Readers of The Independent, i and The Independent on Sunday helped to raise £575,000 to tackle the poaching crisis
On 11th November, the elephant conservation charity Space for Giants and Botswana’s High Commissioner to the UK, hosted a launch party at Northcliffe House, the offices of The Independent and Evening Standard in London.
Representatives of 25 African countries met in Benin last week to demand a total ban on the international ivory trade, in a bid to save the African elephant from extinction.
Hunters reportedly had not realised the elephant was so large when the man fired the fatal shot
In the struggle against poaching, dogs can help save Africa’s elephants
There are fewer than 100 left in the wild in Indonesia
Chad's Zakouma National Park has had rare success in the battle against ivory poachers. Ahead of a talk at the Royal Geographical Society, park director Rian Labuschange reveals how he did it
We must not forget that it is not only the African elephant that is in crisis
The road to a future with a stable and thriving elephant population is clear - support the EPI and the Giants Club and together we can all play our part in bringing that closer
These noble and intelligent animals deserve much better than dying for someone else’s vanity
The history of the conservation movement shows that key influencers have a huge ability to make a contribution
As Cecil the lion sheds new light on African conservation, the scale of the task is clear. The Independent’s owner announces an initiative to save the continent’s giants from extinction
A year on from The Independent’s phenomenally successful campaign, Evgeny Lebedev returns to Africa to find out how the battle against the poachers is being fought – and won
The United States has done it. The Philippines and China too. Even Hong Kong has said it will destroy some of its contraband ivory. But ahead of a conservation conference in London next month where world leaders will descend to seek a solution to wildlife crime, the debate about the future of stockpiles is set to heat up.
A new Kenyan law aims to quell poaching by increasing the notoriously light penalties for the growing illegal trade
Gone are the days when a “Save the Rhino” advert was enough. Only about 25,000 rhinos are left in the wild, and thanks to poaching the species is critically endangered. Now, in an effort to drive down demand, conservationists are working on campaigns to understand what makes rhino horn consumers tick.