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‘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.

The U.S. Just Banned Ivory Sales

The federal government is trying to ban all sales of items containing African elephant ivory within the U.S.

Kenya Burns 106 Tons Of Ivory

“A time has come when we must take a stand and the stand is clear…Kenya is making a statement that for us ivory is worthless unless it is on our elephants,” Uhuru Kenyatta, Kenya’s current president said.

Sri Lanka Is First Country in the World to Apologize for...

"Those elephants were victimized by the cruelty of certain people. But all of human society is responsible. We destroyed those innocent lives to take those tusks. We have to ask for pardon from them.”

Ringling Bros. Circus Elephants To Retire By May 2016

The company announced that it will retire its elephants two years earlier than expected, much to the elation of animal rights activists.

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