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African Elephant Census Paints Bleak Picture

The Push Toward Extinction Gaining Momentum Results of a new survey reveal that Africa’s savannah elephants are going fast. The Great Elephant Census estimates that about 352,000 elephants remain—down from previous estimates of 419,000 to 650,000 elephants in 2013. The authors … Continue reading

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Elephants Extremely Intelligent

Herds Have Extremely Tight Social Bonds Aristotle held elephants in high regard. He said that they ‘surpass all others in wit and mind’. It was easy enough for him to understand that from what he saw. What we have discovered … Continue reading

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Tanzania’s Elephant Herd Gone Within Five Years

Poachers Killing Tourism For Ivory Poachers are slaughtering Tanzania’s elephants for their ivory at such alarming rates that the population could be completely wiped out in just seven years, conservationists told a conference Friday. The two-day UN-backed conference, which opened … Continue reading

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Baby Elephants Orphans Of War On Wildlife

Poachers Shoot Young Or Leave Them To Starve To Death Poachers have killed about 70,000 elephants across Africa over the past two years alone. The rate continues to rise, while the elephant population continues to decline. At this rate, the … Continue reading

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Restoring Elephant Migration Route Can Help Save Species, Ecosystem

Elephants Must Outrun Poachers, Climate Change Nyeri County Governor Nderitu Gachagua yesterday announced a grand scheme to reconnect the former wildlife corridor between Mt. Kenya and the Aberdare mountains to allow in particular the elephant populations to resume their age-old … Continue reading

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Elephants Have Warning Calls To Avoid Bees, Humans

Editor’s Note: Our partners in Kenya plan to use bees to keep elephants away from crops, which will save the lives of elephants and farmers. Please visit “East Africa Plan” on the menu bar above for more detail on how … Continue reading

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Elephant Census Begins In Kenya, Tanzania

Elephant Population Plummets By Wolfgang H. Thome An aerial elephant population survey is now underway in the trans-boundary ecosystem of Tsavo West National Park. The exercise has been supported by various stakeholders, including Daphne Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, International Fund for Animal Welfare, … Continue reading

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Paul Allen Funds African Elephant Census

Elephants, Rhinos Outrunning Poachers, Drought Paul Allen, one of the founders of Microsoft, has announced that he will be funding a survey on Africa’s elephants to calculate how many actually remain, where they are found, what threats they face and … Continue reading

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