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2014-07-22 16:29:40

WASHINGTON, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Conservationists from leading African organizations are appealing to internet retail giant Rakuten to immediately cease sales of elephant ivory products during the current poaching epidemic. Rakuten is stimulating market demand for elephant ivory by facilitating the sale of tens of thousands of ivory products. "We appeal to Rakuten to help protect Africa's elephants by banning all ads offering ivory for sale on its Japanese website," said...

2014-06-26 12:24:54

Custom Guitars to Include the name Satao to honor Elephant Recently Slaughtered for Ivory ARLINGTON, Va., June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- It's estimated that there were 1.2 million elephants in Africa in 1980. Now there are only about 430,000. Tragically, one of the world's largest and most famous elephants, Satao, was recently killed by poachers. To help end the worst poaching crisis in history, Martin Guitar and The Nature Conservancy launched a partnership today to ramp...

2014-05-11 23:02:17

The Elephant Facts website was released to inform the public about elephants and to provide an online resource for elephant research. (PRWEB) May 11, 2014 A new website ElephantFacts.net has been recently published to assist those around the world who are researching elephants. The site features lots of information on elephants, and what is great is that it is potentially a one-stop resource for those getting their feet wet. The next best thing would have to be academic resources such as...

2014-04-21 08:23:04

"Ivory's Curse: The Militarization and Professionalization of Poaching in Africa" reveals similarity between the illicit networks that enable terrorism, weapons, human trafficking, and ivory commercialization WASHINGTON, April 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Born Free USA and C4ADS released "Ivory's Curse: The Militarization and Professionalization of Poaching in Africa," one of the most shocking, rigorous and in-depth analyses of elephant poaching and the ivory trade to date. The...

Elephants Distinguish Threat Level From People Based On Language
2014-03-11 12:53:07

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study suggests that elephants are able to detect which humans pose a threat based on their voice and language. Researchers at the University of Sussex studied family groups of African elephants in Amboseli National Park in Kenya. They discovered that elephants can actually distinguish which ethnic groups are likely to cause harm to the herd by identifying the languages being used. During the study, the team played sound...

2014-02-12 12:24:54

WASHINGTON, Feb. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by the Environmental Investigation Agency: Yesterday, the U.S. Administration announced its timely decision to enact a ban on the import and domestic commercial trade in elephant ivory and rhino horn as a major step to counter the mass slaughter of elephants across much of Africa. Up to 50,000 African elephants were killed in 2013 to feed demand for ivory in China and Japan, but also in the United...

Study Of African Forest Elephants Helps Research Efforts In US
2014-01-08 06:34:21

University of Missouri Study finds that human occupation of an area may not contribute to population decline of an endangered species Conservation of a protected or endangered species requires frequent monitoring and the dynamic techniques biologists utilize to ensure the survival of threatened animals. Often, scientists study biodiversity at all levels—from genes to entire ecosystems. Currently, researchers at the University of Missouri are employing genotyping to study movement...

Elephant Impostor Actually African
2013-11-06 10:00:57

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists using modern techniques to analyze ancient DNA and proteins determined that a 300-year-old Asian elephant is actually an African elephant. The team wrote in their study, which appeared in the Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, that this ancient specimen is likely the remains of a famous performing elephant from the 1600s that went by the name of Hansken. Carl Linnaeus was the first to name elephants as a species...


Latest African elephant Reference Libraries

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2007-08-10 15:56:04

The African Bush Elephant (Loxodonta africana), is the larger of the two species of African elephants (he other being the African Forest Elephant). This particular elephant is also known as the African Elephant, Bush Elephant, or Savanna Elephant. The Bush Elephant is found in areas of limited forest, partial desert, and grassy lands. Elephants are herbivorous and eat many sources of plants and shrubbery. Elephants living near fertile lakes will even digest underwater plant life. The...

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2007-06-25 08:27:48

The African Forest Elephant, Loxodonta cyclotis, was until recently considered a subspecies of the African Bush Elephant. Recent DNA testing has proven otherwise and shows that the African Forest Elephant is a separate species of Elephant. The African Forest Elephant has a long, narrow mandible. The ears are rounded. The tusks are small and straight and have a pinkish tinge. Adult elephants rarely exceed 8 feet in height. The females are generally smaller than the males.

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2007-06-25 08:26:48

The Indian Elephant, Elephas-maximus-indicus, is one of three subspecies of the Asian Elephant. The largest population of the Indian Elephant is found in India. This subspecies is also found in Bangladesh, Bhutan, Borneo, Cambodia, China, Laos, mainland of Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand, Sumatra, and Vietnam. They live in or near scrub forested areas, although their habitat may vary. They can also live in jungles but gravitate towards areas that contain open space and grass. The...

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Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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