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Africa’s largest female elephant dies in Kenya

Nairobi, Kenya | Xinhua | Africa’s largest female elephant, Dida, died aged between 60 and 65 years at a national park southeast of the Kenyan capital Nairobi, the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) confirmed on Tuesday. KWS said Dida, who was possibly Africa’s largest female Tusker and a matriarch residing in Tsavo …

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Stray elephants kill resident in Kasese

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Another person has been killed by a stray elephant in Kasese district. The victim identified as Osbert Nuwamanya, a resident of Bigando village, Kitswamba sub county, becomes the fifth person to be killed by an elephant in a space of two years. Nuwamanya was attacked …

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LYEC: First elephant monument unveiled in Gulu City

  Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  A symbolic elephant monument was unveiled Friday in Gulu City in honour of the cultural significance of the creature to the Acholi people. The monument, installed with funding from Uganda Breweries was unveiled by the Chief Justice of Uganda,  Justice Alfonse Owiny-Dollo and His …

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Kasese: Two residents killed in separate elephant attacks

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Two people have died in Kasese district in two separate elephant attacks. Stray elephants from Queen Elizabeth National Park killed one person in Karusandara sub-county, and another in Kyakitale A cell in Katwe, Kabatooro rown council, Kasese district. The acting Rwenzori East Regional Police Spokesperson, …

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African conservationists sound alarm over surging human-elephant conflicts

Nairobi, Kenya | Xinhua | Sub-Saharan African countries should invest in innovative wildlife conservation models to stem the escalating human-elephant conflicts driven by competition for space, campaigners said on Friday. John Scanlon, CEO of Elephant Protective Initiative (EPI) Foundation said that urbanization, shrinking habitat and climatic shocks were behind the spike …

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UWA: Uganda cuts down on elephant poaching

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | At least one Elephant is killed in Uganda annually for ivory.  This is according to the Uganda Wildlife Authority-UWA. John Makombo, the Director of conservation at UWA says that while poaching has decreased elephants still face threats from poachers, most of whom are foreign nationals. …

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Five arrested over elephant killing in Sri Lanka

Colombo, Sri Lanka | AFP | Sri Lankan police have arrested five men for allegedly killing a wild elephant, with officers seizing ivory and tusk-cutting tools, officials said Friday. Villagers in the island’s northwest had alerted wildlife authorities after a popular local elephant called “Dala Poottuwa”, or crossed tusker, disappeared. Its …

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