Zoos exonerated in baby elephant deaths; Data support new branch of herpesvirus family
Elephants are among the most intelligent non-humans, arguably on par with chimps, but both African and Asian elephants—separate species—are endangered. In 1995, 16-month old Kumari, the first Asian elephant ...
Interpol announces special team to combat illegal ivory trafficking
International police organisation Interpol announced Tuesday it would establish a team to target ivory trafficking and more generally, environmental crime, in Africa.
Thousands march worldwide for rhino, elephant protection
Thousands marched in Africa and around the world to pressure governments to do more to stop the poaching industry that many fear is driving rhinos and elephants to the brink of extinction.
22 elephants poached in Mozambique in two weeks
Poachers slaughtered 22 elephants in Mozambique in the first two weeks of September, environmentalists said Monday, warning that killing for ivory by organised syndicates was being carried out on an "industrialised" ...
Mozambique cracks ivory poaching ring
Wildlife campaigners in Mozambique say police have cracked an ivory poaching ring believed to be responsible for the deaths of at least 39 elephants.
Two rare Indonesian elephants found dead without tusks
Two critically-endangered Sumatran elephants have been found dead in Indonesia's Aceh province with their tusks missing, police said Monday.
100,000 elephants killed in Africa, study finds
Poachers killed an estimated 100,000 elephants across Africa between 2010 and 2012, a huge spike in the continent's death rate of the world's largest mammals because of an increased demand for ivory in China ...
Endangered elephants' outlook bleak without more room to roam, study finds
(Phys.org) —Intelligent and beautiful, the Asian elephant is running out of time unless humans step aside and give it some room.
Peer-reviewed paper says all ivory markets must close
The message is simple: to save elephants, all ivory markets must close and all ivory stockpiles must be destroyed, according to a new peer-reviewed paper by the Wildlife Conservation Society. The paper says ...
Protecting wildlife goes hi-tech, and gets harder
Those who want to protect elephants and rhinoceroses in Africa often face dangerous criminal traffickers who are bold, enterprising and well-equipped, leaders said at the US-Africa summit this week.
No walk in the park for S. Africa's embattled game rangers
The game ranger with a rifle slung across his shoulders follows a bush trail through South Africa's famed Kruger national park, alert to the slightest sound or movement.
Poachers threaten new slaughter of South African elephants
Rangers in South Africa's Kruger national park, already struggling to cope with well-armed rhino poachers, said Tuesday they were preparing to face a new onslaught against the park's elephants.
Rare Sri Lankan leopards born in French zoo
Two rare Sri Lankan leopard cubs have been born in a zoo in northern France, a boost for a sub-species that numbers only about 700 in the wild, the head of the facility said Tuesday.
Elephants possess 'superior' sense of smell, study finds
Elephants possess a sense of smell that is likely the strongest ever identified in a single species, according to a study by Japanese scientists out Tuesday.