Tusk thieves threaten Vietnam’s fast dwindling domesticated elephants

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Báo Thanh Niên English 3 week(s) ago

Tusk thieves threaten Vietnam’s fast dwindling domesticated elephants

Several mahouts have been taking turns to look after a 20-year-old male elephant around the clock since it had a tusk almost cut off by some thieves on July 14.

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Tamed elephants in central Vietnam under permanent watch

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VOV News English 1 month(s) ago

Tamed elephants in central Vietnam under permanent watch

The increasing threat from tusk thieves has left mahouts of a national park in Vietnam with no way to protect their tamed elephants except by watching them permanently, even sleeping with the animals at night.

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Doctors amputate elephant tusk allegedly sawed by poachers in Vietnam reserve

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 1 month(s) ago

Doctors amputate elephant tusk allegedly sawed by poachers in Vietnam reserve

A 20-year-old elephant in Vietnam’s Yok Don National Park had its right tusk amputated on Thursday due to an injury caused by unidentified poachers, the park management said the same day.

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Elephant has tusk almost sawed off in Central Highlands attack

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Báo Thanh Niên English 1 month(s) ago

Elephant has tusk almost sawed off in Central Highlands attack

A domestic elephant had its tusk almost severed by some thieves while it was chained at a grazing ground in the forest in the Central Highlands province of Dak Lak.

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Vietnamese elephant injured by poacher's snare recovers after treatment

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Báo Thanh Niên English 4 month(s) ago

Vietnamese elephant injured by poacher's snare recovers after treatment

Khajohnpat Boonprasert, an elephant veterinarian from Thailand’s National Elephant Institute, treats the wounds on the male elephant at the Dak Lak Elephant Conservation Center in April. Photo: Ngoc Quyen

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Viet Nam's elephants on brink of extinction

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VietNam News English 4 month(s) ago 1 duplicate news 2 related news

Viet Nam's elephants on brink of extinction

Experts and conservationists are calling for increased funding and efforts to save the dwindling number of elephants in Viet Nam.

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Elephant-minders at Yok Don National Park work to preserve remaining herd

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VietnamNet English 5 month(s) ago

Elephant-minders at Yok Don National Park work to preserve remaining herd

VietNamNet Bridge - Workers at the Dak Lak Elephant Conservation Center in Yok Don National Park describe themselves as ‘elephant-minders’, and say that caretaking of the animals requires the patience and endurance required to take care of young children.

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Elephant herds need protection in Yok Don Park

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VietNam News English 5 month(s) ago 2 duplicate news

An Asian elephant (elephas maximus) was found dead in a private forestry company's forest in Cu A Mung commune in the Central Highlands province's Ea H'leo district last week.

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Injured wild elephant rescued in Vietnam

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Báo Thanh Niên English 6 month(s) ago 1 related news

A wild elephant is recovering well from severe injuries caused by poachers' trap and will be released to a forest in central Vietnam soon, rescuers say.

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Dak Lak saves trapped wild elephant

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Báo Dân Trí English 6 month(s) ago 2 duplicate news 1 related news

Dak Lak saves trapped wild elephant

The Dak Lak Elephant Conservation Centre rescued a wild elephant trapped at the Yok Don national park, the park said on March 8.

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Scientists call for prompt action to protect Yok Don National Park

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VietnamNet English 7 month(s) ago

Scientists call for prompt action to protect Yok Don National Park

VietNamNet Bridge – The dipterocarp forest ecosystem is being devastated in Yok Don National Park, and animals there are being killed day and night.

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Vietnam faces pressing need for saving wild tigers

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VietnamNet English 13 month(s) ago

Vietnam faces pressing need for saving wild tigers

VietNamNet Bridge – Vietnam is one of the 13 countries that have tigers in the wild, yet it is facing an urgent challenge in protecting the species, which is being pushed to the brink of extinction due to economic and social pressures.

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National park official’s son commits deforestation

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 39 month(s) ago

A son of a deputy director at Yok Don National Park in Dak Lak Province has illegally cut down five trees of precious species in the park.

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Dead elephants’ skeletons kept as specimens: ministry

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 38 month(s) ago 1 related news

The skeletons of two wild adult elephants that were found dead in Yok Don National Park in the central highlands province of Dak Lak on August 25 will be preserved as specimens to be displayed at the Forest Resources Museum of Vietnam at the request of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.

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Conservation plan launched to protect elephants

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VietNam News English 24 month(s) ago 1 duplicate news

Conservation plan launched to protect elephants

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has green-lighted an urgent project to bolster elephant conservation efforts and restrict ivory trading in Viet Nam by 2020.

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