Elephant Action League’s Founder Awarded Prestigious Italian Prize

Elephant Action League’s Founder Mr. Andrea Crosta Awarded Prestigious Italian Scanno Prize Rome, December 15, 2015. The co-founder of the US-based Elephant Action League (EAL), Mr. Andrea Crosta, was awarded Italy’s prestigious Scanno Prize in the beautiful medieval village of Scanno, two hours from Rome. Mr. Crosta was awarded the prize in the “Values” category for […]

Stampeding Black Elephants

by Thomas Friedman, New York Times SYDNEY, Australia — I participated in the World Parks Congress in Sydney last week and learned a new phrase: “a black elephant.” A black elephant, explained the London-based investor and environmentalist Adam Sweidan, is a cross between “a black swan” (an unlikely, unexpected event with enormous ramifications) and the […]

Trophy hunting in South Africa threatens elephants

Too many bulls are killed using the excuse of “problem animals”. While Africa is losing an elephant every 15 minutes to ivory poachers, trophy hunters are targeting the cross-border population of the Greater Mapungubwe Transfrontier Conservation Area (GMTFCA) to the extent that scientists predict trophy bulls will be all but gone from the region in […]

Winner of the IUCN International Young Conservationist of the Year award

From our Partners and Friends in Tanzania! RUVUMA ELEPHANT PROJECT – FABULOUS NEWS – we were very proud when we got the news that our very own Max Jenes is ‘Winner of the IUCN International Young Conservationist of the Year award, 2014’. Your effort and commitment as Project Coordinator – Ruvuma Elephant Project, has been […]

Nine CSR Lessons from Clinton Global Initiative Members

n. 2. Collaborate CGI commitments that involve partnerships have been more successful in reaching goals, according to an analysis of commitments from 2005 to 2013. And, compared to earlier commitments, more commitment-makers now rely on inter-sector partnerships. When Chelsea Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton jointly announced several new commitments dedicated to saving […]

Mozambique: Elephant Census Under Way

The census will be based on aerial counts of the elephant population, using four light aircraft and a helicopter. These aircraft are expected to fly for about 425 hours during the two month survey. The census is budgeted at around 500,000 US dollars. Mozambique’s elephants are being target by organized criminal gangs, responding to the […]

Are South Africa’s wild elephants heading for captivity?

Yes, say conservationists if proposals to change The Elephant Norms and Standards (ENS) law are accepted by the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA). Conservation groups are up in arms over reports that elephants could be imported and exported from the country, wild elephants legally captured for commercial use and all welfare protection for the animals […]

How Technology is Transforming Conservation Efforts Worldwide

On WildLeaks, Google Earth Outreach, drones and more! Diane Rehm Radio Show – Thursday 21st August, 11am CET New technologies are now giving conservationists abilities that would have been unimaginable just a few years ago. Using remote sensors, satellite mapping and drones, scientists and activists can now monitor deforestation and endangered wildlife in real time. […]

100,000 elephants killed in Just 3 Years, landmark analysis finds

Ivory-seeking poachers have killed 100,000 African elephants in just three years, according to a new study that provides the first reliable continent-wide estimates of illegal kills. During 2011 alone, roughly one of every twelve African elephants was killed by a poacher. In central Africa, the hardest-hit part of the continent, the regional elephant population has declined […]

Global Wildlife Decline Demands New Conservation Approach

In the 19th century, some scholars say the near-extinction of the American bison led to the near-collapse of midwestern Native American cultures. That other civilizations have been affected in similar ways demonstrates the deep interconnectedness between the health of a society and the health of its wildlife. In a paper appearing today in the journal Science, […]

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