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THE RHINOS OF KENYA : THE BATTLE INTENSIFIES Medium
March 12, 2014

A major Kenya Wildlife Service “shake-up” has occurred after a shocking five rhino were killed in one week at the fully fenced Lake Nakuru National Park. ....

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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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U.S. Pursues Global Strategy to End Trafficking in Wildlife
November 7, 2012

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

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New York Times : Article about Nick Brandt & Big Life Foundation. Medium
September 24, 2012

New York Times, by Andrew Revkin :
AROUND ONE PARK, A FIGHT TO BLUNT THE GREAT ELEPHANT SLAUGHTER

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National Geographic, September 19 : ELEPHANT, RANGER PROTECTIONS ENDORSED Medium
September 20, 2012

Motions passed amid spike in African elephant poaching.
Good intentions, but will it really make a difference?

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