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Mosha, Thai Elephant Wounded by Land Mine, Gets New Prosthetic Limb

She is one of more than a dozen elephants who have been hurt near the border with Myanmar, where rebels have been fighting for decades.

It’s Dogs vs. Poachers in the Fight to Protect Elephants

Tanzania has trained four Belgian Malinois to check cargo and luggage for smuggled ivory at the main airport and port in Dar es Salaam.

The Elephant Hotel in Coney Island, and a Jaywalking Conundrum

A Jumbo-size hotel that burned down in 1896, and a driver’s legal obligations to pedestrians who do not observe crosswalks.

Artist to Know: The 29-Year-Old Effortlessly Melding Science and Romance

For her larger-than-life sculptural installations, Marguerite Humeau finds inspiration in elephant funeral rituals, genetic discoveries and lovesick robots.

The Scourge of the Ivory Trade

Despite stronger laws, the slaughter of elephants continues unabated.

First Draft Focus: Throwback Thursday — Aloha and Elephants

Vice President Richard M. Nixon, with his wife, Pat, encountered a papier-mâché elephant in Hilo, Hawaii, on Aug. 4, 1960. Mr. Nixon was campaigning on the island as the Republican presidential nominee. Hawaii holds its Democratic presidential primary on Saturday.

Chinese Demand for Ivory Alternative Threatens Rare Hornbill Bird

The skull of the helmeted hornbill, which already faces habitat loss, is being sold as an alternative to ivory, conservation groups say.

Killing of Pilot Highlights Tanzania’s Struggle With Poachers

Officials said they were closing in on the poachers who shot and killed a British helicopter pilot, in a country whose elephant population has declined drastically.

18 Elephants on a Plane: Move From Swaziland to U.S. Is Criticized

Three zoos formed a partnership to house the elephants, which were said to be threatened by habitat destruction and drought, but conservationists said the move imperiled the animals.

Ring of Elephant Poachers Broken Up by Tanzanian Authorities

An inquiry into a British pilot’s death led to nine arrests — including a conservation intelligence officer — on charges of poaching elephants for their ivory.

Victory for WildLeaks! Green Mile Safari Accused of Poaching in Tanzania

In 2016 Elephant Action League – through our whistleblower program WildLeaks – received videos showing illegal and cruel trophy hunting in Tanzania committed by the safari company called Green Mile Safari Co. Ltd. Among the shocking violations in the Green Mile videos are hunting with automatic weapons, having children hunt with automatic weapons, gunning down...

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Train Plows Into Elephant Herd in India, Killing 5 Animals

The authorities say the train driver was going too fast and ignored villagers who were waving flashlights to urge him to slow down.
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Speeding Train Plows Into Elephants in India, Killing 5 Animals

The authorities say the train driver was going too fast and ignored villagers who were waving flashlights to urge him to slow down.
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Speeding Train Plows Into Elephants in India, Killing 5 Animals

The authorities say the train driver was going too fast and ignored villagers who were waving flashlights to urge him to slow down.
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Kenya:Prominent Ivory Trade Investigator Killed in Nairobi Home

[Deutsche Welle] World-renowned ivory investigator Esmond Bradley Martin has been found dead in his home with a stab wound to the neck. Martin had spent decades tracing the trade of ivory and rhino horns from Africa to Asian markets.
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Kenya:Ivory Trade Investigator Found Dead in Karen, Nairobi

[Nation] A world-renowned ivory investigator has been killed at his home in Karen, Nairobi, police said.
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Top ivory investigator murdered in Kenya

Esmond Bradley Martin, whose groundbreaking investigations helped the fight against elephant poaching, died after being stabbed at home in NairobiA well-known American ivory-trade investigator, who pioneered efforts to combat elephant and rhino poachin...
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Top ivory investigator murdered in Kenya

Esmond Bradley Martin, whose groundbreaking investigations helped the fight against elephant poaching, died after being stabbed at home in NairobiA well-known American ivory-trade investigator, who pioneered efforts to combat elephant and rhino poachin...
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Nigeria:Thailand Seizes Nigeria’s Smuggled Ivory As Rescued Chimpanzees Face Uncertain Future

[Guardian] Ivory worth 15 million baht ($469,800) smuggled from Nigeria has been seized in Thailand, customs officials said.Three elephant tusks and 31 ivory pieces weighing a combined 148 kilograms were seized at Suvarnabhumi International Airport in ...
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South Africa:Policewoman Provides Gifts to Help Grandmother, Baby

[News24Wire] A fluffy grey elephant, pink-frilled clothing, soothing creams and nourishing formula are amongst the gifts from the heart given by an Eastern Cape police captain to an elderly granny taking care of her tiny granddaughter.
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Overwhelming response to UK ivory surrender to protect elephants

Publication Date:  Feb 2 2018 Image:  An ivory surrender to help protect elephants from further slaughter for the i...
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Overwhelming response to UK ivory surrender to protect elephants

Publication Date:  Feb 2 2018 Image:  An ivory surrender to help protect elephants from further slaughter for the i...
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