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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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Elephant conservation: The need for political will

Elephant conservation: The need for political will | Pachyderm Magazine | Scoop.it

The greatest threat to the safety of Africa’s elephants is not the poachers who prey on them for their tusks; rather it’s the governments of many of their homelands who lack the political will to ensure their safety. Indeed these very governments are in many cases complicit in the demise of these great animals.

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Could these elephants become extinct in our lifetime?

Could these elephants become extinct in our lifetime? | Pachyderm Magazine | Scoop.it
Global wildlife under threat as population halves in 40 years.
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Three elephants found dead by Indian forest official in paddy field

Three elephants found dead by Indian forest official in paddy field | Pachyderm Magazine | Scoop.it
Three elephants were killed by suspected food poisoning in a field in India. In a savage attack, thought to have been carried out by poachers, the animals' tusks were removed.
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Vietnam's wild elephants in need of urgent protection

Vietnam's wild elephants in need of urgent protection | Pachyderm Magazine | Scoop.it
DONG NAI: Frequent conflicts between wild elephants in the southern province of Dong Nai and local residents have increased the need for urgent protection of the animals.
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OPINION: Can Elephants Survive a Continued Ivory Trade Ban?

OPINION: Can Elephants Survive a Continued Ivory Trade Ban? | Pachyderm Magazine | Scoop.it
Daniel Stiles, a member of the IUCN/SSC African Elephant Specialist Group, discusses whether there should be a legal trade in elephant ivory, and proposes elements that could be included in a legal...
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Oct. 4 march speaks up against elephant poaching

Oct. 4 march speaks up against elephant poaching | Pachyderm Magazine | Scoop.it
Sudburians will join hundreds of people holding Global March for Elephants and Rhinos events around the world Oct. 4.The local event starts at 12 p.m. in Memorial Park.In Africa, four elephants are illegally killed for their ivory every hour, and estimates are that between only 250,000 to 400,000 su...
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One hundred elephant calves in illegal captivity

One hundred elephant calves in illegal captivity | Pachyderm Magazine | Scoop.it
Environmentalists say they have received reports of 100 elephant calves being held in captivity, illegally.
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Rhino calf gets chance to explore her new habitat at the San Diego Zoo

Rhino calf gets chance to explore her new habitat at the San Diego Zoo | Pachyderm Magazine | Scoop.it
A baby rhino got a chance to explore her habitat at the San Diego Zoo. Petunia is just four weeks old. Born on August 1, she needed time to grow and gain strength before she could leave a protected yard. The calf stayed close to her mother, Tanaya, while roaming the 40-acre Asian plains exhibit…
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Yao Ming aims to save Africa's elephants by persuading China to give up ivory

Yao Ming aims to save Africa's elephants by persuading China to give up ivory | Pachyderm Magazine | Scoop.it
Former NBA center aims to persuade China to ban ivory sales to curb mass slaughter of elephants in Africa.
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‘We can protect rhino’

‘We can protect rhino’ | Pachyderm Magazine | Scoop.it

Members of the portfolio committee on environmental affairs and conservation have heard that granting ownership rights of game parks to communities will provide a remedy to the scourge of rhino poaching.

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State weighs option to sell rhino horns legally

State weighs option to sell rhino horns legally | Pachyderm Magazine | Scoop.it
Government is fast-tracking investigations into the legal selling of rhino horn, this as more than 500 rhinos have been killed in parks and game reserves since the beginning of the year.
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Another elephant discovered from Nawala

Another elephant discovered from Nawala | Pachyderm Magazine | Scoop.it
Wild Life officers discovered an elephant calf from a house in Navala area.It was revealed that the owners did not possess a proper license for the elephant calf.The license that was provided by the owners...
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How to rescue rhinos without killing them

How to rescue rhinos without killing them | Pachyderm Magazine | Scoop.it
Anesthesia complications during relocation can kill rhinos, but putting them on their bellies helps them breathe better and can limit unnecessary deaths.
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Changes ‘putting elephants at risk’

Changes ‘putting elephants at risk’ | Pachyderm Magazine | Scoop.it

Cape Town - Animal welfare groups say changes in the government’s regulations regarding the welfare of elephants could open the way for animals in the wild to be taken into captivity and for easy trade.

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Kenyan teenager's simple device could stop elephant poaching

Kenyan teenager's simple device could stop elephant poaching | Pachyderm Magazine | Scoop.it
19-year-old Mercy Sigey has developed a device that notifies park officials when poachers cross into animal reserves.
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Brave park rangers rescue baby elephant from drowning

Brave park rangers rescue baby elephant from drowning | Pachyderm Magazine | Scoop.it
Visitors to the Addo Elephant National Park in South Africa were devastated to discover a herd of elephants desperately trying to pull their baby out of the water.
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Cyclists compete in Kenya to raise fund for rhino conservation

Cyclists compete in Kenya to raise fund for rhino conservation | Pachyderm Magazine | Scoop.it
Cyclists compete in Kenya to raise fund for rhino conservation
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Rhino poaching at crisis level

Rhino poaching at crisis level | Pachyderm Magazine | Scoop.it
For retired army general Johan Jooste, the fight against rhino poaching in the vast Kruger National Park (KNP) is far from being won.
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Botswana: A trunk call for elephant conservation

Botswana: A trunk call for elephant conservation | Pachyderm Magazine | Scoop.it
Being tickled by an elephant is a surreal sensation. Jabulani is a giant, measuring three and a half metres to his shoulder – more than twice my height – and I felt tiny standing beside him in the heart of the Botswana bush. As he sniffed my skin, his warm, whiffy breath and the wiry hairs on his trunk brushed my arm, making me giggle like a child. His huge, milky white tusks were cool to the touch and as smooth as polished glass, curving to the sky in a sweeping arc. To Jabulani (affectionately called Jabu) they're simply tools to help him in his daily life, but to poachers they're worth millions.
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Six Elephant Poachers From a Notorious Ring Have Been Arrested in Mozambique

Six Elephant Poachers From a Notorious Ring Have Been Arrested in Mozambique | Pachyderm Magazine | Scoop.it
The recent arrests of six suspected poachers in Mozambique are seen by conservationists as rare good news in a country where elephants are under threat.
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Louisville Zoo has new baby pygmy hippo, hopes to show him off this month

Louisville Zoo has new baby pygmy hippo, hopes to show him off this month | Pachyderm Magazine | Scoop.it
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - There's a new baby at the Louisville Zoo, and weather permitting, the public might get a peek at the pygmy hippo sometime this month.
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Counting Elephants From the Air in Africa’s Newest World Heritage Site

Counting Elephants From the Air in Africa’s Newest World Heritage Site | Pachyderm Magazine | Scoop.it
The Great Elephant Census adds Botswana's Okavango Delta to its continent-wide aerial count.
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Calculated hot pursuit suggested as option to halt rhino poaching

Calculated hot pursuit suggested as option to halt rhino poaching | Pachyderm Magazine | Scoop.it
With Parliament setting aside three hours tomorrow for a debate on rhino poaching and its impact on national heritage, the timing of a letter seeking Ministerial approval for “calculated hot pursuit” could not have been better.
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Global March For Elephants and Rhino

Global March For Elephants and Rhino | Pachyderm Magazine | Scoop.it
It’s a trans-national business that funds terrorist organisations, fuels conflict in Africa, and poses environmental, development and security challenges. The illegal wildlife trade is also a lucrative business, generating an estimated USD$20 billion ...
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Elephants increase in Serengeti

Elephants increase in Serengeti | Pachyderm Magazine | Scoop.it

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania - The governments of Tanzania and Kenya have released population estimates from a recent aerial survey carried out in Tanzania and Kenya of the Serengeti Ecosystem.

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