African elephants are in crisis: poaching has reached levels not seen in decades. Major media outlets such as National Geographic and The New York Times are covering the story.
The New York Times has featured the ivory crisis extensively. The Times has collected all of the articles and multimedia into a Times Topics microsite on ivory.
New York Times: From Elephants’ Mouths, an Illicit Trail to China – To the outrage of conservation groups trying to stop the slaughter of African elephants and the embarrassment of Chinese law enforcement agencies, the ivory business is a trail of blood that stretches from Africa by air, sea and highway, to Chinese showrooms and private collections. Read the full story
National Geographic Blood Ivory - Thousands of elephants die each year so that their tusks can be carved into religious objects. Can the slaughter be stopped? Read the full story
BBC African Elephant Poaching Threatens Wildlife Future - In a country where guns are plentiful and poverty is widespread, the rewards of poaching can outweigh the risks. Read the full story
National Geographic: In Conversation with Iain Douglas-Hamilton on Ivory Poaching - The large number of mature and experienced African elephants being killed illegally for their ivory is exposing younger, surviving elephants to a higher risk of mortality. Read the full story
Newsweek: The Economics of Extinction: Africa's Elephants and Rhinos in Danger - How long before Africa's rhinos and elephants are wiped out in the wild? Read the full story
Find more of the latest expert knowledge and news on the poaching crisis, including articles about the problem, growing demand for ivory and taking action at www.elephantsinperil.org.