With the kind permission and support of the Government of Zimbabwe, one of the largest wildlife resettlements in the country’s history will take place. The relocation of the 100 elephants is being implemented under the leadership of the Zimbabwean Parks & Wildlife Management Authority as a partner of the Sango Wildlife Conservancy and […]
With record levels of global ivory seizures in 2013, mostly in ports, a new Interpol report highlights the need for greater information sharing to enable a more proactive and effective law enforcement response against trafficking syndicates. Large-scale ivory shipments – each one representing the slaughter of hundreds of elephants – point to the involvement of […]
The ivory trade – every year it’s estimated to be worth £17bn and responsible for the slaughter of 20,000 elephants. It’s an epidemic never far from my mind or any other animal rights campaigner for that matter. In April 2018 the UK government announced the trade of items made from ivory to be banned, in […]
A groundbreaking technique looks set to turn man’s best friend into a trafficker’s worst nightmare. It will allow dogs to sniff out ivory, rhino horn and other illegal wildlife products hidden in large shipping containers, using a tiny sample of air. The method is being trialled at Kenya’s Mombasa port – said to be Africa’s […]
Every 15 minutes, an African elephant is killed for their tusks.
Yesterday was World Elephant Day, an annual event dedicated to the preservation and protection of the world’s elephants. In recent years, elephant numbers have dwindled due to poaching, deforestation and other serious threats. Every year, around 20,000 African elephants are killed by poachers for their tusks, which are then sold in the illegal ivory […]
Asian elephants, like great apes, dogs, certain corvids (the bird group that includes ravens), and us, have now been shown to recognize when a herd mate is upset and to offer gentle caresses and chirps of sympathy, according to a study published February 18 in the online journal PeerJ. Intimate Gestures The scientists studied 26 […]