Tag: illegal ivory trade

Reaching Our Goals

Maasai Mara, February 2013:  Located in southwest Kenya, the Maasai Mara boasts vast acacia-dotted grasslands and riverine forests that support world-famous concentrations of animals. Sometimes you are surrounded by animals as far […]

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 […]

In A Store Near You

Governments gathering last week for a meeting of the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime have recognized environmental crime, such as illicit trafficking in wildlife, as a new form of transnational […]

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 […]