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Water relief for 8,000 thirsty elephants neglected by Zimbabwe

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Elephants heading towards a waterhole in Hwange national park. Photograph: Alamy

Boreholes set up by local conservationists are saving drought-stricken elephants in Hwange national park

January 11, 2017 — As a drought-inducing El Niño settled over southern Africa in 2016, the animals of Hwange national park in Zimbabwe faced desperate water shortages.  Continue reading Water relief for 8,000 thirsty elephants neglected by Zimbabwe

The ivory trade isn’t just a disaster for elephants, It threatens our future too

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‘Elephants, because of their size, appetite and migratory habits, disperse more seeds of more species further than any other animal.’ Photograph: Morgan Trimble/AP

Elephants prop up the forest and savannah ecosystems we need to store carbon. To stabilise the climate, we must stop their slaughter by ivory poachers

August 12, 2016 — Today is World Elephant Day, when people with a passion for pachyderms come together to celebrate the wonder of elephants and raise funds to protect them. It seems paradoxical that Continue reading The ivory trade isn’t just a disaster for elephants, It threatens our future too

Cambodia firm to reduce elephant work hours after heatstroke death

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HEATSTROKE. This female elephant died on April 22, 2016 after ferrying tourists. Photo from Yem Senok’s Facebook account

The ‘regretful’ Angkor Elephant Company says it will let its 13 remaining elephants work fewer hours after one died on April 22

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (Apr. 26, 2016) — A Cambodian tour operator said Tuesday, April 26, it would reduce work hours for elephants during high temperatures following the collapse and death of an animal which had been ferrying tourists in 40°C heat.  Continue reading Cambodia firm to reduce elephant work hours after heatstroke death