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Close-Up Aerial Photos of Africa’s Last Elephants

Zakouma National Park in southern Chad is famous for its large, free roaming herds of elephants. This has made it a honeypot for poachers. From 2005 to 2010, demand for ivory has reduced the park’s elephant population from over 4,000 … Continue reading

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Elephants in Geneva

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Books about elephants

Looking for elephant books to read? The Games End is a book by William Louis Gardner, in which he tells the story that will put you through an adventure in Africa, where you will encounter the legendary elephant Ahmed. Poaching is an increasing … Continue reading

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One of the worlds largest tusk elephants killed by poachers, reminiscent of Ahmed

Africa’s Largest tusked elephants Satao, the Ahmed of this generation, who was one of the largest tusked elephants, recently got killed by poachers. The loss of this elephant hits hard. You can read about Ahmed in my book, The Games … 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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High-tech drones, tougher laws, better training boost Africa’s fight against elephant, rhino poachers

“New laws with stiff penalties, more military training for rangers and new technology like drones with thermal cameras are all helping to protect rhinos and elephants.” Source: http://www.thestar.com/news/world/2014/01/23/hightech_drones_tougher_laws_better_training_boost_africas_fight_against_elephant_rhino_poachers.html Speaking of new technology, check out Amazon’s future goal:

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Hong Kong To Destroy Ivory Stockpile

Lucy Skrine, 11, was walking through the bustling streets of Hong Kong a few months ago with fellow animal activists, holding signs in Chinese and English that read: “Say No to Ivory.” “There was one mainland Chinese that came around, … Continue reading

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Prince William Pledges to Destroy All Ivory Artefacts in Buckingham Palace

http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/prince-william-pledges-destroy-all-ivory-artefacts-buckingham-palace-1436665

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