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2013-03-13 08:25:39

BANGKOK, March 13, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by the Environmental Investigation Agency: (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130313/DC76214) Amazon.com has thousands of ads for elephant ivory on its Japanese website despite such sales being banned under Amazon's policies designed to protect endangered species. This follows last week's revelation that Google was allowing similar illicit sale of ivory products by its Google Japan Shopping site....

African Forest Elephant Moves Rapidly Toward Extinction
2013-03-05 09:37:17

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study from a large group of international researchers shows African forest elephants are being rapidly pushed toward extinction by illegal poaching and the ivory trade. An extensive meta-analysis of surveys and fieldwork data has shown that 62 percent of forest elephants have been killed for their ivory, according to the study, which appeared in the latest edition of PLOS ONE. "The analysis confirms what conservationists have...

2013-03-04 12:21:19

WASHINGTON, March 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by the Environmental Investigation Agency: Environmentalists today appealed to internet giant Google to remove thousands of ads from its Japanese Shopping site that promote products for sale from endangered whale and elephant species. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130304/DC70154) The Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA), a non profit group based in Washington, DC and London, UK wrote to...

Ivory Poaching Causes 37 Percent Elephant Decline In Congo
2013-03-02 05:34:45

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online New statistics show that the elephant population in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has declined by 37 percent in the last five years. According to wildlife surveys by the Wildlife Conservation Society and DRC officials, only 1,700 elephants now remain in the DRC, which holds the largest remaining forest elephant population. Scientists at WCS warn that if people continue to poach forest elephants in DRC, then the species...

Ivory Trade Poaching Has Claimed 11,000 Elephants In Africa
2013-02-07 09:32:00

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Gabon's Minkebe Park, once home to Africa's largest forest elephant population, has lost a staggering 11,100 individuals to poaching for the ivory trade, according to a new study led by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS). Recent surveys of regions of the park, conducted by WCS, WWF and Gabon's Agence Nationale des parcs Nationaux (ANPN), reveal that two thirds of the park's elephant population has vanished since 2004, with the...

Elephant And Man - The Ongoing Battle
2012-12-13 05:17:18

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers say that violence in Mali is threatening the survival of endangered African elephant populations. The team wrote in the journal Biological Conservation that recent violence in Mali may be putting the animals as risk. During the two-year study, the researchers tracked the elephants' migration with Global Positioning System (GPS) collars. The research could help advance conservation for the animals, which face increased...

Elephant Learns To Speak Korean
2012-11-01 14:10:37

[ Watch the Video: An Elephant that Speaks Korean ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online What is cooler than a monkey that can do sign language? An Asian elephant that can speak Korean, which is exactly what one elephant named Koshik has learned to do. Researchers wrote in the journal Current Biology that they have confirmed that Koshik has learned how to speak Korean by vocalizing it with his trunk in his mouth. Koshik currently knows how to say hello, sit down,...

Elephant Communication Has A Specific Purpose
2012-10-03 05:04:49

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A family of elephants deep in the semi-arid African savannah gathers around a watering hole, drinking, bathing and resting. The matriarch moves away from the group, turns her back and gives the "let's-go-rumble" — as it is referred to in scientific literature. This starts a coordinated and well-timed conversation between the leaders of the family, signaling that it is time for the entire family to leave. The rumble that starts...

Notre Dame Researchers Provide Insights Into Elephant Behavior And Conservation Issues
2012-02-29 04:27:36

Last year, Kenya lost 278 elephants to poachers, as compared to 177 in 2010. On the continent of Africa as whole, elephants have declined from an estimated 700,000 in 1990 to 360,000 today due to the demands of the ivory trade. Spend some time with University of Notre Dame researchers Elizabeth Archie and Patrick Chiyo and you'll gain a better understanding of just what a tragic loss elephant poaching is. A thinking, reasoning species with extraordinary memories, a strong sense of...

2012-01-09 09:41:00

AZLE, Texas, Jan. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The International Elephant Foundation (IEF) today announced that it is providing more than $225,000 to support 19 elephant conservation projects for 2012. IEF-supported projects protect elephants from poaching, seek solutions for human-elephant conflict, equip and train community conservationists, increase our knowledge of the treatment and prevention of disease and educate people. In 2012, IEF will provide over $225,000 to support elephant...


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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