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CRUSHING MORE THAN JUST IVORY Medium
June 21, 2015

On Friday, Big Life partner US Fish & Wildlife Service , and other government departments, crushed one ton of seized ivory in New York’s Times Square. While destruction ceremonies, like this one, contribute to removing illegal

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CHINA PROMISES TO PHASE OUT IVORY INDUSTRY Medium
June 7, 2015

Almost to the day of the 1-year anniversary of the death of Satao, one of Kenya’s remaining Big Tuskers poached for his ivory, and on the heels of news that Mozambique and Tanzania are sustaining huge elephant losses (their elephant populations

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A LIGHT AT THE END OF THE BLOODY TUNNEL? Medium
March 15, 2015

Once in a while everyone has one of those weeks you wish would just end, and we are in one...

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IVORY STOCKPILE DESTRUCTION IN HONG KONG - CHAPTER ONE Medium
May 20, 2014

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...

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GREAT NEWS FROM KENYA AT LAST IN THE BATTLE AGAINST POACHERS Medium
December 4, 2013

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....

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BIG LIFE AT THE U.S IVORY CRUSH, DENVER, NOVEMBER 14 Medium
November 14, 2013

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....

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ENCOURAGING WORDS FROM KENYAN PARLIAMENT THIS WEEK....
May 24, 2013

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....

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CNN/ CHRISTIANE AMANPOUR REPORT: "CHINA'S IVORY CRAZE IS KILLING AFRICA'S ELEPHANTS" Medium
May 10, 2013

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

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BAD NEWS FROM CITES
April 5, 2013

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.

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BLOOD IVORY : NYT Article by Carl Safina Medium
February 13, 2013

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.”....

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1,500 ELEPHANT TUSKS SEIZED ON WAY TO CHINA; BIGGEST BUST A SIGN OF WORSE THINGS TO COME? Medium
December 13, 2012

  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

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New York Times : Africa’s Ivory-Driven Elephant Slaughter Continues – A Family Falls Medium
November 11, 2012

New York Times Article, November 10 - about Big Life Foundation and the sad story of Qumquat and her family

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