Elephants in the Okavango Delta, Botswana.
Botswana has been an unparalleled elephant conservation success story. That seems to be changing.
An elephant successfully translocated by SAN Parks from Kruger National Park to Addo Elephant National Park.
Translocations have become more frequent in Africa. Elephants are the biggest animals to be moved.
Zimbabwe’s former first lady Grace Mugabe is being investigated.
Trong Khiem Nguyen/Flickr
If the allegations are true Zimbabwe intends to prosecute Grace Mugabe for ivory and rhino horn smuggling.
A Wildebeeste, or Gnu.
Africa's famous animal migrations are increasingly blocked by fences, erected by farmers to keep their livestock safe from disease. But a new approach aims to deliver healthy beef and healthy wildlife.
Antique ivory – defined as pre-1947 worked ivory – is an exception and can be traded in the UK and EU.
The EU and UK are fuelling the illegal trade through their continuing sale of legal ivory items.
The Southern Tanzania Elephant Program used camera traps to capture elephant visits to farmland.
Elephants feeding on crops poses a challenge to their coexistence with humans. Farmers must introduce strategies to reduce losses and avoid lethal action against the endangered species.
The Hirola has a global population size of 500.
Abdullahi H. Ali
Elephants, livestock and grass all play an important role in ensuring the survival of the Hirola - the world's rarest antelope.
Some megafauna species are dangerous and costly for humans to live with.
Africa prioritises and makes more of an effort for large mammal conservation than any other region in the world.
Elephant feet have peculiar structures that can also be seen in other large-bodied animals.
Foot problems are more rife in elephants living in captivity. The hard ground they walk on often gives them foot trouble. Generally, by the time the problem is picked up, it's too late.
The 27-year old ban on international ivory trade has clearly failed to deliver a sustained solution to the poaching crisis.
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.
Women demonstrate in Kenya’s Great Rift Valley against the export of wild animals from the Maasai Mara National Park.
In the absence of trading ivory, other solutions have to be found to fund conservation and support communities living on the front line of the battle against poaching.
The fate of elephants ultimately lies in the hands of humans and a continued ban will not solve the poaching problem.
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.
Zebras are among the larger wildlife doing well in protected areas.
New research shows protected areas are doing well at protecting large, iconic wildlife, but less well at helping smaller species.
Capturing our attention … but at what cost?
We need to spend more time investigating nature's 'ordinary Joe's'.
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