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The Okavango Delta is home to full-time residents, such as wading birds and hippos, as well as savannah natives, like this elephant, who use the marshy delta as a watering hole.

Photograph by Jim Ginty, MyShot

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Biodiversity
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Biodiversity

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

  • Concepts: angola, animals, biodiversity, birds, botswana, cheetah, cheetah, conservation, elephants, fauna, flora, insects, leopards, leopards, lions, okavango, okavango delta, okavango wilderness project, watersheds, wildlife
Elephant Power
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Elephant Power

Loggers put pachyderms to work in Myanmar.

  • Best for: Grades 3+ (ages 8+)
  • Concepts: asian elephants, domestic animals, elephants, logging, myanmar (burma), wild chronicles
Elephants on the Move
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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. Watch this video to join a young elephant and his family on this journey.

  • Best for: Grades 12 and under (ages 18 and under)
  • Concepts: destination wild, elephants, nat geo wild
Living with Sumatran Elephants
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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 always been easy in a rainforest with limited space and resources. Elephants play a crucial role in maintaining a healthy environment, but with humans...

  • Best for: Grades 5+ (ages 10+)
  • Concepts: conservation, ecosystems, elephants, environment, habitat, rainforest, species, sumatra
Village of Elephants
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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 for a very specific reason—watch this video to learn why.

  • Best for: Grades 3-9 (ages 8-15)
  • Concepts: central african republic, diet, forest elephants, health, mud, national parks, nutrition, rain forests
The Economics of the Illicit Ivory Trade
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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.

  • Best for: Grades 7+ (ages 12+)
  • Concepts: africa, african elephants, asia, cites, conservation, crime, illegal trade, ivory, poaching
African Savanna
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African Savanna

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

  • Concepts: africa, elephants, flamingos, gazelles, lakes, savanna, termites, zebras
African Elephants
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African Elephants

Photo: Mother and child elephants eat shrubs.

  • Concepts: botswana, elephants, families, savanna
Tanzania’s Ivory Stockpile
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Tanzania’s Ivory Stockpile

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

  • Best for: Grades 6+ (ages 11+)
  • Concepts: africa, cites, conservation, elephants, illegal ivory trade, ivory, poaching, tanzania
The History of the Ivory Trade
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The History of the Ivory Trade

Trace the deadly history of the illegal ivory trade.

  • Best for: Grades 6+ (ages 11+)
  • Concepts: africa, african elephants, asia, conservation, ivory, poaching
Altered Elephant Behavior
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Altered Elephant Behavior

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

  • Best for: Grades 6+ (ages 11+)
  • Concepts: africa, african elephants, animal behavior, conservation, ivory, poaching, tanzania
Trafficking Poached Ivory
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Trafficking Poached Ivory

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

  • Concepts: africa, african elephants, crime, illegal ivory trade, ivory, mombasa, kenya, poaching, smuggle, tanzania
Craft or Species
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Craft or Species

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

  • Concepts: africa, african elephants, arts, china, illegal ivory trade, ivory, poaching
Marshy Elephant
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Marshy Elephant

  • Concepts: botswana, deltas, elephants, marshes, wetlands