VOA Special Report

At War with Poachers

African elephants struggle against the onslaught of criminal syndicates after their ivory.

VOA journeys for eight days deep into remote Minkebe National Park, where more than 80 percent of forest elephants have disappeared over the last decade.

Tanzania’s Ivory Queen

Yang Fen Glan allegedly ran an ivory smuggling hub for a decade. Now she faces a 30-year prison sentence in one of Tanzania's biggest poaching busts.

Payoffs and Poverty in Tanzania’s Poaching War

VOA treks through Tanzania’s Selous Game Reserve to show how corruption allows criminal poaching syndicates to thrive, decimating elephant populations in a U.N. World Heritage site.