Tag Archives: Elephants

Vulcan builds drones to protect African wildlife

One of the legacies left behind by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, the Microsoft co-founder who passed away last October, is a drone development program aimed at providing aerial intelligence for Africa’s anti-poaching efforts. The program takes a share of the … Continue reading

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DNA evidence zeroes in on 3 African ivory cartels

DNA evidence and lots of detective work have revealed the networks behind illegal trade in African elephant ivory, centering on three smuggling cartels in Kenya, Uganda and Togo. The case is laid out in a paper written by a team … Continue reading

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China’s ivory ban marks big step for elephants

China’s pledge to shut down commercial trade in ivory within a year comes as welcome news to conservationists who have been fighting for years to save endangered elephants – including Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen. The Chinese government’s announcement on Friday laid … Continue reading

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Elephant census confirms catastrophic decline

A first-of-its-kind census of African savanna elephants reveals that populations have declined by as much as 30 percent over the course of just seven years. The backer of the Great Elephant Census, Seattle software billionaire Paul Allen, said the findings … Continue reading

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DNA dragnet widens for elephants and pangolins

WASHINGTON, D.C. – DNA tests conducted by researchers from the University of Washington helped bring down one of Africa’s biggest kingpins in the illegal elephant ivory trade, but the scientists say they’re just getting started. Now they’re ramping up their efforts … Continue reading

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