Another Elephant Dies on the East-West Highway. For Shame

Another Elephant Dies on the East-West Highway. For Shame

Another day, another dead elephant. And to make matters worse, this latest casualty, too, has died under similar circumstances on the same road. Soon after a baby elephant died after being hit by a vehicle near Gerik in June, a grown bull elephant has now also perished after being hit…

‘Most Wanted’ elephant Poachers have been Caught in Kelantan

‘Most Wanted’ elephant Poachers have been Caught in Kelantan

Seven elephant poachers who were labelled “most wanted” by authorities in Peninsular Malaysia are at large no more: they’ve been arrested and are now behind bars. In a joint operation between the Department of Wildlife and National Parks (Perhilitan) and the country’s Armed Forces, a gang of seven local suspected poachers was caught near the Taman…

China plans to Ban the sale of all Ivory

China plans to Ban the sale of all Ivory

China says it has decided to ban all domestic trade in ivory by the end of this year. Time to celebrate? Sort of. “China will gradually stop the processing and sales of ivories for commercial purposes by the end of 2017,” the country’s Xinhua news service reported, referring to a government statement….

Let’s Save Lasah the Elephant

Let’s Save Lasah the Elephant

Lasah, a 36-year-old Asian elephant, has never had it easy. Caught in the wild as a young animal, he would find himself forced to work in logging, where he endured backbreaking hardships. He would also find himself confined to small enclosures in a zoo, where visitors came to gawk at…