black market

Instagram

Instagram Cheetahs Are Now the Target of International Wildlife Officials

A monumental agreement aims to curb the illegal cheetah trade by monitoring social media.
Sarah Emerson
10.4.16
Thailand

Suspected Slaughterhouse Near Tiger Temple Discovered By Thai Authorities

Days after the bodies of 40 tiger cubs were discovered at Tiger Temple, authorities think they have found the site where tigers were slaughtered and dismembered.
Sarah Emerson
6.7.16
Ebay

Illegal Wildlife Trade Is Thriving on Amazon and eBay

Ecommerce giants Amazon and eBay found guilty of advertising banned invasive species.
Sarah Emerson
5.6.16
Drugs

A Pakistani Startup Is Trying to Banish Fake Prescription Drugs

Counterfeit drugs are laced with tar, paint, and rat poison.
Samar Warsi
4.4.16
Art

Where Do ISIS-Looted Antiquities Go?

Probably someone’s basement. For a long time.
Kathleen Caulderwood
9.30.15
News

Cuba's Black Market Is a Website That Exists Primarily Offline

How do you navigate to a website when you don't have the internet?
Jason Koebler
8.27.15
Modern Medicine

Parasites by Post: The Online Black Market for Therapeutic Worms

Some swear by Helminthic therapy, infesting themselves with parasitic worms to treat autoimmune and inflammatory conditions—except the treatment is far from doctor approved.
Daniel Viola
7.16.15
black market

One of the Poorest Countries in the World Is About to Burn $7.6M Worth of Ivory

Ivory burns may seem symbolic, but they are a useful step towards ending poaching.
Kaleigh Rogers
3.30.15
Features

Meet the Radical Veterinarians Who Want to Dehorn Rhinos Before Poachers Can

Can a small band of veterinarians who lop off rhino horns with chainsaws save the species from poachers?
Maddie Stone
11.13.14
Features

Why California's Best Weed Is Being Smuggled to Colorado and Washington

The grass is always greener somewhere else.
Max Cherney
8.28.14
Food

US Food Aid Is Already Being Sold on Black Market Websites in Ukraine

The US sent 300,000 food rations to the Ukrainian army, some of which are now going for a dollar a meal on the web.
Meghan Neal
4.2.14
Motherboard Blog

The Plan to Cap and Trade Whales

A study suggests that maybe the best way to save the whales is to let some be hunted.
Ben Richmond
1.22.14
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