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.
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 tuskersContinue reading “The Silent Giants of Tsavo”
South African youth march against injustices associated with poaching by Fortunate M. Phaka
Non- Profits in the New Age: Changes that must be made By Olivia Goldring (Y4AW 2015 intern) It’s so hard to attract a person’s attention. It is even harder to make a person care. Ask ad agencies trying to market their newest product or even your friend whose eyes are glued to his smart phoneContinue reading “Non- Profits in the New Age: Changes that must be made”
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, passContinue reading “Collaring Elephants: Inside their social circles and movement patterns, we learn how to better protect them”
Combatting Elephant Poaching: An Overview On safari in South Africa, I was able to witness firsthand several elephants in their natural habitat playing by a watering hole. Sitting there, I was overwhelmed by their presence; they had a certain air about them, an overpowering calmness that radiated towards our Jeep. I watched as one ofContinue reading “Combatting Elephant Poaching: An Overview”
Africa’s poaching crisis: The Game Changers Interview with Jamie Joseph, founder of savingthewild.com – empowering Global Citizens to be a force for good.
Saving The Gene Pool OF The Last Great Tuskers parallax WcMgcq Jamie Joseph is a writer and environmental activist working fulltime on Africa’s poaching crisis and contributing to the current Youth 4 African Wildlife internship. On her latest article while she is based with the Y4AW interns she writes about a mission to save theContinue reading “Saving The Gene Pool OF The Last Great Tuskers”
Video: Head of UNDP Helen Clark rallies behind the Global March For Elephants & Rhinos parallax WcMgcq 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.