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The Elephant Whisperer: Meet the Nairobi man single-handedly protecting 21 orphans from poachers

Peter Mbulu is on a mission to save Kenya’s orphaned baby elephants. In a country where poaching runs rampant, this man’s quest is particularly admirable. Each morning, Mbulu wakes before the sun to awaken his 21 baby elephants to take them … Continue reading

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The Games End; Elephants, Africa and Tanzania, witness something you will never forget

The Games End Hollywood goes to East Africa to make a film but struggles with Africanization, intrigue and murder to save the elephant. The film story is a “Moby Dick” theme that is played out with a great elephant, Ahmed, that captures … Continue reading

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Kenyans demand armed guards for country’s last great ‘tuskers’

Conservationists worldwide are demanding that Kenya’s president provides around-the-clock armed protection for the country’s handful of remaining “great tuskers” after poachers killed one of the last of the huge elephants. Thousands of people signed an online petition and took to … Continue reading

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Andrea Turkalo: Saving Africa’s Forest Elephants

“I always wanted to do something different,” says Andrea Turkalo, one of the world’s experts on Africa’s elusive forest elephants. For most of the past 24 years, the former high school science teacher from Taunton, Mass., lived in the Central … Continue reading

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Chelsea and Hillary Clinton protecting the heavily poached African elephant

It’s no secret that Africa’s elephants are in danger. Widespread poaching, fueled by demand for ivory in China and ineffective regulation, have led to alarming population losses, from 1.2 million in 1980 to only 500,000 this year. Today, approximately 96 … Continue reading

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Spying on elephants might save them from poachers

Think of an elephant, and you likely think of Africa’s savannah elephant, lumbering across the continent’s vast open spaces. But Africa’s rainforests are home to another beast, the forest elephant, which so far has remained nearly impossible to study because … Continue reading

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“It’s Time to Accept That Elephants, Like Us, Are Empathetic Beings”

Elephants help each other in distress, grieve for their dead, and feel the same emotions as each other—just like us. Check out this very nice article. Link: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/02/140221-elephants-poaching-empathy-grief-extinction-science/

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The Future of Africa’s Elephants: Out with Arguments Old, In with Choices Bold

Elephants resting in Ruaha National Park, Tanzania. Photograph courtesy of Trevor Jones. By Katarzyna Nowak and Trevor Jones The idea that we can save elephants by selling their teeth is a flawed vision that will accelerate elephants down their current … Continue reading

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Africa Could Lose 20 Percent of Elephants

Africa could lose 20 percent of its elephant population in a decade if current poaching levels are not slowed, animal conservation groups warned Monday. An estimated 22,000 elephants were illegally killed across the continent last year, as poaching reached “unacceptably … Continue reading

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Elephants ‘facing critical situation’

Johannesburg – As many as 20 percent of Africa’s elephants could be killed in the next 10 years if illegal poaching continues at the current rate, according to new data released on Monday at the opening of the Elephant Summit … Continue reading

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