The destruction of ivory stockpiles around the world is gathering momentum, and this week was one of the most significant - the first batch of 29 tonnes of confiscated ivory being destroyed in one of the ground zeroes for the sale of ivory, Hong Kong...…Continue
At 10:30pm yesterday, the Kenyan Parliament passed the long-awaited Wildlife Bill, which upon signing by the President, will become the new Wildlife Act....…Continue
It was an important but sad moment - to see the tusks of so many hundreds and hundreds of elephants ground up into deliberately valueless dust - elephants whose lives were lost for nought, like all the millions of others whose lives over the decades have been brutally and needlessly extinguished for their ivory....…Continue
ENCOURAGING WORDS FROM KENYAN PARLIAMENT THIS WEEK REGARDING FIGHTING THE OUT-OF-CONTROL POACHING IN THE COUNTRY. NOW WE NEED ACTION.
Paula Kahumbu, executive director of WildlifeDirect, reports on what occurred in the Kenya Parliament this week....…Continue
CNN/ CHRISTIANE AMANPOUR REPORT: "CHINA'S IVORY CRAZE IS KILLING AFRICA'S ELEPHANTS" As another mass slaughter of 26 elephants by Sudanese militia occurred inside Centra Africa Republic's World Heritage SIte National Park at Dzanga Bai…Continue
In the bigger picture, the almost predictable depressing news from CITES. Big Life's work is so much harder when the powers that be internationally do nothing. Like inaction on climate change, the world collapses in front of our knowing eyes.…Continue
ARCHER’S POST, KENYA — The call comes in camp at Sunday breakfast. David Daballen answers it, walking from the table as he talks. David works for Save the Elephants here in Kenya. Moments later he returns, announcing, “Another elephant just discovered killed, right across the river in Buffalo Springs, right inside the reserve, right off the road.”
That’s shocking. No elephant has till now been killed so deep inside the reserve, so near tourist lodges. “It’s never been worse,” David says. “We’re going in the wrong direction.”....
By Miguel Llanos, NBC News, December 13 Some 1,500 African elephant tusks — the biggest seizure ever — were found this week hidden within timber planks and destined for China's ivory market. Shocked conservationists…Continue
New York Times Article, November 10 - about Big Life Foundation and the sad story of Qumquat and her family…Continue
Hillary Clinton to ask intelligence community to look into illegal wildlife trade; pledges $100,000 to launch new global system of enforcement Posted by David Braun of National Geographic on November…Continue
New York Times, by Andrew Revkin :
AROUND ONE PARK, A FIGHT TO BLUNT THE GREAT ELEPHANT SLAUGHTER
Motions passed amid spike in African elephant poaching.
Good intentions, but will it really make a difference?