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Thai tourist industry 'driving' elephant smuggling

Smuggling the world's largest land animal across an international border sounds like a mammoth undertaking, but activists say that does not stop traffickers supplying Asian elephants to Thai tourist attractions.

dateMar 02, 2013 in Ecology
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Elephants are vanishing from DRC's best-run reserve

The Democratic Republic of Congo's (DRC) largest remaining forest elephant population, located in the Okapi Faunal Reserve (OFR), has declined by 37 percent in the last five years, with only 1,700 elephants ...

dateFeb 28, 2013 in Ecology
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Charging China demand drives deadly ivory trade

Surrounded by sculptures carved from the white tusks of African elephants—which are being slaughtered in their tens of thousands—Beijing saleswoman Chen Yu says the ivory trade is thriving.

dateFeb 28, 2013 in Ecology
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10 dead Borneo pygmy elephants feared poisoned

(AP)—Ten endangered Borneo pygmy elephants have been found dead in a Malaysian forest under mysterious circumstances, and wildlife officials said Tuesday that they probably were poisoned.

dateJan 29, 2013 in Ecology
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