elephants

crime

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.
Edoardo Liotta
2.21.19
wildlife crime

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.
Sarah Emerson
9.19.18
Photography

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.
Beckett Mufson
5.30.17
humans of the year

Faye Cuevas Is Protecting Elephants Using Counterterrorism Techniques

Approaching the problem from a military standpoint made sense for Cuevas.
Kaleigh Rogers
3.2.17
palm oil

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.
Lauren Rothman
11.15.16
africa

As Elephant Populations Drop, We Learn Even Their Footsteps Serve a Purpose

Some sobering figures cast new discoveries in a different light.
Kaleigh Rogers
9.1.16
Kenya

Most Wanted Kenyan Ivory Dealer Sentenced to 20 Years in Jail

The historic trial was plagued by countless setbacks.
Louise Matsakis
7.23.16
war

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.
Kaleigh Rogers
7.13.16
video

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.
Kaleigh Rogers
6.30.16
Thailand

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.
Emiko Jozuka
6.17.16
crime

Can the US Ivory Ban Actually Stop Poaching?

The US has enacted a near-total ban of ivory as elephant face increasing poaching threats.
Kaleigh Rogers
6.2.16
Photo

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.
Laurence Butet-Roch
5.19.16
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