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The Price of an Elephant

The Price of an Elephant | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
It’s a beautiful day, you are excited to be window shopping, finding gifts for your family and that perfect item for yourself. You’re perusing the aisles when suddenly you see it. Your heart lurches into...
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The Burning Question - Africa Geographic Magazine

The Burning Question - Africa Geographic Magazine | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
AMERICA'S ONGOING DEBATE OVER THE TRADE IN IVORY


Eery tusk costs a life. That was the ominous theme of a 30-second clip shown on a public-funded billboard in Manhattan’s Times Square. It was direct, bold and all too brief. For one month in the Autumn of 2013, there was an elephant in New York City, flashing on a large screen, 24 hours a day for countless Americans and tourists to see. But like so many others fallen victim to gun, arrow and spear, this African giant was eventually taken down.

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The Slaughter of Elephants in Vietnam Is Nearly Complete

The Slaughter of Elephants in Vietnam Is Nearly Complete | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
An "epic slaughter" of wild elephants is under way in Africa, with tens of thousands being killed every year for their ivory. Poachers have already done their worst in Vietnam, where only a few dozen elephants remain in the wild.

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A World Without Elephants? Blame China

A World Without Elephants? Blame China | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
The planet’s elephant population is plummeting, and they may go extinct within the next 20 years, thanks in large part to China’s lust for ivory.
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If we can't protect the elephant from ourselves, light fades for all the thousands of species required for a healthy Earth ecosystem.

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Orphaned baby elephant rescued after revenge attack

Orphaned baby elephant rescued after revenge attack | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
Aa orphaned baby elephant was attacked by angry locals after a member of its herd killed a woman.
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Angry locals in Laikipia, Kenya attacked an orphaned baby elephant after a member of its herd killed a woman.  The tiny calf was speared several times.

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