2015 Elephant Summit Summary

by Toni Frohoff, PhD.

  Plus, View New Elephant PSA! IDA’s Elephant and Cetacean Scientist, Dr. Toni Frohoff, just returned from three pachyderm-packed days at the Elephant Summit in Wyoming, September 27-29. This year, the Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival began with a laser-sharp focus on elephant conservation and brought out some of the best and brightest elephant specialists […]


Join the Herd!

by Caroline Saxon

  Revised Global March Invitation & Action Needed to Protect Elephants and Rhinos at CITES GLOBAL MARCH In Defense of Animals is partnering up with the Global March for Elephants and Rhinos in two cities in California this year but events are occurring internationally – just check out the website to learn more! Friday, October 2, […]


18 African Elephants Destined for US Zoos

by Caroline Saxon

  Three US zoos have just announced a ‘Conservation Partnership’ with Swaziland officials to relocate 18 African elephants to the Dallas Zoo, Sedgwick County Zoo in Kansas, and the Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium in Nebraska. These three AZA accredited zoos, now working in partnership with each other, have applied for permits for the import. […]


Do Your Part to Help Elephants and Rhinos

by Lindsay Morgan

  California is Poised to Becomes the First State to Ban the Bullhook and the Third State to Ban the Trade of Ivory and Rhino Horn! As of this afternoon, we still have not gotten word that Governor Jerry Brown has signed either of the two critical bills for elephant protection that have made their […]


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 […]