Latest study reveals elephant poaching rates in Africa have started to decline, but levels of poverty, corruption and ivory demand still threaten the iconic species.
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Opinion: Europe first plundered elephants for ivory – should Western countries preach to China?
The Elephant Protection Initiative takes a long view and considers the changing role of China in the illegal ivory trade.
Botswana government questions elephant survey report by Elephants Without Borders
Botswana’s government has questioned a new report by Elephants Without Borders detailing their 2018 elephant aerial survey.
Africa is divided over ivory trade ahead of wildlife meeting
Several African countries with some of the world’s largest elephant populations will push this year for looser controls on legal ivory trade, while another group of countries on the continent says more restrictions are the best way to curb the illegal killing of elephants for their tusks.
DRC president torches ivory and pangolin scale stockpile, releases parrots
Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila on Sunday set light to an ivory stockpile to highlight the problem of poaching in the central African country.
Elephant poaching: Botswana gov provides context, questions irresponsible reporting
The government of Botswana responds to the recent reports alleging that about 90 elephants were killed recently.
Illegal ivory sold openly across Europe – study
Illegal elephant ivory is being openly sold across the European Union, according to a report by the campaign group Avaaz.
Zambian poaching crisis fuelled by Chinese military
Zambia’s elephant population has declined by about 90% due to poaching. Its black rhino population, estimated at 13,000 in 1981, is now extinct.
Vietnam’s booming ivory market
Vietnam’s growing illegal ivory trade threatens Africa’s elephants.
Wounded elephant limps to a local lodge for help
A victim of a failed poaching attempt, this elephant limps to Bumi Hills Safari Lodge in search of help.
Case proven: ivory trafficking funds terrorism
A sensational and shocking film provides the first direct evidence linking ivory trafficking to terrorism.
Niassa lions benefit from elephant poaching
The lion population in Niassa National Reserve is increasing as a result of “getting huge amounts of meat” from poached elephants.
Elephants rejoice: China to end ivory trade
Shutting down commercial ivory markets worldwide is the single biggest step that governments can take to end the elephant poaching crisis.
A picture is worth a thousand words
DRC’s children affected by helicopter poaching incident.
Official complicity in Mozambican elephant slaughter
As elephant poaching statistics continue to rise in northern Mozambique, a year-long investigation by Oxpeckers associate Estacios Valoi exposes official complicity in the slaughter.
Treating Africa’s tuskers
Three large tuskers where treated for after being hit by poisonous arrows.