By Naturenomics Team
Sun, 09/11/2016 - 04:30

A rare pygmy elephant with tusks growing downwards instead of up to give it a look like a sabre-toothed tiger has been found in Malaysia, a wildlife official told AFP on Friday (Aug 12).

The unusual looking animal was found by a team of wildlife experts at a palm oil planation in the Malaysian state of Sabah on Borneo island on Thursday.

"It is very rare," said Sabah Wildlife Department's assistant director Sen Nathan.

"We're not exactly sure why the tusks are like that but it could be a congenital defect or maybe because of inbreeding."

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By Naturenomics Team
Thu, 09/29/2016 - 07:11

100 master trainers, transport company managers and drivers have all pledged to become champions for wildlife protection by promoting corporate social responsibility (CSR) and adopting zero-tolerance towards the consumption of threatened species, in particular rhino horn. 

The pledges were made following a training session on integrating wildlife protection policies into the transportation sector organized by TRAFFIC in collaboration with the Viet Nam Automobile Transportation Administration (VATA).  

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By Archiver
Mon, 10/08/2018 - 09:54

China’s ivory trade has now been illegal for nine months, and it appears that fewer people are interested in buying ivory. A new survey of more than 2,000 people in China conducted by GlobeScan, a public opinion research firm, and funded by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), found that 72 percent of respondents would not buy ivory, compared to 50 percent when the poll was conducted last year, before the domestic trade ban went into effect.

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By Archiver
Sat, 10/13/2018 - 08:20
  • China implemented a full ivory ban at the end of 2017, while Hong Kong announced it would only completely phase out domestic ivory trade by 2021.
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By Archiver
Sun, 10/14/2018 - 10:56

 A team of ten Kenyan environmentalists plan to walk to South Africa to raise awareness about elephant and rhino conservation, organizers said on Thursday.

Jim Nyamu, executive director of Elephant Neighbor Center, told a media briefing in Nairobi that he plans to traverse Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana and South Africa over a period of 160 days.

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