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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

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 landowners 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

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. "Its quite a mystery," said Curtice R. Griffin, the UMass professor of wildlife ecology leading the research. He estimate...



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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

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 colonys 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, were very popular," said the shops owner. "Here is our Angolan ivory," she said, waving her hand toward a cluster of white statues. Despite a shrinking population of elep...



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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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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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2010-09-03-Golungo alto
Angola/Kwanza Norte; Elephants destroy crops in Cambondo
2010-07-12-Golungo-alto
Angola: Elephants Destroy Over 280 Farms
2008-05-15-Tunica hills
Tunica mastodon loses tooth
2008-03-20-Amherst
Elephants avoiding mines
2006-10-24-Luanda
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"s elephants near extinction because of Ivory trade
2006-10-09-Luanda
FEATURE-Illegal ivory trade prospers in Angola
2006-07-20-Luanda
Elephants Destroy Angola Crops
2006-07-17-Caxito
Elephants Destroy Plantations In Three Bengo Districts in Angola
2006-04-05-Luanda
Angola"s trade in illegal ivory grows rapidly
2005-07-05-Luanda
New partnership to clear landmines for african elephants
2005-04-18-Cabinda
Elephants Destroy Crops in Cabinda Province in Angola
1955-11-13-Cuando river
The worlds largest elephant