Recent News Headlines : Elephant

RENOWNED ANTI-POACHING LEADER MURDERED BY GUNMEN IN TANZANIA


Wayne Lotter had received death threats for years over his efforts to stem the rampant elephant poaching in Tanzania... READ MORE

18th August, 2017 1506

'THE DAY HAS GONE BY WHEN THIS WAS ENTERTAINMENT'


Fewer captive elephants have been released in Africa, but there are successes there too... READ MORE

12th August, 2017 2960

$1M IN ILLEGAL ELEPHANT IVORY, PANGOLIN SCALES SEIZED IN MALAYSIA


He said the ivory, worth 64,139 US, was flown in on an Etihad Airways flight from Lagos and transited in Abu Dhabi before arriving in Kuala Lumpur... READ MORE

2nd August, 2017 123

MORE THAN 1,000 PEOPLE KILLED IN INDIA AS HUMAN AND WILDLIFE HABITATS COLLIDE


Data shows that about one person has been killed on average every day for the past three years by roaming tigers or rampaging elephants... READ MORE

1st August, 2017 1657

ELEPHANTS AND TIGERS KILL ONE PERSON EVERY DAY IN INDIA


Tigers need space for breeding as they move across wildlife parks and sanctuaries, Ms Wright said... READ MORE

1st August, 2017 0

HOUSE OF HORRORS: INSIDE THE US WILDLIFE REPOSITORY - PHOTO ESSAY


New York City and Los Angeles are the main entry points for illegal wildlife products into the US... READ MORE

20th July, 2017 7841

BORIS JOHNSON BACKS 'ALL-OUT BAN' ON IVORY SALES


Animal rights campaigners believe laws to regulate the ivory trade are ineffective and perpetuate illicit sales, driving rhino and elephant poaching... READ MORE

11th July, 2017 4408

$9M US WORTH OF IVORY SEIZED IN HONG KONG'S BIGGEST TUSK BUST IN 30 YEARS


Customs officers displayed samples of the tusks piled on the floor at their offices close to some of Hong Kong's giant container ports... READ MORE

6th July, 2017 356

'IF WE STOPPED POACHING TOMORROW, ELEPHANTS WOULD STILL BE IN BIG TROUBLE'


Every year, around 100 people and 40 to 50 elephants are killed as a result in India, for example... READ MORE

14th June, 2017 6518

DEMAND FOR ELEPHANT SKIN, TRUNK AND PENIS DRIVES RAPID RISE IN POACHING IN MYANMAR


After India, Myanmar has the largest population of the Asian elephant, with as few as 1,400 wild elephants and 6,000 domesticated timber elephants... READ MORE

7th June, 2017 2054

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POACHERS BREAK INTO PARIS ZOO, SHOOT RHINO DEAD AND STEAL ITS HORN


The four-year-old rhinoceros, named Vince, was found dead this morning by keepers at Thoiry Zoo, to the west of the French capital... READ MORE

8th March, 2017 116798

CHINA IS LOSING ITS TASTE FOR IVORY


Good news for Africa's elephants China is losing its taste for ivory... READ MORE

29th March, 2017 51058

BIGGEST ELEPHANT KILLED IN AFRICA FOR ALMOST 30 YEARS BRINGS BACK MEMORIES OF CECIL THE LION


Individual elephants such as these should be accorded their true value as a National Heritage and should be off limits to hunting... READ MORE

15th October, 2015 46301

WORLD'S SMALLEST ELEPHANTS KILLED FOR IVORY IN BORNEO


Asian elephants have faced less poaching than their African cousins but the latest grisly finds have led conservationists to worry for their survival... READ MORE

3rd January, 2017 27121

'WE RECALCULATED ABOUT 1,000 TIMES BECAUSE WE DIDN'T BELIEVE WHAT WE WERE SEEING'


When world-renowned elephant expert Iain Douglas-Hamilton conducted the first aerial survey of Tanzania in 1976, the country had 316,000 elephants, the largest pachyderm population on the planet... READ MORE

19th July, 2015 15926

'GIVING THEM SOMETHING NATURAL': TORONTO ZOO'S FORMER ELEPHANTS FIND HAPPY RETIREMENT IN CALIFORNIA


One day last July, Thika was let in again and moved toward the other female African elephants... READ MORE

9th February, 2017 11075

CHINA SAYS IT WILL SHUT DOWN IVORY TRADE BY END OF 2017


Post to Facebook China says it will shut down ivory trade by end of 2017 The move is designed to curb the mass slaughter of African elephants... READ MORE

5th January, 2017 10216

SECRET FOOTAGE OBTAINED OF THE WILD ELEPHANTS SOLD INTO CAPTIVITY IN CHINESE ZOOS


Last year more than 30 young elephants were captured from the wild in Zimbabwe and flown by plane to China... READ MORE

7th April, 2017 8595

BRING IN A TOTAL BAN ON IVORY SALES, 100 POLITICIANS, CONSERVATIONISTS AND CELEBRITIES SAY


Open letter the british government must take global leadership with a 'total ban' on the ivory tradeA... READ MORE

31st October, 2016 7979

ZIMBABWE ELEPHANT HUNTER IDENTIFIED AS GERMAN PROPERTY MOGUL


It was claimed that Mr Schorr was accompanied by a local, experienced professional hunter esteemed by the hunting community for finding his clients large elephants... READ MORE

20th October, 2015 7266

EU SET TO BAN RAW IVORY EXPORTS FROM JULY


The EU needs to take responsibility and finally ban its own ivory trade as well as all exports... READ MORE

23rd February, 2017 7230

AUSTRALIA'S LAST AFRICAN ELEPHANT DIES AT DUBBO ZOO


Australia's last African elephant dies in the Taronga Western Plains Zoo, after arriving 40 years ago... READ MORE

22nd March, 2017 5115

THE ELEPHANT WHO HELPED ME THROUGH ONE OF THE DARKEST PERIODS OF MY LIFE


It is a little-known fact that Asian elephants are even more endangered than their African cousins... READ MORE

31st October, 2016 3917

MUTILATED RHINO TREATED WITH ELEPHANT SKIN BANDAGE


A rhino injured after poachers mutilated its face to pull out its horns is being treated with a bandage made from an unusual source elephant skin... READ MORE

16th August, 2015 3322

BID FOR STRONGEST PROTECTION FOR ALL AFRICAN ELEPHANTS DEFEATED AT WILDLIFE SUMMIT


On Monday a proposal to add the elephants in Namibia, South Africa, Zimbabwe and Botswana to appendix 1 was defeated... READ MORE

3rd October, 2016 3190

MAN MAY HAVE PAID $55K TO KILL AFRICA'S MOST FAMOUS LION


A Game of Thrones editor, recently killed by a lioness in South Africa, was raising money to combat poaching... READ MORE

27th July, 2015 3007

GERMANY MAY BLOCK IMPORT OF TUSKS FROM GIANT ELEPHANT SHOT BY HUNTER IN ZIMBABWE


Import of trophy tusks from one of africa's largest elephants could be illegal warns germany as reward offered for hunter's identity... READ MORE

16th October, 2015 2898

CHINA TO BAN IVORY TRADE WITHIN A YEAR OR SO, AS PRESSURE MOUNTS ON HONG KONG


Wildlife groups say Hong Kong's legal ivory trade provides cover for a vast illegal trade that is fueling a poaching crisis decimating elephant herds in Africa... READ MORE

21st October, 2015 2744

FIVE ELEPHANTS WERE SLAIN WHILE THE WORLD MOURNS CECIL THE LION


Poachers killed five elephants in Tsavo West National Park on Monday night... READ MORE

30th July, 2015 2697

WORLD'S NATIONS AGREE ELEPHANT IVORY MARKETS MUST CLOSE


International pressure to close domestic ivory markets is building... READ MORE

3rd October, 2016 2176

FAMILY OF BRITON KILLED BY ELEPHANT POACHERS LAUNCH ?1M IVORY APPEAL


Up to 100 elephants are killed every day in Africa, Max Gower said... READ MORE

30th January, 2017 1985

AS THE WORLD MOURNED THE DEATH OF CECIL THE LION, FIVE ENDANGERED ELEPHANTS WERE KILLED IN KENYA


As the world mourned the death of Cecil the lion, five endangered elephants were killed in Kenya... READ MORE

30th July, 2015 1944

CAN ELEPHANTS AND HUMANS LIVE TOGETHER?


Supported by About this content While I was working on this article, two people were killed by wild elephants near my home in south India... READ MORE

6th March, 2017 1944

AFRICAN ELEPHANT NUMBERS PLUMMET DURING 'WORST DECLINE IN 25 YEARS'


In 1989 Cities banned international trade in ivory by listing all African elephant populations in its appendix 1... READ MORE

26th September, 2016 1691

GERMAN HUNTER PAYS $60K, KILLS BIGGEST ELEPHANT SEEN IN DECADES IN ZIMBABWE


A disturbing number of elephants have been killed in Zimbabwe in recent weeks, including the biggest one seen in decades... READ MORE

17th October, 2015 1676

GPS IN FAKE TUSKS TRACKS IVORY POACHING TO TERRORISTS


The National Geographic investigation, Tracking Ivory, used fake tusks with GPS implants to track the trade route. Journalist Bryan Christy reports... READ MORE

25th August, 2015 1638

LAOS DESTINATION IN ILLEGAL IVORY TRADE SO FAR ELUDES GLOBAL CRACKDOWN


Similarly, a shipment of about 600 pounds of elephant tusks intercepted in 2009 by the Kenyan wildlife authorities was being sent to Mr. Vixay's company in Laos... READ MORE

1st August, 2015 1446

FIVE ELEPHANTS WERE SLAIN WHILE THE WORLD MOURNS CECIL THE LION


Poachers killed five elephants in Tsavo West National Park on Monday night... READ MORE

30th July, 2015 1194

DAVID ATTENBOROUGH CALLS ON CHINESE PRESIDENT TO END IVORY TRADE


And a group of broadcasters, conservationists and MPs have called on the Chinese president to end his country's ivory trade and save African elephants from extinction... READ MORE

20th February, 2015 1048

BURMA CAPTURES 9TH RARE WHITE ELEPHANT


Burma has eight white elephants in captivity, most from the Ayeyarwaddy region... READ MORE

2nd March, 2015 1041


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