US Congressman wrote to Ambassador of Uganda for slaughter of elephants

WASHINGTON–(ENEWSPF)–September 10 – Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) wrote to the Ambassador of the Republic of Uganda requesting cooperation with an investigation into the slaughter of twenty-two elephants in the Garamba National Park. It is unclear who committed the slaughter, which occurred in order to poach the elephants’ ivory tusks, but local park officials believe that […]

Ivory Fuels Wars and Profits

September 2012 Elephants Dying in Epic Frenzy as Ivory Fuels Wars and Profits …….Africa is in the midst of an epic elephant slaughter. Conservation groups say poachers are wiping out tens of thousands of elephants a year, more than at any time in the previous two decades, with the underground ivory trade becoming increasingly militarized. […]

CITES Elephant Plan is Misguided

Next March, assuming everything goes smoothly, Thailand will host a major meeting of delegates from the 175 nations that are members of CITES, to talk about ivory. CITES is the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, charged with helping the world take common-sense measures to protect wildlife. In the past […]

Tanzania: water melons spell death to elephants

June 2012 Poachers no longer rely on guns To people who rejoice with consuming healthy food, water melons are of high nutritional value. Likewise in the wild water melons and pumpkins are delicacies to some wild animals especially elephants. The problem now is that poachers are using both to lure and deplete elephants. A water […]

Elephant teenagers, testing boundaries

July 2012 It always surprises me that female elephants can be so aggressive with one another. It’s every family for itself when it comes to securing a rare resource. Even within the family, it’s every mother pitted against another for access to fresh water, with Wynona always getting the short end of the stick. And […]

2011 – Boom Year for Illicit Elephant Ivory

January 1, 2012 The 13 largest hauls of ivory intercepted by customs officials around the world in 2011 weighed in at a combined 23 tons, probably taken from more than 2,500 slain elephants, according to Traffic, an international organization that monitors wildlife trade. Despite efforts by enforcement agencies and campaigners, overall demand shows no sign of […]

Monitoring a Grim Rise In the Illegal Ivory Trade

For two decades, TRAFFIC’s Tom Milliken has tracked the illicit ivory trade that has led to the continued slaughter of Africa’s elephants. Milliken, who has lived in Africa since 1991, attributes the latest spike in ivory seizures to a seemingly insatiable demand for ivory in Asia and the increasingly sophisticated network of criminal gangs that […]

Cameroon losing battle to save elephants from poachers

March 2012 Soldiers in Cameroon are losing the battle to save the last elephants in a remote frontier park from marauding horsemen believed to be invading from Sudan. “The forces arrived too late to save most of the park’s elephants, and were too few to deter the poachers,” said Natasha Kofoworola Quist, director of the […]

Spain’s King Juan Carlos under fire over elephant hunting trip

April 2012 While ordinary Spaniards cope with harsh austerity, recession and soaring unemployment, the country’s royal family has been enjoying expensive hunting trips, one of which resulted in King Juan Carlos ending up in hospital. The 74-year-old monarch’s fall in a park in Botswana provided an excuse for Spanish newspapers, who normally treat their royal family with […]

Elephants Suffer from PTSD in Mozambique

April 2012 “Elephant whisperers” try to soothe traumatized elephants in war-torn Africa. See the video here  

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