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Elephants Are Dying in Zoos. Unchained - Official Trailer. L’Europe choque en évoquant le retour de la vente d’ivoire. Un groupe de 29 pays africains se sont dits «abasourdis» cette semaine par l’opposition récemment manifestée par l’Union européenne d’interdire purement, simplement et mondialement le commerce de l’ivoire. Bruxelles préconise plutôt l’ouverture d’un marché légal ouvert pour les rares pays où la population d’éléphants est en croissance – soit l’Afrique du Sud, le Botswana, la Namibie et le Zimbabwe. L’argument souvent prononcé pour défendre une telle position est que les profits engendrés par la vente d’ivoire peuvent servir, en bout de ligne, à promouvoir la conservation des pachydermes. Or, la mise en place d’un marché semblable en 2008, largement instauré pour satisfaire les appétits chinois et japonais en matière d’ivoire, s’était révélée «catastrophique» pour les éléphants, selon une étude parue en juin dernier réalisée conjointement par des chercheurs des universités Berkeley et Princeton, aux États-Unis.

Au rythme actuel, c’est un éléphant qui meurt, tué, à tous les quarts d’heure. RDC: la hausse du prix de l’ivoire expose les éléphants et les gardes de parc. Buffles et éléphant dans le parc des Virunga, Nord-Kivu, 2004. La hausse du prix de l’ivoire au niveau international expose les éléphants de la RDC et la vie des gardes de parc, estiment les défenseurs de l’environnement. Selon eux, les trafiquants des pays asiatiques, qui travaillent avec des braconniers des réseaux africains, vont faire pression pour obtenir des fournisseurs plus d’ivoires. Les autorités congolaises prennent des dispositions pour que cette situation n’affecte pas la principale cible de ces braconniers : le parc de la Garamba (Haut-Uélé).

Selon un responsable de l’Institut congolais pour la conservation de la nature (ICCN), des opérations mixtes entre les FARDC et les gardes de parc, qui se font depuis une année et qui produisent les résultats positifs, vont être renforcées. Il révèle qu’entre 2013 et 2014, 150 éléphants avaient été abattus. Help Hanako the Elephant. Elephant Abuse In Kerala Has Finally Gone Criminal | Sangita Iyer. A 20-year-old elephant named Chitillapilly Rajashekaran has been allegedly beaten to death and his body transported to another district in order to cover up the torture and wounds. This young elephant had just emerged from his musth -- an annual cycle when the bulls are in heat. When they enter into their musth their testosterone and energy level surge. They're overwhelmed by the urge to mate.

The cycle lasts for 3-4 months. The shackles are tightened severely to restrain them, as the elephants tend to become dominant during this time. But after they emerge from their musth these innocent animals must still undergo the cruelest of rituals that defy all holy books. "This elephant was subjected to high degree of beating by mahouts as part of breaking it from musth chaining for past three days. Mr. You can find the letter from AWBI at the bottom of this article. Photo credit: Venkitachalam Chitillapilly Rajashekaran is the first elephant to die in 2016 Photo Credit: Sangita Iyer. Au Kenya, des ruches protègent les éléphants. Payer pour tuer des espèces animales protégées semble être toujours possible. Il y a moins de deux mois, un touriste allemand payait pour abattre le plus grand éléphant d’Afrique. Si la chasse au trophée, ou le braconnage, sont deux principales causes de mortalité chez les éléphants, nombreux sont tués par des villageois lorsqu’ils traversent les champs et s’approchent des habitations dans les régions rurales comme au Kenya.

En essayant de protéger les fermes en Afrique de l’Est contre les éléphants, on pourrait penser qu’une clôture géante renforcée ou un large fossé pourrait garder les plus grands animaux terrestres sur Terre à l’écart sans causer de dommages. Malheureusement, la construction de ces clôtures autour de chaque champ est irréalisable, car trop coûteuse, et lorsque les agriculteurs protègent leurs cultures, cela conduit souvent à des accidents ou même la mort des agriculteurs et des éléphants. Mais la zoologiste Lucy King a eu une idée beaucoup plus petite: les abeilles. Help Free Kaavan, the Sick Zoo Elephant Who’s Been Alone in Chains For 28 Years! In 1985, a one-year-old Asian elephant named Kaavan was torn away from his mother in Sri Lanka and taken to Pakistan’s Islamabad Zoo.

Locked away in a concrete enclosure, all four of his legs were chained up so that he could barely move. This would be his life for the next 28 years… Today, Kaavan is still in chains and to visitors he is a sorry and solitary sight. Still living in chains, he rarely moves. Forbidden Freedom In the wild, elephants can roam up to 30 miles a day. For the last 28 years, Kaavan’s been living in a tiny enclosure that is nothing more than a length of grass with a small, filthy pond. Tribune Kaavan has also shown signs of aggression which the zoo blames on the absence of his former partner, Saheli. So much has been taken from Kaavan already. One Voice Can Save a Life Sadly, so much animal cruelty is a result of human actions but at the same time, it’s at the hands of humans that animal cruelty is reduced.

Huma Choudhary/Express CDA email: chairman@cda.gov.pk. 40 éléphants empoisonnés en une semaine au Zimbabwe. Des gardes-forestiers ont découvert les carcasses de 26 éléphants empoisonnés au cyanure, portant à 40 le total d'animaux tués de cette manière en une semaine au Zimbabwe, ont indiqué mercredi des sources officielles. La dernière macabre découverte a eu lieu mardi au parc national Hwange, dans l'ouest du pays, a indiqué une porte-parole des autorités environnementales du pays. Les autopsies ont révélé des traces de cyanure. Cette annonce fait suite à la découverte de 14 cadavres d'éléphants tués de manière similaire dans le même parc de Hwange et celui de Matusadona, la semaine passée. Quand le chômage entraîne le braconnage Le chômage entraîne une recrudescence du braconnage, estiment les spécialistes de l'environnement. Il est par ailleurs aisé de se procurer du cyanure sur des sites miniers faiblement surveillés.

Hors de contrôle "Cette nouvelle forme de braconnage semble désormais hors de contrôle", s'inquiète la porte-parole des autorités. Chester Zoo: Second young elephant dies in six weeks. Image copyright Chester Zoo A second young elephant has died in the space of six weeks at Chester Zoo. Three-year-old Hari Hi Way was being treated by vets at the zoo after falling ill with a viral infection. Despite their efforts, the bull calf elephant died late on Tuesday afternoon. A post-mortem examination will take place, the zoo confirmed. Zoo staff said they were "devastated" by the news which comes shortly after the death of female calf Bala Hi Way, who had suffered the same illness.

The condition, called endotheliotropic herpes virus or EEHV, affects both wild and captive elephants. Mike Jordan, a director at the zoo, said: "Hari was a much loved member of the herd and was well known for his playful, sometimes mischievous antics. "Our veterinary and keeping teams caught the virus at the earliest possible stage and did all they could to help him try and fight it. He added that EEHV typically affects young elephants around weaning age but currently there is no vaccine available. Famous Poacher Hunter Vows to Avenge Death of Cecil the Lion World News Daily Report. Poaching A well-known American ex-marine turned “poacher hunter” has announced this morning that she would personally “hunt down” the poachers responsible for the death of Cecil the lion.

Kinessa Johnson from Yelm, Washington State, works for the Veterans Empowered to Protect African Wildlife (VEPAW), training park rangers to catch and detain the wildlife killers. The organization was founded by an ex-Marine and is made up of former soldiers who signed up post-9/11. “My intention is usually not to harm anyone; I don’t take pleasure in harming or killing poachers, but ultimately, it is the most efficient way to prevent poaching” she told local reporters. Kinessa Johnson who works for the Veterans Empowered to Protect African Wildlife (VEPAW), has vowed to “hunt down” the assassins of Cecil the lion The Afghanistan veteran and specialist in intelligence operations says the murder of Cecil has tremendously affected her.

Ivory poaching: UK troops sent to Gabon to fight illegal trade. British troops have been sent to Gabon to tackle an increase in ivory poaching. The 12 Northern Ireland-based soldiers are on their way to the African country, which has seen widespread elephant killings for their tusks. Gabonese President Ali Bongo Ondimba requested help in battling the international trade.

Most of the country's elephants have been illegally poached for trade to Asia, leaving the population dwindling. The elephants inhabit the Minkebe National Park, which has a forest the size of Belgium. About 15,000 of the forest's 22,000 elephants are said to have been killed by poachers. The UK soldiers have been drawn from the Royal Scots Borderers, the Rifles and other specialist corps and will work alongside local rangers at a training centre in Mokekou. "Military input cannot solve this alone, but it can help at the tactical level," said Maj Mark Shercliff. Action For Nosey Now - Ask The Canal Day Event to NOT Host Nosey Again! Nosey is set to be giving rides and performing at the Canal Day Music and Craft Festival in Wharton, New Jersey on Saturday 22nd August As you may be aware, earlier this month, while Nosey was at the New Jersey State Fair she was closely monitored by the NJ SPCA, for which we were grateful for.

The NJ SPCA will also be monitoring Nosey while she is at the Canal Day Event on Saturday August 22nd It seems that the Canal Day organizers are unwilling to cancel Nosey's appearance for this years event. Therefore we would like you to contact them & ask them to consider never hosting Nosey at any of their future events Name of Person/Event Organiser: Canal Day Association Email contact-us@canalday.org Phone 973-989-0237 Facebook Page (for writing them a polite comment or Direct Message) Canal Day on Facebook Here are a few points you can copy & paste/include in your email ~ (We've referred to Nosey as "Tiny" as that is the name being used for her at the moment.)

Kind Regards. How to Save Elephants: Obliterate Ivory Stockpiles Simultaneously. To save African elephants from extinction, “range states should put their ivory stockpiles beyond commercial use immediately and simultaneously,” says South African economist Ross Harvey. Using a theoretical two-player, river-crossing game in a paper called “Preserving the African Elephant for Future Generations,” Harvey—a senior researcher with the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA), the country’s premier research institute on international issues—demonstrates which combination of elephant preservation strategies would yield the most effective results. He calculates that to slow the illegal trade in ivory and reduce demand, all African range countries need to simultaneously dispose of their ivory stockpiles: “If ivory stockpiles are obliterated…the exchange value of elephants will essentially move towards zero.”

The Game of Crossing the River This is how Harvey’s theoretical game works: The three bridges are: The Winning Strategy. Rhino Miracle Baby Spotted 'Smiling' While Out With Mom. This little rhino is just so darn happy. A baby rhino named Thembi was recently spotted gallivanting around with her mom in South Africa's Kariega Game Reserve. Jacques Mattysen/Media Drum World While rhinos aren't known for their facial expressions, one photo makes it look like she's smiling — and it's pretty adorable. Jacques Mattysen/Media Drum World Of course, Thembi makes her joy apparent in more rhino-appropriate ways — such as bouncing off the ground. And Thembi has every reason to be happy, as she truly was a miracle baby. The poachers hacked of Thandi's horn and part of her face with machetes, leaving her for dead with terrible wounds. And hope is what she stands for. For more of Thembi's adventures, click here. Baby rhino that survived attack on its pregnant mother is so happy it smiles.

Adorable baby rhino survived attack by poachers on its pregnant motherCalf has been pictured smiling at Kariega Game Reserve in South AfricaPoaching of these majestic animals in the country has reached crisis point By Jenny Stanton For Mailonline Published: 10:36 GMT, 3 August 2015 | Updated: 11:58 GMT, 3 August 2015 A miracle baby rhino which survived a horrific attack by poachers on its pregnant mother is so happy it smiles. Jacques Matthysen captured the cheerful calf on camera at the Kariega Game Reserve, east of Port Elizabeth in South Africa.

Its mother was pregnant when vile poachers chopped off her horn and left her to die. Scroll down for video Lucky to be alive: This baby rhino is enjoying life in South Africa after its mother was attacked by poachers Survivors: The baby rhino is pictured with its mother, whose horn was torn from her head in the brutal attack She survived the attack and her baby's relief is written all over its face. The End For Elephants? Gangsters use poachers to make a killing in the ivory trade. What can stop the bloodshed? By Tristan McConnell photo by Chris Jordan Koyaso Lekoloi shot his first elephant in anger. The hundred or so that followed he killed for money. I met Lekoloi by the side of a dry riverbed just outside Samburu National Reserve in Kenya’s arid, craggy north. Lekoloi embodies a contemporary melding of African modernity and tradition. As Lekoloi remembers it, his father once had hundreds of animals. Photo by Tristan McConnellFor two decades Koyaso Lekoloi was among the most aggressive elephant poachers in Northern Kenya.

Selling the last of his father’s cattle for 30,000 shillings (roughly $500 at the time), Lekoloi bought an AK-47 assault rifle and 60 bullets in two curved magazines from a gun trader who tapped the flow of small arms washing through the remote border areas of Somalia, Ethiopia, South Sudan, Kenya, and Uganda. From then on he was an outlaw. Click or tap to view entire graphic. Elephants Elephants Elephants. Vietnam's domesticated elephants live off food from tourists, in bad shape. Ae No used to raise four elephants, but they are all dead now. Now he sells pieces of sugarcane in the Central Highlands for tourists to feed other elephants for photos.

Sadly, that is the only food elephants get from serving tourists for a whole day, according to locals in Dak Lak Province. Domesticated elephants in the province are dying of hunger since people have turned most of their habitats into farmlands while the government will only provide for their food if they give birth. “Before we put them into tourism, we let them wander in the jungle for a week to feed, and they were all fat and strong,” the 80-year-old No says.

“Now they have nothing to eat except for the sugarcane tourists give them. The population of domesticated elephants in Dak Lak, which has the highest number in Vietnam, has shrunk rapidly -- from around 500 in 1980 to 43 now. It has prompted the province to offer owners VND600 million (US$27,580) if one of their elephants has a calf. Vetpaw. Le Botswana, le pays où les éléphants sont des «réfugiés politiques» Faire de l'éléphant en Thaïlande... ce qu'on cache aux touristes. Tripadvisor: Warn people of animal cruelty at tourist attractions. Consumer Awareness of Ivory and Rhino Horn Trade’s Impact Grows Rapidly in China. Armed rangers on armed guard 24/7 protect the last male northern white rhino left on Earth. Iworry. This Rhino Is Guarded 24 Hours A Day Because There Is No One Else Like Him Left On Earth. Est-il encore possible de sauver les rhinocéros blancs du Nord ?- 30 janvier 2015. Est-il encore possible de sauver les rhinocéros blancs du Nord ?- 30 janvier 2015.

30 éléphants ont été massacrés par des braconniers au Congo. Andy Beer sur Twitter : "EAZA Nutrition Conference at Burgers Zoo. Great for roles at RZSS & @sparsholt. Networking with great friends again. සාධූ.. සාධූ.. සාධූ... - ElaKiri Community. WildAid | Consumer Awareness of Ivory and Rhino Horn Trade’s Impact Grows Rapidly in China. 23 Glorious Pictures Of Elephants Running Free. Voilà pourquoi vous ne devez plus JAMAIS monter à dos d'éléphant. Ce qu'ils leur font est complètement ignoble ! Raju the elephant whose tears captured the hearts of millions is declared free. Raju, the crying elephant, decreed free by a court in India - Asia - World - The Independent. I Can’t Believe This Elephant Mother And Her Calf Still Live In Chains… But Carol Buckley Has A Plan! Majestic Driftwood Elephant Sculptures. L'éléphant...tout un symbole - les carnets de misha. Action For Nosey Now - Help Nosey The Elephant ~ A New Article Published on Infinity House Magazine.

Action For Nosey Now - 2015 Will Be Nosey's Year ~ #Hope4Nosey. No more elephant rides, as Singapore Zoo adopts way of caring for elephants - Singapore More Singapore Stories News. Sauvegarder Elephant Foundation. Le Elephant Sanctuary: Hohenwald Tennessee. The Elephant Sanctuary : Hohenwald Tennessee. The Elephant Sanctuary : Hohenwald Tennessee. L’éléphant et le chien ! · DE TOUT EN VRAC. Captive Elephants in Seattle Need Your Help TODAY! | Action Alerts. When Elephants Go Extinct, They Will Take the Trees With Them. Raju l'éléphant dont les larmes capturé les coeurs de millions indemne | Daily Mail en ligne. Raju the elephant whose tears captured the hearts of millions is declared free. The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Updates. Elephant Says Goodbye To An Old Friend (PHOTO) There Are Now Only 6 Northern White Rhinos On Earth. Elephant protect baby elephant from strong river. Rhinocéros : Le moment d'agir, c'est maintenant ! | Espèces, espèces protégées, espèces invasives | Patrimoine naturel.

Raju The Crying Elephant May Be Forced Back To A Life In Chains. 'Last Chain On Billie': A Must-Read. Cameroon Seizes 200 Elephant Tusks Bound for Asia. Afrique du Sud : 2013, année noire pour les rhinocéros. Les tortures subies par les éléphants du tourisme en Thaïlande. Why we won’t miss elephants once they are gone | Mark Deeble. London-conference-2014-the-world-wakes-up-at-elephants-eleventh-hour-9117081. Circuses - In Defense of Animals- In Defense of Animals. Elephants Umbrella Fund.