By Naturenomics Team
Tue, 08/16/2016 - 11:25
A little more than two years ago, my team and a dedicated group of conservationists set out to count Africa’s savanna elephants, an effort called the Great Elephant Census (GEC). Our goal was to learn how many remain and where, then use the information to help protect these iconic animals from the poachers that are driving them toward extinction.
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By Naturenomics Team
Wed, 10/12/2016 - 09:20
The Centre has planned to start a massive exercise of counting country's elephants next month. The entire process is expected to take six-seven months and final census report will be released in March-April next year.
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By Naturenomics Team
Tue, 08/16/2016 - 13:20

Elephant evolution

The largest of all land beasts, elephants are thundering, trumpeting six-tonne monuments to the wonder of evolution. From the tip of that distinctive trunk with its 100,000 dextrous muscles; to their outsize ears that flap the heat away; to the complex matriarchal societies and the mourning of their dead; to the points of their ivory tusks, designed to defend, but ultimately the cause of their ruin.

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By Naturenomics Team
Thu, 10/13/2016 - 09:19
Elephants are among the most majestic animal species on this planet. They have long been revered as a living embodiment of wisdom, grace, and dignity. These animals typically live inmatriarchal herds, headed by the eldest and most experienced female. They share profound bonds with one another and have been documented grieving when a loved one dies.
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By Naturenomics Team
Fri, 08/26/2016 - 05:59
At the turn of the 20th century, there were a few million African elephants and about 100,000 Asian elephants. Today, there are an estimated 450,000 - 700,000 African elephants and between 35,000 - 40,000 wild Asian elephants.
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