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Inside the $19 BILLION Global Enterprise That's Slaughtering Wildlife - A Criminal Horror | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

Wildlife Extra News

 ▶ APPROXIMATELY 229,729 ELEPHANTS BRUTALLY SLAUGHTERED AND TRAFFICKED IN FEWER THAN SIX YEARS - INVESTIGATION REVEALS A HIGHLY ORGANISED IVORY TRADE ACROSS ASIA AND AFRICA - 

A new report uncovers the fact that Chinese ivory traffickers are present in virtually every African state, and operate at nearly every point along the supply chain. http://www.wildlifeextra.com/go/news/organised-ivory-trade.html



allAfrica, February 12, 2015
  ▶ AFRICA: A ROAD MAP TO FIGHTING POACHING AND ILLEGAL WILDLIFE TRADE http://allafrica.com/stories/201502130961.html



The Independent, December 03, 2014
THE HUNT IS ON:  INTERPOL LIST NAMES OF THE WORLD'S MOST WANTED ENVIRONMENTAL FUGITIVES http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/nature/the-hunt-is-on-interpol-list-names-the-worlds-most-wanted-environmental-fugitives-9901504.html


Guardian, December 23, 2014
ELEPHANT IVORY SMUGGLING 'KINGPIN' ARRESTED IN TANZANIA

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/dec/23/elephant-ivory-smuggling-kingpin-arrested-in-tanzania


May 29, 2013 Economy Watch

THE ECONOMICS OF THE ILLEGAL WILDLIFE TRADE :  ONE OF THE MOST LUCRATIVE, DESTRUCTIVE BLACK MARKETS IN THE WORLD

The illegal trade of animals or animal parts has become one of the most lucrative black market activities in the world. Driven by the promise of high profit margins, poachers in Africa – namely militias, armed groups, and insurgent groups – have driven rhinos and elephants close to extinction, while murdering hundreds of park rangers in the process.  NGOs and governments now face a race against time to reduce demand for wildlife trade, particularly in Asia, as well as to equip those on the frontline to fight a well-armed enemy.... http://www.economywatch.com/economy-business-and-finance-news/the-economics-of-the-illegal-wildlife-trade.29-05.html


Guardian Environment, December 10, 2012
▶  ILLEGAL WILDLIFE TRADE THREATENING NATIONAL SECURITY

Profits from the wildlife trade appear to fund terrorist cells in unstable African countries, and the industry is closely linked to the drugs and arms trades, says the WWF http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2012/dec/12/wildlife-trafficking-national-security-wwf


May 29, 2013 World Wildlife Fund
  ▶  UN CHIEF TAKES POACHING CONCERNS TO SECURITY COUNCIL http://wwf.panda.org/how_you_can_help/?uNewsID=208833&utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter


The Guardian Environment, March 1, 2013 -

▶ GLOBAL URGENCY: TACKLING THE ILLEGAL TRADE IN WILD ANIMALS The grisly trade in wild animals is underpinned by slaughter, smuggling and money-laundering. It's time to get serious

Elephant poaching in the African continent is now at its highest for 20 years, with an estimated 25,000 elephants killed in 2011.

Illegal trade in wildlife has now reached a scale that poses an immediate risk to wildlife and to people. Over the past five years, we have seen a dramatic spike in the poaching and illegal trade in elephants and rhinos. In 2011 an estimated 25,000 elephants were poached across Africa and in South Africa alone 668 rhinos were lost to poachers in 2012.... http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/blog/2013/mar/01/cites-animals-illegal-trade


5 March, 2013 - TIME MAGAZINE
-▶ SURVIVAL OF SPECIES: WHY IT'S TIME TO GET SERIOUS ABOUT THE BLOODY ILLEGAL WILDLIFE TRADE http://science.time.com/2013/03/05/traffic-why-its-time-to-get-serious-about-the-bloody-illegal-wildlife-trade/#ixzz2MnadVlS2WildlifeTrade


-▶ WILDLIFE POACHERS FACE A NEW ENEMY: According to the International Anti-Poaching Foundation, illegal trafficking of wildlife now ranks as the 3rd largest criminal industry in the world. Every year, millions of animals are slaughtered or kidnapped because of the value placed on their pelt, skin, horns, tusks or meat. This industry driven not just by criminals looking to make a quick buck, but also by complex social, economic and environmental issues... http://ablorg.tumblr.com/post/32674612392/wildlife-poachers-face-a-new-enemy


Brown University, Dept. of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
-▶ PDF: SUMMARIZING THE EVIDENCE ON THE INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN ILLEGAL WILDLIFE AND PLANTS http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10393-010-0317-y#page-1


TerraDaily, Bangkok (AFP) March 4, 2013

-▶ NEARLY 3,000 WILD GREAT APES STOLEN OR POACHED EACH YEAR - Almost 3,000 great apes are killed or captured in the wild each year because of rampant illegal trade, according to a new UN report voicing fears for their survival....More than 22,000 great apes are estimated to have been lost to the illicit trade between 2005 and 2011, according to the study by the UN Environment Programme, which oversees the Great Apes Survival Partnership (Grasp).

 http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Nearly_3000_wild_great_apes_stolen_each_year_UN_999.html

 

-▶ PRIMATOLOGIST WARNS OF POSSIBLE GREAT APE EXTINCTION http://sco.lt/7zDhMf


                                                     WATCH
                                 Wildlife Extra News, April 2014
                                                "HOPE" (15:00)
                 - Rwanda's mountain gorillas star in new documentary
The film, narrated by Sir David Attenborough, takes a historical look back to 1967 when Dian Fossey began her work. Fewer than 300 mountain gorillas remained at the time, their population ravaged by poachers, who for years targeted the gorillas to make money, selling infant gorillas to zoos or the hands and heads of the adults as trophies to wealthy tourists. http://www.wildlifeextra.com/go/news/Mountain-gorillas-film.html#cr


 Ring of Fire, March 05, 2014
  ▶  THE NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION SUPPORTS A $19 BILLION A YEAR TRAGIC WILDLIFE TRAGEDY  http://www.ringoffireradio.com/2014/03/nra-elephant-preservation/


 -▶ THE ECONOMICS OF THE ILLEGAL WILDLIFE POACHING TRADE:  ONE OF THE MOST LUCRATIVE, DESTRUCTIVE BLACK MARKETS IN THE WORLD http://sco.lt/5576PJ


Asia News, April 25, 2014
▶  CHINA:  BEIJING BANS THE HUNTING AND TRADING OF 420 ANIMAL SPECIES AT RISK OF EXTINCTION http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Beijing-bans-the-hunting-and-trading-of-420-animal-species-at-risk-of-extinction-30916.html


The Dodo, May 08, 2014

-▶ CHINA STEPS UP:  PLEDGE A WHOPPING $100 MILLION TO STOP POACHING China, a notorious source of demand for a massive illegal wildlife trade, is stepping up its game to save wildlife with a massive $100 million donation to combat poaching in Africa. The Chinese Premier, Li Keqiang, announced the fund during a visit to the African Union headquarters in Addis Ababa.

The fund is not a moment too soon -- an estimated 22,000-35,000 elephants are killed every year by poachers, while last year poachers killed over 1,000 rhinos in South Africa alone... https://www.thedodo.com/china-steps-up-politician-pled-542006018.html


Time Magazine, December 22, 2014
STUDY:  BURGEONING TRADE IN WILD-CAT PRODUCTS FROM BURMA TO CHINA http://time.com/3645148/tiger-wild-cats-burma-myanmar-china/


                                      HIDDEN IN PLAIN SIGHT

                          CHINA'S CLANDESTINE TIGER TRADE

                                          http://sco.lt/67y5Fh


-▶  PITY THE LITTLE PANGOLINS BEING EATEN INTO EXTINCTION http://sco.lt/4scV9d


 ▶  THE BARBARIC ILLEGAL WILDLIFE TRADE FLOURISHES  AND MUST CEASE http://sco.lt/6iIjtx


-▶ OCEAN POACHING: MANTA RAYS:  HOW ILLEGAL TRADE EATS IT OWN LUNCH http://sco.lt/6ft5xB


                                                 VIDEO REPORT

THE RACE TO SAVE THE TURTLE AND THE TORTOISE  http://sco.lt/9Lngp7



   THE TRAGIC SLAUGHTER OF TENS OF THOUSANDS OF ELEPHANTS

                                          JUST FOR THEIR TUSKS

                                        COULD BE EXTINCT BY 2020

                                                 http://sco.lt/85wXBZ


June 6, 2013 The Atlantic

 ▶  INSIDE THE GLOBAL INDUSTRY THAT'S SLAUGHTERING AFRICA'S ELEPHANTS The scale of poaching is a criminal horror. Why Obama should make it a priority issue -- in his meeting with China's Xi Jinping this week and beyond...   http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2013/06/inside-the-global-industry-thats-slaughtering-africas-elephants/276582



                                   ECOLOGICAL ARMAGEDDON

                                          EXTINCTION CRISIS

WE HAVE DISAPPEARED HALF OF THE WORLD'S WILD ANIMALS IN 40 YEARS:  http://sco.lt/8fK5eT



 -▶ NEW THREAT TO CONSERVATION OF WILDLIFE 'CYPERPOACHING -- EXTINCTION NEARS http://sco.lt/6CmpXt


Scientific American, June 29, 2014
  -▶ ENVIRONMENTAL CRIME FUNDS TERRORISM Environmental destruction—-from smuggling elephant tusks to illegal dumping of toxic waste—-generates as much as $213 billion annually for criminals and terrorists. http://www.scientificamerican.com/podcast/episode/environmental-crime-funds-terrorism/


                                                  --- WATCH ---

                                            Video, PBSNature

****"BROKEN TAIL: A TIGER'S LAST JOURNEY - FULL EPISODE  http://sco.lt/8WqMBV



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                   THE WILDLIFE POACHING EPIDEMIC


BBC News, February 13, 2014

 ▶  DECLARATION SIGNED ON ILLEGAL WILDLIFE TRADE .

Delegates from 46 different countries and 11 UN organisations have signed The London Declaration. With four African presidents - as well as delegates from China and Vietnam - among the signatories, the illegal animal trade has been pushed from the conservation agenda to the political one. But now the hard work begins.http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-26172179


 Guardian Environment, February 12, 2014
 ▶  ILLEGAL WILDLIFE TRADE:  50 NATIONS GATHER IN LONDON FOR HIGH-LEVEL SUMMIT http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/feb/12/illegal-wildlife-trade-50-nations-london-summit


                                                       VIDEO

  ▶  OUTGUNNED: ILLICIT TRADE IN WILDLIFE HAS EXPLODED INTO A $19 BILLION CRIMINAL ENTERPRISE http://sco.lt/7RuB9d


Wildlife Extra News
TROPHY HUNTING IS BACK IN ZAMBIA

WHEN KILLING WILDLIFE BECOMES AN ECONOMIC BOON

Zambia’s 2013 ban on hunting has been lifted, its Minister of Tourism and Arts, Jean Kapata, has announced. This means hunting wildlife, with the exception of big cats, is now legal across the 19 hunting blocks. Hunting elephants, though, will be allowed. This news comes at the same time as new research has revealed that an estimated 100,000 elephants in Africa were killed for their ivory between 2010 and 2012 and elephant population numbers are declining by two per cent to three per cent a year. This effectively means that more of the animals are being killed than are being born. http://www.wildlifeextra.com


 June 3, 2013 Forest News

  ▶  Q&A: WHO OWNS THE RIGHTS TO THE WORLD/S COMMON RESOURCES? http://blog.cifor.org/16672/qa-who-owns-the-rights-to-the-worlds-common-resources/#.Ub6-u-swOic

Treehugger, June 24, 2014
ECOCIDE: IT'S TIME TO TREAT ILLEGAL WILDLIFE TRADE LIKE A SERIOUS CRIME. A new U.N. report calls for international collaboration to fight the crime organizations behind illegal trading in wood and wildlife. It’s difficult to put an exact value on the clandestine trade in timber and animals, but estimates from the UN Office on Drugs and Crime, the UN Environmental Programme and INTERPOL range from $70 to $213 billion U.S. dollars per year. Steiner said these numbers are very likely an underestimate. http://www.treehugger.com/endangered-species/its-time-treat-illegal-wildlife-trade-serious-crime.html


  ▶  INDONESIA; THE RAPE AND PILLAGE OF SUMATRAN TIGERS' LAST STRONGHOLD  http://sco.lt/8B8NWb


-▶  SUMATRAN RAINFORESTS RAVAGED WITH ALL LIFE WITHIN IT  http://sco.lt/6Sdg13


▶   LOSING OUR BIG CATS: DEADLY POISON THREAT TO LAST REMAINING TIGERS IN THAILAND AND INDIA   http://sco.lt/4o0U9x

 

 ▶   LIONS EXTINCT IN 25 AFRICAN COUNTRIES. POPULATIONS IN MORE TROUBLE THAN PREVIOUSLY THOUGHT  http://sco.lt/63ur8T



 

 -▶ HUNTING SEED DISPERSING ANIMALS PUSHING CENTRAL AFRICAN FORESTS TOWARD ECOLOGICAL COLLAPSE  http://sco.lt/6Q8PZp

 ▶ TWO THIRDS LOSS OF TOP PREDATORS CAUSING GLOBAL ECOSYSTEMS TO COLLAPSE - IMPACTING BOTH ENVIRONMENTAL AND HUMAN HEALTH http://sco.lt/8K1lJJ

United Nations News Centre, June 28, 2014

  -▶ UN CHIEF ADOPTS LION CUB TO SUPPORT EFFORTS AGAINST WILDLIFE TRAFFICKING  http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=48163


Guardian Environment, April 29, 2014
-▶ THE "INHUMANITY" OF THE ILLEGAL WILDLIFE TRADE: FOUR CALVES AMONG SIX ELEPHANTS MURDERED IN KENYAN NATIONAL PARK.
Poachers chopped tusks off three of the elephants, and hacked the face off one juvenile in Tsavo East national park http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/apr/29/calves-elephants-killed-kenyan-national-park



                                        RHINOS IN CRISIS

POACHING AND ILLEGAL TRADE REACH HIGHEST LEVELS IN 20 YEARS http://sco.lt/6zVwtl


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                                            ELEPHANTS

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 May 9, 2013 Huffington Post Green

-▶ MASSIVE ELEPHANT SLAUGHTER STRIKES SANCTUARY (GRAPHIC PHOTOS) http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/10/central-african-republic-elephants-dzanga-ndoki_n_3255935.html?utm_hp_ref=green

 


                                       AN INCREDIBLE WATCH

                                           ELEPHANT CULTURE
                      "ECHO" AN ELEPHANT TO REMEMBER" (53:10)
                                PBS Nature:  Intro & Full Episode
Echo, Africa’s most famous elephant, was the subject of many films and the matriarch of perhaps the most studied wild elephant herd in the world. In May of 2009, she died of natural causes. This film is a look back at this remarkable animal through extraordinary footage and interviews with the researchers that cared for and studied Echo and her family
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/echo-an-elephant-to-remember/introduction/5755/

Focusing on Wildlife
▶  62% OF ALL AFRICA'S FOREST ELEPHANTS KILLED IN 10 YEARS - COULD BE EXTINCT IN 10 YEARS (GRAPH) (warning: graphic images) http://focusingonwildlife.com/news/62-of-all-africas-forest-elephants-killed-in-10-years-warning-graphic-images/


16 March 2013 - New York Times

-▶ TENS OF THOUSANDS OF FOREST ELEPHANTS HAVE BEEN BUTCHERED IN THE PAST DECADE

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/17/opinion/sunday/slaughter-of-the-african-elephants.html?_r=0


Guardian Environment, September 23, 2014
-▶ ELEPHANT KILLINGS IN MOZAMBIQUE HAPPENING ON AN 'INDUSTRIALISED' SCALE http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/sep/23/elephant-killings-industrialised-scale-illegal-ivory-trade


▶  OVER 11,000 ELEPHANTS KILLED BY POACHERS IN A SINGLE PARK  [warning: graphic photo] » http://focusingonwildlife.com/news/over-11000-elephants-killed-by-poachers-in-a-single-park-warning-graphic-photo/


                                        PASSING OF A GIANT

                                   DEATH OF AN ELEPHANT

                                        http://sco.lt/6gxrW5

 

                                                  WATCH

                                              The Ecologist

                                            "LIQUID IVORY:

              HOW PALM OIL IS KILLING INDONESIA'S ELEPHANTS"  http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=vwI-N5KSUjQ

 

                                    ▶  CHADS LAST ELEPHANTS   ▶ 

                           NUMBERS PLUNGE FROM 4,300 TO 450

                                           http://sco.lt/8nnEJd

 

 

                                                   ELEPHANTS

THE MOST CLOSELY-KNIT SOCIETIES OF ANY ANIMAL - GOING, GOING                                 http://sco.lt/5uhjUn


 

▶  EXTINCTION AHEAD: TWO-THIRDS OF FOREST ELEPHANT SLAUGHTERED BY IVORY POACHERS IN PAST DECADE  http://sco.lt/5cG05R


Toronto Star, October 8, 2013

  ▶  WAS THE SLAUGHTER AT KENYA WESTGATE MALL FUNDED BY ILLEGAL ELEPHANT IVORY ?  http://www.thestar.com/opinion/commentary/2013/10/07/to_save_elephants_and_fight_terrorism_we_must_boycott_ivory.html

 

 

▶  LEST WE FORGET: Africa's Ivory-Profit Driven Elephant Mass Slaughter Continues - A Family Falls http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3292956185/lest-we-forget-africa-s-ivory-profit-driven-elephant-mass-slaughter-continues-a-family-falls



                          ▶  A WORLD WITHOUT ELEPHANTS   ▶ 

                     UNBEARABLE - POACHING TO EXTINCTION 

                                        http://sco.lt/6hXE5x


                                               -- WATCH --

                             ▶     'BATTLE FOR THE ELEPHANTS'    ▶ 

                                          National Geographic 

                       Global Ivory Trade, Poaching And Extinction

                                          http://sco.lt/8TXlw1

 


 -▶ MASS WOLF KILLINGS ARE BASED ON THE MOST CYNICAL OF PREMISES  http://sco.lt/5TCsBl


  -▶ ENDING THE WAR ON USA WILDLIFE http://sco.lt/8FVdXF



 ▶  ECOCIDE:  A PLAGUE OF DEFORESTATION SWEEPS ACROSS SOUTHEAST ASIA WITH TERRIBLE LOSS OF WILDLIFE AND BIODIVERSITY http://sco.lt/8aPgp7



ORANGUTANS CLING TO LAST REMAINING TREE AS CORPORATE BULLDOZERS DECIMATE FORESTS http://sco.lt/6aimJ7

 

                       THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US 

                                          http://sco.lt/95E5aL

 

 ▶ *** ERADICATING ECOCIDE: WHY BUSINESS LEADERS MUST STEP UP TO THE CHALLENGE http://sco.lt/56vkOH


 

 

                           AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD

                                    The  Natural Eye Project

http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/an-urgent-memo-to-the-world/

 



  ▶  **** MORE ON ELEPHANT POACHING http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/curate?q=ELEPHANTS

 

  ▶  **** MORE ON THE TRAGEDY OF WILDLIFE POACHING http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life?page=1&q=POACHING

 

 

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Human-Wildlife Conflict Who Has The Right Of Way? http://www.scoop.it/t/human-wildlife-conflict-who-has-the-right-of-way

Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People: http://www.scoop.it/t/trophy-hunting-in-africa-it-s-impact-on-wildlife-and-people

Wildlife Conservationists Would Love Your Help http://www.scoop.it/t/wildlife-conservationists-that-would-love-your-help

Wildlife Trafficking; Who Does It? Allow It? http://www.scoop.it/t/animal-poaching-who-does-it-who-allows-it

What's Happening To Africa's Rhino? http://www.scoop.it/t/what-s-happening-to-the-african-rhino

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Losing Our Sacred Connection : Infamous elephant poacher turns cannibal in the Congo

Losing Our Sacred Connection : Infamous elephant poacher turns cannibal in the Congo | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

April 3, 2013 Mongabay

Early on a Sunday morning last summer, the villagers of Epulu awoke to the sounds of shots and screaming. In the eastern reaches of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, that can often mean another round of violence and ethnic murder is under way. In this case, however, something even more horrific was afoot.

Read more at http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0403-gen-congo-poacher-morgan.html#4od0fPHm43QJWuCA.99...

 

April 5, 2013 - Terra Daily
ENDANGERED VIETNAM ELEPHANT 'SKINNED, DISEMBOWELED' http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Endangered_Vietnam_elephant_skinned_disemboweled_999.html

 

POACHERS ENLISTING IMPOVERISHED WILDLIFE RANGER AS ACCOMPLICES IN ELEPHANT, RHINO SLAUGHTERS  http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0401-gen-corrupt-rangers.html

 

 

WOULD ANYONE BUY IVORY IF THEY HAD WITNESSED THIS CRUEL SLAUGHTER? http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/blog/2012/aug/23/ivory-slaughter-yao-ming

 

31 March, 2013 The Guardian
GOLD AND POACHING BRING MURDER AND MISERY TO CONGOLESE WILDLIFE RESERVE http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/mar/31/gold-poaching-murder-congo-wildlife

 

 

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE TRAGEDY OF WILDLIFE POACHING

http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life?q=POACHING

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Our monetized 21st Society is driving humanity into distraction and lust for profits at any cost.  There can only be one result with this disconnection from and pillage of that which supports all life - our natural world.   Extinction.  We seem to have lost our soul's connection to the sacredness of all life and we will end up cannabilizing each other in many ways -- for one thing -- money.

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CHADS LAST ELEPHANTS - NUMBERS PLUNGE FROM 4,300 TO 450

CHADS LAST ELEPHANTS - NUMBERS PLUNGE FROM 4,300 TO 450 | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

 

PARAMILITARY-STYLE TACTICS PROTECTS CHADS LAST ELEPHANTS - NUMBERS PLUNGE FROM 4,300 TO 450  http://ow.ly/kvOaE

 

19 March 2013 - Africa Geographic
-▶ KILLING SPREE SLAUGHTERS 86 ELEPHANTS IN CHAD, INCLUDING 33 PREGNANT FEMALES  http://blog.africageographic.com/africa-geographic-blog/news/killing-spree-slaughters-86-elephants-in-chad/


TreeHugger:

-▶ 86 ELEPHANTS, 33 PREGNANT, SLAUGHTERED IN ONE NIGHT http://www.treehugger.com/endangered-species/86-elephants-33-pregnant-slaughtered-one-night.html


Wildlife Extra News

  ▶ APPROXIMATELY 229,729 ELEPHANTS BRUTALLY SLAUGHTERED AND TRAFFICKED IN FEWER THAN SIX YEARS - INVESTIGATION REVEALS A HIGHLY ORGANISED IVORY TRADE ACROSS ASIA AND AFRICA - 

A new report uncovers the fact that Chinese ivory traffickers are present in virtually every African state, and operate at nearly every point along the supply chain. http://www.wildlifeextra.com/go/news/organised-ivory-trade.html



AN INCREDIBLE WATCH
"ECHO" AN ELEPHANT TO REMEMBER" (53:10)
PBS Nature:  Intro & Full Episode
Echo, Africa’s most famous elephant, was the subject of many films and the matriarch of perhaps the most studied wild elephant herd in the world. In May of 2009, she died of natural causes. This film is a look back at this remarkable animal through extraordinary footage and interviews with the researchers that cared for and studied Echo and her family
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/echo-an-elephant-to-remember/introduction/5755/

 

 19 March 2013 - Mongabay

-▶  In what is being called the worst elephant massacre in Africa this year, poachers have recently killed as many as 89 elephants in Chad.... http://newsongreen.org/poachers-slaughter-89-elephants-in-chad-including-over-30-pregnant-mothers/

 20 March 2013 Al Jazeera:

-▶ POACHERS IN CHAD SLAUGHTER 89 ELEPHANTS http://www.aljazeera.com/news/africa/2013/03/201332085244135472.html



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THE TRAGIC SLAUGHTER OF TEN OF THOUSANDS OF ELEPHANTS -- JUST FOR THEIR TUSKS -- MAY BE EXTINCT BY 2020  http://sco.lt/85wXBZ


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                                                    WATCH:
COMMITMENT OF ELEPHANT MOM IN BABY'S MULTI-YEAR NURTURING http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/watch-commitment-elephant-mom-baby%E2%80%99s-multi-year-nurturing



-▶ 62% OF ALL AFRICA'S FOREST ELEPHANTS SLAUGHTERED IN 10 YEARS (warning: graphic images) http://sco.lt/528gJF

 

August 8, 2013 African Geographic
-▶ RESPONSIBLE FOR THE SLAUGHTER OF 10,000 ELEPHANTS...FACING ONE YEAR IN JAIL? http://blog.africageographic.com/africa-geographic-blog/news/responsible-for-the-slaughter-of-10-000-elephants-facing-one-year-in-jail/


August 13, 2013 Guardian Environment
-▶ THE WILDLIFE POACHING EPIDEMIC:
EXPERTS ESTIMATE THAT A MIND-BOGGLING 25,000 TO 40,000 ELEPHANTS ARE SLAUGHTERED ANNUALLY ACROSS THE AFRICAN CONTINENT.  RHINO POACHING UP IN 2013 http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/aug/13/war-african-poaching-militarisation-fail

 

                                                IVORY POACHING,

               THESE SEVEN IMAGES SHOW THEIR TERRIBLE FATE http://www.fascinatingpics.com/ivory-poaching-a-threat-to-african-elephants-these-7-images-show-their-terrible-fate/

 

 The Dodo, May 07, 2014
-▶ SEVEN WAYS ELEPHANTS ARE A LOT MORE LIKE US THAN YOU THINK https://www.thedodo.com/7-ways-elephants-are-a-lot-mor-540480859.html

 

 Standard Digital News, March 1, 2014
-▶ KENYA'S ELEPHANT POPULATION APPEARS TO BE STABILIZING AS TANZANIA POACHERS BUTCHER 30 A DAY http://www.standardmedia.co.ke/?articleID=2000105769&story_title=Kenya-kenya-elephant-population-stabilises-as-tanzania-poachers-butcher-30-a-day

 

                                               WATCH

                                    CNN: VIDEO REPORT:

               WHAT WE CAN DO ABOUT THE POACHING CRISIS 

                                       http://sco.lt/8A2hkX

 

 

-▶ INSIDE THE $19 BILLION GLOBAL ENTERPRISE THAT'S SLAUGHTERING WILDLIFE:  A CRIMINAL HORROR http://sco.lt/6iXuS1

 

                                                      VIDEO

                                                BBC - Future
HOW ELEPHANTS CREATE THE RAIN: JUMBO GARDENERS: HOW ELEPHANTS AFFECT WEATHER http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20140114-elephants-the-forest-gardeners

 

11 March, 2013 - Mongabay

-▶ SEEING THE FORESTS THROUGH THE ELEPHANTS: SLAUGHTERED ELEPHANTS TAKING RAINFOREST TREES WITH THEM

 http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0311-hance-forest-elephants-dispersal.html#PXU2DbqQ2LBlx3xi.02

 

 Huffington Post Green, September 30, 2013
-▶ ELEPHANT SAYS GOODBYE TO AN OLD FRIEND (PHOTO) http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/30/elephant-says-goodbye_n_4004429.html?utm_hp_ref=mostpopular

 

                                                    VIDEO:
                                     THE ELEPHANTS KNEW
WILD ELEPHANTS GATHER INEXPLICABLY, MOURN DEATH OF "ELEPHANT WHISPERER"

http://delightmakers.com/news/wild-elephants-gather-inexplicably-mourn-death-of-elephant-whisperer/

 

Guardian Environment, October 14, 2013
-▶ THE AMAZING INTELLIGENCE OF ELEPHANTS http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/oct/14/elephants-intelligence-pointing-hunted

 

                                               >>ELEPHANTS -

THE MOST CLOSELY-KNIT SOCIETIES OF ANY ANIMAL - GOING, GOING http://sco.lt/5uhjUn

 

 

                                      A LOVELY WATCH

:                 "ECHO: AN UNFORGETTABLE ELEPHANT"  (BBC)

                                     http://sco.lt/7KAzdh

 

June 18, 2013 Africa Geographic

-▶ ELEPHANTS FACE EXTINCTION IF BEIJING DOES NOT BAN IVORY TRADE, NOW http://blog.africageographic.com/africa-geographic-blog/news/elephants-face-extinction-if-beijing-does-not-ban-ivory-trade/

 

July 9, 2013 Guardian Environment, Paula Kahumbu
-▶ GUNS WILL NOT WIN THE WAR AGAINST ELEPHANT POACHERS http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/africa-wild/2013/jul/09/guns-war-elephant-poachers?CMP=EMCENVEML1631

 

                                                  WATCH

                                              The Ecologist

 "LIQUID IVORY: HOW PALM OIL IS KILLING INDONESIA'S ELEPHANTS"  http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=vwI-N5KSUjQ

 

 May 9, 2013 Huffington Post Green

-▶ MASSIVE ELEPHANT SLAUGHTER STRIKES SANCTUARY (GRAPHIC PHOTOS) http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/10/central-african-republic-elephants-dzanga-ndoki_n_3255935.html?utm_hp_ref=green

 

 16 March 2013 - New York Times

-▶ TENS OF THOUSANDS OF FOREST ELEPHANTS HAVE BEEN BUTCHERED IN THE PAST DECADE

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/17/opinion/sunday/slaughter-of-the-african-elephants.html?_r=0

 

                                               WATCH

                      National Geographic 4-Part Series

                          BATTLE FOR THE ELEPHANTS'

                Global Ivory Trade, Poaching And Extinction

                                    http://sco.lt/8TXlw1

 

 SOME GOOD NEWS....

28 March, 2013 - Africam
-▶ CENTRAL AFRICA IS FORMING AN ARMY OF 1000 SOLDIERS TO PROTECT ITS ELEPHANTS http://www.africam.com/wildlife/central_africa_forming_army_1000_soldiers_protect_its_elephants


April 26, 2013 Environmental News Service
-▶ ELEPHANTS POACHED AMIDST CHAOS IN CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC - CONGO, CAMEROON http://ens-newswire.com/2013/04/26/elephants-slaughtered-amidst-chaos-in-central-african-republic/

 

 

                         International Conservation Forum
                        IS MY IVORY WORTH IT? VIDEOS

                 HELP SAVE ENDANGERED ELEPHANTS

                 http://www.icforum.info/category/elephants/

 

 

-▶ MASSIVE PALM OIL PLANTATION WILL "CUT THE HEART OUT" OF CAMEROON'S RAINFOREST, DESTROYING INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES AND WILDLIFE HABITAT  http://sco.lt/8lmMBF

 

 

-▶ PASSING OF A GIANT:  DEATH OF AN ELEPHANT http://sco.lt/6gxrW5

 

 

7 March, 2013 Mongabay

-▶ WHAT HAPPENED TO THE ELEPHANTS OF BOUBA NDJIDA? [warning: graphic photos] http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0307-russo-elephants-bouba-njida.html

 

6 March 2013 - International Union for Conservation of Nature
-▶ AN UNCERTAIN FUTURE FOR AFRICAN ELEPHANTS http://ecowatch.com/2013/poaching-african-elephants/

 

19 February 2013 Terra Daily

-▶ 2012 ANOTHER DEADLY YEAR FOR ELEPHANTS IN AFRICA: CITES http://www.terradaily.com/reports/2012_another_deadly_year_for_elephants_in_Africa_CITES_999.html

 

-▶ FOUR ACTIVIST STOPPING THE IVORY TRADE IN CHINA - JULIETTESPEAKS http://juliettespeaks.org/four-activists-stopping-the-ivory-trade-in-china/



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                              AND IT'S JUST NOT ELEPHANTS


                                   ECOLOGICAL ARMAGEDDON

                                          EXTINCTION CRISIS

IN 40 YEARS WE HAVE DISAPPEARED HALF OF THE WORLD'S WILD ANIMALS  http://sco.lt/8fK5eT



 

-▶ RHINOS IN CRISIS TOO: POACHING AND ILLEGAL TRADE REACH HIGHEST LEVELS IN 20 YEARS http://sco.lt/6zVwtl

 

-▶ GIRAFFE KILLING SPREE IS HUNTING FOR ALL THE FAMILY http://sco.lt/98qGVF

 

March 6, 2013 Time Magazine

-▶ HALF OF AFRICA'S LIONS MAY GO EXTINCT IN 40 YEARS  - Yahoo! News http://news.yahoo.com/half-africas-lions-may-extinct-40-years-160131003.html

 

5 March, 2013 - TIME MAGAZINE
-▶ SURVIVAL OF SPECIES: WHY IT'S TIME TO GET SERIOUS ABOUT THE BLOODY ILLEGAL WILDLIFE TRADE http://science.time.com/2013/03/05/traffic-why-its-time-to-get-serious-about-the-bloody-illegal-wildlife-trade/#ixzz2MnadVlS2WildlifeTrade

 

-▶  ECOCIDE PROFITS : Does CITES offer any hope?  http://sco.lt/8oKSJ7

 

 

                                    MORE ON THE ELEPHANTS

http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life?q=ELEPHANTS

 

                   MORE ON ILLEGAL WILDLIFE POACHING

http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life?q=POACHING

 

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                              AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD

                                       The Natural Eye Project

http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/an-urgent-memo-to-the-world/

 

 -▶ THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US.  CAN HUMANS SURVIVE? http://sco.lt/630INt

 

                                                   WATCH:

                                                  "HOME"

                An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2011/03/26/home-an-exquisite-story-of-our-world/

 

 

 

 

 

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how could  they get away with doing   this   to a beautiful elli ....done without compassion ...pure evil!

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Extinction Ahead : Two-thirds of forest elephants killed by ivory poachers in past decade

Extinction Ahead : Two-thirds of forest elephants killed by ivory poachers in past decade | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

March 5, 2013 = African forest elephants decline by 62% in 10 years - Could Be Extinct Within Decade - BBC Nature http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/21655613


AN INCREDIBLE WATCH
"ECHO" AN ELEPHANT TO REMEMBER"
PBS Nature:  Intro & Full Episode

Echo, Africa’s most famous elephant, was the subject of many films and the matriarch of perhaps the most studied wild elephant herd in the world. In May of 2009, she died of natural causes. This film is a look back at this remarkable animal through extraordinary footage and interviews with the researchers that cared for and studied Echo and her family
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/echo-an-elephant-to-remember/introduction/5755/

 

March 5, 2013 - The threat of extinction is growing for African forest elephants, according to a study released at the Cites summit in Bangkok - The Guardian Environment ... http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/mar/05/two-thirds-forest-elephants-killed

 

MORE ON POACHING AND ELEPHANTS

http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life?q=ELEPHANTS

 

 

 

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All About Elephants

All About Elephants | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

WORLD WILDLIFE FUND:

Once common throughout Africa and Asia, elephant numbers were severely depleted the 19th century, largely due to the massive ivory trade. While some populations are now stable, poaching and habitat destruction continue to threaten the species.... http://wwf.panda.org/what_we_do/endangered_species/elephants/index.cfm


Wildlife Extra News

  ▶ APPROXIMATELY 229,729 ELEPHANTS KILLED AND TRAFFICKED IN FEWER THAN SIX YEARS - INVESTIGATION REVEALS A HIGHLY ORGANISED IVORY TRADE ACROSS ASIA AND AFRICA - 

A new report uncovers the fact that Chinese ivory traffickers are present in virtually every African state, and operate at nearly every point along the supply chain. http://www.wildlifeextra.com/go/news/organised-ivory-trade.htm



AN INCREDIBLE WATCH
"ECHO" AN ELEPHANT TO REMEMBER" (53:10)
PBS Nature:  Intro & Full Episode
Echo, Africa’s most famous elephant, was the subject of many films and the matriarch of perhaps the most studied wild elephant herd in the world. In May of 2009, she died of natural causes. This film is a look back at this remarkable animal through extraordinary footage and interviews with the researchers that cared for and studied Echo and her family
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/echo-an-elephant-to-remember/introduction/5755/


 

Mongabay, May 3, 2014
▶ CULLING ELEPHANTS LEAVES AN IMPACT ON THEIR SOCIAL STRUCTURE DECADES LATER.  Scientists are finding that past African elephant culling operations, despite having ended decades ago, have greatly impacted surviving elephant populations and dramatically disrupted their social behavior. Researchers from the University of Sussex studied and compared the social behavior of two elephant herds: one that was severely affected by 1970 and 1980 culling operations and a herd that was relatively unaffected. In their results, published in the journal Frontiers in Zoology, researchers Prof. Karen McComb and Dr. Graeme Shannon found that the elephant herds that had experienced culling operations exhibited signs of post traumatic stress disorder. http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0530-mark-elephants-killing.html

 

 Nature, PBS

UNFORGETTABLE ELEPHANTS: WHAT IS THE DEPTH OF ELEPHANT EMOTIONS? http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/unforgettable/emotions.html

 

                                     Environmental News Network
                                        EMPATHETIC ELEPHANTS
                    http://www.enn.com/top_stories/article/47077


                     MORE EVIDENCE FOR EMPATHY IN ELEPHANTS

                                                    VIDEO
                              Science/AAAS, February 1, 2014
                         ELEPHANTS CONSOLE EACH OTHER
http://news.sciencemag.org/plants-animals/2014/02/elephants-console-each-other

                                                       AND

One Green Planet

STUDY REVEALS MORE ABOUT THE EMOTIONAL LIVES OF ASIAN ELEPHANTS  http://www.onegreenplanet.org/ne

ws/study-reveals-more-about-the-emotional-lives-of-asian-elephants/


 

Africa Geographic,

- ▶ A BEAUTIFUL, HEART-MOVING STORY - ELEPHANT CALF DEVOTED TO DYING MOTHER (THIS IS NOT A POACHING STORY) http://africageographic.com/blog/elephant-calf-devoted-to-dying-mother/


                                                       VIDEO
                                       EarthTouch News Network
                HERD RESCUES TINY BABY ELEPHANT FROM MUDDY PIT
If you've ever doubted the strength of elephant social bonds, then watch this amazing video of a female elephant rescuing a calf from a slippery waterhole in the Addo Elephant National Park in South Africa.
http://www.earthtouchnews.com/articles/2014/february/20/herd-rescues-tiny-baby-elephant-from-a-muddy-pit.aspx


Earth In Transition, March 26, 2014

- ▶ SURPRISE:  ELEPHANTS ARE REALLY INTELLIGENT (REALLY!) http://www.earthintransition.org/2014/03/surprise-elephants-are-really-intelligent-really/

 

The Dodo, May 07, 2014
-▶  SEVEN WAYS ELEPHANTS ARE A LOT MORE LIKE US THAN YOU THINK https://www.thedodo.com/7-ways-elephants-are-a-lot-mor-540480859.html


                                 =========================


- ▶ ELEPHANTS - THE MOST CLOSELY-KNIT SOCIETIES OF ANY ANIMAL - GOING, GOING ... http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3815779358/elephants-the-most-closely-knit-societies-of-any-animal-going-going

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May 7, 2013 Mongabay

- ▶ A TALE OF TWO ELEPHANTS: CELEBRATING THE LIVES AND MOURNING THE DEATHS OF CIRROCUMULUS AND NGAMPIT http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0507-isaacs-elephants-commentary.html

 

                                                    VIDEO:
                                     THE ELEPHANTS KNEW
 WILD ELEPHANTS GATHER INEXPLICABLY, MOURN DEATH OF "ELEPHANT WHISPERER" http://delightmakers.com/news/wild-elephants-gather-inexplicably-mourn-death-of-elephant-whisperer/

 

 

 National Geographic, March 10, 2014
ELEPHANTS KNOW HOW DANGEROUS WE ARE FROM HOW WE SPEAK http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/03/140310-elephants-amboseli-national-park-kenya-maasai-kamba-lions-science/

 

Earth In Transition, March 26, 2014

- ▶ SURPRISE:  ELEPHANTS ARE REALLY INTELLIGENT (REALLY!) http://www.earthintransition.org/2014/03/surprise-elephants-are-really-intelligent-really/


 Earth in Transition, March 13, 2014
ELEPHANT DESTROYS HOUSE, THEN RESCUES HUMAN BABY http://www.earthintransition.org/2014/03/elephant-destroys-house-rescues-baby/


                                                        VIDEO

                                                BBC - Future
HOW ELEPHANTS CREATE THE RAIN: JUMBO GARDENERS: HOW ELEPHANTS AFFECT WEATHER http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20140114-elephants-the-forest-gardeners


                                      ========================

 

 

- ▶ THE TRAGIC SLAUGHTER OF TENS OF THOUSANDS OF ELEPHANTS -- JUST FOR THEIR TUSKS http://sco.lt/5Bft8T

 

 - ▶ A WORLD WITHOUT ELEPHANTS - UNBEARABLE:  POACHING TO EXTINCTION http://sco.lt/7F7mXR

 

                                             ---- WATCH ----

                                     4-PART VIDEO SERIES:

                          'BATTLE FOR THE ELEPHANTS'

                              NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC VIDEO -

                 Global Ivory Trade, Poaching And Extinction

                                       http://sco.lt/8TXlw1

 

-▶ THE ECONOMICS OF THE ILLEGAL WILDLIFE POACHING TRADE:  ONE OF THE MOST LUCRATIVE, DESTRUCTIVE BLACK MARKETS IN THE WORLD http://sco.lt/5576PJ

 

▶  NEW THREAT TO CONSERVATION OF WILDLIFE:  "CYBERPOACHING" - EXTINCTION NEARS http://sco.lt/6CmpXt


 

 

Gr8 VIDEOS: ANIMAL CONSCIOUSNESS AND THE ANIMAL-HUMAN RELATIONSHIP http://sco.lt/7uEZOL


                     

                                                WATCH

                "ECHO: AN UNFORGETTABLE ELEPHANT"  (BBC Version)

                                     http://sco.lt/7KAzdh

 

 

 MORE ON ELEPHANTS, POACHING AND DECLINE

http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life?q=elephants

 

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14 Pygmy Elephants Die Mysteriously in Borneo - Clearing Forests - Elephants become "Pests"

14 Pygmy Elephants Die Mysteriously in Borneo - Clearing Forests - Elephants become "Pests" | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

Jan 31, 2013 NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Fourteen endangered Borneo pygmy elephants died of mysterious causes, conservationists.

Malaysian authorities discovered a group of elephant carcasses close together in the Gunung Rara Forest Reserve, located in the northeastern corner of Borneo (map), a Southeast Asian island shared by Indonesia, Malaysia, and Brunei.

"We don't know officially yet how they died, but what we do know is this is an area of forest that is being cleared for plantations, and it's very common that when the forest is cleared, conflict between humans and elephants spikes," said Long.

For instance, in agricultural areas in neighboring Sumatra, people have put out poisoned fruit for elephants to eat, causing a whole herd to drop dead in one area. The poison is usually whatever is locally available, such as rodenticide, he said.

say.... http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/01/130131-borneo-pygmy-elephants-killings-animals-conservation-science/?utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=Social&utm_content=link_tw20130204news-pygele&utm_campaign=Content

 

Jan 30, 2013

MORE BORNEO PYGMY ELEPHANTS FOUND DEAD, TOLL RISES TO 13 - Poisoned? http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/30/borneo-pygmy-elephants-dead_n_2579880.htmlhttp://www.npr.org/2012/10/25/163629043/in-a-tanzanian-village-elephant-poachers-thrive

 

March 17, 2013 - Focusing on Wildlife

NEW PLANTATION CONCESSIONS THREATEN BORNEO PYGMY ELEPHANTS http://focusingonwildlife.com/news/new-plantation-concessions-threaten-borneo-pygmy-elephants/

 

PALM OIL ECOCIDE - THE DEFORESTATION HOLOCAUST: Fast-Tracking Our Own Extinction http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/1510545458/fast-tracking-our-own-extinction-the-deforestation-holocaust-

 

                                                  WATCH

                                              The Ecologist

 "LIQUID IVORY: HOW PALM OIL IS KILLING INDONESIA'S ELEPHANTS"  http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=vwI-N5KSUjQ

 

MORE ON ELEPHANTS, POACHING AND DECLINE

http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life?q=elephants

 

 

 

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Kenya: Entire family of 11 elephants wiped out VIDEO

Kenya: Entire family of 11 elephants wiped out VIDEO | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

 

 Jan 15, 2013 Cause2 Causes

- ▶ ENTIRE ELEPHANT FAMILY KILLED FOR IVORY IN AFRICA  http://www.care2.com/causes/entire-elephant-family-killed-for-their-ivory.html

 

                                                  WATCH

THE IVORY TRADE: POACHERS SLAUGHTER ENTIRE ELEPHANT FAMILY IN KENYA  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wTRuj8-F2tQ


Wildlife Extra News

  ▶ APPROXIMATELY 229,729 ELEPHANTS BRUTALLY SLAUGHTERED AND TRAFFICKED IN FEWER THAN SIX YEARS - INVESTIGATION REVEALS A HIGHLY ORGANISED IVORY TRADE ACROSS ASIA AND AFRICA - 

A new report uncovers the fact that Chinese ivory traffickers are present in virtually every African state, and operate at nearly every point along the supply chain. http://www.wildlifeextra.com/go/news/organised-ivory-trade.html

 

June 9, 2013 The Guardian
- ▶ KENYA OVERHAULS WILDLIFE LAWS FOLLOWING RISE IN ELEPHANT AND RHINO DEATHS http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/africa-wild/2013/jun/07/kenya-wildlife-laws-elephant-rhino-deaths


                                           RHINOS IN CRISIS

POACHING AND ILLEGAL TRADE TAKING SPECIES TO BRING OF EXTINCTION http://sco.lt/7nvEiv

 

- ▶ THE TRAGIC SLAUGHTER OF TENS OF THOUSANDS OF ELEPHANTS: JUST FOR THEIR TUSKS = MAY BE EXTINCT BY 2020 http://sco.lt/85wXBZ


AN INCREDIBLE WATCH
"ECHO" AN ELEPHANT TO REMEMBER"
PBS Nature:  Intro & Full Episode

Echo, Africa’s most famous elephant, was the subject of many films and the matriarch of perhaps the most studied wild elephant herd in the world. In May of 2009, she died of natural causes. This film is a look back at this remarkable animal through extraordinary footage and interviews with the researchers that cared for and studied Echo and her family
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/echo-an-elephant-to-remember/introduction/5755/



TerraDaily, December 11, 2012:

- ▶ MALAYSIAN CUSTOMS SEIZE RECORD 24 TONS OF IVORY -- HOW MANY ELEPHANTS IS THAT? http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Malaysian_customs_seize_record_24_tonnes_of_ivory_999.html

 

New York Times, December 25, 2012

- ▶ POVERTY AS WELL AS GREED KILLING AFRICA'S ELEPHANTS - 10,000 MASSACRED IN GABON ALONG http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/27/world/africa/in-gabon-lure-of-ivory-proves-hard-to-resist.html?_r=1


 Guardian, Jan 11, 2013

KENYA TEXT MESSAGE ALERT POACHING

Security officials at Kenya Wildlife Service hope system will help national parks reduce poaching by up to 90%... http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/jan/11/kenya-text-message-alert-poaching

                                                     VIDEO

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yvDvh6dcAz4


 

 

Guardian Environment, October 14, 2013
- ▶ THE AMAZING INTELLIGENCE OF ELEPHANTS http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/oct/14/elephants-intelligence-pointing-hunted

 

- ▶ ELEPHANTS - THE MOST CLOSELY-KNIT SOCIETIES OF ANY ANIMAL - GOING, GOING ... http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3815779358/elephants-the-most-closely-knit-societies-of-any-animal-going-going

 

- ▶ LEST WE FORGET: AFRICA'S IVORY-PROFIT DRIVEN ELEPHANT MASS SLAUGHTER CONTINUES - A FAMILY FALLS  http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3292956185/lest-we-forget-africa-s-ivory-profit-driven-elephant-mass-slaughter-continues-a-family-falls

 

- ▶ IVORY SALE MUST STOP OR AFRICA' ELEPHANT COULD SOON BE EXTINCT, SAY JANE GOODALL  http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3753009181/ivory-sales-must-stop-or-africa-s-elephants-could-soon-be-extinct-says-jane-goodall

 

                                               WATCH

                      National Geographic 4-Part Series

                          BATTLE FOR THE ELEPHANTS'

                Global Ivory Trade, Poaching And Extinction

                                    http://sco.lt/8TXlw1

 

 

- ▶ GOOGLE GRANT HELPS FIGHT POACHERS WITH DRONES

http://mashable.com/2012/12/10/google-grant-wwf/

 

- ▶ HILLARY CLINTON SPEAKS OUT ON CRIMINAL WILDLIFE TRAFFICKING

...  http://ecowatch.org/2012/hillary-clinton-wildlife-trafficking/

 

 NPR, October 25, 2012

- ▶ A WORLD WITHOUT ELEPHANTS: IN A TANZANIAN VILLAGE, ELEPHANT POACHERS THRIVE

http://www.npr.org/2012/10/25/163629043/in-a-tanzanian-village-elephant-poachers-thrive



                                                 WATCH

                                              The Ecologist

                                              LIQUID IVORY

             HOW PALM OIL IS KILLING INDONESIA'S ELEPHANTS"  http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=vwI-N5KSUjQ

 

 - ▶ THE ANIMAL NOBODY WANTS TO KEEP http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3285098855/the-animal-nobody-wants-to-keep


                                         TROPHY HUNTING; 

                        FOR THE LOVE OF BLOOD AND MONEY

http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3983008721/trophy-hunting-for-the-love-of-blood-and-money

 

 

 FOLLOW Wildlife Margrit for Indepth Info On African Wildlife - An Amazing Advocate for Wildlife http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3530944006/follow-wildlife-margrit-for-indepth-info-on-african-wildlife-an-amazing-advocate-for-wildlife

 

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 -▶ THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US.  CAN HUMANS SURVIVE? http://sco.lt/630INt

 

                          AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD

                                       The Natural Eye Project

http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/an-urgent-memo-to-the-world/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Jane Goodall: Ivory sales must stop or Africa's elephants could soon be extinct

Jane Goodall: Ivory sales must stop or Africa's elephants could soon be extinct | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

The conservationist accuses China of fuelling poaching, as tusks are smuggled out in diplomatic bags

December 15, 2012 - The Guardian Jane Goodall, one of the world's greatest conservationists, has made an impassioned plea for a worldwide ban on the sale of ivory to prevent the extinction of the African elephant.

Her call follows the seizure in Malaysia last week of 24 tonnes of illegal ivory and a report by conservationists warning that the illegal ivory trade now threatens governments as rebel groups use the sale of tusks to fund their wars.

"A massive tragedy is unfolding in some parts of Africa. This is desperately serious, unprecedented," she said. "We believe that Tanzania has lost half its elephants in the last three years. Ugandan military planes have been seen over the Democratic Republic of the Congo shooting elephants from the air. Armed militia are now shooting the elephants."... http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2012/dec/16/jane-goodall-ivory-poaching-elephant

 

A WORLD WITHOUT ELEPHANTS - UNBEARABLE - POACHING TO EXTINCTION http://sco.lt/6hXE5x

 

 

December 31, 2012

RHINO POACHING PEAKS ACROSS AFRICA AS DEMAND FOR HORNS SOARS http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/nature/rhino-poachingpeaks-across-africa-as-demand-for-horns-soars-8434200.html

 

July 10, 2012 Guardian Environment
GUNS WILL NOT WIN THE WAR AGAINST ELEPHANT POACHERS http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/africa-wild/2013/jul/09/guns-war-elephant-poachers?CMP=EMCENVEML1631

OUTGUNNED: ILLEGAL WILDLIFE TRADE THREATENING NATIONAL SECURITY, says WWF December 12, 2012 guardian.co.uk http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2012/dec/12/wildlife-trafficking-national-security-wwf

WHY IT'S TIME TO BAN THE IVORY TRADE FOR GOOD [Graphic images: viewer discretion advised] http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2012/dec/16/jane-goodall-ivory-poaching-elephant

 

Huffington Post Green, September 30, 2013
ELEPHANT SAYS GOODBYE TO AN OLD FRIEND (PHOTO) http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/30/elephant-says-goodbye_n_4004429.html?utm_hp_ref=mostpopular

 

 

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The Connection Between Species Extinction, Organized Crime, and the Spread of Disease - Poaching

The Connection Between Species Extinction, Organized Crime, and the Spread of Disease - Poaching | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

Dec. 8, 2012 - Huffington Post Green

THE CONNECTION BETWEEN SPECIES EXTINCTION, ORGANIZED CRIME, AND THE SPREAD OF DISEASE: POACHING

There is no lack of reasons to join efforts to stop wildlife trafficking. Together, we need to protect the source, break the chain and stop demand.

This year alone (2012), we anticipate that 30,000 African elephants will be killed for their ivory. It is estimated that 448 black rhinos were poached in 2012 in South Africa to meet the demand for their horns in Southeast Asia and China. Today, only 3,200 tigers remain in the wild because so many have been killed for their parts. More than 25 million individual sharks will be killed this year for their fins, including many from endangered species.,,

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-cristian-samper/the-connection-between-sp_b_2220725.html



AN INCREDIBLE WATCH
"ECHO" AN ELEPHANT TO REMEMBER"
PBS Nature:  Intro & Full Episode

Echo, Africa’s most famous elephant, was the subject of many films and the matriarch of perhaps the most studied wild elephant herd in the world. In May of 2009, she died of natural causes. This film is a look back at this remarkable animal through extraordinary footage and interviews with the researchers that cared for and studied Echo and her family
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/echo-an-elephant-to-remember/introduction/5755/

 

LEST WE FORGET: Africa's Ivory-Profit Driven Elephant Mass Slaughter Continues - A Family Falls http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3292956185/lest-we-forget-africa-s-ivory-profit-driven-elephant-mass-slaughter-continues-a-family-falls

 THE DIRTY WAR AGAINST AFRICA'S RHINOS - Extinction Is Forever http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3527088396/the-dirty-war-against-africa-s-rhinos-extinction-is-forever

 DRONES COULD SOON BE HELPING PROTECT RHINO, TIGERS AND ELEPHANT in Africa and Asia http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3645438876/drones-could-soon-be-helping-protect-rhinos-tigers-and-elephants-in-africa-and-asia

 

 

WATCH: "SAVING LEUSER - TRIPA" A Short film by Carlos Quiles - YouTube The video is a short story of the long term documentary Saving Leuser. We need the maximum support not just for Tripa but to save the Leuser ecosystem, the only place in the world that hosts five endangered species as tigers, rhinos, orangutans, elephants and bears.... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ICBxZ4zg8y8

 

Guardian Environment, March 24, 2014
AUSTRALIAN COMPANIES ACCUSED OF JEOPARDIZING SUMATRAN PRIZED LEUSER ECOSYSTEM INDONESIAN THREATENING WILDLIFE EXTINCTION  http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/mar/24/australian-companies-accused-of-hampering-conservation-in-indonesia

 

 

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In A Tanzanian Village, Elephant Poachers Thrive : NPR

In A Tanzanian Village, Elephant Poachers Thrive : NPR | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it
In an impoverished country, elephant poaching is a quick way to make big money. A pair of poachers explain how they track and kill elephants in one of Africa's top game reserves.

October 25, 2012: NAIROBI

Scientists tell us that elephants have death rituals. They will, for instance, cluster around a dead individual and touch the carcass with their trunks, and then return much later to caress the bones.

"Sometimes when they have a funeral, it's like a party for me," he says. "You shoot one, and before he dies the others come to mourn for the one who is injured. And so I kill another one, and kill another one." ..  http://www.npr.org/2012/10/25/163629043/in-a-tanzanian-village-elephant-poachers-thrive

 

Dar Es Salaam, December 30, 2013
MAJOR UPSURGE IN TANZANIA ELEPHANT POACHING: OFFICIAL http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Major_upsurge_in_Tanzania_elephant_poaching_official_999.html

 

 More than 12,000 elephants are poached (slaughtered) every year in Africa - for just their tusks http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3051466732/more-than-12-000-elephants-are-poached-slaughtered-every-year-in-africa-for-just-their-tusks

 

July 10, 2012 Guardian Environment
GUNS WILL NOT WIN THE WAR AGAINST ELEPHANT POACHERS http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/africa-wild/2013/jul/09/guns-war-elephant-poachers?CMP=EMCENVEML1631

 

Follow Wildlife Margrit for Indepth Info On African Wildlife - An Amazing Advocate for Wildlife http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3530944006/follow-wildlife-margrit-for-indepth-info-on-african-wildlife-an-amazing-advocate-for-wildlife

 

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The Economics Of The Illegal Wildlife Poaching Trade - One Of The Most Lucrative, Destructive Black Markets In The World

The Economics Of The Illegal Wildlife Poaching Trade - One Of The Most Lucrative, Destructive Black Markets In The World | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

 

May 29, 2013 Economy Watch

THE ECONOMICS OF THE ILLEGAL WILDLIFE TRADE

The illegal trade of animals or animal parts has become one of the most lucrative black market activities in the world. Driven by the promise of high profit margins, poachers in Africa – namely militias, armed groups, and insurgent groups – have driven rhinos and elephants close to extinction, while murdering hundreds of park rangers in the process.  NGOs and governments now face a race against time to reduce demand for wildlife trade, particularly in Asia, as well as to equip those on the frontline to fight a well-armed enemy.... http://www.economywatch.com/economy-business-and-finance-news/the-economics-of-the-illegal-wildlife-trade.29-05.html


Wildlife Extra News

  ▶ APPROXIMATELY 229,729 ELEPHANTS KILLED AND TRAFFICKED IN FEWER THAN SIX YEARS - INVESTIGATION REVEALS A HIGHLY ORGANISED IVORY TRADE ACROSS ASIA AND AFRICA - 

A new report uncovers the fact that Chinese ivory traffickers are present in virtually every African state, and operate at nearly every point along the supply chain. http://www.wildlifeextra.com/go/news/organised-ivory-trade.htm

 

 ▶  WOULD ANYONE BUY IVORY IF THEY HAD WITNESSED THIS CRUEL SLAUGHTER? http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/blog/2012/aug/23/ivory-slaughter-yao-ming

 

                                                IVORY POACHING,

               THESE SEVEN IMAGES SHOW THEIR TERRIBLE FATE http://www.fascinatingpics.com/ivory-poaching-a-threat-to-african-elephants-these-7-images-show-their-terrible-fate/

 

IOL SciTech, February 06, 2014
  ▶  LIFTING IVORY BAN WILL BE CRIMINAL: JANE GOODALL http://www.iol.co.za/scitech/science/environment/lifting-ivory-ban-will-be-criminal-goodall-1.1643093#.Ux1LZ15kJK5

 

The Dodo, May 08, 2014
-▶ CHINA STEPS UP:  PLEDGE A WHOPPING $100 MILLION TO STOP POACHING China, a notorious source of demand for a massive illegal wildlife trade, is stepping up its game to save wildlife with a massive $100 million donation to combat poaching in Africa. The Chinese Premier, Li Keqiang, announced the fund during a visit to the African Union headquarters in Addis Ababa.

The fund is not a moment too soon -- an estimated 22,000-35,000 elephants are killed every year by poachers, while last year poachers killed over 1,000 rhinos in South Africa alone... https://www.thedodo.com/china-steps-up-politician-pled-542006018.html

 

September 5, 2013 Treehugger
  ▶  POACHERS POISON WATERING HOLES WITH CYANIDE, KILLING 41 ELEPHANTS, THREATENING OTHER SPECIES TOO http://www.treehugger.com/endangered-species/poachers-poison-watering-hole-kill-41-african-elephants.html

 

 

                                                 VIDEO REPORT

                                          July 19, 2013 BBC News -

  ▶   HUGE IVORY HAUL FROM BABY ELEPHANTS AT HONG KONG'S PORT OF KWAI CHUNG Chung http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-23379038

 

▶  THE TRAGIC SLAUGHTER OF TENS OF THOUSANDS OF ELEPHANTS -- JUST FOR THEIR TUSKS  http://sco.lt/8GNLvN

 

▶  NEW THREAT TO CONSERVATION OF WILDLIFE:  "CYBERPOACHING" - EXTINCTION NEARS http://sco.lt/6CmpXt

 

▶  CHADS LAST ELEPHANTS - NUMBERS PLUNGE FROM 4,300 TO 450 |  http://sco.lt/8nnEJd

 

  ▶  INSIDE THE GLOBAL INDUSTRY THAT'S SLAUGHTERING AFRICA'S ELEPHANTS - A CRIMINAL HORROR http://sco.lt/62hDkX

 

  ▶  A WORLD WITHOUT ELELPHANTS - UNBEARABLE - POACHING TO EXTINCTION  http://sco.lt/6hXE5x

 

Guardian Environment, October 14, 2013
  ▶  THE AMAZING INTELLIGENCE OF ELEPHANTS http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/oct/14/elephants-intelligence-pointing-hunted

 

 

                                                    VIDEO:
                                     THE ELEPHANTS KNEW
  ▶  WILD ELEPHANTS GATHER INEXPLICABLY, MOURN DEATH OF "ELEPHANT WHISPERER"

http://delightmakers.com/news/wild-elephants-gather-inexplicably-mourn-death-of-elephant-whisperer/

 

Huffington Post Green, September 30, 2013
  ▶  ELEPHANT SAYS GOODBYE TO AN OLD FRIEND (PHOTO) http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/30/elephant-says-goodbye_n_4004429.html?utm_hp_ref=mostpopular

 

                                               >>ELEPHANTS -

  ▶  THE MOST CLOSELY-KNIT SOCIETIES OF ANY ANIMAL - GOING, GOING http://sco.lt/5uhjUn

 

                                                      -- WATCH --

                                      SHORT ANIMATED VIDEO
倒带 REWIND - WHAT IF POACHED IVORY COULD BE RETURNED TO THE ELEPHANTS? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8UFEnsiqxDU&feature=youtu.be&utm_source=buffer&utm_campaign=Buffer&utm_content=bufferf3524&utm_medium=twitter

 

May 29, 2013 World Wildlife Fund
  ▶  UN CHIEF TAKES POACHING CONCERNS TO SECURITY COUNCIL http://wwf.panda.org/how_you_can_help/?uNewsID=208833&utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

 

June 18, 2013 Africa Geographic
  ▶  ELEPHANTS FACE EXTINCTION IF BEIJING DOES NOT BAN IVORY TRADE, NOW http://blog.africageographic.com/africa-geographic-blog/news/elephants-face-extinction-if-beijing-does-not-ban-ivory-trade/

 

                                NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC - VIDEO

                                  "BATTLE FOR THE ELEPHANTS"

                            Global Ivory Trade, Poaching And Extinction

                                          http://sco.lt/8TXlw1

 

 July 10, 2012 Guardian Environment
  ▶  GUNS WILL NOT WIN THE WAR AGAINST ELEPHANT POACHERS http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/africa-wild/2013/jul/09/guns-war-elephant-poachers?CMP=EMCENVEML1631

 

                                      A LOVELY WATCH

:                 "ECHO: AN UNFORGETTABLE ELEPHANT"  (BBC)

                                     http://sco.lt/7KAzdh

 

June 3, 2013 Forest News
  ▶  WHO OWNS THE RIGHTS TO THE WORLD/S COMMON RESOURCES? http://blog.cifor.org/16672/qa-who-owns-the-rights-to-the-worlds-common-resources/#.Ub6-u-swOic

 

                                                      VIDEO

  ▶  CANNED HUNTING INDUSTRY: THE LIONS BRED FOR TROPHY PRIVATE HUNTING http://sco.lt/7vy6Aj

 

 

MORE ON THE TRAGEDY OF WILDLIFE POACHING http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life?page=1&q=POACHING

 

 

 

 

 

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Attention world! PLEASE bouycot Asia. Greed, greed, greed, greed. God, how is it that the powers that be can send people to the moon but can't SAVE the most magnificent animals on this earth.

 

Asia, what are you going to do after you've murdered all our elephant, rhino etc????? How are you then going to quench your greed and lust?

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Poachers enlisting impoverished wildlife rangers as accomplices in elephant, rhino killing

Poachers enlisting impoverished wildlife rangers as accomplices in elephant, rhino killing | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

April 1, 2013 Mongabay

Corruption among wildlife rangers is becoming a serious impediment in the fight against poaching, fuelled by soaring levels of cash offered by criminal poacher syndicates, senior conservation chiefs have admitted... http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0401-gen-corrupt-rangers.html


Wildlife Extra News

  ▶ APPROXIMATELY 229,729 ELEPHANTS BRUTALLY SLAUGHTERED AND TRAFFICKED IN FEWER THAN SIX YEARS - INVESTIGATION REVEALS A HIGHLY ORGANISED IVORY TRADE ACROSS ASIA AND AFRICA - 

A new report uncovers the fact that Chinese ivory traffickers are present in virtually every African state, and operate at nearly every point along the supply chain. http://www.wildlifeextra.com/go/news/organised-ivory-trade.html

 

 

WOULD ANYONE BUY IVORY IF THEY HAD WITNESSED THIS CRUEL SLAUGHTER? http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/blog/2012/aug/23/ivory-slaughter-yao-ming

 

                                                IVORY POACHING,

               THESE SEVEN IMAGES SHOW THEIR TERRIBLE FATE http://www.fascinatingpics.com/ivory-poaching-a-threat-to-african-elephants-these-7-images-show-their-terrible-fate/

 

World Wildlife Fund
STOP WILDLIFE CRIME:  THE VIDEO SERIES http://worldwildlife.org/pages/stop-wildlife-crime-the-series



AN INCREDIBLE WATCH
"ECHO" AN ELEPHANT TO REMEMBER" (53:10)
PBS Nature:  Intro & Full Episode
Echo, Africa’s most famous elephant, was the subject of many films and the matriarch of perhaps the most studied wild elephant herd in the world. In May of 2009, she died of natural causes. This film is a look back at this remarkable animal through extraordinary footage and interviews with the researchers that cared for and studied Echo and her family
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/echo-an-elephant-to-remember/introduction/5755/

 

31 March, 2013 The Guardian
GOLD AND POACHING BRING MURDER AND MISERY TO CONGOLESE WILDLIFE RESERVE http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/mar/31/gold-poaching-murder-congo-wildlife

 

 

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE TRAGEDY OF WILDLIFE POACHING

http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life?q=POACHING

 

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62% of all Africa’s forest elephants slaughtered in 10 years (warning: graphic images) »

62% of all Africa’s forest elephants slaughtered in 10 years (warning: graphic images) » | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

Focusing On Wildlife

62% OF ALL AFRICAN FOREST ELEPHANTS SLAUGHTERED IN 10 YEARS = INFOGRAPH

More than 60 percent of Africa’s forest elephants have been killed in the past decade due to the ivory trade, reports a new study published in the online journal PLOS ONE. The study warns that the diminutive elephant species — genetically distinct from the better-known savanna elephant — is rapidly heading toward extinction....  http://focusingonwildlife.com/news/62-of-all-africas-forest-elephants-killed-in-10-years-warning-graphic-images/


Wildlife Extra News

  ▶ APPROXIMATELY 229,729 ELEPHANTS KILLED AND TRAFFICKED IN FEWER THAN SIX YEARS - INVESTIGATION REVEALS A HIGHLY ORGANISED IVORY TRADE ACROSS ASIA AND AFRICA - 

A new report uncovers the fact that Chinese ivory traffickers are present in virtually every African state, and operate at nearly every point along the supply chain. http://www.wildlifeextra.com/go/news/organised-ivory-trade.html

 

Scientific American, July 09, 2014
 -▶  EXTINCTION COUNTDOWN:  WHY IS NAMIBIA KILLING ITS RARE DESERT ELEPHANTS? http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/extinction-countdown/2014/07/09/namibia-desert-elephants/


AN INCREDIBLE WATCH
"ECHO" AN ELEPHANT TO REMEMBER"
PBS Nature:  Intro & Full Episode

Echo, Africa’s most famous elephant, was the subject of many films and the matriarch of perhaps the most studied wild elephant herd in the world. In May of 2009, she died of natural causes. This film is a look back at this remarkable animal through extraordinary footage and interviews with the researchers that cared for and studied Echo and her family
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/echo-an-elephant-to-remember/introduction/5755/

 

 

MORE ON ELEPHANTS http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life?q=ELEPHANTS

 

MORE ON ILLEGAL WILDLIFE POACHING

http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life?q=POACHING

 

 

 

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'BATTLE FOR THE ELEPHANTS' - NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC VIDEO - Global Ivory Trade, Poaching And Extinction

'BATTLE FOR THE ELEPHANTS' - NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC VIDEO - Global Ivory Trade, Poaching And Extinction | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

African Geographic
STUNNING IMAGES FROM THE FINALISTS IN THE WORLD ELEPHANT DAY PHOTO COMPETITION

http://magazine.africageographic.com/weekly/issue-26/top-10-stories-and-galleries-2014/2-world-elephant-day-photo-competition-gallery/





FEB 27, 2013

- ▶ BATTLE FOR THE ELEPHANTS

A new special from National Geographic Television and PBS explores the brutal ivory trade and its effect on Africa's elephant populations.

A new special from National Geographic Television and PBS explores the brutal ivory trade and its effect on Africa's elephant populations. "Battle for the Elephants," follows journalists Bryan Christy and Aidan Hartley as they track the ivory trade from Tanzania to China.... http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/27/battle-for-the-elephants_n_2768184.html


Wildlife Extra News

  ▶ APPROXIMATELY 229,729 ELEPHANTS KILLED AND TRAFFICKED IN FEWER THAN SIX YEARS - INVESTIGATION REVEALS A HIGHLY ORGANISED IVORY TRADE ACROSS ASIA AND AFRICA - 

A new report uncovers the fact that Chinese ivory traffickers are present in virtually every African state, and operate at nearly every point along the supply chain. http://www.wildlifeextra.com/go/news/organised-ivory-trade.htm

 

                                                WATCH

                         Feb 27, 2013 National Geographic

                          "BATTLE FOR THE ELEPHANTS"

                     http://video.pbs.org/video/2336802391/

 

                      Episode 4 - MASSIVE IVORY STOCKPILE http://newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/2013/02/27/battle-for-the-elephants-episode-4-massive-ivory-stockpile/


WorldWildlife Fund
 ▶  SEVEN THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT ELEPHANTS http://www.worldwildlife.org/stories/seven-things-you-should-know-about-elephants


                                    

 ▶  THE TRAGIC SLAUGHTER OF TENS OF THOUSANDS OF ELEPHANTS -- JUST FOR THEIR TUSKS  http://sco.lt/8GNLvN


August 13, 2013 Guardian Environment
                      THE WILDLIFE POACHING EPIDEMIC:
  ▶  EXPERTS ESTIMATE THAT A MIND-BOGGLING 25,000 TO 40,000 ELEPHANTS ARE SLAUGHTERED ANNUALLY ACROSS THE AFRICAN CONTINENT.  RHINO POACHING UP IN 2013 http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/aug/13/war-african-poaching-militarisation-fail


AN INCREDIBLE WATCH
"ECHO" AN ELEPHANT TO REMEMBER"
PBS Nature:  Intro & Full Episode

Echo, Africa’s most famous elephant, was the subject of many films and the matriarch of perhaps the most studied wild elephant herd in the world. In May of 2009, she died of natural causes. This film is a look back at this remarkable animal through extraordinary footage and interviews with the researchers that cared for and studied Echo and her family
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/echo-an-elephant-to-remember/introduction/5755/


Guardian Environment, October 14, 2013
- ▶ THE AMAZING INTELLIGENCE OF ELEPHANTS http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/oct/14/elephants-intelligence-pointing-hunted

 

                                                    VIDEO:
                                     THE ELEPHANTS KNEW
- ▶ WILD ELEPHANTS GATHER INEXPLICABLY, MOURN DEATH OF "ELEPHANT WHISPERER"

http://delightmakers.com/news/wild-elephants-gather-inexplicably-mourn-death-of-elephant-whisperer/


- ▶ ELEPHANT SOCIETIES - THE MOST CLOSELY-KNIT FAMILIES OF ANY ANIMAL http://sco.lt/5NWzyr


TerraDaily January 25, 2014
- ▶ IVORY COAST ELEPHANTS GET NEW HOME AS HABITAT SHRINKS FROM BIG AGRICULTURE TAKEOVER http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Ivory_Coast_elephants_get_new_home_as_habitat_shrinks_999.html


 ▶ THE PASSING OF A GIANT: DEATH OF AN ELEPHANT http://sco.lt/8ps0gb

 

                                                IVORY POACHING,

               THESE SEVEN IMAGES SHOW THEIR TERRIBLE FATE http://www.fascinatingpics.com/ivory-poaching-a-threat-to-african-elephants-these-7-images-show-their-terrible-fate/

 

IOL SciTech, February 06, 2014
  ▶  LIFTING IVORY BAN WILL BE CRIMINAL: JANE GOODALL http://www.iol.co.za/scitech/science/environment/lifting-ivory-ban-will-be-criminal-goodall-1.1643093#.Ux1LZ15kJK5

 

Mongabay - Feb 28, 2013

- ▶ ELEPHANT MASSACRE IN CONGO - 75 PERCENT LOSS OF ITS ELEPHANTS IN 15 YEARS DUE TO POACHING FOR IVORY
Read more at http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0228-congo-elephant-massacre.html#H3mZ7QFCCJmqRABO.99

 

July 19, 2013 BBC News

- ▶ A WORLD WITHOUT ELEPHANTS - UNBEARABLE ------- Poaching to Extinction http://sco.lt/6hXE5x

 

▶  EXTINCTION AHEAD: TWO-THIRDS OF FOREST ELEPHANT SLAUGHTERED BY IVORY POACHERS IN PAST DECADE  http://sco.lt/5cG05R

 

▶  INSIDE THE GLOBAL INDUSTRY THAT'S SLAUGHTERING AFRICA'S ELEPHANTS -- A CRIMINAL HORROR http://sco.lt/62hDkX

 

 Mongabay, December 02, 2013
- ▶ 22,000 ELEPHANTS SLAUGHTERED FOR THEIR IVORY IN 2012 http://news.mongabay.com/2013/1202-hance-elephant-poaching-2012.html

 

Focusing on Wildlife
- ▶ 62% OF ALL AFRICA'S FOREST ELEPHANTS KILLED IN 20 YEARS (Warning: Graphic Images) GRAPH http://focusingonwildlife.com/news/62-of-all-africas-forest-elephants-killed-in-10-years-warning-graphic-images/

 

- ▶ POACHERS KILL 300 ELEPHANTS CYANIDE WORST MASSACRE IN SOUTHERN AFRICA IN 25 YEARS http://www.treehugger.com/endangered-species/poachers-kill-300-elephants-cyanide-worst-massacre-southern-africa-25-years.html

 

 

                                                      VIDEO:

- ▶ KENYA: ENTIRE FAMILY OF 11 ELEPHANTS WIPED OUT http://sco.lt/6cBr1d

 

 - ▶ CHADS LAST ELEPHANTS - NUMBERS PLUNGE FROM 4,300 TO 450 | http://sco.lt/8nnEJd

 

                                           BBC VIDEO REPORT

                                     July 19, 2013 BBC News

HUGE IVORY HAUL FROM BABY ELEPHANTS AT HONG KONG'S PORT OF KWAI CHUNG  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-23379038

 

 July 32, 2013 Bangkok Post
- ▶ A DYING BREED: ONE BY ONE THEY DIE - AN INCREASINGLY DANGEROUS ENVIRONMENT FOR WILD ELEPHANTS http://www.bangkokpost.com/lifestyle/culture/362296/a-dying-breed

 

 

▶  NEW THREAT TO CONSERVATION OF WILDLIFE:  "CYBERPOACHING" - EXTINCTION NEARS http://sco.lt/6CmpXt

 

▶  THE ECONOMICS OF THE ILLEGAL WILDLIFE POACHING TRADE: ONE OF THE MOST LUCRATIVE, DESTRUCTIVE BLACK MARKETS IN THE WORLD http://sco.lt/5576PJ

 

August 8, 2013 Treehugger
- ▶ ELEPHANTS TAKE REVENGE ON INDIAN VILLAGES AFTER HERD MEMBER IS KILLED BY TRAIN http://www.treehugger.com/natural-sciences/elephants-ransack-village-after-member-their-herd-was-hit-train.html

 

August 8, 2013 African Geographic

- ▶ RESPONSIBLE FOR THE SLAUGHTER OF 10,000 ELEPHANTS...FACING ONE YEAR IN JAIL? http://blog.africageographic.com/africa-geographic-blog/news/responsible-for-the-slaughter-of-10-000-elephants-facing-one-year-in-jail/

 

June 18, 2013 Africa Geographic

- ▶ ELEPHANTS FACE EXTINCTION IF BEIJING DOES NOT BAN IVORY TRADE, NOW http://blog.africageographic.com/africa-geographic-blog/news/elephants-face-extinction-if-beijing-does-not-ban-ivory-trade/

 

- ▶ LEST WE FORGET: - A FAMILY FALLS Africa's Ivory-Profit Driven Elephant Mass Slaughter Continues  http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3292956185/lest-we-forget-africa-s-ivory-profit-driven-elephant-mass-slaughter-continues-a-family-falls

 

 

March 3, 2013

- ▶ THAI PRIME MINISTER ANNOUNCES END TO IVORY TRADE http://www.wwf.org.au/?6241/Thai-prime-minister-announces-end-to-ivory-trade

 

March 3, 2013

- ▶ THEY'RE STANDING IN LINE : THREE IVORY TRADERS FOR EVERY THAI ELEPHANT  - Nature - Environment - The Independent http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/nature/three-ivory-traders-for-every-thai-elephant-8518011.html

 

- ▶ ECOCIDE NATION:  ACTIVISTS CALL FOR SANCTIONS OVER THAILAND'S ELEPHANT IVORY TRADE NBC World News http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/03/02/17156137-activists-to-call-for-sanctions-over-thailands-elephant-ivory-trade?lite

 

 

- ▶ ‘WHITE GOLD" IN CHINA - SLIDE SHOW - NYTimes.com http://www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2013/03/01/world/asia/20130301IVORY.html

 

March 4, 2013 - New York Times

- ▶ THE PRICE OF IVORY:  AN ILLICIT TRAIL OF AFRICAN IVORY TO CHINA http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/02/world/asia/an-illicit-trail-of-african-ivory-to-china.html?partner=rss&emc=rss&_r=1&;

 

Feb 27, 2013

- ▶ BLOOD IVORY BECOMING A HOT COMMODITY AMONG CHINA'S GROWING MIDDLE CLASS - ‘BATTLE FOR THE ELEPHANTS;" http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/02/battle-for-the-elephants-blood-ivory-becoming-a-hot-commodity-among-chinas-growing-middle-class.html

 

                                      A LOVELY WATCH

:                 "ECHO: AN UNFORGETTABLE ELEPHANT"  (BBC)

                                   http://sco.lt/7KAzdh

 

 - ▶ DRONES COULD SOON BE HELPING PROTECT RHINOS, TIGERS AND ELEPHANTS IN AFRICA AND ASIA - THANKS TO CASH FROM GOOGLE http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3645438876/drones-could-soon-be-helping-protect-rhinos-tigers-and-elephants-in-africa-and-asia

 

National Geographic

- ▶ WHEN ELEPHANT BECOME PESTS : 14 PYGMY ELEPHANTS DIE MYSTERIOUSLY IN BORNEO IN FORESTS BEING CLEARED FOR PALM OIL PLANTATIONS  http://sco.lt/7J03HN


                                                 VIDEO -

                               Al Jazeerah, March 20, 2013 -

                    MARAUDING ELEPHANTS AND A BEE FENCE

In recent years, a successful conservation programme has seen the number of elephants rise in Kenya. But there is a problem – marauding gangs of elephants are increasingly raiding farmers' crops and destroying property.,, http://ow.ly/iePPk

 

 

- ▶ WILL AFRICAN ELEPHANTS BE EXTINCT IN TEN YEARS?  | Aid for Africa http://www.aidforafrica.org/blog/will-african-elephants-be-extinct-in-ten-years/

 

 

 

- ▶ MORE ON THE TRAGEDY OF ELEPHANT SLAUGHTER

http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life?q=elephants

 

- ▶ MORE ON WILDLIFE POACHING

http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life?q=POACHING

 

- ▶ FOLLOW WILDLIFE MARGRIT FOR INDEPTH INFO ON AFRICAN WILDLIFE POACHING  - An Amazing Advocate for Wildlife http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3530944006/follow-wildlife-margrit-for-indepth-info-on-african-wildlife-an-amazing-advocate-for-wildlife

 

 

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Gabon bans large-calibre arms to stem elephant poaching now at 20,000+ in past decade

Gabon bans large-calibre arms to stem elephant poaching now at 20,000+ in past decade | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

Libreville (AFP) Feb 15, 2013 - Gabon is banning large-calibre arms after experiencing a surge in elephant poaching in its national parks, the interior ministry said Friday.... http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Gabon_bans_large-calibre_arms_to_stem_elephant_poaching_999.html

 

July 10, 2012 Guardian Environment
GUNS WILL NOT WIN THE WAR AGAINST ELEPHANT POACHERS http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/africa-wild/2013/jul/09/guns-war-elephant-poachers?CMP=EMCENVEML1631


AN INCREDIBLE WATCH
"ECHO" AN ELEPHANT TO REMEMBER"
PBS Nature:  Intro & Full Episode

Echo, Africa’s most famous elephant, was the subject of many films and the matriarch of perhaps the most studied wild elephant herd in the world. In May of 2009, she died of natural causes. This film is a look back at this remarkable animal through extraordinary footage and interviews with the researchers that cared for and studied Echo and her family
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/echo-an-elephant-to-remember/introduction/5755/

 

 OVER 11,000 ELEPHANTS KILLED BY POACHERS IN A SINGLE PARK  [warning: graphic photo] » http://focusingonwildlife.com/news/over-11000-elephants-killed-by-poachers-in-a-single-park-warning-graphic-photo/


Wildlife Extra News

  ▶ APPROXIMATELY 229,729 ELEPHANTS BRUTALLY SLAUGHTERED AND TRAFFICKED IN FEWER THAN SIX YEARS - INVESTIGATION REVEALS A HIGHLY ORGANISED IVORY TRADE ACROSS ASIA AND AFRICA - 

A new report uncovers the fact that Chinese ivory traffickers are present in virtually every African state, and operate at nearly every point along the supply chain. http://www.wildlifeextra.com/go/news/organised-ivory-trade.html

 

 

TENS OF THOUSANDS OF ELEPHANTS ARE POACHED (SLAUGHTERED) EVERY YEAR IN AFRICA - JUST FOR THEIR TUSKS  http://www.wildaid.org/elephants

 

August 8, 2013 African Geographic
RESPONSIBLE FOR THE SLAUGHTER OF 10,000 ELEPHANTS...FACING ONE YEAR IN JAIL? http://blog.africageographic.com/africa-geographic-blog/news/responsible-for-the-slaughter-of-10-000-elephants-facing-one-year-in-jail/

 

 

 

MORE ON ELEPHANT POACHING

http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life?q=elephants

 

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A World Without Elephants - Unbearable - Poaching to Extinction

A World Without Elephants - Unbearable - Poaching to Extinction | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it



Wildlife Extra News

  ▶ APPROXIMATELY 229,729 ELEPHANTS KILLED AND TRAFFICKED IN FEWER THAN SIX YEARS - INVESTIGATION REVEALS A HIGHLY ORGANISED IVORY TRADE ACROSS ASIA AND AFRICA - 

A new report uncovers the fact that Chinese ivory traffickers are present in virtually every African state, and operate at nearly every point along the supply chain. http://www.wildlifeextra.com/go/news/organised-ivory-trade.html


The Dodo, November 21, 2014
-▶ IMAGINING A WORLD WITHOUT ELEPHANTS. A poacher’s bullet kills more than elephants — an elephant’s death ricochets through the ecosystem, affecting everything from other animals to the vegetation where the pachyderms roam.  https://www.thedodo.com/world-without-elephants-832031961.html


Focusing On Wildlife

-▶ 62% OF ALL AFRICAN FOREST ELEPHANTS SLAUGHTERED IN 10 YEARS = INFOGRAPH

More than 60 percent of Africa’s forest elephants have been killed in the past decade due to the ivory trade, reports a new study published in the online journal PLOS ONE. The study warns that the diminutive elephant species — genetically distinct from the better-known savanna elephant — is rapidly heading toward extinction....  http://focusingonwildlife.com/news/62-of-all-africas-forest-elephants-killed-in-10-years-warning-graphic-images/



VIDEO
BBC News, September 04, 2014
THE ELEPHANT THAT FLEW.

A baby elephant is filmed standing in a small aircraft, eye-to-eye with the pilot, Gary Roberts - an American nurse and missionary. The orphaned calf is the only survivor of a 100 elephant massacre by poachers. This is how Roberts did his best to keep the animal alive.  http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-29060814

                     

AN INCREDIBLE WATCH
"ECHO" AN ELEPHANT TO REMEMBER"
PBS Nature:  Intro & Full Episode
Echo, Africa’s most famous elephant, was the subject of many films and the matriarch of perhaps the most studied wild elephant herd in the world. In May of 2009, she died of natural causes. This film is a look back at this remarkable animal through extraordinary footage and interviews with the researchers that cared for and studied Echo and her family
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/echo-an-elephant-to-remember/introduction/5755/



THE TRAGIC SLAUGHTER OF TENS OF THOUSANDS OF ELEPHANTS -- JUST FOR THEIR TUSKS 

http://sco.lt/8GNLvN



August 13, 2013 Guardian Environment
- ▶ A MIND-BOGGLING 25,000 TO 40,000 ELEPHANTS ARE SLAUGHTERED ANNUALLY ACROSS THE AFRICAN CONTINENT.  RHINO POACHING UP IN 2013 http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/aug/13/war-african-poaching-militarisation-fail

 

March 5, 2013 BBC Nature -

- ▶ EXTINCTION AHEAD: TWO-THIRDS OF FOREST ELEPHANTS SLAUGHTERED BY POACHERS IN PAST DECADE http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/21655613



- ▶ GABON BANS LARGE-CALIBRE ARMS TO STEM ELEPHANT POACHING NOW AT 20,000 + IN PAST DECADE http://sco.lt/7OfQaP

 

 Guardian Environment, April 25, 2014
  -▶ KENYA TO DEPLOY DRONES IN ALL NATIONAL PARKS IN BID TO TACKLE POACHING http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/apr/25/kenya-drones-national-parks-poaching


Live Science, February 05, 2014

 - ▶ DRONES COULD SOON BE HELPING PROTECT RHINOS, TIGERS AND ELEPHANTS IN AFRICA AND ASIA - THANKS TO CASH FROM GOOGLE  http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3645438876/drones-could-soon-be-helping-protect-rhinos-tigers-and-elephants-in-africa-and-asia


Guardian Environment

- ▶ KENYA TRIALS TEXT MESSAGE ALERTS IN BID TO CURB POACHING AS ENTIRE ELEPHANT FAMILY WIPED OUT  http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/jan/11/kenya-text-message-alert-poaching


Jan 17, 2013 - TreeHugger

- ▶ POACHING IS ON THE RISE IN KENYA, IN WHAT SHOULD BE ONE OF FEW SAFE(ISH) PLACES FOR ELEPHANTS IN AFRICA.... http://www.treehugger.com/endangered-species/are-elephants-doomed.html

 

May 7, 2013 Huffington Post - Slideshow

DAKAR, Senegal -- The WWF said in a statement that suspected poachers belonging to the Seleka rebel group have entered one of Africa's most unique elephant habitats in the Central African Republic, and park guards saw them shooting in the direction... http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/07/seleka-rebels-poaching-elephants_n_3231093.html?ref=topbar#slide=1878054 

 

 

                                            RHINOS IN CRISIS:

POACHING AND ILLEGAL TRADE REACH HIGHEST LEVELS IN 20 YEARS http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3995102006/rhinos-in-crisis-poaching-and-illegal-trade-reach-highest-levels-in-20-years

 


- ▶ THE PASSING OF A GIANT

DEATH OF AN ELEPHANT

http://sco.lt/8ps0gb

 

                                         CHADS LAST ELEPHANTS

                          NUMBERS PLUNGE FROM 4,300 TO 450

                                             http://sco.lt/8nnEJd

 

 Mongabay, December 2, 2013

- ▶ ANTI-POACHING STORY GOES VIRAL IN CHINA - A newspaper story about the impact of the ivory trade has gone viral in China, raising awareness among millions of Chinese, reports the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS)... http://news.mongabay.com/2013/1220-china-viral-elephant-story.html


The Dodo, May 08, 2014

-▶ CHINA STEPS UP:  PLEDGE A WHOPPING $100 MILLION TO STOP POACHING China, a notorious source of demand for a massive illegal wildlife trade, is stepping up its game to save wildlife with a massive $100 million donation to combat poaching in Africa. The Chinese Premier, Li Keqiang, announced the fund during a visit to the African Union headquarters in Addis Ababa.

The fund is not a moment too soon -- an estimated 22,000-35,000 elephants are killed every year by poachers, while last year poachers killed over 1,000 rhinos in South Africa alone... https://www.thedodo.com/china-steps-up-politician-pled-542006018.html

 

Asia News, April 25, 2014
▶  CHINA:  BEIJING BANS THE HUNTING AND TRADING OF 420 ANIMAL SPECIES AT RISK OF EXTINCTION http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Beijing-bans-the-hunting-and-trading-of-420-animal-species-at-risk-of-extinction-30916.html

 

 June 17, 2012 - CNN REPORT

- ▶ WILL ELEPHANTS STILL ROAM EARTH IN 20 YEARS?   -- At the start of the 1980s there were more than a million elephants in Africa. During that decade, 600,000 were destroyed for ivory products. Today perhaps no more than 400,000 remain across the continent, according to Samuel Wasser of the University of Washington, who is widely recognized as an authority on the subject. It is a tragedy beyond reckoning and humanity needs to pay attention to the plight of the elephants before it is too late.

http://edition.cnn.com/2012/06/15/world/africa/elephants-extinction-africa/index.html

 

 August 8, 2013 African Geographic
- ▶ RESPONSIBLE FOR THE SLAUGHTER OF 10,000 ELEPHANTS... ...FACING ONE YEAR IN JAIL? http://blog.africageographic.com/africa-geographic-blog/news/responsible-for-the-slaughter-of-10-000-elephants-facing-one-year-in-jail/

 

                                             ---- WATCH ----

                                     4-PART VIDEO SERIES:

                   - ▶      'BATTLE FOR THE ELEPHANTS' - - ▶

                              NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC VIDEO -

                         Global Ivory Trade, Poaching And Extinction

                                        http://sco.lt/8TXlw1

 

 

 - ▶ SUMATRAN ELEPHANTS COULD BE EXTINCT WITHIN 30 YEARS  http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/1050209887/sumatran-elephants-could-be-extinct-within-30-years

 

 - ▶ INDONESIA PALM OIL PLANTATIONS:  FIRST THEY ERADICATE THE ORANGUTANS, NOW THEY'RE POISONING THE ELEPHANTS http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/1824145798/indonesia-palm-oil-plantations-first-they-eradicate-the-orangutans-now-they-re-poisoning-the-elephants

 

- ▶ 14 PYGMY ELEPHANT DIES MYSTERIOUSLY IN BORNEO - CLEARING FORESTS - ELEPHANTS BECOME "PESTS" http://sco.lt/7J03HN

 

 

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                                                   IVORY

                                        

THE TRAGIC SLAUGHTER OF TENS OF THOUSANDS OF ELEPHANTS -- JUST FOR THEIR TUSKS http://sco.lt/5Bft8T

 

Feb 28, 2013 - Mongabay

- ▶ ELEPHANT MASSACRE IN CONGO - 75 PERCENT LOSS OF ITS ELEPHANTS IN 15 YEARS DUE TO POACHING FOR IVORY Read more at http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0228-congo-elephant-massacre.html#H3mZ7QFCCJmqRABO.99

 

- ▶ JANE GOODALL:  IVORY SALES MUST STOP OR AFRICA'S ELEPHANT COULD SOON BE EXTINCT http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2012/dec/16/jane-goodall-ivory-poaching-elephant

 

 

                              *****LEST WE FORGET *****

                                          A FAMILY FALLS

AFRICA'S IVORY-PROFIT DRIVEN ELEPHANT MASS SLAUGHTER CONTINUES http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3292956185/lest-we-forget-africa-s-ivory-profit-driven-elephant-mass-slaughter-continues-a-family-falls

 

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- ▶ SHINING A BRIGHT LIGHT ON AFRICA'S ELEPHANT SLAUGHTER http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3134499916/shining-a-bright-light-on-africa-s-elephant-slaughter

 

- ▶ POVERTY, AS WELL AS GREED, KILLING AFRICA'S ELEPHANTS http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3893395511/poverty-as-well-as-greed-killing-africa-s-elephants-10-000-massacred-in-gabon-alone

 

July 10, 2012 Guardian Environment

- ▶ GUNS WILL NOT WIN THE WAR AGAINST ELEPHANT POACHERS http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/africa-wild/2013/jul/09/guns-war-elephant-poachers?CMP=EMCENVEML1631

 


 

- ▶  IN A TANZANIAN VILLAGE, ELEPHANT POACHERS THRIVE  : NPR http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3096898697/in-a-tanzanian-village-elephant-poachers-thrive-a-world-without-elephants-npr

 

May 7, 2013 Mongabay
- ▶ 17 POACHERS ENTER ELEPHANT STRONGHOLD IN CONGO, CONSERVATIONS FEAR MASSACRE http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0507-hance-elephants-car.html

 

 

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                                         ELEPHANT CULTURE

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                                                 ELEPHANTS

THE MOST CLOSELY-KNIT SOCIETIES OF ANY ANIMAL - GOING, GOING

                           http://www.wildaid.org/elephants

 

                                      

                                               LOVELY  WATCH

           - ▶       "ECHO: AN UNFORGETTABLE ELEPHANT"  (BBC) - ▶

                                     http://sco.lt/7KAzdh

 

 Guardian Environment, October 14, 2013
- ▶ THE AMAZING INTELLIGENCE OF ELEPHANTS http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/oct/14/elephants-intelligence-pointing-hunted

 

The Independent, December 10, 2013
- ▶ FIVE UNBELIEVABLE HABITS OF ELEPHANTS http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/five-unbelievable-habits-of-elephants-8995583.html

 

                                                        VIDEO
                                   The Elephant Listening Project
THE SECRET LIVES OF ELEPHANTS REVEALED WITH INFRARED CAMERAS https://www.thedodo.com/elephants-secret-lives-reveale-518906634.html

 

                                                    VIDEO:
                                     THE ELEPHANTS KNEW
WILD ELEPHANTS GATHER INEXPLICABLY, MOURN DEATH OF "ELEPHANT WHISPERER" http://delightmakers.com/news/wild-elephants-gather-inexplicably-mourn-death-of-elephant-whisperer/

 

Huffington Post Green, September 30, 2013
- ▶ ELEPHANT SAYS GOODBYE TO AN OLD FRIEND (PHOTO) http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/30/elephant-says-goodbye_n_4004429.html?utm_hp_ref=mostpopular

 

May 7, 2013 Mongabay

- ▶ A TALE OF TWO ELEPHANTS: CELEBRATING THE LIVES AND MOURNING THE DEATHS OF CIRROCUMULUS AND NGAMPIT http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0507-isaacs-elephants-commentary.html

 

                                              WATCH:

                                  "FUN IN THE FOREST

                             Elephants on Candid Camera

http://www.earthintransition.org/2013/04/elephants-on-candid-camera/

 

 

- ▶ LEARNING TO LIVE WITH ELEPHANTS http://news.mongabay.com/2012/0918-hance-elephants-camposarceiz.html#4dHR31CQ6Ih18SPW.99

 

May 30, 2013 The Telegraph
- ▶ INDIAN VILLAGERS ABANDON HOME TO MAKE WAY FOR AN ELEPHANT HIGHWAY http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/india/10089246/Villagers-abandon-homes-for-Elephant-highway.html

 

                                                   WATCH

                                              The Ecologist

                                              "LIQUID IVORY"

               HOW PALM OIL IS KILLING INDONESIA'S ELEPHANTS"  http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=vwI-N5KSUjQ

 

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 -▶  THE ANIMAL-HUMAN RELATIONSHIP: : STATE OF THE ANIMALS 2013 - http://sco.lt/88qOMD

 

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 August 2, 2013 Global Possibilities

- ▶ RANGER, WARRIOR, MOTHER - Sidonie Asseme risks her life to save endangered wildlife from poachers in southeastern Cameroon—all while raising five little future rangers ... http://www.globalpossibilities.org/ranger-warrior-mother/

 

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EXTINGUISHING OUR WILDLIFE                             

===========================

 

- ▶ THE ECONOMICS OF THE ILLEGAL WILDLIFE POACHING TRADE - ONE OF THE MOST LUCRATIVE BLACK MARKETS IN THE WORLD http://sco.lt/4q4CB7

 

March 1, 2013 Guardian Environment

- ▶ TACKLING THE ILLEGAL TRADE IN WILD ANIMALS IS A MATTER OF GLOBAL URGENCY http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/blog/2013/mar/01/cites-animals-illegal-trade

 

March 1, 2013 - The Guardian Environment

- ▶ PEOPLE AND ANIMALS AT IMMEDIATE RISK FROM WILDLIFE CRIME, CITES CHIEF WARNS  http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/mar/01/people-animals-wildlife-crime

 

 - ▶ LIONS EXTINCT IN 25 AFRICAN COUNTRIES.  POPULATIONS IN MORE TROUBLE THAN WE THOUGHT http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3994950184/lions-extinct-in-25-african-countries-populations-in-more-trouble-than-previously-thought

 

 - ▶ THE ANIMAL NOBODY WANTS TO KEEP  http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3285098855/the-animal-nobody-wants-to-keep http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3285098855/the-animal-nobody-wants-to-keep


VIDEO
TROPHY & CANNED HUNTING

Elephants, rhinos, lions, leopards, Tigers For Trophy Hunting

http://sco.lt/6aXUSP

 

- ▶ A GLOBAL URGENCY: TACKING THE ILLEGAL TRADE IN WILD ANIMALS http://sco.lt/5Dbzu5

 

 

- ▶ WILDLIFE LAW ENFORCEMENT GATHERS GLOBAL STRENGTH AS POACHING ESCALATES http://sco.lt/7qZH4D

 

- ▶ OUTGUNNED:  ILLICIT TRADE IN WILDLIFE HAS EXPLODED INTO A $19 BILLION CRIMINAL ENTERPRISE VIDEO http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3700199111/outgunned-illicit-trade-in-wildlife-has-exploded-into-a-19bn-criminal-enterprise-video

 

- ▶ TROPHY HUNTING FOR THE LOVE OF BLOOD AND MONEY  http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3983008721/trophy-hunting-for-the-love-of-blood-and-money

 

14 March 2013 - Deutche Welles
- ▶ SANCTUARY SAVES ANTEATERS MAIMED BY POACHERS  http://www.dw.de/sanctuary-saves-anteaters-maimed-by-poachers/a-16627049?maca=en-rss-en-environment-4553-rdf

 

 - ▶ PALM OIL ECOCIDE - THE DEFORESTATION HOLOCAUST: Fast-Tracking Our Own Extinction http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/1510545458/fast-tracking-our-own-extinction-the-deforestation-holocaust-

 

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                              AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD

                                       The Natural Eye Project

http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/an-urgent-memo-to-the-world/

 

 -▶ THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US.  CAN HUMANS SURVIVE? http://sco.lt/630INt

 

                                                   WATCH

                                                   "HOME"

                                       Yann Arthus-Bertrand

                An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

                             Solutions For A Sustainable Planet

http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2011/03/26/home-an-exquisite-story-of-our-world/

 

 

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Poverty, as well as Greed killing Africa's Elephants - 10,000 Massacred in Gabon alone.

Poverty, as well as Greed killing Africa's Elephants - 10,000 Massacred in Gabon alone. | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

Dec. 26, 2012 - New York Times

Gabon’s government has made efforts to combat poaching, but as the price of ivory soars its elephants are being slaughtered.

The consequences of the soaring price of ivory are affecting longtime wildlife champion Gabon, where 10,000 elephants have been slaughtered over the past several years by criminals and poor hunters. "It is a story of temptation -- and exploitation -- and it shows that the problem is not just about demand, but about supply as well. Poverty, as well as greed, is killing Africa's elephants," writes Jeffrey Gettleman. The New York Times

 

ELEPHANTS - THE MOST CLOSELY-KNIT SOCIETIES OF ANY ANIMAL - GOING, GOING ... http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3815779358/elephants-the-most-closely-knit-societies-of-any-animal-going-going

 

WHY IT'S TIME TO BAN THE IVORY TRADE FOR GOOD [Graphic images: viewer discretion advised] http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3731951859/why-it-s-time-to-ban-the-ivory-trade-for-good-graphic-images-viewer-discretion-advised

 

A WORLD WITHOUT ELEPHANTS: IN A TANZANIAN VILLAGE, ELEPHANT POACHERS THRIVE: NPR

http://www.npr.org/2012/10/25/163629043/in-a-tanzanian-village-elephant-poachers-thrive

 

THE LAST RHINO - DOCUMENTARY - The wholesale slaughter of one of Africa's most praised natural assets http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3402319653/the-last-rhino-documentary-the-wholesale-slaughter-of-one-of-africa-s-most-praised-natural-assets

 

DRONES COULD SOON BE HELPING PROTECT RHINOS, TIGERS AND ELEPHANTS IN AFRICA AND ASIA - THANKS TO CASH FROM GOOGLE http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3645438876/drones-could-soon-be-helping-protect-rhinos-tigers-and-elephants-in-africa-and-asia

 

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HILLARY CLINTON SPEAKS OUT ON CRIMINAL WILDLIFE TRAFFICKING

...  http://ecowatch.org/2012/hillary-clinton-wildlife-trafficking/

 

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Why It's Time To Ban The Ivory Trade For Good - Poaching - The End of Elephants

Why It's Time To Ban The Ivory Trade For Good - Poaching - The End of Elephants | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

December 12, 2012 MongaBay This week the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) announced a 14% decline in elephants in the Samburu/Laikipia ecosystem over the last 4 years.
Read more at http://news.mongabay.com/2012/1212-kahumbu-op-ed-poaching.html#warAT6dFvrM6kLfP.99

This year alone (2012), we anticipate that 30,000 African elephants will be killed for their ivory. It is estimated that 448 black rhinos were poached in 2012 in South Africa to meet the demand for their horns in Southeast Asia and China. Today, only 3,200 tigers remain in the wild because so many have been killed for their parts. More than 25 million individual sharks will be killed this year for their fins, including many from endangered species.,, http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-cristian-samper/the-connection-between-sp_b_2220725.html


Wildlife Extra News

  ▶ APPROXIMATELY 229,729 ELEPHANTS KILLED AND TRAFFICKED IN FEWER THAN SIX YEARS - INVESTIGATION REVEALS A HIGHLY ORGANISED IVORY TRADE ACROSS ASIA AND AFRICA - 

A new report uncovers the fact that Chinese ivory traffickers are present in virtually every African state, and operate at nearly every point along the supply chain.  http://www.wildlifeextra.com/go/news/organised-ivory-trade.html


The Dodo, November 21, 2014
-▶ IMAGINING A WORLD WITHOUT ELEPHANTS. A poacher’s bullet kills more than elephants — an elephant’s death ricochets through the ecosystem, affecting everything from other animals to the vegetation where the pachyderms roam.  https://www.thedodo.com/world-without-elephants-832031961.html


Focusing On Wildlife

-▶ 62% OF ALL AFRICAN FOREST ELEPHANTS SLAUGHTERED IN 10 YEARS = INFOGRAPH

More than 60 percent of Africa’s forest elephants have been killed in the past decade due to the ivory trade, reports a new study published in the online journal PLOS ONE. The study warns that the diminutive elephant species — genetically distinct from the better-known savanna elephant — is rapidly heading toward extinction....  http://focusingonwildlife.com/news/62-of-all-africas-forest-elephants-killed-in-10-years-warning-graphic-images/




AN INCREDIBLE WATCH
"ECHO" AN ELEPHANT TO REMEMBER"
PBS Nature:  Intro & Full Episode

Echo, Africa’s most famous elephant, was the subject of many films and the matriarch of perhaps the most studied wild elephant herd in the world. In May of 2009, she died of natural causes. This film is a look back at this remarkable animal through extraordinary footage and interviews with the researchers that cared for and studied Echo and her family
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/echo-an-elephant-to-remember/introduction/5755/


IVORY ALE MUST STOP OR AFRICA' ELEPHANT COULD SOON BE EXTINCT, SAY JANE GOODALL  http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3753009181/ivory-sales-must-stop-or-africa-s-elephants-could-soon-be-extinct-says-jane-goodall


LEST WE FORGET: Africa's Ivory-Profit Driven Elephant Mass Slaughter Continues - A Family Falls http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3292956185/lest-we-forget-africa-s-ivory-profit-driven-elephant-mass-slaughter-continues-a-family-falls


 

RHINO POACHING PEAKS ACROSS AFRICA AS DEMAND FOR HORNS SOARS Dec 31, 2012 http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/nature/rhino-poachingpeaks-across-africa-as-demand-for-horns-soars-8434200.html


THE DIRTY WAR AGAINST AFRICA'S RHINOS - Extinction Is Forever http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3527088396/the-dirty-war-against-africa-s-rhinos-extinction-is-forever

 

OUTGUNNED: ILLICIT TRADE IN WILDLIFE HAS EXPLODED INTO A #19BN CRIMINAL ENTERPRISE VIDEO http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3700199111/outgunned-illicit-trade-in-wildlife-has-exploded-into-a-19bn-criminal-enterprise-video

 



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Slaughtering our elephant and rhinos for two small pieces of ivory, destroying their matriarch families for the sake of profit MUST END. Then  we are decimating shark populations just for their fins and tigers for their mythical healing parts, deforestation killing off all life within them for logging and palm oil...WHERE DOES IT STOP?

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The animal nobody wants to keep

The animal nobody wants to keep | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

RHINO KILLINGS

EWN’s Matshidiso Madia spends sometime at Haartzhoogte lodge where 11 rhino were poached in the space of 6 weeks...

 In South Africa anti-poaching groups, breeders and government are in a losing global battle against rhino poachers – the number of rhinoceros’ killed by poachers has escalated from 13 in 2007, to 528 in the first eleven months of 2012.

     For many rhino farmers like Spamer and Haartzhoogte owner Braam Van Greuning’s family, this attack signals an ending - an end to the relationship they had with all 29 rhino, an end to watching the calves fill up the reserve’s watering hole and wandering into the camp sites. It also signals the end to a much needed breeding programme that helped increase the numbers of a dying species....

    Until someone comes up with a viable plan of action, South Africa and the rest of the continent will remain on a slippery slope towards a world with only the big four to show off.

http://ewn.co.za/2012/11/08/Rhino-Killings

 

New York Times, December 31, 2012

RUTHLESS SMUGGLING RINGS PUT RHINOS IN CROSS HAIRS http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/01/world/africa/ruthless-smuggling-rings-put-rhinos-in-the-cross-hairs.html?smid=tw-nytimesscience&seid=auto&_r=1&;

 

THE DIRTY WAR AGAINST AFRICA'S RHINOS - Extinction Is Forever http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3527088396/the-dirty-war-against-africa-s-rhinos-extinction-is-forever

 

Independent, December 31, 2012

RHINO POACHING PEAKS ACROSS AFRICA AS DEMAND FOR HORNS SOARS http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/nature/rhino-poachingpeaks-across-africa-as-demand-for-horns-soars-8434200.html

 

ANOTHER DEADLY YEAR FOR RHINOS http://www.allaboutwildlife.com/african-widlife/another-deadly-year-for-rhinos/7942

 

DYING RHINO LEADS CALF TO SAFETY IN FINAL ACT OF MOTHERLY LOVE AS GAME RESERVE POACHER GO ON FOUR-DAY KILLING SPREE IN SOUTH AFRICA

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2238694/Dying-rhino-leads-calf-safety-final-act-motherly-love-game-reserve-poachers-day-killing-spree-South-Africa.html

 

LEST WE FORGET: Africa's Ivory-Driven Elephant Slaughter Continues - A Family Falls http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-lif

 

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POVERTY, AS WELL AS GREED, KILLING AFRICA'S ELEPHANTS http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3893395511/poverty-as-well-as-greed-killing-africa-s-elephants-10-000-massacred-in-gabon-alone

 

AFRICAN SAVANNAH LOsES TWO-THRIDS OF ITS LION IN 50 YEARS http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3632407189/african-savannah-loses-two-thirds-of-its-lions-in-50-years

 

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More than 12,000 elephants are poached (slaughtered) every year in Africa - for just their tusks

More than 12,000 elephants are poached (slaughtered) every year in Africa - for just their tusks | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

Once common throughout Africa and Asia, elephant numbers were severely depleted the 19th century, largely due to the massive ivory trade. While some populations are now stable, poaching and habitat destruction continue to threaten the species... http://wwf.panda.org/what_we_do/endangered_species/elephants/

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