Elephants

Elephant slaughter continues, but so does hope

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.   

The right way to save Africa's elephants

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

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Protesters lock horns with China over ivory as campaigners look into

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.