General stories July 2017

Date Published

The elephants of Queen Elizabeth National Park

Daily Monitor
July 23, 2017

What it’s like to retrieve elephant sperm in the name of conservation

Globe & Mail
July 6, 2017

Digital forensics training course from INTERPOL for wildlife investigations
Priyankar Bhunia, Open Gov Asia
July 7, 2017
Maasai save Kenyan elephants
Deutsche Welle (video)
This African park has a high-tech plan to combat poachers
Amar Toor, The Verge
July 20, 2017
Heartbreaking footage shows a dead elephant ‘with burn marks on its trunk’ being dragged through an Indian village by a pickup truck after it was electrocuted by a fence (India)
Daily Mail
May 25, 2017
Cyber-stalking wildlife traders
Science Line
June 6, 2017

Villager digs his garden and finds 400,000 year old steppe mammoth tusks (Siberia)
The Siberian Times
June 6, 2017

Alaska Native Ivory

Using Positive Feedback for Training Elephants in Thailand

Asher Jay, National Geographic
June 17, 2017

Creating A Culture Of Tolerance For Elephants (India)
Sangita Iyer, Huffington Post
June 22, 2017

Resurrecting extinct species comes with legal issues: De-extincted species could fall under endangered species rules or GMOs regulations
John Timmer, Ars Technica
June 11, 2017

Logging in Malaysia’s Ulu Muda forest threatens wildlife and water supplies
Kate Mayberry, Mongabay 
June 26, 2017

Illegal trade seizures: Elephant ivory in Europe

Mapping the crimes

Dispute over borrowed elephants leads to lese majest charge (Thailand)

Teeranai Charuvastra, Khasodoenglish
June 16, 2017
From my Hide: Old ivory and a new scandal…
David Holt-Biddle South Coast Herald

May 14, 2017

DNA from Columbus Zoo’s polar bears used in fight against poaching
Associated Press
June 2017

Nation’s first elephant hospital under way but needs funds (Myanmar)

Kyi Kyi Sway, 

June 9, 2017


New York detective work saves rhinos in South Africa (commentary)
Axel Hunnicutt, Mongabay

June 2, 2017
Case of the Antique Ivory Tusk
Steve Leone, Claims Journal
June 6, 2017
Giant Refugees
Sanctuary Asia
Beauty Queen Wants To Develop Elephant Tourism
Shillong Times
June 5, 2017
When Will The Great Human-Elephant War End?
Ryan F. Mandelbaum
June 7, 2017
Dutch vet saves Vietnam elephants
Bach Lien, Vietnam News
June 15, 2017

Meet the Woman Who Left a Career as a Fashion Model to Protect Africa’s Endangered Wildlife

One Green Planet
May 31, 2017
New York State Legislature Votes To Ban Elephants In Entertainment
Daily Voice
June 11, 2017

Explorer & Journalist Bryan Christy Testifies Before United States House Committee

National Geographic
May 18, 2017
Students design a space system to help protect elephants
ESA academy
May 23, 2017

Daughter of hunter crushed by elephant posts dead animal tribute

May 24, 2017
VN beauty queens head to Kenya on elephant protection mission

Vietnam net
May 23, 2017

Crackdown on corruption needs serious approach (Zimbabwe)
Jeffrey Gogo, The Herald
May 22, 2017

Rethinking zoos (Pakistan)
Faisal Bar, The Dawn
May 19, 2017

Kenya launches $3.2 billion China-built railway with promises of economic prosperity for all

Alex Linder, Shanghaiist
May 31, 2017
‘Sunday Night With Megyn Kelly’ Team Travels to Kenya to Report on Efforts to Protect Elephants

NBC News
June 1, 2017

“Ivory laundering”: What you should know about developments in Hong Kong and Mainland China and how a proposed trading ban could affect your business 
IP Whiteboard
June 28, 2017


Google Uses Elephants and Camels to Map Remote Parts of the Globe
Mike Cherney, Fox Business
June 7, 2017

Myanmar looks to ecotourism to employ jobless elephants
Asian Review

June 8, 2017

Nomads swap guns for tourist dollars to end turf wars (Kenya)

Nevada joins list of U.S. states to ban trafficking in ivory, rhino horn, and shark fins

Wayne Pacelle, HSUS blog
June 5, 2017

How government policies are wilfully and recklessly threatening India’s wildlife reserves
Prerna Singh Bindra,
July 4, 2017

Ivory was key material of cutlery trade (UK)

The Star
July 12, 2017
Missoulians tailor a tea for the protection of Indian elephants (US)
Missoula Independent
July 13, 2017

On poaching in South Africa, education “has saved more wildlife than any guard with a gun”
Justin Catanoso, Mongabay

July 13, 2017

Leave Them Alone: Wild Elephants in India

Wildlife SOS, Huffington Post
July 21, 2017

A day in the life of an anti-poaching ranger – in pictures 
The Guardian
July 20, 2017
Sri Lankan navy saves wild elephant found in ocean – video
The Guardian
July 13, 2017
The Shuidong Connection: The Shuidong Connection, the result of almost three years of undercover work during which investigators infiltrated a leading ivory trafficking syndicate
June 2017

Matriarchs of Mushara

Caitlin O’Connell, National Geographic
July 8, 2017
Elephants make once-in-a-lifetime move to new home (Malawi)
June 28, 2017

Kisses for my keeper: Orphaned baby elephant who was speared and stoned by villagers in a revenge attack after elephant killed a woman shows her gratitude to man who saved her (Kenya)
Daily Mail
July 5, 2017

A Bee Stung an Elephant Inside of Her Trunk, But Thankfully These Kind People Helped Her (Zimbabwe)
One Green Planet
July 7, 2017
Mushara Elephant Project Celebrates 25 Years With New Season in Namibia
Caitlin O’Connell, National Geographic
June 30, 2017
Buzz off! Elephant herd runs away from a swarm of bees flying up their trunks and into their ears
Daily Mail
May 23, 2017
The fate of Jumbo, and the echoes of history
Ydessa Hendeles, Globe and Mail
June 16, 2017
Trunks in tethers
Asher Jay, National Geogrphic
June 13, 2017
Illegal wildlife trade wanders onto Darknet
Deutsche Welle
June 14, 2017

“Why Is It Taking So Long?” — Elephant Rescue in India

Wildlife SOS blog/Huffington Post
June 13, 2017

Nicolle Wallace Takes Jab at Trump’s Son for ‘Killing Baby Elephants for Kicks’
Cameron Cawthorne, Free Beacon
June 8, 2017

Former Aussie Sniper Joins Battle Against Rhino, Elephant Poachers
CBS local, San Francisco
May 25, 2017

Elephant cleverly uses its trunk in clash with rhinos over food; video

David Strege, Grind TV
June 2, 2017
Elephants receive medical care at rescue centre in SW China

June 6, 2017
Elephant News from Konkamoya Lodge
Tribes Tailor Made Travel
June 2017

Rescued Orphaned Elephant Successfully Returns to the Wild Thanks to Loving Caretakers

Natasha Brooks, One Green Planet
June 5, 2017


Let’s go and meet the new kid! Adorable moment a group of elephants rush to welcome a baby orphan into their family after his mother died when he was four months old (Thailand)
Daily Mail
May 31, 2017

Watch female elephants stage a dramatic rescue of a drowning baby elephant

Karen Bruillard, Washington Post
June 22, 2017

Baby elephants romp with siblings and cousins at Namibia waterhole

Caitlin O’Connell, National Geographic
July 4, 2017


Prerna Singh Bindra, author of The Vanishing India’s Wildlife Crisis talks about fate of India’s disappearing wildlife
India Live
July 22, 2017


Cameroon: ‘Maalle’ – Wanted for Elephant Poaching!

By Brenda Yufeh Nchewnang-Ngassa, Cameroon Tribune
July 11, 2017

Open Spaces, A Talk on the Wild Side: Photographer Brings Passion to Fight Against Wildlife Trafficking

US Fish & Wildlife Service
June 27, 2017

Now in Mumbai: The fabulous story of the Indian elephant who walked from Lisbon to Vienna in 1551
May 2017
Devon Live
May 16, 2017
Up close with giants
Aref Omar, New Straits Times
June 9, 2017

A Young Warrior’s Voice To Save Asian Elephants (Thailand)

Sangita Iyer, Huffington Post
July 24, 2017


David Suzuki explores famous elephant’s life
Laura Broadley, St. Thomas Times-Journal 

May 11, 2017 
Jumbo Trust holds dinner under stars (Zimbabwe)
The Herald
June 9, 2017
Royal companions and warriors: How elephants have been depicted in Asia’s history and mythology

Sud Chonchirdsin,

May 29, 2017

The Elephant Dance tackles the dark side of modern environmental conservation (Kenya)
Daily Nation
June 9, 2017

‘The Protectors’ shows how VR can help save African elephants
Devindra Hadawar, engadget
May 26, 2017