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Is it possible to reconnect elephant populations viably in southern Africa? Mapping potential connections between Southern Africa’s elephant populations

Is it possible to reconnect elephant populations viably in southern Africa? Mapping potential connections between Southern Africa’s elephant populations

By Elephants Without Borders A new study by the University of Pretoria, Duke University and Elephants Without Borders is published in the scientific journal PLoS ONE underscores the importance of reconnecting elephant habitats through safe corridors. The study examines satellite telemetry data (about 1.2 million locations) for 261 elephants that were tracked across southern Africa showing what natural features limit elephant movement and identifies human factors, such as fences that further prevent or restrict dispersal.  The paper focusses on southern Africa (Angola,...

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Wildlife Trafficker From Uganda Sentenced To 63 Months For Large-Scale Trafficking Of Rhinoceros Horns And Elephant Ivory

Wildlife Trafficker From Uganda Sentenced To 63 Months For Large-Scale Trafficking Of Rhinoceros Horns And Elephant Ivory

By Department of Justice, U.S. Attorney’s Office, Southern District of New York Damian Williams, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that MOAZU KROMAH, a/k/a “Ayoub,” a/k/a “Ayuba,” a/k/a “Kampala Man,” a citizen of Liberia and resident of Uganda, was sentenced today to 63 months in prison for conspiring to traffic in millions of dollars in rhinoceros horns and elephant ivory, both endangered wildlife species, which involved the illegal poaching of more than approximately 35 rhinoceros and more than 100 elephants.  The sentence was imposed by U.S....

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Press Release:  City life or farm life? When elephants adapt to different human development

Press Release:  City life or farm life? When elephants adapt to different human development

By Tempe Adams - Elephants Without Borders  Kasane, Botswana- New research led by Elephants Without Borders (EWB) has discovered that elephant movement through wildlife corridors is directly impacted by differing forms of human pressures and development. From 2012 to 2019, EWB monitored elephants' movements through six wildlife corridors with the use of motion-detected camera traps in two different human-dominated landscapes: the townships of Kasane and Kazungula, and the farming villages of the Chobe Enclave, both located in the Chobe District  The study, published today in...

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Press Release:  137 NGOs, one demand: ban trophy hunting

Press Release: 137 NGOs, one demand: ban trophy hunting

Fondation Franz Weber, Born Free et al With a coalition of 137 non-governmental organizations, FFW is calling for a ban on the cruel practice of trophy hunting. In the face of the unprecedented man-made global biodiversity crisis, in which species survival is threatened by multiple factors including habitat loss and degradation, overexploitation, climate change, and pollution, trophy hunting puts an additional pressure on already threatened species. While the solutions to most threats are complex, in the case of trophy hunting, banning imports can be a straightforward mechanism to help...

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