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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.
Burmese town exposed as one of Asia’s biggest markets after thousands of trinkets are seized.
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
The Duke of Cambridge yesterday called on the world to halt Africa's "poaching epidemic" after he joined Labour leader Ed Miliband in becoming the latest public figures to back The Independent on Sunday's Christmas appeal.
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
It is a familiar cause, but it has never been more urgent. Last year, tens of thousands of Africa's elephants were killed to supply illegal ivory to markets throughout the world. Increasingly, revenue generated from this blood ivory is being used to fuel war and terrorism in Africa.
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
Sarries remain top of the Aviva Premiership as they grind out victory against a valiant Sale side led by the former England fly-half