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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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Here's a suggestion that will let everyone who cares help protect elephants.

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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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Smuggled elephant ivory price triples

Smuggled elephant ivory price triples | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
The price of ivory taken from African elephants slaughtered for their tusks has tripled in the past four years in China, the world's biggest market, conservationists said on Thursday.
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Are the people of the world going to allow simple materialistic urges to wipe out such magnificent creatures?  International negotiations have failed.  What's next?  Must the nation homes of the elephant declare war on China and other countries that will not take action to protect elephants?  Of course, if China did outlaw ivory imports, the price would simply explode.  Can it truly be that each grinning, clapping little character gloating over his piece of ivory has absolutely no concern for elephants? 

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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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Ricky Gervais calls for public to hand in ivory and other wildlife products

Ricky Gervais calls for public to hand in ivory and other wildlife products | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
Non-political leadership can support nature conservation as Ricky Gervais is in London.
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