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 […]

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