Sunday, April 5, 2020

Tag: elephants

Progressive Briefing for Tuesday, September 4

Day one of Kavanaugh proceedings, 87 elephants found dead due to poaching, environmentalists don't vote in elections, and more.

87 elephants found dead in Botswana sanctuary, poaching to blame

"We have the world's largest elephant population, and it's open season for poachers."

‘Effective immediately’ – a reversal of Obama-era elephant trophy import ban

The Fish and Wildlife Service recently reversed the ban on elephant trophy imports following a decision made by Washington, D.C. Circuit Court, which "found fault" with the initial ban.

Trump’s indecision on trophy hunting reignites heated debate

Trump’s very public reversal – or potential one – left animal rights advocates, conservationists, big game hunters and safari businesses renewing heated attacks on, and vehement defenses of, trophy hunting.

Trump’s ‘hold’ on elephant trophies may not be enough

We should be helping advance the significant global momentum to ban domestic ivory markets, not getting in the way by allowing more trophy imports that feed ivory demand.

United Kingdom to ban ivory trade

More than 20,000 African elephants die every year to feed the ivory trade.

China to ban ivory trade by the end of the year

China had already committed to banning ivory trade, but committing to a timetable of action has really surprised many.

In historic move, China announces ban on ivory trade by end...

More than 20,000 elephants were killed for their ivory last year, leaving only about 415,000 remaining.

‘Great Elephant Census’ Shows Catastrophic Decline in Africa

"Forest elephant populations are already known to be decreasing at alarming rates and now the Great Elephant Census has revealed that savannah elephants are in the same boat."

Ivory Kingpin Jailed for 20 Years

The conviction and sentencing of ivory kingpin sends a message to poachers and traffickers harming animals, humans and the environment.

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What we need to understand about asymptomatic carriers if we’re going to beat coronavirus

ProPublica’s health reporter Caroline Chen explains what the conversation around asymptomatic coronavirus carriers is missing, and what we need to understand if we’re going to beat this nefarious virus together.
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Yale study says Medicare for All would save US $450 billion, prevent nearly 70,000...

The study in The Lancet found that Medicare for All, supported by Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, will save money and is more cost-effective than “Medicare for All Who Want It."