By Naturenomics Team
Tue, 08/20/2019 - 14:19

Rakops, Gumare Botswana – In the middle of June, armed with a pellet gun, Ngakaemang Ray Chombo found an elephant rustling about his farm in Tutume, a village on Botswana's eastern borderland, 50km from Zimbabwe.

Witnesses say the 78-year-old former wildlife ranger fired several shots to scare the animal away, but the wounded elephant charged and mauled Chombo to death.

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By Naturenomics Team
Thu, 08/15/2019 - 14:13

A Bayaka elder, an American biologist, and an eco-guard study and protect elephants in CAR until conflict strikes.

Editor's note: This film is no longer available to view online.

In the rainforests of the Central African Republic (CAR) is Dzanga Bai, a remote clearing where a tall canopy of trees - full of the hum of insects and calls of wildlife - gives way to soft mud and pools of water. Here, some of the rainforests' largest mammals gather.

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By Naturenomics Team
Mon, 07/29/2019 - 14:45
  • At the start of 2018, China banned all ivory products within its borders. As one of the largest markets for ivory, this represented a significant win for conservationists.
  • However, just as the ivory trade declined, a new demand for elephant skin emerged.
  • The skin is used in medicine and to make jewelry.
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By Naturenomics Team
Sun, 07/28/2019 - 14:41

The baby elephant had died on Sunday morning after it got stuck to an electric transformer, on a stretch of the Koundinya Wildlife Sanctuary in Chittoor district.

t was an act of vengeance and anger that many would not only be moved by but would wholeheartedly forgive. A grieving elephant who watched her two-year-old calf electrocuted to death near Palamaner in Andhra Pradesh’s Chittoor district, returned a day later to slay the villain who killed her baby – a transformer pole.   

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By Naturenomics Team
Thu, 07/25/2019 - 14:22

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Forest officials in Uttar Pradesh who have been grappling with the problem of two wild tuskers wandering in western part of the state, have not even heard of the technique of elephant whisperers that can tame these wild giants.

orest officials in Uttar Pradesh who have been grappling with the problem of two wild tuskers wandering in western part of the state, have not even heard of the technique of elephant whisperers that can tame these wild giants.

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By Naturenomics Team
Wed, 07/24/2019 - 13:48

Authorities in Singapore have seized about $48 million worth of elephant ivory and pangolin scales over the weekend. The country's National Parks Board, known as NParks, made the announcement Tuesday after discovering the illegal cargo, which originated from the Democratic Republic of the Congo and was heading toward Vietnam.

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