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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-day state visit by Mozambique's President Filipe Nyusi that ends on Good Friday. Last year, it was reported that conservationists had discovered female elephants in Mozambique's Gorongosa National Park which had been born without tusks.


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World’s Biggest Elephant Herd Opened for Hunters to Kill 287

2021-03-24 - Gaborone, Botswana.

Botswana is offering rights to shoot 287 elephants as the southern African country, which has the world’s biggest population of the animals, tries to breathe life into a hunting industry stalled by the Covid-19 outbreak. Botswana’s neighbors including South Africa and Zimbabwe allow elephant hunting. The hunting season will begin April 6.


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Botswana’s elephant population have become a political issue as there are too many of them and they destroy crops and occasionally trample villagers.

Botswana Wants Angola’s Exiled Elephants to Return Home

2020-11-04 - Gaborone, Botswana. Mbongeni Mguni

Botswana’s tourism industry, which accounts for a fifth of the economy, is heavily reliant on the world’s biggest elephant population, but the animals have become a political issue as there are too many of them and they destroy crops and occasionally trample villagers. Now, elephants are beginning to migrate into neighboring Angola and the governments of both countries are helping them do so by removing land mines left over from Angola’s civil war and tearing down fences.


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About 350 elephants in the Okavanko delta died between May and June. Photograph: Handout

Botswana says it has solved mystery of mass elephant die-off

2020-09-22 - Gaborone, Botswana.

Hundreds of elephants died in Botswana earlier this year from ingesting toxins produced by cyanobacteria, according to government officials who say they will be testing waterholes for algal blooms next rainy season to reduce the risk of another mass die-off. The mysterious death of 350 elephants in the Okavango delta between May and June baffled conservationists, with leading theories suggesting they were killed by a rodent virus known as EMC (encephalomyocarditis) or toxins from algal blooms.


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Botswana registers no new elephant deaths since June

2020-09-04 - Gaborone, Botswana.

Botswana has recorded no new elephant deaths since June this year, Oduetse Koboto, the permanent secretary in Botswana's ministry of environment, natural resources conservation and tourism, has said. The southern African country recorded 281 elephant deaths, due to unknown causes, between March and May.
"The number of elephant carcasses found in the northern part of the country remains at 281. No more new elephant deaths have been recorded as of June," Koboto told Xinhua in a telephone i...


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Estimates of the African elephant population vary between 410,000 and 650,000 and in some countries there haven’t been surveys for many years, Elephants Without Borders said.

Microsoft Co-Founder Allen to Fund African Elephant Survey

2013-12-05 - Gaborone, Botswana.

Paul Allen, who co-founded Microsoft Corp (MSFT:US). with Bill Gates, will fund a survey of the number of elephants in Africa to help combat poaching that is claiming the life of one of the pachyderms every 15 minutes. The family trust of Allen, who’s worth $15.7 billion according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, will fund an $8 million count of the animals in 13 countries using three fixed-wing airplanes and two helicopters, Botswana-based Elephants Without Borders said today in an e-mail...


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Botswana: A missed opportunity on elephants

2013-11-24 - Gaborone, Botswana.

When word started getting around that Botswana is to host an emergency African Elephant Summit on December 2-4, 2013, residents of Chobe and Ngamiland naturally started rekindling hope that finally the elephant problem is being addressed. It, therefore, comes as a shock that the Botswana government has missed this rare opportunity to include the concern of over-population into the agenda of the forthcoming emergency elephant summit.


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Botswana Gets Green-Light to Sell Ivory. The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) has given Botswana the go-ahead to sell 43.6 tonnes of ivory by the end of this year.

2008-04-07 - Gaborone, Botswana.

This is in line with what was agreed last year at The Hague. Information from the Botswana Ministry of Environment Wildlife and Tourism shows that the CITES secretariat in Gaborone gave the country the go-ahead after verifying the government ivory stock earmarked for sale. "Among other things, they looked at the paper trail, data base and the physical ivory to establish its match," reads a statement from the ministry.


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Botswana: Elephant Kills Man

2006-06-09 - Gaborone, Botswana.

Residents of Mmadinare village are still reeling in shock after an incident in which an elephant trampled to death, a 76 year old man on Wednesday in Sasau cattle posts. The deceased had gone to the cattle posts to round up his cattle for Foot and Mouth vaccination when he met his fate. The deceased is reported to have left his home last Tuesday with his children to assess the damage that the elephants had caused to his farm after having heard their noises when they invaded the farm the previous...


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Relocating Elephants Not Easy - Mokaila

2006-02-20 - Gaborone, Botswana.

The Elephant Management Plan has recommended that the Central District should be an elephant-free zone, Minister for Environment, Wildlife and Tourism told Parliament on Friday. However, Mokaila told Parliament that removing the elephants was not easy. "Removing the elephants from this area is a mammoth task, which will require a lot of consultation with the international community because of sensitivities surrounding the killing of elephants," Mokaila observed.


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Elephants Sell Like Hotcakes

2005-07-21 - Gaborone, Botswana.

Citizen hunters have bought 10 elephants in the Mmadinare area after an offer by the Department of Wildlife and National Parks (DWNP). A public notice from the department said the elephants to be hunted in a controlled area CT 27 within a radius of 40km of Mmadinare village were sold for P8, 000 each.


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Botswana wants elephant cull

2005-03-09 - Gaborone, Botswana.

Botswana's president is seeking support from neighbouring Zambia for a proposal that would allow it to cull elephants and sell their ivory, officials said on Tuesday.

President Festus Mogae is expected to ask visiting Zambian President Levi Mwanawasa for support to downgrade the status of elephants under the Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species, or Cites, a foreign ministry official said on condition of anonymity.

The official said Botswana ha...


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Botswana"s 20 tonnes ivory trade on hold

2004-10-18 - GABORONE, Botswana. BOPA , Daily News online

Botswana's sale of about 20 tonnes of ivory sanctioned by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) has been suspended because some countries have failed to meet one of the preconditions.

Botswana, Namibia and South Africa were granted permission for a one-off sale of 60 tonnes of ivory in 2002.


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Botswana anthrax "subsiding"

2004-09-24 - Gaborone, Botswana.

The outbreak of anthrax in Botswana's Chobe National Park had claimed the lives of 265 animals, but was now subsiding, an assistant director in the Department of Wildlife said on Friday. Of the 265 animals found dead in Chobe, 248 were buffalo, and 12 were elephants. The carcasses had been disposed of.


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14 Headlines about Elephants from Gaborone2022-04-14 - Gaborone, Botswana - Botswana to translocate 500 elephants to Mozambique 2021-03-24 - Gaborone, Botswana - World’s Biggest Elephant Herd Opened for Hunters to Kill 287 2020-11-04 - Gaborone, Botswana - Botswana Wants Angola’s Exiled Elephants to Return Home 2020-09-22 - Gaborone, Botswana - Botswana says it has solved mystery of mass elephant die-off 2020-09-04 - Gaborone, Botswana - Botswana registers no new elephant deaths since June 2013-12-05 - Gaborone, Botswana - Microsoft Co-Founder Allen to Fund African Elephant Survey 2013-11-24 - Gaborone, Botswana - Botswana: A missed opportunity on elephants 2008-04-07 - Gaborone, Botswana - Botswana Gets Green-Light to Sell Ivory. The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) has given Botswana the go-ahead to sell 43.6 tonnes of ivory by the end of this year. 2006-06-09 - Gaborone, Botswana - Botswana: Elephant Kills Man 2006-02-20 - Gaborone, Botswana - Relocating Elephants Not Easy - Mokaila 2005-07-21 - Gaborone, Botswana - Elephants Sell Like Hotcakes 2005-03-09 - Gaborone, Botswana - Botswana wants elephant cull 2004-10-18 - GABORONE, Botswana - Botswana"s 20 tonnes ivory trade on hold 2004-09-24 - Gaborone, Botswana - Botswana anthrax "subsiding"

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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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