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Animal poaching and smuggling
May 20, 2017
Charges shed light on sea cucumber smuggling at US border
Charges against a father-son partnership for allegedly smuggling more than $17 million worth of sea cucumbers to the United ...
May 18, 2017
Indonesia arrests Japanese man in reptile smuggling
Indonesian authorities have arrested a Japanese man who conservationists say is a major player in the illegal wildlife trade ...
May 15, 2017
Malaysia seizes 330 exotic tortoises from Madagascar
Malaysian authorities said Monday that they have seized 330 exotic tortoises from Madagascar worth 1.2 million ringgit ...
May 01, 2017
Illegal hunters kill 2 Liberia forestry staff after arrests
A mob of people killed two forestry staffers who had arrested about 20 people for hunting illegally in Liberia's Sarpo ...
April 23, 2017
Hillary Clinton makes surprise appearance at Tribeca Fest
The premiere of a virtual reality short by Oscar-winning director Kathryn Bigelow was already a high-profile event at the ...
April 22, 2017
Reese Witherspoon speaks out against elephant poaching
Sparkly, exquisite diamonds were the draw but Reese Witherspoon's thoughts were with something much larger — elephants.
April 10, 2017
Malaysia seizes 18 rhino horns from Mozambique
Malaysian authorities said Monday that they have seized 18 rhino horns believed to have been smuggled into the country from ...
April 09, 2017
Poachers kill rare one-horned rhino in southern Nepal forest
Authorities are searching for poachers who killed a rare one-horned rhinoceros over the weekend in the forests of southern ...
March 29, 2017
Chinese demand for elephant ivory drops, new report says
The price of ivory in China has dropped sharply as the country plans to end the legal trade in ivory later this year, a ...
March 28, 2017
Thai jungle seen as breeding ground for Indochinese tigers
Conservationists say they have evidence that the critically endangered Indochinese tiger is breeding in a Thai jungle, giving ...
March 14, 2017
2 fined nearly $31,000 for poaching elk on TV hunting show
Two Kentucky men who appeared on a cable television hunting show have been fined nearly $31,000 and have lost their hunting ...
March 12, 2017
Despite poaching, South Africa plans for rhino horn trade
South Africa's government is moving ahead with plans to allow a domestic trade and limited export of rhino horns, alarming ...
March 07, 2017
Rhinoceros shot, killed for horn at French wildlife park
A zoo director says a 5-year-old rhinoceros at the wildlife park he runs near Paris has been shot three times in the head by ...
February 27, 2017
South Africa reports drop in rhinos killed by poachers
South Africa says poachers killed 1,054 rhinos in the country last year, a 10.3 percent drop from 2015. The environmental ...
January 27, 2017
Trump voters thrilled with promised action on border wall
President Donald Trump's announcement that he is taking steps toward building a U.S.-Mexico border wall was welcome news for ...
January 18, 2017
Indian court acquits actor Salman Khan of using illegal arms
Top Bollywood star Salman Khan was acquitted by a court on Wednesday on a charge of using unlicensed weapons while hunting ...
January 05, 2017
Swiss wade into complaint against WWF over tribe's rights
Swiss authorities have taken the highly unusual step of wading into a dispute between international advocacy groups, agreeing ...
December 31, 2016
China says it will shut down ivory trade by end of 2017
China says it plans to shut down its ivory trade by the end of 2017 in a move designed to curb the mass slaughter of African ...