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By SAM AUNG MOON | FRONTIER AT 7am on November 7, 2016, U Soe Naing was woken by the overpowering stench of rotting flesh. It didn’t take long to find the source of the smell; the head of an elephant was resting on the bank of a creek that ran beside his house. He later found the body stuck on a tr...
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In Washington, D.C., the prince announced the formation of a royal task force to work with the transportation industry—from airlines to shipping companies—to examine its role in wildlife trafficking. Under the auspices of the royal conservation organization United for Wildlife, the task force ...
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Poachers hunting for ivory illegally killed more than 100,000 elephants in Africa in a three-year period, a new CSU study says. Scientists say it’s the first time they’ve ever been able to provide such a specific number of illegal elephant killings, and raises questions about the species’ survival ...
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Poachers killed an estimated 100,000 elephants across Africa between 2010 and 2012, a huge spike in the continent's death rate of the world's largest mammals because of an increased demand for ivory in China and other Asian nations, a new study published Monday found.   Warnings about massive...
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Arusha, Tanzania: A recent aerial report has revealed a worrying number of elephant carcasses in the world famous Mara-Serengeti ecosystem in east Africa. A total of 192 elephant carcasses were counted, of which 117 were in Kenya and 75 in Tanzania. More shocking is that of all the carcass...
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Until about five years ago, conservationists considered the African elephant a success story. New trade laws that helped reduce the once-booming international demand for ivory, awareness campaigns, and better monitoring and protection for elephants had changed the dynamics on the ground. In the 1970...
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One of the world’s largest — and one of Kenya’s most famous — elephant bulls died recently in an attack by poachers. At about 45 years old, the elephant, named Satao, was famed for being one of the last “great tuskers” —  elephants with long, massive tusks that reach the ground. His impressive...
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Here is some ways you can help the elephant   6 ways to help elephants With the elephant poaching epidemic in Africa running rampant — and renewed ivory lust growing worldwide — experts fear the survival of the species is at stake. By Melissa Breyer Wed, Sep 05 2012 at 1:35...
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As elephants become endangered, I am proud of Denver for getting involved and making a difference in this international cause! Please read more about this issue. As feds crush ivory in Denver to curb poaching, Kerry offers $1M reward to stop elephant killing By Bruce FinleyThe Denver Post U.S. au...
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China’s demand for luxury knickknacks lies beneath some spectacular carnage of late. As we highlighted in August, the illegal ivory trade funds al-Shabaab, the terrorist group behind the Westgate Mall massacre in Kenya late last month. Al-Shabaab finances as much as 40% of its operations&n...
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Anything that can be traded—legally or illegally—usually will be traded. That goes for the tusks, fins and other animals parts—and the endangered species that are attached to them. It hasn’t gotten the coverage that the issue deserves, but we’re currently in the middle of a poaching catast...
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Poachers have entered one of Africa’s most unique elephant habitats on Monday, threatening to cause one of the biggest elephant massacres in the region since poachers killed at least 300 elephants for their ivory in Cameroon’s Bouba N’Djida National Park in February 2012.According to WWF sources, a ...
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Conservationists and mahouts greeted Thai Elephant Day with expressions of frustration that the government is making no serious attempt to keep these iconic animals safe in the jungle and at shelters that care for them. They emphasised it is necessary to remind people constantly of the im...
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Elephant ivory ads on eBay and Google Shopping threaten conservation, advocates say By Carl Franzen E-commerce has disrupted a number of industries, but it's only helped expand the global market for items made of illegal African elephant ivory. Online sales listings for items made of the highly-co...
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Stop ivory poaching or face sanctions, nations warned at Cites 'Gang of eight' countries at the heart of surge in elephant slaughters must deliver plans with goals for the next 12 months by Damian Carrington The "gang of eight" nations at the heart of an unprecedented surge in African elephant ki...
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SCB Engages Religious Leaders to Help Protect Elephants Demand for ivory in Asia for religious purposes threatens elephants in Africa WASHINGTON – Elephant poaching and ivory smuggling in Africa are at their highest levels in more than a decade, according to a 2012 report from the Convention on In...
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The new wave of killing of elephants in Africa is in many ways far graver than the crisis of the 1970s and 80s. Firstly there are fewer elephants, and secondly the demand for ivory is far higher. Record ivory prices in the Far East are fueling poachers, organized crime, and political instability rig...
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By JEFFREY GETTLEMAN / The New York Times GARAMBA NATIONAL PARK, Democratic Republic of Congo -- In 30 years of fighting poachers, Paul Onyango had never seen anything like this. Twenty-two dead elephants, including several very young ones, clumped together on the open savanna, many kil...
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Large-scale tusk smuggling has reached a record high this year, with at least 2,500 dead elephants used for ivory.Organised criminals - particularly Asian syndicates - are increasingly involved in the illegal trade, according to environmental agency Traffic.Experts believe it has been the worst year...
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