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Chinese nabbed with elephant tusks

2016-12-09 - Windhoek, Namibia.

Two Chinese nationals were detained yesterday after they allegedly attempted to smuggle elephant tusks that were cut into small pieces and stuffed into instant coffee tins. The two suspects were on their way to Hosea Kutako International Airport (HKIA). HKIA was recently in the news after another Chinese national was caught with 18 rhino horns worth almost N$7 million by the Hawks in South Africa after he was let through though the airport scanners in Namibia had detected the illegal exports.


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Namibia: School Principal Charged With Elephant Poaching

2016-10-27 - Windhoek , Namibia.

The recent arrest of the 52-year-old school principal of Simataa Senior Secondary School in Linyanti Constituency in the Zambezi Region, who was among a group of suspecs accused of running a syndicate that poaches elephants for their coveted ivory, has set tongues wagging at the school where the principal was regarded as a respected elder and a man of high moral values and ethics.


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Namibia: Police Seize Elephant Tusks, and Croc and Cheetah Skins

2015-11-13 - Windhoek, Namibia.

Members of the police in Kavango East Region have confiscated three crocodile skins, six elephant tusks, one cheetah skin and one skin of a honey badger from various suspects. On Tuesday, two Zambian nationals, a male and a female, were arrested by the police at Kangongo village in Mukwe in Kavango East Region for possession of controlled game products.


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5 arrested for possessing elephant tusks in Namibia

2015-04-20 - Kavango, Namibia.

Police in Namibia said on Monday that they have arrested five men for possessing nine elephants tusks, a few days after reports that more than 11 elephants have been killed by poachers in the country this year. The arrested are two Namibians, one Angolan and two Tswanas, police said.


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Elephant poached in Bwabwata

2015-04-09 - Windhoek, Namibia.

An elephant was found dead at Muit’jiku village of Kavango East in the Buffalo core area of Bwabwata West last Friday. Muit’jiku is located in Bwabwata West National Park in Mukwe Constituency in Kavango East.
The elephant carcass was allegedly found by villagers who then informed the police at Divundu. It was discovered on Friday morning at about 06h00 and was believed to have been poached. An initial police investigation found two gunshot entry and exit wounds in the carca...


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Namibia’s delegate to the London Conference, Minister of Foreign Affairs Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah

2014-02-27 - Windhoek, Namibia.

Namibia’s successful implementation of conservation policies has seen the country’s wildlife population rebound dramatically in the past two decades. More than 25 000 elephants exist in Namibia currently, up from a mere 7000 elephants in 1995.


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Drones Enter the Battle Against Elephant, Rhino Poachers

2014-02-06 - Windhoek, Namibia.

To give park rangers in Africa an upper hand in the fight against poachers, conservationists are bringing drones to the places where vulnerable elephants and rhinoceroses roam. Google gave the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) a $5 million Global Impact Award about a year ago to look for new ways to detect and deterwildlife crime.


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Namibia to send 10 rhinoceros, five elephants to Cuba zoo

2013-08-17 - Windhoek, Namibia.

Namibia will airlift 10 rhinoceros and five elephants to Cuba in September, concluding a massive translocation project of 135 animals taken from its national parks, the environment ministry said Wednesday. The 15 animals will be captured from the Etosha National Park in northern Namibia – one of the country´s major tourist attractions – plus a nearby smaller game reserve, the Waterberg Plateau, environment and tourism deputy-minister Pohamba Shifeta told AFP.


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Namibia: Four Arrested for Jumbo Poaching

2012-10-26 - , Namibia.

FOUR people have been arrested in connection with the poaching of elephants in the Caprivi Region. The carcasses of 18 elephants were recently discovered in this region after they were killed for their ivory. Of the 18 killed elephants, 13 were reportedly killed in the Mamili National Park over the past four months. The news of elephant poaching in Namibia, which has been praised internationally for its conservation policy, has rocked the conservation community.


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18 Elephant Carcasses Found In Namibia"s Capriivi Region So Far This Year

2012-10-19 - Capriivi, Namibia.

Since the beginning of this year, a total of 18 elephant carcasses have been found in the Caprivi Region, the narrow strip of land in Namibia which borders Angola, Botswana and Zambia, says the Director of Parks and Wildlife Management in the Ministry of Environment and Tourism (MET), Colgar Shikopo. He told Nampa here Tuesday that investigations on the discoveries were ongoing and he would not confirm whether the carcasses were found with or without any tusks, describing it as a "sensitive issu...


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Omatjete relieved of marauding elephants

2010-10-16 - Omatjete, Namibia.

Game rangers this week herded out four elephants that have been causing sleepless nights for villagers in the Omatjete communal area. Conflict between elephants and communities along the Ugab River continues, but authorities caution that the area is a natural grazing ground for elephants. The latest incidents concerning threats by elephants occurred at the villages of Otjikakaneno and Okongue along the river. Otjikakaneno village is located between the borders of Erongo and Kunene regions.


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Gert Joubert

Erindi denied permission to import 200 Kruger elephants

2009-10-16 - Windhoek, Namibia.

The Ministry of Environment and Tourism has denied the country’s biggest private game farm, Erindi permission to import 200 elephants from South Africa’s Kruger National Park. “Erindi needs elephants desperately and the ministry have shut the door in our face,” said Gert Joubert, the owner of the country’s biggest game reserve. Erindi decided to import elephants after failing to source them locally after the government again refused permission to do so.


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Row over elephant relocation

2009-10-14 - Windhoek, Namibia. Chrispin Inambao

A row has erupted between the Ministry of Environment and Tourism (MET) and Erindi Game Reserve over a request by the private game reserve for a permit to translocate 200 elephants. The rationale behind Erindi’s application is to decongest the national parks whose jumbo-carrying capacity is stretched to the limit.


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Stolen Solar Panels At Water Point Force Elephants Into Settlements

2009-10-09 - Etosha National Park, Namibia. Brigitte Weidlich and Oswald Shivute

THEFT of solar panels from a water point for elephants in the Etosha National Park has forced a small herd to search for water among human settlements in the past few days and one of them killed a person near Ruacana on Wednesday night. Joseph Hamukwaya, a resident of Oshifo near Ruacana, was apparently on his way home when he was killed by the elephant, Ruacana Councillor Lazarus Kornelius told The Namibian yesterday.


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Elephant bull tramples man

2009-09-14 - Windhoek, Namibia. Petronella Sibeene

In a tragic turn of events, a man was attacked and killed in a seemingly unprovoked attack by an elephant bull in the Khorixas area last Thursday night. The deceased, identified as Ermansred Eiseb aged 31, was attacked on Thursday evening as he walked from one village to the next, Ministry of Environment and Tourism Deputy Director of Parks and Wildlife Management, Colgar Sikopo, confirmed to New Era yesterday. Parks and Wildlife Management staff in the area went on a search for the animal on Fr...


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Namibian ivory sale

2009-02-03 - Windhoek, Namibia.

Held under the auspices of the UN Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (Cites), Namibia recently hosted a once-off ivory auction for international bidders. The ivory auction was part of a sale that included large amounts of elephant tusks put up for auction in Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa. Earlier this year, the Cites Secretariat visited these four countries and verified that the declared ivory stocks had been properly registered and that they were of legal ori...


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Communities Want Jumbos Out

2009-01-20 - Windhoek, Namibia. Wezi Tjaronda

Tired of elephants that da-mage water infrastructure, homesteads and make people live in fear, communities in the Omatjete area want the elephants relocated elsewhere. “We want them out of this area. We don’t think they are from this area. They were chased away from villages in upper Ugab in the Kunene Region,” said a councillor in the Zeraua Traditional Authority, Fabianus Uaseapuani. He said around 1991 and 1992, the area had a few elephants, which would come and go back to areas around ...


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Rogue Elephants Terrorise Villagers

2008-10-18 - Windhoek, Namibia. Wezi Tjaronda

Some community members of the Malengalenga area in the Caprivi Region have abandoned their maize fields for fear of being attacked by elephants roaming around the area. Malengalenga village is one of the areas where elephants roam freely because it borders the Mamili National Park. During this time, some people leave their homes to go and tend to their maize fields. But due to the havoc the jumbos are causing, some people especially, widows have abandoned their fields. James Lizazi, chairperson ...


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Namibia: Elephant Hunting - An Alternative View

2008-09-09 - Windhoek, Namibia. Garth Owen-Smith, Co-director of IRDNC Namibia

OVER the past few weeks I have watched in amazement the escalating media frenzy, sensational headlines and misinformation over the Ministry of Environment and Tourism's issuing of trophy-hunting permits for six elephants to conservancies in Namibia's northwest. Having worked as an agricultural official in the then Kaokoveld (1968-70), I was in charge of the Endangered Wildlife Trust's field operations in Kaokoland and Damaraland (1982-1990), and since then been co-director with Dr Margaret Jacob...


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The caprivi strip

Caprivi in Anthrax Scare

2008-09-02 - Katima Mulilo , Namibia. Reagan Malumo

A mysterious disease believed to be anthrax is exerting a grim toll on Caprivi’s elephant herd, wiping out large numbers of these majestic wild animals particularly in the area of Nakabolelwa, about 90 kilometres east of Katima Mulilo. A village headman at Nakabolelwa told New Era that last month at least four elephants succumbed to the mysterious disease in that area. He said several other cases were also confirmed at a nearby settlement in Botswana and that it is suspected that the elep...


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Namibia licences elephant cull

2008-09-01 - Windhoek, Namibia. Chis Haslam

Africas few remaining desert elephants are facing extinction after the Namibian government issued permits for six breeding bulls to shot by trophy hunters. The government claims the herds can sustain the slaughter but Johannes Haasbroek, operations director of Elephant-Human Relations Aid, says the issue of the $40,000 dollar permits to big game hunters will be catastrophic. Three of the licences have been issued in the south Kunene region, where Hassbroek says there are just three breeding bull...


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Calls to Control Tourism Access to Some Rivers

2008-08-28 - Windhoek, Namibia. Wezi Tjaronda

Director of Parks and Wildlife Management, Ben Beytell, says some rivers should be closed for normal tourism access as a way of reducing the elephant-human conflict. Beytell said it was his opinion that this should be the ministry’s next proposal to Cabinet. He said there was an enormous elephant-human conflict problem caused mainly because of irresponsible and uncontrolled tourism activities in such areas. Although this is happening near all rivers where elephants live, the problem along Ugab...


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‘Elephants Under No Threat’

2008-08-27 - Windhoek, Namibia. Wezi Tjaronda

The Ministry of Environment and Tourism says Namibia has more elephants now than at any other time in the last 100 years. Growing at a rate of 3.3 percent per year, the country’s elephant population is more than 20 000, up from 16 000 in 2004. Minister of Environment and Tourism, Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah, said on Monday the entire population especially that of the Kunene Region was healthy and growing, with the levels of consumptive off takes being very conservative and being below the sustainab...


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PRESS RELEASE FROM ELEPHANT-HUMAN RELATIONS AID

2008-08-20 - Windhoek, Namibia. Johannes Haasbroek

Six elephant trophy permits were issued recently for the Kunene region conservancies and to date five out of the six elephants have been shot. As we firmly believe the population cannot sustain this take off we have decided to issue a press release to clarify our position on this matter. Elephant-Human Relations Aid is a Namibian based Non-Governmental Organization, established in 2003 in the Southern Kunene Region, helping communal farmers in the region to deal with elephant-human conflict issu...


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Ivory trade banned in Namibia from September

2008-08-20 - Windhoek, Namibia.

Namibia will impose a ban on all trade with 'worked ivory' from next month in a bid to assert its control and abide by international regulations on endangered species, an official said on Wednesday. "We have to strengthen control measures in ivory trade to abide by provisions of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), which requires specific legislation," Kalumbi Shangula told reporters. Windhoek jeweller Horst Knop welcomed the move but said jewellers and goldsmiths...


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Namibia"s "quick-buck mentality"

2008-08-12 - Kunene, Namibia. JOHN GROBLER

A storm of public protest has erupted over Namibian authorities' decision to allow six Kunene region elephant bulls to be shot as trophies -- three of them true desert-adapted elephants -- in what critics are charging is a "quick-buck mentality" that could damage Namibia's reputation as a pristine tourism destination. Like that of its fellow black rhino denizens, the elephant population in the arid Kunene region was decimated in the era of uncontrolled hunting in the Eighties, during which apart...


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Last desert elephants in firing line

2008-07-31 - Windhoek, Namibia. JOHN GROBLER

SERIOUS alarm has been raised over official plans to shoot three of Namibia's rare desert-adapted elephant bulls in the Kunene Region as trophies for big-game hunters, which conservationists fear could cause a collapse in their dwindling numbers. The permits for shooting what could be three of only five breeding-age elephant bulls left were issued in spite of warnings that this was unsustainable in a population that already showed alarming signs of high natural mortality and genetic problems due...


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Namibia: Villagers Plagued By Elephants Again

2008-06-04 - Windhoek, Namibia. Oswald Shivute

RESIDENTS at Onanke village in the Oshikoto Region are complaining about a herd of elephants that have destroyed their crops. One of the villagers, Moses Thomas, told The Namibian that the elephants arrived at the village early last month, trampling mahangu fields, fences and homesteads. "My whole mahangu field has been emptied by these elephants. We have no more mahangu in the fields and are going to have no harvest this year, because of these elephants," Thomas said. He said the village also h...


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Wildlife: Namibia farmers lose US$1 million annually

2008-05-14 - Windhoek, Namibia.

Elephants and wildlife cost Namibia's communal farmer s up to US$1 million annually and a quarter of households income in crop damage in some Asian countries, a Swiss-based environmental group said Wednesday. The WWF said in a statement posted on its website that governments could save human lives and millions of dollars in crop and income losses for the rural poor through better consideration of the needs of wildlife, adding that damage could be minimised through fencing and better land use. In...


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Namibia: Man Killed By Elephant

2008-05-12 - Windhoek, Namibia. Oswald Shivute

A MAN was killed by an elephant during a standoff between a herd of elephants and villagers at Omuntele in the North on Thursday. Thirteen elephants, including three calves, escaped from the Etosha National Park. They trampled crops and mahangu fields, and villagers tried to chase them back to Etosha, shooting into the air with their rifles. One elephant was wounded by a bullet fired by a villager. But this did not deter the elephants, which then stormed at the people. The villagers tried to run...


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Omatjete Jumbos Terrorise Villagers

2008-04-18 - Omatjete, Namibia.

The presence of elephants in the Omatjete reserve and its surroundings poses problems to residents in the area. Not only do the elephants pose danger to human lives, but they also destroy crops and water point terminals, making life extremely difficult for the residents. According to residents, a man was killed mid-last year after being trampled by an elephant. He was tending to his goats at a water point in the Otjohorongo area, when he met his fate. Although he tried to run away from a chargi...


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Namibia: Wildlife Compensation Scheme Takes Root

2008-03-28 - Windhoek, Namibia. Chrispin Inambao, Katima Mulilo

A groundbreaking compensation scheme in which relatives of villagers wildly trampled to death by elephants from the Mudumu National Park and victims of lions and monstrous, man-eating crocodiles is in place in Mashi area. The unique scheme - the brainchild of the traditional leader of the Mashi community, Chief Joseph Tembwe Mayuni, in Kongola Constituency in Caprivi covers thousands of registered members of three trailblazing conservancies of Kwandu, Mayuni and Mashi.


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Cool elephants caught on film

2008-03-26 - Namib Desert, Namibia. Rebecca Morelle

The tactics used by elephants to keep their cool in extreme desert heat have been caught on camera. A BBC crew filmed the tusked beasts spraying themselves with water that they had stored in a reservoir in their throats several hours earlier. Although this skill for storing water was first documented 100 years ago, the team believes this is the first time it has been filmed. The footage was recorded over six months in the Namib Desert, Namibia.


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Namibian minister warns of elephant danger after four people killed

2007-09-11 - Windhoek, Namibia.

Namibia's environment and tourism minister Willem Konjore called Tuesday on Namibians to exercise greater care in regions where elephants abound following the death of four people in the past six weeks in run-ins with the giant animals. People in the Caprivi and Kavango regions in the north-east Erongo and Kunene in the west and north-west should to more careful in the wild and avoid walking around at night, Konjore in a press release sent to international media Tuesday. Both locals and tourists...


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Namibia: Problem Elephants - Cabinet Weighs New Policy

2007-09-11 - Windhoek, Namibia. Petronella Sibeene

A protracted wrangle between humans and elephants in the Caprivi, Kavango, Kunene and the Erongo regions will only come to an end once the Human Management Policy is approved by Cabinet and put into effect, says the Minister of Environment and Tourism Willem Konjore. The policy will consist of mechanisms that should reduce the level of human-wildlife conflict, ensure that the benefits of conservation management outweigh the costs and build on the significance of successes already achieved. The p...


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Namibia: Drought Makes Jumbos Dangerous After Dark

2007-08-31 - Windhoek, Namibia. Absalom Shigwedha

The ministry of Environment and Tourism has urged people in the Kavango, Caprivi and Erongo regions to beware of elephants when moving around at night. Colgar Sikopo, the Deputy Director for Parks and Wildlife Management, told The Namibian that drought has forced elephants to be active during the night in search of food. The plea was made after a 47-year-old woman was trampled to death by an elephant at Ngonga village, about 200 km outside Katima Mulilo on August 19.


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Namibia: Dusk to Dawn Curfew

2007-08-24 - Windhoek, Namibia. Petronella Sibeene

The Ministry of Environment and Tourism has advised residents of the Caprivi and Kavango regions to desist from wandering around at night and in the early hours of the morning to avoid being trampled by marauding elephants. The warning, particularly to villages prone to wild animal attacks, comes in the wake of an upsurge in elephant attacks on human beings. Environment officials estimate that there are over 20000 elephants in the Caprivi Region alone while in Kavango Region, the elephant popula...


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Elephants arrive at the water hole in the Etosha National Park, Namibia, as the research team sets up camp. The team has made groundbreaking discoveries about the way elephants communicate through subterranean vibrations.

Researchers studying elephants for clues to hearing impairment

2007-07-20 - Etosha, Namibia. Scott Calvert

The huge bull elephant nicknamed "Marlon Brando" loped over to the water hole, big ears flapping in the breeze. Buried in the sandy soil nearby, switched off at the moment, sat a device probably never before known in this remote stretch of southwest African wilderness: the same kind of ButtKicker subwoofer that gives many American home theaters their bone-rattling shake. Here, the device has led to groundbreaking discoveries about how Brando and his kind communicate. Not only can elephants find ...


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Caitlin O Connell: The Elephants Secret Sense

2007-07-10 - Caprivi, Namibia. Barbara J. King

In Caitlin O Connell’s The Elephants Secret Sense, I fell into the beauty of a natural Africa that felt at once strange and familiar, and learned new science about elephants in a way that maintained the groove of a good semester. Passages in O Connells book brought back the slow burning joy of coming to understand something of another creatures behavior: Eventually, once I learned to slow my own sense of time, adapting it to the deliberate, meditative pace of an elephant, I started to understa...


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Namibia: Etosha Has Significant Conservation Track Record

2007-03-26 - Windhoek, Namibia. Wezi Tjaronda

Celebrations to mark a century of conservation by the Etosha National Park, were launched last Thursday by Environment and Tourism Minister, Reverend Willem Konjore. Konjore said that after the last elephant was shot at the fort in 1881, the elephant population was restored to the extent where the population has grown to 2500 in the park alone.


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Namibia: Naughty Jumbos Being Watched

2007-02-24 - Windhoek, Namibia. Absalom Shigwedha

THE MINISTRY of Environment and Tourism in the Kavango Region has sent a team to Yikota village to investigate reports about problems caused by elephants. School children there are boycotting classes, claiming that they are afraid of encountering elephants on their way to school. Nkokwena Chrispin, the Acting Control Officer for Wildlife in the Kavango Region, told The Namibian that three wildlife officials were dispatched to the area on Wednesday.


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Namibia: Anthrax Vaccinations Going Well

2006-11-01 - Windhoek, Namibia. Absalom Shigwedha

ABOUT 22 000 head of livestock have been vaccinated against anthrax in the Caprivi Region in the last week. Dr Chitate said 20 zebras, 10 elephants and two buffaloes had died of suspected anthrax in areas bordering Botswana's Chobe National Park. Only two of the elephants were confirmed to have died of anthrax, he said. Government has imported 180 000 doses of anthrax vaccine from South Africa at a cost of N$108 000 for the vaccination campaign, which started last week Tuesday.


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Namibia: Anthrax Confirmed in Caprivi

2006-10-24 - Windhoek, Namibia.

ABOUT 32 wild animals have died of anthrax in the Caprivi Region since the end of last month. Of the 20 Namibian elephants, two died in Mudumu National Park. 20 zebras, 10 elephants and two buffaloes had died of the disease in areas such as Masikili - which borders Botswana's Chobe National Park, where the disease is believed to have originated. According to conservation officials in Botswana, about 170 wild animals had died of anthrax in Chobe National Park since last month.


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Namibia: Community in Perpetual Conflict With Nature

2006-10-11 - Opuwo, Namibia. Michael Liswaniso

So-called problem animals - but more especially elephants - are regarded a danger to members of the community as they cause havoc in most parts of the Kunene. Recently, a villager at Otuani village endured a broken leg and is still recovering in the Oshakati Hospital as a result of an elephant attack. A homestead was destroyed by an elephant at Okahua, while a chain of tombstones were destroyed recently.


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Namibia wildlife trade: Ivory Debate Resumes This Week

2006-10-03 - Windhoek, Namibia. Absalom Shigwedha

ANIMAL rights groups continue to oppose requests by Namibia and two other southern African countries to be allowed to have a one-off ivory sale. One such group is the Survival Species Network (SSN). On Sunday, a Namibian delegation headed by Environment and Tourism Permanent Secretary Dr Malan Lindeque left for Geneva, Switzerland, to attend the 54th Standing Committee meeting of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (Cites).


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Elephant populations: Local communities, local solutions

2006-07-20 - Windhoek, Namibia. MARK SCHULMAN

In Namibia's north-eastern Caprivi Strip, where Angola, Botswana, Zambia and Zimbabwe all meet, there are thousands of elephants crossing borders at any given time.In northern Botswana alone there are an estimated 100 000-plus elephants growing at a rate of five per cent a year, and are damaging the vegetation in protected areas such as Chobe National Park at a record pace.


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Jumbo Troubles for Otjiwarongo Villagers

2006-05-19 - Windhoek, Namibia. Christof Maletsky

THE community of Ozondjorukwena farm, 42 km west of Kalkfeld, say they live in fear because of roaming elephants that destroy their fences and water points. On Wednesday, seven elephants were spotted 800 metres from the homesteads while moving in a northern direction after destroying fences and water points.


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Study: Elephants Plan Ideal Call Times

2005-09-14 - Windhoek, Namibia. Larry O'Hanlon

Namibian elephants really know the airwaves, say researchers who have discovered that the big mammals prefer to broadcast their very low-frequency calls at exactly the times of day when the air is best for carrying sound a long way. In a three-week study that incorporated a range of meteorological equipment and an array of eight microphones, 42 percent of all elephant calls were made during the stable air period three hours after sunset.


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Seismic sensors count elephants

2005-06-18 - Etosha National Park, Namibia. Fiona Proffitt

American scientists have come up with a hi-tech method of surveying elephants, using military-designed seismic sensors to detect their footsteps. Researchers from the Geophysics Department at Stanford University used the sensors to monitor African elephants and other large mammals in Etosha National Park, Namibia.


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Botswana Elephants Hit Namibia Crops

2005-03-04 - KATIMA MULILO, Namibia. Peter Apps

Botswana's burgeoning elephant population is increasingly thundering across the border into neighboring Namibia and causing havoc, an environmental development group says.

A crack down on poaching to boost tourism and years without culling and disease has allowed Botswana's elephant population to swell to over 100,000.

But the group, a Namibian organization backed by the World Wildlife Fund, says there are now too many.


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Cites okays trade in ekipas

2004-10-15 - Windhoek, Namibia. Absalom Shigwedha

Althought Namibia failed to get Cites' permission for an annual export quota
of 2 000kg of ivory, it got approval to allow local communities trade in
ivory trinkets, known as ekipas.


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Ivory ban spells doom for Namibian tribe"s tradition

2004-10-06 - WINDHOEK, Namibia. AFP

Women from Namibia's Ukwanyama tribe proudly display the shiny pieces of carved ivory which dangle from their red leather belts, many of them decades old and handed down from mother to daughter.

The carved pieces, called "ekipa", are important tokens in the traditional life of this tribe, which straddles northern Namibia and southern Angola.


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52 Headlines about Elephants from Namibia2016-12-09 - Windhoek, Namibia - Chinese nabbed with elephant tusks 2016-10-27 - Windhoek , Namibia - Namibia: School Principal Charged With Elephant Poaching 2015-11-13 - Windhoek, Namibia - Namibia: Police Seize Elephant Tusks, and Croc and Cheetah Skins 2015-04-20 - Kavango, Namibia - 5 arrested for possessing elephant tusks in Namibia 2015-04-09 - Windhoek, Namibia - Elephant poached in Bwabwata 2014-02-27 - Windhoek, Namibia - 2014-02-06 - Windhoek, Namibia - Drones Enter the Battle Against Elephant, Rhino Poachers 2013-08-17 - Windhoek, Namibia - Namibia to send 10 rhinoceros, five elephants to Cuba zoo 2012-10-26 - , Namibia - Namibia: Four Arrested for Jumbo Poaching 2012-10-19 - Capriivi, Namibia - 18 Elephant Carcasses Found In Namibia"s Capriivi Region So Far This Year 2010-10-16 - Omatjete, Namibia - Omatjete relieved of marauding elephants 2009-10-16 - Windhoek, Namibia - Erindi denied permission to import 200 Kruger elephants 2009-10-14 - Windhoek, Namibia - Row over elephant relocation 2009-10-09 - Etosha National Park, Namibia - Stolen Solar Panels At Water Point Force Elephants Into Settlements 2009-09-14 - Windhoek, Namibia - Elephant bull tramples man 2009-02-03 - Windhoek, Namibia - Namibian ivory sale 2009-01-20 - Windhoek, Namibia - Communities Want Jumbos Out 2008-10-18 - Windhoek, Namibia - Rogue Elephants Terrorise Villagers 2008-09-09 - Windhoek, Namibia - Namibia: Elephant Hunting - An Alternative View 2008-09-02 - Katima Mulilo , Namibia - Caprivi in Anthrax Scare 2008-09-01 - Windhoek, Namibia - Namibia licences elephant cull 2008-08-28 - Windhoek, Namibia - Calls to Control Tourism Access to Some Rivers 2008-08-27 - Windhoek, Namibia - ‘Elephants Under No Threat’ 2008-08-20 - Windhoek, Namibia - PRESS RELEASE FROM ELEPHANT-HUMAN RELATIONS AID 2008-08-20 - Windhoek, Namibia - Ivory trade banned in Namibia from September 2008-08-12 - Kunene, Namibia - Namibia"s "quick-buck mentality" 2008-07-31 - Windhoek, Namibia - Last desert elephants in firing line 2008-06-04 - Windhoek, Namibia - Namibia: Villagers Plagued By Elephants Again 2008-05-14 - Windhoek, Namibia - Wildlife: Namibia farmers lose US$1 million annually 2008-05-12 - Windhoek, Namibia - Namibia: Man Killed By Elephant 2008-04-18 - Omatjete, Namibia - Omatjete Jumbos Terrorise Villagers 2008-03-28 - Windhoek, Namibia - Namibia: Wildlife Compensation Scheme Takes Root 2008-03-26 - Namib Desert, Namibia - Cool elephants caught on film 2007-09-11 - Windhoek, Namibia - Namibian minister warns of elephant danger after four people killed 2007-09-11 - Windhoek, Namibia - Namibia: Problem Elephants - Cabinet Weighs New Policy 2007-08-31 - Windhoek, Namibia - Namibia: Drought Makes Jumbos Dangerous After Dark 2007-08-24 - Windhoek, Namibia - Namibia: Dusk to Dawn Curfew 2007-07-20 - Etosha, Namibia - Researchers studying elephants for clues to hearing impairment 2007-07-10 - Caprivi, Namibia - Caitlin O Connell: The Elephants Secret Sense 2007-03-26 - Windhoek, Namibia - Namibia: Etosha Has Significant Conservation Track Record 2007-02-24 - Windhoek, Namibia - Namibia: Naughty Jumbos Being Watched 2006-11-01 - Windhoek, Namibia - Namibia: Anthrax Vaccinations Going Well 2006-10-24 - Windhoek, Namibia - Namibia: Anthrax Confirmed in Caprivi 2006-10-11 - Opuwo, Namibia - Namibia: Community in Perpetual Conflict With Nature 2006-10-03 - Windhoek, Namibia - Namibia wildlife trade: Ivory Debate Resumes This Week 2006-07-20 - Windhoek, Namibia - Elephant populations: Local communities, local solutions 2006-05-19 - Windhoek, Namibia - Jumbo Troubles for Otjiwarongo Villagers 2005-09-14 - Windhoek, Namibia - Study: Elephants Plan Ideal Call Times 2005-06-18 - Etosha National Park, Namibia - Seismic sensors count elephants 2005-03-04 - KATIMA MULILO, Namibia - Botswana Elephants Hit Namibia Crops 2004-10-15 - Windhoek, Namibia - Cites okays trade in ekipas 2004-10-06 - WINDHOEK, Namibia - Ivory ban spells doom for Namibian tribe"s tradition

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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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