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How Facebook Groups Became a Bizarre Bazaar for Elephant Tusks

In Facebook groups, wildlife traffickers can hawk their wares to buyers across the globe. A team of whistleblowers hopes that an undercover sting—and a novel legal attack—can cut off the illicit trade where it lives online. Translated, that means ... read more

Facebook is the hub of the global trade in endangered species: can securities law be used to force the company into action?

elephant tusks, and lion claws. The Wired report makes it clear that Facebook is at the center of the world's endangered species trade; it's easy to find and get invited to private Facebook groups where you can buy or sell literal tons of products made ... read more

HK seizes baby elephant tusks in major ivory haul

More than 1,000 ivory tusks, mainly from baby elephants ... Buddhist scenes to wildlife and bizarre fantasies, and is also turned into more mundane household objects such as chopsticks. Conservation groups have accused the Chinese government of failing ... read more

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Indian elephant is fitted with a prosthetic tusk - but activists slam the practice as 'crude' and 'painful'

An Indian elephant is fitted with a prosthetic tusk by its owners - as activists say the practice is cruel and must be stopped. In the video, music plays and an elephant rider can be seen sat atop the great beast. The animal is owned by the Cochin Devaswom ... read more

Trump reverses ban on elephant trophies

The change marks a shift in efforts to stop the importation of elephant tusks and hides ... a lawyer with the advocacy group Center for Biological Diversity, called the timing of the Trump administration's announcement "bizarre." "Corruption was already ... read more

How an obscure seed is helping to save the elephant

There are now only around 415,000 African elephants across the continent, down from as many as five million a century ago, according to global campaign group WWF (formerly ... It may sound bizarre, but the tusks from woolly mammoths that died tens of ... read more

Visakhapatnam zoo: A tourist delight

The rhino is hunted for its horn and the elephant for its tusks ... and should not become another advertising gimmick. If it does, it would defeat the very purpose of CSR. I should mention that it was heart-warming to read that a group of schoolchildren ... read more

Hong Kong approves elephant ivory ban in landslide vote

Legislators in the world’s largest market for elephant ivory passed the bill, 49-4, just one month after Beijing shut down markets on the mainland. Under the law, commercial sales of elephant tusks ... conservation group. They could become extinct ... read more

Hunter pays $60,000 to kill biggest elephant

A German hunter has shot and killed one of the biggest bull elephants seen in Zimbabwe in three decades, a local hunters’ group said on Friday, just days after the country declined to prosecute a foreign hunter for killing a lion that had become a ... read more

No entry... this is a trunk road: Terror of safari Britons as bull elephant overturns their car

He walked towards us and I pulled off the road. 'The elephant appeared to walk past the car but then turned back, pushing a tusk against the passenger door and rolling the car. It was terrifying and I just thought: “But it can’t be possible that this ... read more


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