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

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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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Third baby elephant of the year born at Pattaya garden

2022-09-29 - Pattaya, Thailand.

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The third baby elephant of the year has been born at a botanical garden in Pattaya. The Nong Nooch Gardens Pattaya welcomed the new little member, named “Ply Poa Jai” wi...


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Iconic elephant ‘Bandula’ dies at Dehiwala Zoo

2022-09-23 - Colombo, Sri Lanka.

‘Bandula’, the elephant found at the National Zoological Garden in Dehiwala is reported to have passed away today. According to reports, the elephant had suddenly fallen ill and had collapsed twic...


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Nepal: Koshi Tappu, CNP welcome baby elephant same day

2022-08-29 - Katmandu, Nepal.

The elephant named Loktantra Kali at the Koshi Tappu gave birth to a female calf while Saraswoti Kali at the CNP delivered a male calf on Sunday. Nepal is presently home to around 225 indigenous eleph...


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Vietnam strives to conserve elephants

2022-08-21 - Hanoi, Vietnam.

A national action plan on elephant conservation in Vietnam for 2023-2032 with a vision for 2050 is being developed. According to the summary report of the General Department of Forestry, the number of...


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Elephant owner and elephant killed by landmine explosion at the border of Sagaing Region and Kachin State

Sheldon Hooper, 27, was charged and killed by a large elephant at a safari park

2022-08-21 - Indawgyi, Myanmar.

The owner of the elephant and the elephant were killed when a landmine exploded at the border of Sagaing Region and Kachin State on August 15 according to sources. They stepped on the landmine when a ...


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Notorious poacher who trafficked in ivory, rhino horns jailed five years

2022-08-20 - Toronto, Canada.

Moazu Kromah, 49, made millions of dollars poaching and trafficking elephant tusks and rhino horns from endangered animals and was ordered caged Thursday in New York. Kromah and two confederates were ...


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Elephant in Thailand rips keeper in half after being overworked in hot weather

2022-08-20 - Khuekkhak, Thailand. Lean Jinghui

An elephant in Thailand has reportedly ripped its mahout (elephant rider or keeper) in half after being overworked. According to The Thaiger, the incident happened at a rubber plantation in the Phang ...


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India sees more deadly elephant attacks as habitats shrink

2022-08-19 - New Delhi, India.

Elephant-human conflicts have been on the rise in India as a result of habitat loss, and experts say such conflicts could get worse unless forested areas are protected and migration corridors restored...


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Howdah elephant Abhimanyu starts carrying 300-kg sand bags

2022-08-18 - Mysore, India.

A week after embarking on a practice walk on Jamboo Savari route, howdah elephant Abhimanyu entered the second phase of training on Thursday. The 300-kg sand bags were mounted on Abhimanyu after perfo...


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Karachi elephants to receive German dental treatment

2022-08-16 - Karachi, Pakistan.

Global organisation, Four Paws have sent their veterinarian doctors to Karachi for the treatment of elephants. The team of four doctors have arrived in Pakistan to treat four female elephants- two of ...


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Andhra Pradesh: ‘Kumkis’ add a dash of grandeur to I-Day celebrations in Chittoor - Jayanth and Vinayak served the Forest Department for more than two decades

Forest staff performing puja to kumkis Jayanth and Vinayak at Naniyala camp at Ramakuppam in Chittoor district.

2022-08-15 - Chittoor, India.

Jayanth (65) and Vinayak (52) are kumkis (trained elephants), faithfully serving the Forest Department in Chittoor district for more than two decades. Housed at the Naniyala forest camp in the Koundin...


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Dudhwa Tiger Reserve mahouts will now record their experiences to help understand elephants better

2022-08-14 - Lakhimpur Kheri, India.

Chief conservator of forests and field director, Sanjay Kumar Pathak has decided to document the experiences of these veteran mahouts so that not only the park authorities but other mahouts also benef...


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Mastodon bones discovered during West Michigan road project work

2022-08-12 - Grand Rapids, United States.

Several people are working to unearth mastodon bones in a West Michigan field after they were discovered during a road construction project. The bones are expected to be donated to the Grand Rapids Pu...


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Meet the mahouts at Theppakadu camp in Mudumalai who have transformed the lives of their elephants

Wasim, the star kumki, with his mahout Eswaran

2022-08-11 - Theppakadu, India.

Wasim’s trunk pauses midair as he reaches for a bamboo shoot. His mahout, M Eswaran, calls out a command from a distance and in a split second, the elephant changes course. The shoot is far from his...


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Myanmar: Elephant gives birth to rare white calf in Rhakine

2022-08-08 - Rhakine, Myanmar. Team Udayadani

A rare white elephant took birth in western Myanmar. The white elephant was born last month in western Rakhine state and currently weighs 180 pounds (80 kilograms) and its height is 2.5 feet (70 centi...


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A haven for retired elephants

Visitors up close with the elephants.

2022-07-18 - Siem Reap, Cambodia.

Travelling north from Siem Reap city on National Road 64 for about 90 minutes you will reach a wooden bridge that will take you to the headquarters of the Kulen Elephant Forest Sanctuary, the home of ...


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Madhya Pradesh: Elephant held captive in chains after killing its mahout at Panna Tiger Reserve

2022-07-10 - Panna, India.

A 55-year-old elephant is held captive in chains and shackels in the Panna Tiger Reserve after the elephant brutally killed its mahout Budhram Rotiya on Monday, said an official. Ever since its arriva...


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Dasara elephants may be finalised by July 30

2022-07-08 - Mysore, India.

The Forest Department will initiate the process of identifying elephants for Mysuru Dasara-2022 from July 15 onwards and the jumbos for the finale is likely to be finalised by July 30, ahead of the Da...


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Scientists have brought 28,000-year-old woolly mammoth cells back to life.

2022-05-26 - Higashiosaka, Japan. Jackson White

During a remarkable scientific experiment, cells from a woolly mammoth that died over 28,000 years ago began displaying “signs of life.” The cells from the 28,000-year-old specimen began to displa...


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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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