Cops Finally Caught a Woman Who Killed Hundreds of Elephants for Their Ivory
Chinese criminal Yang Fenlan faces 15 years in prison for managing an organized group that poached endangered elephants.
DNA Forensics Is Helping Authorities to Catch Elephant Ivory Cartels
Scientists have created a novel DNA mapping tool that has exposed the secretive web of ivory trafficking in Africa.
Heart-Melting Photographs Take You Inside an African Elephant Orphanage
National Geographic photographer Ami Vitale captured the tender relationships between elephants and their caregivers at a sanctuary in Kenya.
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Faye Cuevas Is Protecting Elephants Using Counterterrorism Techniques
Approaching the problem from a military standpoint made sense for Cuevas.
Why Green Bean Casserole Is Killing Off Rhinos
The creamy, bubbly casserole is an iconic Thanksgiving dish, but those French-fried onions on top—as well as a whole host of other supermarket foods—are full of wildlife-endangering palm oil.
As Elephant Populations Drop, We Learn Even Their Footsteps Serve a Purpose
Some sobering figures cast new discoveries in a different light.
Most Wanted Kenyan Ivory Dealer Sentenced to 20 Years in Jail
The historic trial was plagued by countless setbacks.
How Anti-Terrorism Tactics Are Being Used to Fight Elephant Poaching
Lieutenant Colonel Faye Cuevas is using her 19 years of intelligence service to help protect elephants.
The Humane Society Took Secret Video at a Trophy Hunting Convention in Vegas
It gives a raw look at the industry without the veneer of protecting animals.
Meet the Man Making Giant Prosthetics for Elephants
Therdchai Jivacate usually makes prosthetics for smaller creatures, but when he saw 200 kg elephant with a missing leg, he knew he had to help.
Can the US Ivory Ban Actually Stop Poaching?
The US has enacted a near-total ban of ivory as elephant face increasing poaching threats.
This Photographer Captures Striking Photos of Environmental Disasters
We talked to 'Manufactured Landscapes' photographer Edward Burtynsky about Kenya's ivory burn, Fort McMurray wildfires, and the impact of 3D printing.