Happy the elephant was denied rights designed for humans – but the legal definition of 'person' is still evolving

Happy has lived alone in captivity for 14 years, but the New York Supreme Court recently denied a legal effort to rehome her.

Joshua Jowitt, Lecturer in Law, Newcastle University • conversation
Jan. 6, 2021 ~7 min

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Ivory: Elephant decline revealed by shipwreck cargo

A forensic examination of the cargo reveals the devastation of populations caused by the trade.

bbcnews
Dec. 17, 2020 ~5 min

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Wildlife corridors keep elephants connected by genes

Preserving wildlife corridors between protected areas could help maintain genetic connections between African elephant populations, researchers report.

Gail McCormick-Penn State • futurity
Nov. 23, 2020 ~8 min

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The neural cruelty of captivity: Keeping large mammals in zoos and aquariums damages their brains

Life in captivity causes observable harm to the structure and function of large mammals' brains.

Bob Jacobs, Professor of Neuroscience, Colorado College • conversation
Sept. 24, 2020 ~10 min

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Secrets of male elephant society revealed in the wild

Mature male elephants play a crucial role in passing on their knowledge to younger males, a study suggests.

By Helen Briggs • bbcnews
Sept. 3, 2020 ~4 min

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Elephant ‘highways’ pave the way to better conservation

Elephants trample through thick forest vegetation to get to water holes. The trails they make offer clues to better approaches to conservation.

Amy Patterson Neubert-Purdue • futurity
Sept. 1, 2020 ~7 min

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Elephant ‘highways’ pave the way to better conservation

Elephants trample through thick forest vegetation to get to water holes. The trails they make offer clues to better approaches to conservation.

Amy Patterson Neubert-Purdue • futurity
Sept. 1, 2020 ~7 min

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Hundreds of elephants are mysteriously dying in Botswana – a conservationist explains what we know

The death toll stands at nearly 400 elephants of both sexes and all ages.

Vicky Boult, Postdoctoral Researcher in Conservation Biology, University of Reading • conversation
July 3, 2020 ~6 min

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Hundreds of elephants found dead in Botswana

Some 350 elephant carcasses have been spotted in Botswana's Okavango Delta since May.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
July 1, 2020 ~3 min

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African forest elephants are in more trouble than we thought

There are fewer African forest elephants than scientists believed, research shows. The lack of information about these elephants has hampered conservation.

Emily Halnon-Oregon • futurity
April 30, 2020 ~6 min

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