The African court has demonstrated its autonomy in a continent where judicial independence remains shaky in many states.
In the absence of trading ivory, other solutions have to be found to fund conservation and support communities.
Agriculture has destroyed 80 percent of Ivory Coast forests. The Ivorian government is now driving cocoa farmers from protected forests.
Nearly half of world's natural heritage sites - 71% of sub-Sahara Africa's - at risk, including Victoria Falls, Kilimanjaro
1.78 million people depend on sub-Saharan Africa's heritage sites for livelihood
Kenya's fading giant: the Tsavo, one of world's most unique ecosystems, battles conservation enemies
In 2011 Tsavo East National park had 156,822 international visitors - by 2015 this number had dropped to a shocking 32,433
Preventing the last flight: solutions to Africa's vulture crisis, a critical animal for the ecosystem
In one incident in January, 50-100 vultures were poisoned in Northern Kenya
Actors Leonardo DiCaprio and Nicole Kidman, business tycoons George Soros, musician Elton John, and former Chinese basketball Yao Ming to attend
The deployment of trained dogs resulted in busts in the luggage of four passengers--they were all travelling to China.
Rhino horn is, in reality, made of keratin - the same protein that makes up our own nails and hair
What others loved or laughed about Africa in 2015 and you might have missed; Beautiful, funny, strange
From the surprise of mobile banking, oldest human species, great runners hanging up their shoes, to predictions of presidential deaths
Hunting remains a controversial pastime. But that hasn't stopped it attracting hunters wanting to track Africa's wide array of wild animals.
They are 'ugly, but beautiful too and save us; now half of Africa's vultures flying towards extinction
The rapid decline of its vultures has profound consequences for Africa, as vultures help stop the spread of diseases by cleaning up rotting carcasses.
The latest deaths came less than two weeks after 26 elephants died from poisoning in two separate incidents outside Hwange National Park.
The horn is worth as much as gold in Asian markets because of perceived medicinal properties, even if it is mainly keratin, found in human nails.
Visit to Namibia was meant to raise royal’s profile and make Britain feel good about itself. It’s not working so far.
The Akagera park is fenced, but the cats will be equipped with "satellite collars" to reduce the risk of them entering inhabited areas.
Africa’s vultures heading towards extinction, Asia's experience tells us why this is a problem for us all
Estimated to have added $34 billion to healthcare costs in India between 1993 and 2006
South Africa’s large mammals have grown in number by 3,900% in 50 years. Kenya’s have declined by 80%. Here’s why.
The figures can be explained by the arrival of poachers from Tanzania, where the elephant population has already been decimated.