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The Truth about Blood Ivory

     In Kenya, poachers are paid $20-$50 to kill an elephant for its tusks. Using a chain saw, an ax or machete, poachers hack away at the face of the elephant to remove its tusks, which is “raw” ivory. 140 more words

Conservation

Anything unrelated to elephants is irrelephant. (Day 2)

I don’t know about you, but I’ve heard horror stories about elephants/tigers/etc being mistreated in their parks for the enjoyment of tourists and visitors, so aside from looking for an elephant park that had a lot of fun activities, I also made sure to look for one that treated their elephants well. 510 more words

Trips

Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage - A Home for the Mighty Ones

Sri Lanka is well known for its perfect coastlines, abundant wildlife, green tea-plantations in the hill country and for its unique culturally-rich history. Among them, the abundant wildlife in Sri Lanka is a must see for any tourist—local or foreign—and is an adventure of a lifetime for the enthusiastic travel nut. 2,133 more words

Personal

Kenya on frontline of poaching war

Ol Jogi (Kenya) (AFP) – With camouflage uniforms, assault rifles, night vision goggles, thermal imaging devices and radios, wildlife rangers in Kenya’s Ol Jogi rhino sanctuary prepare for night patrol in the “war” against poaching. 954 more words

Humanity

Check out Episode 2 of Mhin Adventures as we spend time working at an Elephant Project in Northern Thailand!

Elephants! 2

Here’s an attractive city statue looking back towards Wat Phra Kaeo.