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Animal poaching and smuggling
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 28, 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 ...
June 11, 2016
India's Assam state makes new plans to halt rhino poaching
The newly elected government of the northeast Indian state of Assam has launched plans to crack down on the poaching of the ...
May 30, 2016
Poachers in Zimbabwe use cyanide to kill 5 elephants
Zimbabwean officials say poachers killed five elephants by poisoning them with cyanide. Rangers discovered the carcasses of ...
May 27, 2016
South Sudan: Army major arrested allegedly smuggling ivory
South Sudan authorities arrested an army major and a Chinese oil worker for allegedly trafficking elephant ivory and ...
May 24, 2016
Honduran woman accused of punching a border agent's horse
A Honduran woman arrested in a drug smuggling bust in southern Arizona also is facing an animal cruelty charge for allegedly ...
May 24, 2016
Fatal firefight in Congo park highlights threats to rangers
Shot by elephant poachers, the manager of Congo's Garamba National Park asked a ranger for help to bind his leg with a ...
May 13, 2016
Endangered Sumatran rhino gives birth in Indonesia
A Sumatran rhinoceros has given birth at an Indonesian sanctuary in a success for efforts to save the critically endangered ...
May 11, 2016
South African rhino named Hope gets facial reconstruction
A year ago, a South African rhino survived a horrific attack by poachers who hacked off her horns and part of her face.
April 30, 2016
Kenya burns huge pile of ivory tusks to protest poaching
Kenya's president set fire Saturday to 105 tons of elephant ivory and more than 1 ton of rhino horn, believed to be the ...
April 25, 2016
Capitol Hill Buzz: News media barred from cheetah briefing
Cheated out of a cheetah. The House Foreign Affairs Committee brought a live cheetah to the Capitol on Monday, but news ...