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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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Orphaned elephants greet new arrivals at Umani Springs Last week The David Shel…

Orphaned elephants greet new arrivals at Umani Springs

Last week The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust moved albino elephants Faraja and Jasiri along with Ngasha to the Trust’s most recent rehabilitation unit, nestled in the Kibwezi Forest. Umani Springs offers the new elephants a chance to mix with many wild elephants whilst being supported by Murera, Sonje, Lima Lima, Quanza and Zongoloni who were eagerly awaiting the new arrivals!

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Kenya: Don’t Reveal Value of Ivory – Kaguthi

[The Star]THE police should not reveal the black market value of illegal ivory whenever it is impounded.

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South Africa: Gains Made in Fight Against Rhino Poaching

[SAnews.gov.za]Pretoria -The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) secured a conviction rate of 61% in criminal cases related to rhino poaching during the 2013/14 financial year, says Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa.

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South Africa moves 100 rhinos outside country to fight poaching

South Africa said on Thursday that it had moved around 100 rhinos to unspecified neighboring states as part of efforts to stem the illicit slaughter of the animals for their horns.

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Stop senseless trophy hunting

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Dallas Safari Club announced that a hunting package including an elephant kill would be withdrawn from its gala auction.Late last week, the Dallas Safari Club announced that they would be read more

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Using Chinese technology innovations to protect wildlife

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Fri, 01/23/2015

Vast throngs of Chinese are very technologically savvy.
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South Africa: Numbers of poached rhinos soar

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The South African Government released shocking figures today showing the…

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Family Portrait Beautiful image of elephant mother Emily with her eldest daught…

Family Portrait

Beautiful image of elephant mother Emily with her eldest daughter Eve and baby Emma, who is just 4 weeks old. These three elephants who are alive and thriving thanks to The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Orphans’ Project.

(Image Copyright – Harry Williams 2015)

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Record number of rhinos killed by poachers in South Africa in 2014

Asian demand for valuable rhino horn caused the number killed to jump by 21% to 1,215, despite increased efforts to protect them

The number of rhinos killed in South Africa last year jumped by a fifth, marking a new record for poaching, driven by Asian demand for rhino horn which is more valuable by weight than gold.

A total of 1,215 rhinos were killed in 2014, statistics published by the environment ministry on Thursday showed, in what environmentalists said was now a “do or die situation”.

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Namibia: Suspected Buffalo Poachers in Court

[New Era]Three men who were caught with a skinned buffalo carcass appeared in court on Monday facing multiple charges of poaching.

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Businesses step in to save roaming bull elephant Local business people in Namib…

Businesses step in to save roaming bull elephant

Local business people in Namibia have stepped in to save an elephant bull roaming commercial farms that had been branded a “problem animal” and plans were made to destroy the elephant.

‘I engaged a few business people to collect some funds to move the elephant to a safer area like a nature park.’ says local businessman Alex McDonald: http://bit.ly/1GA9DgB

Image The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

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Botswana: Illegal Possession of Tusks Rife

[Botswana Daily News]Kasane -MP for Chobe, Mr Ronald Shamukuni has expressed concern about the increasing cases of illegal possession of elephant tusks in the district.

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