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Can drone technology save the Sumatran elephant?

2016-11-29 - , Indonesia

Fauna & Flora International has acquired two quadcopter drones to help reduce incidents of conflict between humans and wild elephants in Sumatra, Indonesia. The acquisition of two quadcopter drones is helping Fauna & Flora International´s (FFI) Aceh team to monitor the location of Sumatran elephants in Aceh, Indonesia, and respond quickly when elephants are approaching community farms to minimise potential conflicts.



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Killing jumbo a step backwards

2016-11-23 - Kota Kinabalu, Indonesia

WWF-Malaysia has frowned on the State Wildlife Department´s killing of a bull elephant in Tawau in a Human-Elephant Conflict (HEC) as it impacts the shrinking population of Sabah´s pachyderms. The Department confirmed that the culled bull was in musth, a period where male elephants are known to exhibit aggressive behaviour and, consequently, are susceptible to provocation.



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Rare Sumatran elephant found dead in Aceh

2015-11-18 - Aceh, Indonesia

A RARE Sumatran elephant has been found dead in Indonesias Aceh province after apparently eating fertiliser. THE body of the six-year-old male was found in a coffee plantation in Pidie district on Tuesday, said Genman Hasibuan, the head of the provincial Nature Conservancy Agency. "We suspect he died of accidental poisoning because we found splattered fertiliser urea nearby," left behind by a farmer in his hut, Hasibuan said.



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Elephant dies as conflict with humans intensifies

2015-11-13 - Aceh, Indonesia

Since last week, residents of Seumanah Jaya subdistrict in Ranto Peureulak district have been forced to stay away from their plantations after a herd of some 50 wild elephants took over the area. We no longer know what to do to get rid of the wild elephants, Sumanah Jaya subdistrict head Jamian told The Jakarta Post on Thursday.



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Elephants in Indonesia being trained to help fight forest fires

2015-11-11 - Riau, Indonesia

Forestry officials in Indonesia are training elephants to help with the management of the local area. Trained elephants are now able to assist firefighter crews to put out forest fires, and prevent them from igniting. In the elephant conservation centre of Siak district, as many as 23 elephants have been trained to be €forest watchdogs€



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Elephant reservation with hospital facility in Way Kambas, Lampung, Indonesia

Elephant hospital set up in Way Kambas Lampung

2015-11-07 - Lampung, Indonesia

Indonesia has set up a special hospital at Way Kambas Park in Lampung, Sumatra, to treat the Sumatran elephant. The elephant hospital named Prof Dr Ir Rubini Atmadijaja Hospital will also function as a facility for supporting conservation efforts, education and research on the Sumatran elephant, the parks public relations coordinator, Sukatmoko said here Saturday.



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Visitors looking at a Sumatran elephant in its enclosure at Ragunan zoo in Jakarta on July 21, 2015.

Two rare Sumatran elephants found dead in Indonesia, poison suspected: official

2015-10-15 - BANDA ACEH, Indonesia

Two critically-endangered Sumatran elephants have been found dead from suspected poisoning in Indonesia´s Aceh province, an official said on Thursday (Oct 15). Villagers found the carcasses of the female elephants, aged two and 15, bleeding from their mouths and rectums in the forest near Panggong village, in Aceh Jaya district, on Wednesday (Oct 14), local conservation agency chief Genman Suhefti Hasibuan told Agence France-Presse.



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Beloved Elephant Yongki Killed by Ivory Poachers, Sparks Outrage

2015-09-29 - Lampung, Indonesia

According to AFP, it€s suspected that Yongki, a 35-year-old Sumatran elephant who helped patrol Indonesian jungles, died of poisoning at the hands of poachers. His maimed and bloodied body was found nearby a camp at the Bukit Barisan Selatan National Park where he had lived.



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In this photograph taken on August 29, 2014, a mahout for the elephant patrol unit run by Leuser International Foundation prepares his Sumatran elephant for a patrol in Langkat District, North Sumatra Province, located near the Leuser ecosystem forest co

Endangered Sumatran elephant found butchered, tusks missing

2015-04-15 - Aceh, Indonesia

A Sumatran elephant has been found shot dead in Indonesia with its tusks removed and its head badly mutilated, an official said Wednesday, the latest suspected attack by poachers on the critically-endangered animals. The carcass of the male elephant, aged around 20, was found Monday in a forest in Aceh province, on western Sumatra island, local conservation agency chief Genman Suhefti Hasibuan told AFP.



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Sumatran Elephant Found Dead in Riau

2014-06-27 - Riau, Indonesia

A wild Sumatran elephant was found dead in a village in Riau, allegedly hunted and killed for its tusks, according to Antara. The elephant was found dead in Lubuk Kembang Bunga village in Pelalawan district last week. The elephant was part of a herd from Tesso Nilo National Park (TNTN). This case adds to the long list of elephant deaths in Riau due to hunting and conflict with humans. Forty-five elephants have died in Sumatra since 2012.



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Can drone technology save the Sumatran elephant?
2016-11-23-Kota kinabalu
Killing jumbo a step backwards
2015-11-18-Aceh
Rare Sumatran elephant found dead in Aceh
2015-11-13-Aceh
Elephant dies as conflict with humans intensifies
2015-11-11-Riau
Elephants in Indonesia being trained to help fight forest fires
2015-11-07-Lampung
Elephant hospital set up in Way Kambas Lampung
2015-10-15-Banda aceh
Two rare Sumatran elephants found dead in Indonesia, poison suspected: official
2015-09-29-Lampung
Beloved Elephant Yongki Killed by Ivory Poachers, Sparks Outrage
2015-04-15-Aceh
Endangered Sumatran elephant found butchered, tusks missing
2014-06-27-Riau
Sumatran Elephant Found Dead in Riau
2014-05-01-Aceh
Police apprehend elephant-killers in Sumatra
2014-02-05-Surabaya
Row brewing over Indonesia"s "death zoo"
2014-02-04-Jakarta
Jokowi to name elephant calves in Raguna zoo
2013-10-04-Kinabatangan
Resort provides 160 acres for Bornean elephants
2013-09-16-Sangiran dome
Fossils Shed Light on Sangiran Hunters