Tag Archives: elephant
Top 5 environmental success stories of 2016
From ocean protections to climate action to eco-activism, 2016 was a big year for the environment.
9 conservation success stories made possible by flagship species
With so many species and ecosystems in dire need of protection, which ones are the most important to save? Do popular iconic species have more conservation value than a obscure ones?
Luca Berardi the conservation champion – Saving the world at twelve years old
At the age of eight, Luca Berardi founded an environmental organization after reading about endangered animals in a library book. Four years later, he is making a name for himself in the world of wildlife conservation.
Why is Ringling Bros. retiring its circus elephants early?
The largest circus in the United States announced that it will retire all of its performing elephants. How has the animal rights movement changed public perception of large performing animals?
8 creative ways to reduce human-wildlife conflict
Conflict often arises when the needs of animals are pitted against those of growing human populations. For scientists, the obvious answer to reducing human-wildlife conflict is…chili powder, bees, and strobe lights?
Why is Indonesia on fire, and what can you do to help?
Some have called it the greatest environmental crisis of the century. But you can take action to address the crisis in three easy steps.
What does the term ‘endangered species’ really mean?
Do you know what the term “endangered species” really means? Far from a simple concept, the term is one of the biggest misnomers in the field of conservation.
7 drawbacks to trophy hunting as conservation
Trophy hunters, African governments, and even some scientists support widespread trophy hunting as a form of conservation. However, the use of trophy hunting as a conservation tool has some major drawbacks.
Can the War on Terror save elephants?
Purchasing ivory not only harms elephants, it encourages trade on the black market that may be used to fund terrorism. Can cooperation between lawmakers and conservationists effectively turn the war on terror against poachers?