Category Archives: Injuries

Fencing the conflict

by DJ and USW Uda Walawe elephants have access to nearby protected areas (managed by the Department of Wildlife Conservation) through two separate “corridors;” Dahayyagala, connecting the park to the proposed Bogahapattiya Sanctuary on the northern boundary and Wetahirakanda, connecting … Continue reading

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Collateral Damage Part 1 – Snares

By DJ & SdS A snare is a hunting device resembling a wire noose. It’s the cheapest and easiest way to trap wild animals. In Sri Lanka, such poached bushmeat consists of wild boar, porcupine and lesser members of the deer family and … Continue reading

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Six year update on the Uda Walawe elephants

The Uda Walawe Elephant Research Project is now approaching eight years, a unique study of Asian elephants.  Because elephants are such long-lived animals, it takes a long time to understand them – particularly for important variables like who reproduces and … Continue reading

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Elephants and electricity

By Ilja Van Braeckel New York, anno 1903. The city stirs as dawn breaks. Woken up by the distant rumble in the neighboring tenement, you might join the breakfast table. You might appreciate your morning cup of chicory root coffee … Continue reading

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Rescuing elephants and wildlife from ourselves

Why is it that news about elephants is usually bad news? In light of recent posts and articles regarding injured animals, we thought it would be nice to post a happier tale and think about what it really takes to … Continue reading

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Learning from Parakrama’s death

I did not get a chance to set eyes on the iconic Galagamuwa tusker, nor will I ever be able to.  In the wake of the flurry of emails, news articles, blogs, and facebook posts that have followed this tragedy … Continue reading

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