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  1. News - World - KENYA

    Poachers kill 11 elephants in Kenyan wildlife park

    Posted Jan 08th 2013, 03:14pm by Associated Press in Nairobi

    ... Associated Press in Nairobi The Kenya Wildlife Service says its rangers are pursuing a poaching gang believed to have killed 11 elephants for their ivory tusks. KWS said on Monday that an entire family of elephants died in the gunfire attack on Saturday. The poachers chopped off the elephants’ tusks and carted them away. KWS believes a gang of 10 was responsible for the slaughter. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1122934/poachers-kill-11-elephants-kenyan-wildlife-park
  2. News - World - NATURE

    Global March for Elephants and Rhinos attracts thousands to cause

    Posted Oct 06th 2014, 04:34am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Johannesburg Marches urge end to rhino and elephant slaughter Thousands have marched in Africa and around the world to pressure governments to stop the poaching industry that many fear is driving rhinos and elephants to the brink of extinction. The protests on Saturday, dubbed the Global March for Elephants and Rhinos, took place in 136 cities and towns ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1610193/global-march-elephants-and-rhinos-attracts-thousands-cause
  3. News - World - POACHING

    Poachers 'industrialise' elephant slaughter in Mozambique

    Posted Sep 24th 2014, 08:38pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian Mozambique faces a 'national disaster' as poachers poison ponds and use machine guns Elephant slaughter 'industrial' in scale Elephant poaching ... of September. The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) said organised-crime syndicates were slaughtering between 1,500 and 1,800 elephants a year in the southern African country, feeding demand for ivory ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1599615/poachers-industrialise-elephant-slaughter-mozambique
  4. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Founder of charity caring for retired circus elephants trampled to death

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 09:30pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Portland Vet and former circus handler for the animals founded charity to care for them in retirement Elephant tramples its carer to death A veterinarian and co-founder of Hope Elephants, which cares for retired circus elephants, was killed when one of the animals stepped on him, police said, ruling his death an accident. Deputies from the Knox County ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1589500/founder-charity-caring-retired-circus-elephants-trampled-death
  5. News - Hong Kong - AVIATION

    Third runway at Chek Lap Kok would be 'white elephant', say groups

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 06:10am by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com New runway 'set to be a white elephant' A third runway at Chek Lap Kok airport will become another "white elephant", groups opposed ... efficiency then a third won't change anything. It will just be another white elephant." ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1570787/third-runway-chek-lap-kok-would-be-white-elephant-say-groups
  6. News - China - POACHING

    Elephant ivory prices triple in Chinese workshops

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 04:02am by DANNY LEE

    ... Danny Lee danny.lee@scmp.com Ivory prices triple for China traders The price of elephant ivory for workshop owners in China, the world's biggest market, has tripled over the last four ... by craftsmen or factory owners for good quality, privately owned 1kg to 4kg elephant tusks in Beijing in early 2014 was US$2,100 [HK$16,275] per kilogram. The average price for similar tusks in 2010 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1545197/ivory-prices-triple-chinese-workshop-owners
  7. News - World - KENYA

    Kenya poachers kill Satao, famed giant African elephant, for his tusks

    Posted Jun 15th 2014, 06:24am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Nairobi Famed African giant falls victim to poachers One of Africa's largest elephants has died in Kenya after being shot by poachers using poisoned arrows, wildlife officials revealed yesterday as they mourned the loss of an "old friend". The elephant known as Satao and famed for his giant tusks, was aged around 45. He was wounded in May ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1532924/kenya-poachers-kill-satao-famed-giant-african-elephant-his-tusks
  8. News - World - CONSERVATION

    African nations making progress in battle to protect elephants, UN says

    Posted Jun 13th 2014, 10:00pm by AFP

    ... way to go, however. The Cites report found that more than 20,000 elephants were poached across Africa last year alone. While the number is staggering, it actually signals a levelling off after ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1531917/african-nations-making-progress-battle-protect-elephants-un-says
  9. News - World - NATURE

    Elephants can identify voices of human enemies, says study

    Posted Mar 11th 2014, 11:23pm by Reuters

    ... McClatchy-Tribune in Los Angeles Elephants can identify human voices, says study Elephants may be known for their long memories, but it seems they are incredible listeners, too. African elephants who hear human voices can tell people of different sexes, ages and even ethnic groups apart, according to a study in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Such keen ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1446638/elephants-can-identify-voices-human-enemies-says-study
  10. News - World - CONSERVATION

    Tanzania's entire population of elephants could be killed by ivory poachers in 6 years

    Posted May 10th 2014, 01:34am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Dar es Salaam Country tells UN conference that animals are being lost at rate of 30 a day to ivory poachers Elephants in Tanzania 'facing extermination' Poachers are killing Tanzania's elephants for their ivory at such alarming rates that the population could be completely wiped out in just six years, conservationists said yesterday. A two-day ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1508775/tanzanias-entire-population-elephants-could-be-killed-ivory-poachers-6

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