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 Archiver
Tue, 10/16/2018 - 11:18

Half of the Savanna elephant tusks seized from the year 2006 to 2014 in 29 countries originated from Tanzania, it has been established.

The College of African Wildlife Management Mweka (CAWM) Rector, Professor Jafari Kideghesho unveiled here on Monday that a recent DNA (Deoxyribonucleic acid) analysis that was done recently came out with the findings.

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By Archiver
Wed, 10/17/2018 - 09:54

DUBAI, UAE: Customs officers in Dubai have seized more than 50 endangered species of flora and fauna in three years in a sign of growing action against the region’s illegal animal trade.

Since 2015, Dubai Customs has halted 53 cases of smuggling of contraband listed by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (Cites).

The body parts of big cats and ivory have been some of the most substantial finds at the border, an indication that the illegal trade continues to thrive.

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By Archiver
Wed, 10/17/2018 - 11:17

A foreign photo journalist who exposed an illegal ivory trade syndicate in Zimbabwe yesterday failed to give his testimony at the Harare Magistrates’ Court after the defence demanded documents which allow him to work undercover. 

Adrien Steirn will testify against Farikeni Madzinga (48) and Tafadzwa Pamire (36) who are being charged with contravening a section of Parks and Wildlife Act after they were found in possession of six unmarked elephant tusks without a permit.

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By Archiver
Thu, 10/18/2018 - 16:53

The issue of trade in African elephant ivory will dominate the 2016 CITES Conference of the Parties meeting. Debate will revolve around maintaining or lifting the ban on trade, but with little chance of addressing the overarching human element. For example, what impact has the trade ban had on local communities? And what is the relationship between their livelihoods and elephant protection and poaching?

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