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Poachers slaughter 30 elephants in DR Congo

Ivory-hungry poachers have killed 30 elephants in a Congolese national park in the past two weeks, park authorities said Monday, adding that the culprits were likely Sudanese militia.

dateMar 23, 2015 in Ecology
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Satellites, mathematics and drones take down poachers in Africa

In 2014, 1,215 rhinos were killed in South Africa for their horns, which end up in Asia as supposed cures for a variety of ailments. An estimated 30,000 African elephants were slaughtered last year for their tusks to be turned into trinkets. The world loses three rhinos a day and an elepha ...

dateJan 27, 2015 in Ecology
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Measuring obesity in overweight zoo elephants

African elephants in captivity are getting fat. While the thought of a pudgy pachyderm might produce a chuckle, it is a situation with potentially serious consequences for the species.

dateJul 14, 2014 in Ecology
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Smuggled elephant ivory price triples

The price of ivory taken from African elephants slaughtered for their tusks has tripled in the past four years in China, the world's biggest market, conservationists said on Thursday.

dateJul 03, 2014 in Ecology
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