The youngster weighs around 300 kilograms (660 pounds), just over half the typical weight of an animal of his age
The complete ban would affect 34 processing enterprises and 143 designated trading venues, with dozens to be closed by the end of March 2017
Poaching takes a dramatic toll on the elephant population in Africa, with just around 415,000 elephants left
The plight of Africa's rhino and elephants, targeted for their horns and tusks, is expected to dominate much of the 12-day meeting
World leaders of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) voted to call on countries to close ivory trade
Environmental crime is the world’s 4th largest criminal enterprise, after drug smuggling, counterfeiting, and human trafficking
Sumatran elephants are critically endangered. It is estimated between 2,400 and 2,800 remain in the wild, according to conservation group WWF.
The elephant's death comes after a tiger also died in April in a separate zoo
The elephant has a history of turning on its keepers
The 'regretful' Angkor Elephant Company says it will let its 13 remaining elephants work fewer hours after one died on April 22
The government is not too happy with the actor's visit. Here's why.
Conservationists got alerted of the incident after a group of trekkers posted pictures on social media.
'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
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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
Lupita is the ambassador for conservation organization WildAid, which engages celebrities to spread awareness of poaching and wildlife crime
The old man was talking his usual morning walk when he was attacked by the loose elephant.
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This is the first known case of elephant killing in Aceh this year
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.
Thailand's 'out of control' ivory market is driving Africa's elephant poaching crisis, conservationists warn, accusing the kingdom of backsliding on its pledges
The ash will be mixed with concrete to build a giant sculpture of a mother elephant protecting her calf, an environment department official says
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
An estimated 22,000 elephants were illegally killed across the continent last year, as poaching reached "unacceptably elevated levels"
The former Beatles writes a letter to President Aquino urging the elephant's transfer to Thailand
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'
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
Humanity triumphs against violence and exile in 'Pushing the Elephant'
The Philippines becomes the first Asian country to destroy its multi-million-dollar stockpile of ivory tusks
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."
Two critically endangered Sumatran elephants were found dead in an Indonesian national park and are believed to have been poisoned
With friends cheering and encouraging him, the man runs at the elephant, which initially swings its trunk towards him, but soon beats a retreat
Chinese film star Li Bingbing calls on Asia to help end elephant slaughter
Ely Buendia and other celebrities clamor for the release of ailing elephant Mali
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
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.
The haul was discovered when the suspect, in plain clothes but driving a police van, was stopped at a checkpoint
The battle over a 38-year-old female elephant in Manila Zoo rages on.
But Customs Commissioner Ruffy Biazon admits it is difficult to monitor ivory smuggling in the Philippines
Authorities will investigate the possible involvement of Catholic priests in the illegal trade of African ivory in the Philippines
The NBI will investigate the illegal ivory trade in the Philippines, now linked to its use in religious carvings like Santo Niño
Singer activist Morrissey persists in his animal rights campaign, this time asking President Aquino to free an aging elephant at Manila Zoo