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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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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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Elephant deaths reach tipping point

Elephant deaths reach tipping point | Pachyderm Magazine | Scoop.it
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Meet North America's Oldest Hippo on His 58th Birthday

Meet North America's Oldest Hippo on His 58th Birthday | Pachyderm Magazine | Scoop.it
Bertie has been around longer than any of his fellow tenants. He moved in on December 16, 1958, back when “The Donna Reed Show” was on TV and Dwight D. Eisenhower was in the White House. He’s fathered 29 offspring, despite having only two mates. And oh yeah, Bertie is a hippopotamus at the Denver Zoo. This week (Thursday, to be exact) the zoo will celebrate his 58th birthday. “He’s a star,” says zoo veterinarian Diana Boon. “A lot of people come here just to visit him.” In January, Bertie unwittingly became the oldest hippopotamus in North America—and maybe the…
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Rhino rescue under way

Rhino rescue under way | Pachyderm Magazine | Scoop.it

Kruger National Park in South Africa is moving at least 500 rhinos that are threatened by poachers to safety. The park is home to about half of South Africa’s estimated 21,000 rhinos, and 408 have already been killed there this year, mostly by poachers from Mozambique. Some 250 rhinos will be moved away from the border forests where poachers can easily hide, according to National Geographic. Additional rhinos will be sent to Botswana and Zambia, as well as to other private game parks in South Africa that offer tighter security.

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PAPER: Illegal killing for ivory drives global decline in African elephants

PAPER: Illegal killing for ivory drives global decline in African elephants | Pachyderm Magazine | Scoop.it

Illegal harvest for commercial trade has recently surged to become a major threat to some of the world’s most endangered and charismatic species. Unfortunately, the cryptic nature of illegal killing makes estimation of rates and impacts difficult. Applying a model based on field census of carcasses, to our knowledge we provide the first detailed assessment of African elephant illegal killing rates at population, regional, and continental scales. Illegal harvest for commercial trade in ivory has recently surged, coinciding with increases in illegal ivory seizures and black market ivory prices. As a result, the species declined over the past 4 y, during which tens of thousands of elephants have been killed annually across the continent. Solutions to this crisis require global action.

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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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Tourists throng St Lucia estuary to see hippos

Tourists throng St Lucia estuary to see hippos | Pachyderm Magazine | Scoop.it
South Africa is a place where we get rid of urban pollution and embrace nature. And St Lucia estuary is the place you need to go to observe hippos and many other animals.
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Poachers Killed More than 100,000 Elephants in 3 Years

Poachers Killed More than 100,000 Elephants in 3 Years | Pachyderm Magazine | Scoop.it
The insatiable demand for ivory is causing a dramatic decline in the number of African elephants. Poachers are hunting the animal faster than it can reproduce, a new study finds.
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Rhinos extinct in our lifetime - expert

Rhinos extinct in our lifetime - expert | Pachyderm Magazine | Scoop.it

Durban - Poachers could wipe out all of KwaZulu-Natal’s estimated 4 000 rhinos in our lifetime, a wildlife investigator has warned, saying there have been too few arrests and hardly any of the horns have been recovered.

 

 

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Poachers blamed for widespread elephant killings

Poachers blamed for widespread elephant killings | Pachyderm Magazine | Scoop.it
Poachers hunting for ivory illegally killed more than 100,000 elephants in Africa in a three-year period, a new study says. Scientists say it's the first time they've ever been able to provide such a specific
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