Moving Elephants

You have heard the phrase “the elephant in the room” referring to something no one wants to talk about but is an important issue. Well one of the “elephants in the room” in parts of Africa is poaching and the decimation of the elephant population in certain parts of Africa. One of those areas where […]

Another Step In Stopping Poaching

Plain and simple, poaching is a problem in Africa. Whether it is South Africa, Kenya, Tanzania or elsewhere in Africa when there is an international demand for ivory or rhino horn there is going to be poaching. And there is not one simple one-size answer to this problem. It must be attacked from many different […]

“Queen Of Ivory” Arrested in Tanzania

Picture a member of a crime syndicate and what do you think of? Some guy with a slick suit? Gold chain? How about a poacher? A poor guy from a village with little clothes to his name? Well throw out those stereotypes. A few months ago a 66 year old Chinese woman nicknamed the “Queen […]

In Memory of A Hero In The War On Poaching

Over the next few weeks I am going to address “the elephant in the room” which is the poaching of these amazing animals and their bush colleagues the rhino. Poaching is a criminal activity. There is a lot of money at stake. That money can corrupt officials. Combine those things and bad things happen to […]

Clever Solutions To Prevent Poaching

Poaching continues to be a huge problem throughout the world. As such people all over the world have tried to devise creative solutions to stop this scourge of some of our most precious natural resources. One idea is to dye the horns of elephants and rhino pink to deter people from poaching. The concept is […]


Crush Ivory – Crush Poaching

On Friday, in the very public place of Times Square New York, over a ton of ivory artifacts were crushed into nothing but dust. All were illegal. All had been carved from elephant ivory. Thousands of people gathered to watch as the confiscated illegal trinkets were loaded into a massive rock-crushing machine, which ground them […]


Another Magnificent Animal Lost to Poaching

Rhino Horn and Elephant Ivory poaching are still a big problem in Africa. It is a wasteful tragedy of wildlife. More than 442 Rhinos have been killed this year in South Africa alone. Rhino Horn is merely keratin, the same stuff your fingernails are made out of and is not an aphrodisiac nor can it […]


Another Species Disappears

  A couple of years ago I had the privilege of traveling to West Africa (Benin, Togo & Burkina Faso) to observe voodoo practices. I was able to witness some incredible things. But one of the things I noticed was that there was no wildlife around. All of it appeared to have been killed for […]