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*32 yr old African Elephant Moja relocated from Pittsburgh Zoo to Winston OR Safari Park **Khun-Dej is the newest elephant rescued at Elephant Nature Park ***Elephant Bozie is ill at The National Zoo
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 Elephants of Sumatra, Indonesia, "Critically Endangered": Raja; Raju
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Posted: Jan 24 2012, 12:32 AM


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Focus on Sumatra, Indonesia

Sumatran elephants driven closer to extinction: WWF

The Sumatran elephant could be extinct in the wild in under 30 years.... IUCN, the International Union for Conservation of Nature, raised its listing of the Sumatran elephant subspecies from "endangered" to "critically endangered" after nearly 70 percent of its habitat and halve its population has been lost in one generation.

"Forest concession holders such as pulp and paper companies and the palm oil industry have a legal and ethical obligation to protect endangered species within their concessions."….In the last 70 years, Indonesia has lost both the Bali tiger and the Java tiger.


http://bit.ly/xQIOlY

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Posted: Jan 24 2012, 11:56 AM


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Sumatran elephant upgraded to critically endangered status

Species has lost half its population and 69% of its habitat through deforestation in the past 25 years


... without more public pressure or more funds, the Indonesia authorities are likely to continue to support or turn a blind eye to the loggers and plantation owners. The threat upgrade follows a flood of grim conservation news due to poaching, habitat loss and a lack of awareness among consumers.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2012...d?newsfeed=true


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Posted: Jan 24 2012, 12:34 PM


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Posted: Jan 24 2012, 01:55 PM


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Some beautiful images - thank you for posting, crm.

One of the photos on the stream is of Lembang and her calf.
For a little more info, and about Surabaya Zoo, please see the "Lembang gives birth" topic on our Elephant Births forum.

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Posted: Jan 24 2012, 05:30 PM


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The last picture was sad. She looked like she had lots of (healed) sores on her body. I hope she's in a better place to live now.


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Posted: Apr 11 2012, 05:11 PM


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Featured video: wild Sumatran elephants on camera trap video

Project creator, Marten Slothouwer, says that the people at the end of the video are bird catchers who may also be looking for other species such as pangolin and slow loris, both of which are desirable in the blackmarket wildlife trade.


Read more: http://news.mongabay.com/2012/0411-sumatra...l#ixzz1rlx2IrqM






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Posted: Aug 6 2012, 12:13 PM


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Elephant Population in Jambi Endangered

Due to the shrinking of the forest as a habitat for Sumatran elephants, especially in forest areas ... Jambi, the animals that once numbered more than 50 head, now stands at only about 14.

http://www.tempointeractive.com/hg/nasiona...-421780,uk.html

Either this disputed area is "habitat of elephants", or it's "used by elephants only to cross". Either way, it needs sorting.
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We also have plans to ask the companies operating in the region to allocate a piece of their land to serve as a habitat for elephants.

Just 14 elephants left ...


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Posted: Aug 8 2012, 01:38 PM


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Thanks to a member of TEC Facebook for drawing attention to this disturbing news:

Hundreds of hotspots burn Tesso Nilo National Park, threatening elephants

According to Syamsidar, Tesso Nilo National Park is prone to fire. This is because many lands have been illegally overtaken by encroachers. Moreover, hot and dry weather benefited encroachers, allowing them to burn forest which is converted to oil palm plantations.

"We worry the fire will disturb rare species like Sumatran elephants in Tesso Nilo National Park," Syamsidar noted. Sumatran elephants have recently been unlisted from Endangered to Critically Endangered on the IUCN Red List.

Tesso Nilo National Park covers 83,000 hectares, but around 35,000 hectares has been encroached by residents and corporate developers, much of it converted into oil palm plantations or settlements. Elephant habitat is in an alarming state according to authorities. Fire in elephant habitat may trigger conflicts between the huge animals and humans; a conflict that usually ends in the death of the Sumatran elephants.


Read more: http://news.mongabay.com/2012/0808-wiharda...l#ixzz22yu17QSt


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Posted: Aug 9 2012, 02:40 AM


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Riau Conservation Head Fatally Trampled by Elephant

The head of the Riau Elephant Conservation Center died on Friday after being trampled by a 20-year-old elephant at the center’s Minas training center.

M. Taat was checking the health of an elephant named Reno when the large animal attacked him, conservation division head of Natural Resources Conservation Center Riau Syahimin, told Antara news agency on Wednesday.

“Unfortunately, he was alone when the incident happened,” Syahimin said. “Other employees noticed it after he called for help.”

Conservation center staff said it was unlikely the attack was intentional.


http://www.thejakartaglobe.com/news/riau-c...elephant/536520


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Posted: Jan 15 2013, 05:12 AM


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Eijkman, WWF agree partnership to conserve Sumatran elephants

“By using a non-invasive technique, we can determine how many elephants there are and map out a pattern of the distribution of the species, their family classifications and other ecological aspects,” he said regarding the partnership he signed with Eijkman Institute chairman Sangkot Marzuki at the institute's office today.

The DNA-based test, which uses the feces of the elephants, aims to conserve Sumatran elephants with a particular focus on Tesso Nilo National Park (TNTN) in Palalawan regency in Riau.


http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2013/01...-elephants.html


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Posted: Mar 21 2013, 09:15 AM


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Video interview:

Taronga Zoo saving elephants

http://au.tv.yahoo.com/sunrise/video/-/wat...ving-elephants/


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Posted: Jun 9 2013, 03:05 AM


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Wild Sumatran elephants likely poisoned

It is suspected that the two wild Sumatran elephants found dead at the Tesso Nilo National Park (TNTN) in Pelalawan regency, Riau, recently, were poisoned ...

“One was a male aged around five years old and the other was a female aged above 20 years old,” Kupin said.


http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2013/06...y-poisoned.html


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Posted: Jun 13 2013, 02:02 PM


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Thanks to a member of TEC Facebook for this link, which follows on from the previous post.

Rat poison allegedly kills two Sumatran elephants

The rat poison was suspected to have killed both elephants because the poison residue was found in the stomach of the elephants’ carcasses ... We have no idea who did this ...

http://borneoinsider.com/2013/06/05/rat-po...tran-elephants/


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Posted: Jun 21 2013, 03:08 AM


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Warning - the video contains distressing images.

Thanks to a member of TEC Facebook for the links to these reports by ITV UK.

Elephant deforestation threats

The Sumatran elephant, the smallest of the Asian elephants, is critically endangered from illegal logging and habitat loss from huge palm oil plantations. Palm oil is used in hundreds of food and household products in the UK.

http://www.itv.com/news/story/2013-06-17/s...launched_220095

New law could leave Sumatran elephants homeless

http://www.itv.com/news/update/2013-06-20/...e-of-yorkshire/


Another member of TEC Facebook directed us to this link:

Elephant Family is trying to save calf Raja:

Driven by desperation, villagers in Sumatra are holding him hostage. No one in the village knows how to care for Raja; he is being fed scraps of food but the small elephant is malnourished and his ribs are showing.

http://www.elephantfamily.org/what-we-do/campaigns/raja/


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Posted: Jun 24 2013, 07:54 AM


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Authorities Urged to Rescue Baby Elephant

Environmental activists in Aceh urged the government to take swift action to rescue a baby elephant held by local residents at Blang Pante village in North Aceh.

Armia Jamil, operational manager of Save the Population of Natural Flora and Fauna (Silfa), said the baby elephant, just a week old, was taken by local residents after it was left by its mother on Tuesday.


http://www.thejakartaglobe.com/news/author...-baby-elephant/


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Posted: Jul 4 2013, 01:48 PM


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From Elephant Family - notes + photo of a very thin RAJU, who is in a critical condition, with AGAM.

The terrible capture of Raja by villagers in Sumatra came from frustration at losing their crops to elephants, and a lack of support from the government. Even so, they had hoped to profit from keeping Raja and holding him to ransom – which led to his tragic death. We’ve had further reports that the same villagers also captured another, much younger baby in the same area a few days before Raja died.

Raju, as the second baby is known, has since been rescued and is currently receiving round-the-clock veterinary care from Dr Rosa Rika Wahyuni (who took this photo) and is being fed milk formula, so is being given the best possible chance. Raju is also with another baby ele named Agam (the bigger ele with Raju in the photo), who was rescued earlier this year – being together is good for them both. However, Raju is incredibly thin and at less than a month old is at a very tender age, and far from out of the woods.

Donations to the Raja Fund will provide more urgently needed milk formula in the hope that Raju will pull through.


http://www.elephantfamily.org/what-we-do/campaigns/raja

https://www.facebook.com/groups/TheElephant...&type=1&theater


For information about RAJA, please see his topic on the "Elephant Deaths" forum.


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Posted: Jul 8 2013, 04:11 AM


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Photo of the delivery of milk formula for Raju:

MILK FOR RAJU

Saturday, July 6, 2013 Caring volunteers Raju visited the Sumatran baby elephant orphaned for the second time since he was evacuated in Saree PLG June 27th. We drove Raju needs milk. Total we have 521 boxes suport SGM Soya 200 grams. God willing enough to need approximately 2 months. Hopefully the Eid day be among the more ya.

We took a picture together with PLG Saree Coordinator Mr. Nurdin, DVM. DVM Rosa Rica Wahyu, caregivers Raju Sudirwan Bang, Bang and mahot Agam Bakhtiar.


https://www.facebook.com/groups/TheElephant...&type=1&theater

I have now started a new topic for Raju on the "Rescue, Retirement, Relocation" forum - all future news about Raju will now be posted on that topic.
http://z13.invisionfree.com/Elephant_Comme...&#entry22509060


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Posted: Jul 15 2013, 05:27 AM


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Excellent article which gives an overview of the situation in Aceh as well as details of Raja's death and Raju's rescue.

Baby elephant safe in new home after standoff with Aceh village

Aceh forests are a key habitat for critically endangered Sumatran elephants, and around 500 are estimated to live in the province. Sumatran elephants have lost over 70 percent of their habitat in just one generation, according to WWF data, due to deforestation in Sumatra’s lowland forests. Aceh still has the most extensive forest cover left in Sumatra, in part due to the long-running insurgency; however, human activity has increased in forest areas since the armed conflict ended. Now, rapid plantation expansion in the province is leading more and more elephants to enter populated areas, sparking conflicts.

Read more at http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0714-dparker...zrG71dhiE83e.99


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WARNING - very distressing image.

Farmers, Poachers Suspected in Elephant Kill

A male Sumatran elephant aged about 30 found dead in Aceh Jaya district over the weekend is the third wild elephant death in Aceh in three months ...

“It’s very likely that someone killed [the elephant], because the ivory [tusks] had already been removed by the time it was located. We have asked for help from the police to investigate and try to find out who did this,” he told the Jakarta Globe.


http://www.thejakartaglobe.com/news/farmer...-elephant-kill/


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Following on from the previous report - again, a distressing image:

Indonesian Elephant Is Latest Loser in Battle With Villagers

Geng was likely killed by a spear-trap that was set by residents and died early Saturday morning, said Ms. Husien. On Friday night a government conservation team had tried to lure Geng away from local farms and encourage him to return to the jungle. They lost track of him around midnight Friday then found his mangled body Saturday morning.

http://blogs.wsj.com/searealtime/2013/07/1...with-villagers/


Comment posted by "Steven":
When will mother nature wipe out humans? It can’t happen fast enough.


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Warning - very distressing image.

Death of Aceh wild elephant creates national outcry

Aceh resident Aulia Ferizal signed the online petition on change.org on Wednesday and by Thursday afternoon the petition had already garnered 7,400 supporters, each of whom were mourning the death of the 30-year-old elephant locally known as Genk.

“We hope the President, Forestry Ministry and Aceh Police thoroughly investigate the death. An incident such as this one should never occur again,” the petition said.


http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2013/07...nal-outcry.html



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[WARNING: brutally graphic images]

Elephant killers should be brought to justice, Indonesia’s president tweets

There will be public pressure,” said Novita Wulandari from the Orangutan Embassy, a group dedicated to the conservation of endangered animals in Indonesia. “We hope the case of the killing of this animal will get the attention of the government so that it will have a deterrent effect in the field. Because so far there have not been any cases that have been handled in a serious manner.”

Read more at http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0720-dparker...27hHoddbgE6O.99


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Warning - distressing photo on this link.

Another Elephant Found Dead in Aceh

Another elephant has been found dead in Aceh, the second this month, with reports from local people indicating that the elephant’s tusks have been removed ...

The adult male elephant was found on Thursday inside an oil palm plantation run by state-owned PTPN I in Blang Tualang village, East Aceh.


http://www.thejakartaglobe.com/news/anothe...d-dead-in-aceh/


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Activists face intimidation after reporting elephant killings

An animal rights activist who initiated an online petition calling for a criminal probe into the killing of four elephants in Aceh claimed to have faced intimidation.

Aulia Ferizal, along with members of social activism platform Change.org, came to the National Police headquarters in Jakarta on Friday to urge the force to take action on the killings of the protected animal.


http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2013/07...t-killings.html


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Palm Oil's Forgotten Victims: Sumatran Elephants Suffer in Rush for Liquid Ivory

Unless palm oil expansion is halted and reversed, conservationists say, it will be game over for the Sumatran elephant, which, alongside the rhino and tiger, teeters close to the brink of extinction. But you wouldn't know that from palm oil labelling. When you buy organic tomatoes, you get organic tomatoes. When you buy free range eggs, you get free range eggs. But when you buy palm oil labelled as sustainable in some way there is a good chance that what you actually get is oil which has been produced from a plantation built over the habitat of some of the most endangered animals in the planet.

http://www.linktv.org/about/blog/post/1401...or-liquid-ivory


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Sumatran elephants at Independence Day celebration

Mayang and Mandor were present at a special event to commemorate Indonesia’s 68th Independence Day held at Bali Safari & Marine Park in Gianyar on Aug. 17.

Mayang is an 18-year-old female Sumatran elephant, while Mandor is a 30-year-old male elephant; they are two of the park’s 30 elephants.




http://www.thejakartapost.com/bali-daily/2...elebration.html


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Trained elephant gives birth to female calf

A domesticated elephant, a member of the Flying Squad at the Tesso Nilo National Park gave birth to a female calf on Aug. 7. The calf is the fourth new member of the squad at the park located in Pelalawan regency, Riau.

http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2013/08...emale-calf.html


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Thanks SL - beautiful photo.
So the "Flying Squad" is the elephant/human mitigation team, charged with re-directing wild elephants who stray onto plantations or into residential areas back to their original habitat.


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Add "Adorable" To That Description

The people writing these article have no idea...


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