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Burma considering international landmine treaty

Burma considering international landmine treaty | Pachyderm Magazine | Scoop.it
Burma’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Wunna Maung Lwin said his government is seriously considering all key disarmament treaties including the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention, or Ottawa Convention, as part of its state reforms, and expressed...
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Zoo hippos get sponsor

Zoo hippos get sponsor | Pachyderm Magazine | Scoop.it
Hilton Hotels in Prague get behind a family of large mammals
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WAFB : BREC's Baton Rouge Zoo welcomes 2,570 pound Indian rhino

WAFB : BREC's Baton Rouge Zoo welcomes 2,570 pound Indian rhino | Pachyderm Magazine | Scoop.it
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South African elephants face new poaching onslaught

South African elephants face new poaching onslaught | Pachyderm Magazine | Scoop.it
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Rhino horns surgically removed

Rhino horns surgically removed | Pachyderm Magazine | Scoop.it
Rhinos in the Kragga Kamma Game Reserve in Port Elizabeth have had their horns surgically removed.
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Revealed: Elephants, rhinos, polar bears on the brink of extinction

Revealed: Elephants, rhinos, polar bears on the brink of extinction | Pachyderm Magazine | Scoop.it
Revealed: Elephants, rhinos, polar bears on the brink of extinction
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Rhino poached in Mapungupwe

Rhino poached in Mapungupwe | Pachyderm Magazine | Scoop.it

A rhino carcass was found in the Mapungubwe National Park in northern Limpopo, SA National Parks said on Thursday.

 

 

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News Media, There's a War on Elephants

News Media, There's a War on Elephants | Pachyderm Magazine | Scoop.it
As a journalist dedicated to reporting on animal issues, nearly all of them are brimming with news-worthy elements: poverty, climate change, land-ownership issues, gender imbalance, rural plight, global trade, corruption, and blatant abuse of...
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Over $300,000 worth of ivory seized at Thai airport

Over $300,000 worth of ivory seized at Thai airport | Pachyderm Magazine | Scoop.it
Thai customs officers have seized ivory worth more than $300,000 at Bangkok's international airport.
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Kenya: KWS Rangers Kill Poacher Next to the 45-Year-Old Elephant He Had Killed in Tsavo

Kenya: KWS Rangers Kill Poacher Next to the 45-Year-Old Elephant He Had Killed in Tsavo | Pachyderm Magazine | Scoop.it
Kenya Wildlife Service rangers have killed one suspected poacher and recovered four elephant tusks in Tsavo West National Park.
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Rhino counter-poaching ops boosted by millions of rands

Rhino counter-poaching ops boosted by millions of rands | Pachyderm Magazine | Scoop.it
Tucked away in Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa’s budget vote address last week was a sentence that will boost the efforts of those involved in the fight against rhino poaching in South Africa.
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Rights Group Flays Kerala Government's Move to Form Elephant Board

Rights Group Flays Kerala Government's Move to Form Elephant Board | Pachyderm Magazine | Scoop.it
A Kerala-based animal rights group has found errors in the state government's plan to constitute an Elephant Welfare Board, arguing it violates the provisions of Wildlife Protection Act 1972 and Wildlife Stock Declaration Rule 2013.
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Kenya: Ol Pejeta Raises Red Flag Over Rhino Poaching

Kenya: Ol Pejeta Raises Red Flag Over Rhino Poaching | Pachyderm Magazine | Scoop.it
A Private conservancy in Laikipia is concerned by increased rhino poaching in the county. Ol Pejeta Conservancy CEO Richard Vigne said the rising cases are due to the "increased demand for rhino horns as a result of the high market price that has surpassed that of gold".
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Elephants Have 2,000 Genes for Smell—Most Ever Found

Elephants Have 2,000 Genes for Smell—Most Ever Found | Pachyderm Magazine | Scoop.it
The large mammals have 2,000 genes related to smell, the most ever discovered in an animal, a new study says.
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The Rhino Who Joined the Family

The Rhino Who Joined the Family | Pachyderm Magazine | Scoop.it
Join the search for clues to the fate of an orphaned rhinoceros brought up in a wildlife vet’s home. Wednesday at 8 p.m. on PBS 6.
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Michael Brooks: Hippo fossils offer clues about swimming

Michael Brooks: Hippo fossils offer clues about swimming | Pachyderm Magazine | Scoop.it
Fossilised guides to what the earth was like millions of years ago are rare, and understanding water tracks can make a difference.
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Poachers threaten new slaughter of S.Africa elephants

Poachers threaten new slaughter of S.Africa elephants | Pachyderm Magazine | Scoop.it
Rangers in South Africa's Kruger national park, already struggling to cope with well-armed rhino poachers, said Tuesday they were preparing to face a new onslaught against the park's elephants.
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Kenya: Crush Crime Cartels to Save Rhino, Elephants

Kenya: Crush Crime Cartels to Save Rhino, Elephants | Pachyderm Magazine | Scoop.it
It comes as no surprise that a trafficker tried to smuggle Sh33 million ivory through the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport on July 25. This person was sure they could easily move 260kg of ivory in 12 massive and conspicuous boxes through the airport. This could only happen if the person was confident that their corrupt operatives at the airport would clear the cargo. This cargo represents at least 26 poached elephants.
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Update : Post mortem of elephant calf died at "udawalawa athaturu sevana" commences

Update : Post mortem of elephant calf died at "udawalawa athaturu sevana" commences | Pachyderm Magazine | Scoop.it
Two senior veterinarians of Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage and Hambantota Veterinary Unit R.P. Rajapakse and P.P. Wickramasinghe are conducting the post mortem of the elephant calf which died at Udawalawa...
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Tusker found dead in Odisha forest

Tusker found dead in Odisha forest | Pachyderm Magazine | Scoop.it
A tusker was found dead near Laxmiposhi under Dugura forest range on the foothills of Similipal forests in Mayurbhanj district, a forest official said here Monday.
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Sri Lanka’s jumbo problem

Sri Lanka’s jumbo problem | Pachyderm Magazine | Scoop.it
Laws prevent use of the animals in the tourist industry, but demands for elephants rises An elephant shackled with heavy iron chains on its rear legs shuffles forwards, a foreign ...
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The ugly side of Thailand’s elephant tourism

The ugly side of Thailand’s elephant tourism | Pachyderm Magazine | Scoop.it
Tourism brochures for Thailand showcase its stunning beaches with clear blue waters; colorful carts of fresh fruits at outdoor markets; and elephants meandering through the jungle with excited visitors on their backs.
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Officials on the horns of a dilemma

Officials on the horns of a dilemma | Pachyderm Magazine | Scoop.it

The conservation of wild animals is a wrangle that has divided opinion into two diametrically opposed camps, writes Adam Cruise.

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When the buying stops, the killing can too

When the buying stops, the killing can too | Pachyderm Magazine | Scoop.it
IF you are an avid follower of nature-oriented television channels, you would have heard the tagline: “When the buying stops, the killing can too.” Reiterating this was Dr Ronald Orenstein, who rec...
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10,000-year-old elephant’s remains found in Mexico

10,000-year-old elephant’s remains found in Mexico | Pachyderm Magazine | Scoop.it
Mexico City, July 25 (IANS/EFE) -- The skull and tusks of a 10,000-year-old elephant has been found in the central Mexican state of Tlaxcala. According to Mexico's National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH), the Gomphotheres' size was similar to...
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Two charged with poaching

Two charged with poaching | Pachyderm Magazine | Scoop.it
Four suspected poachers believed to have killed a female elephant at Rimoi National park in Elgeyo Marakwet county two week ago were yesterday arraigned in Iten law courts.
Abraham Talam, Thomas Cherewa, Christopher Kipsang and Silas Yego denied the charges before senior resident magistrate Rose Ndombi.
They were charged that between July 14 and 16  they entered into the national reserve without the authority of the KWS.
The four were also charged with killing a female elephant and escaping away with its tusks.
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