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Multinational Partnership Rallies to Save African Elephants from Poaching

The Clinton Global Initiative has launched a new partnership backed by US$ 80 million in funding to help protect and preserve African elephant populations. The death rate for African elephants has skyrocketed in recent years as illegal poachers kill tens of thousands of the precious creatures annually for their ivory.

Exquisite Photo Book Captures 20 Years of Life, Death, Love, and Loss Among Elephant Community

Michael Nichols, National Geographic’s editor-at-large for photography, knows a lot about elephants. He first began photographing the majestic creatures in the lowland forests of the Central African Republic in 1991. His first subjects, terrorized by ivory poaching, offered Nichols only brief glimpses into their communities and activities before stampeding off at the first sign of a human presence. “Earth to Sky” is a chronicle of the beauty and wisdom of the earth’s largest land animals, as well as a plea for the protection of the species.

International March for Elephants

Join the International March for Elephants on Friday October 4th, in one of 15 cities around the world. Over the last decade, 1,000 wildlife rangers have been killed attempting to save elephants from ivory seekers, making this cause all the more important.