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Conservationist Urges Action at Africa Elephant Summit

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December 1, 2013
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African ministers and experts meet from Monday in Botswana to find ways to curb a spike in the killing of elephants for ivory. Ali Kaka, from the International Union for Conservation of Nature, says action is urgently needed to prevent extinction.


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Protection for South Africa's Cheetahs and Rhinos

Protection for South Africa's Cheetahs and Rhinos

AFP (Apr. 23, 2013) — South Africa's game parks give the impression of wilderness, but are carefully managed and monitored. French conservationist Damien Vergnaud takes his cheetahs on runs and injects his rhinos' horns with poison, in order to protect these animals from danger.
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Baby Elephant Rescued From Well in Thailand

Baby Elephant Rescued From Well in Thailand

AFP (June 17, 2013) — A baby elephant has a lucky escape after falling down a well in Thailand. Images of the rescue of the elephant.
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Elephants Compete for Top Prizes at Nepal Festival

Elephants Compete for Top Prizes at Nepal Festival

AFP (Dec. 31, 2013) — An elephant festival in Nepal puts pachyderms to the test with races, a football game and even an elephant beauty pageant.
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Patagonia Environmental Protection Versus Clean Energy

Patagonia Environmental Protection Versus Clean Energy

Deutsche Welle (Aug. 13, 2012) — American conservationist Kristine Tompkins and her husband Douglas have bought 263,000 hectares of land from Argentinian farmers in order to create a national park. But Chile's energy sector wants to produce hydroelectricity on the same land. A consortium plans to build five dams and flood large areas of land to produce hydroelectric power. Kris and Doug Tompkins are battling against Chilean politicians and ranchers. In the past 20 years, the couple has created a total of 11 nature preserves in South America for about 250 million dollars. Selfless commitment or checkbook tourism?
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