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

T he 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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Kenya: KWS Rangers Kill Poacher Next to the 45-Year-Old Elephant He Had Killed in Tsavo

[The Star]Kenya Wildlife Service rangers have killed one suspected poacher and recovered four elephant tusks in Tsavo West National Park.

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Kenya: Sh39 Million Ivory Nabbed At JKIA Cargo Section

[The Star]Airport police at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport are looking for the owner of cargo containing over 200kgs of ivory that was packed in 12 cartons and was headed for Bangkok.

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Kenya: Police Seize Sh33 Million Ivory Destined for Malaysia

[Capital FM]Nairobi -Police at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport have seized a huge consignment of ivory which was destined for Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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Kenya: KRA Seizes Ivory Worth Sh33 Million At the JKIA

[The Star]The Kenya Revenue Authority customs officials based at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport yesterday intercepted 260 kilos of ivory worth more than Sh33 million en-route to Asia.

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For those who question why we should protect elephants, this short animation say…

For those who question why we should protect elephants, this short animation says its all…

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Why should anyone who doesn’t live in Asia or Africa care if elephants are protected or not? Check out this video to find out the real science behind why elephants and other large species are so vitally important.

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Elephants join tiger search in Bandipura Tiger Sanctuary

Forest officials on Saturday continued their search for a tiger which recently attacked a shepherd on the fringes of Bandipura Tiger Sanctuary (BTS).

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Kenya: Ivory Worth Sh33 Million Nabbed At JKIA

[The Star]Kenyan authorities intercepted the 1350 pieces of ivory consignment weighing 260kg packed in 12 cartons at JKIA on Friday.

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Spotlight Germany: Watch “Smile“, a new anti elephant ivory trade tv spot

Mon, 07/21/2014

Elephants don’t have much to laugh about these days.

And it’s our fault as humans.

During the last couple of years the scope of poaching has risen to immense figures.

Every 15 minutes an elephant is killed for its ivory.

In a couple of African countries elephants are seriously endangered. 

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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service upholds the decision to suspend the import of sport-hunted African elephant trophies from Zimbabwe

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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today confirmed the suspension of the…

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Kenya: Who’s Killing Our Rhino and the Elephants

[The Star]Some of these things beat logic! Common sense too! It beats reason and understanding. I fail to understand how…

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Fighting The Good Fight – Dame Daphne Sheldrick The terrible news about poache…

Fighting The Good Fight – Dame Daphne Sheldrick

The terrible news about poachers slaughtering Satao, a wild bull elephant in Kenya’s Tsavo National Park whose tusks nearly touched the ground, got a lot of people asking: isn’t there anyone helping these animals?

There is.

Daphne Sheldrick started rescuing elephant orphans in Kenya more than 50 years ago. She’s got four mobile veterinary units (in addition to eight anti-poaching teams) canvasing vast areas of Kenya parkland, swooping in by plane to immobilize and treat injured elephants.

Read more: http://thewildlife.wbur.org/2014/06/19/flying-elephant-docs-fight-the-good-fight/

Image copyight The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

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Kenya: Kenya Escapes CITES Wildlife Sanctions

[The Star]Kenya has escaped CITES sanctions after being struck off the list of worst offenders who were not doing enough to tackle the illegal ivory trade.

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