We must not forget that it is not only the African elephant that is in crisis
Poachers used to be let off with a slapped wrist - when Judi Wakhungu entered government, that changed
The government of Kenya set up the semi-autonomous Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) in 1989
The idea has been hailed as defining a new era of ecotourism in the East African country
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
Yoweri Museveni has promised to work with elephant charity Space for Giants to protect the African elephant
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
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.
In a major step in the battle against the ivory trade, Hong Kong announced today that it will destroy 28 tonnes of its stockpiled ivory.
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?
The number of rhinos killed in South Africa for their horns soared to more than 1,000 last year, a 50 per cent jump on 2012 and up from just 13 in 2007.
Stockpiles must be destroyed to prevent sales of ivory
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.