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Esteeming Elephants: September 22 Is National Elephant Appreciation Day

Esteeming Elephants: September 22 Is National Elephant Appreciation Day

Candice Gaukel Andrews September 18, 2018 0

More than 1,500 “national” days have been declared, according to the National Day Calendar. For example, January 2 is National Cream Puff Day. March 4 is Marching Music Day. The first Saturday in May

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Videos: I Suck; You Probably Do, Too

Videos: I Suck; You Probably Do, Too

Candice Gaukel Andrews March 29, 2018 1

Plastics were originally invented to save animals. Let that fact sink in for a moment because it’s sadly ironic. Today, plastic plays a large part in killing them. It seems to have all started

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Bad Economics: Pachyderm Poaching and Refuge Reductions

Bad Economics: Pachyderm Poaching and Refuge Reductions

Candice Gaukel Andrews November 8, 2016 0

We are losing animal species at an alarming, unprecedented rate, and our wild places are increasingly coming under attack. If we’re not careful, our planet could soon have far fewer other kinds of beings

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Protecting the Woolly Mammoth to Save Today’s Elephants

Protecting the Woolly Mammoth to Save Today’s Elephants

Candice Gaukel Andrews September 27, 2016 1

The woolly mammoth—an animal that went extinct 4,000 years ago—is currently being considered for legal protection under conservation trade rules. “How that can be?” you might well ask. The answer lies in a story that’s entwined with some very

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Video: Conservation Canines in Action

Video: Conservation Canines in Action

Candice Gaukel Andrews February 4, 2016 7

Last week, you read about shelter dogs that are finding employment—and a new lease on life—as conservation officers in the University of Washington’s Conservation Canines (CK9) program. In the video below, you’ll see some

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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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