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Elephant poaching declines slightly

Although the number of African elephants killed for their tusks declined slightly last year after worldwide recognition of the severity of the wildlife crime epidemic, the rates remain unacceptably high, ...

dateDec 02, 2013 in Ecology
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Shocking recording of elephant slaughter

The Wildlife Conservation Society released a powerful video today that features shocking audio of an elephant being shot and killed by ivory poachers in Central Africa. The video is part of WCS's 96 Elephants campaign – ...

dateNov 21, 2013 in Ecology
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Zimbabwe elephant poisoning toll reaches 100

Zimbabwean wildlife authorities said Tuesday they had discovered another 10 elephant carcasses, bringing the number of the animals poisoned by cyanide for their ivory to over 100 in the past month.

dateOct 15, 2013 in Ecology
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Thai police seize 16 'illegal' elephants

Thai police said Wednesday they had seized 16 elephants from tourist destinations as part of a nationwide swoop on operators suspected of using smuggled wild pachyderms for entertainment.

dateAug 21, 2013 in Ecology
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