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  1. The African Elephant: A Myreportlinks.Com Book (Endangered and Threatened Animals) by John Albert Torres, 2004-06-21

61. About Alliance For Elephants
about the inherent needs and welfare of these endangered and threatened species.We are committed to communicating our vision of elephants as exceedingly
WHO ARE WE? The Alliance for Elephants exists for the principle purpose of promoting the welfare of captive elephants. To that end, the Alliance seeks to enhance the dignity and quality of life of all captive elephants and to establish a forum where those dedicated to the welfare of elephants may freely speak. WHAT IS OUR MISSION? We exist to restore, preserve and promote the welfare of captive elephants for today and for tomorrow. WHAT ARE AFE'S CORE VALUES? We exist to promote the highest level of elephant care. We are committed to achieving a broadly based consensus on elephant welfare guidelines. These guidelines will address the physical, mental and emotional well being of captive elephants. We are committed to encouraging the creation of environments that enable captive elephants to behave as they would in the wild. We are committed to educating the public and interested members of the elephant community about the inherent needs and welfare of these endangered and threatened species. We are committed to communicating our vision of elephants as exceedingly intelligent and complex individuals who require a rich and stable social environment. WHAT ARE WE ABOUT?

62. Animal, The Holistic Magazine For Animal Lovers: Endangered Species
The recently updated list of threatened species released by the World Conservation Act(HR 2929) is currently before Congress to ban elephants from travelling
Animal Magazine salutes the many fine world-wide organizations committed to wildlife conservation, preservation, awareness and education efforts in North America and globally.
a disappearing world In the last 500 years, human activity has forced 816 species to extinction or extinction in the wild. "Many wonderful creatures will be lost in the first few decades of the 21st century unless we greatly increase levels ofsupport, involvement and commitment to conservation," says Russell Mittermeier, president of Conservation International. Indonesia, India, Brazil and China are among the countries with the most threatened animals living in the lowlands and the tropical rainforest. Primates such as apes and monkeys are the most threatened mamals as a result of habitat loss and hunting. The recently updated list of threatened species released by the World Conservation Union can be found at

63. NHBS Science Bookstore: Species Conservation & Care
Production and Incubation view The Game Conservancy; elephants and Whales viewEdited by TW Clark et al; endangered Species, threatened Convention view
January 2003
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A sparkling collection of alluring books, videos and DVDs, mostly new this winter and specially chosen to appeal to natural history enthusiasts of all ages.
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100 key titles ranging from field guides, ID guides, photoguides to eco-travel, at up to 25% off! South East Asian Natural History
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The latest NHBS special offer titles, ranging widely across all our subject areas. Many of these titles are new. Offers run for a limited period only, so don't delay taking advantage of them!
NHBS Alert is our free monthly email catalogue, with information on c.400 new titles Subscribe for the full version or choose from 19 subjects Distribution Highlights Current key titles include: Grebes of the World Seahorses ID: CDROM Britain's Butterflies Monitoring Tigers and their Prey ... Ocean Explorer Maps Publishers distributed by NHBS - click here to browse title catalogues for BirdLife International, JNCC, OFI, Prion, Wetlands

64. U.S. Pleased With New Protections For Endangered Species
the Convention on International Trade in endangered Species of Asian turtles thathave been threatened by over on proposals related to elephants, mahogany, and
15 November 2002
U.S. Pleased with New Protections for Endangered Species
CITES meeting ends in Santiago, Chile FEATURE COP-12 CITES 3-15 Nov
Santiago, Chile
12th meeting of the Conference of the Parties, Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species
U.S. Policy on CITES

COP-12 Homepage
The head of the U.S. delegation to an international meeting on endangered species is pleased at newly negotiated agreements to protect certain plant and animal species from overharvesting and possible extinction. The 12-day meeting ended in Santiago, Chile, November 15. "We accomplished virtually all of our objectives for the conference," said Assistant Secretary of the Interior Craig Manson, the head of the U.S. delegation, in a news release issued at the meeting's close. U.S. negotiators played a key role in winning stronger protections for seahorses, certain species of turtles, and bigleaf mahogany trees. These species all threatened by overharvesting will now be protected by provisions of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Fauna and Flora (CITES) that require that trade be strictly regulated to avoid further depletion. Delegates from more than 150 nations attended the CITES meeting and also approved a one-time sale of elephant ivory from existing stockpiles held by Botswana, Namibia and South Africa. The sale will be strictly regulated to ensure protection of the species and direct profits to further conservation of elephant herds.

65. Watching The Columbia River Salmon Dwindle Toward Extinction -- Elephants In The
Let us examine just a few of the other elephants in the room are to provide a meanswhereby the ecosystems upon which endangered and threatened species may
Look around you. Squint just a little bit. The elephants are here. WATCHING THE COLUMBIA RIVER SALMON DWINDLE TOWARD EXTINCTIONóELEPHANTS IN THE ROOM
Dr. Jack Ward Thomas, Boone and Crockett Professor of Wildlife Conservation, University of Montana

Now, I follow with my "claimers." I spent some ten years of my professional career involved in high-profile roles dealing with spotted owl/old-growth issues in the Pacific Northwest. I was involved as a memberóusually as team leaderóof a series of task forces that started with the consideration of the welfare of a single sub-species (the Northern Spotted Owl) in a relatively specific habitat type (old growth forests) and ended up with a plan for ecosystem integrity. That plan included consideration of streams that harbored dwindling runs of salmon. These efforts included the Interagency Scientific Committee (ISC), the so-called "Gang of Four," the Scientific Team (SAT), and the Forest Ecosystem Management Assessment Team (FEMAT). I then served three years as Chief of the Forest Service dealing with implementation of the Northwest Forest Plan. In that role, along with Dr. Michael Dombeck, who was Acting Director of the Bureau of Land Management, I ordered the Interior Columbia River Assessment. I had no idea that the effort would outlive my tenure as Chief. I now spend my time as a professor, and have made one certain discovery in the process. I find that pontification is much easier and more fun than responsibility.

66. CPC Plant Profile - National Collection Of Endangered Plants
species such as tigers, Asian elephants, chimpanzees and others that might becomeendangered (Appendix II as Dudleya stolonifera, are threatened with extinction

67. Education World® - *Science : Life Science : Zoology : Wildlife : Endangered Sp
and threatened Animals of the World in Danger endangered and threatened Animalsand Species, whales, elephants, tigers, pandas, sharks, dolphins, otters etc.

68. Gander Academy's Endangered Species Resources On The World Wide Web
Profiles This page lists some 140 threatened species linked Facts and Figures AboutEndangered Species 500 years ago there were 10 million elephants in Africa.
Gander Academy's
Endangered Species
A Worldview

  • Endangered: A Definition
    Generally, an endangered species is an organism in danger of disappearing from the face of the earth if its situation is not improved. When its race has not been seen in the wild for over fifty years, we say that it is extinct. Those species that may soon become endangered are called threatened species. Rare animals are species with small populations that may also be at risk.
  • Image Gallery of Endangered Species
    In this image gallery there are over 100 photos of unique and amazing endangered species. Catch them here by clicking on the thumbnails below. But remember, these images may be all that remain if nothing is done about things like habitat destruction, rainforest burning, and illegal poaching. Click away!
  • Endangered Species
    Choose from the twelve species list for a profile of this endangered species.
  • A Few of the Many: A Partial List of Endangered Species of the World
    This partial list, compiled in June, 1999, presents only a fraction of the species at risk of extinction today and does not include tens of thousands of species whose status we do not yet know. Hundreds of species without common names have been left out, which means that while many mammals are on this list, only a few insects and molluscs are included.
  • World Wildlife Fund's List of Endangered Species Read a profile of an endangered species. Choose from a list of sixteen presented at this site.
  • 69. Elephants In Media Content - High School Science Text
    Elephanteria Gallery 5 How elephants are used in Media Content. High SchoolText Book by Glencoe. pg 675; endangered and threatened species.
    Elephanteria Gallery 5
    How Elephants are used in Media Content
    High School Text Book by Glencoe Book Title: Merrill Biology, An Everyday Experience
    Authors: Albert Kaskel, Paul J. Hummer, Jr., Lucy Daniel
    (c) 1992 Glencoe Div of Macmillan McGraw-Hill Publishing Co.
    ISBN 0-675-02620-2
    printed in USA
    pg 59; examples of scientific names and classification shows elephant, tree, flower, giraffe.
    pg 675; endangered and threatened species. green pitcher plant, whooping crane, elephant. Again, there are many creatures more endangered than the Elephant but it was selected because of its appeal to people.
    Navigating the Elephanteria Site Top of Page
    NEXT Example
    Back to Media Content LIST Page Up 1 level to Gallery 5 Media Page ... Go To Elephanteria Home Page All contents of this site © Mission Media, Inc. unless otherwise noted. Material displayed in this section is for educational purposes only. No commercial use of any kind is permitted nor suggested.

    70. Animal Defenders
    elephants threatened. In Chile in November, the fate of thousands of elephantswill be to the Convention on International Trade in endangered Species (Cites
    ELEPHANTS THREATENED CITES Parties Vote to Allow One-off Sale of Ivory Stockpiles Held by Botswana, Namibia and South Africa During November, a team from the Animal Defenders was active at the Conference of Parties of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) in Santiago, Chile. The Animal Defenders lobbied delagates from the 159 countries that are members of CITES on a range of important issues including turtle conservation, commercial captive breeding operations for endangered species, circus animal transport, bear bile farming, and one of the hottest topics of the Conference – ivory. After heated debate, the 159-member country Convention of the Parties to CITES voted to allow the one-off sale of ivory stockpiles held by Botswana, Namibia, and South Africa. Similar proposals from Zimbabwe and Zambia were refused, due to lack of proper controls in those countries. It is widely expected that this will signal to many the reopening of the ivory trade. Although all five countries failed to secure subsequent annual quotas for ivory sales, the message to poachers will be that the ivory trade is back in business. A proposal from Kenya and India to increase protection for African elephants was withdrawn in the light of the decision to allow the sale of the stockpiles.

    71. EarthWire/Africa: Archived Articles
    threatened Species Poachers target Sunshine Coast, Business Day 13.11.02An endangered species SWAT The Namibian 11.11.02 elephants blunder back

    72. JAIC 1990, Volume 29, Number 1, Article 7 (pp. 93 To 95)
    Wildlife Service publication that lists all the endangered and threatened wildlifeand However, the ivory of Asian elephants is naturally less available
    JAIC 1990, Volume 29, Number 1, Article 7 (pp. 93 to 95)
    1.1 TO THE EDITOR:
    Fig. .
    1.1 TO THE EDITOR:
    IN THE fall of 1989 I was consulted about a damaged ethnographic whalebone carving and decided to try to obtain a sample specimen of whalebone for comparative examination of the microscopic features, fracture characteristics, etc. However, when I called a store that sells natural history materials I learned that it is illegal to buy or sell any part of a whale because this animal has been designated an endangered species. obtain, transport, and possess sample specimens from endangered wildlife species for reference in making identifications and for art conservation research, I spoke to two officials in the Arlington, Virginia headquarters of the U.S. Department of the Interior: Mr. Adam O'Hara (Division of Law Enforcement) and Ms. Susan Lawrence (Permit Office). This letter summarizes information I received from them by telephone and by mail. The laws on this subjkect are many and complex. They include:
    • Lacey Act (1990 and later amendments) Migratory Bird Treaty Act (1918 and later amendments) Marine Mammal Protection Act (1972, amended 1981)

    73. Society For Conservation Biology: 2002 Annual Meeting
    States, and many species are currently considered extinct, endangered, or threatened. PROPOSEDREVISIONS IN THE TAXONOMY OF AFRICAN elephants (LOXODONTA SPP

    Society for Conservation Biology
    16th Annual Meeting July 14-July 19 2002
    co-hosted by DICE and the British Ecological Society
    Abstracts for Evolution and Speciation
    Wedne sday 17th July, 13.30 - 15.00, Rutherford Lecture Theatre 1
    Chair: Joseph Dudley
    Conference Home Page
    Session timetable
    (BLOCK CAPITALS indicate the presenting author)
    BYRNE, MARGARET, Science Division, Department of Conservation and Land Management, Locked Bag 104, Bentley Delivery Centre, WA 6983, Australia (
    Knowledge of phylogenetic relationships between taxa is particularly valuable for conservation management in a rich and diverse flora such as that found in the south-west of Western Australia. The complex evolutionary history of the region has resulted in both relictual and recently evolved components in the flora. Several studies have shown incongruence between morphological and phylogenetic relationships either by identifying genetic lineages within taxa or by finding little genetic differentiation between recognised taxa. Conservation efforts may be compromised if morphologically defined entities do not reflect phylogenetic relationships. There are four taxa (three species, one with two subspecies) that have been recognised following a revision of Eucalyptus angustissima . Three of these taxa have very restricted distributions in south-west Western Australia and are considered to be rare. A phylogenetic study was undertaken to assess the genetic differentiation between the taxa, since other studies have found little genetic differentiation between closely related eucalypt species. A study of the nuclear genome using anonymous RFLP loci showed all the taxa to be genetically distinct as expected of separate species, including the two subspecies of

    74. Africa - Animals
    has the number of elephants greatly declined? Relating to the extinction of animals,what is the difference between the terms endangered and threatened ?

    75. African Environmental Film Foundation - Films & Distribution - AEFF Films & Plan
    Without elephants, East Africa would lose a major source of revenue and AppendixOne Species which are most endangered and threatened by extinction NO
    ELEPHANT ENCYCLOPAEDIA AEFF'S four-film series entitled 'Elephant Encyclopaedia' is a unique and comprehensive visual record of "elephant events" in Kenya over the last 35 years. The series is an important teaching tool, which schools and other educational establishments can use to portray the importance of Elephants, both to the environment and to the economic well-being of people in Africa.
    The 'Elephant Encyclopaedia' series will comprise 3 older films, which have been re-edited for educational use ( Elephants of Tsavo Keepers of the Kingdom ; and Tombs below Arub a), and a new film, ' Wanted Dead or Alive? ', which depicts the current status of elephants in Kenya today (more details below).
    • Elephant Encyclopaedia Running time: 1 hour per film, 4 films in series
    • Four separate versions - Swahili, English, French and Arabic - will initially be produced of the three older films in this series (narrations sponsored by the Ford Foundation)
    • The fourth film, "Wanted Dead or Alive?" will be available in

    76. Thirteen Ed Online - NATURE On WNetSchool Page
    that will be submitted to a Web site dedicated to elephants. resources, studentswill study the issue of endangered and threatened wildlife, debate the
    Over the coming months, wNetSchool will present Internet-based lessons and activities based on the NATURE TV series on PBS.
    Check out the regularly updated NATURE Web companion piece on Thirteen.
    View Original Lesson Plans Selected Sites and Software Samples developed for the PBS Series NATURE.
      Don't Forget the Elephants , Grades 5-8
      Using online resources from the NATURE show THE ELEPHANTS OF AFRICA, students will conduct research on elephants. Based on their research, they will create original stories, poems, and illustrations that will be submitted to a Web site dedicated to elephants.
      Hello, Young Blubbers!
      , Grades K-4
      Using online resources related to the NATURE show TOOTHWALKERS: GIANTS OF THE ARCTIC ICE, students learn about the walrus, a fascinating Arctic mammal. The lesson encourages students to learn how different physical adaptations enable an animal to thrive in a harsh environment. Specifically, students conduct an experiment looking at how the walrus's blubber and other adaptations allow it to regulate body temperature.
      I am the Walrus
      , Grades 5-8
      After exploring the Web for information, photos, and QuickTime movies about walruses, students write illustrated autobiographical essays from the point of view of a walrus. The final illustrated essays can be posted to the Web or exchanged with other students.

    77. Malaysian Elephant Appeal: The Endangered Asian Elephant
    obstacles, and allow them to escape first when their herd is threatened. it illegalto hunt, kill, trade, or trap elephants and other endangered species.
    The Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), one of the most massive land mammals, weighs up to 5000 kg (11,000 lb) and can reach a height of 3 m (10 ft). Her long, muscular trunk and wrinkled grey skin are perhaps her most identifying features. Physically, she can be distinguished from her slightly larger African cousins by her shape. Her small triangular ears are pointed and she has a short face with two domes on her temples, while standing tallest at the arch of her back. By contrast, both subspecies of African elephant have large ears and are tallest at the shoulder. Both male and female African elephants grow tusks. In Asian elephants, only males have tusks. An elephant can eat 225 kg (495 lb) of vegetation and drink as much as 190 litres (50 gallons) of water per day. While foraging, an elephant uses her trunk to pluck grasses and leaves. She also uses her trunk to suck water and spray it into her mouth. The trunk is an extension of the upper lip and acts as the elephant's hand as well as its nose. Some scientists claim that an elephant's sense of smell may rank among the most acute of any mammal on earth! Asian Elephant African Elephant. Note large ears and lower forehead.

    78. American Zoo And Aquarium Association
    acquisition of habitat for endangered and threatened species in can be accessed athttp// imaging, as well as semen collection in elephants.
    In this issue: BFCI's New Member!
    U.S.F.W. Conservation Grants

    Elephant Ultrasound Workshops

    BioOne: Online Journal Collection
    Submission Information

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    The Butterfly Conservation Initiative Welcomes the 45th Participating Member! We're pleased to welcome the Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House as the 45th participating member of the Butterfly Conservation Initiative (BFCI). The Butterfly House is affiliated with the Missouri Botanical Garden, which is a member of the American Association of Botanical Gardens and Arboreta (AABGA). In addition, the Butterfly House is applying for AZA accreditation in 2003. With a strong background in butterfly husbandry and exhibit design, butterfly gardening, research, education, and outreach, the involvement of Butterfly House staff will be a tremendous asset to the BFCI. For more information about the Initiative, contact or call 301-562-0777 ext. 239. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Seeks Proposals From States For Endangered Species Conservation Grants The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is seeking proposals from states and U.S. territories interested in acquiring land or conducting conservation planning for endangered species. Although at this time the Service has not yet received a final fiscal year 2003 appropriation, the agency is proceeding with a request for proposals to ensure timely completion of the grant selection process in anticipation of a final appropriation. The three grant programs fund planning activities and land acquisition for federally protected species and grants are expected to be awarded in Spring 2003.

    79. Env030 Tourist Access To Kunene Restricted To Protect Threatened Species
    future existence of specially protected and endangered species, such the AbaHuabRiver, the elephants couldn’t themselves when they feel threatened by humans

    Tourist access to Kunene restricted to protect threatened species Related items News articles
    04.11.2001 - Namibian Kunene dessert rhinos recovering
    27.11.2000 - Resource management based on traditional knowledge wins in Namibia

    13.10.2000 - Southern Africa continues on the tourism success story

    06.10.2000 - Tourist access to Kunene restricted to protect threatened species
    08.08.2000 - African rhino numbers increasing
    Namibia Index Page
    Namibia News Page

    News - Africa
    Environment ... Environmental News Background Forests and deforestation in Africa In Internet Namibian Government The Namibian IRIN - Namibia WildNet Africa News ... WWF, 3 October - The Namibian Cabinet authorised the Ministry of Environment and Tourism to restrict the movement of tourists in specific identified areas in the Kunene Region where tourist activities threaten the future existence of specially protected and endangered species, such as elephants and black rhinoceros. The Minister stated that the Kunene Region is world famous for its desert dwelling elephants and thousands of tourists visit Namibia annually to view these elephants in the harsh desert environment. Cabinet, furthermore, approved that only Namibian tourist guides, registered by the Ministry of Environment and Tourism be allowed to operate in Namibia.

    80. APPENDIX 2: Some Of The Major Laws Protecting Endangered Wildlife
    with extinction but that may become threatened if their including some of the mostendangered plants and all sea turtles and rhinoceroses, elephants, most of
    Some of the Major Laws Protecting Endangered Wildlife
    A. The Endangered Species Act
    The Endangered Species Act (ESA) is a federal law passed by the United States Congress in 1973. The Act protects both endangered species, defined as those "in danger of extinction throughout all or a significant portion of their range ," and threatened species, those likely to become endangered "within the forseeable future." Under the Act, the term "species" includes species and subspecies of fish, wildlife and plants, as well as geographically distinct populations of vertebrate wildlife (including fish) even though the species as a whole may not be endangered. This flexibility in the Act allows action to be taken to protect certain members of a species before the entire population becomes threatened.
    The Endangered Species Act serves to fulfil the United States commitment to various international treaties on wildlife conservation (such as CITES). It is a powerful tool designed to resolve conflicts between proposals for development and the survival of species. The Endangerd Species Act has proven to be so effective in helping to protect species that is has served as a model for the development of similar wildlife protection laws in almost every state and in other countries.
    Two federal agencies are responsible for enforcing the Endangered Species Act. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service of the Department of the Interior administers the Act for animals and plants found on land or in fresh water. The National Marine Fisheries Service of the Commerce Department administers the Act for marine plants and animals.

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