Two Indians win Whitley Awards for wildlife conservation
Two Indians win Whitley Awards for wildlife conservation

Two Indians have been awarded with the prestigious Whitley Awards for their contribution to wildlife conservation.

Carcasses of elephants found in forest range

Carcasses of two elephants, which died of ailments, have been found in the forests near here, officials Wednesday said.

Pamela Anderson asks Kerala CM not to use elephants for festival
Pamela Anderson asks Kerala CM not to use elephants for festival

 As the stage is set for Kerala's iconic festival Thrissur pooram, Hollywood actress Pamela Anderson has written to Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy asking him not to the use elephants for the festival.

Elephants trample forest guard to death in West Bengal

A forest guard was trampled to death by a herd of elephants in West Bengal's Bankura district on Thursday, a forest official said.

Elephant dies of starvation, was suffering from ulcer

A 10-year old male elephant died of starvation after the animal was unable to eat for around ten days due to ulcer in its mouth, forest officials said.

Autorickshaw race to raise one mn pounds to save elephants

A colourful autorickshaw race will be held in November this year in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh to raise awareness for elephant conservation.

Global summit in Botswana tackles illegal wildlife trade

Politicians, activists and conservation experts meeting in Botswana on Wednesday vowed to fight the booming illegal wildlife trade that is decimating populations of elephants, rhinos and other threatened species.

Time running out for wild elephants say experts

 African elephants could be extinct in the wild within a few decades, experts warned on Monday at a major conservation summit in Botswana that highlighted an alarming decline in numbers due to poaching for ivory.

Elephants can remember - better than dogs

 Elephants are better than dogs at identifying explosives by smell and are also superior at remembering their training than trained canines, researchers have found.

US lawyer argues chimps are people too

 Attorney Steven Wise is on a crusade to prove that, as a matter of law, chimps are people too.

Elephants can 'sniff out' explosives
Elephants can 'sniff out' explosives

A new study has revealed that elephants have the ability to sniff out explosives using their keen sense of smell.

Britain's Prince William calls for end to ivory trade on China visit

Britain`s Prince William urged an end to the ivory trade on Wednesday, visiting a Chinese elephant sanctuary in the southwestern province of Yunnan at the close of a three-day trip to the country that focused partly on wildlife conservation.

Conservationists ask Xi to ban ivory trade to save elephants
Conservationists ask Xi to ban ivory trade to save elephants

 British naturalist David Attenborough has joined 70 other high-profile figures to mount pressure on China for a ban on ivory trade to save elephants, especially in Africa, as the country remains the biggest centre for ivory products.

Ivorian president taps into nation`s football victory
Ivorian president taps into nation`s football victory

As members of Ivory Coast`s football team became national heroes with their dramatic Africa Cup of Nations victory, President Alassane Ouattara has moved to turn their popularity into a political scoring opportunity of his own.

At least 19 Malian elephants killed by poachers

Motorcycle-riding poachers have killed at least 19 elephants over the past month, officials said Wednesday, marking a significant blow to a rare grouping that lives in a part of central Mali where al-Qaida and other extremists have been active.

Experts across Asia for collaboration to achieve zero poaching

Officials and experts from 13 tiger range countries including India are discussing ways to combat poaching - a multi-billion dollar industry - during a regional symposium that kicked off here this week.

Elephant Sunder: Amitabh Bachchan credits PETA for giant baby's free home
Elephant Sunder: Amitabh Bachchan credits PETA for giant baby's free home

Bollywood megastar has often lent his support to causes which demand national attention. One such issue was the concern regarding baby elephant Sunder, who was kept as a captive at a temple in the Kolhapur district of Maharashtra for seven years.

India to get its first elephant sanctuary near Bengaluru
India to get its first elephant sanctuary near Bengaluru

India's first elephant sanctuary would soon come up in a fenced forested space near Bengaluru, a rights group said Thursday.

Herve Renard plays down Yaya Toure expectations before crunch game
Herve Renard plays down Yaya Toure expectations before crunch game

 Getting Yaya Toure to reproduce his club form at international level is a near impossible task, Ivory Coast coach Herve Renard admitted on Tuesday.

Herve Renard toils to get best out of Yaya Toure and Ivory Coast
Herve Renard toils to get best out of Yaya Toure and Ivory Coast

An inability to get the best out of Yaya Toure has contributed to leaving the Africa Cup of Nations hopes of Herve Renard`s Ivory Coast in the balance with one crucial group game to come.