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 new technique uses an advanced form of fingerprinting powder and prepares the ground for the use of fingerprinting in the field
Rangers tracked an elephant's transmitter collar to a poachers' camp
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.
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.
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
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?
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