By Naturenomics Team
Wed, 06/29/2016 - 08:03
The greatest threat to wild Asian elephants is habitat loss and fragmentation. Throughout the tropics, humans have cleared large areas of forest and have rapidly populated river valleys and plains. Elephants have been pushed into hilly landscapes and less suitable remnants of forest, but even these less accessible habitats are being assaulted by poachers, loggers, and developers.
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By Naturenomics Team
Tue, 09/20/2016 - 03:45

The Police are holding five people arrested last week in West Nile over illegal possession and selling of ivory from elephants that are regarded as endangered species. According to Julius Odeke, the Media officer at the Natural Resources Conservation Network (NRCN), the suspects were arrested after undercover wildlife crime burst infiltrated the ivory ratchets.

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By Naturenomics Team
Wed, 01/04/2017 - 04:03
Prince William has welcomed China's decision to ban its ivory trade calling it a 'turning point in the race to save elephants.' China said it planned to shut down its ivory trade by the end of the year in a move designed to curb the mass slaughter of African elephants. That will shut the door to the world's biggest end-market for poached ivory.  The move has put added pressure on Britain to close the loopholes in its own ban on the trade. 
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By Archiver
Fri, 10/12/2018 - 08:09

CAPE TOWN — It was a shocking story that attracted global attention this month: A “poaching frenzy” in northern Botswana left 87 elephants dead, slaughtered for their tusks to feed Africa’s growing illicit ivory trade.

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By Archiver
Sun, 10/14/2018 - 10:31

BEIJING: Chinese customs authorities said they seized 156 prehistoric mammoth tusks from a truck entering from Russia in one of the country's largest such hauls.

The contraband was seized in late April at a border crossing in northeastern China's Heilongjiang province bordering on Siberia, but the find was only announced this week by Chinese customs, state media said.

The haul, which also included two elephant tusks and a range of other animal parts, was hidden under a shipment of soybeans.

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