Executive Director of Elephants Neighbors Centre here in Kenya Jim Justus Nyamu joins Michelle Ngele on Morning Express. Jim is a recipient of the Ecowarrior 2016 award. (KTN News Kenya, 2017)
A new law in Hawaii is being hailed as one of the strongest anti-wildlife trafficking measures in the nation. –
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Thousands of African elephants are killed each year, often for nothing more than their tusks.
In a letter shared among constituents, your urgent help is needed.
The proposed ivory ban bill in Connecticut-HB 5788, is scheduled for a hearing at the Environment Committee this Friday at 12:30pm. The bill would prohibit the sales of ivory of elephants, mammoth, and a few other marine mammal species and rhino horns. There are narrow exemptions for musical instruments and de minimis antique items containing less than 20 percent of ivory, similar to the exemptions in the enacted New York law. We expect continued heavy push back from antique dealers and Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art.
It looks like all public testimony submitted so far is in opposition to the bill, so it will be good to encourage people in favor of the bill to submit.
The priority is to get Connecticut-based supporters to submit support testimony. Please ask your Connecticut-based friends to submit testimonies in “Support of HB 5578, Ivory/rhino horn ban bill”. Public hearing testimonies can be emailed to: email@example.com
Please note: Out-of-state supporters are not useful and possibly detrimental UNLESS they make a link to Connecticut in some way. If you have out-of-state advocates who want to submit testimony, please be sure to ask that they provide a Connecticut angle (e.g., they do business here, they would boycott travel to Connecticut if we do not take action on the ivory ban bill, etc.).
Thank you so much for your compassionate advocacy for elephants.
By Alex Dymoke
February 26, 2016 / The Independent
The President of Kenya is to host a historic gathering of African leaders in April to address the elephant-poaching crisis in the first meeting of the Giants Club, the wildlife-protection initiative backed by The Independent.
It will be followed by the burning of a vast 120 tonne stockpile of ivory, much of it seized by the Kenyan state from poaching gangs, to show the government’s zero tolerance to the illegal wildlife trade. The blaze will be eight times larger than any ivory stockpile previously destroyed before.
In 2014, The Toledo Zoo encouraged children to paint photos of Elephants showing their support for conservation, and Ivory Free Ohio is asking you to do the same. We need to educate the younger generations and make sure that Elephants and Rhinos have a bright future for years to come. Here is how you and your family can help save these iconic, keystone species from extinction: