- In one of the biggest busts in recent years, Chinese officials have seized 2,748 elephant tusks weighing more than 7 tonnes, the General Administration of Customs announced earlier this week.
- The ivory was confiscated during a joint operation by customs authorities and police across six provinces on March 30.
- Customs authorities added that since the beginning of 2019, they had filed 182 cases of smuggling of endangered wild species, seized more than 500 tons of end
Prosthetic limbs aren't just for people. They can be for elephants, too.
Acting is in Ashley Bell’s DNA. Her grandparents were vaudeville performers, and both of her parents are working actors. Bell’s parents weren’t thrilled when she informed them that she, too, intended to become an actor, but after seeing her commitment to the craft, they offered their full support, a gift for which she is eternally grateful. After studying acting at New York University, Bell went on to appear in a number of films.
China made it illegal to buy and sell elephant ivory at the end of last year, and the law is already producing positive results.
Among 2,000 people surveyed across 15 Chinese cities with ivory markets, those who previously said that they’d either bought ivory products in the past and planned to do so again, or wanted to buy ivory products for the first time, dropped substantially now that the law is in full force, according to two new studies by WWF and TRAFFIC, the wildlife trade monitoring network.
Common Ground is an independent documentary collaboration with the Sri Lanka Wildlife Conservation Society. The elephant and the people of Sri Lanka have shared a cultural bond and relationship that is over 5,000 years old. Today this relationship is in danger of disintegrating mainly due to the loss of elephant habitat that is creating intense conflicts between people (mostly rural subsistence farmers) and elephants.
Minneria National park is a beautiful area situated in the north central province in the island of Sri Lanka. It was declared as a wildlife sanctuary in 1938 to protect the human-made tank and the surrounding area full of wildlife. The Sinhalese people under the rule of King Mahasen built the reservoir here in the third century AD.
The location is always full of tourists both from the country and around the world due to its beautiful natural sceneries and these lovely giants that roam the island.