Destroy illegal ivory or keep it for display? A 30-ton dilemma
A convicted poacher admits killing more than 70 elephants using only a couple of spears.
Due to weak laws and severe poverty, buying ivory is too easy in Mozambique, says conservationist Sophie Scott Beissel.
The Independent’s charity appeal has now raised more than £400,000 for our partner charity Space for Giants.
Foreign Minister William Hague fears the illegal ivory trade is funding terrorism, and he plans to stop it.
Ivory smuggling has become an attractive and profitable enterprise for terrorist groups.
Activists prepare to destroy 50kg of artefacts - and appeal for more
Protecting habitat and engaging the local community are crucial for both rhinos and elephants.
Hundreds of people descend on the Chinese embassy in London to demand a ban in ivory trade.
Funds from The Independent’s charity appeal are already making a big difference in Kenya.
Hong Kong announced in January that it will destroy 28 tonnes of its stockpiled ivory.
Customs officials in Thailand and Singapore seized £3.5m worth of rhino horn en route to Vietnam
Ground breaking undercover filming helped stop the ivory crisis in the 1980s. Can it be done again?
Our weekly field diary gives you an insight into the day-to-day work of Space for Giants scouts.
Last week four elephants joined Twitter and shared their adventures via GPS collar.
Stockpiles must be destroyed to prevent sales of ivory.
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.
We must find a way for humans and elephants to share a space not defined by barriers.
It is ‘white gold’ that the LRA now seeks.
We are the ones who can change our behaviour.
Urgent steps need to be be taken to stop the cull
The illegal stockpile was destroyed in a landmark move
Kapuna Lepele made a fortune from ivory until villagers made him change his ways
The elephant population may easily fall into terminal decline
'We must end this greed-driven poaching epidemic'
'If elephants didn't exist, you couldn't invent one'
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
'Anne Nyokabi does not remember much about the day her mother was killed'
79-year-old Daphne Sheldrick is still caring for orphans of the poaching epidemic
An Edinburgh geneticist uses forensics to track animals killed – and their killers
'Use people like me to stop the killing of elephants'
Ivory is a little piece of misery on your mantelpiece
The business of protecting wildlife has now become professional and militarised
When the buying of ivory and shark fins stops, the killing can too
Cash and commitment are vital to stop criminal gangs
My two sons may never experience its wildlife like I had the chance to
Farmers have had crops repeatedly destroyed by marauding elephants
The key dates in two centuries of elephant slaughter
The large mammals have intricate social networks
Logging has allowed poachers to pick off the African forest elephant at their will
At this rate, elephants will be wiped out within 10 years
In some areas, elephant populations have dropped by a staggering 80 per cent in six years
Poachers have killed over 1,000 rangers in a decade
Your go-to guide to performing pachyderms
Drilling in a Ugandan national park is having a negative effect on its elephants
These elephant gifs will make your day
Art to save lives: this sculpture was given to the Christmas appeal for the Space For Giants charity
There's so much more to elephants than meets the eye
How your donations will help Space for Giants protect the elephants
WARNING: Graphic Content
The essential dossier on illegally killing animals
Is there a place for hunting in conservation, with the money it earns put back in to stop poaching?
The situation for elephants is desperate - please help
From avenging their dead to mimicking human speech, elephants get up to all sorts of things you'd never expect
Deaths on the savannah must stop
E-Unit: Meet the Space for Giants elephants
Elephants are amazing creatures, but can you separate fact from fiction?
Interview with wildlife photographer David Gulden
Gunfights with heavily armed enemies are a part of life for wildlife rangers
These elephants' messages are often a bit more complicated than your five-year-old self might have realised at the time!
Elephants have suffered at the hands of humans in more ways than one
The arguments for saving the elephants go beyond just the environmental
The British Army is training Kenyan officers to fight heavily armed poachers
5 ways elephants redirected the course of history
Mr Cameron said he had raised his concerns with the Chinese Premier
What do elephants do all day?
The killing and the poaching goes on
China's thirst for ivory is a death sentence for Africa's elephants
China - the front line of a hideous slaughter
i Editor's Letter: How you can help to save the African elephant
Without action against the renewed scourge of poaching, these giants of nature will vanish
A small charity needs all the help it can get
Among the most intelligent creatures on the planet, they have suffered for centuries at the hand of man.
They're gay, they grieve and they're left-handed - just like humans
Hear the horrifying sound of an elephant being gunned down