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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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Fitness Trackers Aim To Improve The Health And Happiness Of Zoo Elephants

Fitness Trackers Aim To Improve The Health And Happiness Of Zoo Elephants | Pachyderm Magazine | Scoop.it
OK, so they're not using Fitbits. But zoos across America are using software to minutely track the activity, behavior and physiology of captive elephants, and using that data to improve zoo life.
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The problem with Zimbabwe’s plan to pay off its decades old debt to China with elephants

The problem with Zimbabwe’s plan to pay off its decades old debt to China with elephants | Pachyderm Magazine | Scoop.it
A bizarre story has recently come out of Zimbabwe. Grace Mugabe, the politically powerful wife of the aging president Robert Mugabe, has come up with a plan to settle a debt to China with 35 young elephants, eight lions, 12 hyenas and a giraffe. The debt was incurred in 1998 when Zimbabwe sent troop
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Baby elephant born at Disney's Animal Kingdom

Baby elephant born at Disney's Animal Kingdom | Pachyderm Magazine | Scoop.it
With the new year comes a new baby at Disney's Animal Kingdom. Read more trending stories On Wednesday, the park announced the birth of Stella, a female elephant calf born to 28-year-old Donna.
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The Communication Techniques of Elephants

The Communication Techniques of Elephants | Pachyderm Magazine | Scoop.it
Elephants understand nature on a level we can’t duplicate, but they also share an abundance of traits with humans including the structure of their brains, their ability to mimic speech, and the broad range of emotions they experience.
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China's ivory trade ban: how to make it work

China's ivory trade ban: how to make it work | Pachyderm Magazine | Scoop.it
Elephants will only be safe when decisive action is taken against the ivory traffickers who have been operating under the cover of the legal trade
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Nepal Shows the Way in Ethical Elephant Tourism

Nepal Shows the Way in Ethical Elephant Tourism | Pachyderm Magazine | Scoop.it
Elephants are an inevitable part of everyday life in Nepal and they are highly respected and attributed to playing a crucial role in the conservation parks and wildlife in the Himalayan country.
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RM7.2 million of elephant tusks seized

RM7.2 million of elephant tusks seized | Pachyderm Magazine | Scoop.it
SEPANG: A total of 846.2kg of elephant tusks worth about RM7.2 million was seized at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) on Jan 1.
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Elephants in Borneo slaughtered for ivory (WARNING: graphic photos)

Elephants in Borneo slaughtered for ivory (WARNING: graphic photos) | Pachyderm Magazine | Scoop.it
Remains of two large elephant bulls were discovered near Segama River, Kawag Forest Reserve in Sabah, 1,500 meters from each other.
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Poachers turning to Sabah for ivory?

Poachers turning to Sabah for ivory? | Pachyderm Magazine | Scoop.it
Kota Kinabalu: Killing elephants for their ivory is unheard of in Sabah who have previously been poisoned to death for being a
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Rare Borneo pygmy elephant found dead

Rare Borneo pygmy elephant found dead | Pachyderm Magazine | Scoop.it
PETALING JAYA: A rare Borneo pygmy elephant which stunned the zoological world with its unique "sabre-like" tusks has been found dead, believed to have been shot by ivory poachers.
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Water relief for 8,000 thirsty elephants neglected by Zimbabwe

Water relief for 8,000 thirsty elephants neglected by Zimbabwe | Pachyderm Magazine | Scoop.it
Boreholes set up by local conservationists are saving drought-stricken elephants in Hwange national park
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Three elephants and four rhinos killed in a month, KWS confirms

Three elephants and four rhinos killed in a month, KWS confirms | Pachyderm Magazine | Scoop.it
The Kenya Wildlife Service has intensified its anti-poaching operations across all conservation areas to tame “increased organised crime, especially wildlife crime” in the past 19 days.This comes shortly after four rhinos and three elephants were killed for their trophies in less than a month. Contrary to reports that another rhino had been killed last Thursday in Lake Nakuru, KWS officials said it was a poacher who was gunned down as he attempted to kill a rhino.
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KWS heightens security after slaughter of four rhinos, three elephants

KWS heightens security after slaughter of four rhinos, three elephants | Pachyderm Magazine | Scoop.it
KWS had denied claims that a rhino was killed last Thursday in Lake Nakuru National Park, saying it was the poacher who was gunned down.But they said anti-poaching operations have been heightened in national parks countrywide amid an apparent increase in organised criminal activities, especially wildlife crime in the last 19 days.This comes after reporting that four rhinos and three elephants have been killed in poaching incidents in the last month.
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Kenya Wildlife Service on high alert following spate of poaching incidents

Kenya Wildlife Service rangers and other security agencies are on high alert across the country after an apparent increase wildlife crime.
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Seeking cash, Zimbabwe sells 35 elephants to China

Seeking cash, Zimbabwe sells 35 elephants to China | Pachyderm Magazine | Scoop.it
Zimbabwe’s wildlife agency said Thursday it has sold 35 elephants to China to ease overpopulation and raise funds for conservation, amid criticism from animal welfare activists that such sale…
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A baby Elephant learns how to walk again

A baby Elephant learns how to walk again | Pachyderm Magazine | Scoop.it
A Baby Elephant whose leg was injured by a trap has learnt to walk again using water therapy.
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Search on to find friend for Scotland's only elephant

Search on to find friend for Scotland's only elephant | Pachyderm Magazine | Scoop.it
The home of Scotland's only elephant launches a search for a friend after the death of her companion.
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Efforts on to keep camp elephants diseases-free

Efforts on to keep camp elephants diseases-free | Pachyderm Magazine | Scoop.it
Following the death of two captive elephants at the Theppakadu Elephant Camp recently, precautionary measures have been taken to ensure that whatever afflicted the two animals does not spread to the r
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EARTH WIRE -- Four Sumatran elephants died in Riau in 2016: WWF

EARTH WIRE -- Four Sumatran elephants died in Riau in 2016: WWF | Pachyderm Magazine | Scoop.it
The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) has said that four Sumatran elephants died in 2016 in Riau Province, a decline from the previous year.
"In 2015, there were 10 cases of dead elephants, while in 2016, the number decreased to four," Spokesperson of WWF of the Riau Program Syamsidar sai
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Ivory trade ban a monumental win for elephants

Ivory trade ban a monumental win for elephants | Pachyderm Magazine | Scoop.it
China will gradually stop the processing and sales of ivory for commercial purposes by the end of 2017, a move praised by the WWF.
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3.3 million years old elephant remains discovered in Jhelum

3.3 million years old elephant remains discovered in Jhelum | Pachyderm Magazine | Scoop.it
Web Desk: A research team of Zoological department of University of the Punjab has found 3.3 million years old elephant remains.
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Elephants Just Became Safer Because China Is Banning The Sale Of Ivory

Elephants Just Became Safer Because China Is Banning The Sale Of Ivory | Pachyderm Magazine | Scoop.it
Wildlife conservation groups call the decision a “game-changer” for Africa’s declining elephant population. Ivory set to be destroyed in Beijing in 2015. Fred Dufour / AFP / Getty Images China will ban all domestic ivory trade within the country by the end of 2017, the country's State Council announced Friday, in a “game-changing” move that …
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