African Elephant

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First reported 23 hours ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 4 reports

Africa Faces Unsustainable Levels of Ivory Poaching

When it comes to illegal wildlife trade, one thing has always puzzled me ... Why is the demand for ivory so high? While I may not come across the black-market demands or understand the cultural or historical needs for these rare animal teeth, one thing ... [Published Environmental News Network - 7 hours ago]
First reported 3 hours ago - Updated 2 hours ago - 1 reports

Vietnam seizes 1 ton of elephant tusks smuggled from Nigeria

Vietnam’s customs officers in the northern port city of Hai Phong have discovered about 1 ton of African elephant tusks stashed among bags of peanuts in a container sent in from Nigeria.>> Vietnam confiscates 90kg of elephant tusks, ivory artifacts ... [Published Tuoitrenews.vn - 3 hours ago]
First reported 11 hours ago - Updated 11 hours ago - 2 reports

Poachers push elephants to brink of extinction

A new study predicts the African elephant may be extinct within 100 years. Poachers get rich my selling their tusks – a trade that’s killing elephants by the tens of thousands. Holly Williams reports. ... [Published Latest Couric & Co. Headlines - CBS News - 11 hours ago]
First reported 20 hours ago - Updated 15 hours ago - 5 reports

More Elephants Being Killed Than Born

(Newser)–A new study tallying the African elephant population has made a stark finding: If poaching continues at its current rate, the animal may be extinct in a century, the BBC reports. "We are shredding the fabric of elephant society and exterminating ... [Published Newser - 15 hours ago]
First reported 17 hours ago - Updated 17 hours ago - 1 reports

Poachers Killed More than 100,000 Elephants in 3 Years

This story was updated at 10:32 am ET on Aug. 19.The insatiable demand for ivory is causing a dramatic decline in the number of African elephants. Poachers are hunting the animal faster than it can reproduce, with deaths affecting more than half of elephant ... [Published DailyMe.Com - 17 hours ago]
First reported Aug 18 2014 - Updated Aug 19 2014 - 6 reports

Poaching Claims Lives of 100,000 African Elephants in Three Years

With more than 36,000 deaths every year from poaching, the African elephant faces extinction, says a new detailed study.REUTERSWith the number of deaths (from poaching) exceeding births, the African elephant faces extinction if the trend continues.Almost ... [Published International Business Times UK - Aug 19 2014]
First reported Aug 19 2014 - Updated Aug 19 2014 - 1 reports

Elephants Could Go Extinct If Ivory Trade Isn't Stopped, Experts Say

The insatiable demand for ivory is causing a dramatic decline in the number of African elephants. Poachers are hunting the animal faster than it can reproduce, with deaths affecting more than half of elephant families in the Samburu National Reserve in ... [Published DailyMe.Com - Aug 19 2014]
First reported Aug 17 2014 - Updated Aug 17 2014 - 1 reports

CBS Sci-Tech: Stepping up the fight against elephant poachers

NIGHT STALKERS who hunt and kill African elephants for their ivory are threatening the existence of that species. And even the most drastic protective measures by conservationists are not enough. We caution you that some of the images in this Cover ... [Published CBS News - Aug 17 2014]
First reported Aug 15 2014 - Updated Aug 15 2014 - 1 reports

Know your animals now

By Bwalya Kampamba -The African Elephant (Loxodonta africanas): This is a large herbivore with thick almost hairless skin, a long flexible prehensile trunk, upper incisors forming long curved tusks of ivory and large, fun shaped ears. Elephants are difficult ... [Published Times of Zambia - Aug 15 2014]
First reported Aug 15 2014 - Updated Aug 15 2014 - 2 reports

Five Best Ideas of the Day: August 15

1. 1,000 new visas is a good start, but to continue building trust, the U.S. must further expand the visa program for Afghans assisting ISAF at great risk.By Jordan Larson in Vice2. It’s not too late for the Internet to ditch pop-up ads and build a better ... [Published Time - Aug 15 2014]
First reported Aug 14 2014 - Updated Aug 14 2014 - 1 reports

African Wildlife Foundation Co-Sponsors World Elephant Day Event in Kenya, Raises Awareness on Threats to Elephants While Celebrating Conservation Successes

AWF and WildlifeDirect co-sponsor an event to celebrate the African elephant ahead of World Elephant Day. Photo by Immanuel Muasya.Children, conservationists, and local celebrities joined the African Wildlife Foundation and WildlifeDirect on Saturday ... [Published Noodls - Aug 14 2014]
First reported Aug 14 2014 - Updated Aug 14 2014 - 1 reports

Adults always spoil the fun...even for elephants

Max, the baby elephant at Whipsnade Zoo, is treated to a paddling pool full of bubbles until the adults come along and want a go as well It is a common complaint of many children, when adults come along they always spoil the fun.And for one excitable ... [Published Telegraph - Aug 14 2014]

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Wittemyer, the lead author on the paper, says: "Our data has become the most sensitive barometer of change during this poaching epidemic. We needed to quantify the scale of killing and figure out how to derive rigorous interpretation of poaching rates."
...This bright spot gives researchers hope for the future—some think elephants can survive another poaching spike like they did in the 1970s and '80s. "I have to be an optimist. I've been through all of this before … I believe we can dodo it again" says the founder of one conservation group. (People are also eating the scaly anteater into extinction .)
"I have to be an optimist," co-author and founder of Save the Elephants, Iain Douglas-Hamilton, said. "I've been through all of this before in the 70s and 80s. As a collective group we stopped that killing, and in the savannahs there was a reprieve of 20 years. I believe we can dodo it again."
"Alarming increases in illegal killing for ivory are driving African elephants rapidly into extinction" said Peter Leimgruber, a conservation biologist at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, who was not involved in the study

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Vietnam seizes 1 ton of elephant tusks smuggled... [Published Tuoitrenews.vn - 3 hours ago]
Africa Faces Unsustainable Levels of Ivory Poac... [Published Environmental News Network - 7 hours ago]
Poachers push elephants to brink of extinction [Published Latest Couric & Co. Headlines - CBS News - 11 hours ago]
Poachers push elephants to brink of extinction [Published CBS News - 11 hours ago]
With poaching rampant, future grim for African ... [Published CBS News - 11 hours ago]
Lizards help us find out which came first: the ... [Published Conversation AU - 14 hours ago]
Demand for ivory fuels dramatic surge in elepha... [Published PBS - 14 hours ago]
More Elephants Being Killed Than Born [Published Newser - 15 hours ago]
Survival of African elephants in jeopardy due t... [Published Examiner.com - 16 hours ago]
Poachers Killed 100,000 Elephants in Three Years [Published Environment News Service - 17 hours ago]
Remembering Tyke, Rebellious Circus Elephant, A... [Published Huffington Post - 17 hours ago]
Poachers Killed More than 100,000 Elephants in ... [Published DailyMe.Com - 17 hours ago]
20 percent of Africa's elephants killed in thre... [Published Mongabay.com - 18 hours ago]
Poachers slaughter more than 100,000 elephants ... [Published Bayou Buzz - 20 hours ago]
Poachers Killed More than 100,000 Elephants in ... [Published Yahoo! Canada - 20 hours ago]
Move over, Flipper; here comes Jumbo [Published Las Vegas Sun - 22 hours ago]
More African elephants are dying than being bor... [Published The Verge - 23 hours ago]
Poaching Claims Lives of 100,000 African Elepha... [Published International Business Times UK - Aug 19 2014]
CSU study quantifies African elephant slaughter... [Published Denver Post - Aug 19 2014]
Elephants Could Go Extinct If Ivory Trade Isn't... [Published DailyMe.Com - Aug 19 2014]
Ivory poaching drives decline in African elepha... [Published PNAS - Aug 19 2014]
'Frozen Dumbo' to the rescue [Published Minneapolis Star Tribune - Aug 18 2014]
Poachers making African elephant losses 'unsust... [Published itv.com - Aug 18 2014]
Elephant slaughter linked to ivory [Published BT.com - Aug 18 2014]
Chinese ivory trade blamed as poachers drive do... [Published The Independent - Aug 18 2014]
More evidence that Chinese demand for ivory is ... [Published Quartz - Aug 18 2014]
Elephant being born in Kruger Park — amazing ph... [Published eHowzit - Aug 18 2014]
CBS Sci-Tech: Stepping up the fight against ele... [Published CBS News - Aug 17 2014]
Know your animals now [Published Times of Zambia - Aug 15 2014]
Five Best Ideas of the Day: August 15 [Published Time - Aug 15 2014]
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Poachers push elephants to brink of extinction [Published Latest Couric & Co. Headlines - CBS News - 11 hours ago]
A new study predicts the African elephant may be extinct within 100 years. Poachers get rich my selling their tusks – a trade that’s killing elephants by the tens of thousands. Holly Williams reports. ...
Five Best Ideas of the Day: August 15 [Published TIME.com - Aug 15 2014]
1. 1,000 new visas is a good start, but to continue building trust, the U.S. must further expand the visa program for Afghans assisting ISAF at great risk. By Jordan Larson in Vice 2. It’s not too late for the Internet to ditch pop-up ads and ...
Spotlight on green news & views: Drilling in th... [Published Daily Kos - Aug 13 2014]
The inaugural World Elephant Day took place August 12 with the intent of drawing more attention to the plight of the Asian and African elephant. Says Graydon Carter, editor of Vanity Fair : "We admire elephants in part because they demonstrate what ...
IFAW STATEMENT ON: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Servi... [Published PR Newswire: Environment - Jul 23 2014]
WASHINGTON, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today confirmed the suspension of the import of sport-hunted African elephant trophies taken in Zimbabwe.Jeffrey Flocken, North American Regional Director of the International ...
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 ...
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