Locations like border towns as well as people acting as middlemen provide key insights into Uganda's ivory trade.
Should trade in ivory be banned or not? There may be a solution.
Despite various exceptions, the UK's proposed ivory ban will be among the toughest in the world.
The EU and UK are fuelling the illegal trade through their continuing sale of legal ivory items.
The destruction of a massive haul of illegal ivory was supposed to send a message to poachers and those who trade in the tusks. Did they notice, or can the ivory be used to help elephant conservation?
This multi-billion pound industry increasingly involves organised crime groups, who see wildlife as a low risk route to profit.
The idea that terror groups like Boko Haram fund their activities through ivory poaching in Africa is a compelling narrative. But it’s undermining wildlife conservation and human rights.
An ivory ban in the US had a series of unintended consequences.
Ivory from illegally-poached elephants can easily be mistaken for antique.
China has decided to end all domestic trade in ivory, an act that could help elephant numbers all over Africa.
Zimbabwe are looking to resolve a debt to China by selling animals to them. But one of the concerns is that the elephants sold will eventually be farmed and their ivory harvested.
Ivory was a major talking point at the CITES CoP17 conference.Many feel the ban on trade doesn't work while others believe the ban is the only way to save the iconic species.
Military responses to combat poaching are a problem. They marginalise communities where poachers come from and can have longer term implications.
The ivory trade is a very contentious issue and will be debated at CITES. It will revolve around maintaining or lifting the ban on trade. But the human element is likely to be ignored.
Southern African nations are seeking permission to trade in ivory, in direct opposition to the wishes of their northern neighbours.
The amount of ivory on sale in Vietnam has increased by more than 600% in the past eight years. As China has taken a tougher stance on the ivory trade, sales in Vietnam have increased.
The marked increase in the number of Nigerian pastoralists fleeing Boko Haram terror in northeastern Nigeria last year reflects a trend that started three years ago.
Older matriarchs lead elephant society. But they're also the primary targets of ivory poachers. When these socially critical individuals are killed, what happens to the rest of the group?
The birds' brightly coloured beaks are worth more than elephant tusks.
People arguing that a ban on mammoth ivory would help save elephants from extinction are wrong. Here's why.