elephants

 
Ancient DNA changes everything we know about the evolution of elephants
Ancient DNA changes everything we know about the evolution of elephants
For a long time, zoologists assumed that there were only two species of elephant: one Asian and one African. Then genetic analyses suggested that...
Paradigm shift as African countries throw their weight behind ivory ban
Paradigm shift as African countries throw their weight behind ivory ban
Calls from conservation groups for a strong line and a near total ban on the sale of ivory were strengthened last week when 32 African nations
How African elephants’ amazing sense of smell could save lives
How African elephants’ amazing sense of smell could save lives
For 27 years Angola was gripped by civil...
​Spekboom can fix ecosystems, create jobs and suck up CO2 – if SA gets a carbon tax
​Spekboom can fix ecosystems, create jobs and suck up CO2 – if SA gets a carbon tax
Spekboom was meant to be the ultimate symbol of sustainable development, a plant...
Tourism in Africa loses R343-million per year through elephant poaching
Tourism in Africa loses R343-million per year through elephant poaching
African countries with elephant populations are losing R343-million a year through poaching, according to new research. This is the direct cost of...
Morgan's Somalia trek a sign of hope
Morgan's Somalia trek a sign of hope
A lone male elephant named Morgan has surprised conservationists after walking 220km from Kenya to Somalia. The animals have rarely been spotted in...
Bees deployed in Tanzania's skirmish with elephants
Bees deployed in Tanzania's skirmish with elephants
People living near the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania are enlisting the help of bees to reduce escalating tensions between them and...
Buy our elephants, Zim pleads, to avoid a mass cull
Buy our elephants, Zim pleads, to avoid a mass cull
Zimbabwean politicians have urged the country to find a way of exporting a large number of elephants to avoid having to cull the animals, which they...
Bomb-sniffing elephants trained in South Africa
Bomb-sniffing elephants trained in South Africa
In the South African bush, elephants are being trained in the art of "bio-detection" to see if they can use their exceptional sense of smell to...

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