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Animal poaching and smuggling
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 ...
February 04, 2016
South African rangers seek to track rhinos in wildlife park
A heavily pregnant rhino lay in the scrub in a South African wildlife park, sedated by rangers who attached a tracking device ...
January 31, 2016
British pilot killed by poachers in Tanzania; 3 arrested
Elephant poachers in Tanzania fired on a helicopter on an anti-poaching mission and killed the British pilot, and authorities ...
January 29, 2016
In South Africa, top US official sees poached rhino
A top U.S. official on Friday witnessed the ugly results of a rhino-poaching epidemic in South Africa and denounced the ...
January 26, 2016
Colombia president calls for probe into hunting of rare bear
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos is asking police to investigate the illegal hunting death of an endangered bear.
January 22, 2016
Finland to start 2nd govt-sanctioned trial wolf hunt
Beginning Saturday, Finland is holding a second government-sanctioned trial wolf hunt in what authorities say is an attempt ...
January 21, 2016
South Africa reports small drop in number of killed rhinos
South Africa on Thursday reported a slight drop in the annual number of killed rhinos, but conservationists said rhino ...
January 21, 2016
South African court rules in favor of local rhino horn trade
A South African court has dismissed a government effort to preserve a ban on the domestic trade in rhino horn, prompting ...
January 20, 2016
Zimbabwe: Rangers in shootout with elephant poachers
Zimbabwe's wildlife authorities say rangers recovered 22 elephant tusks after a shootout with nearly a dozen suspected ...
January 15, 2016
South African ranger killed by colleague as buffalo charges
A South African wildlife ranger was accidentally killed by a colleague who opened fire after they were charged by a buffalo ...
January 07, 2016
Adventure show hosts pleads guilty in illegal hunting case
A former beauty queen who hosted an adventure TV show has pleaded guilty to killing an Alaska grizzly bear without a state ...
January 02, 2016
South African group reports slight drop in rhino poaching
The number of rhinos poached in South Africa in 2015 was slightly lower than in the previous year, representing modest ...
December 11, 2015
Rare elephant species found in war-torn South Sudan
A critically endangered elephant species has been photographed by researchers for the first time in South Sudan, ...
December 10, 2015
California couple indicted in sea turtle egg smuggling case
Federal officials say a Southern California couple has been arrested on suspicion of smuggling more than 900 endangered and ...
December 09, 2015
Report shows Japan loopholes aid illicit trade in ivory
An undercover investigation by an environmental group has found loopholes and weaknesses that it says make Japan a weak link ...