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Craigslist: Elephant Haters or Lovers?

by Mark Molloy

  Thought Craigslist was a harmless forum for posting local classifieds? Think again. A report published this spring by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) reported finding that $1.5 million worth of ivory was available for sale on Craigslist at one time, with an estimate of $15 million […]

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Join Us for World Elephant Day

by Lindsay Morgan

  Happening on Wednesday, August 12 Worldwide! World Elephant Day created this special occasion to bring attention to the worsening plight of elephants in the wild. Poaching, habitat loss and human-elephant conflict are just some of the issues threatening the world’s elephants. World Elephant Day’s aim is to raise awareness about these issues and encourage […]

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Thank You on Behalf of Elephants!

by Lindsay Morgan

Great News for African Elephants – Thanks to President Obama! President Obama’s recent visit to Kenya proved to be extremely beneficial for African elephants. We recently encouraged our supporters to contact President Obama to urge him to propose a rule to end the ivory trade in the United States and we thank you for taking action. […]

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Elephant Survival in the Wild

by Lindsay Morgan

  What is the Common Factor Affecting the Survival of African and Asian Elephants in the Wild? Humans. While the increased amount of exposure in the media is heightening the public’s awareness about the poaching crisis, there are also other imminent issues facing elephants in the wild. Outside of poaching, habitat loss and human elephant […]

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Please Help Elephants Today

by Toni Frohoff, PhD.

  Thanks to the generous support and activism of individuals across the country, this has been a historic week for elephants suffering in circuses and zoos. This past week saw hundreds of individuals from over thirty countries around the world standing in solidarity in demonstrations both virtual and in the real-world. Over 1500 people participated […]

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China’s Claims and Commercial Contradictions

by Lindsay Morgan

  Ivory Trade Down — But Trade in Live Baby Elephants Up With an unprecedented announcement that it will end its insatiable ivory trade, China finally seemed to respond to the global outrage against elephant poaching that has gained unstoppable worldwide momentum. Yet celebration is curtailed as we learn that China will import almost 30 […]

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International Day of Action for Elephants in Zoos

by Toni Frohoff, PhD.

  Join us in Solidarity on Sunday, June 28 – in person or online! IDA first launched ‘The International Day of Action for Elephants in Zoos’ (IDAEZ) in 2009, a global event to raise awareness about the plight of elephants in zoos and to end their suffering – and ideally – to send elephants in […]

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Exposé Expanded

by Toni Frohoff, PhD.

  Exposé Expanded on Oregon Zoo Elephants The Unaffordable Truth: How private should public records be? Earlier this month, IDA shared a provocative 4-part exposé by Portland’s Carla Castano of KOIN 6 news on Oregon Zoo’s (OZ) long history of lies and manipulation about elephant welfare.With so many skeletons leaping out of the zoo’s closet, […]