An amended Wildlife Act would be formulated soon by incorporating stringent rules against poaching of animals, Union Minister Harsh Vardhan said here on Sunday.

The head of an animal conservation NGO who had received numerous death threats has been shot and killed by an unknown gunman in Tanzania.

The United Kingdom has pledged to work with the government of Malawi and other partners to combat the insidious ivory trade.

DEHRADUN: Union environment minister Harsh Vardhan on World Elephant Day on Saturday said that Uttarakhand ranks sixth with 1,839 elephants.

Karnataka houses the maximum number of wild elephants in India, says the latest elephant census report of the union environment ministry.

The long road from Dar es Salaam brings you through sparsely wooded hills and fields to the narrow northern neck of the Kilombero valley.

An elephant census released by the Union ministry of environment, forests and climate change revealed an expansion in elephant areas, even while the jumbo population remained “stable” at 27,000.

Britain was the world’s largest exporter of legal ivory between 2010 and 2015, a breakdown of records held by the Convention on international trade in endangered species (Cites) has revealed.

A country-wide elephant census has pegged the number of pachyderms in the country at 27,000, of which 514 roam the forests of north Bengal.

The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS) announced a “near-total ban” on the commercial trade of elephant ivory last year.

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