Mr Gower was shot through the floor of his aircraft by a poacher with an AK-47
A manhunt for his killer is reportedly underway
An estimated 3,000 elephants are still killed for their ivory each year in Kenya, despite ivory trade being banned in 1989
Exclusive: News welcomed by wildlife groups as a 'real game changer for the conservation of elephants, rhinos and countless other species'
The identification of the geographical origins of the ivory trade could help to channel anti-poaching resources more effectively
The United States has done it. The Philippines and China too. Even Hong Kong has said it will destroy some of its contraband ivory. But ahead of a conservation conference in London next month where world leaders will descend to seek a solution to wildlife crime, the debate about the future of stockpiles is set to heat up.
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 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?
Our weekly field diary gives you an insight into the day-to-day work of Space for Giants scouts, working in Laikipia, Kenya to save elephants.
Last week, for the very first time, four elephants joined Twitter to share their adventures via GPS collar. Find out how the data is collected behind the scenes.
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.
Burmese town exposed as one of Asia’s biggest markets after thousands of trinkets are seized.
Every penny raised in the elephant appeal will be spent directly on wildlife conservation projects in Africa. Here's how.
With poachers now killing almost 11,000 a year for their ivory, urgent steps need to be be taken to stop the cull
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?