Humans are biggest factor defining elephant ranges across Africa, study finds

Humans are biggest factor defining elephant ranges across Africa, study finds

In an undisturbed ecosystem, elephants move across the landscape in response to the availability of food and water and the type of habitat or competition. But according to a continent-wide study coordinated by Save the Elephants and recently published in Current Biology, elephants’ range is now predominantly defined by human activities and the boundaries of […]

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Emaciated elephants ‘so weak they were held up by chains around their necks’ are discovered at Thai animal camp by shocked tourists

Emaciated elephants ‘so weak they were held up by chains around their necks’ are discovered at Thai animal camp by shocked tourists

Exhausted elephants believed to be so weak that they were held up by chains around their necks have been discovered at an animal camp in Thailand. The emaciated jumbos were discovered by outraged tourists visiting Chang Puak Camp, which offers elephant rides and shows, in Ratchaburi province on June 15. The three elephants – Plai […]

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New oilfield in African wilderness threatens lives of 130,000 elephants

New oilfield in African wilderness threatens lives of 130,000 elephants

Tens of thousands of African elephants are under threat from plans for a massive new oilfield in one of the continent’s last great wildernesses, experts have warned. Campaigners and conservationists fear the proposed oilfield stretching across Namibia and Botswana would devastate regional ecosystems and wildlife as well as local communities. The plans are the latest […]

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