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Future elephant conferences, courses, events, jobs, films and workshops2016-11-14 until 2016-11-18 Conference in Singapore Zoo: 15th International rhino and elephant conservation and research symposium

15th International rhino and elephant conservation and research symposium

2016-11-14 - Singapore Zoo, Singapore.

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Thai Baby Elephant Gets a Second Chance at Life After Being Rescued From Hunters

2016-10-23 - Chanthaburi, Thailand.

Tribal villagers have rescued a baby elephant from capture by Chanthaburi animal hunters in the jungle of Khaeng Hang Maew in Thailand on Wednesday night. The calf, found with an injured leg, is now ...

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Asian elephant herds lack clear matriarchs, strict hierarchies: new study

2016-10-18 - Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Unlike African elephants that are characterized by strong matriarch-led, unified families, Asian elephant families appear to be less cohesive and seem to lack clear matriarch-leadership, the study fou...

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Mozambique: Mozambican Ivory Seized in Vietnam

2016-10-10 - Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

The Vietnamese customs in the port of Ho Chi Minh City have seized about two tonnes of ivory hidden in a shipment of timber from Mozambique. Although the ivory trade is banned in Vietnam, the country ...

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More captive elephants to be released into the wild in Lampang

2016-10-10 - Lampang, Thailand.

The Elephant Reintroduction Foundation and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment will release captive elephants into the wild on the auspicious occasion of Her Majesty the Queen€s 8...

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Dasara jumbos in fine fettle for festival finale on Tuesday

2016-10-10 - Mysore, India.

After a rigorous rehearsal, Arjuna is ready to carry the golden howdah weighing 750 kg. He will be accompanied by 11 other elephants €´ Balarama, Abhimanyu, Gajendra, Kaveri, Vijaya, Vikra...

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Twenty four elephants died in one year in Kerala

2016-10-10 - THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, India.

The tusker was the 18th captive elephant to die in the state in the last nine months. According to Heritage Animal Task Force secretary V.K. Venkitachalam, who keeps record of elephant torture and dea...

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Galkiriyagama wildlife officers treat wounded tusker

2016-10-09 - , Sri Lanka.

Poaching and loss of habitat have caused tuskers to become an increasingly rare sight in Sri Lanka€s jungles. Wildlife officers on Sunday had to treat a tusker with a unique condition

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Elephants in Thailand to have DNA registered

2016-10-07 - Chiang Mai, Thailand.

Thailand has just announced a new law for all elephant owners which required them to adopt a DNA Registration System to keep track of all captive elephants. This comes in response to a number of inves...

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Efforts to boost elephant protection fails at Cites

2016-10-03 - Johannesburg, South Africa.

Attempts to give the maximum level of international protection to all African elephants have foundered at a key species conference in Johannesburg. A proposal put forward by Kenya was strongly support...

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