Elephants

Why The UK Ivory Ban Consultation Is Good News For Elephants

Philip Mansbridge | Posted 08.10.2017 | UK
Philip Mansbridge

The Government's ivory ban consultation will run for 12 weeks, closing on December 29. It is vital that a ban is introduced as time really is running out for elephants and we in the UK have a part to play.

Man Crushed To Death In India After Trying To Take Selfie With Elephant

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 04.09.2017 | UK

A man has reportedly been crushed to death after trying to take a selfie with an elephant in India. The man, who has been identified by local media a...

Beyond World Elephant Day: Make Your Voice Heard To Protect These Magnificent Animals

Liz Bonnin | Posted 18.08.2017 | UK
Liz Bonnin

I love to photograph the wildlife I encounter on my travels, but the most memorable moments are inevitably those that I didn't observe through a lens....

Thousands Of Elephants Exploited For Tourism Held In Cruel Conditions

Steve McIvor | Posted 15.08.2017 | UK
Steve McIvor

Two years ago, our team in Asia started a ground-breaking investigation of the conditions endured by elephants across tourist entertainment venues in ...

Celebrating Elephants On World Elephant Day

Mark Jones | Posted 15.08.2017 | UK
Mark Jones

They are the world's largest surviving land mammals. They are highly intelligent and intensely social, immensely strong yet capable of great sensitivi...

How You Can Help Save The Asian Elephants Mistreated For Tourism And On The Brink Of Extinction

Duncan McNair | Posted 11.08.2017 | UK
Duncan McNair

Without a seismic shift in public awareness, plus immediate serious commercial and political engagement in the Western world, India and its neighbouring states, the Asian elephant is doomed, in our lifetime and by our hands.

$10m Of Ivory From Slaughtered Elephants Crushed In Protest Of Illegal Trade

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 04.08.2017 | UK

A 2 ton haul of ivory trinkets, statues and jewellery crafted from the tusks of at least 100 slaughtered elephants has been destroyed in a rock crushe...

Temples, Elephants And The Dhara Dhevi Kingdom: Your Guide To Chiang Mai

Selene Nelson | Posted 25.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Selene Nelson

There are several excellent Lanna museums in Chiang Mai, but the Dhara Dhevi transports you to a bygone era better than any of them. Walking past grand palaces and ornate statues, and strolling through lush paddy fields and tropical gardens, allows you to imagine what the living, working Lanna Kingdom was like.

How You Can Help Stop The Ivory Trade

Philip Mansbridge | Posted 17.07.2017 | UK
Philip Mansbridge

Here in the UK, the situation that many people find themselves in is that they may be an unwilling ivory owner. They may have a bit of dead elephant on their mantelpiece, maybe a bit of dead elephant in their jewellery box, maybe a bit of dead elephant in their hallway. And, maybe, they don't want it - they didn't buy it, or they bought it before they knew the true cause and effect of buying ivory.

The Secret Life Of The Zoo Keeper

Rich Fraser | Posted 15.03.2017 | UK
Rich Fraser

As viewers of Channel 4's The Secret Life of the Zoo TV series will know, Chester's elephant herd are a close knit family. Scientific research has shown that social bonds between individual elephants has a big influence on cohesion in the whole group and consequently the health and wellbeing of the herd.

Budget 17: Tax Is The Biggest Elephant In The Room

Simon Sapper | Posted 09.03.2017 | UK Politics
Simon Sapper

But the bottom line is that the government needs money to run public services and things that the private sector either can't or doesn't want to do. That money comes predominantly from taxation in one form or another. To have turned taxation into the most sacred of all sacred cows is an act of supreme folly and self-delusion. We cheat ourselves by not talking about tax or condemning those who do.

An African Elephant Killed Every 25 Minutes - Why The UK Must Shut Down Its Ivory Trade

Tanya Steele | Posted 06.02.2017 | UK
Tanya Steele

The clock is ticking for elephants. In the time it takes MPs to debate the issue in Westminster Hall, we could have lost another six elephants to poaching. Now is the time for bold and decisive action to close down the UK ivory market and ensure other nations make similar commitments.

Travel Eye: Explore The Untouched Wilderness Of Loisaba, Kenya

Karen Edwards | Posted 23.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Karen Edwards

Dreaming of an African safari but want to avoid the crowds? Welcome to Kenya's best kept secret... Giraffes lazily extend their necks to pick fresh...

The Government Must Take Opportunity To Close Ivory Market

Alexander Rhodes | Posted 25.10.2016 | UK Politics
Alexander Rhodes

Elephants have dominated recent headlines as the world wakes up to the threat they face. From the latest data revealing a shocking decline in global p...

Why We March For Elephants And Rhinos

Rob Brandford | Posted 24.09.2017 | UK
Rob Brandford

We know the marches are seen and heard by these people and that is why they have such an important role to play, especially at the opening of CoP17. So if you can, please join a march near you and show them that all of us, humanity, wants change and a world where elephants are seen only as elephants and able to live without fear.

Investigating The Violent And Corrupt World Of Elephant Poaching

Ross Kemp | Posted 22.09.2017 | UK Entertainment
Ross Kemp

We also found that, over the last 10 years, trafficking ivory has become far more organised. Criminal gangs have now begun taking over the trade, drawn by the vast profits to be made particularly in the South East Asian market where ivory is seen as a status symbol. It is a startling realisation but - with the increasing demand for ivory in China and the Far East coupled with poor governance and corruption in Mozambique - if the Poachers maintain their killing rate their will be no more elephants in Mozambique in five years' time.

Theresa May Wants The UK To Be Outward Looking - The Wildlife Trade Is The Right Place To Start

Alexander Rhodes | Posted 07.09.2017 | UK Politics
Alexander Rhodes

Theresa May has made clear she intends for Britain "to be even more outward-looking around the whole of the world" following our vote to leave the EU. As the Prime Minister speaks, the world is watching for indications of the nature of our new global perspective.

Zongoloni's Story of Hope

Sharon Bull | Posted 07.09.2017 | UK
Sharon Bull

Terrified, grief stricken, lonely, confused, frightened and hungry, emotions and situations we would never wish our own child to have to go through, and yet Zongoloni is one of many elephant calves orphaned in this way, because of ivory poaching.

Time For The Prime Minister To Act On Ivory

Philip Mansbridge | Posted 07.09.2017 | UK
Philip Mansbridge

For many of us it does seem kind of strange that there is still an ivory market of any kind. There's nothing pretty about seeing the remnants of a dead elephant on your wrist or mantelpiece. For most it isn't only times that have changed - our attitudes and understanding have too.

Devil Dentist Now Schoolgirl Slayer - Why Do People Get Off On Killing Our Wildlife?

Philip Mansbridge | Posted 21.08.2017 | UK
Philip Mansbridge

Looking at giraffes specifically, it is estimated that they've lost around 40% of their wild populations in the last 15 years alone. That hardly sounds like they need Aryanna's, or indeed anyone's bows and rifles pointing in their direction right now.

How Many More World Elephant Days Before They're Gone Forever?

Claire Bass | Posted 12.08.2017 | UK
Claire Bass

Elephants face a major poaching crisis, and their populations are falling dramatically across the African continent, with an astonishing 61% decline in the last three decades. Between 30,000 and 40,000 elephants are poached for their ivory every year in Africa, that's around 100 African elephants killed every day, or one elephant gunned down every 15 minutes.

Elephant Kills Schoolgirl By Flinging A Rock At Her Head In Moroccan Zoo

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 28.07.2016 | UK

A seven-year-old girl has died after she was hit on the head by a rock thrown by an elephant. She had been with her family at a zoo in Rabat, Morocco,...

'It's Very Tasty' Australian MP Boasts Of Shooting And Eating Elephant

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 01.06.2016 | UK

An Australian MP has boasted that he shot and ate an elephant during a hunting trip in Zimbabwe. Robert Borsak, of the New South Wales Shooters and Fi...

More Protection Proposed for Some of the Planet's Key Species - But Will It Be Enough?

Philip Mansbridge | Posted 26.05.2017 | UK
Philip Mansbridge

It's been a busy few weeks for wildlife globally! At the very end of April, Kenya made a statement to the world that there was only one place for ivor...

Over £100 Million Worth Of Ivory Burnt To Dust In Anti-Poaching Protest

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 30.04.2016 | UK

Kenya's president set fire to 105 tons of elephant ivory and more than 1 ton of rhino horn, believed to be the largest stockpile ever destroyed, in a ...