In this Feb. 23, 2011 photograph,a mahout stands atop a domesticated elephant inside the Kaziranga National Park, in Kaziranga, some 240 kilometers (150 miles) from Gauhati, India. Representatives of ... more 
In this Feb. 23, 2011 photograph,a mahout stands atop a domesticated elephant inside the Kaziranga National Park, in Kaziranga, some 240 kilometers (150 miles) from Gauhati, India. Representatives of the eight countries - Botswana, Congo, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Sri Lanka, Tanzania and Thailand - where elephants roam freely are meeting in New Delhi to secure a future for the animal increasingly under threat. Mining and land development are threatening elephants' habitats as does ivory poaching, resulting in increased conflict between humans and the beasts. less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Altaf Qadri
Tue, May 24, 2011 9:41 AM EDT