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African elephant population tumbles but some countries want to lift the ivory ban

* Ivory poaching seen as main cause of decline
Sydney Morning Herald Also reported by •The AgeBrisbane Times

Surge in African elephant killings for ivory leads to huge drop in numbers

The rise in poaching over the past decade is the worst Africa has experienced since the 1970s and 1980s

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News video: Top 5 Surprising Elephant Facts

Top 5 Surprising Elephant Facts 05:46

Intelligent, emotional and massive, elephants are more complex than we’ll ever fully understand. Welcome to Top 5 Facts from http://www.watchmojo.com
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News video: Wild African Elephant uses trunk to say hello

Wild African Elephant uses trunk to say hello 00:34

The only human contact this elephant has had is with her handler. Watch as she comes to greet the people in a car at a reserve in Zimbabwe. So friendly!
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News video: New Data Shows Elephant Numbers Falling in Africa

New Data Shows Elephant Numbers Falling in Africa 01:01

New data confirms staggering declines in African elephant populations over the last decade. Elephants often face threats such as habitat loss, increased human conflict and poaching. The data concludes..
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News video: Will elephants soon become extinct?

Will elephants soon become extinct? 04:43

A new study shows a drastic decline in the African elephant population, which dropped by 30 percent in less than a decade. CBS News foreign correspondent Debora Patta joins CBSN with more.
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News video: How To Protect The African Elephant

How To Protect The African Elephant 00:50

A recent study of the population of African Elephants revealed that there has been a major decline in the population, even larger than was predicted. The news came as a huge blow after millions of..
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Global efforts against ivory traffickers still falling short

Poaching syndicates shipped large amounts of African elephant ivory last year despite global calls to dismantle the trafficking networks that often collude with corrupt officials, conservationists said..
Denver Post Also reported by •Newsday

Berkshire army reservists to fight African elephant poachers

berkshire army reservists to fight african elephant poachers
Berkshire army reservists help the military in Gabon to battle poachers, who are decimating the African forest elephant population as part of the illegal ivory trade.
BBC News Also reported by •BBC Local News

World powers to decide fate of African elephant as global ban on ivory expires

Some African countries want to sell off their huge ivory stockpiles and say their elephant populations are thriving. But charities and experts say any sale puts a value on all tusks - and that puts..

African elephant numbers drop by a third

african elephant numbers drop by a third
Elephants used to roam between borders of southern- African countries but threatened with poaching, the animals are now seeking refuge in Botswana which has strict conservation laws.
BBC News

A safari snap shows an African elephant with two trunks

a safari snap shows an african elephant with two trunks
A safari snap of an African elephant shows the creature with two trucks as it made its way to a watering hole in the Nxai Pans plains in Botswana.

Ellie the Dallas Zoo baby elephant takes his first dip in a kiddie pool

ellie the dallas zoo baby elephant takes his first dip in a kiddie pool
Ellie, an African elephant calf, was born on May 14 to mother Mlilo at the Dallas Zoo, who was rescued from drought-stricken Swaziland during the spring. He has yet to meet the zoo's visitors.

Elephant hits ‘terrible twos’ at West Midlands Safari Park

Look who has reached the ‘terrible twos’ – it is baby African elephant Sutton, who enjoyed a birthday cake made up of mounds of his favourite food.
Express and Star

Kenya Lights World's Biggest Ivory Bonfire

kenya lights world's biggest ivory bonfire
The country is burning an estimated 105 tons of ivory - worth some £68.5m - to highlight the plight of the African elephant.
Sky News

Elephants have a really n-ice time as temperatures plummet

elephants have a really n-ice time as temperatures plummet
ELEPHANTS at Noah's Ark Zoo Farm have been making the most of the cold weather – feasting on snacks of ice.African elephant Janu, nine, was caught on camera by keepers at the Wraxall attraction..
Bristol Post

Carmarthenshire dog centre joins fight against poachers in Africa

carmarthenshire dog centre joins fight against poachers in africa
A CARMARTHENSHIRE dog training centre is leading the fight against a poaching epidemic that is sweeping across Africa. Extremus Dog Training, of St Clears, is currently training three dogs that will..
Carmarthen Journal

What it’s like to be eaten by an African elephant: GoPro footage captures beast chomping on a camera 

what it’s like to be eaten by an african elephant: gopro footage captures beast chomping on a camera 
In the film taken at a South African game reserve, the largest land animal on earth picks up the gadget and promptly begins to chomp away. The camera survives capturing the experience of being eaten

Winner of Real Africa's 15th Anniversary Conservation Safari Competition Announced

Monday 15 February, 2016For Emily Bruce-Watt from London, this year's Valentine's Day was a memorable day indeed. Emily was announced the winner of safari specialist Real Africa's 'win a safari'..

The Dog and the Elephant return to Bristol

the dog and the elephant return to bristol
The Dog and the Elephant, a fictional account of a bare knuckle boxer and a Bristol-buried African elephant, is returning home, writes Natalie Banyard for What's On. First shown and developed in..
Bristol Post

He's got the nose for it! African elephant can detect even a tiny amount of TNT using his sense of smell 

he's got the nose for it! african elephant can detect even a tiny amount of tnt using his sense of smell 
Fascinating pictures show Chishuru the 17-year-old elephant locating a small amount of TNT on a piece of filter paper hidden in a row of buckets in the Limpopo Province of South Africa.

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