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A World Without Elephants

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As I write this, I just learned about the horror of 87 elephants slaughtered for their ivory in Botswana in early September.

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- Oct 17, 2018
The Mighty Giraffe

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Silent steps of evolution, highest height of all the world. Of all the world a graceful trot, so fast, yet so slow through the savannah, where the elephants trumpet and blow.

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- Nov 29, 2017
Ghosts in the Grass: The Last Lions of Africa

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In 1925, Carl Jung made a five-month safari to East Africa that would transform his understanding of humanity and the deeper aspects of the human psyche.

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- Nov 15, 2017
Meeting with an Elephant

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In this unprincipled time of elephant carnage in the name of ivory, my wife, son and I have come to view elephants as being on equal footing, searching for them with a guide on conservation lands.

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- Aug 27, 2017
The Living Boulders of  a Faraway Time

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We walked among the armored behemoths in total awe, mesmerized  by the sands and giant green euphorbia bushes that seemed to be from a primeval time.  My wife Marie and I came within 40 feet of a single…

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- Aug 14, 2017
The Bones of Extinction at the Ivory Crush

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In November, 2013, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service stood vigil over an unprecedented event in the United States: the crushing of six tons of illegal ivory seized from poachers and smugglers. At the…

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- Jan 20, 2014