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Research clearly shows that other animals say goodbye to family and friends
What Do Animals Know and Feel About Death and Dying?
28 February 2020
When the Wildlife Protection Act was passed in 1972, an exception was created for elephants in captivity at the time. That’s why 1,687 remain in private hands.
India is pushing a plan to protect elephants in the wild – but is ignoring animals in captivity
28 February 2020
One of the last remaining great "tusker" elephants in Kenya has died aged 50.
One of Kenya's last big 'tusker' elephants dies aged 50
10 February 2020
Very little space for civil society engagement
African Ministers Conference on the Environment
20 November 2019
Elephant rides on holidays have been deemed unacceptable by new British Travel Association (ABTA) guidelines, the trade body has announced.
Elephant rides on holiday should be banned, British travel companies told
23 September 2019
Botswana is reintroducing elephant hunts and is likely to sell licenses to kill the animals at a discount to its neighbors.
Botswana is reintroducing elephant hunts - with discounted licences likely
11 September 2019
Elephant advocates are celebrating reports that Yahoo! Japan, the world’s largest internet ivory retailer, has decided to end sales of elephant ivory on its platforms by November 1st, 2019.
Decision by Yahoo! Japan to end ivory sales celebrated by elephant advocates
28 August 2019
On 27 August at the eighteenth Conference of the Parties of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES CoP18) in Geneva, delegates confirmed to ban the capture and trade of wild elephants destined for zoos and circuses around the world.
The world agrees to end the international trade in live, wild-caught elephants
28 August 2019
The World Wildlife Conference has taken an historic step towards ending the international trade in live, wild-caught elephants.
Hopeful news for wild elephants at CITES conference
20 August 2019
Listed in Appendix I of CITES just 30 years ago (Lausanne, October 1989), making the international trade in ivory illegal, the African elephant enjoys a special status.
CITES CoP18: Last chancebefore extinction
17 August 2019
Singapore will ban domestic trade in elephant ivory from September 2021, the National Parks Board (NParks) said on Monday (Aug 12).
Singapore to ban domestic trade in ivory from September 2021
12 August 2019
US zoos now plan to import baby elephants from Zimbabwe, undeterred by the international furore over their 2016 import of 18 wild elephants from Swaziland.
US to import baby elephants from Zimbabwe despite uproar
8 August 2019