1 Tahrcountry Musings: Threat to elephants from Europe

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Threat to elephants from Europe

Shocking facts about rampant,clandestine trade in ivory in Europe have surfaced following detailed investigations by the conservation organizations Care for wild and Save the Elephants. In UK, France, Italy and Spain 27000 ivory artifacts are on display for sale. These sad additions to the already notorious markets in China and Japan have the conservationists worried. Dr Douglas Hamilton of save the elephants says these unsavoury incidents are fuelling a “Poaching Holocaust”

4 comments:

Prasanth Kodai said...

Indian and African conservationists wake up

Prasanth Kodai

James appachan said...

This is real danger for elephants. Men like Dr Douglas Hamilton should take initiative to sound an international alert and force governments to act before it is too late.
James Appachan

Zacharias Tony said...

From what I hear African elephants are going to besr the brunt.But danger to Asian elephants is also lurking round the corner.A UN sponsored moratorium would be ideal in this regard.

zacharias Tony

Zacharias Tony said...

From what I hear African elephants are going to besr the brunt.But danger to Asian elephants is also lurking round the corner.A UN sponsored moratorium would be ideal in this regard.

zacharias Tony