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Name That Elephant: How to Identify Elephants in the Wild

Like Mothers Like Daughters Photograph Courtesy of ElephantVoices   As with other mammals, mothers and their children may look similar. In this family portrait taken in Amboseli, the mother elephant, Echo (far right) shares many physical characteristics with her daughters, Erin … Continue reading

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Want to know how to identify elephants in the wild?

There are many ways to identify elephants, here we will show you. But stay tuned to see the rest. Original content from source at the bottom. Here’s what to look for when identifying elephants. Sex and Size Photograph Courtesy of … Continue reading

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3: The China Ivory Market

 

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TRAFFIC Responds to Blood Ivory: Ivory Worship

  An anti-poaching patrol in Chad. Photograph by Michael Nichols/NGS File photo Following publication of the Blood Ivory/Ivory Worship story by Bryan Christy in National Geographic last October, Steven Broad of TRAFFIC wrote the following letter. Owing to space constraints in the magazine, it was impossible … Continue reading

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2: Criminal Traders Exposed

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A Powerful Weapon Against Ivory Smugglers: DNA Testing

Hong Kong Customs seized 113 ivory tusks in a cargo shipment at Hong Kong International Airport on April 30 this year. Officers detected the ivory when they X-rayed a consignment labeled “spare parts” being shipped from Burundi, Africa to Singapore … Continue reading

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1 of 3: Battle for the Elephants

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The War on Tusks

B y Tara D. Sonenshine Tusks up–in some parts of the world that means good luck; a saying full of irony considering the unfortunate plight of elephants today. Depending on your culture, elephants also convey strength, power, wisdom and patience. … Continue reading

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Elephant tusks: the new blood diamonds

NAIROBI, Kenya — Militant groups in Central and East Africa are cashing in on the lucrative ivory trade to fund their operations across the continent, threatening both regional security and the survival of Africa’s endangered elephants. Demand from increasingly affluent Chinaand Southeast Asian nations has … Continue reading

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Elephant chased me in Marsabet

  When I found an elephant up in Marsabet I got out of the car to take  a picture, and the ears were taking up the whole space on the lens, and it went after me. and I was shocked … Continue reading

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