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Elephants in the room

Science should lead the way in society’s efforts to protect habitats, wildlife and people’s livelihoods

Ban on sending wild elephants to zoos a step closer

A large majority of countries voted in Geneva to prohibit the transfer of elephants caught in the wild to so-called captive facilities

Elephants reduced to a political football as Botswana brings back hunting

Lifting the trophy hunting moratorium in Botswana is more about politics and less about elephant conservation

New survey raises concerns about elephant poaching in Botswana

There is a significant elephant-poaching problem in northern Botswana that has likely been going on for over a year

NSPCA to take action against Joburg zoo over elephant

The NSPCA is calling for the zoo’s sole elephant to be released and is prepared to take legal action to see it done

Botswana fights claims of elephant poaching spree

Elephants Without Borders claimed two weeks ago that it had discovered at least 87 elephant carcasses during a routine aerial survey

Botswana elephant massacre ‘largest to date’

Nearly 90 elephants have been killed for ivory in Botswana, according to a wildlife charity. But the government has cast doubt on the figure

The tusk at hand: SA begins great elephant trek

Two hundred elephants will be transferred from a Limpopo nature reserve to Mozambique in an effort to restore elephant populations there

Ancient DNA changes everything we know about the evolution of elephants

DNA studies reveal that African elephants belong to a very successful and widespread family

How African elephants’ amazing sense of smell could save lives

Scientists have found that herds of elephant were able to walk on ground infested by land-mines without injury because of their keen sense of smell.

​Spekboom can fix ecosystems, create jobs and suck up CO2 – if SA gets a carbon tax

Certain companies and some government departments oppose a carbon tax, killing off a great environmental project.

Tourism in Africa loses R343-million per year through elephant poaching

High cost to conserve elephants from poachers is compensated by tourism income.

Politics of saving species: South Africa gets its way at Cites

The environmental and hunting pack fought hard for tuskers and lions but it was late nights and intense lobbying that secured the decisions.

Beyond culling: Elephants Alive tracking project informs conservation planning

Elephants Alive — Runner-up: Species Conservation Award and Biodiversity Stewardship Award

Undercover at the wedding of the century – Part 2

How it went avo-shaped: Shaun de Vaal continues to detail his exploits as a spy in the recent big bash in Turkey.

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