Will South Africa’s Lifting of a Ban on Rhino Horn Trade Lead to More Poaching? It Did With An Ivory Ban Repeal a Decade Ago.
We’re about to see history repeat itself. Ten years ago CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species) party nations suspended a ban on trading ivory to allow South Africa, Zimbabwe, Namibia and Botswana to sell more than 100 tons of ivory to China...read more
The headlines these days are full of troubling news, which is endemic in the animal protection community in general. But there are rays of hope, including two recent pieces of good news that show that efforts to combat poachers and curtail demand are making progress....read more
Last week March for Elephants, along with the Environmental Investigation Agency, held a last minute protest in Santa Clara California to send a message to Yahoo! Japan, NO MORE IVORY SALES. Yahoo! Japan is the world’s largest online ivory trader, which results in $10...read more
As of the writing of this article, two cities cities in California have taken steps to end the use of bullhooks, an inhumane tool used by animal trainers to scare working elephants into submission. In 2013 Los Angeles passed an ordinance that made it illegal for...read more
The fight to save the African Elephant population from extinction due to poaching has been severely hampered by many obstacles, including corruption. Many poaching cases mysteriously disappear and become “lost files.” As a result only 10% of poachers who are arrested...read more
This is an exciting time to be a part of March for Elephants as we are getting ready to kick-off our plans for the 2016 Global March for Elephants and Rhinos! It’s big endeavor and we have lots of ways for you to help. For example: Research and plan the route (this...read more
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