In conversation with John Roberts, Director of the Golden Triangle Asian Elephant Foundation, Thailand on his journey to pursue a career in an Elephant themed Cam. One that fuels his passion for wilderness & empowers local communities to protect 18,000 ha of Elephant Corridor in the lush green forests of Cardamom Mountains in Cambodia.
We received a message that there was a tapir stuck in the holding pool of the hydroelectric dam. There is a crossing that acts as a good water source for wildlife during the dry season, but about three times a year, an animal gets caught in the tide and washes into the holding tank and can’t get out. The electic company uses a machine to get them out, but this time, this big boy wasn’t having it, so they called us. By then, he had been swimming for several hours and was losing steam.
- China has shut its legal, domestic ivory markets and banned all commercial ivory trade.
- Conservationists have welcomed this ban, calling it “one of the most important days in the history of elephant conservation”.
- But for China’s ivory ban to work, neighboring countries must follow suit, conservationists say.
China’s ivory trade ban is now in effect, making it illegal to sell and buy ivory in the country.