Elephants

It is time to act on wildlife crime before it is too late

With international support in place from a UN General Assembly resolution and with new financial and technical commitments, it is time to increase actions being taken to conserve wildlife — including Africa’s mighty elephants

Zakouma: a life-line for Chad's elephants

Chad's Zakouma National Park has had rare success in the battle against ivory poachers. Ahead of the Giants Club Summit, park director Rian Labuschange reveals how he did it

Elephants and art: an empowering combination

The beauty and might of the majestic African elephant has been a part of my life from when I was a  little boy growing up in Uganda. I spent my early childhood in the Masaka countryside, with my late  Paternal Grandmother. My favorite moments with her were spent sitting at her feet listening to folk tales she shared during those Kerosene Lamp lit evenings. On top of that list was the tale of  Waguludene and Wanjovu (Elephant). She did her best to keep my young mind occupied even through the  horrors of the Idi Amin 1979 war, painting a beautiful picture through her stories of a world where  man and wildlife lived in peace and harmony, with the mighty Elephant as a leader.

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The biggest destruction of ivory in Africa's history will soon happen

Burning such a huge amount of ivory should remind us that it’s a small price to pay for the future, not just of this much loved and important species, but for millions of people across Africa’s elephant range states whose lives are inextricably linked with those of elephants

The fight against poaching

The battle is not won, but the Elephant Protection Initiative and the Giants Club Summit are both ways in which we can protect this species from further decline