Fears that the tusks are being peddled as elephant ivory have some experts seeking protections for the extinct animals, too. Not everyone agrees.
Photos from Sara Hylton document displacement among Afghan children living at the I-12 settlement in Pakistan.
Water is fundamental to Bhutan's physical environment, but it is also deeply interwoven with Vajrayana Buddhism, Bhutan's state religion, from the smallest temples to the biggest hydropower projects.
While Tatmadaw and Kachin Independence Army (KIA) soldiers face off in a long-running conflict in Myanmar, a company owned by the KIA has been profiting from the sale of power to government-controlled townships.
This report illustrates the incredible reforestation work undertaken in Pakistan in recent years by current Prime Minister Imran Khan to counter the effects of climate change.
Bhutan is widely known as a carbon-negative country. With forest cover measuring 83 percent, the country is swimming in trees. But how did this commitment form and could climate change threaten its future?
Syracuse University student fellow Micah Castelo reflects on how informal settlers in Manila make a living in their own neighborhoods.
A pilot project in Alleppey, Kerala, India, is bringing waste management to the people, and it’s making lives better.
Indian newspapers feel they need ad sales agents a lot more than they need reporters. Here's why.
The nuts and bolts of the Indian media machinery are completely broken, perhaps far more than India’s global media ranking suggests. The problem is systemic.
For many people, CRISPR plus China equals the biophysicist He Jiankui, who infamously used the genome editor last year to alter the DNA of two human embryos that would become twin girls.
What are the potential impacts of modifying genes in humans? Jon Cohen reports on Lulu and Nana, Chinese twins who were genetically modified to be HIV resistant.
Erin McGoff is producing a full-length feature independent documentary titled "Little Land of Mines" about the resilience of the Lao people as they live among and work to clear 80 million unexploded ordnance from the U.S. Secret War in Laos.
At an altitude of 11,000 feet, a unique school has been developed in a mountain desert of India—its mission is to help educate children through sustainable community living.
Macau used to be known as the Portugal of Asia. Now, fewer than 1 percent of households speak Portuguese as their primary language. Can this trend change directions?
At the center of the relationship between the world's two main superpowers are a small agricultural state and its governor-turned-ambassador. The stakes never have been higher for these "old friends."
Three days after Donald Trump tweeted that the U.S. is "locked and loaded" in its nuclear standoff with North Korea, I arrived in Pyongyang to meet the officials responsible for analyzing America.
Where does the transgender—or Khawaja Sara—community stand socially, politically and religiously in Pakistan? Why are they viewed both as bearers of good fortune and as outcasts?
An extraordinary collaboration between U.S. and Chinese nuclear scientists is setting the stage for greater cooperation between the two countries in addressing security threats.
While the U.S. lives through the domestic storms of the Trump presidency, China is moving boldly in Asia, with historic consequences for American friends, from Taiwan to Thailand.
Indian health education practices get a face-lift from Gujarat-based non-governmental and activist organizations tapping into the power of personalized education efforts in slum communities.
Across Africa, the era of U.S. and European hegemony is ending. As China fills the gap, the continent is changing in ways we’re only beginning to understand.
Praveena Somasundaram from Guilford College traveled to southern India to report on gender inequality in education and the difficulties and opportunities women face in the workplace in both urban and rural areas.
What happens to civil society in a country that democratically elects a leader who encourages the summary executions of citizens for drug addiction and the wholesale violation of human rights?
Mathilde Dratwa discusses what attracted her to Rhitu Chatterjee’s reporting on India’s school lunch program and describes the challenges of honoring nuanced reporting in short animations.
Photojournalist Sim Chi Yin discusses her reporting on a family affected by silicosis, an occupational lung disease that affects an estimated 6 million in China, most of them miners.
Journalist Sarah Weiser travels to India to look at how different regions have approached population control and family planning.
Along the banks of the Ganges River in the lap of the Himalayas, Cameron Conaway talks about why he has embarked on his project "Rejuvenating the Ganga."
Reportage illustrator George Butler provides a first-hand impression of how things are developing in Afghanistan—and how life continues despite the uncertainty of the country's situation.
Spike Johnson explores humanitarian themes through documentary photography. His current body of work focuses on the Myanmar Army’s release of its forcibly recruited child soldiers.
Beijing-based photographer Sim Chi Yin discusses her project on the one million migrant workers who live in basements beneath Beijing's skyscrapers and residential blocks.
Roger Thurow reports from India on the necessity of proper healthcare and nutrition during an infant's first 1,000 days.
In a seven-part interactive series for the Des Moines Register, Pulitzer Center grantees Lynn Hicks and Rodney White look at a quiet revolution that is taking place in China.
Journalist Shi Lihong discusses the relationship between Tibetan Buddhism and environmental protection.
A revolution is awakening in Cambodia—with protests led by a monk who is speaking out against the environmental destruction of his country.
Pulitzer grantee Misha Friedman travels to Russia to report on how LGBT communities have been affected by the amendment to Russia's Child Protection law, which effectively criminalized homosexuality.
NatGeo Your Shot features photographs of inspiring women from around the world.
This week: unregulated textile factories across Asia, a Somali migrant profiled, Jon Sawyer and Marvin Kalb dissect Trump and the media.
Your Shot's assignment tasks its community to find the strong women in their life and document them.
This week: the mental health system in India, how religion fuels conflict in the middle east, and peace talks in Afghanistan.
This week: Life for widows around the world, who's bringing peace to Afghanistan, and sanctioned murders in the Philippines.
This week: nuclear power's role in combatting global warming, the hidden lives of migrant workers, and what America gave El Salvador.
Taiwanese sovereignty became news recently, and because of a recent education tour, St. Louis students were well-prepared to discuss the issue.
Winning reporting focused on landslides in Nepal including work supported by the Pulitzer Center and published in Nature.
Walking with Paul Salopek in Uzbekistan, Nick Fahy, the winner of the Out of Eden essay contest, discovers a world without walls.
This week: did economic change contribute to the disappearance of Norse settlements? Discussion of Trump's involvement in the climate agreement, and how refugees cross Europe using their smartphones.
Pulitzer Center grantee honored for reporting on landslide-related reconstruction risks in post-earthquake Nepal.
This week, China's growing isolationism and its global influence, a North Korean film festival, and highlights from our student fellows Washington weekend.
This lesson looks at different countries and their responses to the AIDS epidemic.
This lesson looks at climate change and how some countries are trying to combat it.
This lesson asks students to compare their own school lunch programs to programs in Brazil and India using digital resources and reporting by journalist-grantees Rhitu Chatterjee and Mathilde Dratwa.
This lesson asks students to compare the water crisis facing Flint, Michigan to a water crisis in China. Students use digital resources and practice cooperative learning and writing skills.
This lesson plan asks students to evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of using print and video to inform an audience about organ and tissue donations.
Students are asked to discuss the articles about Zika virus and answer comprehension questions. Students can also engage in extension activities conducting a deeper analysis of Zika media coverage.
This lesson introduces students to journalist Rob Tinworth's The Life Equation project. It explores the debate around how data is used to help decide how money for global healthcare is divided up.
Students will discuss how they use water, predict the impacts of a reduced groundwater supply, investigate articles and video, and create advocacy campaigns in support of groundwater regulations.
This lesson plan examines the effects of rapidly depleting groundwater reserves around the world using photos, video, interactive maps, startling statistics and rich interviews.
In this global affairs lesson plan, students will explore the article Humanitarian Raid and debate the role that large corporations should play in helping to end poverty.
The following humanitarian aid lesson plan asks students to consider the role that the World Bank should be playing in international aid and analyze the author’s purpose for writing the piece.
Students analyze reporting about food waste in DC and South Korea. They then create their own media plans on reporting food waste issues in their communities.