Cells that transmit nerve impulses in the part of elephants' brains responsible for functions such as learning and memory are structured differently from those of any other mammal.
Botswana is launching a consultative process to review the current ban on elephant hunting.
'Molecular fossils' in the DNA of elephants could help explain why their testicles are inside their bodies.
The death penalty and military intervention to combat poaching, isn't the answer to saving endangered species.
Improving livelihoods by exploring alternatives to wildlife trade would help to curb the poaching of threatened species like elephants.
Wild animals are hard at work this spring. Here's how their hard labour benefits humans, and why we should be more appreciative.
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.
DNA studies reveal that African elephants belong to a very successful and widespread family.
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?
If we can keep elephants away from farms then farmers might be more inclined to help conservation efforts.
The Trump administration is considering requests from hunters to import wildlife trophies (body parts) on a case-by-case basis. Does this approach promote conservation or threaten endangered species?
Elephants have the highest count of olfactory receptor genes of any species tested to date. This suggests that they may be the best smellers in the animal kingdom.
Zoos have come along way from their menagerie past. But society is increasingly demanding they become agents of conservation rather than entertainment.
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.
Ivory from illegally-poached elephants can easily be mistaken for antique.
Elephants naturally avoid cancer after 55 million years of evolution. Scientists are studying if they can extract lessons that could help people.
Sea cows (Sirenia) descended from four legged mammals that roamed Africa when this continent was isolated. They belong to the Afrotheria, the 'African beasts'.
By understanding sleep across animals we can gain insights into improving the quality of human sleep. It can also help to bolster conservation management strategies for the animals in question.