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  • Tracing poached ivory to the source

    Online tool matches genetic sequences to a database.

    By Natalie ParlettaA new software tool will speed up the tracking of locations where African elephant tusks have been...

    Technology November 3, 2019
  • Tracing poached ivory to the source

    Online tool matches genetic sequences to a database.

    Loxodonta LocaliserBy Natalie ParlettaA new software tool will speed up the tracking of locations where African eleph...

    Sustainability October 31, 2019
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    Behavioural adaption is creating a new social order.

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    Animals July 4, 2019
  • Elephant poaching spikes in Botswana, endangering the species

    Researchers warn illegal killing of animals could prompt population crash. Natalie Parletta reports.

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    Sustainability June 13, 2019
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