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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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Wildlife Conservation: Protected Areas the Best Bet for Elephants Caught Between Poaching and Human Encounters

Wildlife Conservation: Protected Areas the Best Bet for Elephants Caught Between Poaching and Human Encounters | Pachyderm Magazine | Scoop.it
A study underscores the importance of protected areas in conserving flagship species like the Asian elephant.
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Legalizing Ivory Trade: Taking to New Heights a Dangerous Policy Proposal

Legalizing Ivory Trade: Taking to New Heights a Dangerous Policy Proposal | Pachyderm Magazine | Scoop.it
From Alejandro Nadal and Francisco Aguayo: Debate around the policy response to the current elephant poaching crisis has been polarized around the issue of market-based instruments, and as a result...
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San Diego Zoo's white rhinos last hope for the endangered species

San Diego Zoo's white rhinos last hope for the endangered species | Pachyderm Magazine | Scoop.it
The San Diego Zoo hopes it can help a pair of rare white northern rhinos perseve the species as only six remain in the world.
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Heartbreaking photos of two elephants killed by an electric fence

Heartbreaking photos of two elephants killed by an electric fence | Pachyderm Magazine | Scoop.it
Elephants may be one of the largest and strongest creatures in the animal kingdom but they are sadly no match for an electric fence as two of the majestic mammals found out on Saturday in India.
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A legal trade in horn would improve rhino protection and help sustainable development

A legal trade in horn would improve rhino protection and help sustainable development | Pachyderm Magazine | Scoop.it
The extinction in the wild of the southern white rhino population could be prevented by letting local communities take responsibility of the animals and giving them permission to harvest horns in a controlled manner through a legal trade. Rhino horn is made of the same material as human hair and fingernails ...
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United Nations launches emergency appeal for elephants of the Congo

United Nations launches emergency appeal for elephants of the Congo | Pachyderm Magazine | Scoop.it
The United Nations Rapid Response Facility has launched an emergency appeal to raise funds to fight elephant poachers in the Garamba National Park in the DR Congo. The launch comes just days after Mr. Martin Kobler, who heads the UN Organisation Stabilization Mission in the DRC (MONUSCO) said more
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More Illegal Elephants to be Trucked Off Phuket, Including New-Born

More Illegal Elephants to be Trucked Off Phuket, Including New-Born | Pachyderm Magazine | Scoop.it
Latest Four illegal elephants are to be trucked off Phuket in darkness after the removal was suggested by the owner. The elephants were smuggled onto the island.
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Half-tonne of smuggled ivory seized in Saudi

Half-tonne of smuggled ivory seized in Saudi | Pachyderm Magazine | Scoop.it
Authorities in Saudi Arabia say they have seized half a tonne of ivory being smuggled from Africa to east Asia.
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Death of white rhino in Kenya leaves only six animals alive in the world

Death of white rhino in Kenya leaves only six animals alive in the world | Pachyderm Magazine | Scoop.it
Fears grow for future of northern white rhino species after loss of 34-year-old Suni, one of last two breeding males in the world
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Study: Elephants may know when it's raining 150 miles away

Study: Elephants may know when it's raining 150 miles away | Pachyderm Magazine | Scoop.it
A study suggests the creatures can detect rainstorms happening 150 miles away.
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US charges safari owners with illegal rhino hunts

US charges safari owners with illegal rhino hunts | Pachyderm Magazine | Scoop.it
Two South African men were charged Thursday by the US government with conspiracy to sell illegal rhinoceros hunts to American hunters, money laundering and secretly trafficking in rhino horns.
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Watch heart-warming moment a baby elephant and two ostriches are rescued in Kenya

Watch heart-warming moment a baby elephant and two ostriches are rescued in Kenya | Pachyderm Magazine | Scoop.it
Could this mark the start of a beautiful friendship?
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Demand for rhino horn drops 38 percent in Vietnam after advertising campaigns

Demand for rhino horn drops 38 percent in Vietnam after advertising campaigns | Pachyderm Magazine | Scoop.it
A new poll finds that consumer demand for rhino horn in Vietnam has dropped precipitously following several advertising campaigns. According to the poll by the Humane Society International (HIS) and Vietnam CITES, demand has plunged 38 percent since last year.
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Beheaded, de-tusked elephant found in forests of Xishuangbanna

Beheaded, de-tusked elephant found in forests of Xishuangbanna | Pachyderm Magazine | Scoop.it
The carcass of an Asian elephant was discovered last week in
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Zambia: Intensify Drive to Save Rhinos, Says Expert

Zambia: Intensify Drive to Save Rhinos, Says Expert | Pachyderm Magazine | Scoop.it
A WILDLIFE expert has called for increased educational campaigns on the preservation of Rhinos to save the animals from extinction.
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Identification of Policies for a Sustainable Legal Trade in Rhinoceros Horn

Identification of Policies for a Sustainable Legal Trade in Rhinoceros Horn | Pachyderm Magazine | Scoop.it
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Elephants still badly affected by illegal ivory trade

Elephants still badly affected by illegal ivory trade | Pachyderm Magazine | Scoop.it
The illegal ivory trade is still going on in Thailand, even though elephants are highly respected there. 
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CITES and confiscated elephant ivory and rhino horn – to destroy or not destroy?

CITES and confiscated elephant ivory and rhino horn – to destroy or not destroy? | Pachyderm Magazine | Scoop.it
Over the past 24 months we have seen a number of countries, including Belgium, Chad, China, Hong Kong SAR, China, Czech Republic, Gabon, France, Philippines, and the USA, destroy stockpiles of ille...
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Rhino dies in Dudhwa, its abode of 30 years

Rhino dies in Dudhwa, its abode of 30 years | Pachyderm Magazine | Scoop.it
Dudhwa’s oldest rhino Banke lost his companion, the 41-year old female, Hemrani who died on Sunday.
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Rare white rhino dies in Kenya, pushing breed close to extinction

Rare white rhino dies in Kenya, pushing breed close to extinction | Pachyderm Magazine | Scoop.it
One of the last northern white rhinos on the planet has died in a reserve in Kenya, leaving the sub-species on the verge of extinction, experts said Saturday.
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