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All About Elephants

All About Elephants | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

WORLD WILDLIFE FUND:

Once common throughout Africa and Asia, elephant numbers were severely depleted the 19th century, largely due to the massive ivory trade. While some populations are now stable, poaching and habitat destruction continue to threaten the species.... http://wwf.panda.org/what_we_do/endangered_species/elephants/index.cfm


Wildlife Extra News

  ▶ APPROXIMATELY 229,729 ELEPHANTS KILLED AND TRAFFICKED IN FEWER THAN SIX YEARS - INVESTIGATION REVEALS A HIGHLY ORGANISED IVORY TRADE ACROSS ASIA AND AFRICA - 

A new report uncovers the fact that Chinese ivory traffickers are present in virtually every African state, and operate at nearly every point along the supply chain. http://www.wildlifeextra.com/go/news/organised-ivory-trade.htm



AN INCREDIBLE WATCH
"ECHO" AN ELEPHANT TO REMEMBER" (53:10)
PBS Nature:  Intro & Full Episode
Echo, Africa’s most famous elephant, was the subject of many films and the matriarch of perhaps the most studied wild elephant herd in the world. In May of 2009, she died of natural causes. This film is a look back at this remarkable animal through extraordinary footage and interviews with the researchers that cared for and studied Echo and her family
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/echo-an-elephant-to-remember/introduction/5755/


 

Mongabay, May 3, 2014
▶ CULLING ELEPHANTS LEAVES AN IMPACT ON THEIR SOCIAL STRUCTURE DECADES LATER.  Scientists are finding that past African elephant culling operations, despite having ended decades ago, have greatly impacted surviving elephant populations and dramatically disrupted their social behavior. Researchers from the University of Sussex studied and compared the social behavior of two elephant herds: one that was severely affected by 1970 and 1980 culling operations and a herd that was relatively unaffected. In their results, published in the journal Frontiers in Zoology, researchers Prof. Karen McComb and Dr. Graeme Shannon found that the elephant herds that had experienced culling operations exhibited signs of post traumatic stress disorder. http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0530-mark-elephants-killing.html

 

 Nature, PBS

UNFORGETTABLE ELEPHANTS: WHAT IS THE DEPTH OF ELEPHANT EMOTIONS? http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/unforgettable/emotions.html

 

                                     Environmental News Network
                                        EMPATHETIC ELEPHANTS
                    http://www.enn.com/top_stories/article/47077


                     MORE EVIDENCE FOR EMPATHY IN ELEPHANTS

                                                    VIDEO
                              Science/AAAS, February 1, 2014
                         ELEPHANTS CONSOLE EACH OTHER
http://news.sciencemag.org/plants-animals/2014/02/elephants-console-each-other

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One Green Planet

STUDY REVEALS MORE ABOUT THE EMOTIONAL LIVES OF ASIAN ELEPHANTS  http://www.onegreenplanet.org/ne

ws/study-reveals-more-about-the-emotional-lives-of-asian-elephants/


 

Africa Geographic,

- ▶ A BEAUTIFUL, HEART-MOVING STORY - ELEPHANT CALF DEVOTED TO DYING MOTHER (THIS IS NOT A POACHING STORY) http://africageographic.com/blog/elephant-calf-devoted-to-dying-mother/


                                                       VIDEO
                                       EarthTouch News Network
                HERD RESCUES TINY BABY ELEPHANT FROM MUDDY PIT
If you've ever doubted the strength of elephant social bonds, then watch this amazing video of a female elephant rescuing a calf from a slippery waterhole in the Addo Elephant National Park in South Africa.
http://www.earthtouchnews.com/articles/2014/february/20/herd-rescues-tiny-baby-elephant-from-a-muddy-pit.aspx


Earth In Transition, March 26, 2014

- ▶ SURPRISE:  ELEPHANTS ARE REALLY INTELLIGENT (REALLY!) http://www.earthintransition.org/2014/03/surprise-elephants-are-really-intelligent-really/

 

The Dodo, May 07, 2014
-▶  SEVEN WAYS ELEPHANTS ARE A LOT MORE LIKE US THAN YOU THINK https://www.thedodo.com/7-ways-elephants-are-a-lot-mor-540480859.html


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- ▶ ELEPHANTS - THE MOST CLOSELY-KNIT SOCIETIES OF ANY ANIMAL - GOING, GOING ... http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3815779358/elephants-the-most-closely-knit-societies-of-any-animal-going-going

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May 7, 2013 Mongabay

- ▶ A TALE OF TWO ELEPHANTS: CELEBRATING THE LIVES AND MOURNING THE DEATHS OF CIRROCUMULUS AND NGAMPIT http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0507-isaacs-elephants-commentary.html

 

                                                    VIDEO:
                                     THE ELEPHANTS KNEW
 WILD ELEPHANTS GATHER INEXPLICABLY, MOURN DEATH OF "ELEPHANT WHISPERER" http://delightmakers.com/news/wild-elephants-gather-inexplicably-mourn-death-of-elephant-whisperer/

 

 

 National Geographic, March 10, 2014
ELEPHANTS KNOW HOW DANGEROUS WE ARE FROM HOW WE SPEAK http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/03/140310-elephants-amboseli-national-park-kenya-maasai-kamba-lions-science/

 

Earth In Transition, March 26, 2014

- ▶ SURPRISE:  ELEPHANTS ARE REALLY INTELLIGENT (REALLY!) http://www.earthintransition.org/2014/03/surprise-elephants-are-really-intelligent-really/


 Earth in Transition, March 13, 2014
ELEPHANT DESTROYS HOUSE, THEN RESCUES HUMAN BABY http://www.earthintransition.org/2014/03/elephant-destroys-house-rescues-baby/


                                                        VIDEO

                                                BBC - Future
HOW ELEPHANTS CREATE THE RAIN: JUMBO GARDENERS: HOW ELEPHANTS AFFECT WEATHER http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20140114-elephants-the-forest-gardeners


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- ▶ THE TRAGIC SLAUGHTER OF TENS OF THOUSANDS OF ELEPHANTS -- JUST FOR THEIR TUSKS http://sco.lt/5Bft8T

 

 - ▶ A WORLD WITHOUT ELEPHANTS - UNBEARABLE:  POACHING TO EXTINCTION http://sco.lt/7F7mXR

 

                                             ---- WATCH ----

                                     4-PART VIDEO SERIES:

                          'BATTLE FOR THE ELEPHANTS'

                              NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC VIDEO -

                 Global Ivory Trade, Poaching And Extinction

                                       http://sco.lt/8TXlw1

 

-▶ THE ECONOMICS OF THE ILLEGAL WILDLIFE POACHING TRADE:  ONE OF THE MOST LUCRATIVE, DESTRUCTIVE BLACK MARKETS IN THE WORLD http://sco.lt/5576PJ

 

▶  NEW THREAT TO CONSERVATION OF WILDLIFE:  "CYBERPOACHING" - EXTINCTION NEARS http://sco.lt/6CmpXt


 

 

Gr8 VIDEOS: ANIMAL CONSCIOUSNESS AND THE ANIMAL-HUMAN RELATIONSHIP http://sco.lt/7uEZOL


                     

                                                WATCH

                "ECHO: AN UNFORGETTABLE ELEPHANT"  (BBC Version)

                                     http://sco.lt/7KAzdh

 

 

 MORE ON ELEPHANTS, POACHING AND DECLINE

http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life?q=elephants

 

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Poverty, as well as Greed killing Africa's Elephants - 10,000 Massacred in Gabon alone.

Poverty, as well as Greed killing Africa's Elephants - 10,000 Massacred in Gabon alone. | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

Dec. 26, 2012 - New York Times

Gabon’s government has made efforts to combat poaching, but as the price of ivory soars its elephants are being slaughtered.

The consequences of the soaring price of ivory are affecting longtime wildlife champion Gabon, where 10,000 elephants have been slaughtered over the past several years by criminals and poor hunters. "It is a story of temptation -- and exploitation -- and it shows that the problem is not just about demand, but about supply as well. Poverty, as well as greed, is killing Africa's elephants," writes Jeffrey Gettleman. The New York Times

 

ELEPHANTS - THE MOST CLOSELY-KNIT SOCIETIES OF ANY ANIMAL - GOING, GOING ... http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3815779358/elephants-the-most-closely-knit-societies-of-any-animal-going-going

 

WHY IT'S TIME TO BAN THE IVORY TRADE FOR GOOD [Graphic images: viewer discretion advised] http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3731951859/why-it-s-time-to-ban-the-ivory-trade-for-good-graphic-images-viewer-discretion-advised

 

A WORLD WITHOUT ELEPHANTS: IN A TANZANIAN VILLAGE, ELEPHANT POACHERS THRIVE: NPR

http://www.npr.org/2012/10/25/163629043/in-a-tanzanian-village-elephant-poachers-thrive

 

THE LAST RHINO - DOCUMENTARY - The wholesale slaughter of one of Africa's most praised natural assets http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3402319653/the-last-rhino-documentary-the-wholesale-slaughter-of-one-of-africa-s-most-praised-natural-assets

 

DRONES COULD SOON BE HELPING PROTECT RHINOS, TIGERS AND ELEPHANTS IN AFRICA AND ASIA - THANKS TO CASH FROM GOOGLE http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3645438876/drones-could-soon-be-helping-protect-rhinos-tigers-and-elephants-in-africa-and-asia

 

THE ANIMAL NOBODY WANTS TO KEEP via @Nikela_Wildlife http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3285098855/the-animal-nobody-wants-to-keep

 

UN TO LAUNCH STUDY ON ENVIRONMENTAL CRIME - ERADICATING ECOCIDE http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3243219562/un-to-launch-study-on-environmental-crime-eradicating-ecocide

 

HILLARY CLINTON SPEAKS OUT ON CRIMINAL WILDLIFE TRAFFICKING

...  http://ecowatch.org/2012/hillary-clinton-wildlife-trafficking/

 

MORE ON THE TRAGEDY OF WILDLIFE POACHING http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life?page=1&q=POACHING

 

 

FOLLOW WILDLIFE MARGRIT FOR INDEPTH INFO ON AFRICAN WILDLIFE POACHING  - An Amazing Advocate for Wildlife http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3530944006/follow-wildlife-margrit-for-indepth-info-on-african-wildlife-an-amazing-advocate-for-wildlife

 

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