The public destruction of ivory stockpiles is a dramatic statement demonstrating a commitment to fighting wildlife trafficking. Kenya is eliminating any chance that this ivory could ever reenter the market, and is reinforcing that elephants are worth more to them alive.
Today marks the Global March for Elephants and Rhinos, an incredible opportunity for people across the globe to come together and raise awareness about the plight of these creatures.
In response to the ongoing crisis in Tanzania, the government of Tanzania is co-sponsoring a new survey of the Ruaha-Rungwa ecosystem in collaboration with Tanzania National Parks, Wildlife Division, the Ngorongoro Conservation Area Authority, Frankfurt Zoological Society and the Wildlife Conservation Society.
The Great Elephant Census, Elephants Without Borders and the Ministry of Environment of the Republic of Angola announced the first-ever aerial survey of Angola’s known elephant ranges to a cheering crowd.