Elephants, Ivory, and Trade

Art proudly supports the research being done on tracking poached
elephant ivory by the University of Washington’s Center for Conservation
Biology. They have identified poaching hot spots and potential trade
routes by developing a genetic method to track the geographic origin of
poached ivory.

Read more about the Center for Conservation Biology

http://conservationbiology.net/

Read the paper that has just been published in Science Magazine,
published by the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Read the article here.

Elephants – Images by Art Wolfe

In addition, Sam Wasser, the CCB Director, will be attending the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) conference in Qatar to press for further elephant conservation.

There was a post this morning on NPR:  http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=124592439

3 Responses to “Elephants, Ivory, and Trade”

  1. Reading Elephants, Ivory, and Trade from @artwolfe http://bit.ly/cXTMyT

  2. It is admirable that you contribute to this cause. Besides all of the fascinating cultural work you do, it is great to see prominent photographers such as yourself carrying on the torch of protecting natural habitat in the tradition of early conservationist-photographers like my father Philip Hyde, Eliot Porter, Cedric Wright, Ansel Adams, Martin Litton, David Simons and others.

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