By Mark Scialla
The production of black market elephant ivory expanded by an estimated 66 percent following a one-time legal sale in 2008, a new study shows.
By Making Sen$e Editor
More than 115 tons of elephant and rhino tusks confiscated by authorities were set ablaze in Kenya on Saturday to draw attention to the country's continued fight against poaching.
By Elif Koc
With rhinoceros horn now more valuable than gold on the black market, poaching has reached unprecedented levels. Some wildlife preserves in Africa resemble war zones, as rangers struggle to keep pace with poachers, who may have ties to terrorist groups.
By PBS NewsHour
The United States and China recently committed to nearly total bans of the ivory trade, hoping to curb the poaching of elephants who are killed for their tusks. But China still remains the world's biggest ivory consumer. NewsHour's Christopher Booker…
Much of the money made from the illegal global ivory trade funds global terrorism and criminal networks. Judy Woodruff talks to the NewsHour’s P.J. Tobia about illicit ivory sales in the U.S. and how hard it is to regulate.
By Anya van Wagtendonk
African elephants could be extinct within the century if poaching rates continue unabated, according to a new study published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Despite a 1990 global treaty illegalizing the sale of elephant tusks, religious faiths across Asia value ivory and are willing to pay for it. In China, demand has been met with the construction of major factories to process and produce…
Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo is holding fast to power, despite international appeals to end an election stalemate. As the nation teeters on a political precipice, Gwen Ifill gets insight on the situation from Christopher Fomunyoh, senior associate for Central…
Despite calls from the U.N. and West African leaders to accept election results and step down, Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo has refused to surrender power and retains control of the nation's military forces. Nearly 200 people have been killed…
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