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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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‘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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100,000 elephants killed in Africa, study finds

100,000 elephants killed in Africa, study finds | Pachyderm Magazine | Scoop.it
Poachers killed an estimated 100,000 elephants across Africa between 2010 and 2012, a huge spike in the continent's death rate of the world's largest mammals because of an increased demand for ivory in China and other Asian nations, a new study published Monday found.
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WATCH: The super smelling secret of elephant trunks revealed

WATCH: The super smelling secret of elephant trunks revealed | Pachyderm Magazine | Scoop.it
Elephants have the best sense of smell on Earth, according to a new study from the University of Tokyo. The Japanese scientists found that elephant trunks contain more olfactory receptors genes than other single species on the planet, giving them a sense of smell 5 times more powerful than that of humans. Tara Cleary reports.
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Two Elephants Found Dead in Tamil Nadu Reserve Forest

Two Elephants Found Dead in Tamil Nadu Reserve Forest | Pachyderm Magazine | Scoop.it
Two tuskers, aged around 15 and seven, have died in Chennamala Reserve Forest in the district in a suspected lightning strike, a forest official said yesterday.
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Resolving Elephants/ Human Conflicts in India

Resolving Elephants/ Human Conflicts in India | Pachyderm Magazine | Scoop.it
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Let's take the threat to our elephants seriously and deal with poachers

Let's take the threat to our elephants seriously and deal with poachers | Pachyderm Magazine | Scoop.it
Wednesday, August 13 was the World Elephant Day. Not many Kenyans were aware, nor did they care. Perhaps the majority are so busy with their daily problems to remember that Kenyan elephants are disappearing everyday.
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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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100,000 Elephants Killed by Poachers in Just Three Years, Landmark Analysis Finds

100,000 Elephants Killed by Poachers in Just Three Years, Landmark Analysis Finds | Pachyderm Magazine | Scoop.it
Central Africa has lost 64 percent of its elephants in a decade, while 75 percent of all African elephant populations are in decline.
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Wildlife rangers probe pygmy elephant death

Wildlife rangers probe pygmy elephant death | Pachyderm Magazine | Scoop.it
KOTA KINABALU: Wildlife rangers are investigating the death of a Borneo pygmy elephant that was shot dead near a village in Tungku, about 80km from Lahad Datu.
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Two elephants killed by lightning near Krishnagiri

Two elephants killed by lightning near Krishnagiri | Pachyderm Magazine | Scoop.it
Two elephants from Bannerghatta National Park were found struck to death by lightning near Krishnagiri.
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Two Elephants Found Dead in TN Reserve Forest

Two Elephants Found Dead in TN Reserve Forest | Pachyderm Magazine | Scoop.it
KRISHNAGIRI: Two tuskers, aged around 15 and seven, have died in Chennamala Reserve Forest in the district in a suspected lightning strike, a forest official sa...
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Tears for elephants - their numbers are dwindling

Tears for elephants - their numbers are dwindling | Pachyderm Magazine | Scoop.it
It was a stiflingly hot summer afternoon, and deep in the forest on the dirt track, the air was absolutely still, the forest silent. Nothing stirred.
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