By Naturenomics Team
Sat, 04/13/2019 - 14:13

Cambodia's largest attraction Angkor Wat has pledged to ban elephant rides by 2020.

The Buddhist temple complex, which is the largest religious monument in the world, attracts 2.5 million international tourists visit each year many of whom ride the elephants.

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By Archiver
Wed, 10/24/2018 - 05:30

A baby elephant, strayed from its herd after it lost its way, wandered into a town on the outskirts of Munnar in Kerala’s Idukki district on Wednesday. Situated in the Western Ghats, Munnar and its surrounding regions constitute major hill stations and tourist locations in the state, drawing in multitudes of honeymooners and families alike through the year. The calf seems to have come from Velakallil, an area part of the Idukki Reserved Forest and roamed into Chinnakanal town.

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By Archiver
Tue, 10/23/2018 - 14:45

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Adding injury to insult, animal lovers in the UK held a protest meeting in front of the Indian High Commissioner office the other day seeking to stop the torture of elephants in Kerala. They also urged international tourists to stay away from the state while touring India. For the Kerala Tourism Department, it seems it is a case of one step forward, two steps back, while it is trying to brand and market the state as a paradise for holiday makers.

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By Archiver
Mon, 10/22/2018 - 11:12

During one of their performances, one elephant is made to prance around a tank while bobbing her head in and out of the water - much to the delight of the giggling audience.

Their trainers sit on their necks as they plunge in and out of the water, tugging at their ears, prodding them and shouting commands.

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By Archiver
Sat, 10/20/2018 - 04:16

Elephants have been deployed to help rescue trapped tourists from devastating floods in a popular resort in southern Nepal.

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By Archiver
Fri, 10/19/2018 - 18:02

For a tourist, a trip across India can be the experience of a lifetime. For an elephant, however, freedom to move is the difference between life and death. As the continent develops, their habitats are destroyed, and the roaming space these enormous creatures need to survive is increasingly curtailed.

Few understood their plight more tha

"It was palpably clear that, in my lifetime, unless something radical happened, the Asian elephant was going to become extinct in the wild," says Elliot.

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