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Animal poaching and smuggling
September 29, 2015
Elephants, crocodiles kill 7 people at Malawi park
Beware of the wildlife. Elephants and crocodiles have killed seven people in separate incidents over a seven-week period in ...
September 28, 2015
Female anti-poaching unit in South Africa gets UN award
A mostly female anti-poaching unit from South Africa has won a top environmental award at the United Nations. Dressed in ...
September 25, 2015
South Africa disputes number of poacher deaths in park
South Africa on Friday disputed a reported assertion that rangers in Kruger National Park have killed nearly 500 suspected ...
September 24, 2015
New report debunks link between al-Shabab and ivory trade
There is little evidence to suggest al-Shabab extremists are heavily involved in the illegal ivory trade, contrary to some ...
September 23, 2015
Wildlife park in Rwanda recovers 2 decades after genocide
After Rwanda's 1994 genocide, returning refugees swept into the country's biggest national park with herds of cattle and ...
September 18, 2015
In Rwanda, dogs and handlers train to track poachers
One dog being trained to track poachers in a Rwandan national park is nicknamed "Machine" because of his reputed stamina on ...
September 16, 2015
Cable channel suspends hunting show amid poaching charges
A cable television network suspended a hunting show after the program's host and nine others involved in the production were ...
September 15, 2015
Rwanda: Tourists marvel at gorillas whose numbers are rising
Deep in Rwanda's steep-sloped forest, the mountain gorillas look both endearing and intimidating. A tourist might feel ...
September 15, 2015
Zimbabwean accused in Cecil the lion case faces new charge
A professional hunter in Zimbabwe who helped an American dentist kill a well-known lion named Cecil has now been arrested for ...
September 14, 2015
Hunting show host charged with poaching in Alaska
The host of the Sportsman Channel hunting show "The Syndicate" was charged Monday with two felonies related to poaching in ...
September 12, 2015
Kenyan capital's park is under pressure as a nation expands
In Nairobi National Park, lions, rhinos and other animals roam just six miles (10 kilometers) from downtown Nairobi, but the ...
September 05, 2015
Rwanda names 24 baby mountain gorillas in annual tradition
Youths wearing gorilla costumes and rubber boots grunted and scampered in front of Rwanda's president on Saturday during the ...
August 31, 2015
Egypt starts dig on Gaza border to stop smuggling tunnels
Egyptian military bulldozers are digging through the sand along Egypt's border with the Gaza Strip in recent days, pressing ...
August 25, 2015
Ohio zoo sending endangered rhino to Indonesia to mate
An Ohio zoo that has the last Sumatran rhino in the United States announced plans Tuesday to send him to Southeast Asia on ...
August 21, 2015
Suspected ivory smuggler released on bond by Kenyan court
A Kenyan court released the suspected leader of an ivory trafficking ring on bail Friday, causing an uproar among ...
August 14, 2015
South African vet tries novel treatment for injured rhino
Veterinarians in South Africa have treated an injured rhino whose face was mutilated by poachers last week by fitting it with ...
August 12, 2015
South Africa counts carcasses as rhino poaching surges
Poachers have killed record numbers of rhinos in South Africa in recent years, but some conservationists believe the toll ...
August 11, 2015
Killing of lion spurs Zimbabwe to boost wildlife protection
No fence separates Hwange National Park from the outside world. When Cecil the lion was lured onto an adjacent farm in an ...
August 09, 2015
Bangladesh police kill 6 alleged tiger poachers in gunfight
Police on Sunday killed six suspected tiger poachers in the world's largest mangrove forest in southwestern Bangladesh, home ...
August 09, 2015
Correction: Africa-The Hunters story
In a story Aug. 3 about big game hunting in Africa, The Associated Press reported erroneously that water buffalo is one of ...