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!

NOT GOOD NEWS!

More than 100,000 African elephants have been killed in the past three years by poachers and every year more than 1000 endangered African and Asian rhinos are shot or trapped. It’s part of a global trade in wildlife worth billions, run by armed and well-organised criminal syndicates. John Scanlon leads the global fight […]

via Endangered animals under increased threat: Expert — judyachienggenet

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