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Animal poaching and smuggling
September 26, 2016
Some elephants learning to avoid dangerous areas: Expert
Some African elephant herds are adapting to the danger of poaching by moving out of risky areas, according to one ...
September 26, 2016
Poachers target rare bird's 'ivory' beak in Southeast Asia
Some call it "ivory on wings," part of the bill of a critically endangered bird in Southeast Asia that is sought by poachers ...
September 24, 2016
Global efforts against ivory traffickers still falling short
Poaching syndicates shipped large amounts of African elephant ivory last year despite global calls to dismantle the ...
September 22, 2016
Chainsaws in hand, some de-horn rhinos to stop poaching
Eager to stop wildlife poaching, some in Africa are taking the drastic step of de-horning rhinos before the illegal hunters ...
September 21, 2016
Congress sends bill on wildlife trafficking to White House
Congress gave final legislative approval Wednesday to a bill boosting efforts to combat illegal wildlife poaching and ...
September 21, 2016
Africa divided over ivory trade, as some states want to sell
Villagers and elephants are competing for scarce water in a remote part of Namibia, one of a minority of African nations that ...
September 16, 2016
Senate passes bill to combat wildlife trafficking
The Senate has approved a bill to boost efforts to combat illegal wildlife poaching and trafficking, a growing problem ...
September 14, 2016
South African park kills 350 hippos, buffalos amid drought
Rangers in South Africa's biggest wildlife park are killing about 350 hippos and buffalos in an attempt to relieve the impact ...
September 11, 2016
South Africa reports drop in rhino poaching in biggest park
Protection efforts in South Africa's biggest wildlife park have reduced rhino poaching there, though poaching syndicates may ...
September 08, 2016
Zoo burns $1M in rhino items in 1st US bonfire of its kind
The San Diego Zoo burned items containing rhinoceros horn with an estimated black market value of $1 million in a symbolic ...
September 05, 2016
Giant panda is no longer endangered, experts say
A leading international group has taken the giant panda off its endangered list thanks to decades of conservation efforts, ...
August 31, 2016
Africa's elephants rapidly declining as poaching thrives
The number of savanna elephants in Africa is rapidly declining and the animals are in danger of being wiped out as ...
August 12, 2016
South Africans protest over killing of suspected poacher
The shooting of a suspected poacher by rangers in South Africa's biggest wildlife park set off protests by villagers living ...
July 25, 2016
Bollywood star Salman Khan acquitted in 1998 poaching case
Bollywood star Salman Khan was acquitted of shooting and killing three endangered animals nearly two decades ago in a verdict ...
July 22, 2016
Kenyan court convicts man of ivory trafficking
A court in Kenya's coastal city of Mombasa has convicted a man accused of leading an ivory smuggling ring. Kenyan Feisal ...
July 19, 2016
500 elephants find new home in massive African relocation
Half a dozen African elephants lay strewn on a riverside plain in Malawi, immobilized by darts fired from a helicopter in a ...
July 12, 2016
US wildlife workers plead guilty to poaching-related charges
Two U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service employees pleaded guilty to poaching-related charges in the killing of a trophy-class bull ...
June 30, 2016
Plight of African lions persists 1 year after Cecil killing
Some call it the Cecil the lion effect. A year ago, an American killed a lion in Zimbabwe in what authorities said was an ...
June 27, 2016
Hawaii gift store owner gets 6 months for wildlife smuggling
The owner of a Hawaii jewelry and gift retail business was sentenced Monday to six months in federal prison for smuggling ...
June 20, 2016
Conservationists plan to relocate 500 elephants in Malawi
Next month, wildlife experts in Malawi will start moving up to 500 elephants to a sanctuary that they hope could eventually ...