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  • Trumpeting World Elephant Day 2014
    Trumpeting World Elephant Day 2014
    World Elephant Day is an international annual event on August 12, dedicated to the preservation and protection of the world's elephants. Conceived in 2011 by Canadian filmmakers Patricia Sims and Michael Clark ofCanazwest Pictures, and...
  • Ian Somerhalder urges Congress to stop elephant poaching and ivory trade
    Ian Somerhalder urges Congress to end elephant poaching and ivory trade
    Animal rights is something “The Vampire Diaries” star and environmentalist Ian Somerhalder has certainly found a cause he can sink his teeth into. The 35-year-old actor, recently named as a goodwill ambassador for the United Nations...
  • Arrests made in the brutal killing of famous Kenya elephant Satao
    Arrests made in the brutal killing of famous Kenya elephant Satao
    Known as the largest elephant at Tsavo National Park, with tusks that nearly touched the ground, Satao was killed on May 30 by poachers who then chopped off his magnificent tusks and mutilated his face. On Saturday, three suspects were arrested,...
  • Elephants in Zimbabwe killed by cyanide
    Elephants in Zimbabwe killed by cyanide
    Authorities at the Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe have confirmed the death of at least 87 elephants from ingesting cyanide laced into their natural salt licks during the past four weeks. Six poachers were arrested in August for poisoning 47...
  • Phillipines becomes first nation outside of Africa to destroy poached ivory
    Phillipines becomes first nation outside of Africa to destroy poached ivory
    The Phillipines has just become the first non-African country to confiscate and destroy poached ivory. However, the government has found that disposing of seized elephant tusks can create serious logistical problems of its own.After voting not to...
  • Philippine government will not burn confiscated elephant tusks
    Philippine government will not burn confiscated elephant tusks
    In response to the opposition of more than 30 clean air groups led byEcoWaste Coalition, an environmental advocacy group, the Philippine government has decided not to burn five tons ofelephant tusks which have been confiscated by authorities since...
  • Environmental advocacy group makes appeal to the Philippines not to burn the 5000 tusks confiscated by the government.
    Environmental advocacy group opposes the burning of elephant tusks
    More than 30 clean air groups led by EcoWaste Coalition, an environmental advocacy group, made an urgent appeal to the Philippine government to reconsider its decision to burn five tons of elephant tusks which have been confiscated by authorities...
  • Poaching Africa to fund terrorist attacks
    Poaching Africa to fund terrorist
    Africa has always had a problem with poachers, but since 2008 when changes were made in the hunting regulations, poaching has steadily increased in numbers. By 2012, rhino poaching had doubled and elephant poaching numbered in the tens of...
  • True Blood star speaks up for elephants at street art event today in LA
    'True Blood' star speaks up for elephants at street art event today in LA
    “A hundred elephants are losing their lives every day… for nothing,” Kristin Bauer van Straten recently told TrueBloodFanSource.com. The actor, director, and animal advocate who plays vampire “Pam” on HBO’s hit...
  • Kenya's ivory burn
    Kenya officially declares war against elephant poaching
    Yesterday, President Kibaki officially declared war against poaching as he lit the fire exterminating five tons of ivory.He said, "Through the disposal of contraband ivory, we seek to formally demonstrate to the world our determination to...