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World Elephant Day 2018: An Urgent Call to Protect Nigeria’s Elephants

  • September 8, 2018
World Elephant Day 2018: An Urgent Call to Protect Nigeria’s Elephants

World Elephant Day 2018: An Urgent Call to Protect Nigeria’s Elephants By: ‘Seyifunmi Adebote (Abuja, Nigeria) “Are we happy to suppose that our grandchildren may never be able to see an elephant, except in a picture book?” – David Attenborough. Of the 5 big games, it is not so easy to come by an Elephant in Nigeria today – both in the wild and in captive areas; except you find yourself in the Yankari National Park, believed to have the largest and most important Elephant herd of merely 100-150 or the Omu – Shasha Forest, Ogun State. The other place you can readily...

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Fourteenth stage: Chicago – Plainfield

  • September 7, 2018
Fourteenth stage: Chicago – Plainfield

Fourteenth stage: Chicago - Plainfield

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Thirteenth stage: Beverly Shore – Chicago

  • September 7, 2018
Thirteenth stage: Beverly Shore – Chicago

Thirteenth stage: Beverly Shore - Chicago

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Govt seeks Sh15bn to compensate those killed by wildlife

  • September 7, 2018
Govt seeks Sh15bn to compensate those killed by wildlife

Govt seeks Sh15bn to compensate those killed by wildlife Capital FM Kenya Full coverage Principal Secretary, Margaret Mwakima called for patience among those affected, while at the same time urging members of both the National Assembly and Senate to support the budgetary allocation sought by her ministry/FILE By SIMON NDONGA, NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 13 – The Ministry of Tourism and Wildlife is seeking a budgetary allocation of Sh15 billion to enable it compensate families of people killed by wildlife and those injured or whose property has been destroyed by the animals. Principal Secretary,...

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WWF urges stronger elephant conservation

  • September 6, 2018
WWF urges stronger elephant conservation

WWF urges stronger elephant conservation Khmer Times Full coverage Conservation groups want tourists to only watch elephants from a distance. KT/Mai Vireak The World Wide Fund for Nature in Cambodia yesterday urged conservation groups to unite and protect elephants by battling illegal logging and wildlife hunting. WWF Cambodia said that elephants play a crucial role in balancing ecosystems by maintaining biodiversity. It said that elephants continue to face extinction due to habitat destruction and conflict with humans, including poaching. “Together we can save the Asian elephant...

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Sealing of illegal resorts at elephant corridor begins

  • September 5, 2018
Sealing of illegal resorts at elephant corridor begins

Sealing of illegal resorts at elephant corridor begins Deccan Chronicle Full coverage  Though a couple of resort complex owners showed resistance to the sealing process, officials silenced them with police intervention and proceeded further. OOTY: The 'World Elephant Day', which was observed on Sunday witnessed officials beginning to seal unauthorised resort complexes in the Segur Valley Elephant Corridor in the Mudumalai Tiger Reserve (MTR) buffer zone. The concerned local body officials who issued notices to the 27 unauthorized resort complexes on Friday, asking them to vacate...

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Skin poaching of Asian elephants, a crisis unfolding in Myanmar, could crush the species

  • September 4, 2018
Skin poaching of Asian elephants, a crisis unfolding in Myanmar, could crush the species

  Skin poaching of Asian elephants, a crisis unfolding in Myanmar, could crush the species Science Aug 12, 2018 12:27 PM EDT Editor’s note: This story contains some graphic photos of elephant poaching. Ecologists in Myanmar spend hours and hours fighting through thick vines, forest and bamboo just to find a single Asian elephant. Now, they’re also racing against poachers. Over the last three to four years, poachers have begun taking the elephant’s skin and turning it into ruby red jewelry. The skin is also ground into powder and sold as medicine, according to separate...

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Twelveth stage: South Bend – Beverly Shore

  • September 3, 2018
Twelveth stage: South Bend – Beverly Shore

Twelveth stage: South Bend - Beverly Shore   Morning   Afternoon

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Photo of baby rhino lying near dead mother sparks social media outrage

  • September 3, 2018
Photo of baby rhino lying near dead mother sparks social media outrage

  Photo of baby rhino lying near dead mother sparks social media outrage The mother was reportedly shot and killed by poachers for her “double horns”, in the South Africa’s Kruger National Park Injured White Rhino calf next to the slaughtered body of his mum Published: 17:59 September 1, 2018 By Shreya Bhatia, Reader Interactivity Journalist   Dubai: A picture of an injured white rhino calf lying next to the slaughtered body of his mum went viral on social media on Friday. Many “heartbroken” and “speechless” Twitter users shared the picture. The...

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In rhino country, a division to boost conservation efficiency

  • September 3, 2018
In rhino country, a division to boost conservation efficiency

  In rhino country, a division to boost conservation efficiency From August 14, the Kaziranga National Park has been split into the Eastern Assam and Biswanath division, with the Brahmaputra coming in between In about a week’s time, an entire forest division in Assam will start moving 160 km northeast. The one-horned rhino of the Kaziranga National Park (KNP) is the reason for this “long march”. On August 14, Assam’s Environment and Forest Department issued a notification saying the KNP had been split into two divisions — the existing Eastern Assam Wildlife and the new Biswanath...

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