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Sun sets over the Gorongosa National Park

2020-08-20 - Beira, Mozambique. Jacob Dykes

Three elephants, two buffalo, seven hippos and a few hundred antelope – that’s all that could be spotted in Gorongosa National Park, Mozambique in 1997, when a violent civil war spanning two decades had swept through the nation, imperilling humans and wildlife alike. Left denuded and depleted of wildlife following a decades-long civil war, the Gorongosa National Park in Mozambique has reinvigorated its biodiversity through a trophic rewilding programme.


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Six Elephant Poachers Caught in Mozambique Reserve

2014-09-10 - MARRUPA, Mozambique.

Six suspected poachers were arrested in Marrupa on Sunday in a joint operation conducted by the Mecula District police, Luwire scouts and Niassa National Reserve Wildlife Conservation Society scouts. The arrests were the result of a 10-month investigation informed by crucial on-the-ground intelligence about their activities in the Niassa National Reserve, according to the Wildlife Conservation Society, based in New York City. The Wildlife Conservation Society has been co-managing the Niassa Nat...


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Scary close encounter as elephant rolls bakkie, breaks part of tusk

2013-11-06 - Maputo, Mozambique.

A man, who wants to remain anonymous, sustained light injuries when the elephant cow attacked his large 4x4 bakkie. He was alone in the bakkie when he visited the reserve on October 16. A cow in the herd lifted her trunk, flapped her ears and then approached his bakkie. She got so close that she scraped past his passenger side door. In an attempt to frighten them off, the panicky man decided to give the elephants an earful by pressing the vehicle’s hooter.


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Thai custom officials display seized ivory tusks during a news conference at the customs office of Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok.

Mozambique"s elephants risk obliteration

2013-04-27 - Maputu, Mozambique.

Mozambique´s elephant population risks being obliterated within a decade unless tight anti-poaching measures are introduced, conservationists have warned. The alarming scale of the poaching problem has become increasingly apparent, with an aerial survey of the north of the country in 2011 tallying 2,667 elephant carcasses in the vast Niassa reserve alone.


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Mozambique: North Korean Caught Smuggling Ivory

2012-10-12 - Maputo, Mozambique.

The Mozambican customs service on Thursday seized 130 items of carved ivory, valued at about 36,000 US dollars, that a North Korean citizen named Jong Guk Kim was attempting to smuggle out of the country. According to a press release from the Mozambican tax authority (AT), Jong was returning to Korea, via South Africa, and had already checked in for his flight, when customs officers intercepted him in the departure lounge of Maputo International Airport, and demanded that he open his hand baggag...


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77 elephants killed in Mozambique reserve

2011-12-30 - Maputo, Mozambique.

Poachers have killed 77 elephants in a Niassa Game Reserve in northern Mozambique this year, Xinhua reported Thursday. Poachers, reportedly from Malawi, Zambia, Tanzania and Mozambique, have also cut trees indiscriminately in the reserve, the local media reported. The provincial authorities have intensified operations to nab the criminals.


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Poachers slaughter elephants in Niassa

2011-11-04 - Niassa, Mozambique.

So far this year, poachers have killed at least 52 elephants in the Niassa Reserve, in the far north of Mozambique, according to a report in Wednesday’s issue of the Beira daily paper “Diario de Mocambique”. Last year, the poachers, many of whom have crossed the border from Tanzania, killed 72 elephants in the reserve. Usually, the poachers hack off the tusks, and leave the elephants’ bodies to rot in the bush.


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Mozambique: Poachers Kill 12 Elephants in Quirimbas Park

2011-09-20 - Maputo, Mozambique.

Poachers have killed at least 12 elephants in the space of a week in the Quirimbas National Park (PNQ), in the northern Mozambican province of Cabo Delgado. The PNQ is a fully protected area covering around 7,500 square kilometres. It consists of the islands of the Quirimbas archipelago, and a large stretch of mainland bush and forest.


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SA elephants "create panic" in Moz

2008-09-26 - Maputo, Mozambique.

An unspecified number of elephants which escaped from South Africa's Kruger Park are creating panic and destroying crops in Mozambique's poor districts of Moamba and Magude, reported the daily Noticias on Friday. The paper said on its online edition that the elephants were invading the local farmers' gardens, destroying winter crops. Xavier Mendonca, Moamba district director for economic activities, was quoted by the paper as saying officers from the wildlife and forestry services had been instr...


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This handout picture by the Zoological Society of San Diego shows a mother and a baby elephant, 11 September 2007. The Mozambican government on Monday authorised soldiers to gun down wild animals who are seen as a threat to human beings after a new repor

Mozambique army puts elephants in sights

2007-09-18 - Maputu, Mozambique.

The Mozambican government on Monday authorised soldiers to gun down wild animals who are seen as a threat to human beings after a new report highlighted an increase in the number of deadly attacks. The number of people killed by wild animals keeps increasing, said the government-sponsored report which found that around 300 people had been killed in the last decade. Elephants and crocodiles were responsible for most of these deaths, said government spokesman Luis Covane. The government has theref...


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MAPUTO ELEPHANT RESERVE RE-COUNT 21st July-26th July 2004

2004-07-26 - Maputo, Mozambique. Joe Holmes, University of Pretoria

The initial count was done in October 2002 for CERU, the Conservation Ecology Research Unit of the University of Pretoria. We received a request from Dr Tim Jackson in the early part of this year to do a follow up count to enable comparisons to be drawn.


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Gorongosa National Park receives 500 elephants from Botswana

2004-06-28 - Maputo, Mozambique. Agencia de Informacao de Mocambique

The Gorongosa National Park, in the central Mozambican province of Sofala, is to receive 500 elephants from Botswana, during the second half of this year, as part of its restocking programme, reports Monday's issue of the Maputo daily "Noticias".


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12 Headlines about Elephants from Mozambique2020-08-20 - Beira, Mozambique - 2014-09-10 - MARRUPA, Mozambique - Six Elephant Poachers Caught in Mozambique Reserve 2013-11-06 - Maputo, Mozambique - Scary close encounter as elephant rolls bakkie, breaks part of tusk 2013-04-27 - Maputu, Mozambique - Mozambique"s elephants risk obliteration 2012-10-12 - Maputo, Mozambique - Mozambique: North Korean Caught Smuggling Ivory 2011-12-30 - Maputo, Mozambique - 77 elephants killed in Mozambique reserve 2011-11-04 - Niassa, Mozambique - Poachers slaughter elephants in Niassa 2011-09-20 - Maputo, Mozambique - Mozambique: Poachers Kill 12 Elephants in Quirimbas Park 2008-09-26 - Maputo, Mozambique - SA elephants "create panic" in Moz 2007-09-18 - Maputu, Mozambique - Mozambique army puts elephants in sights 2004-07-26 - Maputo, Mozambique - MAPUTO ELEPHANT RESERVE RE-COUNT 21st July-26th July 2004 2004-06-28 - Maputo, Mozambique - Gorongosa National Park receives 500 elephants from Botswana

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A sad message: The scientist and elephant researcher Ajay Desai passes away in Belagavi

2020-11-21 - , India.

Field biologist and wildlife conservation expert Ajay Adrushyappa Desai passed away in Belagavi on Thursday night. He was 62. Family sources said he suffered a heart attack in his sleep. Mr. Desai is ...


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Animal rights group urges court to recognize Bronx Zoo elephant as person

2020-11-19 - Bronx, United States.

Happy the elephant was the center of attention in court Thursday when five state appellate judges debated whether the beloved Bronx Zoo mammal should be recognized as a person. However, the judges wer...


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Peshawar Zoo authorities move court seeking permission to import elephants

2020-11-16 - Peshawar, Pakistan.

The authorities of the Peshawar Zoo have approached the Supreme Court seeking permission to import a pair of elephants from Zimbabwe. A three-member bench, headed by Justice Mushir Alam, has issued no...


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Juno the Elephant will undergo surgery to remove tumor no longer responding to chemo

2020-11-13 - El Paso, United States.

One of the El Paso Zoo’s Asian elephants, Juno, will undergo her seventh cancer treatment this week. In October 2016, Juno was diagnosed with a malignant mass in her right mammary gland, commonly kn...


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Elephant Sunder gets a treat at end of musth

2020-11-13 - Bangalore, India.

20-year-old male elephant Sunder was treated to seasonal enrichment to mark the completion of its four-month-long musth period at the Bannerghatta Biological Park here on Thursday. Vanashree Vipin Sin...


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The elephant, named Nga-Sun, was found collapsed on a palm plantation by villagers in Rayong province last month

Elephant shot fifteen times dies in agony after succumbing to its wounds in Thailand

2020-11-12 - Rayong, Thailand.

The elephant, named Nga-Sun, was found collapsed on a palm plantation by villagers in Rayong province last month. Vets from the local wildlife team identified gunshot wounds across the animal's buttoc...


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Lost elephant calf in Malbazar sent to rescue hub

2020-11-11 - Jalpaiguri, India.

An elephant calf was rescued from near the New Mal railway station in Malbazar subdivision of Jalpaiguri on Tuesday. Soon, a team from the Malbazar wildlife squad arrived and intercepted the calf. The...


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Cambodia Ministry says Asian elephants face threat

2020-11-10 - Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Soth Koemsoeun

Ministry of Environment spokesman Neth Pheaktra said the Asian elephant is being severely threatened in world sanctuaries. Airavata Elephant Foundation president Chenda Clais said on November 10 that ...


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Sreekutty the elephant had a jumbo birthday bash, these adorable pictures are proof

2020-11-09 - Kottoor, India.

Sreekutty was brought to the Kappukadu elephant rehabilitation centre on November 8, 2019. Staying in the Kappukadu elephant rehabilitation center in Kerala, the calf turned a year old on November 8. ...


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Uttarakhand weighs denotifying elephant reserve

2020-11-09 - Dehradun, India.

The Uttarakhand government is considering denotifying the Shivalik Elephant Reserve. A senior forest department official told The Indian Express, “The state wildlife board will discuss this. That ar...


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Nepalese Mahout killed in elephant attack

2020-11-08 - Nawalapur, Nepal.

A mahout has died when an elephant attacked him while grazing it inside the Chitwan National Park. The deceased is 36-year-old Hansaraj Kunmar Dhami of Chandranigahapur, Rautahat. He had been currentl...


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Five men trying to sell elephant tusks caught on Food Street

2020-11-08 - Bengaluru, India.

HM Chaitanya Swamy, DHNS, Bengaluru, NOV 08 2020, 01:34 ISTUPDATED: NOV 08 2020, 01:56 IST Police have arrested a five-member gang from Tamil Nadu that allegedly tried to sell elephant tusks on Food S...


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849 wild elephants died in Kerala forests from 2009 to 2019. The death rate of wild elephants in Kerala is high, reveals statistics shared by the forest department.

2020-11-07 - Palakkad, India.

The death rate of wild elephants in Kerala is high, reveals statistics shared by the forest department. As per the 2018 census, the wild elephant population in the state is 5,706. The death rate is h...


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Electric fence on the Indo-Nepal border puts migrating elephants and humans at risk

2020-11-06 - Naxalbari, India. AVIJAN SAHA, SAHANA GHOSH

Elephants in north West Bengal, would earlier cross the Mechi river along the Indo-Nepal border, over to Nepal, along a regular route identified as the Mahananda-Kolabari elephant corridor.
In ...


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NBC 7’s Dagmar Midcap traveled to Kenya to document efforts being made to save and protect elephants

2020-11-06 - Sereolipi, Kenya.

Nestled in the foothills of Samburu County in northern Kenya is Africa’s first community-owned elephant orphanage. This magical place of healing and hope is named Reteti Elephant Sanctuary. Reteti r...


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Kerala is all set to become home of world’s largest elephant care-and-cure facility

2020-11-06 - Kottoor, India.

With upgradation in progress, the centre will later on have around 50 elephants including the existing 16 elephants. The upgraded centre will have a veterinary hospital equipped with special facilitie...


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Tusker Vallabhan of Malayinkeezhu Sreekrishnaswamy Temple

Vallabhan waiting for tusk trimming with 1.5 metre long tusks

2020-11-06 - Malayinkeezhu, India.

Tusker Vallabhan of Malayinkeezhu Sreekrishnaswamy Temple is struggling to hold his head high literally after the tusks grew longer and heavier. He is unable to take food due to the long tusks and is ...


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Corruption of some wildlife officers and undue political and other interference are major challenges to overcome the illegal capture and domestic trade of wild elephants in Sri Lanka, a recent study has highlighted.

Report on illegal capture, trade of wild elephants in Sri Lanka

2020-11-06 - Colombo, Sri Lanka.

The research team observed that the last elephant birth in captivity was recorded in 1994. “However, the report submitted to the Magistrate’s Court by the Wildlife Conservation Department (DWC) Di...


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New $84 million elephant sanctuary to be developed at Victorias Werribee Zoo

2020-11-04 - Werribee, Australia.

Victoria’s Werribee Open Range Zoo is set to receive $84 million funding to develop a new elephant sanctuary. Announced yesterday by Victorian Environment Minister Lily D’Ambrosio, the $84 million...


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Forest department officials examine the carcass of the elephant which died in Bandipur Tiger Reserve on Tuesday

Tusker dies while trying to cross over rail barricade

2020-11-04 - Bengaluru, India.

A tusker died while trying to return to the forest after raiding crops in Bandipur Tiger Reserve (BTR) on Tuesday morning. The incident came to light when a patrolling team saw the sight of the jumbo ...


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