Articles Tagged with “elephants”

10 Articles found tagged with “elephants”.

  • Saving Slow-Breeding Giants

    A new study suggests that short-term trends in population size and distribution may not be the best way to judge a species extinction risk, if that species is a large, slow-breeding animal. Conservation decisions based on these trends may fail to protect them.

    By Alex Taylor on 14th June 2019
  • Wildlife Trade Protections Take Too Long

    Hundreds of threatened species could be at risk of extinction because the time it takes for them to get protection from CITES against the illegal wildlife trade is too slow, and does not keep up to date with scientific knowledge.

    By Alex Taylor on 8th April 2019
  • Asian Elephants Avoid Bees

    For the first time, research has shown that Asian elephants are scared of honey bees. Like their counterparts in Africa, they respond with alarm, a finding that will help resolve conflict between humans and crop-raiding elephants.

    By Alex Taylor on 21st March 2018
  • Patterns of Elephant Poaching Revealed

    Surveys carried out in Tanzania have revealed patterns of elephant poaching that will help inform future conservation action and help tackle the problem in the region.

    By Alex Taylor on 28th January 2018
  • Worst Elephant Losses in 25 Years

    Using population estimates from a wide range of sources, including aerial surveys and elephant dung counts, the findings show that estimates for 2015 are 93,000 lower than they were in 2006. The continental total number of elephants is now thought to be about 415,000.

    By Alex Taylor on 26th October 2016
  • All Ivory Markets Must Close

    All domestic and international ivory markets should be closed, according to the study, and government stockpiles of ivory that are located all over the world must be destroyed, as they are a significant source of ivory appearing in the illegal trade.

    By Alex Taylor on 20th August 2014
  • Immense Study Reveals Imminent Extinction of Forest Elephants

    Poachers are decimating their populations to sell ivory to markets in the Far East. The lesser sized, and lesser known, African forest elephants however are also on the brink of becoming poached out of existence.

    By Alex Taylor on 24th April 2013
  • Elephanomics – Fighting the Ivory Trade

    Traditional methods of deterring and punishing the professional poachers are clearly not working, so conservationists are now trying to fight them on a new front – economics.

    By Alex Taylor on 16th January 2013
  • Elephants vs Humans: Solving the Conflict

    Elephants can raid crops, damage water supplies, demolish homes and grain stores, and even kill or injure people and their livestock. People often retaliate in an effort to protect themselves and their livelihoods, by resorting to extreme measure such as poisoning and shooting elephants.

    By Alex Taylor on 6th November 2012
  • Culling: A Controversy in Conservation

    It must be remembered that in all cases culling is an attempt to rectify a problem which has been created by us. For example, culling invasive species which we have introduced can be an effective way of protecting native flora and fauna.

    By Richard Hassall on 19th October 2011