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Zoo burns $1M in rhino items in 1st U.S. bonfire of its kind
The San Diego Zoo burned items containing rhinoceros horn with an estimated black market value of $1 million in a symbolic gesture Thursday to show the U.S. is committed to ending illegal wildlife trafficking.
3 points by The Denver Post | Rhinoceros Ivory United States Elephant California Horn Pacific Ocean Terry Gerin
San Diego zoo burns $1M in rhino horn products
SAN DIEGO (AP) - San Diego zoo officials on Thursday burned items containing rhinoceros horn with an estimated black market value of $1 million in a symbolic gesture to show the United States is committed to ending illegal wildlife trafficking. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service partnered with the zoo ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Ivory United States Rhinoceros Elephant California Pacific Ocean Horn Terry Gerin
Post editorial: End the appetite for ivory
Africa’s elephant population is plummeting, and the world’s appetite for their tusks is almost certainly why. Governments in Africa and elsewhere have not done enough to shut down the demand for and supply of ivory. They must be bolder.Conservationists have been worried about the situation for years...
2 points by Concord Monitor | Elephant Africa Ivory Continent Lion Tusk Sudan Colonialism
Red Bull’s Terra Mater Steps Into Theatrical Docs With Exposé on Illegal Ivory Trade
The Toronto Film Festival has always welcomed issue-oriented films. “The Ivory Game,” Kief Davidson and Richard Ladkani’s documentary about the illegal ivory trade and the battle to save Africa’s elephants, not only fits that brief, it also marks a major step in the evolution of Red Bull Media House’s Terra Mater Factual Studios. It also... Read more »
112 points by Variety | Ivory Toronto International Film Festival Leonardo DiCaprio Film Elephant Terra Illegal drug trade Crime
4 charged with illegally killing walrus, causing stampedes
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Federal prosecutors in Alaska have charged four men with killing walrus gathered on the state's northwest shore last year, removing the animals' ivory tusks and leaving the meat to waste.
-1 points by Arizona Daily Star | U.S. state Tusk United States Alaska Ivory James Newton Howard Walrus ivory Chukchi Sea
African elephants could go extinct within 12 years
African elephants could go extinct within 12 years, data from a new survey shows. The Denver Post reports that anti-trafficking officials from 12 African nations confirmed the grim outlook for the survival of elephants, rhinos and other wildlife last week at a workshop in Denver and Washington, D.C. The officials are ramping up efforts to...
833 points by New York Post | Rhinoceros Elephant Africa Ivory African Union Hunting Lion