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Could Cold War Era Nuke Tests Save Elephants?

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July 2, 2013
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An African elephant's tusks record the plants it eats. Those plants, scientists say, contain essential radiocarbon data.


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Maasai Lease Ancestral Land to Elephants

Maasai Lease Ancestral Land to Elephants

Reuters (Aug. 7, 2013) — Maasai communities in Kenya's Amboseli region have joined the fight to save endangered elephants by leasing their ancestral lands to conservationists. The agreement is designed to protect migratory routes used by the the elephants for thousands of years, giving them breathing room in an era of unprecedented human encroachment.
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Mapping Ivory Poaching Data to Save the African Elephant

Mapping Ivory Poaching Data to Save the African Elephant

FORA.tv (June 27, 2013) — California Academy of Sciences - California Academy of Sciences Featuring Dr. Iain Douglas-Hamilton, Founding Director of Save the Elephants -- the leader in the pursuit of high-tech conservation solutions, which are combined with grassroots knowledge to secure a future for Africa's elephants and leverages technology to help people understand how they can live together with the wildlife of the land.
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A Fla. Guest House Large Enough for Elephants

A Fla. Guest House Large Enough for Elephants

AP (Sep. 26, 2013) — At the newly opened National Elephant Center in Fellsmere, Florida, elephants are making themselves at home at this unique 200-acre facility. Four African elephants from Disney's Animal Kingdom have currently taken up residence. (Sept. 26)
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Tiger Deception Scares Off Crop Raiding Elephants

Tiger Deception Scares Off Crop Raiding Elephants

Reuters (Sep. 24, 2013) — Using a system of sensors and speakers, researchers in California are exploiting elephants' natural survival instincts to stop them encroaching on farms and villages in India. By fooling the elephants into believing there are predators nearby, the researchers say crops and lives can be saved. Ben Gruber reports.
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