African Elephant

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Name: African Elephant
First reported 18 hours ago - Updated 18 hours ago - 1 reports

How Travel Can Help Threatened Animals

The prospect of seeing exotic animals in the wild is the reason many travelers long to visit far-off countries. Yet it’s various desires of humans that’s leading to the extinction of these very animals. If you weren’t already aware of the crisis of the ... [Published ShermansTravel - 18 hours ago]
First reported Jul 19 2014 - Updated Jul 19 2014 - 1 reports

Franklin Fair features elephants

HAMPTON | A special attraction at this year's Franklin County fair are two "family pets" who just happen to be elephants.Shannon, a 33-year-old African elephant that weighs in at 6,700 pounds, and her best friend, Cora, an Indian elephant who is 54 years ... [Published Globe-Gazette - Jul 19 2014]
First reported Jul 19 2014 - Updated Jul 19 2014 - 1 reports

Animal life spans can be puzzling

I read a sad story almost four weeks ago about the death of "Lil Diamond," the first African elephant born in captivity in the Northern Hemisphere. The female mammoth was born in the Knoxville Zoo in 1978 and transferred to the North Carolina Zoo in 1995. ... [Published Daily Post-Athenian - Jul 19 2014]
First reported Jul 18 2014 - Updated Jul 18 2014 - 1 reports

5 Luxury Lodges Where You’ll See Elephants in South Africa

The grand stature of the African elephant is as captivating as its innate intimacy for its own kind. You’d expect the huge frame of these gentle giants to stand out like a storm cloud in a clear blue sky, but the elephant isn’t as easily spotted in the ... [Published Epoch Times - Jul 18 2014]
First reported Jul 16 2014 - Updated Jul 16 2014 - 1 reports

Saving our planet, making a difference

Can online petitions actually do something? The answer, in three words, is Yes, they can, after 1.6 million people signed petitions delivered to Thailand to plug a loophole which allowed the sale of ivory, thus stimulating elephant poaching in Africa ... [Published Pravda - Jul 16 2014]
First reported Jul 16 2014 - Updated Jul 16 2014 - 1 reports

Wooden Clyde takes up park residence

A large wooden sculpture of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games mascot, Clyde, has been unveiled in Queen's Park in the city's south side.The eight feet tall (2.4m) creation was carved by local sculptor Robert Coia.It is one of 12 sculptures being placed ... [Published BBC - Jul 16 2014]
First reported Jul 15 2014 - Updated Jul 15 2014 - 1 reports

Crush NZ's seized ivory, petition asks

Campaigners say illegal trade could see African elephant extinct in a decade.Photo /The Government is being urged to make an international gesture by destroying its stockpile of up to 800 confiscated ivory specimens, including elephant tusks, to help ... [Published New Zealand Herald - Jul 15 2014]
First reported Jul 10 2014 - Updated Jul 11 2014 - 2 reports

Namibia to Hunters: Shoot Our Rare Elephants

(Newser)–At least one rare desert elephant has been killed in Namibia and more are likely to follow. The country has granted nine permits to hunt the large beasts, of which the Conservation Action Trust says only 100 exist. As the permits specify adult ... [Published Newser - Jul 11 2014]
First reported Jul 08 2014 - Updated Jul 09 2014 - 4 reports

What does the Republican Party have against elephants?

Home › Contributors › › Posted July 8, 2014Every once and a while, House Republicans really make me scratch my head. I’m used to the endless anti-environmental “riders” attached to bills that fund the federal government, just one part of a systematic ... [Published NRDC Worldview - Jul 09 2014]
First reported Jul 03 2014 - Updated Jul 03 2014 - 2 reports

Kenya Under UN Scrutiny Over Illicit Ivory Trade [opinion]

Kenya, alongside Tanzania and Uganda, will from Monday next week (July 7-11, 2014) be subjects of United Nations discussions in Geneva, Switzerland, over progress made in the fight against elephant poaching and illegal ivory trade within the last one ... [Published Individual.com - Jul 03 2014]
Entities: poaching, Illegal, Kenya
First reported Jul 03 2014 - Updated Jul 03 2014 - 1 reports

Weighing up the secrets of African elephant body fat -- ScienceDaily

A research team from The University of Nottingham has carried out the first molecular characterisation of the African elephant's adipose tissue -- body fat. This new information will form the basis of future studies aimed at securing the health and future ... [Published DailyMe.Com - Jul 03 2014]
First reported Jul 02 2014 - Updated Jul 02 2014 - 3 reports

Major increase in Thai ivory market shows need for action at wildlife trade meeting

Ivory braclets on sale in Tha Phrachan market, ThailandThe availability of ivory items for sale in Bangkok has nearly tripled in the last 18 months, according to a report released days before a major international meeting on wildlife trade.The report, ... [Published WWF - Jul 02 2014]

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...There they have 10 acres were the elephants can roam. “We are not just caregivers for these animals” he said. "They think we are part of their herd.”"
"Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul is unawakened." - Anatole France
..." She adds, "importantly, conservation agencies on the ground in Africa are calling for support directly from New Zealand. So long as there is monetary value in ivory, and ivory is viewed as an acceptable commodity, the poaching and the illegal ivory trade will continue."
...She will measure total body water using mass spectroscopy and the isotope deuterium. "This study will give us a much more reliable measure to determine which of these animals are obese" Nagy said

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How Travel Can Help Threatened Animals [Published ShermansTravel - 18 hours ago]
New conservancies approved in Zambezi [Published New Era - Jul 21 2014]
Franklin Fair features elephants [Published Globe-Gazette - Jul 19 2014]
Animal life spans can be puzzling [Published Daily Post-Athenian - Jul 19 2014]
Prominent NZers urge govt to ban ivory trading [Published Voxy.co.nz - Jul 18 2014]
Support the Lawful Ivory Protection Act [Published NRA-ILA - Jul 18 2014]
5 Luxury Lodges Where You’ll See Elephants in S... [Published Epoch Times - Jul 18 2014]
Can U.S. zoo elephants survive? UAB researcher ... [Published Birmingham News - Jul 18 2014]
Safari and Sand from Kenya to the Seychelles [Published Luxury Travel Magazines - Jul 17 2014]
Lucy and her Sisters [Published Shore News Today - Jul 17 2014]
Tembo Preserve representatives give education p... [Published Red Bluff Daily News - Jul 17 2014]
Male organ size man vs animal [Published FreePressIndex.com - Jul 17 2014]
Eid holidays: From rainforest treks to summer s... [Published Emirates247 - Jul 17 2014]
Alarm raised as ivory prices soar [Published East African - Jul 17 2014]
Saving our planet, making a difference [Published Pravda - Jul 16 2014]
Wooden Clyde takes up park residence [Published BBC - Jul 16 2014]
Crush NZ's seized ivory, petition asks [Published New Zealand Herald - Jul 15 2014]
Sculpting to help the elephants [Published Washington Post - Jul 15 2014]
Ford’s Tiny but Powerful 1.0-litre EcoBoost Win... [Published Noodls - Jul 15 2014]
News story: UK support for independent inventor... [Published Cabinet Office - Jul 15 2014]
Lobby raises alarm over rising price of ivory [Published Daily Nation - Jul 15 2014]
40 percent of captive Alfrican elephants are obese [Published EarthSky - Jul 14 2014]
CITES meets as ‘wealth’ is replacing ‘health’ a... [Published Africa Green Media - Jul 14 2014]
Cyanide will hurt your bottom line too [Published Newsday - Jul 14 2014]
Does this trunk make me look fat? Overweight zo... [Published Science Daily - Jul 14 2014]
Summary of CITES SC65 | 7-11 July 2014 | Geneva... [Published IISD - Jul 14 2014]
Huntress: Outrageous or Justifed? [Published Indian Country Today Media Network - Jul 12 2014]
Conservation Group Tackles Illegal Ivory, Timbe... [Published VOA News - Jul 11 2014]
Does This Trunk Make Me Look Fat? Overweight Zo... [Published Newswise - Jul 11 2014]
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40 percent of captive Alfrican elephants are obese [Published EarthSky - Jul 14 2014]
Photo credit: Dominik/Flickr African elephants in captivity are getting fat, and it’s a situation with potentially serious consequences for the species, say scientists Daniella Chusyd, M.A., is a doctoral student in the University of Alabama at ...
Namibia Grants Permits To Hunt Rare Desert Elep... [Published Popular Science - New Technology, Science News, ... - Jul 10 2014]
Desert elephants in NamibiaGreg Willis via Wikimedia Commons Poaching threatens the continued survival of African elephants , with 30,000 to 38,000 animals killed every year . This activity is typically illegal. In a concerning move, the country ...
Why Does Everyone Hate Cheerleader and Big Game... [Published Slate - The XX Factor - Jul 10 2014]
Kendall Jones is a 19-year-old cheerleader from Texas and she kills large game for sport. She’s had her eye on the “Big Five” (the African lion, African elephant, Cape buffalo, African leopard, and White/Black rhinoceros) since she was nine. She killed ...
What does the Republican Party have against ele... [Published Switchboard, from NRDC - Jul 08 2014]
Andrew Wetzler, Director, Land & Wildlife Program, Chicago Every once and a while, House Republicans really make me scratch my head. I’m used to the endless anti-environmental “riders” attached to bills that fund the federal government, just one part ...
Interior funding bill targets ivory regulations [Published E2-Wire - Jul 08 2014]
Legislation unveiled Tuesday would dial back Obama administration regulations restricting imports and trade of products including African elephant ivory. The contentious rule is just one of several targeted by House Republicans in the fiscal 2015... ...
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