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China bans ivory carving imports for one year

Beijing has imposed a one-year ban on the import of ivory carvings, amid international criticism that rapidly-growing Chinese demand could push wild African elephants to extinction within a generation.

dateFeb 27, 2015 in Ecology
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Giant rodent used incisors like tusks

The largest rodent ever to have lived may have used its front teeth just like an elephant uses its tusks, a new study led by scientists at the University of York and The Hull York Medical School (HYMS) has ...

dateFeb 03, 2015 in Archaeology & Fossils
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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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Elephants make mischief in Thai national park

Whether stressed out, frisky or just craving a snack, wild bull elephants have been causing havoc in a Thai national park—shocking visitors by stomping on cars and raiding restaurants.

dateJan 13, 2015 in Ecology
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