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
We should raise a glass of champagne ourselves and toasted NBC for yanking this show.
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
got this from Melissa Groo, who does Save the Elephants’ daily roundup of new stories about elephants around the world. Melissa (who is also a phenomenal bird photographer. we spent the last week of March on the Platte River in Nebraska where 600,000 sandhill cranes were doing their dances and fueling up for the trip …Read More
Elephant Slaughter Editorial, New York Times
September 8, 2012
Not long ago it looked as though elephant poaching in Africa was on the downswing, in part because of more rigorous enforcement of a global ban on trade in most elephant ivory imposed in 1989. That moment is gone and with it, elephants in the tens of thousands every …Read More