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Photo taken on April 5, 2021, shows elephants in Omaruru, Namibia.

Namibia exports 22 elephants to UAE

2022-03-07 - Windhoek, Namibia.

Namibia has exported 22 of the 37 auctioned elephants to the United Arab Emirates (UAE), sold as part of conservation efforts amid an increase in population and rising cases of human-wildlife conflict involving elephants in the southern African nation. "The elephants arrived in UAE early Saturday morning and are reported to be doing well except for one cow which is seemingly weak," said the Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Tourism spokesperson Romeo Muyunda in an emailed statement Sunday. "...


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Elephant meat distributed to farms

2021-04-28 - Windhoek, Namibia. Arlana Shikongo

THE meat of a 'problem' elephant that was trophy-hunted on Sunday has been distributed among farmers and farmworkers in the Otavi area. Romeo Muyunda, the spokesperson of the Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Tourism, yesterday confirmed this. The elephant was made available to be trophy-hunted, much to the dismay of some environmental groups and conservationists, as it was reported to be causing havoc on farms between Otjiwarongo and Otavi.


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Nmibia is offering 170 elephants for sale due to the increase of the animals" population and drought.

2020-12-07 - Windhoek, Namibia. Matty Kaminzi

The elephants are from the Omatjete area, Kamanjab commercial farming area, Grootfontein-Kavango Cattle Ranch area and Grootfontein-Tsumkwe area.


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Chinese nabbed with elephant tusks

2016-12-09 - Windhoek, Namibia.

Two Chinese nationals were detained yesterday after they allegedly attempted to smuggle elephant tusks that were cut into small pieces and stuffed into instant coffee tins. The two suspects were on their way to Hosea Kutako International Airport (HKIA). HKIA was recently in the news after another Chinese national was caught with 18 rhino horns worth almost N$7 million by the Hawks in South Africa after he was let through though the airport scanners in Namibia had detected the illegal exports.


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Namibia: School Principal Charged With Elephant Poaching

2016-10-27 - Windhoek , Namibia.

The recent arrest of the 52-year-old school principal of Simataa Senior Secondary School in Linyanti Constituency in the Zambezi Region, who was among a group of suspecs accused of running a syndicate that poaches elephants for their coveted ivory, has set tongues wagging at the school where the principal was regarded as a respected elder and a man of high moral values and ethics.


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Namibia: Police Seize Elephant Tusks, and Croc and Cheetah Skins

2015-11-13 - Windhoek, Namibia.

Members of the police in Kavango East Region have confiscated three crocodile skins, six elephant tusks, one cheetah skin and one skin of a honey badger from various suspects. On Tuesday, two Zambian nationals, a male and a female, were arrested by the police at Kangongo village in Mukwe in Kavango East Region for possession of controlled game products.


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Elephant poached in Bwabwata

2015-04-09 - Windhoek, Namibia.

An elephant was found dead at Muit’jiku village of Kavango East in the Buffalo core area of Bwabwata West last Friday. Muit’jiku is located in Bwabwata West National Park in Mukwe Constituency in Kavango East.
The elephant carcass was allegedly found by villagers who then informed the police at Divundu. It was discovered on Friday morning at about 06h00 and was believed to have been poached. An initial police investigation found two gunshot entry and exit wounds in the carca...


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Namibia’s delegate to the London Conference, Minister of Foreign Affairs Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah

2014-02-27 - Windhoek, Namibia.

Namibia’s successful implementation of conservation policies has seen the country’s wildlife population rebound dramatically in the past two decades. More than 25 000 elephants exist in Namibia currently, up from a mere 7000 elephants in 1995.


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Drones Enter the Battle Against Elephant, Rhino Poachers

2014-02-06 - Windhoek, Namibia.

To give park rangers in Africa an upper hand in the fight against poachers, conservationists are bringing drones to the places where vulnerable elephants and rhinoceroses roam. Google gave the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) a $5 million Global Impact Award about a year ago to look for new ways to detect and deterwildlife crime.


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Namibia to send 10 rhinoceros, five elephants to Cuba zoo

2013-08-17 - Windhoek, Namibia.

Namibia will airlift 10 rhinoceros and five elephants to Cuba in September, concluding a massive translocation project of 135 animals taken from its national parks, the environment ministry said Wednesday. The 15 animals will be captured from the Etosha National Park in northern Namibia – one of the country´s major tourist attractions – plus a nearby smaller game reserve, the Waterberg Plateau, environment and tourism deputy-minister Pohamba Shifeta told AFP.


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Erindi denied permission to import 200 Kruger elephants

2009-10-16 - Windhoek, Namibia.

The Ministry of Environment and Tourism has denied the country’s biggest private game farm, Erindi permission to import 200 elephants from South Africa’s Kruger National Park. “Erindi needs elephants desperately and the ministry have shut the door in our face,” said Gert Joubert, the owner of the country’s biggest game reserve. Erindi decided to import elephants after failing to source them locally after the government again refused permission to do so.


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Row over elephant relocation

2009-10-14 - Windhoek, Namibia. Chrispin Inambao

A row has erupted between the Ministry of Environment and Tourism (MET) and Erindi Game Reserve over a request by the private game reserve for a permit to translocate 200 elephants. The rationale behind Erindi’s application is to decongest the national parks whose jumbo-carrying capacity is stretched to the limit.


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Elephant bull tramples man

2009-09-14 - Windhoek, Namibia. Petronella Sibeene

In a tragic turn of events, a man was attacked and killed in a seemingly unprovoked attack by an elephant bull in the Khorixas area last Thursday night. The deceased, identified as Ermansred Eiseb aged 31, was attacked on Thursday evening as he walked from one village to the next, Ministry of Environment and Tourism Deputy Director of Parks and Wildlife Management, Colgar Sikopo, confirmed to New Era yesterday. Parks and Wildlife Management staff in the area went on a search for the animal on Fr...


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Namibian ivory sale

2009-02-03 - Windhoek, Namibia.

Held under the auspices of the UN Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (Cites), Namibia recently hosted a once-off ivory auction for international bidders. The ivory auction was part of a sale that included large amounts of elephant tusks put up for auction in Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa. Earlier this year, the Cites Secretariat visited these four countries and verified that the declared ivory stocks had been properly registered and that they were of legal ori...


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Communities Want Jumbos Out

2009-01-20 - Windhoek, Namibia. Wezi Tjaronda

Tired of elephants that da-mage water infrastructure, homesteads and make people live in fear, communities in the Omatjete area want the elephants relocated elsewhere. “We want them out of this area. We don’t think they are from this area. They were chased away from villages in upper Ugab in the Kunene Region,” said a councillor in the Zeraua Traditional Authority, Fabianus Uaseapuani. He said around 1991 and 1992, the area had a few elephants, which would come and go back to areas around ...


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Rogue Elephants Terrorise Villagers

2008-10-18 - Windhoek, Namibia. Wezi Tjaronda

Some community members of the Malengalenga area in the Caprivi Region have abandoned their maize fields for fear of being attacked by elephants roaming around the area. Malengalenga village is one of the areas where elephants roam freely because it borders the Mamili National Park. During this time, some people leave their homes to go and tend to their maize fields. But due to the havoc the jumbos are causing, some people especially, widows have abandoned their fields. James Lizazi, chairperson ...


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Namibia: Elephant Hunting - An Alternative View

2008-09-09 - Windhoek, Namibia. Garth Owen-Smith, Co-director of IRDNC Namibia

OVER the past few weeks I have watched in amazement the escalating media frenzy, sensational headlines and misinformation over the Ministry of Environment and Tourism's issuing of trophy-hunting permits for six elephants to conservancies in Namibia's northwest. Having worked as an agricultural official in the then Kaokoveld (1968-70), I was in charge of the Endangered Wildlife Trust's field operations in Kaokoland and Damaraland (1982-1990), and since then been co-director with Dr Margaret Jacob...


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Namibia licences elephant cull

2008-09-01 - Windhoek, Namibia. Chis Haslam

Africas few remaining desert elephants are facing extinction after the Namibian government issued permits for six breeding bulls to shot by trophy hunters. The government claims the herds can sustain the slaughter but Johannes Haasbroek, operations director of Elephant-Human Relations Aid, says the issue of the $40,000 dollar permits to big game hunters will be catastrophic. Three of the licences have been issued in the south Kunene region, where Hassbroek says there are just three breeding bull...


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Calls to Control Tourism Access to Some Rivers

2008-08-28 - Windhoek, Namibia. Wezi Tjaronda

Director of Parks and Wildlife Management, Ben Beytell, says some rivers should be closed for normal tourism access as a way of reducing the elephant-human conflict. Beytell said it was his opinion that this should be the ministry’s next proposal to Cabinet. He said there was an enormous elephant-human conflict problem caused mainly because of irresponsible and uncontrolled tourism activities in such areas. Although this is happening near all rivers where elephants live, the problem along Ugab...


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‘Elephants Under No Threat’

2008-08-27 - Windhoek, Namibia. Wezi Tjaronda

The Ministry of Environment and Tourism says Namibia has more elephants now than at any other time in the last 100 years. Growing at a rate of 3.3 percent per year, the country’s elephant population is more than 20 000, up from 16 000 in 2004. Minister of Environment and Tourism, Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah, said on Monday the entire population especially that of the Kunene Region was healthy and growing, with the levels of consumptive off takes being very conservative and being below the sustainab...


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PRESS RELEASE FROM ELEPHANT-HUMAN RELATIONS AID

2008-08-20 - Windhoek, Namibia. Johannes Haasbroek

Six elephant trophy permits were issued recently for the Kunene region conservancies and to date five out of the six elephants have been shot. As we firmly believe the population cannot sustain this take off we have decided to issue a press release to clarify our position on this matter. Elephant-Human Relations Aid is a Namibian based Non-Governmental Organization, established in 2003 in the Southern Kunene Region, helping communal farmers in the region to deal with elephant-human conflict issu...


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Ivory trade banned in Namibia from September

2008-08-20 - Windhoek, Namibia.

Namibia will impose a ban on all trade with 'worked ivory' from next month in a bid to assert its control and abide by international regulations on endangered species, an official said on Wednesday. "We have to strengthen control measures in ivory trade to abide by provisions of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), which requires specific legislation," Kalumbi Shangula told reporters. Windhoek jeweller Horst Knop welcomed the move but said jewellers and goldsmiths...


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Last desert elephants in firing line

2008-07-31 - Windhoek, Namibia. JOHN GROBLER

SERIOUS alarm has been raised over official plans to shoot three of Namibia's rare desert-adapted elephant bulls in the Kunene Region as trophies for big-game hunters, which conservationists fear could cause a collapse in their dwindling numbers. The permits for shooting what could be three of only five breeding-age elephant bulls left were issued in spite of warnings that this was unsustainable in a population that already showed alarming signs of high natural mortality and genetic problems due...


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Namibia: Villagers Plagued By Elephants Again

2008-06-04 - Windhoek, Namibia. Oswald Shivute

RESIDENTS at Onanke village in the Oshikoto Region are complaining about a herd of elephants that have destroyed their crops. One of the villagers, Moses Thomas, told The Namibian that the elephants arrived at the village early last month, trampling mahangu fields, fences and homesteads. "My whole mahangu field has been emptied by these elephants. We have no more mahangu in the fields and are going to have no harvest this year, because of these elephants," Thomas said. He said the village also h...


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Wildlife: Namibia farmers lose US$1 million annually

2008-05-14 - Windhoek, Namibia.

Elephants and wildlife cost Namibia's communal farmer s up to US$1 million annually and a quarter of households income in crop damage in some Asian countries, a Swiss-based environmental group said Wednesday. The WWF said in a statement posted on its website that governments could save human lives and millions of dollars in crop and income losses for the rural poor through better consideration of the needs of wildlife, adding that damage could be minimised through fencing and better land use. In...


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Namibia: Man Killed By Elephant

2008-05-12 - Windhoek, Namibia. Oswald Shivute

A MAN was killed by an elephant during a standoff between a herd of elephants and villagers at Omuntele in the North on Thursday. Thirteen elephants, including three calves, escaped from the Etosha National Park. They trampled crops and mahangu fields, and villagers tried to chase them back to Etosha, shooting into the air with their rifles. One elephant was wounded by a bullet fired by a villager. But this did not deter the elephants, which then stormed at the people. The villagers tried to run...


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Namibia: Wildlife Compensation Scheme Takes Root

2008-03-28 - Windhoek, Namibia. Chrispin Inambao, Katima Mulilo

A groundbreaking compensation scheme in which relatives of villagers wildly trampled to death by elephants from the Mudumu National Park and victims of lions and monstrous, man-eating crocodiles is in place in Mashi area. The unique scheme - the brainchild of the traditional leader of the Mashi community, Chief Joseph Tembwe Mayuni, in Kongola Constituency in Caprivi covers thousands of registered members of three trailblazing conservancies of Kwandu, Mayuni and Mashi.


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Namibian minister warns of elephant danger after four people killed

2007-09-11 - Windhoek, Namibia.

Namibia's environment and tourism minister Willem Konjore called Tuesday on Namibians to exercise greater care in regions where elephants abound following the death of four people in the past six weeks in run-ins with the giant animals. People in the Caprivi and Kavango regions in the north-east Erongo and Kunene in the west and north-west should to more careful in the wild and avoid walking around at night, Konjore in a press release sent to international media Tuesday. Both locals and tourists...


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Namibia: Problem Elephants - Cabinet Weighs New Policy

2007-09-11 - Windhoek, Namibia. Petronella Sibeene

A protracted wrangle between humans and elephants in the Caprivi, Kavango, Kunene and the Erongo regions will only come to an end once the Human Management Policy is approved by Cabinet and put into effect, says the Minister of Environment and Tourism Willem Konjore. The policy will consist of mechanisms that should reduce the level of human-wildlife conflict, ensure that the benefits of conservation management outweigh the costs and build on the significance of successes already achieved. The p...


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Namibia: Drought Makes Jumbos Dangerous After Dark

2007-08-31 - Windhoek, Namibia. Absalom Shigwedha

The ministry of Environment and Tourism has urged people in the Kavango, Caprivi and Erongo regions to beware of elephants when moving around at night. Colgar Sikopo, the Deputy Director for Parks and Wildlife Management, told The Namibian that drought has forced elephants to be active during the night in search of food. The plea was made after a 47-year-old woman was trampled to death by an elephant at Ngonga village, about 200 km outside Katima Mulilo on August 19.


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Namibia: Dusk to Dawn Curfew

2007-08-24 - Windhoek, Namibia. Petronella Sibeene

The Ministry of Environment and Tourism has advised residents of the Caprivi and Kavango regions to desist from wandering around at night and in the early hours of the morning to avoid being trampled by marauding elephants. The warning, particularly to villages prone to wild animal attacks, comes in the wake of an upsurge in elephant attacks on human beings. Environment officials estimate that there are over 20000 elephants in the Caprivi Region alone while in Kavango Region, the elephant popula...


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Namibia: Etosha Has Significant Conservation Track Record

2007-03-26 - Windhoek, Namibia. Wezi Tjaronda

Celebrations to mark a century of conservation by the Etosha National Park, were launched last Thursday by Environment and Tourism Minister, Reverend Willem Konjore. Konjore said that after the last elephant was shot at the fort in 1881, the elephant population was restored to the extent where the population has grown to 2500 in the park alone.


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Namibia: Naughty Jumbos Being Watched

2007-02-24 - Windhoek, Namibia. Absalom Shigwedha

THE MINISTRY of Environment and Tourism in the Kavango Region has sent a team to Yikota village to investigate reports about problems caused by elephants. School children there are boycotting classes, claiming that they are afraid of encountering elephants on their way to school. Nkokwena Chrispin, the Acting Control Officer for Wildlife in the Kavango Region, told The Namibian that three wildlife officials were dispatched to the area on Wednesday.


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Namibia: Anthrax Vaccinations Going Well

2006-11-01 - Windhoek, Namibia. Absalom Shigwedha

ABOUT 22 000 head of livestock have been vaccinated against anthrax in the Caprivi Region in the last week. Dr Chitate said 20 zebras, 10 elephants and two buffaloes had died of suspected anthrax in areas bordering Botswana's Chobe National Park. Only two of the elephants were confirmed to have died of anthrax, he said. Government has imported 180 000 doses of anthrax vaccine from South Africa at a cost of N$108 000 for the vaccination campaign, which started last week Tuesday.


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Namibia: Anthrax Confirmed in Caprivi

2006-10-24 - Windhoek, Namibia.

ABOUT 32 wild animals have died of anthrax in the Caprivi Region since the end of last month. Of the 20 Namibian elephants, two died in Mudumu National Park. 20 zebras, 10 elephants and two buffaloes had died of the disease in areas such as Masikili - which borders Botswana's Chobe National Park, where the disease is believed to have originated. According to conservation officials in Botswana, about 170 wild animals had died of anthrax in Chobe National Park since last month.


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Namibia wildlife trade: Ivory Debate Resumes This Week

2006-10-03 - Windhoek, Namibia. Absalom Shigwedha

ANIMAL rights groups continue to oppose requests by Namibia and two other southern African countries to be allowed to have a one-off ivory sale. One such group is the Survival Species Network (SSN). On Sunday, a Namibian delegation headed by Environment and Tourism Permanent Secretary Dr Malan Lindeque left for Geneva, Switzerland, to attend the 54th Standing Committee meeting of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (Cites).


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Elephant populations: Local communities, local solutions

2006-07-20 - Windhoek, Namibia. MARK SCHULMAN

In Namibia's north-eastern Caprivi Strip, where Angola, Botswana, Zambia and Zimbabwe all meet, there are thousands of elephants crossing borders at any given time.In northern Botswana alone there are an estimated 100 000-plus elephants growing at a rate of five per cent a year, and are damaging the vegetation in protected areas such as Chobe National Park at a record pace.


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Jumbo Troubles for Otjiwarongo Villagers

2006-05-19 - Windhoek, Namibia. Christof Maletsky

THE community of Ozondjorukwena farm, 42 km west of Kalkfeld, say they live in fear because of roaming elephants that destroy their fences and water points. On Wednesday, seven elephants were spotted 800 metres from the homesteads while moving in a northern direction after destroying fences and water points.


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Study: Elephants Plan Ideal Call Times

2005-09-14 - Windhoek, Namibia. Larry O'Hanlon

Namibian elephants really know the airwaves, say researchers who have discovered that the big mammals prefer to broadcast their very low-frequency calls at exactly the times of day when the air is best for carrying sound a long way. In a three-week study that incorporated a range of meteorological equipment and an array of eight microphones, 42 percent of all elephant calls were made during the stable air period three hours after sunset.


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Cites okays trade in ekipas

2004-10-15 - Windhoek, Namibia. Absalom Shigwedha

Althought Namibia failed to get Cites' permission for an annual export quota
of 2 000kg of ivory, it got approval to allow local communities trade in
ivory trinkets, known as ekipas.


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Ivory ban spells doom for Namibian tribe"s tradition

2004-10-06 - WINDHOEK, Namibia. AFP

Women from Namibia's Ukwanyama tribe proudly display the shiny pieces of carved ivory which dangle from their red leather belts, many of them decades old and handed down from mother to daughter.

The carved pieces, called "ekipa", are important tokens in the traditional life of this tribe, which straddles northern Namibia and southern Angola.


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Third baby elephant of the year born at Pattaya garden

2022-09-29 - Pattaya, Thailand.

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The third baby elephant of the year has been born at a botanical garden in Pattaya. The Nong Nooch Gardens Pattaya welcomed the new little member, named “Ply Poa Jai” wi...


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Iconic elephant ‘Bandula’ dies at Dehiwala Zoo

2022-09-23 - Colombo, Sri Lanka.

‘Bandula’, the elephant found at the National Zoological Garden in Dehiwala is reported to have passed away today. According to reports, the elephant had suddenly fallen ill and had collapsed twic...


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Nepal: Koshi Tappu, CNP welcome baby elephant same day

2022-08-29 - Katmandu, Nepal.

The elephant named Loktantra Kali at the Koshi Tappu gave birth to a female calf while Saraswoti Kali at the CNP delivered a male calf on Sunday. Nepal is presently home to around 225 indigenous eleph...


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Vietnam strives to conserve elephants

2022-08-21 - Hanoi, Vietnam.

A national action plan on elephant conservation in Vietnam for 2023-2032 with a vision for 2050 is being developed. According to the summary report of the General Department of Forestry, the number of...


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Elephant owner and elephant killed by landmine explosion at the border of Sagaing Region and Kachin State

Sheldon Hooper, 27, was charged and killed by a large elephant at a safari park

2022-08-21 - Indawgyi, Myanmar.

The owner of the elephant and the elephant were killed when a landmine exploded at the border of Sagaing Region and Kachin State on August 15 according to sources. They stepped on the landmine when a ...


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Notorious poacher who trafficked in ivory, rhino horns jailed five years

2022-08-20 - Toronto, Canada.

Moazu Kromah, 49, made millions of dollars poaching and trafficking elephant tusks and rhino horns from endangered animals and was ordered caged Thursday in New York. Kromah and two confederates were ...


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Elephant in Thailand rips keeper in half after being overworked in hot weather

2022-08-20 - Khuekkhak, Thailand. Lean Jinghui

An elephant in Thailand has reportedly ripped its mahout (elephant rider or keeper) in half after being overworked. According to The Thaiger, the incident happened at a rubber plantation in the Phang ...


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India sees more deadly elephant attacks as habitats shrink

2022-08-19 - New Delhi, India.

Elephant-human conflicts have been on the rise in India as a result of habitat loss, and experts say such conflicts could get worse unless forested areas are protected and migration corridors restored...


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Howdah elephant Abhimanyu starts carrying 300-kg sand bags

2022-08-18 - Mysore, India.

A week after embarking on a practice walk on Jamboo Savari route, howdah elephant Abhimanyu entered the second phase of training on Thursday. The 300-kg sand bags were mounted on Abhimanyu after perfo...


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Karachi elephants to receive German dental treatment

2022-08-16 - Karachi, Pakistan.

Global organisation, Four Paws have sent their veterinarian doctors to Karachi for the treatment of elephants. The team of four doctors have arrived in Pakistan to treat four female elephants- two of ...


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Andhra Pradesh: ‘Kumkis’ add a dash of grandeur to I-Day celebrations in Chittoor - Jayanth and Vinayak served the Forest Department for more than two decades

Forest staff performing puja to kumkis Jayanth and Vinayak at Naniyala camp at Ramakuppam in Chittoor district.

2022-08-15 - Chittoor, India.

Jayanth (65) and Vinayak (52) are kumkis (trained elephants), faithfully serving the Forest Department in Chittoor district for more than two decades. Housed at the Naniyala forest camp in the Koundin...


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Dudhwa Tiger Reserve mahouts will now record their experiences to help understand elephants better

2022-08-14 - Lakhimpur Kheri, India.

Chief conservator of forests and field director, Sanjay Kumar Pathak has decided to document the experiences of these veteran mahouts so that not only the park authorities but other mahouts also benef...


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Mastodon bones discovered during West Michigan road project work

2022-08-12 - Grand Rapids, United States.

Several people are working to unearth mastodon bones in a West Michigan field after they were discovered during a road construction project. The bones are expected to be donated to the Grand Rapids Pu...


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Meet the mahouts at Theppakadu camp in Mudumalai who have transformed the lives of their elephants

Wasim, the star kumki, with his mahout Eswaran

2022-08-11 - Theppakadu, India.

Wasim’s trunk pauses midair as he reaches for a bamboo shoot. His mahout, M Eswaran, calls out a command from a distance and in a split second, the elephant changes course. The shoot is far from his...


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Myanmar: Elephant gives birth to rare white calf in Rhakine

2022-08-08 - Rhakine, Myanmar. Team Udayadani

A rare white elephant took birth in western Myanmar. The white elephant was born last month in western Rakhine state and currently weighs 180 pounds (80 kilograms) and its height is 2.5 feet (70 centi...


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A haven for retired elephants

Visitors up close with the elephants.

2022-07-18 - Siem Reap, Cambodia.

Travelling north from Siem Reap city on National Road 64 for about 90 minutes you will reach a wooden bridge that will take you to the headquarters of the Kulen Elephant Forest Sanctuary, the home of ...


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Madhya Pradesh: Elephant held captive in chains after killing its mahout at Panna Tiger Reserve

2022-07-10 - Panna, India.

A 55-year-old elephant is held captive in chains and shackels in the Panna Tiger Reserve after the elephant brutally killed its mahout Budhram Rotiya on Monday, said an official. Ever since its arriva...


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Dasara elephants may be finalised by July 30

2022-07-08 - Mysore, India.

The Forest Department will initiate the process of identifying elephants for Mysuru Dasara-2022 from July 15 onwards and the jumbos for the finale is likely to be finalised by July 30, ahead of the Da...


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Scientists have brought 28,000-year-old woolly mammoth cells back to life.

2022-05-26 - Higashiosaka, Japan. Jackson White

During a remarkable scientific experiment, cells from a woolly mammoth that died over 28,000 years ago began displaying “signs of life.” The cells from the 28,000-year-old specimen began to displa...


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Second oldest camp elephant dies in Tamil Nadu

2022-04-27 - Pollachi, India.

Vijayalakshmi, the second oldest camp elephant of the Tamil forest department, died at the age of 71 in the Kozhikamuthi elephant camp in the Anaimalai Tiger Reserve (ATR) on Wednesday afternoon. The ...


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