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Two police officers, businessman jailed for wildlife crime, Malawi sets history

Some of the ivory

2016-11-24 - , Malawi.

Wildlife crime history was set in Malawi today with not one but two unprecedented court rulings – the first ever conviction of an individual dealing in rhino horn and, in a separate case, the first ever policemen to be convicted for wildlife trafficking.


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2 Chinese held in Malawi for forex, ivory smuggling | Malawi news, Malawi - NyasaTimes breaking online news source from Malawi

2013-01-13 - Lilongwe, Malawi.

Two Chinese national haves been arrested at Kamuzu International Airport (KIA) in Lilongwe for attempting to smuggle foreign currency and ivory, Malawi Police said on Wednesday. Police Spokesperson Rhoda Manjolo identified the two Chinese nationals as Bing Tang and MShinxin Wang. The two, who were working as engineers on the recently inaugurated Karonga/Chitipa road, had close to US$100,000 and MK130, 00, according to police.


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Elephant calf raised by woman in Malawi dies

2012-11-13 - LILONGWE, Malawi.

An elephant calf that was separated from his herd and raised by a human "mother" for months in Malawi has died. Jenny Webb, who raised the calf, said it died Monday night "in her arms." She said the elephant had been sick with colic and diarrhea. In February, Webb adopted the elephant, which had been named Moses after being found in the grasses of a riverbed by game rangers at Vwazi Wildlife Reserve in northern Malawi.


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Mangochi elephants kill 70-year-old man

2008-08-13 - Mangochi, Malawi. Emelyn Nyoni

A 70-year-old Mangochi man died on the spot after five marauding elephants trampled upon him last week. Officer-in-Charge of Lake Malawi National Park Samuel Nyanyale confirmed the development saying the old man met his fate as he fetched firewood along the Phirilongwe Forest Reserve in the district. The deceased, Lester Kamacho from Thera Village, Traditional Authority Mponda in the district, was all by himself in the forest when he encountered the elephants around 5.00pm on Friday.


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Jumbo job for eco-tourists on £4,500 holiday ... catching and moving elephants hundreds of miles to African sanctuary

2008-05-30 - Majete Wildlife Reserve , Malawi.

Are you the kind of tourist whose choice of holiday destination is affected by the size of your carbon footprint? If so then step into the largest footprints you'll find on earth and help the elephant translocation project in Malawi this June. In a new twist on eco-tourism, visitors are being offered the chance to help capture and move 70 elephants from Malawi's Liwonde National Park and Mangochi district and help re-stock the Majete Wildlife Reserve in southern Malawi.


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Elephants kill 2 in Dowa

2008-04-29 - Dowa, Malawi. DICKSON KASHOTI

Elephants have killed two people in Dowa leaving another person critically injured and battling with life at Dowa District Hospital. The development has forced the Department of National Parks and Wildlife officials to reinforce its manpower in the affected areas. Dowa Police publicist Kondwani Kandiado confirmed the death of 16-year-old Benjamin Chimphale from Kaphadzira Village and Nachisale Nkhondokunjira from Kasungudzula Village, both from Chief Chiwele’s area where the elephants run riot...


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Poachers jailed three years each

2008-03-10 - Kasungu, Malawi. WANANGWA TEMBO

KASUNGU Magistrate Court last week ordered two men to pay a fine of K60,000 each or in default serve three years imprisonment for poaching in Kasungu National Park. Fole Nkhoma, 27, and Vuntani Zintambira, 24, both from T/A Chulu in Kasungu were arrested late last month together with 16 other people for killing a lone antelope whose value was put at K60,000. Kasungu Police spokesman Andrew Gada said they arrested the 18 people in a joint operation with Wild Life officials late last month.


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Rampaging elephants kill one in Mangochi

2008-03-06 - Mangochi, Malawi.

Communities along the lakeshore district of Mangochi, particularly in the areas of Chiefs Mpondasi and Nankumba, are living in great fear following the elephants that have gone on rampage there. However, authorities have said there is nothing they can do at the moment until June when the animals would be moved to Majete Wildlife Reserve in Chikwawa district. The animals are from Phirilongwe Forest Reserve. On Tuesday, an elephant killed 26-year-old man, Fanuel Monja, from Chigundo Village in Chi...


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Elephant kills "brave" Malawi woman

2007-12-27 - Mangochi, Malawi.

A woman, who thought could save her maize and other farm produce by confronting and scaring away the marauding elephants, only ended up cutting short her own life. 35-year-old Alausi Missi, from the lakeshore district of Mangochi, has died after a looting elephant trampled one her last week, police and close sources have confirmed the incident. The woman heard an elephant was in her maize garden early in the morning so she set off to the field, which was about a kilometer away from her home, Ric...


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Game scouts drive elephants back

2007-06-04 - Kasungu, Malawi.

Twenty-one armed game scouts have finally driven over 40 herds of elephants back into Kasungu National Park, about a month after Kasungu District Assembly put the district on high alert. The situation was now back to normal and people should now be able to do their daily business without any fear.


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Majete wildlife reserve in Malawi to receive 70 African elephants

2006-07-01 - Lilongwe, Malawi. Charles Mkoka

Patricio Ndadzela, coordinator for African Parks Foundation (APF), confirmed last week that the elephant translocation from the Liwonde National Park to the Majete wildlife reserve will take place. Majete used to have a population of over 300 elephants in the 1980s but they were all wiped out following the influx of firearms and AK 47s in particular from across the border in neighboring Mozambique during the 16 year civil war in the that country.


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British Army Imparts Anti-Poaching Skills to KU Game Rangers

2005-08-01 - Lilongwe, Malawi. Chikondi Chiyembekeza

The British Army is helping in giving anti-poaching skills to Game Rangers at the Kasungu National Park. Secretary for Defence, James Kalilangwe said the exercise would go a long way in saving the number of game in the park, numbers of which have been declining over the past years. Of all the game, elephants have suffered the most due to poachers who regularly invade the park.



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12 Headlines about Elephants from Malawi2016-11-24 - , Malawi - Two police officers, businessman jailed for wildlife crime, Malawi sets history 2013-01-13 - Lilongwe, Malawi - 2 Chinese held in Malawi for forex, ivory smuggling | Malawi news, Malawi - NyasaTimes breaking online news source from Malawi 2012-11-13 - LILONGWE, Malawi - Elephant calf raised by woman in Malawi dies 2008-08-13 - Mangochi, Malawi - Mangochi elephants kill 70-year-old man 2008-05-30 - Majete Wildlife Reserve , Malawi - Jumbo job for eco-tourists on £4,500 holiday ... catching and moving elephants hundreds of miles to African sanctuary 2008-04-29 - Dowa, Malawi - Elephants kill 2 in Dowa 2008-03-10 - Kasungu, Malawi - Poachers jailed three years each 2008-03-06 - Mangochi, Malawi - Rampaging elephants kill one in Mangochi 2007-12-27 - Mangochi, Malawi - Elephant kills "brave" Malawi woman 2007-06-04 - Kasungu, Malawi - Game scouts drive elephants back 2006-07-01 - Lilongwe, Malawi - Majete wildlife reserve in Malawi to receive 70 African elephants 2005-08-01 - Lilongwe, Malawi - British Army Imparts Anti-Poaching Skills to KU Game Rangers

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Second oldest camp elephant dies in Tamil Nadu

2022-04-27 - Pollachi, India.

Vijayalakshmi, the second oldest camp elephant of the Tamil forest department, died at the age of 71 in the Kozhikamuthi elephant camp in the Anaimalai Tiger Reserve (ATR) on Wednesday afternoon. The ...


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3rd Asian Elephant Range States Meeting to be held in Nepal

2022-04-27 - Kathmandu, Nepal.

The 3rd Asian Elephant Range States Meeting (AsERSM) will be held in Nepal from April 27. The sole purpose of the meeting is to secure the future of Asian elephants. Delegates from all 13 Asian Elepha...


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Coming Up Trunks: Elephant Superstud Shows Off His Strength

2022-04-25 - Basel, Switzerland.

African bull elephant Tusker, who sired 13 calves at his previous zoo homes, has become a star attraction at Switzerland's Basel Zoo; not for fatherhood, but for his baffling skills in balancing huge ...


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Jawed Karim Posted the First-Ever video on YouTube 17 years ago

2022-04-25 - San Diego, United States.

On 24th April, 17 years ago, a 25-year-old man named Jawed Karim posted the first-ever video on YouTube, launching a service that has since grown to become the go-to hub for video streaming. The low-r...


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Two male elephants from a well-known wildlife sanctuary in Hazyview die while under sedation

2022-04-25 - Nelspruit, South Africa.

Two elephants, Kasper and Kitso, died while under sedation during relocation efforts from the Lowveld to Kleinmond Wildlife Sanctuary (KWS) in the Western Cape on April 23. According to the owner and ...


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No, Viral Video Does Not Show Muslim Man Attempting To Feed Meat To Elephant

2022-04-22 - Malappuram, India.

The viral video was shared with the claim that the Muslim man from Kerela attempted to provide the elephant with meat to consume. Social media users mocking alleged that it was an attempt to convert t...


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Twin elephant calves born in Bandipur saved from drowning moments after birth

2022-04-21 - , India.

Ramesh Kumar, Director, Bandipur Tiger Reserve, said a few tourists on a safari and staff saw a pregnant elephant near the old reception centre. As the safari van waited, the elephant heaved itself an...


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UP: Dudhwa to get own elephant reserve

2022-04-17 - , India.

Dudhwa would soon have its own dedicated elephant reserve named as Terai Elephant Reserve (TER). The proposed Terai Elephant Reserve in Dudhwa would comprise Pilibhit Tiger Reserve (800 sq kms), Dudhw...


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Experts begin treatment of aged elephant at ATR camp

2022-04-17 - , India.

Four veterinary experts have started treatment of Vijayalakshmi, a 72-year-old female elephant housed at the Kozhikamuthi elephant camp in the Anamalai Tiger Reserve, which has been suffering from dig...


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Adjustments to elephant conservation plan approved

2022-04-16 - , Vietnam.

Deputy Prime Minister Le Van Thanh has approved adjustments to an elephant conservation plan in Vietnam that was previously signed off for 2013-2020. Under the decision, the scheme will be implemented...


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Elephant Keeper

2022-04-16 - Austin, United States.

Austin, Texas-based activist filmmaker Kate Kirby’s documentary explores the relationship between a mahout and the 60-year-old elephant he tends at a Laotian elephant conservation center.


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More escort elephants must not be allowed at temple festivals: High Court

2022-04-15 - Kochi, India.

The High Court has directed that the government\'s order not to allow more escort elephants than existing ones must be complied with in festivals and other functions at temples under the Travancore De...


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elephant handler is grabbed by the scruff of the neck and forced to kneel at an elephant’s feet after repeatedly beating the animal in the head with a sharp hook in Thailand

2022-04-14 - Ayutthaya, Thailand.

The keeper Peerapat, 18, pierced Chan's thick leathery skin with the bullhook and caused the elephant so much pain that his legs collapsed. Chan Chao is now being treated by local vets with deep cuts ...


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Botswana to translocate 500 elephants to Mozambique

2022-04-14 - Gaborone, Botswana.

Two years after pledging 500 elephants to Mozambique as a gift, Botswana says the animals are set to be translocated in the near future. This was revealed by President Mokgweetsi Masisi during a three...


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Belfast Zoo elephants set to be rehomed at new facility

2022-04-13 - Belfast, United Kingdom.

Two much loved elephants at Belfast Zoo are to leave for a new home the City Council has confirmed on Wednesday. Asian elephants Dunja and Yheeto – both in their 40s - are among the largest resident...


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Elephant kills Colombian researcher in Uganda

2022-04-12 - Fort Portal, Uganda.

A Colombian researcher has died after being trampled on by an elephant in Uganda's Kibale National Park. Ramirez Amaya Sebastian, who is based at a university in the US, had been carrying out a routin...


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Elephant tramples mahout to death in Thiruvananthapuram

2022-04-11 - Thiruvananthapuram, India.

A mahout was trampled to death by an elephant that ran amok on Monday at Mukkukada near Navayikkulam in Kerala's Thiruvananthapuram district. Unni, a native of Vellannoor, was killed by the elephant w...


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Accident in Prague Zoo"s "Elephant Valley" seriously injures breeder

2022-04-11 - Prague, Czech Republic. Raymond Johnston

A Prague Zoo employee was injured by an elephant over the weekend. The 31-year-old zoo employee had to be taken to the hospital for injuries to her pelvis, chest, and arm. The incident took place earl...


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Elephant count in Tamil Nadu rose by 800 in five years

2022-04-10 - COIMBATORE, India.

xperts from the Forest College and Research Institute in Mettupalayam have told a committee constituted to probe the reasons for the death of wild elephants, especially young ones, over the past year ...


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A film on Malasar tribes of Anamalai

2022-04-08 - Pollachi, India.

Malasar, a six-minute conservation film, narrated by actor Nasser, shows not just the sacred bond between elephants and the Malasar tribes of the Anamalai Hills but also the need to protect the tribes...


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