John Calvelli

It’s Time to Terminate the Illegal Ivory Market

By John F. Calvelli Last June, more than a ton of ivory was crushed in New York City’s Times Square. With the crush, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society), and other conservation groups ...

On National Bison Day, a Symbol We Can Be Proud Of

By John Calvelli [Note: This is the seventh in a series of blogs by Calvelli celebrating the history and conservation of the American Bison.] Our national emblem is the bald eagle.  This majestic bird, no matter how many times we’...

Protecting African Elephants: What a Year Can Accomplish

By John F. Calvelli At the Clinton Global Initiative’s Annual Meeting today, the Wildlife Conservation Society reported a number of encouraging gains achieved over the past year in the fight to save Africa’s elephants. Those include the successful 96 ...

Honoring an American Icon with National Bison Day

By John Calvelli  [Note: This is the fourth in a series of blogs by Calvelli celebrating the history and conservation of the American Bison.] At a time when lawmakers rarely agree on much, the bison, a quintessentially American mammal, is ...

Honoring an American Icon with National Bison Day

By John Calvelli  [Note: This is the fourth in a series of blogs by Calvelli celebrating the history and conservation of the American Bison.] At a time when lawmakers rarely agree on much, the bison, a quintessentially American mammal, is ...

Celebrating the Historic Ties of Native Americans to the Bison

By John Calvelli  [Note: This is the third in a series of blogs by Calvelli celebrating the history and conservation of the American Bison.] Native American groups joined with bison producers and conservation organizations in 2012 to initiate a campaign called ...

The Bison: A National Symbol for All Americans

By John Calvelli The first in a series of blogs by Calvelli celebrating the history and conservation of the American Bison. When Kai Ryssdal announced on National Public Radio’s daily financial round-up Marketplace recently that “political gridlock is over,” ...