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
melania is staying behind to see the zoo

Let's check in on Melania, shall we?

Oh, she's playing with baby elephants.
Rex Santus
10.5.18
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
VICE News Tonight on HBO

This is what an ivory bust in New York City looks like

The ivory trade in the US is estimated to be a 23 billion dollar industry — and New York City is its hub.
Arielle Duhaime-Ross
3.15.18
trump tracker

Donald Trump's highly abnormal presidency: the week of Nov. 13

It’s lucky President Donald Trump is a (self-proclaimed) billionaire, because his lawyer said Friday that the president is now paying his own legal bills instead of having the Republican National Committee pick up the tab, as he did until September...
VICE News
11.17.17
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
VICE News Tonight on HBO

A Ringling Bros. relative is keeping the American circus alive

John Ringling North II is keeping the American circus tradition alive by running the Kelly Miller Circus.
Kristin Fraser
5.23.17
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
0108