TITLE

Science for Elephants

AUTHOR(S)
WASSER, SAMUEL
PUB. DATE
March 2013
SOURCE
All Animals;Mar/Apr2013, Vol. 15 Issue 2, p32
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Interview
ABSTRACT
An interview with Samuel Wasser of the Center for Conservation Biology at the University of Washington is presented. When asked on the state of elephant poaching in Africa, he says that organized crime drives the industry, with corrupt government officials making much money that they do not want to end terrorism and poaching. He mentions temperature as the challenge in DNA fingerprinting of ivory. Wasser stresses the need to police ivory source countries to protect elephants.
ACCESSION #
85711995

 

Related Articles

  • Dissecting the Illegal Ivory Trade: An Analysis of Ivory Seizures Data. Underwood, Fiona M.; Burn, Robert W.; Milliken, Tom // PLoS ONE;Oct2013, Vol. 8 Issue 10, p1 

    Reliable evidence of trends in the illegal ivory trade is important for informing decision making for elephants but it is difficult to obtain due to the covert nature of the trade. The Elephant Trade Information System, a global database of reported seizures of illegal ivory, holds the only...

  • Save the elephants: Start shooting them. Satchell, Michael // U.S. News & World Report;11/25/96, Vol. 121 Issue 21, p51 

    Reports that countries in Africa are considering resuming or supporting limited trade in ivory culled from elephants. The belief that if Africa's big-game animals are to survive, people who share the land must benefit; Sustainable harvest programs which would encourage locals to protect...

  • HOW TO HUNT PEOPLE. Barone, Jennifer // Discover;Aug2007, Vol. 28 Issue 8, p19 

    This article reports on a method created by conservation biologist Samuel Wasser to help prevent the illegal poaching of African Elephants. By developing a DNA map of the elephants, it allowed ivory seized in foreign countries to be able to track exactly where it originated from. This has helped...

  • THE LAW NEVER FORGETS: AN ANALYSIS OF THE ELEPHANT POACHING CRISIS, FAILED POLICES, AND POTENTIAL SOLUTIONS. HUTCHENS, EMILY // Wisconsin International Law Journal;2013, Vol. 31 Issue 4, p934 

    The article discusses the failure of global laws to prevent elephant poaching and ivory trading. Topics discussed include the global ban on ivory trade by the Convention on International Trade of Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES); impact of start of export of ivory stores by...

  • Tusks of dilemma. Pearce, Fred // New Scientist;04/08/2000, Vol. 166 Issue 2233, p20 

    Reports on Kenya's efforts to end international sale of legally culled elephant ivory because of a supposed increase in poaching. Local elephant experts' opinion that poaching is at a minimal level; Government's plan for a limited ivory trade which helps in funding research and conservation.

  • Elephant Reprieve. Lovgren, Stefan // National Geographic Traveler;Sep2000, Vol. 17 Issue 6, p26 

    Focuses on the poaching of elephants in Tsavo National Park in Kenya. Information on the 2000 Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species; Details on the ivory trade ban imposed by the United Nations in 1990; Southern African nations which appeal for the relaxation of the ban.

  • China's ivory trade ends.  // New Scientist;1/7/2017, Vol. 232 Issue 3107, p7 

    The article reports that the Chinese government has promised to close its domestic ivory market by the end of 2017 with conservation groups hoping the announcement will diminish demand for ivory and the motivation for poaching elephants, while Hong Kong will phase out domestic ivory trade by...

  • Kenya denies poaching upsurge.  // Geographical (Campion Interactive Publishing);Jan1998, Vol. 70 Issue 1, p22 

    Reports on the denial issued by the Kenya Wildlife Service of the rise in elephant poaching in the country. Aftermath of the decision at the Convention in International Trade in Endangered Species to downlist African elephant populations; Reports of increase in ivory poaching.

  • The Race to Save Elephants. Anastasia, Laura // Scholastic News -- Edition 5/6;1/2/2017, Vol. 85 Issue 11, p4 

    The article offers information on the steps taken to prevent hunting and saving the African elephants. Topics discussed include 500 Elephant project, which transfer the elephants into Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve, Malawi, Africa; nation's law agreement to save elephants; and pledge taken by U.S....

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics