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Elephants in Thailand ‘broken’ for lucrative animal tourism
World

Elephants in Thailand ‘broken’ for lucrative animal tourism

Separated from their mothers, jabbed with metal hooks, and sometimes deprived of food — many Thai elephants are tamed by…
CITES agrees on near-total ban on sending wild elephants to zoos
Environment

CITES agrees on near-total ban on sending wild elephants to zoos

The regulator of global wildlife trade will impose a near-total ban on sending African elephants captured from the wild to…
China seizes nearly 2,750 elephant tusks in huge bust
World

China seizes nearly 2,750 elephant tusks in huge bust

Chinese authorities have seized 7.5 tonnes of ivory — 2,748 elephant tusks — in one of the biggest busts in…
At Kenyan orphanage, baby elephants find a new life, and love
Environment

At Kenyan orphanage, baby elephants find a new life, and love

Luggard, a lively three-year-old, limps behind the rest of his ragtag troupe of orphan elephants, halting to graze or rub…
Mammoth tusks in Siberia in demand by Chinese
Archaeology

Mammoth tusks in Siberia in demand by Chinese

Crouching near a wooden shed in his snowy backyard, Prokopy Nogovitsyn lifts up a grey tarpaulin and takes out a…
Cambodia seizes record 3-tonne haul of African ivory
Environment

Cambodia seizes record 3-tonne haul of African ivory

  Cambodia seized more than 3.2 tonnes of elephant tusks hidden in a storage container sent from Mozambique, a customs…
Fad for ‘lucky’ tail hair threatens Vietnam elephants
Environment

Fad for ‘lucky’ tail hair threatens Vietnam elephants

    In a village in Vietnam’s “elephant kingdom”, a vendor holds up a severed, dried tail dotted with coarse…
Delhi’s last elephants await marching orders
Environment

Delhi’s last elephants await marching orders

  The mighty Heera marched through a crowded slum chewing bamboo, oblivious that freedom from life as one of Delhi’s…
African tourism alarmed by rhino, elephant losses
Environment

African tourism alarmed by rhino, elephant losses

  Animal conservation in Africa has suffered several setbacks in recent months prompting experts at an African tourism conference this…
Nearly 100 elephants killed for ivory in Botswana
Environment

Nearly 100 elephants killed for ivory in Botswana

  Ninety elephant carcasses have been discovered in Botswana with their tusks hacked off, a charity said Tuesday, in what…
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