ILLEGAL IVORY DESTROYED IN TWO BIG OPERATIONS…

Remains of elephant killed by poachers for its tusks

Under New York State law $8 million worth of illegal ivory products and trinkets are being publicly destroyed by the state Department of Environmental Conservation along with retailers such as Tiffany’s. The items will be crushed in Central Park under authority of a relatively new New York State law passed in 2014.

Sri Lanka to destroy 1.5 tons of illegal ivory tusks. Sri Lanka is the first South Asian country to destroy illegal ivory obtained from poaching.

CONGRATULATIONS TO BOTH GOVERNMENTS FOR THIS KIND OF DECISIVE ACTION!

Extremely Scary Statistics…time to really get worried!

Today’s post is dedicated to listing the current species that are under the Critically Endangered (CR) conservation status, according to the World Wildlife Fund. What does Critically Endangered (CR) mean? A: Critically Endangered (CR) is the conservation status given to a species that face the highest risk of becoming extinct. This means that a species has passed the Vulnerable (VU) status, as well as […]

via List of Critically Endangered Species —

Morning at Singapore Zoo — Living for Experiences

It has been a couple of years since I last visited the Singapore Zoo. It feels different trying to spot animals in the wild versus seeing animals that are captured and brought up by humans. Singapore Zoo is located at Mandai Lake Road that used to be a forest where wild animals made their home. […]

via Morning at Singapore Zoo — Living for Experiences

NO UK BAN ON IVORY?

Foxes, badgers, robins and now ELEPHANTS: hidden manifesto plan by Tories to allow ivory trade Under David Cameron the Conservatives had pledged – along with other UK political parties – to put into place a ban on ivory trading. This follows bans by China, the US and other important ivory trading countries to end domestic […]

via Tories BOW to wealthy antiques dealers and DROP ban on elephant ivory in manifesto — Pride’s Purge

ELEPHANT ORPHANAGE

When it comes to the survival of orphaned elephant infants, loving friendship is the only thing that works. Baby elephants need continuous loving, tactile affection as much as they need food. Without it they quickly die. Kenya’s Dame Daphne Sheldrick, pioneer in elephant orphan rescue and rehabilitation, learned this the hard way. For years she […]

via All Friends At Nairobi’s Elephant Orphanage — Tish Farrell