Articles tagged “elephants”

The Complicated Business of Saving Elephant Tourism: A Skift Deep Dive

The Complicated Business of Saving Elephant Tourism: A Skift Deep Dive

Raini Hamdi, Skift

Given the complexity of Asian elephant tourism, it's natural for rifts to form. A lot of people want to do the right thing, but there are many issues that are still up in the air — and a lot of business is at stake.

2 months ago

Kenyan civilians arm themselves to protect elephants and tourism

Kenyan civilians arm themselves to protect elephants and tourism

Kenyan communities see it in their economic interests to take up arms against poachers. Perhaps it is a model for other countries in Africa to take up the uphill battle to fight the ivory trade.

7 years ago

Video: The Asian elephants driven close to extinction by the tourism industry

A somber look behind tourists' favorite pictures reveals the stressful, sometimes deadly, transportation of elephants from Burma to Thailand, and how little is being done to stop their extinction.

8 years ago