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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.

Africa Cup of Nations: Ivorians out to kickstart campaign without Gervinho
Africa Cup of Nations: Ivorians out to kickstart campaign without Gervinho

The Ivory Coast must overcome the absence of the suspended Gervinho as they look to kickstart their Africa Cup of Nations campaign with a win against Mali in Malabo on Saturday.

'Stop using banned items to control captive elephants'

Animal rights campaigners have urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to immediately intervene to stop the widespread practice of using sharp-tipped goads, steel capture belts and other banned items to control captive elephants in Kerala.

Yaya Toure out to prove status as Africa`s best
Yaya Toure out to prove status as Africa`s best

One of the few survivors of the Ivory Coast`s feted golden generation, this year`s Africa Cup of Nations may well be the last chance for Yaya Toure to finally win a major international trophy.

TN govt announces 48-day rejuvenation camp for jumbos

The annual 48-day rejuvenation camp for some 100 elephants belonging to various temples in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry besides those managed by the Forest department would begin from December 11.

'Pesticides pose threat to wildlife in Kerala elephant corridor'
'Pesticides pose threat to wildlife in Kerala elephant corridor'

Animal rights' activists have voiced concern over alleged widespread use of banned pesticides near forest area at Vazhachal elephant corridor, a rich abode of Asiatic elephants in Thrissur district in Kerala.

Tusker dies after being rescued from well

A day after being rescued from a defunct well by forest personnel, a tusker died Friday in Mayurbhanj district due to critical injuries sustained in the fall, despite efforts by experts to save it.

Elephants to get old-age home in Kerala
Elephants to get old-age home in Kerala

The Kerala government is planning to set up an old-age home for aged elephants in the state.

Andy Murray becomes ambassador for  World Wildlife Fund
Andy Murray becomes ambassador for World Wildlife Fund

Former Wimbledon champion Andy Murray was announced as a global ambassador for the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) on Thursday.

Bihar: No illegal trading of elephants in cattle fair
Bihar: No illegal trading of elephants in cattle fair

There is no illegal trading of elephants in Asia's largest cattle fair at Sonepur in Bihar that beggan Wednesday, an official said Wednesday.

Animal rights group seeks PM's intervention over use of crackers in forests

A Kerala-based animal rights group has sought the intervention of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is also the Chairman of National Board for Wildlife, to stop the use of crackers inside forest areas to ward off straying wild animals.

Two elephant herds enter Nayagram and Kalaikunda forest

Two herds of elephants comprising more than 70 elephants have entered the Nayagram and Kalaikunda Forest area of West Midnapore district today, a Forest department official said.

Two elephants found dead in Bengal

Just days after two elephants were electrocuted, two more pachyderms were found dead in northern West Bengal Tuesday, forest officials said.