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Elephant death toll rises in Africa as birth rate goes down: Study

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 19, 2014, 12:47

A new study has raised an alarm by revealing that more elephants in Africa are being killed than are being born in a year.

Paul McCartney auctions guitar to help save African elephants

Last Updated: Thursday, August 14, 2014, 13:39

Singer Paul McCartney has auctioned one of his favourite guitars to help conservationists save African elephants.

784 elephants died in Odisha in 14 years

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 20:13

A total of 784 elephants have died in different forests of Odisha since 2000 while population of the pachyderm remained static at 1,930, as per 2012 census, state Forest and Environment Minister B K Arukh said today.

Elephant kills woman in West Bengal forest

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 12:21

A tribal woman was trampled to death by an elephant in a West Bengal forest, an official said after finding her body.

Two elephants crushed to death in Jalpaiguri

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014, 11:35

Two male elephants were crushed to death by a speeding train at a level crossing in Alipurduar in West Bengal`s Jalpaiguri district on Tuesday.

Kerala to get five kumki elephants from Karnataka

Last Updated: Monday, June 23, 2014, 22:02

A new study has revealed that regional weather extremes, like drought, heat waves and cold spells is linked to air flow.

DiCaprio donates $1 mn to save elephants

Last Updated: Thursday, May 15, 2014, 06:22

Actor Leonardo DiCaprio has become quite a philanthropist by donating $1 million to help save elephants at a fundraising event.

Poaching could wipe out Tanzanian elephants in 7 years

Last Updated: Friday, May 09, 2014, 23:14

Poachers are slaughtering Tanzania`s elephants for their ivory at such alarming rates that the population could be completely wiped out in just seven years, conservationists told a conference Friday.

Beehive fence to ward off jumbos

Last Updated: Thursday, May 01, 2014, 17:57

After solar fences and trenches, Kerala Forest Department is experimenting with beehives to deter wild elephants from straying into farms in human settlements close to forests.

Poachers slay six elephants in Kenya

Last Updated: Saturday, April 26, 2014, 22:43

Poachers have slain six elephants including four calves in a private reserve in Kenya, wildlife officials said Saturday, as the country battles an upsurge in the illegal slaughter of elephants and rhinos.

Inbreeding led to extinction of woolly mammoth: Study

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 26, 2014, 13:35

Researchers have suggested that neck ribs in woolly mammoths can provide clues about their decline and eventual extinction.

Elephants can decode human voices better than we can: Study

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 11, 2014, 15:13

A new study has revealed that African elephants might be better at deciphering human voices than humans.