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Some 100,000 elephants have been killed across Africa in the past three years
At present, there are more forest elephants in Gabon than in any other country
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.
Hong Kong will destroy its 28 tonnes of its stockpiled ivory, the Endangered Species Advisory Committee (ESAC) announced yesterday. This decision comes after Guangzhou in China destroyed six tonnes of ivory earlier this year.
In the late 1980s, Africa’s elephant population was decimated to just 600,000. Bringing the elephant slaughter to consumers' televisions had a profound impact. Can it be done again?
Our weekly field diary gives you an insight into the day-to-day work of Space for Giants scouts, working in Laikipia, Kenya to save elephants.
Last week, for the very first time, four elephants joined Twitter to share their adventures via GPS collar. Find out how the data is collected behind the scenes.
In 2011, more African elephants were killed than in any other year in history. Explore our interactive graphic to learn more.
Burmese town exposed as one of Asia’s biggest markets after thousands of trinkets are seized.
Every penny raised in the elephant appeal will be spent directly on wildlife conservation projects in Africa. Here's how.
Who wants to inherit a world where elephants only live domestically
The illegal stockpile was destroyed in a landmark move but critics say it is just a fraction of the total
Elephant poachers are using firearms left over from Mozambique’s civil war to slaughter elephants in neighbouring Tanzania
It's little wonder that villagers want to kill elephants when faced with deadly attacks, but new deterrents help them to co-exist
The business of protecting wildlife has now become an extremely professional and militarised affair