elephants

Walking for Elephants: One Conservationist’s Journey

Jim Nyamu, a 37-year-old Kenyan research scientist, finished his 560-mile walk in Washington, D.C., last week to raise awareness about threats to elephants in the wild. He spoke to a gathering of about a hundred people in Lafayette Park ...

Hippo vs. Elephant: Giants Face Off

By Brian Handwerk Back off, buddy! That’s no welcoming smile, but a hippopotamus leaving absolutely no doubt that an African elephant is an unwanted visitor to its home turf. “There is an island on the middle of the Chobe ...

Elephants in Times Square (Watch Live)

On September 29th, elephants appeared in Times Square in New York City, in the form of a new animated billboard by eco-friendly artist Asher Jay (watch live video above). Jay told National Geographic via email, “We live in a generation ...

Global Partnership Formed to Save Elephants in Key Protected Areas

Leading conservation organizations joined six African countries today in a commitment to protect wild elephants in their last strongholds, reduce wildlife trafficking, and dampen consumer demand for ivory. The commitment is supported with a U.S.$80-million action plan to ...

Global Partnership Formed to Save Elephants in Key Protected Areas

Leading conservation organizations joined six African countries today in a commitment to protect wild elephants in their last strongholds, reduce wildlife trafficking, and dampen consumer demand for ivory. The commitment is supported with a U.S.$80-million action plan to ...

Why Elephants Matter

By Richard Ruggiero, J. Michael Fay, and Lee White Wildlife trafficking will receive overdue world attention this week at the United Nations General Assembly and by the Clinton Global Initiative and other elite platforms. The ongoing slaughter of African elephants ...

Why Elephants Matter

By Richard Ruggiero, J. Michael Fay, and Lee White Wildlife trafficking will receive overdue world attention this week at the United Nations General Assembly and by the Clinton Global Initiative and other elite platforms. The ongoing slaughter of African elephants ...

Breaking Bad: Poachers on the Loose in Kenya

I was in Kenya this July, in Samburu County, working on a story about cheetahs, and found myself camping with conservationists at the ranger station in Meibae Community Conservancy. Meibae, founded in 2006 through the Northern Rangelands Trust, borders the Ewaso ...

Breaking Bad: Poachers on the Loose in Kenya

I was in Kenya this July, in Samburu County, working on a story about cheetahs, and found myself camping with conservationists at the ranger station in Meibae Community Conservancy. Meibae, founded in 2006 through the Northern Rangelands Trust, borders the Ewaso ...

If the Shoe Fits: Animals That Wear Boots

You don’t have to wear Prada or Gucci to remain fashionable: Check out these animals strutting their stuff in booties. Elephant Chhouk the orphan elephant (see video above) now roams the forests of Cambodia with a prosthetic boot. Chhouk ...

If the Shoe Fits: Animals That Wear Boots

You don’t have to wear Prada or Gucci to remain fashionable: Check out these animals strutting their stuff in booties. Elephant Chhouk the orphan elephant (see video above) now roams the forests of Cambodia with a prosthetic boot. Chhouk ...