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2014-02-19 08:24:47

The Jeffrey Epstein VI Foundation and WildAid Inc. applaud China's largest embargo of Ivory. NEW YORK, Feb. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Jeffrey Epstein, one of the largest funders of scientists around the world and the founder of the Program for Evolutionary Dynamics at Harvard University, has put his support behind WildAid Inc. and China's first real crackdown on ivory poaching. Just last year, the Chinese government destroyed approximately 6 tons of confiscated ivory in the city of...

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2014-02-13 04:35:21

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online New data shows just how gruesome the battle of forest elephants and poachers has been in Central Africa. The shocking statistics show that between 2002 and 2013, 65 percent of forest elephants in Central Africa were killed for their ivory. The data reveals that 9 percent of these elephants are being slaughtered each year. In 2013, a report published in PLOS ONE showed a decline of 62 percent in a 9-year span, which is less than 10...

2013-12-04 08:25:41

Allen-led Great Elephant Census, largest pan-Africa aerial survey since 1970s, will generate data critical to species' survival GABORONE, Botswana, Dec. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Responding to the highest rate of elephant mortality in history, investor and philanthropist Paul G. Allen is advancing a major elephant conservation initiative in Africa to provide new information critical to the species' future survival. The Allen-led Great Elephant Census is the largest pan-Africa aerial...

2013-09-18 23:01:50

Oakland Zoo strongly supports the San Francisco March for Elephants, which is taking place on Friday, October 4, 2013 at 11:00am, with a rally following the March at 12:00pm in Union Square. Oakland, CA (PRWEB) September 18, 2013 In response to the killing of 35,000 elephants in Africa within the last year, a team of Bay Area elephant activists are taking action to get public awareness about the ivory trade and the thousands of animals that are dying due to the demand for elephant tusks....

2013-09-18 12:24:30

WASHINGTON, Sept. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Environmentalists are calling on President Kikwete to pledge to crack down on the elephant poaching epidemic and rampant illegal ivory trade in Tanzania while he's in the United States for private conservation meetings. His visit comes just two months after President Obama's trip to Dar es Salaam, where he announced an Executive Order to combat global wildlife poaching and trafficking. Part of the Executive Order involves the...

Decimation Of Critically Endangered African Forest Elephant
2013-03-30 06:07:40

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online African forest elephants live in the forests of Central and Western Africa. They are a smaller cousin to the African savannah elephant, with straighter tusks and smoother skin, which many consider to be a separate species. They are also being poached into extinction. A new study led by the San Diego Zoo Global Wildlife Conservancy reveals that over the past decade, a stunning 62 percent of all forest elephants have been killed for their...

2013-03-13 08:25:39

BANGKOK, March 13, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by the Environmental Investigation Agency: (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130313/DC76214) Amazon.com has thousands of ads for elephant ivory on its Japanese website despite such sales being banned under Amazon's policies designed to protect endangered species. This follows last week's revelation that Google was allowing similar illicit sale of ivory products by its Google Japan Shopping site....

2013-03-06 12:28:28

YARMOUTH PORT, Mass., March 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A report released today by INTERPOL with support from The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) revealed hundreds of ivory items conservatively valued at approximately EUR 1,450,000 for sale during a two-week period on Internet auction sites in nine European countries. The survey of Internet sites was conducted by agencies responsible for wildlife crime enforcement in participating countries including environmental...

African Forest Elephant Moves Rapidly Toward Extinction
2013-03-05 09:37:17

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study from a large group of international researchers shows African forest elephants are being rapidly pushed toward extinction by illegal poaching and the ivory trade. An extensive meta-analysis of surveys and fieldwork data has shown that 62 percent of forest elephants have been killed for their ivory, according to the study, which appeared in the latest edition of PLOS ONE. "The analysis confirms what conservationists have...

Ivory Poaching Causes 37 Percent Elephant Decline In Congo
2013-03-02 05:34:45

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online New statistics show that the elephant population in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has declined by 37 percent in the last five years. According to wildlife surveys by the Wildlife Conservation Society and DRC officials, only 1,700 elephants now remain in the DRC, which holds the largest remaining forest elephant population. Scientists at WCS warn that if people continue to poach forest elephants in DRC, then the species...