LEST WE FORGET: Africa’s Ivory-Profit Driven Elephant Mass Slaughter Continues – A Family Falls

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Poachers kill an elephant matriarch and her family in Kenya, prompting a call for help.

November 11, 2012 – New York Times

On October 27, Nick Brandt, a photographer and conservationist, photographed Qumquat, one of the best known matriarchs in the elephant population around Kenya’s Amboseli National Park, walking with two daughters, their young and other kin.

One day later, the old female and nearly all of the other elephants in this group were found slaughtered. Their faces had been hacked off by the poachers to be sure they gleaned every ounce of ivory from the tusks. (Click here for photographs of the result – not for the squeamish.)… http://dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/11/11/africas-ivory-driven-elephant-slaughter-continues-a-family-falls/?partner=rss&emc=rss

 

THE ANIMAL NOBODY WANTS TO KEEP | @scoopit via @Nikela_Wildlife  http://www.scoop.it/t/what-s-happening-to-the-african-rhino/p/3261070304/the-animal-nobody-wants-to-keep

 

ALL ABOUT POACHING AND ANNIHILATION OF OUR TREASURED WILDLIFE:

http://www.scoop.it/u/WildlifeMargrit#pg=1&mi=topics&si=curated&panel=followedPanel

 

Secretary Clinton Delivers Remarks at the Partnership Meeting on Wildlife Trafficking | @scoopit via @Nikela_Wildlife http://sco.lt/65m0Ib http://www.scoop.it/t/animal-poaching-who-does-it-who-allows-it/p/3285596088/secretary-clinton-delivers-remarks-at-the-partnership-meeting-on-wildlife-trafficking

 

Clinton Seeks Intelligence Help in War on Wildlife Traffickers – NYTimes.com http://dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/11/08/clinton-seeks-intelligence-reports-on-wildlife-traffickers/?smid=tw-dotearth&seid=auto

 

THE REALITY OF THE IVORY TRADE | http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3230053215/the-reality-of-the-ivory-trade


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