wildlife trafficking

wildlife trafficking

30 Tons of Pangolin Parts Seized in Historic Trafficking Bust

Malaysian authorities found two warehouses full of the most trafficked mammal in the world.
Sarah Emerson
2.12.19
Cheetah Poaching

Traffickers Are Using Instagram and YouTube as Black Markets for Live Cheetahs

A new report identified more than 900 advertisements for poached cheetahs on social media.
Sarah Emerson
10.23.18
budgie smuggler

85 Dead Songbirds in a Suitcase Show Why Animal Trafficking Is a Major Issue

This is just a snapshot of the wider problem.
Kaleigh Rogers
5.3.17
Facebook

Facebook Is a Black Market For Vietnam’s Wildlife Traffickers

A year-long investigation revealed that Facebook has unwillingly become a safe haven for wildlife smugglers.
Sarah Emerson
11.15.16
WILDLIFE

Pangolins, the World’s Most-Trafficked Mammal, Are Now One of the Most Protected

"The world is standing up for the little guy.”
Kaleigh Rogers
9.28.16
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
Tinder

The Famous Tigers of Tinder Have Been Saved from Their Drugged-Up Hell

The tigers made famous in "Tinder selfies" trend may soon have their freedom.
Sarah Emerson
5.31.16
Art

Do Auctions Have a Poached Ivory Problem?

An antiques dealer pleading guilty to trafficking poached wildlife has reignited a debate.
Kaleigh Rogers
3.11.16
crime

Why Aren’t Illegal Wildlife Traders Using the Dark Web?

Unlike those who trade in narcotics, wildlife trackers are sticking to surface sites like Craigslist.
Louise Matsakis
3.2.16
mexico

The World's Most Endangered Marine Mammal Might Have Just Got a Lifeline

New agreements show increased attention to the plight of the vaquita, but environmental organisations warn that the effort needs to be international.
Victoria Turk
10.15.15
Science

3D-Printed Rhino Horns Are Not the Solution to the Poaching Crisis, Experts Say

Some scientists are skeptical of a plan to flood the market with fake horns.
Kari Paul
7.7.15
South Africa

The Promise of Drones in South Africa's Poaching Crisis

In 2014, 1215 rhinos were killed in South Africa, a massive increase over the 333 poached in 2010.
Crispin Andrews
4.25.15
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