The Trump administration announced that the remains of elephants legally hunted in Zimbabwe and Zambia can now be imported to the United States as trophies, reversing a ban under former president Barack Obama. African elephants are listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act, but the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has determined that large […]

via Trump reverses ban on African elephant trophy imports to US — Americans-in-Africa.com

Many Canadians assume that Canada is a leader in areas such as conservation. It is surprising for many to learn that this is simply not the case. In fact, not only is Canada not a leader, it is, as laggard. As countries including the UK, China, several states in the US, France, the Netherlands, Taiwan, […]

via Canada’s Appalling Record on Protecting African elephants – The Ivory Trade is alive and well. — Condofire

This article is brought to you in association with the United Nations. An updated assessment by a United Nations Environment Programme-administered treaty has confirmed that poaching continues to threaten the long-term survival of the African elephant. Based on the Proportion of Illegally Killed Elephants data, or PIKE, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of […]

via African elephants under continued threat of poaching, warns UN-backed report — The European Sting – Critical News & Insights on European Politics, Economy, Foreign Affairs, Business & Technology – europeansting.com

U.N. Report: 1 Million Species at Risk of Extinction MAY 06, 2019 An alarming new report by a panel of leading scientists warns that human activity is causing the disappearance and deterioration of wildlife at a rate that could represent an existential threat to humanity within our lifetimes. The United Nations’ Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on […]

via Over a million species would or could die –and too soon — Eslkevin’s Blog