Jane Goodall: Ivory sales must stop or Africa's elephants could soon be extinct | BIODIVERSITY IS LIFE  – | 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





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