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A damning new report from the World Wildlife Fund has found a precipitous decline in the world’s animal populations as thousands of species scramble to survive against a sole enemy: humans. The 2016 version of WWF’s biennial Living Planet Report, published Thursday, found a 58 percen...
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Zimbabwe will deploy aerial drones in its biggest wildlife sanctuary to fight elephant poachers, Reuters reports. Hwange National Park is one of the biggest wildlife sanctuaries in Zimbabwe, and it houses two-thirds of the country's 80,000 elephants. The plan will help protect the country...
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Leading conservation charity World Animal Protection has renewed its plea for the tourism industry to put an end to abusive elephant rides and shows, calling on leading travel brands to join the growing list of companies who are opposed to the practice. Making the call on World Anima...
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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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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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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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Yaoundé, Cameroon — Six months after the killing of hundreds of elephants in a Cameroon national park, WWF today is releasing exclusive video material from the scene of the shocking event. The release comes on the eve of World Elephant Day on Sunday, August 12, 2012. WWF fears that soon this event m...
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