The battle to save our world’s species is seemingly a lost cause. Back in 2013 the Kenyan government set the penalty for poaching as a life sentence or a massive $200,000 fine. That proved to be better than nothing as poaching of rhinos went down by 85% and the poaching of elephants decreased by 78%. […]

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ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE TO INVESTIGATE ILLEGAL WILDLIFE TRADE!

Sciencedaily.com Date:March 12, 2018 Source:University of Helsinki FULL STORY These are Southern white rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum simum) in an undisclosed protected area in South Africa. Credit: Enrico Di Minin Illegal wildlife trade is one of the biggest threats to biodiversity conservation and is currently expanding to social media. This is a worrisome trend, given the […]

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LARGEST IVORY MARKET SHUT DOWN!

We won!! Largest ivory market shut down! Bert Wander — Avaaz Dear friends, The world’s largest ivory market just banned ivory!! And our movement was at the centre of the fight! Hong Kong’s ivory market is gigantic — responsible for the deaths of tens of thousands of elephants. With these amazing creatures careening towards […]

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Volunteering with Elephants!

It is always said that when you visit Thailand you must see the incredible Asian elephants, and what better way to get up close to elephants and have a positive impact on their lives than to do a month of volunteering with them. I chose an ethical elephant volunteer project with the company GVI, who […]

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Elephant Poaching Leads to 80% Population Decline In Gabon

ScienceDaily reports Poaching drives 80 percent decline in elephants in key preserve More than 25,000 elephants slain over a decade in Gabon park Central Africa’s largest sanctuaries have declined between 78% and 81% because of poaching, a new study finds. More than 25,000 elephants in Gabon’s Minkébé National Park may have been killed for their […]

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