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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).

The Poisoning of Africa’s Vultures

The circling scavengers are the poachers’ worst enemy.

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iWorry’s Facebook Wall 2014-08-27 16:25:53

Timeline PhotosMILK!

It took many years of hard work for our founder, Dame Daphne to perfect the right milk formula to feed and hand-raise infant elephants. Now, with 24 young orphans in our care at our Nairobi Orphanage, milk is much in demand.

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Kenya: Illicit Elephant Ivory Trade in Kenya

[CAJ News]Nairobi -THE port of Mombasa and the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport are among the major points of exit for the illegal trade in ivory in the region.

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Africa: Groundbreaking Report Uncovers Africa-Asia Poaching Supply Chain

[PR Newswire]Washington, DC -”Chinese traffickers are present in virtually every African range state, and operate at nearly every point along the ivory supply chain,” according to new report

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Majority of trafficked ivory is hidden in shipping containers 'Efforts to stop…

Majority of trafficked ivory is hidden in shipping containers

‘Efforts to stop the illegal killing of African elephants should focus on ivory transshipment ports and personnel’ new National Geographic report suggests.

While there are effectively unlimited numbers of poachers and consumers fueling the lucrative illegal ivory market, a new report suggests that nearly all the ivory shuttled from Africa to Asia—the biggest market—is confined to as few as 200 shipping containers a year.

Read more: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/08/140827-ivory-elephant-africa-asia-poaching-born-free/

Image copyright The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

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Elephants belong in the wild: Mary Kom

Elephants and other animals in circuses are subjected to chronic confinement, physical abuse and psychological torment.

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Zimbabwe: ‘Cig Smuggler’ Trampled to Death By Elephant

[New Zimbabwe]A MAN thought to be Zimbabwean was trampled to death by an elephant in Mapungubwe National Park and World Heritage Site in South Africa’s Limpopo province.

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iWorry’s Facebook Wall 2014-08-26 17:32:04

Timeline PhotosDid you know that as well as rescuing orphaned elephants and rhinos, we also hand-rear other orphaned animals like zebras, kudus and even giraffes so they can return to the wild when grown?

Find out about some the less well known member…

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iWorry’s Facebook Wall 2014-08-26 10:27:56

Timeline PhotosSaying hello, elephant style!

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Kenya: Jumbo Killed in Taita Ranch

[The Star]Poachers have killed an elephant at Mgeno Reserve in Taita Taveta. Taita Taveta Rancher’s Association coordinator Donald Mombo yesterday said the female elephant was spotted by game scouts last Tuesday evening without both its tusks.

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Kenya: Do We Need to Start Offering Poacher Tours?

[The Star]The impact of insecurity in Kenya on its tourism sector should be one of our biggest concerns, not the least because it will further increase overall insecurity if nothing is done about it, soon, and credibly, tangibly so: So many jobs, espec…

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Kenya: 192 Jumbo Carcasses Found in Mara Reserve

[The Star]The World Wide Fund for Nature has raised the red-flag after 192 elephant carcasses were found in the Mara-Serengeti ecosystem during an aerial survey.

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