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2014-08-27 00:20:22

"Chinese traffickers are present in virtually every African range state, and operate at nearly every point along the ivory supply chain," according to new report WASHINGTON, Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Born Free USA and C4ADS released a groundbreaking report, Out of Africa: Mapping the Global Trade in Illicit Elephant Ivory, which focuses on the ivory supply chain and the trafficking of ivory from the bush in Africa to retail markets tens of thousands of miles away in...

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2014-08-11 03:45:33

Wildlife Conservation Society The message is simple: to save elephants, all ivory markets must close and all ivory stockpiles must be destroyed, according to a new peer-reviewed paper by the Wildlife Conservation Society. The paper says that corruption, organized crime, and a lack of enforcement make any legal trade of ivory a major factor contributing to the demise of Africa's elephants. Appearing in the August 7th online edition of the journal Conservation Biology, the paper says that...

2014-08-07 23:00:41

Oakland Zoo, in partnership with the 96 Elephants campaign, is launching an elephant-sized effort to commemorate World Elephant Day on Tuesday, August 12. Oakland, CA (PRWEB) August 07, 2014 Oakland Zoo in partnership with the 96 Elephants campaign, is launching an elephant-sized effort to commemorate World Elephant Day on Tuesday, August 12. As part of the World Elephant Day celebration, Oakland Zoo is part of a nationwide coalition of zoos throughout the United States that will send...

2014-07-23 12:24:38

WASHINGTON, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today confirmed the suspension of the import of sport-hunted African elephant trophies taken in Zimbabwe. Jeffrey Flocken, North American Regional Director of the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) said: "In this time of crises, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's decision to uphold the suspension of the import of elephant trophies from Zimbabwe is right thing to do. While elephants...

2014-07-22 16:29:40

WASHINGTON, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Conservationists from leading African organizations are appealing to internet retail giant Rakuten to immediately cease sales of elephant ivory products during the current poaching epidemic. Rakuten is stimulating market demand for elephant ivory by facilitating the sale of tens of thousands of ivory products. "We appeal to Rakuten to help protect Africa's elephants by banning all ads offering ivory for sale on its Japanese website," said...

Legislative Measures Needed To Keep Illegal Wild Elephant Trade At Bay
2014-07-07 09:48:15

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In recent years, legislation passed in Thailand has successfully cracked down on the illegal elephant trade, but a new report from the conservation organization TRAFFIC has suggested that more legislation and measures are needed to further reduce the threat to elephants. The new report said that many elephants are captured in neighboring Myanmar, brutally tamed, and then smuggled across the border into Thailand, where they are used to...

2014-07-02 12:22:50

WASHINGTON, July 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) and the International Rhino Foundation (IRF) announced they are petitioning the Obama Administration to impose trade sanctions against Mozambique in response to rampant poaching. Since 2010, Mozambican nationals have slaughtered up to 1,862 rhinos in South Africa, as well as thousands of elephants in Tanzania and Mozambique. President Obama is authorized under the Pelly Amendment to the...

2014-06-26 12:24:54

Custom Guitars to Include the name Satao to honor Elephant Recently Slaughtered for Ivory ARLINGTON, Va., June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- It's estimated that there were 1.2 million elephants in Africa in 1980. Now there are only about 430,000. Tragically, one of the world's largest and most famous elephants, Satao, was recently killed by poachers. To help end the worst poaching crisis in history, Martin Guitar and The Nature Conservancy launched a partnership today to ramp...

2014-06-14 23:03:25

The owner of Artizan Body & Bath is on a mission to educate all who visit her website about the vast differences between what the commercial “soap” companies call beauty or bath bars and true natural soap; as well as the potential long term danger commercial cleansing bars have on your health and the environment. Recently, she decided to offer her handcrafted soaps and bath products to the public as a healthy alternative to commercial products. Albuquerque, New Mexico (PRWEB) June...

2014-06-03 12:30:48

WASHINGTON, June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inductee, legendary Grammy Award-winning drummer of Guns N' Roses, Velvet Revolver, The Cult and Kings of Chaos, and International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) supporter Matt Sorum, penned an open letter urging fellow musicians to support the U.S. government's National Strategy for Combatting Wildlife Trafficking, which seeks to dramatically reduce the U.S. role in elephant poaching by enacting new rules...


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2006-06-30 14:40:36

The Ivory-billed Woodpecker, (Campephilus principalis), is a very large and extremely rare or extinct member of the woodpecker family, Picidae. It is officially listed as an endangered species, and until recently had widely been considered extinct. However one male bird has been reportedly sighted in Arkansas in 2004 and 2005. If its rediscovery is confirmed, this would make the Ivory-billed Woodpecker a lazarus species, a species that is rediscovered alive after being considered...

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