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Cambodia Nabs More Than 3 Tons Of Illegal Ivory : NPR

  The tusks were hidden among marble in an abandoned shipping container in Cambodia’s Phnom Penh port. Sent from Mozambique, these yellowing prizes arrived last year, AFP reports. The owner of the shipment never arrived to pick up the cargo, and a tip from the U.S. embassy alerted Cambodian authorities to the …

Nearly 90 Elephants Found Dead Near Botswana Sanctuary, Killed By Poachers : NPR

The carcasses of 87 elephants have been discovered near a Botswana protected sanctuary, killed and stripped for their tusks. The elephants were discovered by Elephants Without Borders, a conservation nonprofit. The organization said they “discovered the alarming rate while flying the Botswana government aerial [elephant] census.” “I’m shocked, I’m completely astounded,” Mike …

French farmer who found ‘near mythical’ remains of elephant ancestor kept it to himself to avoid fossil hunters

Afarmer in the south of France stumbled across the first ever skull of a giant, four-tusked ancestor of the elephant but failed to inform palaeontologists for almost three years because he didn’t want any “bother” from fossil hunters. The unnamed farmer struck scientific gold when he unearthed the remarkably intact skull – a unique specimen …