African Elephants

Expat Chinese People Need to Join the Fight Against the Ivory Trade

Sangita Iyer | Posted 12.02.2014 | Canada Impact
Sangita Iyer

Seventy per cent of illegal ivory ends up in China -- the world's largest ivory consumer, as the insatiable demand for the "white gold" is surging with the growing middle class populous. The root cause of this insane craving for ivory is ignorance. According to the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), more than 70 per cent of Chinese don't realize that elephants are being killed for their ivory.

B.C. Man's System Helps Save African Elephants

CP | Dene Moore, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.16.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - Forget Google Earth. Try Google Elephant.Thanks in part to a tech-savvy student at the University of British Columbia, rangers in northern...

Canada Could Be a Leader in Anti-Wildlife Poaching

Sangita Iyer | Posted 06.01.2013 | Canada Impact
Sangita Iyer

The Conservative government could have taken a much bolder stance on wildlife poaching, especially given the recent Canada-China Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (FIPA). Canada has even more power to coerce China into bringing forth sweeping changes to it's treatment of animals and the environment.

The Toronto Zoo's Elephants Won't Forget

Peter Worthington | Posted 07.29.2012 | Canada
Peter Worthington

The system is being foiled in the case of the proposed and agreed upon plan to send the Toronto Zoo's three remaining African elephants to an elephant sanctuary in California run by PAWS. To some, it seems a predictable case of the bureaucracy -- i.e.: the zoo people who want the prestige of having elephants -- trying to short circuit or sabotage decisions of those who are their bosses.

Let the Girls Be Elephants

Beverley Golden | Posted 07.28.2011 | Canada
Beverley Golden

There is much debate about the ideal climate and roaming space needed for elephants to thrive. The Toronto Zoo offers neither, and Bob Barker came to do something about it.