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Will the U.S. Destruction of Six Tons of Ivory Truly Curtail Poachers?

Will the U.S. Destruction of Six Tons of Ivory Truly Curtail Poachers?

Candice Gaukel Andrews November 19, 2013 17

Last week, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service pulverized nearly six tons of illegal African and Asian elephant ivory. A conservative estimate of this ivory, which was seized at our nation’s ports of entry

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Submit Reviews on iSafari.com for the Chance to Win a Patagonia Jacket!

Submit Reviews on iSafari.com for the Chance to Win a Patagonia Jacket!

Emily Deemer October 16, 2013 0

We’re just about to launch a new interactive website to help travelers research and plan African safaris. It’s called iSafari.com, and it’s the most comprehensive Africa safari-planning tool, from Amboseli to Zanzibar!  Imagine TripAdvisor™ for African

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WWF President and CEO Appointed to White House’s Advisory Council on Wildlife Trafficking

WWF President and CEO Appointed to White House’s Advisory Council on Wildlife Trafficking

Emily Deemer September 20, 2013 0

President Obama has appointed WWF President and CEO Carter Roberts and several others to the Advisory Council on Wildlife Trafficking this month. The Task Force will be constructing a charter for preventing wildlife trafficking

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Gorillas Thwart Poachers: Should Animals Be Trained to Participate in Their Own Conservation?

Gorillas Thwart Poachers: Should Animals Be Trained to Participate in Their Own Conservation?

Candice Gaukel Andrews August 27, 2013 32

Those of us who have been lucky enough to share our lives with myriad pets over the years need no further proof that nonhuman animals have a high degree of intelligence. Scientists, however, do

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Will Evolution Be the New Antipoaching Tool?

Will Evolution Be the New Antipoaching Tool?

Candice Gaukel Andrews June 25, 2013 19

Despite antipoaching patrols, increased arrests, relocation and unmanned security drones, it seems we’re losing the battle against wildlife poachers. Already in the first six months of 2013, for example, in South Africa alone, 428

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Endangered and Endemic: The Fragile Wonders of Madagascar

Endangered and Endemic: The Fragile Wonders of Madagascar

Lisa Poppleton October 23, 2012 0

When endangered overlaps with endemic, the result is all too often extinction.   Scientists are alarmed by the increasing rate of vanishing species throughout the world, and few places have more unique treasures to lose

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