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Animal poaching and smuggling
September 26, 2017
Q&A: 'American Made' director on hustlers and Tom Cruise
Director Doug Liman loves spy stories and antiheroes, but he didn't anticipate having such a personal connection to the ...
September 20, 2017
Ex-Mountie headed to US prison for smuggling narwhal tusks
A retired Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer accused of smuggling narwhal tusks was sentenced Wednesday to five years, two ...
September 18, 2017
Hard to spot: criminals find new ways to smuggle rhino horns
International traffickers have tried many ways to smuggle African rhino horns to Asia, concealing them inside wooden Buddha ...
September 15, 2017
Long-endangered snow leopard upgraded to 'vulnerable' status
The elusive snow leopard — long considered endangered — has been upgraded to "vulnerable," though conservations warned the ...
September 09, 2017
Charges detail extensive poaching ring in Washington, Oregon
An extensive poaching ring is responsible for slaughtering more than 100 black bears, cougars, bobcats, deer and elk in ...
August 31, 2017
More than 100 endangered pangolins seized in Thailand
Thai customs officials have seized more than 100 live pangolins and 450 kilograms (990 pounds) of scales from the endangered ...
August 26, 2017
Few bidders in online sale of South African rhino horn
A rhino breeder in South Africa who held what he called the world's first legal online auction of rhino horns says there were ...
August 25, 2017
Teen tells judge he bought tiger cub on streets of Tijuana
A California teenager who says he bought a Bengal tiger cub on the streets of Tijuana for $300 was arrested when he tried to ...
August 23, 2017
South African rhino breeder starts online auction of horns
A rhino breeder in South Africa has opened an online auction of 264 rhino horns that has raised alarm among leading ...
August 22, 2017
South African rhino breeder readies online auction of horns
An online auction of 264 rhino horns will start Wednesday after a South African court ordered the government to hand over a ...
August 13, 2017
Reward offered to catch Nevada lake invasive fish dumper
Nevada game wardens who spend most of their time hunting down big-game poachers are focusing on a serious threat to nature ...
August 11, 2017
No longer king of the jungle: New fund to aid Africa's lions
Senegal's Niokolo-Koba National Park is home to fewer than 50 lions after years of poaching decimated not only them but also ...
August 07, 2017
As eels grow in value, US government clamps down on poaching
Changes in the worldwide sushi industry have turned live baby American eels into a commodity that can fetch more than $2,000 ...
August 03, 2017
2 tons of seized ivory crushed to protest illegal trade
Trinkets, statues and jewelry crafted from the tusks of at least 100 slaughtered elephants were fed Thursday into a rock ...
July 26, 2017
Man accused of smuggling king cobras in potato chip cans
A man was arrested on federal smuggling charges Tuesday after customs officers intercepted a shipment with three live king ...
July 24, 2017
Chinese national charged with leading ivory smuggling ring
A Chinese national has been arraigned in federal court in Boston on charges he led a conspiracy to illegally smuggle $700,000 ...
July 24, 2017
South Africa moves ahead on domestic trade in rhino horn
South Africa said Monday it is moving ahead with draft regulations for a domestic trade in rhino horn, despite critics' ...
July 21, 2017
Killing of Cecil's son highlights peril facing African lions
First there was Cecil, a Zimbabwean lion whose allegedly illegal killing by an American hunter in 2015 ignited international ...
July 10, 2017
Police patrol for poachers as animals flee flooding in India
Police are patrolling for poachers as rhinoceros, deer and wild buffalo move to higher ground to escape floods devastating ...
July 08, 2017
Thai police say they made progress in ivory trade crackdown
Efforts by Thailand's government to curb sales of ivory have been successful following criticism of widespread trafficking ...