“We can start 2018 hopeful that elephants will be safer," said one environmentalist.
"Every time it swam by me, it would bump into me a little bit more."
WildAid, the San Francisco-based wildlife conservancy organization that has helped roll back hunting and trade on endangered species in the last decade, held a celebrity fundraising gala in Beverly Hills on Saturday night, and raised $2.5 million dollars in a single evening.
In a major policy shift, Hong Kong--the world's largest retail market for elephant ivory--says it may now consider banning its ivory trade. A decision by Hong Kong to shut down its domestic trade would be significant.
In order to understand Ecuador's current strategy to combat illegal fishing, we must first look back to its origins. The Galapagos Islands and their surrounding waters encompass a truly unique ocean environment that has spawned amazing creatures ranging from the marine iguana, to the Galapagos penguin to the fabled Darwin finches.
The African elephant population has decreased by more than 60 percent over the past decade. Just in the past three years, ivory-seeking poachers have killed more than 100,000 elephants.
I was raised Catholic, but have followed Buddhism most of my adult life. People buying ivory have a right to know that their purchase is causing incredible trauma.
World Elephant Day is recognized on August 12, an appeal to all global citizens to help conserve and protect elephants from the numerous threats they face. A few days after learning of the death of Satao I met up with beloved scientist and conservationist Dr. Jane Goodall to discuss the elephant crisis.
Calls to shut down the factories and distribution channels are routinely ignored in contradiction to the ongoing confiscated ivory stockpile burns. But the future is unwritten.
Prominent New Zealand business leaders have teamed up with many of the most respected international conservation agencies and spokespeople to urge the New Zealand Government to consider a complete ban on all ivory trading.
In the high-action TV show Nikita, Maggie Q plays the title character, a coolheaded rogue assassin being hunted by secret agents. In real life, though, she wouldn't harm a fly -- or any other living thing.
Since learning more about threats to wildlife, I wanted to go and see what's happening to some of these animals myself and so I'm heading to Africa for the first time to learn about elephants and rhinos, two species in peril as a result of demand for ivory and rhino horn.
Experts in rhino conservation met last week in Nairobi in response to a rhino poaching epidemic gripping South Africa and Zimbabwe, which reached a record high in 2011.
We've demonized sharks for far too long. Now the tide is turning, and when it does, sharks won't be the only winners.