Researchers recently made a forensic breakthrough - one that could potentially change the game in the fight against avian wildlife crime.
Wildlife officials in Zimbabwe plan to export at least 62 baby elephants to raise funding for the country's national parks, where poachers threaten these pachyderms. Though the move has received public outcry from animal activists who want to know what's really going on.
With elephant poaching running rampant in Africa, more and more baby elephants are becoming orphaned, and researchers are just beginning to understand the behavior and social strategies these little ones use to cope in a motherless world.
A new report from the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) has revealed some absolutely shocking statistics about the illegal trade of live and endangered animals on the web, revealing just how bad things have gotten with this difficult-to-track industry.
It has been estimated that there are a mere 3,000 wild tigers left in all the world. Even as conservationists and international officials scramble to see these animals saved, they often overlook one underlying threat. Tiger farming is driving a demand for exotic products that condemns these majestic hunters to a life as glorified livestock.
The illegal ivory trade continues to devastate wild elephant populations across Africa, and it seems now that people from all walks of life, including Chinese basketball superstar Yao Ming, are speaking up.
A new United Nations report recently revealed that the world is doing well to protect valuable environments, with 3.4 percent of the world's oceans currently protected by legislation. However, enforcing protection laws remains a problem for world nations, especially when it comes to protecting fisheries. Now a team of researchers is claiming that they have a few ways to improve things.
Despite promises to stamp out the illegal ivory trade in China, officials accompanying President Xi Jinping during a trip to Tanzania went on an ivory buying spree, according to a report released Thursday, perpetuating the ongoing elephant poaching running rampant throughout Africa.
As the poaching crisis continues, more than 730 rhinos have been killed in South Africa so far this year, fast approaching a deadly record.
New research has revealed that more than 100,000 elephants were killed in the last three years alone, butchered for their ivory tusks.
A Japanese-based Internet company is wanted by several international organizations for selling ivory products, seemingly backing the illegal poaching of African elephants, according to reports.
Some 558 South African rhinos have been killed this year so far from poaching, and even with attempts to save this iconic species, it seems that 2014 may be the deadliest year on record, wildlife officials said Thursday.
A report released by the United Nations (UN) has revealed that environmental crimes such as poaching, exotic animal and plant trade and illegal logging make hundreds of billions of dollars each year. They speculate that the majority of this revenue goes straight into the pockets of terrorists and infamous militia groups around the world.
The animal kingdom lost a beloved friend when poachers in Kenya killed the world famous elephant named Satao solely for his ivory - a "monumental" loss, experts say.