Tag: poaching

Samburu Elephants

Samburu (National Reserve in northern Kenya) is one beautiful expanse of grassy, acacia-covered desert, surrounded by mountains and divided by the palm-fringed Ewaso Ng’iro River.  One of my favorite memories is reflected […]

Call to Action

Last week’s elephant poaching tragedy in Tsavo has received widespread global media coverage.  In response, Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga has announced the establishment of a commission to explore ways in which […]

Migration

Migration is a natural part of an elephant’s life. Once, their migratory routes took them thousands of miles in search of nourishing habitat.  With the advent of large human populations, their routes […]

Tusk Seizure

dont_buy_ivory Over the weekend, authorities in Hong Kong seized two enormous illegal shipments of elephant tusks (Four tons of African Ivory Caught in Hong Kong). Together, they represent the death of about […]