The bust included 14 exceedingly rare white lions.
Articles tagged "wildlife"
Militant groups like the Lord's Resistance Army are funding their insurgencies through the slaughter of elephants.
Hunters will kill up to 70 badgers a day to preserve that other fleeting species, the British farmer.
It's a rare treat to see them in the wild.
It's a small victory for elephants even as poaching continues to threaten their thinning herds.
The thing is, you probably are a shitty dancer.
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.
What's next, dynamiting the endangered spoon-billed sandpiper because Americans made beautiful videos about them?
Scientists have finally found a better use for a bird's feather than sticking it in your cap.
The leopard was Taiwan's top predator, and as such habitat loss (and the resulting prey depletion) was likely a large factor in its demise.
Alldridge also notes that the Wildlife Crime Unit is "aware" of trade going on in the dark web.
Anthrax outbreaks can be extremely costly for conservationists and wildlife managers.
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.
Unfortunately for C. speratus, curling into a ball isn't going to protect it from its most existential threat.
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.
This is one of the most fascinating interactions we've seen.
The fish in question happens to be less than two centimeters long and is almost completely clear.