Melting Siberian permafrost is exposing long-dead mammoths, creating a new trade in mammoth ivory.
As the ultimate custodians, it is urgent that African countries with elephants take
ownership of the processes at CITES.
In light of Botswana's decision to allow trophy hunting again, new evidence suggests elephant poaching has been on the rise.
Poaching of African elephants has fallen, but the species is still at risk. Law enforcement and ivory bans help, but tackling poverty is key to stopping poaching at the source.
Lifting the trophy hunting moratorium in Botswana is more about politics and less about elephant conservation.
Elephants naturally avoid cancer after 55 million years of evolution. Scientists are studying if they can extract lessons that could help people.