16 Feb '12, 5pm

What a Bornean elephant wants: more protected forests and wildlife corridors via @mongabay #palmoil

What a Bornean elephant wants: more protected forests and wildlife corridors via @mongabay #palmoil

Sumatran elephant population plunges; WWF calls for moratorium on deforestation (01/24/2012) The Sumatran elephant subspecies (Elephas maximus sumatranus ) was downgraded to critically endangered on IUCN's Red List of Threatened Species on Tuesday, prompting environmental group WWF to call for an immediate moratorium on destruction of its rainforest habitat, which is being rapidly lost to oil palm estates, timber plantations for pulp and paper production, and agricultural use. Dole abandons banana plantation in National Park (11/21/2011) After a threat of lawsuit, Dole Inc. has abandoned a banana plantation in Somawathiya National Park in Sri Lanka. The US-based food giant had partnered with a local company, Letsgrow Ltd, to grow bananas for export markets at the bank of the Mahaweli River, but Dole ran into trouble when local conservation organizations pointed out they we...

Full article: http://news.mongabay.com/2012/0216-hance_borneanelephant....

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Alice Rocco A dolphin off the coast of Bangladesh. If national parks and wildlife preserves can protect precious biodivers...

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lpga.com 15 Feb '12, 6pm

Last week it was kangaroos and koalas in Australia…this week it's elephants in Thailand. LPGA Tour players Dewi Claire Sch...

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epa.gov 15 Feb '12, 6pm

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Majority of protected tropical forests "empty" due to hunting via @mongabay

Majority of protected tropical forests "empty" ...

news.mongabay.com 08 Feb '12, 6pm

Cultural shifts in Madagascar drive lemur-killing (12/15/2011) Conservationists have often found that some cultural norms,...

Elephant massacre in Cameroon (warning: graphic...

news.mongabay.com 17 Feb '12, 7pm

Elephant massacre in Cameroon (warning: graphic photo) mongabay.com February 17, 2012 More than 200 elephants have been sl...

Brazil's plan to cut protected areas for dams f...

news.mongabay.com 17 Feb '12, 7pm

Brazil's plan to cut protected areas for dams faces constitutional challenge mongabay.com February 17, 2012 Federal public...