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An Elegy – and a Hope – for Elephants

An Elegy – and a Hope – for Elephants

Wendy Redal November 21, 2013 0

A PERSONAL REFLECTION ON THE U.S. IVORY CRUSH Two years ago when I was on safari in Botswana, I saw my first herd of wild elephants. We heard them first—a low, rumbling thunder in

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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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Poachers Kill 300 Elephants in Zimbabwe Using Cyanide

Poachers Kill 300 Elephants in Zimbabwe Using Cyanide

Wendy Redal October 23, 2013 0

I’m always more enthused to share conservation success stories than grim accounts of wildlife devastation, but it’s crucial for the Good Nature community to remain informed about crises, too, since awareness and public pressure

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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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Using Elephants to Pay for Our Wars

Using Elephants to Pay for Our Wars

Candice Gaukel Andrews June 18, 2013 12

On Monday, May 6, 2013, 17 heavily armed poachers entered Dzanga-Ndoki National Park in the Central African Republic. They then proceeded to a large clearing known as Dzanga Bai, or “village of elephants,” where

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10 Things to Take On Your Africa Safari

10 Things to Take On Your Africa Safari

Wendy Redal July 6, 2011 7

Are you planning an African safari? You’ll no doubt be consulting detailed packing lists that advise you to bring various essentials such as binoculars, mosquito repellent with DEET, khaki-colored clothing to blend in with

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