Kenyan conservationist takes bird’s-eye view in fight against elephant poaching

In the wilds of Kenya’s Northern Frontier District, Martin Wheeler, aka ‘bird-man’, and team use paraglider, car and footwork in surveillance effort to help thwart illegal wildlife trade.

Africa’s wild elephants are being killed at their fastest rate since 1979-89, the bloody decade in which their number more than halved from 1.4m to 600,000. Wheeler, like many conservationists, is on the frontline.

Click here to read Jessica Hatcher’s article on this unique approach to tackling elephant poaching from The Guardian.