US Pushes for More Elephant, Rhino Protection Home and Abroad - Voice of America

The new front in the fight to protect Africa's imperiled elephants doesn't begin in the wide savannahs of Kenya, or the scrubby brushland of South Africa. It begins, says U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service director Dan Ashe, with Americans' wallets. “The ...

Ivory trade drives elephants to the brink of extinction - Financial Times

On the fringes of Queen Elizabeth National Park in western Uganda, farmers drum loudly throughout the night to scare off their most destructive enemy: the elephant. In the nearby Bwindi rainforest, small surviving herds of savannah elephants, cut off ...

Burning Down the Ivory Trade - Foreign Affairs (subscription)

In April, Kenya set ablaze the world's largest stockpile of ivory. The 105 tons of rhino horns and elephant tusks burned in Nairobi Wildlife Park for several days, filled the sky with soot and ash, and sent a stark message to poachers and traders the ...

Legal Ivory Trade Rejected in Heated Debate - Environment News Service

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, September 27, 2016 (ENS) – Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe's proposal for approval of future legal trade in ivory was rejected by the majority of governments at the CITES conference, led by outspoken opponents ...

Amazing elephant made from painted people - CBBC Newsround

If you squint or look from far away it looks like a painting of an elephant - but it is actually made from of three people. Artist Johannes Stoetter has revealed his latest work in Johannesburg, South Africa at a meeting called Cites, where ...

Ivory ban may be lifted despite plunge in elephant numbers - The New Indian Express

A Zimbabwe National Parks official is seen inspecting the country's ivory stockpile at the Zimbabwe National Parks Headquarters in Harare, Zimbabwe. Africa(File Photo|AP). THE number of elephants in Africa has dropped by 111,000 in 10 years to just ...

African elephant population tumbles but some countries want to lift the ivory ban - The Sydney Morning Herald

Johannesburg: The number of elephants in Africa has dropped by 111,000 in 10 years to just 415,000 today. The 20 per cent drop between 2006 and 2015 is because of a surge in ivory poaching, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) said ...

African elephants 'suffer worst decline in 25 years' - Phys.Org

Africa's elephant population has suffered its worst drop in 25 years, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) said Sunday, blaming the plummeting numbers on poaching. Based on 275 estimates from across the continent, a report by the ...

Global efforts against ivory traffickers still falling short - The Denver Post

An activist marches to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora in Sandton, Johannesburg, Sept 24, 2016. JOHANNESBURG — Poaching syndicates shipped large amounts of African elephant ivory last year ...

Deep divisions over elephants to dominate key species meeting - BBC News

The world's biggest conference on species protection has opened in South Africa amid concern and division over the survival of elephants. The Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species (Cites) will address proposals impacting more than ...

Wildlife meeting weighs how to save endangered species - Phys.Org

Thousands of conservationists and government officials open talks in Johannesburg on Saturday to thrash out regulating international trade in elephant ivory, rhino horn and hundreds of endangered wild animals and plants. The booming illegal trade of ...