Elephant Poaching

Why Elephant Poaching Is Rampant

CBC | Posted 08.20.2014 | Canada

In some countries, the idea of cherishing anything made of ivory has become repugnant, especially given that an elephant had to die — usually at the...

Let's Spend More on Wildlife Protection and Less on the Military

Sangita Iyer | Posted 07.21.2014 | Canada
Sangita Iyer

Over the past three decades, relentless poaching of wildlife has already wiped out several species of rhinos, and elephants, even as the surviving species are being pushed to the brink of extinction. However wildlife crime has come into scrutiny only in the past decade, and despite the emergence of stringent international laws, criminals are getting away scot-free.

Unless we Can Stop the Ivory Hunt, Say Goodbye to Rhinos

Mariah Griffin-Angus | Posted 10.30.2012 | Canada
Mariah Griffin-Angus

The rhino has been around for 50-million years. It has only taken the past 40 years to eradicate 90 per cent of them. It's hard to believe an elephant tusk or rhino's horn can fetch as much as $1-million USD on the black market, but soon there won't be any ivory left to harvest.