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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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Hippo teeth reveal environmental change

Hippo teeth reveal environmental change | Pachyderm Magazine | Scoop.it
Loss of megaherbivores such as elephants and hippos can allow woody plants and non-grassy herbs and flowering plants to encroach on grasslands in African national parks, according to a new University of Utah study, publishe
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The struggle to save elephants can learn from the war on drugs.

Those trying to stop the ivory trade can learn from people tackling drugs trafficking.
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The Global Debate on Elephant Poaching

The Global Debate on Elephant Poaching | Pachyderm Magazine | Scoop.it
At the end of September, representatives of governments and NGOs across the globe will convene in Johannesburg, South Africa, for a meeting o
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STUDY: A Lost Century for Forest Elephants

STUDY: A Lost Century for Forest Elephants | Pachyderm Magazine | Scoop.it
August 30, 2016 – Because forest elephants are one the slowest reproducing mammals in the world, it will take almost a century for them t
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The Great Elephant Census reports massive loss of African savannah elephants

The Great Elephant Census reports massive loss of African savannah elephants | Pachyderm Magazine | Scoop.it
Paul G. Allen's Vulcan Inc. today announced the results of the $7 million, three-year Great Elephant Census, the first-ever pan-African survey of savanna elephants using standardized data collection and validation methods.
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Only three Sumatran Rhino left in Malaysia

Only three Sumatran Rhino left in Malaysia | Pachyderm Magazine | Scoop.it
KUALA LUMPUR: The clock is ticking for the critically endangered Sumatran Rhino with their numbers down to just three in Malaysia.
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Share your encounters with elephants

Share your encounters with elephants | Pachyderm Magazine | Scoop.it
As part of a new series on elephant conservation we’d like to hear your elephant experiences
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Elephant who travelled 1,000 miles dies after being separated from herd

Elephant who travelled 1,000 miles dies after being separated from herd | Pachyderm Magazine | Scoop.it
Row over what killed the giant beast as officials who gave her medical attention blasted for 'over tranquilising' the distressed mammal
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Elephants In Asia, Ethically (2016) – Horizon Guides

Elephants In Asia, Ethically (2016) – Horizon Guides | Pachyderm Magazine | Scoop.it
Humane experiences with Asia's sacred animal. Everything you need to know about responsible and ethical elephant experiences in Asia.
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Neil Nitin Mukesh: Avoid elephant rides

Neil Nitin Mukesh: Avoid elephant rides | Pachyderm Magazine | Scoop.it
On the occasion of World Elephant Day on August 12, actor Neil Nitin Mukesh is raising awareness about the suffering of the animal, often used for tourist joyrides.
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It is on! 10 Women, 10 countries, 10 000km for elephants

It is on! 10 Women, 10 countries, 10 000km for elephants | Pachyderm Magazine | Scoop.it
WATCH: The journey has begun for the first all-female elephant awareness expedition.
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Desert elephants pass on knowledge -- not mutations -- to survive

Desert elephants pass on knowledge -- not mutations -- to survive | Pachyderm Magazine | Scoop.it
Despite reported differences in appearance and behavior, DNA evidence finds that Namibian desert elephants share the same DNA as African savanna elephants.
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Baby Elephant Is Kidnapped So Tourists Can Take Pictures With Her

Baby Elephant Is Kidnapped So Tourists Can Take Pictures With Her | Pachyderm Magazine | Scoop.it
For the love of animals. Pass it on.
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Samburu Community to Open Elephant Sanctuary

Samburu Community to Open Elephant Sanctuary | Pachyderm Magazine | Scoop.it
Namunyak Community Conservancy is to open the first community owned and
managed elephant orphanage in Africa. The Reteti Elephant Sanctuary will
take in orphaned and abandoned elephant calves with an aim to release them
back into the wild herds adjoining the Sanctuary. Keepers Mary and Naomi,
who are both from Namunyak, have already perfected the skill of returning
lost calves back to their family herds. Since March, they have successfully
returned five abandoned calves to their families, and have not yet needed
to hand raise any individuals.
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Education is key in the fight to save our elephants

Education is key in the fight to save our elephants | Pachyderm Magazine | Scoop.it
Despite an increase in funding, and often military level responses from conservationists, we now know the world’s elephant populations continue to decrease at a distressing rate. The Great Elephant Census (GEC), commissioned through a $7 million grant from Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen and his sister Jody, employed ninety scientists to survey 93% of all Savannah elephants over two years. It was the largest African wildlife survey ever undertaken and its results were astounding.
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Ivory | Hurst Publishers

Ivory | Hurst Publishers | Pachyderm Magazine | Scoop.it
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African Elephants Numbers Plummet 30 Percent, Survey Finds

African Elephants Numbers Plummet 30 Percent, Survey Finds | Pachyderm Magazine | Scoop.it
An unprecedented census gives a sobering baseline for managing what’s left of Africa’s elephants.
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#ShockWildlifeTruths: Poachers kill 26 elephants in Chobe National Park

#ShockWildlifeTruths: Poachers kill 26 elephants in Chobe National Park | Pachyderm Magazine | Scoop.it
A sad story of at least 26 elephants that had their faces hacked off and their tusks removed in Botswana’s Chobe Nationa
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Help the Hippos August 2016

Karen’s efforts to feed the hippos and help them through this current period of serious drought and her appeal for your help. The Turgwe Hippo Trust is th
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Four elephants killed by Sri Lankan train

Four elephants killed by Sri Lankan train | Pachyderm Magazine | Scoop.it
COLOMBO: A passenger train hit and killed an elephant and three calves in northern Sri Lanka on Wednesday, the latest deadly accident involving the venerated animals.
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Zimbabwe plans to use drones to fight elephant poaching

Zimbabwe plans to use drones to fight elephant poaching | Pachyderm Magazine | Scoop.it
Zimbabwe plans to deploy aerial drones in its biggest wildlife sanctuary in the west to combat poaching of elephants, a parks official said on Monday, as the country aims to protect one of its top tourist attractions.
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Elephant killed, calf injured in train collision

Elephant killed, calf injured in train collision | Pachyderm Magazine | Scoop.it
An elephant was killed and her calf sustained serious injuries after they were struck by a train at Wedithibbagala in Poonewa, Medawachchiya last night. The train had been heading to Jaffna from Matara at the time the incident occurred.
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Gabon launches elephant fences in pioneering conservation move

Gabon launches elephant fences in pioneering conservation move | Pachyderm Magazine | Scoop.it
The President of Gabon, one of the founding members of the Giants Club conservation initiative, today demonstrated his commitment to his people and conservationists globally by officially launching the first elephant fence in Gabon. Human elephant...
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PAPER: Genetic connectivity across marginal habitats: the elephants of the Namib Desert

PAPER: Genetic connectivity across marginal habitats: the elephants of the Namib Desert | Pachyderm Magazine | Scoop.it
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Rhinos Drown in Flooding at Indian National Park

Rhinos Drown in Flooding at Indian National Park | Pachyderm Magazine | Scoop.it
Heavy rainfall and floods in India’s northeastern state of Assam is taking a toll on the country’s most vulnerable species – the one-horned rhinoceros.
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