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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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2 Elephants Killed in National Park Sparks Fear of More Poaching

2 Elephants Killed in National Park Sparks Fear of More Poaching | Pachyderm Magazine | Scoop.it
The killing of two elephants in Zakouma National Park is the first time an elephant has been killed by poachers in the park in more than three years. Wildlife
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Bob Lee's curator insight, September 3, 2:25 AM

Zacouma National Park in Chad is the next place where Boko Haram can find elephants to kill to trade ivory for guns. This further destabilizes Chad because the airborne oxytocin exhaled by elephant herds can suppress human male aggression caused by elevated serum testosterone levels caused by higher ambient temperatures. Fewer elephants, the risk increases for uncontrolled male ultra violence driven by hate and rage.

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African 'white elephant' covers himself in mud to keep cool

African 'white elephant' covers himself in mud to keep cool | Pachyderm Magazine | Scoop.it
Amateur photographer captures the moment an elephant covered in mud appears to be painted white once the mud dries
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Chinese photographer’s mission to raise awareness on poaching

Chinese photographer’s mission to raise awareness on poaching | Pachyderm Magazine | Scoop.it
NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 1 - Xiao Ge is not a talkative man. It could be because of the language barrier that exists between us or it could be that he says all he needs
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This Video of a Baby Elephant Learning How to Use Her Trunk is the Cutest Thing Ever!

This Video of a Baby Elephant Learning How to Use Her Trunk is the Cutest Thing Ever! | Pachyderm Magazine | Scoop.it
This baby Sumatran elephant is just four months old and still has the fluffy soft hair of a newborn. She tries to imitate the precise movements of her mother’s trunk but can’t quite get it right.
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Floods in Kaziranga Park puts Rhino at risk

Floods in Kaziranga Park puts Rhino at risk | Pachyderm Magazine | Scoop.it
Guwahati: Though floods in Assam during monsoons is a perennial feature, the spate of torrential rains has flooded around 70 percent of Kaziranga national Park, putting wildlife especially the famous rhino at utmost risk. According to information, the prime habitat of one horned rhino has been flooded, forcing animals to cross NH-37 at their own…
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Organized inter-state gangs behind killings of elephants

Organized inter-state gangs behind killings of elephants | Pachyderm Magazine | Scoop.it
Expressing concern over the recent spate of poaching of elephants in southern India, a global wildlife monitoring network has said organised inter-state poaching gangs were behind the killings of tuskers in the forests of Western Ghats.
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Saba Douglas-Hamilton: My life in travel

Saba Douglas-Hamilton: My life in travel | Pachyderm Magazine | Scoop.it
I spent the early years of my life in Lake Manyara National Park, Tanzania.My father was doing his DPhil on the social behaviour of wild elephants. One of my earliest memories of Manyara was being charged, in an open Land Rover, by an enormous bull elephant who stopped short, just before he hit the car. His name, I seem to remember, was Casimir.
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Ivory Crush: Thailand Destroys Illegal Ivory, Too

Ivory Crush: Thailand Destroys Illegal Ivory, Too | Pachyderm Magazine | Scoop.it
Thailand recently destroyed over two tons of illegal ivory as a symbol of their movement toward protecting animals from poaching and illegal trade. In addition, the country established new laws to reduce illegal ivory trade and protect African elephants (whose products are traded through Thailand).
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Workshop discusses ways to reduce man-elephant conflict

Workshop discusses ways to reduce man-elephant conflict | Pachyderm Magazine | Scoop.it
The dearth for water in forests is a major cause for wild elephants entering the human habitat, said principal chief conservator of forests and chief wildlife warden, Ravi Ralph here on Wednesday.
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How ancient giant could save elephants

How ancient giant could save elephants | Pachyderm Magazine | Scoop.it

London - For the past four months, Alexei had been enduring some of the harshest conditions on the planet. Marooned on a huge island in the frozen wastes of Siberia, his food had run out long ago, and he was eating scrawny seagulls

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Bengal, northeast speculate joint elephant census to prevent repetition

Bengal, northeast speculate joint elephant census to prevent repetition | Pachyderm Magazine | Scoop.it
The central government may simultaneously launch a elephant census in West Bengal and the northeastern states in 2016 to prevent repetition and avoid errors in counting, an official said on Monday.
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WATCH: Miracle of life captured on camera as rare Asian elephant gives birth

WATCH: Miracle of life captured on camera as rare Asian elephant gives birth | Pachyderm Magazine | Scoop.it
THIS is the moment when the miracle of life was captured on camera, as an Asian elephant gave birth to her young at Chester Zoo.
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British troops head to West Africa to help stem elephant slaughter

British troops head to West Africa to help stem elephant slaughter | Pachyderm Magazine | Scoop.it
British soldiers have been sent to West Africa to tackle ivory poaching.
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Beautiful artworks of pachyderms

Beautiful artworks of pachyderms | Pachyderm Magazine | Scoop.it

Buying a painting of an Elephant will not make you an elephant lover if you are not, but it defiantly   tells, that you can see  and respect beauty and  power .  Elephants are truly beautiful animals…

 

 

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Africa is no longer the land of elephants

Africa is no longer the land of elephants | Pachyderm Magazine | Scoop.it
Laikipia An elephant can break through an electric fence by pulling out the posts, pushing younger, more stupid animals into the wire — or by simply sitting on the fence.…
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South Africa's Kruger Park still a magnet for rhino poachers

South Africa's Kruger Park still a magnet for rhino poachers | Pachyderm Magazine | Scoop.it
The poaching of rhinos has risen in South Africa's Kruger National Park this year but is on the decline elsewhere in the country, Environment Minister Edna Molewa said on Sunday.The Kruger Park,
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Growing numbers of rhinos poached for horns in South Africa: minister

Growing numbers of rhinos poached for horns in South Africa: minister | Pachyderm Magazine | Scoop.it
The number of rhinos killed by poachers in South Africa continued to climb this year, with demand for rhino horn in Asia pushing the slaughter ever higher, the government said Sunday. As of August 27, the number of rhinos lost to poachers was 749 for the whole country, said Environment Minister Edna Molewa. "Of these, 544 were poached in the Kruger National Park.
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The latest threat to African elephants and rhinos? Terrorist groups

The latest threat to African elephants and rhinos? Terrorist groups | Pachyderm Magazine | Scoop.it
My family has had its own loss at the hands of poachers. In 2010 we visited the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust orphanage for young elephants, a popular tourist attraction outside Nairobi, Kenya.
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US says regional trade pacts to curb poaching in Africa

US says regional trade pacts to curb poaching in Africa | Pachyderm Magazine | Scoop.it
US says regional trade pacts to curb poaching in Africa - The US government announced a ban on the ivory trade in the United States last year.
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Magdalena Ferran's curator insight, September 3, 12:27 PM

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"US Says Regional Trade Pacts to Curb Poaching in Africa | Latest News & Updates at Daily News & Analysis." Dna. Reuters, 27 Aug. 2015. Web. 03 Sept. 2015.

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PICTURES and VIDEO: Baby elephant makes a splash at Chester Zoo

PICTURES and VIDEO: Baby elephant makes a splash at Chester Zoo | Pachyderm Magazine | Scoop.it

THESE pictures show the incredible moment one-week-old elephant Nandita Hi Way played in the mud for the first time.

The little youngster, along with five other members of her family, spent around half an hour slipping and sliding in the mud before mum wiped her eyes and ears with her trunk.

 

 

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Zimbabweans alarmed by deal that could see hundreds of elephants shipped to China

Zimbabweans alarmed by deal that could see hundreds of elephants shipped to China | Pachyderm Magazine | Scoop.it
The elephants sold by the Zimbabwe government are destined for Chimelong Safari Park in Guangdong, where wild animals often appear in circus-style performances
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After Cecil the lion, Zimbabweans worry about losing elephants to China

After Cecil the lion, Zimbabweans worry about losing elephants to China | Pachyderm Magazine | Scoop.it
Zimbabweans weren't that upset about Cecil the lion. But plans to sell dozens of elephants to China are becoming controversial.
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More than two tons of elephant ivory seized in Vietnam

More than two tons of elephant ivory seized in Vietnam | Pachyderm Magazine | Scoop.it
HANOI: Customs officers in Vietnam seized more than two tonnes of elephant tusks, eight days after confiscating an ivory shipment weighing nearly a tonne of elephant tusks and rhinoceros horn, authorities said Monday.
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LISTEN: Elephants communicate long-distance using subsonic 'infrasound'

LISTEN: Elephants communicate long-distance using subsonic 'infrasound' | Pachyderm Magazine | Scoop.it
Scientists from the Elephant Listening Project (ELP) are beginning to crack the code of elephant language and learn how elephants communicate with each other over long distances through the use of sounds too deep for the human ear to perceive. A report on NPR’s Morning Edition discussed the work of the animal linguists who study elephant communication, particularly biologist Katy Payne, who was the first person to detect song patterns in whale communication in the …
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