As demand for its antiquities soars, the West African country is losing its most prized artifacts to illegal sellers and smugglers
November 2009 | By Joshua Hammer
Scholars in the fabled African city, once a great center of learning and trade, are racing to save a still emerging cache of ancient manuscripts
December 2006 | By Joshua Hammer
A new photo library of West Africa's desert elephants is helping researchers track the dwindling herd and protect their imperiled migration routes.
July 2005 | By Laura Helmuth