Rank #1: The Trump Administration's promotion of killing elephants
Botswana’s recent decision to begin the trophy hunting of elephants after years of protection is a likely result of the Trump Administration’s actions promoting the slaughter of elephants. The International Wildlife Conservation Council (IWCC) established by the Trump Administration at the Department of Interior has been pushing countries like Botswana to reopen the trophy hunting of elephants - so American trophy hunters have a new place to get an elephant trophy to showcase in their office or home!
The IWCC mandate is to develop “a plan for public engagement and education on the benefits of international hunting,” according to its formation documents. In other words, despite its name, the IWCC is designed to promote the killing of elephants under the guise of conservation using taxpayer dollars.
Jun 10 2019
Rank #2: Nigeria and the forgotten herd
The Elephant Project is working in Nigeria to help support those doing amazing work to protect this lost herd of some of the last remaining elephants in West Africa. Listen to some of the challenges they face and how the establishment of a humane-economy in the country can make a difference for the elephants, the people, and the future of Nigeria.
Jun 29 2018
Rank #3: Connecting the dots to elephant protection
The Elephant Project is creating new communities in developing countries that will provide jobs, housing, education and health care to the people. We will create real estate investment opportunities for those who want to own a home or invest in a business in an exotic location near an elephant sanctuary, and we will create a safe and secure home for captive and wild elephants in need. Does this sound crazy? Innovative? Both?
Aug 27 2017
Rank #4: World Elephant Day 2017: Burma and the road to Humanity
Every year on August 12th we celebrate World Elephant Day. It is a date on which we should all pause and reflect on how we define our humanity. Though there are differences around the world that divide us, one thing that should unite us is our love, care and compassion for all animals and especially elephants – a majestic keystone species on the brink of extinction....On this important day, we should take solace in the fact that despite the immense challenges of protecting elephants globally from extinction, there is hope that the bulwark is growing stronger as evidenced by what is unfolding in Myanmar.
Aug 13 2017