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African Geographic
STUNNING IMAGES FROM THE FINALISTS IN THE WORLD ELEPHANT DAY PHOTO COMPETITION

http://magazine.africageographic.com/weekly/issue-26/top-10-stories-and-galleries-2014/2-world-elephant-day-photo-competition-gallery/





FEB 27, 2013

- ▶ BATTLE FOR THE ELEPHANTS

A new special from National Geographic Television and PBS explores the brutal ivory trade and its effect on Africa's elephant populations.

A new special from National Geographic Television and PBS explores the brutal ivory trade and its effect on Africa's elephant populations. "Battle for the Elephants," follows journalists Bryan Christy and Aidan Hartley as they track the ivory trade from Tanzania to China.... http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/27/battle-for-the-elephants_n_2768184.html


Wildlife Extra News

  ▶ APPROXIMATELY 229,729 ELEPHANTS KILLED AND TRAFFICKED IN FEWER THAN SIX YEARS - INVESTIGATION REVEALS A HIGHLY ORGANISED IVORY TRADE ACROSS ASIA AND AFRICA - 

A new report uncovers the fact that Chinese ivory traffickers are present in virtually every African state, and operate at nearly every point along the supply chain. http://www.wildlifeextra.com/go/news/organised-ivory-trade.htm

 

                                                WATCH

                         Feb 27, 2013 National Geographic

                          "BATTLE FOR THE ELEPHANTS"

                     http://video.pbs.org/video/2336802391/

 

                      Episode 4 - MASSIVE IVORY STOCKPILE http://newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/2013/02/27/battle-for-the-elephants-episode-4-massive-ivory-stockpile/


WorldWildlife Fund
 ▶  SEVEN THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT ELEPHANTS http://www.worldwildlife.org/stories/seven-things-you-should-know-about-elephants


                                    

 ▶  THE TRAGIC SLAUGHTER OF TENS OF THOUSANDS OF ELEPHANTS -- JUST FOR THEIR TUSKS  http://sco.lt/8GNLvN


August 13, 2013 Guardian Environment
                      THE WILDLIFE POACHING EPIDEMIC:
  ▶  EXPERTS ESTIMATE THAT A MIND-BOGGLING 25,000 TO 40,000 ELEPHANTS ARE SLAUGHTERED ANNUALLY ACROSS THE AFRICAN CONTINENT.  RHINO POACHING UP IN 2013 http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/aug/13/war-african-poaching-militarisation-fail


AN INCREDIBLE WATCH
"ECHO" AN ELEPHANT TO REMEMBER"
PBS Nature:  Intro & Full Episode

Echo, Africa’s most famous elephant, was the subject of many films and the matriarch of perhaps the most studied wild elephant herd in the world. In May of 2009, she died of natural causes. This film is a look back at this remarkable animal through extraordinary footage and interviews with the researchers that cared for and studied Echo and her family
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/echo-an-elephant-to-remember/introduction/5755/


Guardian Environment, October 14, 2013
- ▶ THE AMAZING INTELLIGENCE OF ELEPHANTS http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/oct/14/elephants-intelligence-pointing-hunted

 

                                                    VIDEO:
                                     THE ELEPHANTS KNEW
- ▶ WILD ELEPHANTS GATHER INEXPLICABLY, MOURN DEATH OF "ELEPHANT WHISPERER"

http://delightmakers.com/news/wild-elephants-gather-inexplicably-mourn-death-of-elephant-whisperer/


- ▶ ELEPHANT SOCIETIES - THE MOST CLOSELY-KNIT FAMILIES OF ANY ANIMAL http://sco.lt/5NWzyr


TerraDaily January 25, 2014
- ▶ IVORY COAST ELEPHANTS GET NEW HOME AS HABITAT SHRINKS FROM BIG AGRICULTURE TAKEOVER http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Ivory_Coast_elephants_get_new_home_as_habitat_shrinks_999.html


 ▶ THE PASSING OF A GIANT: DEATH OF AN ELEPHANT http://sco.lt/8ps0gb

 

                                                IVORY POACHING,

               THESE SEVEN IMAGES SHOW THEIR TERRIBLE FATE http://www.fascinatingpics.com/ivory-poaching-a-threat-to-african-elephants-these-7-images-show-their-terrible-fate/

 

IOL SciTech, February 06, 2014
  ▶  LIFTING IVORY BAN WILL BE CRIMINAL: JANE GOODALL http://www.iol.co.za/scitech/science/environment/lifting-ivory-ban-will-be-criminal-goodall-1.1643093#.Ux1LZ15kJK5

 

Mongabay - Feb 28, 2013

- ▶ ELEPHANT MASSACRE IN CONGO - 75 PERCENT LOSS OF ITS ELEPHANTS IN 15 YEARS DUE TO POACHING FOR IVORY
Read more at http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0228-congo-elephant-massacre.html#H3mZ7QFCCJmqRABO.99

 

July 19, 2013 BBC News

- ▶ A WORLD WITHOUT ELEPHANTS - UNBEARABLE ------- Poaching to Extinction http://sco.lt/6hXE5x

 

▶  EXTINCTION AHEAD: TWO-THIRDS OF FOREST ELEPHANT SLAUGHTERED BY IVORY POACHERS IN PAST DECADE  http://sco.lt/5cG05R

 

▶  INSIDE THE GLOBAL INDUSTRY THAT'S SLAUGHTERING AFRICA'S ELEPHANTS -- A CRIMINAL HORROR http://sco.lt/62hDkX

 

 Mongabay, December 02, 2013
- ▶ 22,000 ELEPHANTS SLAUGHTERED FOR THEIR IVORY IN 2012 http://news.mongabay.com/2013/1202-hance-elephant-poaching-2012.html

 

Focusing on Wildlife
- ▶ 62% OF ALL AFRICA'S FOREST ELEPHANTS KILLED IN 20 YEARS (Warning: Graphic Images) GRAPH http://focusingonwildlife.com/news/62-of-all-africas-forest-elephants-killed-in-10-years-warning-graphic-images/

 

- ▶ POACHERS KILL 300 ELEPHANTS CYANIDE WORST MASSACRE IN SOUTHERN AFRICA IN 25 YEARS http://www.treehugger.com/endangered-species/poachers-kill-300-elephants-cyanide-worst-massacre-southern-africa-25-years.html

 

 

                                                      VIDEO:

- ▶ KENYA: ENTIRE FAMILY OF 11 ELEPHANTS WIPED OUT http://sco.lt/6cBr1d

 

 - ▶ CHADS LAST ELEPHANTS - NUMBERS PLUNGE FROM 4,300 TO 450 | http://sco.lt/8nnEJd

 

                                           BBC VIDEO REPORT

                                     July 19, 2013 BBC News

HUGE IVORY HAUL FROM BABY ELEPHANTS AT HONG KONG'S PORT OF KWAI CHUNG  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-23379038

 

 July 32, 2013 Bangkok Post
- ▶ A DYING BREED: ONE BY ONE THEY DIE - AN INCREASINGLY DANGEROUS ENVIRONMENT FOR WILD ELEPHANTS http://www.bangkokpost.com/lifestyle/culture/362296/a-dying-breed

 

 

▶  NEW THREAT TO CONSERVATION OF WILDLIFE:  "CYBERPOACHING" - EXTINCTION NEARS http://sco.lt/6CmpXt

 

▶  THE ECONOMICS OF THE ILLEGAL WILDLIFE POACHING TRADE: ONE OF THE MOST LUCRATIVE, DESTRUCTIVE BLACK MARKETS IN THE WORLD http://sco.lt/5576PJ

 

August 8, 2013 Treehugger
- ▶ ELEPHANTS TAKE REVENGE ON INDIAN VILLAGES AFTER HERD MEMBER IS KILLED BY TRAIN http://www.treehugger.com/natural-sciences/elephants-ransack-village-after-member-their-herd-was-hit-train.html

 

August 8, 2013 African Geographic

- ▶ RESPONSIBLE FOR THE SLAUGHTER OF 10,000 ELEPHANTS...FACING ONE YEAR IN JAIL? http://blog.africageographic.com/africa-geographic-blog/news/responsible-for-the-slaughter-of-10-000-elephants-facing-one-year-in-jail/

 

June 18, 2013 Africa Geographic

- ▶ ELEPHANTS FACE EXTINCTION IF BEIJING DOES NOT BAN IVORY TRADE, NOW http://blog.africageographic.com/africa-geographic-blog/news/elephants-face-extinction-if-beijing-does-not-ban-ivory-trade/

 

- ▶ LEST WE FORGET: - A FAMILY FALLS Africa's Ivory-Profit Driven Elephant Mass Slaughter Continues  http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3292956185/lest-we-forget-africa-s-ivory-profit-driven-elephant-mass-slaughter-continues-a-family-falls

 

 

March 3, 2013

- ▶ THAI PRIME MINISTER ANNOUNCES END TO IVORY TRADE http://www.wwf.org.au/?6241/Thai-prime-minister-announces-end-to-ivory-trade

 

March 3, 2013

- ▶ THEY'RE STANDING IN LINE : THREE IVORY TRADERS FOR EVERY THAI ELEPHANT  - Nature - Environment - The Independent http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/nature/three-ivory-traders-for-every-thai-elephant-8518011.html

 

- ▶ ECOCIDE NATION:  ACTIVISTS CALL FOR SANCTIONS OVER THAILAND'S ELEPHANT IVORY TRADE NBC World News http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/03/02/17156137-activists-to-call-for-sanctions-over-thailands-elephant-ivory-trade?lite

 

 

- ▶ ‘WHITE GOLD" IN CHINA - SLIDE SHOW - NYTimes.com http://www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2013/03/01/world/asia/20130301IVORY.html

 

March 4, 2013 - New York Times

- ▶ THE PRICE OF IVORY:  AN ILLICIT TRAIL OF AFRICAN IVORY TO CHINA http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/02/world/asia/an-illicit-trail-of-african-ivory-to-china.html?partner=rss&emc=rss&_r=1&;

 

Feb 27, 2013

- ▶ BLOOD IVORY BECOMING A HOT COMMODITY AMONG CHINA'S GROWING MIDDLE CLASS - ‘BATTLE FOR THE ELEPHANTS;" http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/02/battle-for-the-elephants-blood-ivory-becoming-a-hot-commodity-among-chinas-growing-middle-class.html

 

                                      A LOVELY WATCH

:                 "ECHO: AN UNFORGETTABLE ELEPHANT"  (BBC)

                                   http://sco.lt/7KAzdh

 

 - ▶ DRONES COULD SOON BE HELPING PROTECT RHINOS, TIGERS AND ELEPHANTS IN AFRICA AND ASIA - THANKS TO CASH FROM GOOGLE http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3645438876/drones-could-soon-be-helping-protect-rhinos-tigers-and-elephants-in-africa-and-asia

 

National Geographic

- ▶ WHEN ELEPHANT BECOME PESTS : 14 PYGMY ELEPHANTS DIE MYSTERIOUSLY IN BORNEO IN FORESTS BEING CLEARED FOR PALM OIL PLANTATIONS  http://sco.lt/7J03HN


                                                 VIDEO -

                               Al Jazeerah, March 20, 2013 -

                    MARAUDING ELEPHANTS AND A BEE FENCE

In recent years, a successful conservation programme has seen the number of elephants rise in Kenya. But there is a problem – marauding gangs of elephants are increasingly raiding farmers' crops and destroying property.,, http://ow.ly/iePPk

 

 

- ▶ WILL AFRICAN ELEPHANTS BE EXTINCT IN TEN YEARS?  | Aid for Africa http://www.aidforafrica.org/blog/will-african-elephants-be-extinct-in-ten-years/

 

 

 

- ▶ MORE ON THE TRAGEDY OF ELEPHANT SLAUGHTER

http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life?q=elephants

 

- ▶ MORE ON WILDLIFE POACHING

http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life?q=POACHING

 

- ▶ FOLLOW WILDLIFE MARGRIT FOR INDEPTH INFO ON AFRICAN WILDLIFE POACHING  - An Amazing Advocate for Wildlife http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3530944006/follow-wildlife-margrit-for-indepth-info-on-african-wildlife-an-amazing-advocate-for-wildlife