British Queen Camilla Gets It Right On Carrying Ivory Rod – Anti-Ivory Groups Don’t

By Emmanuel Koro Johannesburg, 16 May 2023 African conservationists and a U.S.A ivory education specialist have condemned anti-ivory use groups for protesting British Queen Consort Camilla’s determination to carry a rod made of ivory at the coronation of her husband, King Charles, on 6 May 2023. In an interview, Botswana Chieftainess Rebecca Banika said, “It’s …

Closing Remarks to CITES Closing Plenary Session

The Chairman of the closing Plenary session invited the Ivory Education Institute to provide its impressions of the meeting. Unlike nearly every other speaker who heaped praise on all those involved in CoP18 from the security guards to the translators, I decided not to mince my words. Having been warned the night before that the …

Californians Continue to Ignore this Inconvenient Truth

I am disappointed to report that our appeal of California’s ban on trade in nearly all forms of ivory was denied. The Appellate Court did not agree with us that California’s law is unconstitutional and ought to be voided for vagueness. The decision came down yesterday afternoon. We are now consulting with a number of …

IEI’s Second Survey of American Attitudes Toward Wildlife Policies In Africa

Author: Godfrey Harris Introduction The Ivory Education Institute sponsored a second survey of American adults on their attitudes toward African wildlife issues. Our first survey in July 2018, had found that: Americans overwhelmingly support a policy of African nations making their own decisions about managing the wildlife in their own countries. That was a significant finding …

US NGO files unprecedented lawsuit against California’s law banning all ivory trade

By Emmanuel Koro African elephant range states may now have a more effective representative for their ivory trade interests in the USA. For the past 43 years, these communities have struggled to get a Western citizen or organization to tell Western people this truth through Western courts; banning ivory sales is disastrous for both Africa’s …

Excerpts From Final brief – Is California’s Law Banning All Ivory Trade (AB 96) Constitutional?

By: Godfrey Harris. Managing Director, Ivory Education Institute The statute is actually the product of various Western animal rights organizations who use their financial resources to influence how African nations should treat their wildlife resources. The legislature in California has no business in abetting this repellant racism and colonialism. It is attempting to do in the 21st century …

Elephants: Letter to Los Angeles Times by Godfrey Harris

The current uproar over the change and then pause in elephant trophy policy has gotten everyone’s attention. It has given us a chance to express a totally different view of the issue. Here is a letter we submitted to the Los Angeles Times in response to a string of letters lamenting the change in U.S. policy. Sir: …