Vermont Becomes The 12th State In The U.S. To Ban The Sale Of Elephant Ivory & Other Parts Of Imperiled Species

Governor Phil Scott signed H.99 (ACT 169) into law last week, making Vermont the 12th state in the nation to ban the trade of imperiled wildlife parts. The new law goes into effect on January 1, 2022. State bans are critical to ending demand…

WAN Exclusive With Elephant Whisperer, Lek Chailert, About Saving Thailand’s Working Elephants & The Gentle Giants Stay At Home Project

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and strict travel bans in place throughout Asia, Thailand’s elephants have sadly been left starving due to lack of money generated by tourism. WAN talked with elephant whisperer and prominent conservationist, Lek Chailert, who is the Founder…

Nonhuman Rights Project Fights To Save Minnie, A 48-Year-Old Elephant That Spent Her Life Enslaved For Entertainment To Be Released From Commerford Zoo After Claims That They Can No Longer Care For Her

Earlier this week, the Nonhuman Rights Project (NhRP) sent letters to local, state, and federal agencies urging them to immediately investigate after a Goshen-based traveling circus publicly acknowledged that its unable to provide basic care for Minnie, the elephant in its custody,…

Wildlife SOS Says Goodbye To Their Beloved Elephant King “Gajraj” Who Was Rescued After Working For Over 50 Years At A Temple In India

It was a warm summer day in 2017 and an atmosphere of excitement lingered in the air at the Wildlife SOS Elephant Conservation & Care Center (ECCC) as their team prepared for the arrival of ‘Gajraj,’ which means the “King…

New Hope! Rescued Begging Elephant Named Zara Begins Her Healing Journey At The Wildlife SOS Elephant Hospital In India

An emaciated female elephant, that dragged herself through the day, with the overbearing weight of a carrier, will no longer suffer after being rescued by Wildlife SOS. Her frail structure held testimony to the life that she lived as a…

Update! 1st Arrest Has Been Made In Tragic Death Of Pregnant Elephant In India Days After Eating A Pineapple Filled With Explosives; 2 More Suspects At Large

Kerala Forest Minister Adv. K. Raju announced today that a yet-to-be-named man in his forties has been arrested for his alleged involvement in the horrific and senseless killing of the pregnant elephant in Kerala, India, that WAN reported on yesterday.…