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Abohar sanctuary gets buffer zone

Protected species in Asia's largest open wildlife sanctuary, spread over 188 square kilometres, had been facing the threat of poaching and attacks by stray dogs, besides poor upkeep of water tanks, especially in summer.

Elephant corridors proposed to check man-animal conflict

Focus on re-establishing elephant corridors has come as a boon to villages along forest borders, especially in Hassan district, where forest land has been fragmented, leading to a rise in man-animal conflicts.

WII confirmed tigers poached by Bawaria were from Corbett


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In Tamil Nadu, electric fences kill more jumbos than poachers

A few decades ago, forest bandit Veerappan wreaked havoc with the wild elephants in southern states, particularly Tamil Nadu.Now man-made electric fences are killing approximately four times more of these majestic creatures than those that poachers' we...

Leopard rescued from poachers’ trap in West Bengal

An adult male leopard which fell into a trap laid by poachers was rescued by forest officials in West Bengal's Jalpaiguri district on Saturday.

Elephant shot, tail chopped off in Assam


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Pangolins face extinction in India, wildlife body warns

On the eve of World Pangolin Day, a wildlife body on Friday highlighted the extreme impact caused by poaching and illegal trade of the species and stressed the need for coordinated action to save the pangolins from extinction. TRAFFIC India said the su...

Major ivory network dismantled in Congo, WWF says

Authorities in Congo have dismantled a major ivory network, arresting three traffickers in a blow to poaching operations that threaten the survival of the African forest elephant, the conservation group WWF said. Officials also seized 30 kilograms of i...

Unlucky in love, elephant damages 15 cars in southern China

The elephant wandered out of a nature reserve and started playing with cars parked along a highway, slightly damaging more than a dozen vehicles. Authorities said the animal had recently lost to another male elephant in a battle for the affections of a...

Elephant goes on rampage in Siliguri, smashes cars homes

A wild elephant rampaged through West Bengal's Siliguri town on Wednesday, smashing homes and sending frightened residents running. As the panicked elephant ran amok, trampling parked cars and motorbikes, crowds of people gathered to watch from balconies and roof tops. 








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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