Welcome to the new Independent website. We hope you enjoy it and we value your feedback. Please contact us here.

IV Drip

Moaning, screaming, dying: This is what poaching sounds like


In the forests of Africa, elephants usually get shot out of sight or hearing. But the Elephant Listening Project - a conservation group - has changed that. They put microphones deep into the forests of the DRC and Gabon, to record elephant communications. What those hidden microphones also picked up was this - the moment an elephant is gunned down by poachers.

It's a painful listen. To find out more about the Elephant Listening Project and its work, check out Nature magazine's interview with project director Peter Wrege, here.

You can read more about our Christmas Campaign here.