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Clinton Global Initiative Pledges $80 Million to Combat Elephant Poaching


Animals  (tags: wildlife trade, elephants, ivory trade, protection, animalwelfare, animals, death, wildlife, wildanimals )

Cal
- 333 days ago - news.mongabay.com
Hillary and Chelsea Clinton on Thursday deployed their mother-daughter star power to help the effort to save African elephants, brokering an $80m effort to stop the ivory poaching which threatens the animals with extinction.



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Carol D. (109)
Saturday September 28, 2013, 7:46 am
I really do hope they are going to do more to save the elephants The situation is desperate now
 

Yvette S. (30)
Saturday September 28, 2013, 7:51 am
noted with a little hope it helps
 

Natasha Salgado (519)
Saturday September 28, 2013, 9:29 am
Let's see what happens with this pledge...
 

Allan Yorkowitz (453)
Saturday September 28, 2013, 9:58 am
Yes, let's see what happens. On paper, this is quite impressive. Eighty million is nothing to sneer at, especially if it is used wisely, with strict controls set by Hillary. This is a far cry from Obama's 10 million to Tananzia which has done absolutely nothing to protect the elephant.
Here again is a case in point where women lead in rational spending, and plannning. Want a job in the EPA?
 

Christeen Anderson (469)
Saturday September 28, 2013, 10:32 am
Good for them. Thank you.
 

pam w. (191)
Saturday September 28, 2013, 10:49 am
Let's hope!
 

Gloria picchetti (286)
Saturday September 28, 2013, 11:31 am
I hope the elephants will be saved. I am grateful they are thinking about the elephants in crisis.
 

Jill Vickerman (426)
Saturday September 28, 2013, 11:39 am
Its only a matter of time before the Elephants are in the same position as the Rhinos, so they need all the help that they can get, I was impressed that at last this has come about and only hope that they can somehow go about it the right way and rid the earth of the scourge of poachers. It takes something like a hundred thousand rand to train just one of those Rhino tracking dogs i hear.
 

Dave C. (214)
Saturday September 28, 2013, 12:39 pm
we can only hope....having said that I think that part of any poaching solution will have to be figuring out how to help those who feel they to resort to such evil methods will be given other solutions of hope for the future...
 

Kerrie G. (135)
Saturday September 28, 2013, 1:01 pm
Noted, thanks.
 

Nelson Baker (0)
Saturday September 28, 2013, 2:04 pm
The best way to combat poaching is to give all poachers the death penalty.
 

Mary Donnelly (47)
Saturday September 28, 2013, 2:33 pm
Hope it works.
 

Mike H. (220)
Saturday September 28, 2013, 2:42 pm
Terrific! Thanks for posting
 

Birgit W. (144)
Saturday September 28, 2013, 3:12 pm
Good news, thanks.
 

Ann Breeden (65)
Saturday September 28, 2013, 3:31 pm
This is very good news. Prince William is also helping as well. When celebrities get involved and team up with conservation groups that know the areas where the poachers are coming through, maybe we'll see some real change. I truly hope that this will be successful.
Now, if we could find some more like this to help the wild mustangs and wolves we'd be winning against true ignorance.
 

Melania Padilla (178)
Saturday September 28, 2013, 6:22 pm
I read this this morning, awesome! I really hope it works, animals need help more than ever
 

Giana Peranio-Paz (379)
Saturday September 28, 2013, 11:43 pm
I just came back from Africa and couldn't see even one rhino!!! This must be stopped and we need all the funding we can get!
 

Linda P. (0)
Saturday September 28, 2013, 11:53 pm
Sure hope so, we need to protect these magnificent creatures before it is to late, need to stop these poachers.


 

Danuta Watola (1195)
Sunday September 29, 2013, 1:37 am
noted.
 

Frances Darcy (218)
Sunday September 29, 2013, 3:22 am
noted
 

(8)
Sunday September 29, 2013, 4:27 am
Quelle belle initiative. J'espère que cela fonctionnera et qu'on parviendra à sauver ces animaux.
 

Winn Adams (191)
Sunday September 29, 2013, 5:47 am
I really hope this will do a lot of good to eradicating the problem posed to the elephants.
 

Ruth S. (307)
Sunday September 29, 2013, 7:03 am
The fight continues to save God's creation!
 

Marija Mohoric (51)
Sunday September 29, 2013, 9:14 am
good news, tks
 

Gina M. (0)
Sunday September 29, 2013, 12:15 pm
All poachers deserve the "death penalty", this might also make them think twice!!
 

Dianne D. (457)
Sunday September 29, 2013, 7:56 pm
I agree with Doug M. I think they need to put their armies out in the field to poach the poachers.
 
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