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The History of the Ivory Trade

Trace the deadly history of the illegal ivory trade.

Living with Sumatran Elephants

Elephants and humans are both ecosystem engineers on the island of Sumatra, but with both requiring large territory in the forest, coexisting has not ...

Altered Elephant Behavior

Poaching is causing alarming changes in the behavior of African elephants.

African Elephants

Photo: Mother and child elephants eat shrubs.

Tanzania’s Ivory Stockpile

Go behind the scenes to view Tanzania’s controversial ivory stockpile.

Elephant Power

Loggers put pachyderms to work in Myanmar.

African Savanna

Photo: An elephant and zebras graze by a body of water.

Trafficking Poached Ivory

Discover how smugglers move poached ivory from Africa to the Chinese market.

Craft or Species

Weigh the craft of ivory carving against the survival of elephants.

The Economics of the Illicit Ivory Trade

Explore the issues of supply and demand that fuel the illegal trade in ivory, and go undercover to learn about the rising prices of black-market ivory...

Village of Elephants

Elephants along the Sangha River spend time at the Dzanga Bai, or "village of elephants," a huge clearing in the rain forest. The elephants go there...


Safeguarding the watershed is crucial to preserving the region's rich wildlife diversity.

Elephants on the Move

During the dry season, elephants in the Mara-Serengeti must constantly search for water, facing obstacles both natural and manmade along the way. Watc...