and other poaching victims. http://praguemonitor.com/2015/01/20/first-czech-dog-flies-congo-help-fight-ivory-smugglers
Even cultures with long, established traditions of consuming wild animal parts can change. As WildAid’s Peter Knights says, “It is a myth that people in Asia don’t care about wildlife. Consumption is based on ignorance not malice.” After a concerted publicity campaign Chinese consumption of sharkfin soup is down 60-70%. Now it’s the elephants’ turn. …Read More
In my 2011 Vanity Fair piece, I describe how Johnny Rodrigues made a 24-hour video of a water hole at Hwange Park in Zimbabwe which showed that each species came to drink in its turn, and the predators didn’t kill on their prey. Every animal’s right to access to the life-giving fluid was respected. Johnny …Read More
The introduction of cyanide into poachers’ killing methods is a new low, and the global outrage was as instant and huge as that over the Assad’s use of sarin on the women and children of Syria’s. This must be the reason why the poachers were swiftly caught and given 15 years, and unusually high sentence …Read More
to kill elephants at water holes in Hwange Park in Zimbabwe. http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/09/25/20689560-poachers-poison-90-elephants-with-cyanide-in-zimbabwe-wildlife-park?lite
This is where Johnny Rodrigues took Gullaume Bonn, Ron Beinner and I around for a day and we saw the bones of dozens of slaughtered elephants and he made a 24-video of a waterhole that showed that each species came to drink in its turn, …Read More
this is an important effort for the elephants whose success will depend on how many participate in it, so join the march nearest you.
Stand up for #elephants on Friday October 4th and join The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust’s International March for Elephants.
Organised through our iWorry campaign, the March will see 15 cities across the globe …Read More
China Ivory Prosecution: A Success Exposes Fundamental Failure
Bryan Christy, A Voice for Elephants May 30, 2013
Chinese media reported last week that China has convicted a major ivory seller in Fujian and his accomplices for their role in an international ivory trafficking scheme that smuggled nearly eight tonnes of ivory out of Kenya, Tanzania, and Nigeria.
The arrest and conviction of a government-accredited ivory trader …Read More
The following release has come from the Wildlife Conservation Society. I hope security has returned to the bai. Michael Fay, who brokered the agreement between the Central African Republic and Gabon that will allow Gabonese soldiers to help safeguard the forest elephants in the trinational World Heritage Site, is in Bayanga, presumably making sure the …Read More