Elephant News

“Agony and Ivory” was published in the October GQ China. Just the audience we want to reach.
A rough unedited video of me performing my song for the elephants, which reinforces the message, is up on Youtube : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6dniGHHETqs
The story in New Vision, the Ugandan government paper, about three white elephants being discovered in Queen Elizabeth …Read More


The Bulletins are a constantly updated source of information, mainly from newspapers, about environmental and cultural developments around the planet.
The Bulletins have been going since the summer of 2001. I posted a few pages of them and gradually amassed a backlog of four cardboard boxes of clips and snippets, mainly from the Montréal Gazette, but …Read More

A third hard-hitting article on the ivory trade

this one “Blood Ivory” in the current National Geographic. It has a lot of undercover reportage about the Phillipine, Thai, and Chinese ivory market, as Andrew Revkin reports in his blog : http://dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/09/14/a-report-exposes-how-the-chinese-government-is-fueling-elephant-slaughter/

here’s the link. http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2012/10/ivory/christy-text

well worth reading. let’s hope it and the one in the Times do some good. the time so stop this …Read More

painted bodies

Carol Beckwith and Angela Fisher, who have devoted the last forty years to photographing the ceremonies and garb and ornaments of Africa’s tribal people in such fabulous books as African Ceremonies, have a new one called Painted Bodies being published by Rizzoli on September 18 that is the most beautiful and magnificent yet and indeed …Read More