Monday, October 5, 2009

India's Tigers & Kenya's Elephants

National Geographic Adventure is currently hosting a couple of engaging photo essays. India's Tigers is the photographic companion to a feature article titled The War on India's Tigers. Both the article and the photographs chronicle the efforts of an activist and government officials to end the poaching of tigers in India.

Extreme Elephant Tracking is a feature article and photo essay chronicling the 130 mile journey of eight men tracking one elephant across Kenya. Along the way the men search for understanding of elephant migration habits and search for ways that elephants and humans can cohabitate.

Applications for Education
These photo essays might provide an emotional prompt for a discussion of the politics and science of wildlife conservation.

Here are some related items that may be of interest to you:
The Congo's Other War
BBC Audio Slideshow - Kenya's Drought
Exploring Africa in Google Earth