View PDF: The graphic in this PDF illustrates a contradiction. Illegality is a menace. Nobody but criminals supports illegal ivory traffickers. On the other hand, the laws prohibiting the trade in ivory are authoritarian. Thomas Jefferson, a Founding Father of the USA, urged people to face this challenge by standing up to tyranny.
At the 10th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), held in Harare, Zimbabwe from 9 to 20 June 1997, the status of the African elephant Loxodonta africana has been changed. While the whole species was included in Appendix I… Continue reading Elephants overview
By Dan Stiles. Introduction needed. View the PowerPoint presentation.
Originally published in The Guardian. Increase in conflict between species and drought prompt sale of animals that are at risk of extinction due to poaching. Namibia has put 170 “high value” wild elephants up for sale due to drought and an increase in elephant numbers, the southern African country’s environmental ministry has said An advertisement… Continue reading Namibia to auction 170 wild elephants, saying rising numbers threaten people
By Kristof Titeca and Patrick Edmond. Originally published in Conservation and Society. Abstract There have been widespread reports of elephant poaching by the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) in Garamba National Park (GNP) in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), presenting a narrative that ivory poaching funds terror and that both can be solved by… Continue reading Outside the Frame: Looking Beyond the Myth of Garamba’s LRA Ivory–Terrorism Nexus
By Michael Eustace. Originally published on Business Day Live. There are at least 400,000 elephants in Africa and about 8,000 of them die of natural causes each year. In 2015 about 20,000 elephant were poached which, together with natural deaths, would have produced 196 tons of ivory at 7 kg per elephant. If half the… Continue reading “A well-structured ivory trade is the solution”
Workshop on demand-side strategies for curbing illegal ivory trade 28-29 January 2015 Hangzhou, China View as PDF:
Introduction From his workshop in China, the ivory master focuses on the intricacies of his art. He painstakingly transforms the piece of ivory in his hands into a Buddha or balls carved one inside another, taking months to complete his task. He uses carving skills that have been passed down through generations over thousands of… Continue reading IVORY CARVINGS AND ELEPHANT CONSERVATION