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  1. Jumbo tussle turns wild

    Posted Mar 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Joyee Chan Sacred in Thai culture, Asian elephants are revered by kings and even appeared on the national flag. But the jumbo creatures and humans don't always live in harmony- ... people and elephants turned against each other to fight for shrinking resources. Belinda Stewart-Cox, who co-founded the Elephant Conservation Network, still remembers Salakpra as the pride ...

  2. Elephants

    Posted Oct 10th 2008, 12:00am by Susan Ramsay

    ... Compiled by Susan Ramsay Elephants are the largest and heaviest living land mammals. They and their extinct relatives have lived everywhere in the world except for Australia ... An elephant's long nose is called a trunk. African or Asian? There are two main kinds of elephants- African and Asian. The Asian elephant has been tamed for hundreds of years. Only a few thousand ...

  3. Big appetite

    Posted Feb 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... But nowhere is the irony as deep as in Thailand, where the regal elephant is now being served up on a fanciful diner's plate. The growing taste for the meat of male elephants is now driving hunters to begin targeting female and baby elephants as well, thanks to the emergence of an army of the nouveau riche across East Asia fuelling ever more garish culinary trends. Elephant sashimi, ...

  4. Elephant tears

    Posted Aug 26th 2008, 12:00am by Rebecca Tsui

    ... tonnes of elephant ivory from Africa, shopkeepers in Hong Kong said that any stock on sale is legal, and dates back to before trade in ivory was banned. The United Nations agreed in July China ... the ivory all comes from elephants that died naturally or had been culled to reduce their numbers. The animals are culled occasionally as, since the Convention on International Trade in Endangered ...

  5. Time now to scrap the biggest white elephant of them all

    Posted Feb 26th 2007, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... the skylines- concrete testaments to the nation's economic rise. But for mainlanders, many of these fancy structures- opera houses, theatres and cultural centres- are white elephants, examples ... elephant project underway- the three-route South-North Water Diversion Project costing hundreds of billions of yuan. The diversion scheme, first mooted by Mao Zedong in 1952, aims to divert water ...

  6. $260m shelter 'a white elephant'

    Posted May 01st 2006, 12:00am by Quinton Chan

    ... Quinton Chan Few boats using new Tai O typhoon anchorage, which residents say has damaged the environment The new $260 million typhoon shelter in Tai O is a 'white elephant ... and spring. It is a complete waste of money, a white elephant.' Ms Wong, who was once a fisherman, said the fishing industry had long been in decline in the area and the typhoon shelter ...

  7. It's a lively world...

    Posted Mar 13th 2009, 12:00am by Sara Yin

    ... If it weren't for the plastic leg, you wouldn't be able to tell Mosha the elephant ever suffered a day in her life. Mosha, three, lost her leg when she was an infant after stepping on a landmine in Thailand. She became the world's first elephant to receive a prosthetic leg in 2007. Mosha started out depressed and anti-social, but she now plays with her fellow elephants. She has grown so ...

  8. Ivory out of Africa again

    Posted Aug 26th 2008, 12:00am by Rebecca Tsui

    ... Successful conservation means elephant tusks can once more be exported to other countries, writes Rebecca Tsui Elephant conservation has been so successful in South Africa conservationists are now facing a different headache- what to do with so many pachyderms. According to the IUCN/SSC African Elephant Specialist Group, the number of African elephants doubled from 286,234 in 1995 ...

  9. Tai O shelter all but abandoned

    Posted May 17th 2006, 12:00am by Quinton Chan

    ... Quinton Chan The new $260 million typhoon shelter in Tai O on Lantau, criticised by locals as a white elephant, is all but empty as Typhoon Chanchu edges closer. Only one sampan ... which can shelter 220 boats, has been labelled a white elephant because the fishing industry is in decline and only a few boats have been anchoring there since construction was completed last ...

  10. Open season again?

    Posted Jul 01st 2007, 12:00am by Susan Ramsay

    ... A deal allowing four African nations a one-off sale of ivory stocks may increase pressure on elephant numbers, writes Susan Ramsay Ivory, once prized as a gift fit for a king, has all ... Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Namibia won a long battle to be allowed to sell tusks accumulated in government stockpiles. They say the sale will bring in desperately needed revenue for elephant ...




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