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.
The Elephant Protection Initiative takes a long view and considers the changing role of China in the illegal ivory trade.
Botswana’s government has questioned a new report by Elephants Without Borders detailing their 2018 elephant aerial survey.
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.
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.
The government of Botswana responds to the recent reports alleging that about 90 elephants were killed recently.
Illegal elephant ivory is being openly sold across the European Union, according to a report by the campaign group Avaaz.
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 growing illegal ivory trade threatens Africa’s elephants.
A victim of a failed poaching attempt, this elephant limps to Bumi Hills Safari Lodge in search of help.
A sensational and shocking film provides the first direct evidence linking ivory trafficking to terrorism.
The lion population in Niassa National Reserve is increasing as a result of “getting huge amounts of meat” from poached elephants.
Shutting down commercial ivory markets worldwide is the single biggest step that governments can take to end the elephant poaching crisis.
DRC’s children affected by helicopter poaching incident.
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.
Three large tuskers where treated for after being hit by poisonous arrows.
A young, snared elephant bull would have been put down were it not for Elephants Without Border’s help. Photos of the bull and news on his recovery here.
A young bull elephant is saved from a poacher’s snare in Botswana by the Elephants Without Borders team. See the pictures