The legal racketeering of ivory

The history of the ivory trade since the colonial era paints a depressing picture about the fate of elephants. Between 1860 and 1920 roughly 33,000 tonnes of ivory were shipped from Africa to the British Empire – the equivalent of 1.1 million elephants. Approximately 100,000 elephants were slaughtered per year in Africa from 1850 to

The Silent Giants of Tsavo

Tsavo National Park in Kenya is probably on every wildlife enthusiast’s bucket list. Renowned for its stories of man-eating lions, and admired for its famous elephants covered in red dust and the Critically Endangered hirola, a trip to Tsavo imbues tranquility in the African wilderness with the prospect of observing big tuskers in their natural environment. Spanning

Collaring Elephants: Inside their social circles and movement patterns, we learn how to better protect them

written by Victoria Baldwin, Y4AW intern of July, 2015 It takes twenty-six of my hands to palm the girth of an average elephant collar. Harnessing an animal that size isn’t tangible until you hold the leather and buckles, pass the weight between your arms. Nothing about it feels right, clasping something around a neck that

Video: Head of UNDP Helen Clark rallies behind the Global March For Elephants & Rhinos

Head of the United Nations Development Program, Helen Clark calls on global community to support the Global March for Elephants and Rhinos and stand together to stop the bloody slaughter. Youtube Video: [youtube] Find out where you can march for elephants, rhinos & lion at: #MarchAgainstExtinction