27, 2021

*      EIA – Intelligence week – How we put the pieces together in the landmark ‘Singapore seizure’ ivory case – Feb 23, 20201

*      Wuhan is our wake-up call, we must stop the commercial trade in wild animals to prevent further pandemics – Feb 22, 2021

*      The secret work of elephants – Environmental Engineers – excellent paper on elephants and how they combat C02 – Feb, 2021

*      Five reasons why people buy illegal wildlife products  – and how to stop them – older article Sept 2020

*      Illegal wildlife trade: Experts fear stockpiling of wildlife by criminal gangs may increase during pandemic – Feb 17, 2021

*     Wildlife trade – legal and illegal – is the biggest threat to global biodiversity conservation – Feb 11, 2021

*     Stop the illegal wildlife trade: How loopholes in China’s animal protection law risk new virus outbreaks – Independent         Feb, 2021

*     Banks can help stop illegal wildlife trade – Feb 2, 2021

*     Oil drilling upstream of Okavango Delta moves closer to reality – NG – Jan 28, 21

*     Uganda’s illegal wildlife traders undeterred by Covid-19 restrictions – Jan 25, 2021

*     Nigeria emerges as Africa’s primary export hub for ivory, pangolin scales – Jan 21, 2021

*     China and wildlife trade watchdog face legal challenge over ‘flagrant’ sales of chimps and elephants – Jan, 2021

*     Ivory by any other name: Illegal trade thrives on eBay, study finds – Jan 22, 2021

*     Covid 19- coronavirus: Wuhan virus lab scientist thought to be patient zero still missing – Jan 18/2021

*     Cells from critically endangered animals to be stored in Europe’s first ‘biobank’ – Jan 17, 2021

*     Underestimating the challenges of avoiding a ‘ghastly future’ – Jan 13, 2021

*     Top Scientists warn of ‘ghastly’ future of mass extinction and climate disruption – Jan 13, 2021

*     Wildlife Crime Top 10 for 2020 – December 30, 2020

*     Key questions for human-elephant conflict research – Dec. 28, 2020

*     Ivory: Elephant decline revealed by shipwreck cargo – BBC News – Dec.18, 2020

*     IPBES #Pandemic Report: Escaping the ‘era of pandemics’ – Dec. 2020

*     The black-market trade in wildlife has moved online and the deluge is dizzying – December 18, 2020

*     We can’t sacrifice Africa’s Okavango Delta for oil – Dec. 16, 2020

*     Climate change elephants l Journal of African Elephants – Dec. 12, 2020

*     Avocados vs Elephants: Is the green gold putting wildlife at risk? – Dec. 4, 2020

*     Stop the Illegal Wildlife Trade: Dr. Jane Goodall on why wildlife trafficking must end – Nov. 22, 2020

*     China’s lawmakers called on to end commercial exploitation of threatened wild animal species – Nov. 18, 2020

*     Conservation and US National Security – Dec. 8, 2020

*     How to manufacture support for trophy hunting using social media – Nov. 30, 2020

*     What Jane Goodall Act could mean for animals l Victoria Shroff – Dec. 3, 2020

*     In China, Traditional Remedies for Covid-19 are fueling the wildlife trade – December 1, 2020

*     With a drastic decline in tropical fruit, Gabon’s rainforest mega-gardeners go hungry – November, 2020

*     Can artificial intelligence give elephants a winning edge? – Nov. 20, 2020

*     Endangered Species: Gunshot detection technology deployed – Nov. 2020

*     Are wildlife trade bans backfiring? – Nov. 13, 2020

*     How the illegal trade of endangered wild animals could be curbed by a law change in Hong Kong – Nov. 13, 2020

*     CITES MIKE Programme reports downward trends in elephant poaching in parts of Africa – Nov 16, 2020

*     Researchers develop DNA approach to forecast ecosystem changes – Nov. 10, 2020

*     Migrants further imperial Africa’s endangered wildlife – Nov. 10, 2020

*     Africa Wildlife Trade – How Africa’s exportation of countless wild animals fuels the deadly wildlife trade – Nov. 4, 2020

*     New WTO paper explores linkages between trade and the spread of diseases of animal origin – Nov. 5, 2020

*    Widespread corruption sees Nigeria catergorized as ‘country of concern’ for international wildlife trafficking – EIA – Nov. 9, 2020

*     Hundreds held in wildlife crime investigation – Interpol – Nov. 9, 2020

*    Uganda’s struggle to tame poaching during lockdown –  Nov. 7, 2020

*    EIA podcast – How – wildlife criminals are working from home under pandemic lockdown – Nov. 6, 2020

*    Africa Wildlife Trade – How Africa’s exportation of countless wild animals fuels the deadly wildlife trade – Journal of African Elephants – Nov. 4, 2020

*    Europeans’ proposal to close its ivory market is riddled with loopholes – Nov. 3, 2020

*    EIA – Confirmed: China’s revised wildlife plan is currently a grave missed opportunity for threatened wildlife – Nov. 2, 2020

*     One in 10 Chinese tourists in Japan and South-East Asia plan to buy ivory despite knowing it is illegal – EIA, Oct 30, 2020

*     The 21st century threat to wildlife is ‘Cyberpoaching.” Oct. 30, 2020

*     Africa’s year of zero: A special report on the future of wildlife – Oct 28, 2020

*     Bushmeat trafficking in Europe: A ticking time bomb – Oct 27, 2020

*     10 things poachers don’t want you to know about wildlife trafficking – Sept. 2020

*     Safari Club International’s plan to colonize Africa’s hunting grounds – Wild Things Initiative – Oct. 27, 2020

*     Bills introduced in Congress to end U.S. trade in live wild animals for food – Sept 30, 2020

*     DNA Sequencing device could rapidly detect illegal wildlife products – Geographical magazine – July, 2020

*     TRAFFIC launches elephant trade information system online – October 15, 2020

*     The evolving war on illegal wildlife trade – International Institute of Sustainable Development – October 6, 2020

*     China still allowing use of pangolin scales in traditional medicine – October 13, 2020

*     New EIA investigation exposes the Chinese government’s pangolin trade deception – October 13, 2020

*     How wildlife trade is linked to coronavirus – March, 2020

*     Why hunting enables poaching – April 24, 2019

*     Sir David Attenborough explains what he thinks needs to happen to save the Earth – Sept 27, 2020

*     World leaders pledge to halt Earth’s destruction ahead of UN summit – September 28, 2020

*     Experts lead research into impact of climate change on rainforest elephants – Sept 24, 2020

*     How do Giraffes and Elephants alter the African Savanah landscape? – September 14, 2020

*     End of the Polar bear by 2030’s, another major pandemic….Sir David Attenborough discusses – September 12, 2020

*     A US Senator attacks states’ efforts to end ivory trafficking, but progress continues on many fronts – Sept 16, 2020

*     Animal populations worldwide have declined nearly 70% in just 50 years – September 10, 2020

*     What elephants teach us about consumption and extinction – Dec 12, 2019

*     ‘In the midst of a catastrophe’: Report shows dramatic decline in wildlife population l CTV News – September 13, 2020

*     Why woman lead conservationists’ fight to protect endangered Asian elephants under threat from mankind –   September 10, 2020

*     Wildlife in ‘catastrophic decline’ due to human destruction, scientists warn – September 10, 2020

*     How Rwanda fared in latest Africa index on organized crime – September 5, 2020

**   Supreme Court quashes the antiques trade’s final bid to kill off the UK Ivory Act! – August 17, 2020

*    How we can use the CITES Wildlife Trade agreement to prevent future pandemics – August 24, 2020

*    News – EIA – Ecosystems-Biodiversity. Current blogs with up to date information ongoing.

**  CITES, WWF and TRAFFIC release new guide to identify smuggled ivory – Aug 12, 2020

*    The ivory trade isn’t just a disaster for elephants. It threatens our future too – (4 yrs old but still relevant) Ian Redmond         Aug 16, 2020

*    Some superheroes have tusks –  Lance Gould Aug 11, 2020

*    CITES silent as Zimbabwe dooms elephants to living hell in China – Aug 13, 2020

*    Why has Sadc done nothing since protesting CITES wildlife trade restrictions? – Aug. 2020

*    $18 Million dollars worth of ivory to be destroyed:  NParks launches new center to combat illegal wildlife trade – Aug             11,2020

*    Europe’s double standards on saving elephants – Aug 6, 2020

*    Beware the Trophy Hunting world in sheep’s clothing – August 6, 2020

*    What is a wild elephant’s economic worth? – August 7, 2020

*    Study shows spending on conservation for pandemic prevention yields huge benefits – July 23, 2020

*    EIA: China’s wildlife trade policy – Where are we now and what might come next? May, 2020

*     UNODC report highlights startling figures and the truly global nature of illegal wildlife trade – Jul 16, 2020

*    International dialogue on Wildlife trade: China and the World – July 17, 2020

*    DNA sequencing device could rapidly detect illegal wildlife products – July 17, 2020

*    Not banned it at all!! China’s latest medicine STILL lists wildlife ingredients – July 13, 2020

*    How Botswana’s sudden elephant deaths impact the species – July 8, 2020

*    Illegal ivory trade shrinks while pangolin trafficking booms, U.N. says – July 11, 2020

*    Can social media be weaponized against the illegal wildlife trade? June, 2020

*    Primates, pangolin scales,leopard bones: The perils of poaching – June, 2020

*    Why China’s wildlife ban won’t stop an outbreak like coronavirus – April, 2020

*    Why CSIS believes Canada is a ‘permissive target’ for China’s interference – June 24, 2020

*    A crucial step toward preventing wildlife-related pandemics – June 15, 2020

*    Covid-19 reveals costly blind spots in efforts to combat wildlife crime: Global Initiative – June 3,2020

*    The Breaking Point: Could this report spell the end of SA’s wildlife trade? – June 12, 2020

*    They survived centuries of elephant onslaught. No climate change is killing these iconic baobabs – May 29, 2020

*    Breaking!! Critical California Bill that will restrict exotic wildlife trade and protect endangered species passes first.. May 27, 2020

*    Elephant Migration: The amazing KAZA region of Botswana, Namibia, Angola, Zambia, Zimbabwe, and South Africa –          May 29, 2020

*     Elephant Movement Patterns Linked to Diets – May 21, 2020

*     How the Coronavirus changes poaching strategies – May 7, 2020

*      IPBES Guest Article: Covid-19 stimulus measures must save lives, protect livliehoods, and safeguard nature to reduce          the risk of future pandemics – April 27, 2020

*      Animal Cruelty in Traditional Chinese Medicine, a list of species threatened by TCM – China Underground – July, 2018

*      Medical experts have a plan to prevent next ‘epidemic – Its called ‘One Health’ – April 23, 2020

*      How wildlife trade is linked to coronavirus – March 6, 2020

*      Runway to Extinction: Airports and Airlines in every regiion of the world can assist with fighting wildlife trafficking –             Wildlife Trade Report from TRAFFIC – April 24, 2020

*      Connecting human and wildlife health key to stave off next pandemic – April 7, 2020

*      Wildlife trafficking soars as illegal dealers use unchecked hubs in southern Africa – April, 2020

*      TRAFFIC – Wildlife Trade – Covid-19 and Zoonotic Disease Risk – April, 2020

*      Wildlife Trade, origins of COVID -19, and preventing future pandemics – April 15, 2020

*      China’s wet markets are pandemic incubators: Se. Lindsay Graham – April, 2020

*      With tourists gone, Africa’s conservationist brace for the worst – April 9, 2020

*      Poaching threats loom as wildlife safaris put on hold due to Covid-19 – April 10, 2020

*      Special analysis: How COVID-19 impacts global wildlife trafficking | Basel Institute on Governance – April 8, 2020

*      Washington DC just banned the sale of elephant ivory and rhino horn – April 8, 2020

*      7 species saved by hunting and trade bans – April 6, 2020

*      Animal cruelty in Traditional Chinese Medicine, a list of species threatened by TCM – China-Underground – April                    2020

*     Researchers are learning how Asian elephants think – in order to save them – April, 2020

*     Climate change poser for national parks – march, 2020

*     COVID-19: Will African governemnts crack down on illegal wildlife trade? March 18, 2020

*     Botswana’s belated submission to DEFRA – Mary 17, 2020

*     To end wildlife crime global responses must move with the times – March, 2020

*     Larger than life: Why the death of an elephant is not the end of the story – March 4, 2020

*     Conservationists set the record straight on COVID-19 wildlife links – March 13, 2020

*     New study lifts the lid on addressing corruption in CITES documentation processes – March 6, 2020

*     CITES processes are corrupt, says report – Africa Geographic – March 9, 2020

*     Conservationists explain why UK should reject the industry ‘capitalizing on the death of the last of our natural                       heritage   Feb 18, 2020

*     There are less harmful ways to ensure people and elephants can live together – Feb 28, 2020

*     China’s ban on wildlife trade a big step but, has loopholes, conservationists say – Feb 27, 2020

*     Elephant Body Language 101 – a guide for beginners – Africa Geographic – Feb 24, 2020

*     Botswana’s conservation policies are driven by profit not science – Feb 20,2020

*     7 ways trophy hunting hurts conservation – Wild Things Initiative – Feb 16,2020

*     10 worst countries for wildlife trafficking today – Feb, 2020

*     Hunting auction: Botswana government rides roughshod over conservationists – Feb 18, 2020

*     Botswana auctions off the last of its big tusker elephants – Feb 14, 2020

*     The repercussions of Botswana’s elephant hunting will extend generations – Feb 13, 2020

*     Botswana: Raffled elephant hunts backfire on community – conservationists – Feb 14, 2020

*     Tim’s liver, spleen, lungs, kidney and heart to be preserved, says scientist – Feb 10, 2020

*     Elephants’unique and sentient interactions with their dead studied – Feb, 7, 2020

*     Jane Goodall at 85: What animals can teach us about leadership / Real Leaders – Jan, 30, 2020

*     Botswana sells 60 elephants for trophy hunts at first auction since it ended ban – Feb, 2020

*     Conservationists welcome China’s wildlife trade ban – Jan, 26, 2020

*    View our Media section under -About Us- In The Media – for a list of all the papers who published our Press Release:           PR: Botswana’s first elephant hunt to be auctioned in Canada – Jan, 22, 2020

*     Keepers of Ganesh: The vanishing art of the Mahout – Jan, 2020

*     Does ASEAN need China to protect its wildlife? – Jan 8, 2020

*    2020 brings new laws to Minnesota – no intrastate trade of certain animal parts – Dec, 2019

*    Extinction: A million species at risk, so what is saved? – Dec 28, 2019

*    Wildlife Wins – 7 good news stories from 2019 – Dec, 2019

*    Hearts-of-darkness-a-history-of-zimbabwe-and-chinas-cruel-trade-in-baby- elephants – Dec, 2019

*    Kenyan wildlife policies must extend beyond protected areas – Dec 18. 2019

*    The psychology and thrill of trophy hunting: Is it criminal? Oct, 2019

*    Elephants vs Humans: Is there a solution?  video – Dec, 2019

*    Elephant hunt 2.0 – Botswana is trying again after global outcry – Dec 13, 2019

*    Narwhal tusks facts l Did you know l Arctic Kingdom – Dec, 2019

*    Following the money to disrupt wildlife crime: from words to action Ecojust – Nov, 2019

*    What elephants tell us about consumption and extinction – Dec 13, 2019

*    Lifespans of extinct animals revealed – CSIRO scope – Dec 13, 2019

*   Japan’s ivory trade fuels illegal exports to China, Africa says – Dec 9, 2019

*   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

•  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

•  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

•  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

•  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

•  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

•  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

•  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

•  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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