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West Africa"s newest zoo reopens its doors in Mali capital

2013-10-05 - Bamako, Mali

The six-hectare zoo - small compared with European counterparts - is home to three lions, a small elephant and baboons among the 100 animal species, which also includes 12 breeds of birds, such as white egrets and ostriches, and 58 varieties of fish.



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Violence in Mali Threatening Survival of Endangered Elephants

2012-12-15 - Gourma , Mali

A two-year study, to appear in January´s edition of Biological Conservation, tracked the elephants´ migration with Global Positioning System (GPS) collars. Its findings advance conservation efforts for the animals, which are facing increased armed conflict in Mali between government forces and Touareg rebels.



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Malians mobilise to protect dwindling elephant population

2010-07-05 - Banzena, Mali

Ali Ag Rhissa, a young Touareg nomad, sits in his tent, his gun ready, on the frontline of one of Mali´s battles, protecting its majestic but dwindling herds of desert elephants. Faced with the dual threat of drought and poachers, the elephant population has almost halved in recent decades.



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MALI: Saving elephants, saving communities

2008-08-29 - Bamako, Mali

Implementers of an international project to help endangered elephants in Mali want to prove that by doing so, they can also help local communities adapt to climate change in the Sahel. The Malian government lists elephants in Gourma in the countrys far desert north as highly endangered. A drought in the 1970s killed most of the countrys elephants leading the population to dwindle from several thousand down to 350. Often seen near Lake Banzena, about 400 kilometres south of Gao, these elephants h...



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African Elephant Countries Strategize to Thwart Poaching

2008-02-06 - Bamako, Mali

Elephant conservation and anti-ivory trade initiatives are the focus of a meeting that opened today here with delegates from 17 African elephant range states. Organizers say there is potential for the formation of a coalition of like-minded states that will work towards strengthening elephant conservation. The gathering is hosted by the governments of Mali and Kenya and facilitated by the International Fund for Animal Welfare, IFAW. The meeting grew out of an informal agreement last June at the ...



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5 Headlines about Elephants from Mali2013-10-05 - Bamako, Mali - West Africa"s newest zoo reopens its doors in Mali capital 2012-12-15 - Gourma , Mali - Violence in Mali Threatening Survival of Endangered Elephants 2010-07-05 - Banzena, Mali - Malians mobilise to protect dwindling elephant population 2008-08-29 - Bamako, Mali - MALI: Saving elephants, saving communities 2008-02-06 - Bamako, Mali - African Elephant Countries Strategize to Thwart Poaching


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2013-10-05-Bamako
West Africa"s newest zoo reopens its doors in Mali capital
2012-12-15-Gourma
Violence in Mali Threatening Survival of Endangered Elephants
2010-07-05-Banzena
Malians mobilise to protect dwindling elephant population
2008-08-29-Bamako
MALI: Saving elephants, saving communities
2008-02-06-Bamako
African Elephant Countries Strategize to Thwart Poaching