Tag Archive for Elephants

Africa Notes: Yao-Min vs. the Chinese Government?






I recently posted about Yao-Min’s efforts to combat the ivory trade in Africa. It made for a great photo op. However, as the NY Times story linked below notes, there may be reason to believe that offiicals in the Chinese government are creating the very economic conditions that make elephant poaching profitable. Can Yao-Min impact…

Noted: Climate Change, Global Politics, and International Law






Earth Day is this Sunday and in both of my classes we are discussing the politics and international law of climate change this week and next. So I thought it might be a good opportunity to examine the recent news. Fragmented Global Governance and Climate Change A quick look at Reuter’s Diary on the Global…

GEP Course Notes: Conservation in Africa, the Elephant






African elephants have been a major subject recently. News reports state that… At least half the elephant population in Cameroon’s Bouba N’Djida reserve have been slaughtered because the west African nation sent too few security forces to tackle poachers. (Reuters) Over at Africa Unchained, Julie Owono notes that there is a major capacity problem for…