Environment: The Battle in the Bush

Bill Woodley killed his first elephant at 16. By 19 he had shot 150 tuskers and lived as a professional ivory hunter. Today, at 60, he is the elephant's staunchest protector, leading the desperate war against poachers in Kenya's Tsavo National Park. "They say once an elephant hunter, always an elephant hunter," says Woodley. "But I've spent the past 41 years hunting poachers." The difference, he observes wryly, is that "poachers shoot back."

Tsavo, the country's largest wildlife reserve, was once the grandest elephant sanctuary in Kenya. Now it is a case study of what has gone wrong -- and how...

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