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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.
From David Cameron to Stephen Fry to Damian Lewis, politicians, actors, musicians and artists have supported our elephant appeal. Check out our interactive graphic to see what they said.
Stockpiles must be destroyed to prevent sales of ivory
Google has celebrated the 82nd birthday of late American zoologist Dian Fossey with a Doodle on its search page.
Sea Shepherd would aim to scupper missions by any means, whether it was throwing foul-smelling acid or sinking ships. At what point did you join?
Keleshi Parukusa was trusted with protecting rhinos – but the money on offer from poaching proved too tempting for him, he confesses
Elephant poachers are using firearms left over from Mozambique’s civil war to slaughter elephants in neighbouring Tanzania
The business of protecting wildlife has now become an extremely professional and militarised affair
Poachers have killed 1,000 rangers in a decade
How your donations will help Space for Giants protect the elephants
Is there a place for hunting in conservation, with the money it earns put back in to stop poaching?
It’s not too late to do something, but it will be soon
Now the slaughter of elephants is worse than at any time since 1989
If someone had beamed down from Mars – or from rugby’s amateur era, which feels even more remote – for the Aviva Premiership leaders Saracens’ 24-19 win over Sale Sharks on Saturday how would they have judged the spectacle? An arena of wonderfully nuanced and contrasting players such as Saracens’ gliding fly-half Charlie Hodgson and cerebral lock Steve Borthwick? Or a base battlefield of mega-muscled gladiators battering each other Rollerball-style with casualties shipped off to hospital on motorised carts for the benefit of the paying public, television viewer and now – as we are told enthusiastically by competing broadcasters – broadband consumers?
Together we can not only do something to stop the slaughter of these animals, but also help those whose lives are being blighted by this unfolding crisis
Over the last five years poaching has exploded, driven by the booming demand for ivory