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Anti-poaching patrols protect wildlife in Garamba National Park in the DRC.

Armed groups threaten elephants in DRC’s Garamba Nat Park

2016-03-01 - , Congo.

Elephants in the vast Garamba National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) face a precarious future following reports that armed gangs of poachers are wreaking havoc in the game reserve, threatening both the animals and rangers. According to reports, last year, about 114 elephants were killed in the Garamba National Park, located in the north-eastern part of the DRC.


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Can GPS Collars Protect Elephants At Virunga National Park?

2015-11-10 - Ituri, Congo. Dana Sanchez

The only way to save the fast-disappearing elephant population in DRC’s Virunga National Park is for rangers to be with them around the clock, says park director Emmanuel de Merode in an MSN video. The park has lost 95 percent of its elephants. With just 195 elephants left, rangers are turning to a solution they say may be the easiest: satellite collars on the elephants.


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Militarised: Gunmen have turned a world heritage site the United Nations defines as

Armed poachers targeting elephants in Congo national park kill more than 200 in a year as rangers struggle to protect animals

2015-11-10 - Garamba National Park, Congo.

More than 200 elephants have been poached in Garamba since a census in April 2014 counted 1,780 elephants - down from more than 11,000 two decades ago. The shootout last month, in which three rangers and a Congolese army colonel were killed, highlights the challenge of protecting parks in a part of Africa plagued for decades by insurgencies, civil war, refugee flows and weak governments. It shows how some conservation efforts resemble a kind of guerrilla warfare in which rangers and soldiers sta...


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Elephant poaching overlord NABBED!

2015-11-09 - Garamba National Park, Congo.

Ivory trade is so lucrative that gangs have been formed for the killing of thousands of elephants. The don of these gangs, Boniface Matthew Mariango, has been caught and arrested by Tanzanian officials according to John R. Platt, who writes for Scientific American as well as other publications.


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Elephant Poachers Are Becoming Park Rangers in the Congo

2013-11-01 - Odzala National Park, Congo.

In its first push, 56 former poachers applied to become park rangers, but the park only had the ability to train 28 of them. Thursday, the parks, along with the Richardson Center—a nonprofit group set up by former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson—announced plans to make the program permanent. They’ll be building a training facility sometime within the next six months and plan to sign up more poachers in early 2014.


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Barbaric: In a scene too graphic to show in full, the carcasses of some of the 22 massacred elephants lay strewn across Garamba National Park in the Congo after being gunned down by helicopter-borne poachers  Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/ar

Unimaginable horror as helicopter-borne poachers massacre 22 elephants before hacking off their tusks and genitals.

2012-04-25 - Garamba National Park, Congo.

In a scene of inconceivable horror, these slaughtered elephant carcasses show the barbaric lengths poachers will go to in their hunt for nature´s grim booty. The bodies were among a herd of 22 animals massacred in a helicopter-borne attack by professionals who swooped over their quarry. The scene beneath the rotor blades would have been chilling - panicked mothers shielding their young, hair-raising screeches and a mad scramble through the blood-stained bush as bullets rained down from the...


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Bloodhounds have begun working with rangers at Virunga National Park to track down poachers

DR Congo employs dogs to tackle elephant poaching

2012-03-06 - Virunga park, Congo.

Rangers in the Democratic Republic of Congo´s Virunga park have a new weapon in their fight against poachers. National Park authorities have trained five bloodhound dogs to track elephant poachers after a spate of incidents. The first investigation using the dogs was carried out last week and led to the discovery of illegal weapons.


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500 elephants killed in DR Congo"s national park

2012-02-13 - Kinshasa, Congo.

Over 500 elephants have been killed by poachers at DR Congo´s Virunga national park since 2010, a senior government official has revealed. An official of the Congolese Institute for Conservation of Nature (ICCN) decried the incidents of poaching at the Virunga national park which is considered as a World Heritage site by Unesco, Xinhua reported Thursday.


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500 elephants killed in DR Congo"s national park

2012-02-09 - KINSHASA, Congo.

Over 500 elephants have been killed by poachers at DR Congo´s Virunga national park since 2010, a senior government official has revealed. An official of the Congolese Institute for Conservation of Nature (ICCN) decried the incidents of poaching at the Virunga national park which is considered as a World Heritage site by Unesco, Xinhua reported Thursday.


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Maps showing dramatic decreases in elephants in the Democratic Republic of Congo

More than 50-per-cent decline in elephants in eastern Congo due to human conflict: UBC research

2011-11-10 - Kinshasa, Congo.

In some of the best-documented cases to date, the study shows the elephant population in the Okapi Faunal Reserve – one of the last strongholds of forest elephants in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) – saw a 50 per cent decline in the last decade due to civil war and ivory poaching, from 6,439 to 3,288. In other parks in eastern DRC, the decimation was even greater.


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Congo police arrest 3 men carrying 6 suitcases full of elephant ivory

2010-09-07 - Kinshasa, Congo.

Police in southeastern Congo say they have arrested three men carrying six suitcases full of elephant tusks. Anti-smuggling commission co-ordinator Placide Magungu said Tuesday the three Chinese nationals were caught at Lumumbashi´s airport while trying to fly to Nairobi, Kenya. He says the men said they bought the ivory from antique dealers.


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116 elephant tusks seized in Congo after crash

2010-08-27 - Kinshasa, Congo.

Police in northeastern Congo have seized 116 elephant tusks and arrested two men following a truck crash. Col. Sylvain Tshikez said Wednesday that the ivory was found inside jerry cans that tumbled off a truck involved in a crash. The discovery took place near the town of Kisangani in the northeastern Orientale province following the accident. The owner of the vehicle was seriously injured but was also expected to face charges.


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DR Congo intensifies fight against Ivory trafficking

2010-07-19 - Kinshasa, Congo.

Since being fingered as one of the countries promoting illegal trade in Ivory, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has vowed tost rengthened the struggle against the trade. To date, more than 11 tonnes of Ivory, seized from traffickers and poachers, are kept at the Central Bank of Congo, PANA learned from the executive director of the Congolese Institute for Conservation of Nature (ICCN), Cosma Wilungula.


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Elephant from Virunga National Park killed in the post-war period outside of Goma by Congolese military.

For Elephants in Congo the War Goes On

2010-03-14 - Goma, Congo.

D.R. Congos internal wars officially ended in 2005, but for Congos elephants war goes on. An international appetite has ivory prices soaring. Other appetites are whetted: National governments who want to sell legal ivory stocks, smugglers who want to move illegal ivory across borders, poachers who want to avoid risk, but still supply smugglers. For well-armed military, poaching risk is low. In Congo, battalions of military surround national parks, the last arenas of the war and the last rema...


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Corneille and his son in the Ituri Forest. In 2005 Corneille Ewango won the prestigious Goldman conservation award for his heroic actions to save the Okapi Reserve and its staff during Congo’s recent civil war.

From Elephant Poacher to Conservation Hero

2009-02-28 - Kinshasa, Congo.

I was 14 years old when I went elephant hunting for the first time with my uncle. This was during the boom in ivory prices in the early 80s. We hunted mainly inside the Salonga National Park (west of TL2). My ethnic group, the Libinza , are renowned hunters and, alas, were one of main groups to decimate the Park’s elephants. My uncles were traditionally fishermen or hunters of monkeys and some large mammals including buffalo, bongo and hippopotamus. But when the price of ivory went up, the...


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Elephants in central Africa "are being threatened by poachers"

2008-08-26 - Virunga, Congo.

The director of one of central Africa's most important wildlife reserves has warned that rebels and soldiers from the Democratic Republic of Congo are increasingly targeting elephants in the area to supply ivory to china. In an interview with the Bloomberg news agency, Virunga National Park's director, Emmanuel de Merode, warned that as many as ten per cent of the area's elephant population has been killed by poachers in recent years. Specifically, Mr de Merode said that seven elephants have bee...


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Congo Elephants Poached by Rebels for Ivory Sales to China

2008-08-25 - Kinshasa, Congo. Franz Wild

Rebels and soldiers in the Democratic Republic of Congo killed more than a 10th of the elephants in one of Africa's oldest national parks as demand for ivory in China grows, said Emmanuel de Merode, director of the Virunga National Park. Members of a Rwandan militia in the country's eastern North Kivu province killed seven elephants in the last two weeks, taking this year's total to 24, de Merode said today in an interview from the park's headquarters in Rumangabo.


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Two elephants killed by Hutu militia in Virunga

2008-08-24 - Kinshasa, Congo. Wildlife extra

Two elephants have been killed by FDLR rebels near Rwindi, in the central sector of Virunga National Park. The FDLR are comprised of Hutu militia who were involved in the Rwandan genocide. A group of Congo Rangers had gone on patrol on the Rwindi plain encountered a group of FDLR poachers. A gunfight ensued and the Rangers were able to push the rebels back. No-one was injured on either side and the rebels escaped. The Rangers then discovered the bodies of two elephants that the rebels had killed...


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Ivory poachers decimate Congo elephant population

2008-08-22 - Kinshasa, Congo. Joe Bavier

Poachers in Congo have killed a fifthof the elephants in Africa's oldest national park this year asChina buys more ivory, the park's director said on Friday. Rwandan rebels have killed seven Savannah elephants in thepast 10 days alone in the Virunga National Park, along Congo'seastern border with Rwanda and Uganda, Emmanuel de Merode toldReuters. "We've definitely lost 20 percent of the population thisyear and probably more," he said. "We have rangers with them,and we're trying to reinforce them...


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Ivory poachers decimate Congo elephant population

2008-08-22 - Kinshasa, Congo. Joe Bavier

Poachers in Congo have killed a fifth of the elephants in Africa's oldest national park this year as China buys more ivory, the park's director said on Friday. Rwandan rebels have killed seven Savannah elephants in the past 10 days alone in the Virunga National Park, along Congo's eastern border with Rwanda and Uganda, Emmanuel de Merode told Reuters. "We've definitely lost 20 percent of the population this year and probably more," he said. "We have rangers with them, and we're trying to reinfor...


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In the Okapi Reserve, uncontrolled military, using automatic weapons, were the elephant poachers. Here Crispin (now in TL2) holds up an elephant ear left by poachers in their camp.

A Geographic look at bushmeat hunting in DRCongo.

2008-03-09 - Kinshasa, Congo.

Garamba: “The Sudanese horsemen have killed almost 1,000 elephants in the past year and are on the verge of eliminating the last wild population of northern white rhinos.” (Norton. Interior Secretary of USA, 2004) Salonga: Large scale bushmeat hunting started rather recently (southern Salonga). Hunting with automatic weapons changed from mainly elephants for ivory to monkeys for the lucrative bushmeat trade… (reasearcher 2007), Virungas : “…four buffalo shot down, 14 colobus shot down,...


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Congo villagers threatened by elephant herds

2007-08-24 - Brazzaville, Congo. Christian Tsoumou

Herds of elephants are trampling crops and polluting water sources in eastern Republic of Congo, threatening to force thousands of villagers out of their homes, the forestry minister said on Friday. Around 10,000 people in Ingouni-Moke and Olounou I, 250 km (155 miles) north of the capital Brazzaville, have been in a stand-off for more than a week with the elephants which have laid waste their manioc fields. There is a proliferation of pachyderms. Today we have nearly 30,000 whereas in the 1980s...


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Forest Elephant Crisis in the Congo Basin.

2007-04-03 - Brazzaville, Congo. Blake S, Strindberg S, Boudjan P, Makombo C, Bila-Isia I, Ilambu O, Grossmann F, Bene-Bene L, de Semboli B, Mbenzo V, S'hwa D, Bayogo R, Williamson L, Fay M, Hart J, Maisels F.

Most African savannah elephant populations are well known; however, the status of forest elephants, perhaps a distinct species, in the vast Congo Basin is unclear. We assessed population status and incidence of poaching from line-transect and reconnaissance surveys conducted on foot in sites throughout the Congo Basin. Results indicate that the abundance and range of forest elephants are threatened from poaching that is most intense close to roads.


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Chillies could tame Congo elephants

2007-03-07 - BRAZZAVILLE, Congo.

Conservationists hope chillies and hi-tech geophones will help protect fields from elephants in Congo Republic, where villagers are fed up with pachyderms eating their crops. Forest elephants from the nearby Odzala-Koukoua National Park have eaten crops from dozens of fields in the area over the last few months, raising the possibility of a targeted cull to kill troop leaders which lead other animals into the fields in two problem areas.


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Disaster on the Shores of Lake Edward

2007-01-21 - Vitshumbi, Congo. Congo Rangers

Approximately 25 hippos and 3 elephants have been killed at Vitshumbi in the last few days. This is an area where we had estimated around 30 hippos to exist following our last aerial census of the park. The prognosis does not look good and by now it may well be too late to save the last few individuals. ICCN rangers are being prevented to carry out their legal mandate to patrol in the area and protect the wildlife due to the presence of these armed groups, and in the absence of respect for a rec...


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Invented for the military, used to defend wildlife

2006-12-08 - Mouadje Bai, Congo. Zeeya Merali, issue 2581 of New Scientist magazine

By the time Steve Gulick arrived, it was too late. The poachers had struck, and elephant carcasses carpeted the floor. "You could step from body to body without your feet touching the ground," he says. "Whole elephant families lay next to each other, gunned down for their tusks." The massacre had taken place in the Mouadje Bai rainforest in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), at a spot well known among local poachers for the rich haul of ivory it can yield.


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During the last fortnight alone, more than 400 hippos have been slaughtered as well as a number of buffalo, elephants and other animals.

The tragic slaughter of hippos in the Congo

2006-10-19 - Virunga, Congo.

Lake Edward in the centre of the park in the Democratic Republic of Congo was once home to Africa's greatest concentration of these magnificent beasts. But during the last fortnight alone, more than 400 hippos have been slaughtered as well as a number of buffalo, elephants and other animals. Conservationists at the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) say that a Congolese militia group is understood to have killed half the hippo population in the park since setting up a base there two weeks ago.


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Elephants Recover in Virunga National Park, Congo

2006-06-20 - Virunga, Congo.

Large mammals are recovering after years of decline in the Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo, researchers said today. Virunga is the most species-rich park in Africa. Civil war and poaching in recent years had reduced the elephant population from 4,300 in the 1960s to just 265 three years ago. In a new census, the population was up to 340.


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Otti"s LRA Eat Congo Jumbos

2005-09-30 - Kinshasa, Congo.

LRA rebels are terrorising civilians and killing wildlife in the restive eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, DRC officials said Thursday. A band of fighters led by the group's deputy chief Vincent Otti that fled to the DRC earlier this month have terrified the local population and have begun poaching elephants in Garamba National Park, they said.


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7 African Leaders Sign Forest Treaty

2005-02-05 - BRAZZAVILLE, Congo. BRYAN MEALER, ASSOCIATED PRESS

Leaders of seven Central African countries signed a landmark treaty on Saturday to work together to help save the world's second largest rain forest.

French President Jacques Chirac attended the ceremony, which concluded a two-day summit focusing on threats to the great forests of the Congo Basin.

The forests make up very heart of Africa, encompassing 500 million acres stretching though 10 countries. They are also home to more than half Africa's animal species, incl...


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Officers accused of poaching elephants in Republic of Congo

2005-01-21 - Kinshasa, Congo.

The Democratic Republic of Congo's police and army have been accused of involvement in rampant poaching that threatens to wipe out the elephants in a world heritage site in the east of the country, a study has warned.

An estimated 17 tons of ivory were smuggled out of the Okapi Wildlife Reserve in the volatile Ituri district during the last six months of last year alone, the investigation by the Congolese Institute for the Conservation of Nature established.
"Although a sig...


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Report: Congo Police, Army Involved in Elephant Ivory Poaching

2005-01-20 - Kinshasa, Congo. David Lewis

A new report on ivory poaching in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo has picked out the country's fractious army and the police among those heavily involved. The study by Congo's national conservation body warns that if poaching continues at the current level, forest elephants will be threatened with extinction in the east of country.

Congo's five-year war may have officially come to an end in 2003, but for conservationists working in the lawless east of the vast Afri...


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Illicit ivory poaching relieves unemployment in Congo national park

2004-12-19 - MBOMO, Congo. Khaleej Times

Ivory poaching is rife in a national park in the
north of the Congo Republic because unemployment is rife here, too.

Just out of jail after a three-month sentence for illicit ivory trafficking,
Jean is already all set for his next elephant hunt in Odzala-Kokoua National
Park.


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33 Headlines about Elephants from Congo2016-03-01 - , Congo - Armed groups threaten elephants in DRC’s Garamba Nat Park 2015-11-10 - Ituri, Congo - Can GPS Collars Protect Elephants At Virunga National Park? 2015-11-10 - Garamba National Park, Congo - Armed poachers targeting elephants in Congo national park kill more than 200 in a year as rangers struggle to protect animals 2015-11-09 - Garamba National Park, Congo - Elephant poaching overlord NABBED! 2013-11-01 - Odzala National Park, Congo - Elephant Poachers Are Becoming Park Rangers in the Congo 2012-04-25 - Garamba National Park, Congo - Unimaginable horror as helicopter-borne poachers massacre 22 elephants before hacking off their tusks and genitals. 2012-03-06 - Virunga park, Congo - DR Congo employs dogs to tackle elephant poaching 2012-02-13 - Kinshasa, Congo - 500 elephants killed in DR Congo"s national park 2012-02-09 - KINSHASA, Congo - 500 elephants killed in DR Congo"s national park 2011-11-10 - Kinshasa, Congo - More than 50-per-cent decline in elephants in eastern Congo due to human conflict: UBC research 2010-09-07 - Kinshasa, Congo - Congo police arrest 3 men carrying 6 suitcases full of elephant ivory 2010-08-27 - Kinshasa, Congo - 116 elephant tusks seized in Congo after crash 2010-07-19 - Kinshasa, Congo - DR Congo intensifies fight against Ivory trafficking 2010-03-14 - Goma, Congo - For Elephants in Congo the War Goes On 2009-02-28 - Kinshasa, Congo - From Elephant Poacher to Conservation Hero 2008-08-26 - Virunga, Congo - Elephants in central Africa "are being threatened by poachers" 2008-08-25 - Kinshasa, Congo - Congo Elephants Poached by Rebels for Ivory Sales to China 2008-08-24 - Kinshasa, Congo - Two elephants killed by Hutu militia in Virunga 2008-08-22 - Kinshasa, Congo - Ivory poachers decimate Congo elephant population 2008-08-22 - Kinshasa, Congo - Ivory poachers decimate Congo elephant population 2008-03-09 - Kinshasa, Congo - A Geographic look at bushmeat hunting in DRCongo. 2007-08-24 - Brazzaville, Congo - Congo villagers threatened by elephant herds 2007-04-03 - Brazzaville, Congo - Forest Elephant Crisis in the Congo Basin. 2007-03-07 - BRAZZAVILLE, Congo - Chillies could tame Congo elephants 2007-01-21 - Vitshumbi, Congo - Disaster on the Shores of Lake Edward 2006-12-08 - Mouadje Bai, Congo - Invented for the military, used to defend wildlife 2006-10-19 - Virunga, Congo - The tragic slaughter of hippos in the Congo 2006-06-20 - Virunga, Congo - Elephants Recover in Virunga National Park, Congo 2005-09-30 - Kinshasa, Congo - Otti"s LRA Eat Congo Jumbos 2005-02-05 - BRAZZAVILLE, Congo - 7 African Leaders Sign Forest Treaty 2005-01-21 - Kinshasa, Congo - Officers accused of poaching elephants in Republic of Congo 2005-01-20 - Kinshasa, Congo - Report: Congo Police, Army Involved in Elephant Ivory Poaching 2004-12-19 - MBOMO, Congo - Illicit ivory poaching relieves unemployment in Congo national park

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Horowpothana Holding Ground report: Search for missing elephants in July

2021-01-19 - Colombo, Sri Lanka. Pamodi Waravita

The Department of Wildlife Conservation (DWC) would be conducting an investigation at the Horowpothana Elephant Holding Ground (HEHG) in July this year on the circumstances claimed in the National Aud...


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Video of an Elephant Massaging a Woman with its Trunk Goes Viral

2021-01-18 - New Delhi, India.

In the video, one can clearly see the woman lying comfortably on a low bed as the elephant is standing near her and massaging her back. The video was shared by a Twitter user named Aamir on Saturday (...


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During the pandemic, elephants take a break in Myanmar

2021-01-18 - Taikyi , Myanmar. ZON PANN PWINT

As beaches, hotels, pagodas and even walking tours were starved of tourists for most of last year, the pandemic has also taken its toll on the nation’s many elephant camps – which were once a popu...


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WALSAPUGALA PROTEST DEMANDS ELEPHANT RESERVE GAZETTE

2021-01-18 - Colombo, Sri Lanka.

On Monday (18) locals from Walsapugala, Hambantota decided to take to the streets demanding the Proposed Wild Elephant Management Reserve in Hambantota, be included in the government gazette. The Wals...


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Man-Animal Conflict: IFS Officers will go for Online Training, says Assam Forest Minister

2021-01-18 - Guwahati, India. Sentinel Digital Desk

Amid repeated incidents of man-animal conflict being reported from different parts of Assam, a five-day training session have kick-started started in Guwahati on Monday for about 35 forest officials, ...


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Road comedy, with Burt Reynolds, Jackie Gleason, Jerry Reed, Dom DeLuise and Sally Field Charlotte

Smokey and the Bandit II (1980)

2021-01-17 - Jupiter, United Kingdom.

The maverick haulier must overcome a crisis of confidence when he and his friends are hired to transport a pregnant elephant to Texas, a mammoth task that proves far from easy. The Asian elephant in S...


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Road comedy, with Burt Reynolds, Jackie Gleason, Jerry Reed, Dom DeLuise and Sally Field Charlotte

Smokey and the Bandit II (1980)

2021-01-17 - Jupiter, United Kingdom.

The maverick haulier must overcome a crisis of confidence when he and his friends are hired to transport a pregnant elephant to Texas, a mammoth task that proves far from easy. The Asian elephant in S...


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Angry elephant hurls mahout to death in TVM

2021-01-17 - Aruvippuram, India.

An aggressive elephant threw its mahout away in a fit of rage resulting in his death. The second mahout identified as Kollam native Vishnu (21) died in the attack by the elephant. The incident took pl...


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Three new baby Asian elephants born in SW China"s Yunnan

2021-01-16 - Yunnan, China.

At the Xishuangbanna Tropical Zoo, an Asian elephant named Ya Long also gave birth to a baby weighing 95.4 kilograms on January 14, after 21 months and 19 days of pregnancy. "It took the baby elephant...


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Karl Mogensen pets Asha, an African elephant at the Natural Bridge Zoo. The USDA has cited the zoo for allowing visitors to ride Asha without her handler always nearby.

Natural Bridge Zoo fined for animal welfare violations

2021-01-15 - Natural Bridge, United States.

The fifth violation involved Asha, the zoo’s prized elephant, and regulations that require dangerous animals such as lions, tigers, bears and elephants to be under the control of an experienced hand...


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Gerry Cottle dead: Circus legend who ran away at 15 is killed by coronavirus

2021-01-14 - Bath, United Kingdom. Vikki White

Gerry Cottle, who died in hospital in Bath this week aged 75 after contracting coronavirus, became one of Britain’s best known kings of the Big Top. From virtually nothing he went on to run a string...


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Rangers Accused of Demanding Cash to Return Marauding Elephants to Murchison Park

2021-01-10 - Masindi, Uganda. Michael Ojok

According to Jalon Lakony Opiyo, every time elephants invade the area, each member of the village which has around 2000 households contributes 1000 shillings for the rangers to rescue them and their p...


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Citing health of animals, Centre says stop elephant rides at Jaipur Amer Fort

2021-01-06 - Jaipur, India. Deep Mukherjee

Ride operators however, say that they ensure care for the elephants and that closing down the rides would be unfair to mahouts. “How is it fair for this report to say that the elephant rides should ...


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An Elephant Response Unit (ERU) patrolling Way Kambas National Park for illegal activities.

For Sumatran elephant conservation, involvement of local people is key

2021-01-05 - , Indonesia. Roderick T.J. Buiskool

For critically endangered Sumatran elephants, a long-term conservation strategy must include community involvement in mitigating human-elephant conflict, in addition to securing viable habitats. In or...


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India Forest Dept. uses elephants for tracing leopards in Koppal

2021-01-04 - Koppala, India.

Two days after a person who was away for cattle grazing at Virupapura Gaddi Islet in Gangavathi taluk was killed by a leopard, the Forest Department officers have introduced two elephants — a male a...


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Giants roam near Yangon

2021-01-04 - Yangon, Myanmar.

Khaing Khin Sein lives at the Myaing Hay Wun Elephant Camp, which is located between Taik Kyi and Okekan township in the Yangon Region. More than 30 elephants reside at the Myaing Hay Wun Elephant Cam...


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Thanks to an approach with NASA, the researchers have managed to detect elephants from space with an accuracy comparable to that of the human eye, using satellite images ‘Worldview 3’, owned by ‘Maxar Technologies’, which can ‘comb’ and collect more than 5,000 km. in a single image, in a matter of minutes.

Wow! Elephants can now be tracked and counted from space

2021-01-03 - , United States.

The department of Zoology, the Machine Learning Research Group in collaboration with Dr. Olga Isupova, from the University of Bath and Dr. Tiejun Wang, professor at the University of Twente, in the Ne...


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DRONE TECHNOLOGY TO CHASE ELEPHANTS

2021-01-02 - Colombo, Sri Lanka.

The Department of Wildlife Conservation has taken steps to use drone technology to chase away elephants; the pilot project of this initiative is currently underway in the Naula Rathgammana area in Mat...


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Smugglers jailed as China"s "biggest ever" illegal ivory network smashed

2021-01-02 - Beiiing, China.

Seventeen people have been jailed -- including two for life -- for running China's largest ever ivory smuggling ring, moving millions of dollars of tusks from west Africa into the mainland's vast dome...


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Rejected Elephant Calf Shifted To Kapilash Rescue Centre

2021-01-01 - Berhampur, India.

The elephant calf, rejected by its herd in Sunapur village on the outskirts of Berhampur has been shifted to Kapilash rescue centre in Dhenkanal district. The baby elephant was part of the herd which ...


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