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Animal poaching and smuggling
April 17, 2016
Amber Heard avoids jail in Australian dog smuggling spat
Actor Johnny Depp's wife Amber Heard pleaded guilty Monday to providing a false immigration document when the couple brought ...
April 12, 2016
Canadian turtle smuggler receives nearly 5 years in prison
A Canadian man who repeatedly entered Michigan to buy and ship thousands of turtles to his native China only to be caught ...
April 12, 2016
British royal couple goes on northeast India safari
After a night of traditional music and dance, The Duke and the Duchess of Cambridge, headed out in a jeep Wednesday morning ...
April 11, 2016
Zimbabwe: Rhino featured on TV killed after poacher shooting
Zimbabwe veterinary surgeons have been forced to put down a rhino that was featured on a television series, days after it was ...
April 10, 2016
World's wild tiger count rising for first time in
The world's count of wild tigers roaming forests from Russia to Vietnam has gone up for the first time in more than a ...
April 06, 2016
Rare Sumatran rhinoceros, captured on Borneo, dies
A rare Sumatran rhinoceros has died just a month after being captured by Indonesian conservation experts on Borneo, where ...
April 06, 2016
Cambodia to repopulate forests with tigers from abroad
Cambodia has unveiled a plan to reintroduce tigers from abroad into the dry forests of the country, where the big cat has ...
April 04, 2016
Kenya set to burn 106 tons of ivory and rhino horn
Kenyan wildlife authorities Monday started moving at least 105 tons of ivory and 1 ton of rhino horn in preparation for the ...
April 02, 2016
Parrot species in US cities may rival that in native Mexico
U.S. researchers are launching studies on Mexico's red-crowned parrot — a species that has been adapting so well to living ...
March 27, 2016
Hawaii lawmakers look to ban ivory
Cheryl Konrad has spent the last 35 years educating visitors to her Lahaina, Hawaii, store about the centuries-old history ...
March 26, 2016
South Africa: Poachers kill 2 rhinos; 2 calves orphaned
A spokeswoman for a South African wildlife park said poachers have killed two white rhino cows and seriously injured a bull.
March 10, 2016
Hawaii gift store owner admits ivory, coral smuggling
The owner of a Hawaii jewelry and gift retail business pleaded guilty Thursday to a federal conspiracy charge, admitting he ...
March 09, 2016
California man guilty of smuggling $1M in ivory, rhino horn
A Beverly Hills gallery and auction house official has pleaded guilty to smuggling an estimated $1 million worth of items ...
March 03, 2016
Group: Wildlife poaching on the rise in South Sudan
South Sudan's wildlife and other natural resources are being threatened by an alarming expansion of illegal exploitation and ...
February 26, 2016
Capitol Hill Buzz: Senator charged by elephant in Africa
Republicans like to tout the elephant as their party symbol, but as Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake recently found out, the animals ...
February 25, 2016
Canadian man fined for smuggling turtles in his pants
A Canadian man caught smuggling nearly 40 turtles in his pants has been fined $3,500 Canadian (US$2,578) and placed on ...
February 23, 2016
In South Africa, drones used to battle rhino poaching
In hills where Zulu royalty once hunted wildlife, South African conservationists now scan live video from a thermal-imaging ...
February 13, 2016
Major ivory network dismantled in Congo, wildlife group says
Authorities in Congo have dismantled a major ivory network, arresting three traffickers in a blow to poaching operations that ...
February 12, 2016
Ex-hunting TV show host sentenced in poaching case
A former host of a cable TV hunting show has been sentenced to 16 months in prison for his role in a poaching operation on ...
February 06, 2016
5 arrested in killing of British pilot in Tanzania
A total of five people have been arrested for the shooting death of a British pilot who was flying a helicopter on an ...