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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.

Ringling Bros. Elephants Are Taking Early Retirement to Florida

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey said it would phase out its elephants show earlier than planned, sending the animals to a conservation center.

After Poaching Deaths, Elephants Rearrange Families

Following the death of a matriarch, female offspring work to establish social ties with other elephant groups, a study finds.

Expressions of Anguish and Rage

Maurizio Cattelan and Pierpaolo Ferrari evoke the anger and sorrow in Kevin Young’s stoic meditation on mourning.

Trump Bags Another Anti-Obama Trophy: Dead Elephants

The administration is lifting a ban on importing elephant parts severed as trophies after the animals are shot in Zimbabwe.
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Trump Administration to Lift Ban on ‘Trophy’ Elephant Imports

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said it planned to reverse a ban on the imports from Zimbabwe, following its earlier move to allow them from Zambia.
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Mali’s Desert Elephants, on Edge of Annihilation, Get a Fighting Chance

With its elephants being slaughtered in staggering numbers, Mali created an armed brigade to defend them. The force faces threats not only from poachers but also terrorists and bandits.
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Trump Halted These Hunt Trophies. Elephant Lovers Will Never Forget It.

Just why the president shelved his own administration’s rule on bringing hunt trophies into the country — a weighty query — is the elephant in the room.
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Why Can’t We Protect Elephants?

They need our help, not an easier way to make their carcasses into trophies.
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Tories must step up on animal welfare | Letters

The League Against Cruel Sports’ Chris Luffingham suggests ways the Conservatives might start shedding their ‘nasty party’ image

There’s a simple solution to the Conservative dilemma about being perceived as uncaring (Report, 30 November). Don’t just talk about compassion – prove it. Supporting foxhunting and the ivory trade, and recently being perceived as denying that animals have feelings, have been PR disasters for the Conservatives.

Related: Tories briefed on new policies after fears about 'compassionless' image

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Africa:Burning Chillis Drive Elephants Away From African Farmers Crops

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Rome -"This is an excellent non-lethal and low-cost opportunity for local farmers to keep elephants away from their crops"
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Namibia:57 000 Sign Petition Against Elephant Hunting

[Namibian] About 57 508 people across the world have signed a petition for the Ministry of Environment and Tourism to stop the hunting of desert elephants in Namibia.
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Malawi:Elephants Break Out 72 Times in Four Months

[Malawi News Agency] Nkhotakota -Authorities managing Nkhotakota Wild Life Reserve, the African Parks (AP) have said frequent elephant breakouts from the sanctuary is caused by habitual fence breakers (animals) that were transferred from Liwonde Nation...
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Tanzania:Singita Grumeti Anti-Poaching Crusade Pays Off

[Daily News] THERE is an increase of arrests of poachers and collection of snares in a 350,000- acre concession wildlife reserve under Singita Grumeti which is adjacent to the Serengeti National Park, thanks to deployment of high technology and well tr...
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Kenya:Kenya Wildlife Service Seizes Sh5.8 Million Ivory in Tharaka-Nithi

[Nation] Kenya Wildlife Service rangers on Tuesday arrested three suspected poachers and impounded 14 pieces of ivory weighing 58kgs.
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Tackling the illegal ivory trade: an online training tool for enforcement

We not only expose environmental crime and abuse, we also work with governments to try to raise awareness and improve capacity. For the past two-and-a-half years, we have been capturing…

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