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Elephant Poached in Kruger - Is This the Thin Edge of the Wedge?

 

Elephant Poached in Kruger National Park – Is This the Thin Edge of the Wedge?

SA Breaking News | 19 May, 2014 | Cindy Tilney

SANparks confirmed on Thursday that an elephant bull was poached in Kruger National Park and its tusks removed and carried off by the perpetrators – the first such incident to hit the park in 10 years. The killing occurred in... Full Story →

 

Walking The International Talk To Help Elephants

National Geographic | 15 May, 2014 | Katarzyna Nowak

Is the new U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service policy of a blanket domestic ivory ban a “declaration of political war” that “criminalizes American citizens and kills elephants”? This is the extreme view expressed by Doug Bandow in Forbes magazine in March 2014 and taken up again... Full Story →

 

SA elephants at risk as Minister ignores international opinion

SA Breaking News | 14, May 2014 | Adam Cruise

Every 15 minutes an elephant is butchered for its tusks. That is 100 elephants every day. Nonetheless, the South African Minister of Water and Environment Affairs, Edna Molewa, recently said: “We did an ivory once-off sale and elephant poaching has... Full Story →

 

South Africa elephant park accused of ‘horrific’ cruelty

The Guardian | 20 May, 2014 | AFP

A South African animal rights group on Tuesday accused an elephant park of cruelty after “horrific” video footage emerged of abusive training methods used on baby elephants. “The footage shows elephant calves and juvenile elephants being chained, roped and stretched,... Full Story →

 

BREAKING NEWS: Mali elephants under seige

The Wild Foundation | 16 May, 2014 | The Mali Elephant Project

The single worst incident of elephant poaching in Mali – historically – just occurred “through the weak spot/through the back door,” the far north east corner of the elephant range where we have not yet created community surveillance brigades. Initially... Full Story →

 
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