Tag Archives: Africa

Good News for Elephants!

CNN reported yesterday that Hong Kong, the world’s largest retail market for ivory, will phase out ivory sales over the next eighteen months and impose severe penalties on those engaging in smuggling and trading of endangered species. Certainly this is … Continue reading

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And Then There Were None: Mountain Gorillas in Imminent Danger

“ In this central African park. Desperate refugees crowd park boundaries. Charcoal producers strip forests. Then, last summer [2007], someone killed seven of these magnificent creatures in cold blood.   (National Geographic)   Yet another species, this time one of … Continue reading

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China Destroys Ivory Stocks: Too Little too Late?

I’m pleased again at another good omen for the environment in learning of China’s destruction yesterday of six tons of seized ivory ornaments and tusks.  This is exciting, since China has been overwhelmingly the prime market for ivory, where it’s … Continue reading

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