Great Elephant Census Figures Showing Huge Decline in African Populations

31 August 2016, Nairobi – UN Environment deputy head Ibrahim Thiaw released the following statement in reaction to the results of the Great Elephant Census, which showed African savanna elephant populations declined by 30 per cent (144,000 elephants) between 2007 and 2014: “The findings of the Great Elephant Census show clearly that poaching is still […]

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Animal culling may further aggravate man-wildlife conflicts

It is shocking that a county with esteemed values of ahimsa (non-violence) and vegetarianism, that form the basis for animal protection orders animal culling. Culling may rather aggravate man-wildlife conflicts rather than curing it. India has a diverse history of animal culling and hunting from the pre-colonial and colonial eras. Animal skin in the early […]

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