Hundreds of elephants found dead in Botswana  — Natural History Wanderings

The BBC reports Mystery surrounds the “completely unprecedented” deaths of hundreds of elephants in Botswana over the last two months. Dr Niall McCann said colleagues in the southern African country had spotted more than 350 elephant carcasses in the Okavango Delta since the start of May. No one knows why the animals are dying, with lab […]

Hundreds of elephants found dead in Botswana  — Natural History Wanderings

Wildlife photographer Greg Du Toit has captured powerful images of silhouetted animals in southern and eastern Africa to show “the mystery and intrigue of Africa.” Images copyright Greg Du Toit/mediadrumworld.com. The animals, including lions, giraffes, flamingos, elephants, leopards, rhinoceros and zebras, are illuminated against sunrises and sunsets in a range of hues. The photos are […]

via Silhouettes of African animals at sunrise and sunset. — THE OLD GUV LEGENDS

Banner Image: Wild-caught young elephants are held captive in a fenced boma by Zimbabwe authorities awaiting shipment to China in October 2019 © Oscar Nkalain / Humane Society International/Africa – “Opinion: Zimbabwe’s shameful export of baby elephants under the guise of ‘sustainable use’,” Africa Geographic, 18 November 2019 Posted at EMS Foundation, 11 December 2019 Dated […]

via The Free Elephant Network Calls For The End To The Live Elephant Trade Between Zimbabwe and China — International Wildlife Bond

Banner Image – Outrage over ‘unethical’ Botswana elephant hunt, Don Pinnock, Daily Maverick, 11 December 2019 Botswana has recently (2018) reinstated elephant trophy hunting (after a 2014 moratorium). However, this is considered a mistake by leading experts that will not help reduce human-wildlife conflict. Let’s look at the reasons elephants have expanded their ranges in Botswana […]

via “Echoes of Cecil” in ‘unethical’ Botswana elephant hunt — International Wildlife Bond

By Ross Harvey, Conservation Action Trust, 14 February 2020 “Why not allow any willing bidder (such as the EMS Foundation) to pay for these licences if that raises revenue to conserve magnificent bull elephants instead of eliminating them?“ The Botswana government has again demonstrated to the world that it either does not understand or does not […]

via Botswana auctions off the last of its big tusker elephants — International Wildlife Bond

WWF applauds the announcement by Singapore, led by the National Parks Board (NParks), for a ban on all domestic ivory trade.This is an important step in closing Singapore’s domestic market for ivory and is the latest highlight in a series of events that showcase the country’s determined stance against illegal wildlife trade. This year alone, […]

via Singapore’s ivory ban strengthens global momentum to stop illegal wildlife trade — The Chestnut Post

Man-elephant conflicts in Assam can be mitigated through proper education and by generating awareness on the issue. This was said by renowned Swiss documentary filmmaker Brigitte Uttar Kornetzky. “Only through proper education we can mitigate the rising man-elephant conflicts in a state like Assam,” she said. ALSO READ Laden, The Rogue Elephant Dead Brigitte Uttar […]

via Education Can Help Mitigate Man-Elephant Conflicts — THE STORY MUG