With poachers now killing almost 11,000 a year for their ivory, urgent steps need to be be taken to stop the cull
George Osborne is said to have paid £100 an hour to be trained by a Harley Street vocal specialist during his days as shadow Chancellor, to help him sound weighty and authoritative. But did he get his money’s worth? After listening to the Chancellor’s speech on Monday, the Labour MP Jamie Reed seemed to think not. He tweeted: “Can someone please reintroduce Osborne to ‘t’ as a consonant? Cos I godda dell ya, that speech made me wanna scream.”
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
Drilling in a Ugandan national park is having a negative effect on its elephants
Met Office predicts ‘significant winter storm’ to hit Britain later this week
Just as money drives the poachers, so visitors’ dollars can give communities a sustainable reason to protect their valuable wildlife. Simon Calder looks at the possibilities for East Africa
Tourist attractions in the US including the Grand Canyon, the Statue of Liberty, and Mount Rushmore will soon re-open, despite the continued shutdown of the country's government.
Some federal services to reopen as moderates appear to gain upper hand over Tea Party
If you go to the cinema this weekend and see a race-against-time tale about saving a lush natural paradise from the rapacious greed of an oil-drilling company, you could be forgiven for thinking you’ve stumbled into an advance showing of the Avatar sequel.
Deepwater Horizon disaster firm hold talks with company planning to drill for oil and gas in South Downs National Park
21-year-old sees off both Wiggins and Nairo Quintana to seal impressive stage win
The man, in his 60s, was struck and stamped on by a male elephant