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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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The week in wildlife in pictures

Wild elephants of India, panther chameleons and raccoon dogs are among the pick of this weeks images from the natural world Continue reading…

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Should US Fish & Wildlife Agency Seek Educational Use For Crushed Ivory? The Un…

Should US Fish & Wildlife Agency Seek Educational Use For Crushed Ivory? The United States Fish and Wildlife Agency and counterparts elsewhere, including in China and France, have been crushing tons of confiscated elephant ivory in the fight again…

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South Africa: The CSIR, Seecrypt and Stoprhinopoaching.com Join Forces to Better Protect Africa’s Rhinos

[PR Newswire]Pretoria, South Africa -Efforts to protect our Rhinos now have the benefit of secure communications that will ensure that anti-poaching activities are coordinated in privacy

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Kenya: Two Arrested With Ivory

[The Star]TWO suspected poachers have been arrested with six pieces of ivory on the Nairobi-Nakuru highway.

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Saving an African Icon

On 15th September an iconic bull elephant in Tsavo was saved thanks to the combined efforts of The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust and the Kenya Wildlife Service.

DSWT Pilot Neville Sheldrick spotted the injured elephant while on patrol and immediately raised the alarm. That was the moment this elephant’s fate began to change, from what would have been a slow agonising death caused by a poison arrow to what will be his recovery and a second chance.

Watch the video as the DSWT/KWS Tsavo Veterinary Team and rapid response helicopter come to the aid of this beautiful bull http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YnLBuU518Tg

Read the full story on our website: http://www.sheldrickwildlifetrust.org/updates/updates.asp?ID=717

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Czech and Slovak Republic spark new global initiative with rhino burning ceremony

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Czech and Slovak Republic spark new global initiative with rhino burning ceremony

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Fri, 09/19/2014

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Exciting news from The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust…

Exciting news from The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust


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World Premiere on World Animal Day

‘Gardeners of Eden’ is an eye-opening film that will transport audiences into the midst of the DSWT’s field operations in Kenya.

Set against the backdrop of the illegal ivory trade, this powerful film paints the truest picture yet of what is actually happening to elephants on the ground and the lifesaving efforts being taken to save them. From pilots to elephant keepers, anti-poaching rangers to veterinarians and Dr. Dame Daphne Sheldrick to Kristin Davis, witness the incredible and frequently high risk efforts being taken locally and globally to save the species.

Gardeners of Eden will have its world premiere at the Mill Valley Film Festival in California, screenings on 4th, 5th & 7th October, to be attended by the film’s Executive Producer Kristin Davis (Patron of the DSWT) and its Directors, with post screening Q&A.

This truly unique film has a significant role to play in helping to inform, educate and drive greater global action for the protection of one of the world’s most iconic and intelligent species, the elephant.

More information and to book your tickets: http://tickets.cafilm.org/websales/pages/info.aspx?evtinfo=89125~07e85ca3-74b6-4863-ac45-3c9d86723cd5&epguid=ef7c23fe-7cbc-417f-90cf-d7284d3566d0&

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Central Africa: Ivory, Insurgency and Crime – the Sudans Connection

[African Arguments]At the beginning of August, the minutes of a meeting of intelligence chiefs from African states were released, revealing the extent to which poaching and the smuggling of ivory and rhino horn were being used to fund insurgent groups …

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Adorable baby elephant rescued from bottom of well The heartwarming survival ta…

Adorable baby elephant rescued from bottom of well

The heartwarming survival tale began when a heroic herder discovered the poor exhausted orphaned elephant — malnourished and covered in bruises — in Kenya.

The quick-thinking local called Kenya Wildlife Service and The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, who rushed to the stranded creature’s aid before flying it in a small plane to the DSWT’s orphanage in Nairobi.

Murit is now doing well in the care of the DSWT. Become part of his life and foster today: http://www.sheldrickwildlifetrust.org/asp/orphan_profile.asp?N=318

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Kenya: Man Arrested With Sh1 Million Ivory

[The Star]Kericho CID officers on Monday arrested a man with eight elephant tusks worth Sh1.25 million, weighing 12.5kg.

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Hong Kong Official Meets Orphans of the Ivory Trade

On Saturday 13th September we welcomed Hong Kong Legislative Councillor, Dr. Elizabeth Quat to the Nairobi Nursery, where she was introduced to the orphans, including those elephants that have lost their mothers to poaching.

Dr. Quat wants her government to do more, and is urging Hong Kong to ban the sale of all ivory and join the African-led Elephant Protection Initiative (EPI), which aims to shut down the world’s remaining ivory markets, enact a 10+ year moratorium on the international ivory trade, and implement more education and awareness raising initiatives. She is in Africa as part of her campaign to stop the buying of ivory and end the killing of elephants.

Dr. Quat shared that “Coming to Africa and witnessing the realities of elephant poaching first-hand has helped me understand the true implications of buying ivory. I hope I can share this awareness with the people of Hong Kong and help end the killing.” Her trip to Kenya has been organized in partnership with WildAid, Save the Elephants, the African Wildlife Foundation, the Northern Rangelands Trust and Stop Ivory.

Read the full update: http://www.sheldrickwildlifetrust.org/updates/updates.asp?ID=714

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