Tagged: Elephant

Grand, empty gestures? What does destroying ivory accomplish? - Chthonic Wildlife Ramblings

Brendan Moyle Nov 08, 2013

The decision by the US to destroy its stockpile of (6 tons) of ivory is being held up by many as a bold conservation measure for elephants.  This is a puzzle. Destroying ivory is hardly new. Kenya did it publicly in 1989 [1]. This was after their elephant population had plunged from 65,000 elephants to 17,000. Southern African countries who … Read More

Looking the wrong way: legal ivory market not linked to illegal - Chthonic Wildlife Ramblings

Brendan Moyle Feb 12, 2013

This piece has already appeared on the NZ Herald Opinion page. My main concern here is to highlight that the legal market appears to be pretty well insulated from the illegal. —– I visited China for a research project on the ivory trade in January. It took two years of groundwork first. China is not an easy place to get … Read More

Conservation, Zoos and Elephant - Politecol

- Wayne Linklater Dec 11, 2012

  Elephant in Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Game Reserve, South Africa. Photo credit: Chris Kelly. Frighteningly, resurgent ivory demand threatens elephant with extinction over large areas of their range. It is a world-war for wildlife on a massive scale. Governments, conservation agencies and private landowners are mobilised across Africa and Asia spending enormous amounts of money to … Read More

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