Posts Categorized: Elephant

hawksbill sea turtle, © Jim Abernathy/NGS

Out of Sight »

The illegal wildlife trade is something we imagine happening thousands of miles away, a serious but distant problem. But the fact is that the United States itself is a massive illegal wildlife black market, valued at about $2 billion dollars a year.

black-footed ferret, © Kylie Paul

Wildlife Weekly Wrap-Up »

Gray Wolves Love California… That’s Why They’ve Come Home; 20 Year Old DNA Gives Much Needed Genetic Diversity to Endangered Ferrets; Mountain Lion’s Death in Southern California Underscores Need for More Highway Wildlife Crossings; Polar Bears and Oil Spills; Help Ensure Elephants Are Fully Protected in the U.S

African elephants, ©Leonor Broide

Ivory Belongs On Elephants »

One African elephant dies every 15 minutes at the hands of ivory poachers. With rates of elephant poaching increasing, the wild population of African elephants outside of certain fiercely protected reserves could vanish completely.