Ivory

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
Motherboard

Ivory-Sniffing Dogs Are Running Down Poachers Across Africa

They find contraband goods in exchange for tennis balls.
William H. Funk
3.19.17
poaching

Ivory-Sniffing Dogs Are Running Down Poachers Across Africa

They find contraband goods in exchange for tennis balls.
William H. Funk
3.18.17
Facebook

Facebook Is a Black Market For Vietnam’s Wildlife Traffickers

A year-long investigation revealed that Facebook has unwillingly become a safe haven for wildlife smugglers.
Sarah Emerson
11.15.16
africa

Elephant Poaching Is Costing African Countries $25 Million Every Year

Tourists can't pay to see elephants if there are no elephants left.
Grennan Milliken
11.2.16
Art

The New Smithsonian Looks Like a Fortress: Last Week in Art

Also, Jared Leto is producing and starring in an Andy Warhol biopic, written by Terence Winter.
Nathaniel Ainley
9.26.16
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
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
Art

Do Auctions Have a Poached Ivory Problem?

An antiques dealer pleading guilty to trafficking poached wildlife has reignited a debate.
Kaleigh Rogers
3.11.16
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