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
Rangers tracked an elephant's transmitter collar to a poachers' camp
It was one of the worst sights I’ve ever seen. We drove round a clump of mopani bushes, and there it lay: huge, shapeless, inert, with a disgusting mess of dried blood and raw, blackening flesh where the tusks had been hacked carelessly away. The hulk had begun to stink.
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
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 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
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
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.
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.