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Angola/Kwanza Norte; Elephants destroy crops in Cambondo

2010-09-03 - Golungo Alto, Angola.

A herd of elephants on Wednesday destroyed several hectares of crops in Cambondo commune, north central Kwanza Norte province, local administrator, Domingos Barros, told Angop today. Mr Barros stated that the beasts had previously destroyed 126 plantations of banana, manioc and palm trees, depleting 300 families of their nourishing source and worsening food security in the region.


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Angola: Elephants Destroy Over 280 Farms

2010-07-12 - Golungo-Alto, Angola.

At least 283 farms have been destroyed by a herd of elephants in Cambondo, Golungo-Alto district (Kwanza Norte province), during the first six months of this year.

Speaking this Monday to Angop, the official of the Institute for Forest Development (IDF) said that the destruction of 130 hectares of diverse products might contribute to food penury in Cambondo village, once that most of people there are farmers depend on agriculture production as source of subsistence.


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Tunica mastodon loses tooth

2008-05-15 - Tunica Hills , Angola. JAMES MINTON

Recently, high water flushed a bear out of the woods, and now Angola has another significant discovery: a mastodon tooth found by Lt. Col. Joe Norwood on family property in the Tunica Hills near the penitentiary. LSU paleontologist Judith A. Schiebout identified the fossil through e-mailed pictures, and LSU now wants to look at the site, with the landowner’s permission, prison spokeswoman Cathy Fontenot reports. The tooth appears to be about 8 inches long, judging from the pictures.


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Elephants avoiding mines

2008-03-20 - Amherst, Angola. STAN FREEMAN

Eliminated from Angola during more than two decades of civil war, herds of African elephants are crossing heavily mined fields as they recolonize Angola from neighboring Namibia and Botswana. But miraculously, they are avoiding the mines entirely, according to researchers at University of Massachusetts in Amherst who are tracking them via global positioning system satellites. "It's quite a mystery," said Curtice R. Griffin, the UMass professor of wildlife ecology leading the research. He estimat...


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Hub in the illegal ivory trade. Sale of ivory is thriving in Angola which, unlike most African nations, has not banned the trade

2006-10-24 - Luanda, Angola. CHRISTOPHER THOMPSON

Despite a shrinking population of elephants, Angolas share of the trade in ivory tusks has doubled in the past year, according to a report by wildlife organisations TRAFFIC and WWF International, who surveyed the volume of elephant ivory available in curio markets in Luanda. Angola was also reported to be the country of origin in 53 major seizures of ivory in some 12 countries between 1990 and 2003.


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Angola"s elephants near extinction because of Ivory trade

2006-10-12 - Luanda, Angola.

Although the elephant population is on the rebound in east and south Africa, elephants in Angola may soon become a thing of the past because of the thriving illegal ivory trade. There were about 12,400 elephants in Angola in 1981, but that number dropped during the former Portuguese colony's war. The number of elephants in Angola has been reduced to no more than 246, according to the International Union for the Conservation of Nature.


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FEATURE-Illegal ivory trade prospers in Angola

2006-10-09 - LUANDA, Angola.

The Cafe del Mar looks like any other expensive restaurant on Ilha de Cabo, the fashionable beach playground for foreigners and rich Angolans in Luanda. But it has a special attraction: a small but well stocked curio kiosk with neat rows of ivory carvings, a popular but now illegal souvenir for tourists in much of Africa. "Yes, we're very popular," said the shop's owner. "Here is our Angolan ivory," she said, waving her hand toward a cluster of white statues. Despite a shrinking population of el...


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Elephants Destroy Angola Crops

2006-07-20 - Luanda, Angola.

Herds of elephants have destroyed tuber, corn, banana, potato, beans and peanut plantations in the Angolan province of Bengo. Bengo Governor Jorge Inocencio Dombolo said elephants raided several farms in the towns of Pango, Aluquem, Bula, Tumba and Dembos. Dombolo said many of these pachyderms were tagged and had escaped from natural parks in Bengo.


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Elephants Destroy Plantations In Three Bengo Districts in Angola

2006-07-17 - Caxito, Angola.

Elephants have been destroying cassava, banana, potatoes, maize, beans and peanuts plantations, in the districts of Pango-Aluquem, Dembos and Bula-Atumba, in Angola`s northern Bengo province. Since last June, elephants have destroyed about 200 fields belonging to small farmers, which may lead to a food crisis, warned the peasants.


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Angola"s trade in illegal ivory grows rapidly

2006-04-05 - Luanda, Angola.

Doubling of volume over a year shows serious rise in elephant poaching. War-battered Angola itself has only about 250 elephants. Elephant populations elsewhere are on the rise -- in part because of an almost complete global ban on the ivory trade. The World Conservation Union says elephant numbers in east and south Africa are rising. It says surveys showed elephant numbers in the two regions rose to 355,000 from 283,000 in the five years to 2002, a growth rate of 4.5 percent per year.


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New partnership to clear landmines for african elephants

2005-07-05 - Luanda, Angola.

A region made impassable by civil war in recent decades will be cleared of landmines to allow huge elephant herds to resume their normal spread in southern Africa, Roots of Peace (RoP) and Conservation International (CI) announced today. The U.S.-based non-profit organizations are partners in a project to remove landmines sown during Angola's 26-year civil war from critical access corridors used by elephants between northern Botswana and prime wildlife regions in Angola and Zambia. Once the land...


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Elephants Destroy Crops in Cabinda Province in Angola

2005-04-18 - Cabinda, Angola.

Undetermined number of elephants are destroying tillage of the peasants in the districts of Buco Zau and Belize in far northern Cabinda province, it was denounced today by the co-ordinator of a bio-diversity project, Alfredo Buza.

Mr Buza said that the gravity of the situation jeopardises the communities' food sustenance. He added that there has arrived last week in the region a British expert in handling of elephants, to study the situation.


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The worlds largest elephant

1955-11-13 - Cuando River, Angola.

The largest elephant on record was an adult male African elephant hunted by Jose Fenykovi from Madrid in Angola in 1955.


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13 Headlines about Elephants from Angola2010-09-03 - Golungo Alto, Angola - Angola/Kwanza Norte; Elephants destroy crops in Cambondo 2010-07-12 - Golungo-Alto, Angola - Angola: Elephants Destroy Over 280 Farms 2008-05-15 - Tunica Hills , Angola - Tunica mastodon loses tooth 2008-03-20 - Amherst, Angola - Elephants avoiding mines 2006-10-24 - Luanda, Angola - Hub in the illegal ivory trade. Sale of ivory is thriving in Angola which, unlike most African nations, has not banned the trade 2006-10-12 - Luanda, Angola - Angola"s elephants near extinction because of Ivory trade 2006-10-09 - LUANDA, Angola - FEATURE-Illegal ivory trade prospers in Angola 2006-07-20 - Luanda, Angola - Elephants Destroy Angola Crops 2006-07-17 - Caxito, Angola - Elephants Destroy Plantations In Three Bengo Districts in Angola 2006-04-05 - Luanda, Angola - Angola"s trade in illegal ivory grows rapidly 2005-07-05 - Luanda, Angola - New partnership to clear landmines for african elephants 2005-04-18 - Cabinda, Angola - Elephants Destroy Crops in Cabinda Province in Angola 1955-11-13 - Cuando River, Angola - The worlds largest elephant

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A sad message: The scientist and elephant researcher Ajay Desai passes away in Belagavi

2020-11-21 - , India.

Field biologist and wildlife conservation expert Ajay Adrushyappa Desai passed away in Belagavi on Thursday night. He was 62. Family sources said he suffered a heart attack in his sleep. Mr. Desai is ...


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Animal rights group urges court to recognize Bronx Zoo elephant as person

2020-11-19 - Bronx, United States.

Happy the elephant was the center of attention in court Thursday when five state appellate judges debated whether the beloved Bronx Zoo mammal should be recognized as a person. However, the judges wer...


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Peshawar Zoo authorities move court seeking permission to import elephants

2020-11-16 - Peshawar, Pakistan.

The authorities of the Peshawar Zoo have approached the Supreme Court seeking permission to import a pair of elephants from Zimbabwe. A three-member bench, headed by Justice Mushir Alam, has issued no...


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Juno the Elephant will undergo surgery to remove tumor no longer responding to chemo

2020-11-13 - El Paso, United States.

One of the El Paso Zoo’s Asian elephants, Juno, will undergo her seventh cancer treatment this week. In October 2016, Juno was diagnosed with a malignant mass in her right mammary gland, commonly kn...


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Elephant Sunder gets a treat at end of musth

2020-11-13 - Bangalore, India.

20-year-old male elephant Sunder was treated to seasonal enrichment to mark the completion of its four-month-long musth period at the Bannerghatta Biological Park here on Thursday. Vanashree Vipin Sin...


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The elephant, named Nga-Sun, was found collapsed on a palm plantation by villagers in Rayong province last month

Elephant shot fifteen times dies in agony after succumbing to its wounds in Thailand

2020-11-12 - Rayong, Thailand.

The elephant, named Nga-Sun, was found collapsed on a palm plantation by villagers in Rayong province last month. Vets from the local wildlife team identified gunshot wounds across the animal's buttoc...


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Lost elephant calf in Malbazar sent to rescue hub

2020-11-11 - Jalpaiguri, India.

An elephant calf was rescued from near the New Mal railway station in Malbazar subdivision of Jalpaiguri on Tuesday. Soon, a team from the Malbazar wildlife squad arrived and intercepted the calf. The...


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Cambodia Ministry says Asian elephants face threat

2020-11-10 - Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Soth Koemsoeun

Ministry of Environment spokesman Neth Pheaktra said the Asian elephant is being severely threatened in world sanctuaries. Airavata Elephant Foundation president Chenda Clais said on November 10 that ...


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Sreekutty the elephant had a jumbo birthday bash, these adorable pictures are proof

2020-11-09 - Kottoor, India.

Sreekutty was brought to the Kappukadu elephant rehabilitation centre on November 8, 2019. Staying in the Kappukadu elephant rehabilitation center in Kerala, the calf turned a year old on November 8. ...


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Uttarakhand weighs denotifying elephant reserve

2020-11-09 - Dehradun, India.

The Uttarakhand government is considering denotifying the Shivalik Elephant Reserve. A senior forest department official told The Indian Express, “The state wildlife board will discuss this. That ar...


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Nepalese Mahout killed in elephant attack

2020-11-08 - Nawalapur, Nepal.

A mahout has died when an elephant attacked him while grazing it inside the Chitwan National Park. The deceased is 36-year-old Hansaraj Kunmar Dhami of Chandranigahapur, Rautahat. He had been currentl...


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Five men trying to sell elephant tusks caught on Food Street

2020-11-08 - Bengaluru, India.

HM Chaitanya Swamy, DHNS, Bengaluru, NOV 08 2020, 01:34 ISTUPDATED: NOV 08 2020, 01:56 IST Police have arrested a five-member gang from Tamil Nadu that allegedly tried to sell elephant tusks on Food S...


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849 wild elephants died in Kerala forests from 2009 to 2019. The death rate of wild elephants in Kerala is high, reveals statistics shared by the forest department.

2020-11-07 - Palakkad, India.

The death rate of wild elephants in Kerala is high, reveals statistics shared by the forest department. As per the 2018 census, the wild elephant population in the state is 5,706. The death rate is h...


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Electric fence on the Indo-Nepal border puts migrating elephants and humans at risk

2020-11-06 - Naxalbari, India. AVIJAN SAHA, SAHANA GHOSH

Elephants in north West Bengal, would earlier cross the Mechi river along the Indo-Nepal border, over to Nepal, along a regular route identified as the Mahananda-Kolabari elephant corridor.
In ...


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NBC 7’s Dagmar Midcap traveled to Kenya to document efforts being made to save and protect elephants

2020-11-06 - Sereolipi, Kenya.

Nestled in the foothills of Samburu County in northern Kenya is Africa’s first community-owned elephant orphanage. This magical place of healing and hope is named Reteti Elephant Sanctuary. Reteti r...


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Kerala is all set to become home of world’s largest elephant care-and-cure facility

2020-11-06 - Kottoor, India.

With upgradation in progress, the centre will later on have around 50 elephants including the existing 16 elephants. The upgraded centre will have a veterinary hospital equipped with special facilitie...


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Tusker Vallabhan of Malayinkeezhu Sreekrishnaswamy Temple

Vallabhan waiting for tusk trimming with 1.5 metre long tusks

2020-11-06 - Malayinkeezhu, India.

Tusker Vallabhan of Malayinkeezhu Sreekrishnaswamy Temple is struggling to hold his head high literally after the tusks grew longer and heavier. He is unable to take food due to the long tusks and is ...


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Corruption of some wildlife officers and undue political and other interference are major challenges to overcome the illegal capture and domestic trade of wild elephants in Sri Lanka, a recent study has highlighted.

Report on illegal capture, trade of wild elephants in Sri Lanka

2020-11-06 - Colombo, Sri Lanka.

The research team observed that the last elephant birth in captivity was recorded in 1994. “However, the report submitted to the Magistrate’s Court by the Wildlife Conservation Department (DWC) Di...


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New $84 million elephant sanctuary to be developed at Victorias Werribee Zoo

2020-11-04 - Werribee, Australia.

Victoria’s Werribee Open Range Zoo is set to receive $84 million funding to develop a new elephant sanctuary. Announced yesterday by Victorian Environment Minister Lily D’Ambrosio, the $84 million...


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Forest department officials examine the carcass of the elephant which died in Bandipur Tiger Reserve on Tuesday

Tusker dies while trying to cross over rail barricade

2020-11-04 - Bengaluru, India.

A tusker died while trying to return to the forest after raiding crops in Bandipur Tiger Reserve (BTR) on Tuesday morning. The incident came to light when a patrolling team saw the sight of the jumbo ...


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