Some exciting news from the USA this week: California has become the third state, joining New York and New Jersey, to ban the trade of ivory within in the state. California's new law bans all sale, offer for sale, possession with intent to sell,…Continue
Over the last few years, more than 100,000 elephant lives have been lost. It’s been overwhelming, and at times felt hopeless. But on Friday, something happened that could change everything in the fight to save Africa’s…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue
Once in a while everyone has one of those weeks you wish would just end, and we are in one...…Continue
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.”....