Revealed: how senior Laos officials cut deals with animal traffickers

Evidence obtained by the Guardian shows how treasury coffers swelled with 2% tax on trades worth up to $45m including tigers, rhinos and elephants.

27 September 2016

The crime family at the centre of Asia's animal trafficking network

Bach brothers based in Vietnam and Thailand are responsible for smuggling thousands of tonnes of elephant ivory, rhino horn and other endangered species.

26 September 2016

New report confirms grim outlook for elephants

Elephant populations in Africa have declined by around 111,000 over the past 10 years according to a new study.


25 September 2016

CITES can protect elephants and stop the damaging effects of poaching

Head of Gabon’s National Park Agency argues that trafficking in ivory and other wildlife products can destabilise entire nations and fuel organised crime.

23 September 2016

Endangered Chinese sturgeon faces new threat to survival in Yangtze River

Release of floodwaters washed farmed non-native species into river, where they will compete with wild fish.

21 September 2016

The rare Afghan deer that survived wars

For more than 40 years people believed the elusive Bactrian deer was extinct in Afghanistan, unsurprising considering the conflict across the country in that time.

18 September 2016

Only two female Asiatic cheetahs remain in wild in Iran

Iranian Cheetah Society says situation is critical as numbers of the subspecies continue to dwindle.

30 August 2016

Migratory animals under threat in the 'Serengeti of the north'

Strange and wonderful beasts from the saiga antelope to the snow leopard have long roamed the Central Asian wilderness.

30 August 2016

Share your encounters with elephants

As part of a new series on elephant conservation we’d like to hear about your experiences with the world’s largest land mammal.

23 August 2016