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Elizabeth Wainwright at Kinga Animal Advocacy

Only if we understand, can we care. Only if we care, we will help. Only if we help, we shall be saved.  Jane Goodall

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216 since 1978.

Posted by in Elephants

Key U.S. government director references government sequestration for the inability to beef up staff to combat illegal wildlife trade. The call for increased private investment rings louder if government agencies can’t do the task required. Where’s the funding for this in Obama’s executive order to combat illegal wildlife trade? Interestingly, sequestration isn’t really the long-term issue this agency has had as Daniel Ashe, director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service aptly discloses. “The U.S. is a leader in the fight against wildlife crime. We use our wildlife laws to…read more

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Poison.
Poison.

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A South African businessman has been implicated in the recent poisoning of 64 elephants in Zimbabwe. “Police named him only as Ishmael and that he used a Chivu farmer and ivory buyer Farai Chitsa to distribute stocks of cyanide to local people in Pelandaba and Pumula areas of Tsholotsho. Police revealed that the poachers would mix up a combination of cyanide, salt and water. This would then be poured onto salt licks at watering holes known to be frequented by elephants. At other watering holes the poachers would dig holes…read more

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Kenya and Elephants 2013: A Journey of Discovery

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Elephants

Only 18 days away! Friday, October 4th. Be sure to see the details listed.

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Edward Norton Says No to Ivory.

Posted by in Conservation, Elephants, Kenya, Poaching, Wildlife

Great awareness via a new WildAid public service campaign shot yesterday in NYC. The Maasai Wilderness Conservation Trust, the Maasai, and Kenya’s elephants all will benefit from the reach of the upcoming public service messages. Thank you Edward! “International film star and renowned conservationist Edward Norton filmed two public service announcements on the illegal ivory trade in New York City yesterday. The messages will be part of the “Say No To Ivory” campaign launched earlier this year by WildAid and Save the Elephants. Norton, President of the US Board for…read more

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