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Ethiopia opens dwindling elephant herd to tourists

2008-12-09 - Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Ethiopia began inviting tourists to visit its dwindling elephant herd on Monday as part of efforts to boost income from tourism. The Babile wildlife sanctuary near Harar, 560 km (350 miles) east of Addis Ababa, is the first in Ethiopia to offer visits specifically aimed at seeing elephants, whose numbers have been ravaged by poaching and decades of neglect. There are around 300 in Babile, which is also home to a national symbol: the rare black-mane lion, depicted on Ethiopias currency.



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National conservation program set to protect elephants, increase numbers

2008-09-09 - Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Wildlife for Sustainable Development (WSD) announced it is undertaking various activities to protect increasingly diminishing Ethiopian elephants and reverse the trend. A national elephant conservation program is launched to protect and increase the number of Ethiopian elephants whose number is diminishing from time to time, WSD Director General Dr Yirmed Demeke told WIC. The program envisages to care for the elephants by protecting them from poaching, disease prevention, habitat protection so a...



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Kenyan wildlife vet killed by an elephant in Ethiopia

2008-09-08 - Babille, Ethiopia

It is with great sadness that I report the death of another great conservationist at work. Zahoor Kashmiri was darting elephants in Babille in Ethiopia where a little understood population of elephants was being studied. The work was a collaboration with Yirmed from Ethiopian Elephants blog. I spoke to Yirmed who told me that a well know aggressive single tusked bull attacked and killed my good friend who simply didnt have a chance. For me this is one of the saddest days in the year. Some of yo...



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Professor Hezy Shoshani, elephant authority, killed in Addis Ababa bomb attack

2008-05-23 - Bloomfield Hills, Ethiopia

On Tuesday evening, May 20, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Hezy Shoshani was one of the victims of a bomb attack on a public minibus taxi as he was returning to his home from Addis Ababa University. He was taken to hospital and operated on but he had massive trauma and he died on Wednesday morning. Arrangements are being made for a funeral service in Israel, as soon
as his body is released. Memorial services may be held in Addis
Ababa, where he had been teaching for 1.5 years and doi...



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Ethiopia: Company Endangers Rare Lions, Elephants

2007-06-06 - Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

A thousand rare black-mane lions and some 300 elephants are in danger after a swathe of forest in their sanctuary in eastern Ethiopia was cut down,a wildlife expert told Reuters. Flora EcoPower Holding AG,a German biodiesel producer based in Munich, cleared the forest after it was granted 10,000 hectares of land by the government



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5 Headlines about Elephants from Ethiopia2008-12-09 - Addis ababa, Ethiopia - Ethiopia opens dwindling elephant herd to tourists 2008-09-09 - Addis ababa, Ethiopia - National conservation program set to protect elephants, increase numbers 2008-09-08 - Babille, Ethiopia - Kenyan wildlife vet killed by an elephant in Ethiopia 2008-05-23 - Bloomfield hills, Ethiopia - Professor Hezy Shoshani, elephant authority, killed in Addis Ababa bomb attack 2007-06-06 - Addis ababa, Ethiopia - Ethiopia: Company Endangers Rare Lions, Elephants


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2008-12-09-Addis ababa
Ethiopia opens dwindling elephant herd to tourists
2008-09-09-Addis ababa
National conservation program set to protect elephants, increase numbers
2008-09-08-Babille
Kenyan wildlife vet killed by an elephant in Ethiopia
2008-05-23-Bloomfield hills
Professor Hezy Shoshani, elephant authority, killed in Addis Ababa bomb attack
2007-06-06-Addis ababa
Ethiopia: Company Endangers Rare Lions, Elephants