Elephants have 100 times more cells in their bodies than humans, which should make them far more vulnerable to cancer than we are. But less than 5 percent of elephant deaths are linked to cancer, which researchers credit to the…
By Catherine Woods
Scientists use Internet reports to map the countries with the most illegal wildlife trade.
This week on Shortwave, Slash, former lead guitarist for Guns N’ Roses, talks about his involvement in the fight against the illegal ivory trade.
By Anna Sillers
The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus announced that beginning in 2018, elephants will no longer be a part of the circus act.
By Connie Kargbo
Ask any researcher or conservationist how many elephants are in Africa and you will be hard-pressed to get an exact number. But now, in what is being heralded as the largest survey since the 1970s, scientists will try to answer…
The Great Elephant census, an ambitious two-year initiative funded by an American philanthropist for $7 million, aims to count all of the elephants on the continent of Africa in order to save the species through conservation efforts. But as elephant…
A new report published by the Environmental Investigation Agency revealed incidents of corruption that involved Chinese criminal gangs smuggling ivory out of Tanzania with the help of corrupt Tanzanian officials.
By Rebecca Jacobson, Inside Energy
Used for centuries for war and entertainment, the giant mammals are in danger of extinction due to the illegal ivory trade. Elephants truly never forget, and they can cooperate, problem solve and are self-aware. But they have never eaten peanuts.
By Jeffrey Brown
Amboseli National Park in southern Kenya is a small success story in a much larger catastrophe. Rangers for the Big Life Foundation track elephants and rhinos, looking for signs of poachers and responding quickly to reports of danger, or worse,…
By Jeffrey Brown
Well, this is unusual: I am standing in the middle of a dozen or so elephants, one running his trunk up my chest toward my face, another giving me a bump in the rear end. One does not do this…
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