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The more humans spread, the smaller other mammals get. Elephants, rhinos and hippos had better watch out - Los Angeles Times

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Los Angeles Times

The more humans spread, the smaller other mammals get. Elephants, rhinos and hippos had better watch out
Los Angeles Times
A herd of elephants forms a protective circle against a perceived threat in Tanzania's Mikumi National Park. New research finds that the more humans spread, the smaller other mammals become. African elephants are the largest mammals that live on land ...
Why scientists think cows could be the largest animals on land in 300 yearsMashable
In a Few Centuries, Cows Could Be the Largest Land Animals LeftThe Atlantic
Cow may be biggest mammal if humans keep up extinctions-studyReuters
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Featured obit: Conservationist saved orphaned elephants; - Bend Bulletin

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Bend Bulletin

Featured obit: Conservationist saved orphaned elephants;
Bend Bulletin
Daphne Sheldrick, a wildlife conservationist who saved hundreds of orphaned elephants in Africa, work chronicled in documentaries such as “Born to Be Wild,” died Thursday in Nairobi, Kenya. She was 83.The cause was breast cancer, said an announcement ...

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Lynn Nottage Wants to Save the Elephants | The New Yorker - The New Yorker

Thu, 2018-04-19 22:53

The New Yorker

Lynn Nottage Wants to Save the Elephants | The New Yorker
The New Yorker
Peter Canby writes on “Mlima's Tale,” a haunting new play by Lynn Nottage that traces the path of a poached elephant's tusks, as they are trafficked through a series of underground transactions.

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Photos: Battle to save African elephants is gaining ground in Tanzania - Hindustan Times

Thu, 2018-04-19 08:10

Hindustan Times

Photos: Battle to save African elephants is gaining ground in Tanzania
Hindustan Times
In a move to crack down on demand, Britain this month announced a ban on ivory sales. In China, trade in ivory and ivory products is illegal as of 2018. And in the U.S., a ban on ivory apart from items older than 100 years went into place in 2016. If ...

Letter: Paul Rollins: US should join effort to protect African elephants - The Providence Journal

Wed, 2018-04-18 22:14

Letter: Paul Rollins: US should join effort to protect African elephants
The Providence Journal
Thanks to The Providence Journal for speaking out about horrific acts by humans at the expense of majestic, intelligent and loving elephants (“Trump and the elephants,” editorial, April 9). The ivory trade is barbaric and should be banned. Recently ...

Saying goodbye to the queen of the elephants - CBS News

Wed, 2018-04-18 19:24

CBS News

Saying goodbye to the queen of the elephants
CBS News
Dame Daphne Sheldrick, pioneer of elephant conservation and founder of a Kenyan orphanage that has rescued and raised more than 200 elephants, died last Thursday at age 83. In a statement, her daughter Angela Sheldrick said the cause was breast cancer ...

Conservationist known as a caretaker for Kenya's orphaned elephants dies at 83 - Mongabay.com

Wed, 2018-04-18 13:42

Conservationist known as a caretaker for Kenya's orphaned elephants dies at 83
Mongabay.com
Daphne Sheldrick, a conservationist known for her work to care for and return orphaned elephants to the wild, died of breast cancer on April 12 at the age of 83. Her husband, David, was the first warden at Kenya's largest national park, Tsavo East ...

Daphne Sheldrick, 83, Who Saved Orphaned Elephants, Is Dead - New York Times

Tue, 2018-04-17 18:46

New York Times

Daphne Sheldrick, 83, Who Saved Orphaned Elephants, Is Dead
New York Times
“Nursery rhymes danced off our bedroom walls and hand-painted sunshine birds of Kenya adorned silk lampshades,” Ms. Sheldrick wrote in her autobiography, “Love, Life, and Elephants: An African Love Story” (2012). Ms. Sheldrick's father, she wrote, had ...

Another View: Trump loosened elephant trophy ban - Galesburg Register-Mail

Tue, 2018-04-17 16:30

Another View: Trump loosened elephant trophy ban
Galesburg Register-Mail
Scientists believe they experience strong and complex emotions, including attachment for family members and grief at their passing. Alas, elephants are also among the most hunted species in the world. Many are slaughtered via poaching, or illegal ...

Rare Elephant Twins Born In Tanzania | Here & Now - WBUR - Here And Now

Tue, 2018-04-17 14:31

Here And Now

Rare Elephant Twins Born In Tanzania | Here & Now - WBUR
Here And Now
Conservationists in Tanzania's Tarangire National Park have learned a 57-year-old elephant gave birth to twins in August 2017.

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The Bloody Toll of Congo's Elephant Wars | GQ - GQ Magazine

Mon, 2018-04-16 19:12

GQ Magazine

The Bloody Toll of Congo's Elephant Wars | GQ
GQ Magazine
In Garamba National Park, in Democratic Republic of Congo, 13 park rangers have been killed in the past three years, and 256 elephants have been taken for their tusks—and these days, the poachers often arrive in uniform, with an arsenal of weapons to ...

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African elephants slowly recovering from years of poaching - Earth.com

Mon, 2018-04-16 18:15

Earth.com

African elephants slowly recovering from years of poaching
Earth.com
Elephant populations in Africa may be on the long road to recovery after years of poaching and illegal ivory trading have devastated the animals. A new report from the Associated Press reveals the potential progress for elephant conservation and ...

Battle to save elephants in Africa gaining some ground | The ... - The Columbian

Mon, 2018-04-16 04:14

The Columbian

Battle to save elephants in Africa gaining some ground | The ...
The Columbian
MIKUMI NATIONAL PARK, Tanzania — The elephant staggered and keeled over in the tall grass in southern Tanzania, where some of the world's worst poaching has happened. It wasn't a killer who targeted her but a conservation official, immobilizing her ...
Battle to save Africa's elephants gaining support - BrinkwireBrinkwire (press release)

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Daphne Sheldrick, who created an elephant orphanage in Kenya, dies at 83 - The Denver Post

Mon, 2018-04-16 01:50

The Denver Post

Daphne Sheldrick, who created an elephant orphanage in Kenya, dies at 83
The Denver Post
Daphne Sheldrick, a Kenyan wildlife conservationist who helped nurse, bathe and occasionally apply sunscreen to more than 230 orphaned elephants, and whose decades of work on their behalf made her one of the world's foremost champions of a creature she ...
Daphne Sheldrick, who created an elephant orphanage in Kenya ...Washington Post
Icon who cared for orphan elephants dies of cancer | The Star, KenyaThe Star, Kenya
Dame Daphne Sheldrick, pioneer of elephant conservation – obituaryTelegraph.co.uk

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Dame Daphne Sheldrick, pioneer of elephant conservation – obituary - Telegraph.co.uk

Sun, 2018-04-15 17:35

Telegraph.co.uk

Dame Daphne Sheldrick, pioneer of elephant conservation – obituary
Telegraph.co.uk
... half a century rescuing and looking after orphaned elephants in Kenya, largely through the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, named after her husband, who had been a pioneer of conservation. Known as the “elephant mother”, she became an authority on ...

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Elephant conservationist Daphne Sheldrick dies - The Nation

Sun, 2018-04-15 01:48

The Nation

Elephant conservationist Daphne Sheldrick dies
The Nation
Born and raised in Kenya, Dame Daphne spent the first half of her career working alongside her British husband David, who founded Kenya's biggest national park, Tsavo East. After his death in 1977, she founded the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust (DSWT ...
World bids farewell to Daphne Sheldrick, a conservation icon and pioneer for African wildlifeThe Standard

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Founder of Kenya's iconic 'elephant orphanage' dies aged 83 - Yahoo - Yahoo News

Sun, 2018-04-15 00:34

Yahoo News

Founder of Kenya's iconic 'elephant orphanage' dies aged 83 - Yahoo
Yahoo News
Dame Daphne Sheldrick, a conservationist famous for her work rearing baby elephants in Kenya and fighting for the protection of the species, has died aged 83, her family said Friday. "Daphne passed away the evening of the 12th April after a long battle ...

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In Africa, hope grows for imperiled elephants - Portland Press Herald - Press Herald

Sat, 2018-04-14 22:09

Press Herald

In Africa, hope grows for imperiled elephants - Portland Press Herald
Press Herald
MIKUMI NATIONAL PARK, Tanzania — The elephant staggered and keeled over in the tall grass in southern Tanzania, where some of the world's worst poaching has happened. It wasn't a killer who targeted her but a conservation official, immobilizing her ...
Battle to save Africa's elephants is gaining some ground - New ...New Jersey Herald

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Kenya's iconic elephant rescuer dies aged 83 - Daily Monitor (press release) (blog)

Sat, 2018-04-14 08:11

Daily Monitor (press release) (blog)

Kenya's iconic elephant rescuer dies aged 83
Daily Monitor (press release) (blog)
In 2006 Queen Elizabeth II appointed Sheldrick Dame Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, the first Knighthood to be awarded in Kenya since the country received independence in 1963, according to the trust. The Kenyan government ...
Dame Daphne Sheldrick dead: Family of pioneering elephant conservation worker pledge legacy will live on for ...The Independent
Kenyan elephant rescuer Daphne Sheldrick diesKenya Broadcasting Corporation
Leading Kenyan conservationist Daphne Sheldrick dies of cancerThe Standard
Pakistan Today -Capital FM Kenya -News 1st (press release)
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Battle to save Africa's elephants is gaining some ground - Herald-Whig - Herald-Whig

Sat, 2018-04-14 04:03

Herald-Whig

Battle to save Africa's elephants is gaining some ground - Herald-Whig
Herald-Whig
The battle to save Africa's elephants is gaining some momentum in southern Tanzania, where killings are declining and some populations are showing signs of recovery.
Elephants gain strong supportin strong support | News, Sports, Jobs ...Altoona Mirror

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