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Baby elephant rescued near Indonesian palm oil plantation

Jan 18, 2017 - 8:58 PM

The youngster weighs around 300 kilograms (660 pounds), just over half the typical weight of an animal of his age

Baby elephant rescued near Indonesian palm oil plantation

China to ban ivory trade by end of 2017 – media

Dec 31, 2016 - 8:02 AM

The complete ban would affect 34 processing enterprises and 143 designated trading venues, with dozens to be closed by the end of March 2017

China to ban ivory trade by end of 2017 – media

African elephants 'suffer worst decline in 25 years'

Sep 25, 2016 - 8:20 PM

Poaching takes a dramatic toll on the elephant population in Africa, with just around 415,000 elephants left

African elephants 'suffer worst decline in 25 years'

Wildlife meeting weighs how to save endangered species

Sep 24, 2016 - 11:30 AM

The plight of Africa's rhino and elephants, targeted for their horns and tusks, is expected to dominate much of the 12-day meeting

Wildlife meeting weighs how to save endangered species

World governments urge end to domestic ivory markets

Sep 11, 2016 - 9:52 AM

World leaders of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) voted to call on countries to close ivory trade

World governments urge end to domestic ivory markets

Value of environmental crime at record-high $258B – report

Jun 04, 2016 - 11:02 AM

Environmental crime is the world’s 4th largest criminal enterprise, after drug smuggling, counterfeiting, and human trafficking

Value of environmental crime at record-high $258B – report

Critically endangered Sumatran elephant gives birth

Jun 02, 2016 - 11:07 PM

Sumatran elephants are critically endangered. It is estimated between 2,400 and 2,800 remain in the wild, according to conservation group WWF.

Critically endangered Sumatran elephant gives birth

Disturbing trend: Critically endangered elephant is latest animal to die in an Indonesian zoo

May 12, 2016 - 4:47 PM

The elephant's death comes after a tiger also died in April in a separate zoo

Disturbing trend: Critically endangered elephant is latest animal to die in an Indonesian zoo

Young vet dies after being trampled by elephant

May 11, 2016 - 8:33 PM

The elephant has a history of turning on its keepers

Young vet dies after being trampled by elephant

Cambodia firm to reduce elephant work hours after heatstroke death

Apr 26, 2016 - 6:20 PM

The 'regretful' Angkor Elephant Company says it will let its 13 remaining elephants work fewer hours after one died on April 22

Cambodia firm to reduce elephant work hours after heatstroke death

Indonesian gov't threatens to deport Leonardo DiCaprio

Apr 01, 2016 - 11:14 AM

The government is not too happy with the actor's visit. Here's why.

Indonesian gov't threatens to deport Leonardo DiCaprio

Endangered Sumatran elephant found with leg almost severed by rope

Feb 19, 2016 - 8:07 PM

Conservationists got alerted of the incident after a group of trekkers posted pictures on social media.

Endangered Sumatran elephant found with leg almost severed by rope

Philippine Catholic leaders urged to reject ivory

Nov 04, 2015 - 6:05 PM

'The beauty of a work of art...cannot justify the slaughter of wildlife...the threat posed to biodiversity by poachers and traffickers,' says CBCP's Socrates Villegas

Philippine Catholic leaders urged to reject ivory

The wRap Indonesia: Transgenders arrested, Sumatran elephant killed

Sep 22, 2015 - 6:00 AM

An imprisoned former government official is pictured out in public, transgenders are arrested in Aceh, and other top stories from Indonesia and around the world

The wRap Indonesia: Transgenders arrested, Sumatran elephant killed

Endangered Sumatran elephant killed, netizens angered

Sep 21, 2015 - 8:16 PM

A critically endangered Sumatran elephant who had patrolled Indonesia's jungles to help protect threatened habitats has been killed for his tusks sparking online anger

Endangered Sumatran elephant killed, netizens angered

Lupita Nyong'o joins fight to save Africa's elephants

Jun 30, 2015 - 10:31 PM

Lupita is the ambassador for conservation organization WildAid, which engages celebrities to spread awareness of poaching and wildlife crime

Lupita Nyong'o joins fight to save Africa's elephants

Escaped circus elephant kills German man

Jun 14, 2015 - 7:09 AM

The old man was talking his usual morning walk when he was attacked by the loose elephant.

Escaped circus elephant kills German man

From Indonesia's elephant to Philippine eagle, wildlife matters

Jun 02, 2015 - 9:00 PM

A richer Asia and Southeast Asia would be a poorer place without them

From Indonesia's elephant to Philippine eagle, wildlife matters

Trip to Mars posters, China espionage, selfie stick abuse | SciTech4u

May 27, 2015 - 12:52 PM

This and more in this week's episode of Rappler's science and technology show!

Trip to Mars posters, China espionage, selfie stick abuse | SciTech4u

WATCH: A parody ad on selfie stick abuse and an elephant's selfie

May 25, 2015 - 10:38 PM

Let the snark fest begin

WATCH: A parody ad on selfie stick abuse and an elephant's selfie

Endangered Sumatran elephant found shot dead, tusks missing

Apr 15, 2015 - 5:20 PM

This is the first known case of elephant killing in Aceh this year

Endangered Sumatran elephant found shot dead, tusks missing

2 rare Sumatran elephants found dead in Aceh

Sep 08, 2014 - 7:02 PM

There are fewer than 3,000 Sumatran elephants remaining in the wild, according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature, marking a 50% drop in numbers since 1985.

2 rare Sumatran elephants found dead in Aceh

Thai ivory boom 'fuelling Africa elephant crisis'

Jul 02, 2014 - 9:42 PM

Thailand's 'out of control' ivory market is driving Africa's elephant poaching crisis, conservationists warn, accusing the kingdom of backsliding on its pledges

Thai ivory boom 'fuelling Africa elephant crisis'

PH to build elephant monument from destroyed ivory

Mar 13, 2014 - 8:40 PM

The ash will be mixed with concrete to build a giant sculpture of a mother elephant protecting her calf, an environment department official says

PH to build elephant monument from destroyed ivory

African, Asian nations vow crackdown on illegal ivory trade

Dec 04, 2013 - 7:31 AM

Among those who agreed to the measures were key elephant nations such as Gabon, Kenya, Niger and Zambia, transit countries Vietnam, Philippines and Malaysia and ivory destination states, including China and Thailand

African, Asian nations vow crackdown on illegal ivory trade

Africa risks losing 20% of elephants in 10 years

Dec 03, 2013 - 10:10 AM

An estimated 22,000 elephants were illegally killed across the continent last year, as poaching reached "unacceptably elevated levels"

Africa risks losing 20% of elephants in 10 years

McCartney writes Aquino: Free Mali

Jul 19, 2013 - 3:00 PM

The former Beatles writes a letter to President Aquino urging the elephant's transfer to Thailand

McCartney writes Aquino: Free Mali

Erap rejects transfer of elephant Mali to Thailand

Jul 18, 2013 - 6:59 PM

The new mayor of Manila, ex-President of the Philippines, says sending Mali away would be 'embarrassing' and 'means we are not capable of taking care of one animal'

Erap rejects transfer of elephant Mali to Thailand

Philippines finds huge hoard of endangered species

Jul 05, 2013 - 7:43 PM

Five dead crocodiles, 14 critically endangered turtles and a cache of other rare species have been found in the home of a suspected wildlife trader in one of the Philippines' biggest slums

Rose Mapendo: A refugee's story

Jun 29, 2013 - 3:23 PM

Humanity triumphs against violence and exile in 'Pushing the Elephant'

Rose Mapendo: A refugee's story

P420-M worth of ivory tusks crushed in symbolic act

Jun 21, 2013 - 1:32 PM

The Philippines becomes the first Asian country to destroy its multi-million-dollar stockpile of ivory tusks

P420-M worth of ivory tusks crushed in symbolic act

PH to destroy 5 tons of ivory tusks

Jun 11, 2013 - 1:49 PM

The Philippines says it will destroy five tons of confiscated elephant tusks as part of a global campaign to raise awareness against the illegal trade of so-called "blood ivories."

PH to destroy 5 tons of ivory tusks

Critically endangered Sumatran elephants found dead

Jun 03, 2013 - 10:07 PM

Two critically endangered Sumatran elephants were found dead in an Indonesian national park and are believed to have been poisoned

Critically endangered Sumatran elephants found dead

Man who charged at elephant gets fired

May 15, 2013 - 11:57 AM

With friends cheering and encouraging him, the man runs at the elephant, which initially swings its trunk towards him, but soon beats a retreat

Man who charged at elephant gets fired

Li Bingbing: 'End elephant poaching'

May 10, 2013 - 7:40 PM

Chinese film star Li Bingbing calls on Asia to help end elephant slaughter

Li Bingbing: 'End elephant poaching'

Ely Buendia joins 'Free Mali' campaign

May 09, 2013 - 11:06 PM

Ely Buendia and other celebrities clamor for the release of ailing elephant Mali

Ely Buendia joins 'Free Mali' campaign

Endangered Sumatran elephant born in captivity

Apr 16, 2013 - 10:05 PM

Kartini, named after the country's most celebrated feminist, Raden Ajeng Kartini, was born on Friday under a captive breeding programme and is in good health

Endangered Sumatran elephant born in captivity

Naked never fails: Models and elephant Mali

Feb 05, 2013 - 9:59 PM

Mali is at the center of a tug of war between activists and zoo workers. Both claim to want what's best for Mali but fundamentally disagree on what that is.

Naked never fails: Models and elephant Mali

Thai cop arrested with 20 elephant tusks

Feb 03, 2013 - 8:54 PM

The haul was discovered when the suspect, in plain clothes but driving a police van, was stopped at a checkpoint

Thai cop arrested with 20 elephant tusks

Battle heats up over elephant at Manila Zoo

Jan 15, 2013 - 10:45 PM

The battle over a 38-year-old female elephant in Manila Zoo rages on.

Battle heats up over elephant at Manila Zoo

BOC: Ivory smuggling gone in Cebu

Sep 28, 2012 - 10:03 AM

But Customs Commissioner Ruffy Biazon admits it is difficult to monitor ivory smuggling in the Philippines

BOC: Ivory smuggling gone in Cebu

PH probes alleged Church link to ivory

Sep 26, 2012 - 2:03 PM

Authorities will investigate the possible involvement of Catholic priests in the illegal trade of African ivory in the Philippines

NBI asked to probe ivory trade in PH

Sep 25, 2012 - 3:48 PM

The NBI will investigate the illegal ivory trade in the Philippines, now linked to its use in religious carvings like Santo Niño

NBI asked to probe ivory trade in PH

Morrissey to PNoy: Free elephant Mali

May 10, 2012 - 4:35 PM

Singer activist Morrissey persists in his animal rights campaign, this time asking President Aquino to free an aging elephant at Manila Zoo