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Petition successful! Move Sunder the elephant to Karnataka: Bombay High Court

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The Bombay high court on Tuesday directed the chief forest officer, wildlife (Kolhapur), to immediately take steps to relocate Sunder, a 14-year-old elephant currently housed in Kolhapur’s Jyotiba temple, and file a compliance report before the court by December 23.
A division bench of justices VM Kanade and MS Sonak gave this direction while hearing a petition filed by Dr Manilal Valliyate on behalf of People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA).

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California oil spill claims second sea lion despite SeaWorld rescue effort

Thirteen sea lions and two elephant seals remain under care at the facility as new carcasses, including two dolphins, turn up without signs of oil exposure

A second sea lion rescued from along California’s oil-fouled coastline near Santa Barbara has died at SeaWorld San Diego, where veterinarians are still caring for 15 surviving marine mammals brought in for treatment, a spokesman said on Tuesday.

The petroleum-stained pinnipeds are among the earliest apparent wildlife casualties documented from a pipeline rupture that dumped as much as 2,400 barrels (101,000 gallons or 382,327 liters) of crude oil onto the shoreline and into the ocean west of Santa Barbara one week ago.

Related: California oil spill despoils coastline in tar-blackened reprise of 1960s disaster

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Poachers killed half Mozambique’s elephants in five years

Government-backed survey shows elephant numbers declined from 20,000 to 10,300 due to illegal wildlife trade and lack of governance

Poachers have killed nearly half of Mozambique’s elephants for their ivory in the past five years, the US-based Wildlife Conservation Society said on Tuesday.

A Mozambique government-backed survey showed a dramatic 48% decline in elephant numbers from just over 20,000 to an estimated 10,300, the WCS said.

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Can drones really stem poaching and save wildlife? Opinion piece in National Ge…

Can drones really stem poaching and save wildlife?

Opinion piece in National Geographic argues that drones can be effective, but are costlier than alternatives.

‘The usefulness of drones for tracking poachers in real time is limited by several factors. Drones require skilled operators, significant infrastructure support, and robust and voluminous data.’ Share your thoughts with us: http://bit.ly/1F7TxnC


Drones Can Curb Poaching, But They’re Much Costlier Than Alternatives
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Before large amounts of conservation dollars are thrown at drone technologies, another question must be asked: How effective are they at stopping poaching of

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Namibia: Elephants Plague Farmers Along Ugab River

[New Era] Elephants are causing havoc for farmers in Ohungu conservancy, Ozondje, Arbeids Adel and Lekker Pos in the Kunene Region.

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Hong-kongers for the most part unaware about extent of illegal ivory sale A ne…

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Nothing makes us happier than seeing a baby elephant with its family in the wild…

Nothing makes us happier than seeing a baby elephant with its family in the wild, where they belong!

Sign up to The Enormous Elephant Run in London (06/06) and Manchester (25/07) to help keep this a reality: www.runforelephants.com

** Make sure to join our iworry team by stating ‘iworry’ in the team field during registration!

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Kenya: KRA Suspends Official Over Sh570 Million Ivory

[The Star] A Kenya Revenue Authority officer who handled the Sh570 million illegal ivory shipment seized in Singapore was yesterday suspended.

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Kenya: Hunt begins for ivory smuggler following Singapore haul Police are hunt…

Kenya: Hunt begins for ivory smuggler following Singapore haul Police are hunting for a Tanzanian who had rented a house in Nyali, Mombasa, in connection with the Sh570 million ivory haul seized in Singapore last week. Investigations show that he, a …

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South Africa: Girl, 8, Raises Money, Buys Dogs to Fight Rhino Poachers

[News24Wire] Alyssa Carter was 6-years-old when she decided that rhinos needed her help.

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Kenya: Interpol Starts Hunt for Ivory Smuggler

[The Star] THE International Police will issue a warrant of arrest against a Kenyan linked to smuggling of multimillion- shilling ivory haul seized in Thailand and Singapore, the Star has established.

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South Africa: Rhino Poached On North West Farm

[News24Wire] The dehorned carcass of a rhino has been found on a farm near Koster, North West police said on Sunday.

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