Harp Seals

The annual seal hunt began yesterday in eastern Canada.  The quota this year is an appalling 330,000, but only a fraction of that will be taken because of the decrease in demand for harp pelts.

BLOG: Harp seal harvest began yesterday – Images by Art Wolfe

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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


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

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