The US is making strides this week to fight against wildlife crime.
Articles tagged "trafficking"
Intel has led to high-level poaching arrests.
It's a smart plan, but is it the panacea some have billed it to be?
These levels of sustained poaching constitute the tigers' most existential threat.
High demand and growing poaching rates are likely to push rhinos to the brink again.
A new anti-poaching panel and the decision to crush America's ivory are great steps.
The seizure was Hong Kong's fourth big bust this year.
What happens in a year, or five years, after thousands of pounds of horn has legitimized demand but the auction funds go away?
It's a positive sign that the wildlife trade is becoming more and more of an international concern.
Nepal has become a model country for conservation and anti-poaching efforts.
The bust included 14 exceedingly rare white lions.
It's a small victory for elephants even as poaching continues to threaten their thinning herds.
As drones hit the sky in countries such as Nepal, Mozambique, and South Africa, experts are wondering: Will it matter?
The obfuscation of the law created by legal hunting is make the trade even harder to stop than any organized smuggling already is.
Replacing the terror war with the drug war is going to be a rather difficult task.
Alldridge also notes that the Wildlife Crime Unit is "aware" of trade going on in the dark web.
In the midst of all that, the US Fish and Wildlife Service recently issued its first permit in 33 years to bring a rhino trophy back into the United States.
In every corner of the world, people are poaching, stealing, selling and buying protected species.
It serves as yet another reminder that the trafficking game affects far more than just the charismatic we hear (and write) most about.
This story is phenomenally face palm-worthy, but its absurdity just stands to highlight the pervasiveness of the illegal wildlife trade.
Cheers to Nepal's dedicated citizens who have given its rare species hope.
Hopefully Japan's trend towards getting serious about taking care of endangered species will continue.
Sumatran rhinos are in rough shape, and they're going to need a lot of help to survive and thrive.