By Sanctuary Asia
Wed, 08/16/2017 - 06:31

Union Environment, Forest and Climate Change Minister, Dr. Harsh Vardhan, launched ‘Gaj Yatra’, a nationwide campaign to protect elephants on the occasion of World Elephant Day. The campaign is planned to cover 12 elephant range states.

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By Naturenomics Team
Mon, 07/31/2017 - 07:54

Can Asian elephants survive in the wild?

Good protection has led to an increase in wild elephant populations in many countries in Asia. We do have increases in China, Bhutan, Nepal, Thailand, parts of India, while Sri Lanka, Cambodia, Vietnam and Bangladesh have stabilized, Myanmar and Laos are lacking data but are possibly declining so do Indonesia, Malaysia.

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By Naturenomics Team
Fri, 07/28/2017 - 07:13

Shillong, July 27: India and Bangladesh today decided to constitute a joint working group to evolve standard-operating procedures to facilitate smooth migration of elephants along the border between the two countries and reduce man-animal conflict.

The forest and environment ministry officials from the two countries have decided this during the second Indo-Bangladesh Dialogue on Trans-Boundary Elephant Conservation here today.

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By Naturenomics Team
Fri, 07/07/2017 - 05:04

Scientists believe Koshik learned to 'talk' by using his trunk in a bid bond with trainers

An elephant in a South Korean zoo is using his trunk to pick up not only food, but also human vocabulary.

An international team of scientists confirmed yesterday what the Everland Zoo has been saying for years: their 5.5-tonne tusker Koshik can talk, an unusual and possibly unprecedented talent.

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By Naturenomics Team
Fri, 07/07/2017 - 04:53

At MandaLao Elephant Sanctuary & Tours, visitors can walk with elephants, feed and splash them – but they can’t ride these retired work animals, whose back-breaking days of hefting heavy logs and howdahs full of tourists are over

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By Naturenomics Team
Fri, 07/07/2017 - 04:43

Twice as many elephants work in Thailand’s tourism industry as the rest of Asia combined, with the vast majority kept in “severely inadequate conditions”, a new report revealed on Thursday.

The world’s largest land mammal is a huge draw for tourists across two continents. But while Africa’s elephants are more likely to be spotted roaming vast nature reserves, their Asian cousins are less fortunate.

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