“Each day we are counting dead elephants.”
"Ivory should never be seen as a commodity for financial gain."
“We now need to see all other countries close loopholes that still allow the illegal trade of ivory to continue.”
The bust shines a light on the need for a stricter ivory ban, anti-poaching activists say.
While China's ban on the ivory trade represents a huge step forward for a country that only recently called ivory carving part of its intangible cultural heritage, it's simply not enough to turn Beijing into the responsible international actor it claims to be.
Recognizing that consumer demand is driving the extinction of wild elephants across Africa, the Chinese State Council has
Ivory may finally become a relic of a painful and destructive age of commodifying wildlife, and elephants may be spared widespread regional extinction if China can implement its 2017 ban on ivory within the year, as planned.
While none of these measures could have been achieved without strong public support, there are nevertheless countless individuals
Finally, we must never lose hope. Our efforts have proven that smart interventions can work to protect elephants and other
In one of the biggest wins for elephants, the presidents of China and the United States agreed last year to enact near-total
Since youth will be tasked with finding solutions to challenges, many of which our generation has yet been unable to solve, we have to ask ourselves, are we providing them with the intellectual and analytical tools, incentives and motivation to tackle these issues going forward?
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This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. The upcoming conference is set to be
The U.S. government recently issued significant policies that may not grab headlines, but undoubtedly advance animal welfare and wildlife conservation.
I didn’t know what I’d feel upon looking at the stacks of elephant tusks being pulled one by one from the shipping containers
Bieber is young... and, dare I say, immature. My hope is that he reads this and realizes that wildlife belongs in the wild