By Naturenomics Team
Tue, 05/14/2019 - 11:04

Leaders of five southern African nations met this week to demand the right to sell ivory, which is gotten mostly by killing elephants. Ivory sales have been banned to protect the elephants. (Denis Farrell/AP)

 

Five southern African nations that are home to most of the world’s elephants demanded the right to sell ivory, arguing that people who live alongside the animals must be allowed to benefit from them.

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By Naturenomics Team
Wed, 05/08/2019 - 13:46

Illegally taking animals from the wild threatens many species with extinction.

WILD ANIMALS ARE being poached on a massive scale, with millions of individual animals of thousands of species worldwide killed or captured from their native habitats. Poaching poses a growing threat to elephants, rhinos, and other charismatic animals, as well as to smaller and more obscure creatures, like certain lizards and monkeys.

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By Naturenomics Team
Fri, 04/26/2019 - 11:54
  • In one of the biggest busts in recent years, Chinese officials have seized 2,748 elephant tusks weighing more than 7 tonnes, the General Administration of Customs announced earlier this week.
  • The ivory was confiscated during a joint operation by customs authorities and police across six provinces on March 30.
  • Customs authorities added that since the beginning of 2019, they had filed 182 cases of smuggling of endangered wild species, seized more than 500 tons of end
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By Naturenomics Team
Tue, 03/26/2019 - 12:16
As many as 928 elephants have died since 2009 due to reasons like train accidents, poaching, or poisoning while electrocution alone caused over 60 per cent of these deaths, revealed a data obtained under the Right to Information (RTI) Act.
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By Archiver
Tue, 10/23/2018 - 06:20

Startled holidaymakers got a bit more than they bargained for when a cheeky elephant nearly toppled their jeep.

The curious animal thrust its head inside the car’s window to look for food, but got its trunk and tusks caught - completely blocking the vehicle from moving.

As the panicked driver tried to speed away, the fearful passengers stopped taking selfies and one man leapt out of the side of the jeep to escape the elephant’s trunk.

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By Archiver
Tue, 10/23/2018 - 06:20

Scientists at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI) have found that poaching is an emerging crisis for Asian elephants in Myanmar.

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