2015-02-26
China Bans Ivory Imports for One Year to Protect Elephants
China imposed a one-year ban on ivory imports that took immediate effect Thursday amid criticism that its citizens' huge appetite for ivory has fueled poaching that threatens the existence of African elephants.
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2015-02-12
PAWS Says Goodbye to Wanda the Elephant
A 57-year-old former circus and zoo elephant, Wanda lived a more natural and enriched life at the PAWS sanctuary for nearly 10 years.
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2015-02-11
Obama Administration Plans to Aggressively Target Wildlife Trafficking
Anti-trafficking experts praised the effort as an important step, even as they said the government faced a daunting task.
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2015-02-10
Zim Government Going Ahead With Selling Elephants
President Robert Mugabe's government said it is going ahead with controversial plans to export live elephants despite resistance from animal rights groups.
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2015-02-04
Questions Raised About Pittsburgh Zoo's Treatment of Elephants
A U.S. Department of Agriculture inspection has called into question the Pittsburgh Zoo's practice of using dogs to control elephants.
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2015-02-03
France Announces Suspension of All Raw Ivory Exports and No Importation of Elephants
France will not be receiving any elephants from Zimbabwe.
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2015-02-03
These Incredible People Need Your Help to Make Europe's First Sanctuary for Elephants a Reality
There are currently 141 elephants in circuses and 540 in zoos across Europe.
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2015-01-28
Survey of Wild Elephants Set to Begin in Mondolkiri
The largest ever survey of elephants roaming Cambodia’s eastern plains will be launched Thursday (Jan. 29, 2015) in Mondolkiri province, according to an NGO involved in the project.
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2015-01-27
Sunday Read: An Excerpt From Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult
National Geographic editor Don George recently interviewed Picoult, asking her about the extensive research she did on this book.
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2015-01-27
Namibia to Beef Up Rhino and Elephant Protection
The new protection is designed to tighten laws to curb increased poaching, which suddenly surged last year.
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2015-01-27
Understanding an Elephant's Playful Side
New research now finds that elephants have a teasing,lighthearted side that is important for developing social and physical skills crucial for survival.
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2015-01-27
Thai Citizens Say No to Ivory
An innovative campaign calls for an end to the elephant poaching crisis.
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2015-01-26
Learning From Animal Friendships
Scientists are now considering how to define such relationships and why they are so fascinating to us.
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2015-01-23
There is an Exotic Pet Epidemic in the U.S.! These 10 Awesome Sanctuaries Are Working to End This
Here are ten facilities that are committed to helping rescue exotic animals.
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2015-01-23
Why It's So Hard to Stop Zimbabwe's Export of Baby Elephants
The export of dozens of elephants is legal under the global treaty that governs the endangered species trade.
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2015-01-20
Dallas Club Cancels African Elephant Hunt
This is the club that auctioned off a black rhino hunt last year.
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2015-01-16
Counting Elephants
According to a recent study, 65 percent of all forest elephants have been killed for their ivory over the past decade.
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2015-01-15
Former Circus and Zoo Elephants in Europe Are Finally Getting a Sanctuary, Thanks to This Campaign
There are around 40 solitary elephants scattered around European zoos and circuses who are in need of a place to retire.
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2015-01-04
After Difficult Lessons, Oakland Zoo a Leader in Elephant Welfare
Not only did the zoo help revolutionize the way elephants in captivity are cared for, but it has funded antipoaching programs in Africa, fought for legislation to ban ivory sales and, most recently, helped Oakland become one of the only cities in the U.S. to ban the bullhooks still used by circuses.
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