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Re: Fact or myth (RV)

Unread postby DrPhil » Wed Nov 20, 2013 3:20 pm

Although Elephant tusks are widely known as the main source of the illegal ivory trade it is only but one source of ivory. Pigs and hippo tusks are common sources of ivory as well.
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Re: Fact or myth (RV)

Unread postby Heksie » Wed Nov 20, 2013 3:34 pm

True :hmz:
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Re: Fact or myth (RV)

Unread postby Rooies » Wed Nov 20, 2013 3:41 pm

Not quite true. I would say the walrus is also on the list.
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Re: Fact or myth (RV)

Unread postby RemiE » Wed Nov 20, 2013 4:01 pm

True?
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Re: Fact or myth (RV)

Unread postby Philip1 » Wed Nov 20, 2013 6:07 pm

:hmz: What Pigs?
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Re: Fact or myth (RV)

Unread postby Heksie » Thu Nov 21, 2013 6:44 am

Philip1 wrote::hmz: What Pigs?


I believe they he is talking about warnos... :hmz:
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Re: Fact or myth (RV)

Unread postby Philip1 » Thu Nov 21, 2013 7:54 am

:| :thumbs_up:
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Re: Fact or myth (RV)

Unread postby DrPhil » Thu Nov 21, 2013 10:04 am

Heksie your IT,

Philip, any pigs with tusks, most domestic pig boars have tusks although not as prominent as say a warthog.

Rooies, the pigs and hippo was just an example and not the only other sources of ivory. Walrus will most definitely be on a list of ivory carrying animals.
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Re: True or False? (RV)

Unread postby onewithnature » Tue Nov 26, 2013 2:54 am

True or False: A successful means of reducing conflict between elephants and humans is to build a barrier out of beehives?
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Re: True or False? (RV)

Unread postby Timepilot » Tue Nov 26, 2013 4:26 am

True
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Re: True or False? (RV)

Unread postby Heksie » Tue Nov 26, 2013 7:14 am

Why beehives?
Electric fence works well in the Parks as well... :hmz:
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Re: True or False? (RV)

Unread postby Philip1 » Tue Nov 26, 2013 7:37 am

Agree with Timepilot....True. :thumbs_up:

"It was back in 2002 when it was first found that the African Savannah Elephant seemed to be afraid of honeybees. They specifically will not feed on acacia trees which often contain beehives because of this.

The observations led to the digital playback of bee sounds and observing reactions. This led to the development of the idea that a beehive fence could be used as a way of preventing migration of elephants to agricultural areas".

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Re: True or False? (RV)

Unread postby Phokojwe » Tue Nov 26, 2013 10:18 am

True :wink:
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Re: True or False? (RV)

Unread postby onewithnature » Wed Nov 27, 2013 1:25 am

TP, Philip, Phokojwe :thumbs_up:

Heksie, yes, electric fences are one effective way to deter elephants, but it is difficult to cover large areas, they can be difficult to maintain, and may short out easily. Beehives have increasingly been found to be highly effective and, not only can a "beehive fence" be rapidly constructed, it is also a natural way to increase the presence of bees in an area (bees in recent times have been scarce in some places). I would assume, though, that bee maintenance has its own sting in the budget? :hmz:

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Re: Fact or myth (RV)

Unread postby onewithnature » Wed Nov 27, 2013 1:33 am

Heksie :clap:
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