African Elephant

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First reported Oct 22 2014 - Updated Oct 22 2014 - 1 reports

Restoring Extinct Species through Genetic Engineering

Harvard geneticist, George Church is working on a study about restoring mammoth through the use of genetic engineering in Asian elephant, the closer relative of mammoth than African elephant. According to Church, this can be done by increasing the cold ... [Published CropBiotech Update - Oct 22 2014]
First reported Oct 21 2014 - Updated Oct 21 2014 - 1 reports

The good news about offshore oil rigs

Never let it be said that Mother Nature doesn't appreciate irony. A new study led by researchers at Occidental College and UC Santa Barbara has found that the oil platforms dotting the California coast are fantastic for sea life.In a 15-year study, researchers ... [Published Los Angeles Times - Oct 21 2014]
First reported Oct 20 2014 - Updated Oct 20 2014 - 1 reports

(New) Wildlife Safari welcomes new elephant

WINSTON, Ore. -- Wildlife Safari has recently welcomed a new addition to the family.A 32-year-old African elephant named Moja has joined the Safari’s three other elephants.Moja is the smallest elephant in the herd, weighing in at 6,400 pounds and standing ... [Published KPIC 4 - Roseburg - Oct 20 2014]
First reported Oct 20 2014 - Updated Oct 20 2014 - 1 reports

Plans to reopen zoo as animal sanctuary

The zoo where a keeper was crushed to death by an elephant may house animals again.Helen Schofield was accidentally killed by her beloved African elephant Mila at Tuakau's Franklin Zoo in 2012. The zoo has been closed since then and all of its 430 animals ... [Published Waikato Times - Oct 20 2014]
First reported Oct 20 2014 - Updated Oct 20 2014 - 1 reports

Africa is fast losing its wildlife as population pressure mounts

The population of the world’s terrestrial species comprising mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians has halved in the past 40 years due to increased human activity, a new analysis by environmental scientists reveals. Scientists from the World Wildlife ... [Published East African - Oct 20 2014]
First reported Oct 19 2014 - Updated Oct 19 2014 - 1 reports

Baby elephant gambols in Arizona zoo

13:49 COURTESY: RT's RUPTLY video agency, NO RE-UPLOAD, NO REUSE - FOR LICENSING, PLEASE, CONTACT http://ruptly.tvThe first African elephant to born Arizona State, Nandi, was seen playing in mud and water with her family members at the Reid Park Zoo. ... [Published Russia Today - Oct 19 2014]
First reported Oct 19 2014 - Updated Oct 19 2014 - 1 reports

Ivory smuggling attempt foiled

Customs authorities at King Khaled International Airport in Riyadh foiled an attempt to smuggle African ivory. The ivory was found hidden in the luggage of passengers arriving on a plane from an African country, according to customs officials.The director ... [Published Arab News - Oct 19 2014]
First reported Oct 18 2014 - Updated Oct 18 2014 - 1 reports

Successful elephant population given contraception

JOHANNESBURGElephants at Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park, South Africa’s oldest game reserve, have begun receiving a contraceptive vaccine to control the pachyderm population. The game reserve is the largest in the program, which now includes 20 parks, according ... [Published Minneapolis Star Tribune - Oct 18 2014]
First reported Oct 16 2014 - Updated Oct 17 2014 - 2 reports

Behold the mammoth (maybe)

M ammoth DNA in recovered cells frozen for thousands of years is likely too fragmented to clone an animal, according to Harvard geneticist George Church . So he’s working instead to engineer one genetically from a close relative, the Asian elephant.Genetic ... [Published Harvard University Gazette - Oct 17 2014]
First reported Oct 13 2014 - Updated Oct 14 2014 - 3 reports

Elephant contraception project

Durban -Just one week after the launch of its elephant contraception programme, the Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park has reached its yearly quota of 70 animals.Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife spokesman, Musa Mntambo, confirmed on Monday it had used dart guns from the ground ... [Published IOL - Oct 14 2014]
First reported Sep 30 2014 - Updated Sep 30 2014 - 2 reports

World's Wildlife Down by Half Since 1970, Report Says

A disturbing report released by the World Wildlife Fund Tuesday estimates that Earth holds less than half as many animals as it did roughly 40 years ago.Global wildlife populations shrunk by 52 percent between 1970 and 2010, according to the group's  ... [Published US News & World Report - Sep 30 2014]
First reported Sep 29 2014 - Updated Sep 30 2014 - 3 reports

Elephants don't eat peanuts, and 10 other things you should know about the pachyderms

Two African elephants roam the flowery grassland in Tanzania. Photo by © Martin Harvey/WWF-CanonMonday on The PBS NewsHour, Jeffrey Brown visits baby elephants in Kenya orphaned by the illegal ivory trade. The African elephant population has been dwindling ... [Published DailyMe.Com - Sep 30 2014]

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..."These results show the potential importance of man-made structures in enhancing natural habitats," he told New Scientist, "and demonstrate that leaving them in place after use, if done right, can have benefits for the marine environment."
"There's nothing I'd like more than to give the property to Michele, but there's a lot of debt - Helen put herself into debt running the zoo" she said
...were different strains, and there has not been a single proven case of the same strain occurring at any two different facilities," says Hayward. "Therefore, the viruses have not spread between zoos, and the sources of the viruses were most likely wild-born elephant herdmates. In fact, we also found the same disease in several Asian range countries, including in orphans and wild calves, and showed that the EEHV1 strains in India displayed the same genetic diversity as those in Western zoos."
"The immuno-contraception vaccine contains agents that, when injected into African elephant cows, causes an immune response that prevents eggs from being fertilised by sperm" it said

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Mitochondrial sequences reveal a clear separati... [Published BMC - Oct 23 2014]
Pathology report shines some light on Watoto's ... [Published Crosscut Seattle - Oct 22 2014]
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo announces the birth of... [Published Examiner.com - Oct 22 2014]
Restoring Extinct Species through Genetic Engin... [Published CropBiotech Update - Oct 22 2014]
The good news about offshore oil rigs [Published Los Angeles Times - Oct 21 2014]
World Elephant Day celebrated by wildlife lover... [Published Travelio.net - Oct 20 2014]
(New) Wildlife Safari welcomes new elephant [Published KPIC 4 - Roseburg - Oct 20 2014]
Plans to reopen zoo as animal sanctuary [Published Waikato Times - Oct 20 2014]
Africa is fast losing its wildlife as populatio... [Published East African - Oct 20 2014]
Zoos exonerated in baby elephant deaths; Data s... [Published Medical News Today - Oct 19 2014]
Baby elephant gambols in Arizona zoo [Published Russia Today - Oct 19 2014]
Ivory smuggling attempt foiled [Published Arab News - Oct 19 2014]
Successful elephant population given contraception [Published Minneapolis Star Tribune - Oct 18 2014]
Behold the mammoth (maybe) [Published Harvard University Gazette - Oct 17 2014]
AWF Promotes Congo Basin Forest Conservation [Published Noodls - Oct 16 2014]
Behold the mammoth (maybe) [Published Harvard Gazette - Oct 16 2014]
Big plans for Franklin Zoo [Published stuff.co.nz - Oct 16 2014]
A Roadtrip To See Baby Animals [Published Here & Now - Oct 15 2014]
Elephant Contraception to Start at Hluhluwe-iMf... [Published HighBeam Research - Oct 15 2014]
WGN America Renews 'Manhattan' For Second Season [Published Stockwatch - Oct 14 2014]
Tanzania offers unlimited amnesty for poachers [Published ETurboNews - Oct 14 2014]
Elephant contraception project [Published IOL - Oct 14 2014]
Health24.com | KZN Park's elephants to be vacci... [Published Health24 - Oct 13 2014]
Elephants Start Contraception at South Africa’s... [Published Bloomberg - Oct 13 2014]
KZN Park receives elephant contraceptive [Published Citizen.co.za - Oct 13 2014]
'So Who Actually Looks After Our Elephants Then?' [Published AllAfrica.com - Oct 13 2014]
Ivory trade plan under fire [Published Bangkok Post - Oct 13 2014]
“So who actually looks after our elephants then?” [Published Daily Maverick - Oct 12 2014]
Necropsy reveals elephant that died at Seattle ... [Published UPI - Oct 12 2014]
Editorial: Learn from the death of zoo elephant... [Published Seattle Times - Oct 11 2014]
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Restoring Extinct Species through Genetic Engin... [Published CropBiotech Update - Oct 22 2014]
Harvard geneticist, George Church is working on a study about restoring mammoth through the use of genetic engineering in Asian elephant, the closer relative of mammoth than African elephant. According to Church, this can be done by increasing the cold ...
Behold the mammoth (maybe) [Published Harvard Gazette - Oct 16 2014]
Mammoth DNA in recovered cells frozen for thousands of years is likely too fragmented to clone an animal, according to Harvard geneticist George Church . So he’s working instead to engineer one genetically from a close relative, the Asian elephant. ...
Geoffrey Clarfield: Return of the poachers [Published National Post | Full Comment » Full Comment - Oct 06 2014]
Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park is home to the largest number of wild animals in any one place in the world. The pastoral Maasai tribe who live around the park call it “Serengit,” which means endless plain. It is what the Earth looked like when our ...
18 Animals Whose Numbers Are Plummeting Thanks ... [Published BuzzFeed - Latest - Sep 30 2014]
A WWF report out today shows that wildlife populations worldwide have declined by 52% since 1970. Well done everyone. African lion ( Panthera leo ) In Ghana's Mole National Park, the lion population has declined by over 90% in 40 years. This is thought ...
Roots to photosynthesis – the importance of pla... [Published Professor Douglas Kell's blog - Sep 26 2014]
One of the major challenges faced globally is the need to feed an ever increasing population, which is set to rise from 7 billion to 9 billion by 2050, and to do this in a sustainable way that does not adversely restrict the options of future generations. ...
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South African elephant cull [Published Reuters Video: In Depth - Feb 26 2008]
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