Video Moment : Elephants Under Threat of A Cull  from  The Long Walk Home  BBC Earth  Part 2
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Video Moment : Elephants Under Threat of A Cull from The Long Walk Home BBC Earth Part 2

“As populations grow, resources become scarce in the threatened ecosystem of the Kalahari Desert and talks of an elephant cull begin to surface.” Watch as herds of African elephants make their journey to their favorite meeting place (on the Chobe River in Botswana) as Mike Chase contemplates the horrors of an imminent elephant cull. The … Continue reading »

Video Moment : “Baby Elephant’s First Water” from  The Long Walk Home   BBC Earth  Part 1
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Video Moment : “Baby Elephant’s First Water” from The Long Walk Home BBC Earth Part 1

“Traversing the elephant highways of the Kalahari Desert is thirsty work, especially for this hour-old elephant calf on his first ever trip to water” Watch as a newborn elephant instinctively follows his elephant herd and elephant mama to discover a wonderland of water holes, his first discovery of them. And not without taking a tumble … Continue reading »

Elephants Gain More Protection in California With The Circus Cruelty Prevention Act as Governor Joins Two Other States in Prohibiting Their Use as Circus Entertainment
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Elephants Gain More Protection in California With The Circus Cruelty Prevention Act as Governor Joins Two Other States in Prohibiting Their Use as Circus Entertainment

The Circus Cruelty Prevention Act: California State Senate Bill 313 Elephants & most other wild animals have been included in a new bill (SB313) signed by California Governor Gavin Newsom to ban all but dogs, cats and horses from performing in circuses and having to endure the horrendous training that such performances entail. Facing a … Continue reading »

Video Moment : “Baby Elephant Takes Her First Bath” by BBC Earth : Starring Gawa, With a Triumphant  Appearance by Wiva, & All Their “Elephant Nannies”
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Video Moment : “Baby Elephant Takes Her First Bath” by BBC Earth : Starring Gawa, With a Triumphant Appearance by Wiva, & All Their “Elephant Nannies”

Orphaned elephants from the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust , Ithumba Unit, are featured in this BBC video narrated by cameraman  Gordon Buchanan as he films a short video from his “Elephant Family and Me” series. (“Wildlife cameraman Gordon Buchanan travels to the spectacular Tsavo wilderness in Kenya to try to get closer than ever before … Continue reading »

Feisty Little Gawa Turns Three!  On the Day of Her Birth Baby Elephant Became the 22nd Known Wild Born Baby Born to Ex-Orphans of the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
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Feisty Little Gawa Turns Three! On the Day of Her Birth Baby Elephant Became the 22nd Known Wild Born Baby Born to Ex-Orphans of the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

Feisty Little Elephant Just like her mama (Galana) before her, Gawa the elephant’s “feisty spirit” drives her ambition as she contemplates her most intimidating stance in preparation for her mock charge. When you’re still a little squirt any talents one has should be used to one’s advantage. Don’t you think?  See Gawa with “her enchanting … Continue reading »

African Elephants Have Friends & Foes As CITES Vote Cannot Offer Complete Ban on Plucking Pachyderms From the Wild & Transporting Them to Lives of Misery in Captivity
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African Elephants Have Friends & Foes As CITES Vote Cannot Offer Complete Ban on Plucking Pachyderms From the Wild & Transporting Them to Lives of Misery in Captivity

A compromise was reached at the latest CITES meeting  in Geneva  regarding the issue of protecting African elephants , saving elephants from being captured in the wild and sold to zoos and other venues whose purpose is to hold them captive for display or human entertainment. As the governing body on “global wildlife trade,” the Convention … Continue reading »

Happy 4th Birthday Elephant Spoken Here  12 August 2019
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Happy 4th Birthday Elephant Spoken Here 12 August 2019

Dear Elephants:  We may not have the reach or the following that other elephant websites & elephant blogs have nonetheless Elephant Spoken Here remains passionate about saving you, our elephants. We are trying and hope to be making a difference and serving as a voice for elephant conservation.  Four years ago Elephant Spoken Here was … Continue reading »

Celebrate World Elephant Day 12 August 2019 : What Can We Do to Help Elephants in 2019? Promise to Become More “Aware of Elephant Habitat”
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Celebrate World Elephant Day 12 August 2019 : What Can We Do to Help Elephants in 2019? Promise to Become More “Aware of Elephant Habitat”

As this World Elephant Day comes around again those of us who are concerned  about the fate of our elephants can often become overwhelmed with the many things that still need to happen to bring our elephant populations back from the brink of extinction. Thankfully we have great elephant organizations, of which World Elephant Day … Continue reading »

#IvoryFreeCanada :   An Essential  Elevent  in the Countdown to World Elephant Day :  Canada, You Can Do This
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#IvoryFreeCanada : An Essential Elevent in the Countdown to World Elephant Day : Canada, You Can Do This

With less than two days to go until World Elephant Day on 12 August 2019 Elephant Spoken Here anticipates a number of “Elevents” taking place worldwide. But Canada, as far as our elephants are concerned, continues to lag behind. Canada has yet to join the world in banning the “domestic trade of elephant ivory” and … Continue reading »

GMFER 2019 Delayed Again as CITES CoP18 Postponed
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GMFER 2019 Delayed Again as CITES CoP18 Postponed

The Global March For Elephants and Rhinos (GMFER) is currently awaiting word from CITES CoP18 as to when they (CITES) will reschedule their series of conferences which was “originally scheduled to take place from 23 May to 3 June in Colombo, Sri Lanka“. As the GMFER had planned to immediately precede CITES CoP18 the annual … Continue reading »