Latest Poaching Stories
Humans play a far greater role in the fate of African elephants than habitat, and human conflict in particular has a devastating impact on these largest terrestrial animals.
Rhino poaching in South Africa averages more than one per day, surpassing 2010 record. Washington, DC (PRWEB) November 02, 2011 More rhinos have been
LOS ALTOS, Calif., July 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Wildlife Conservation Network (WCN) today announced that its Kenya-based elephant conservation partner, Save the Elephants (STE), endorses the decision by the Kenya Wildlife Service to publicly set fire to five tons of confiscated tusks and processed ivory, which were seized in Singapore in 2002.
South Africa, home to the worldâ€™s largest rhinoceros population, lost nearly 200 of the magnificent beasts in the first half of 2011.
Sumatran tigers are Critically Endangered, with as few as 400 left in the wild Washington, DC (Vocus/PRWEB) March 14, 2011 A suspected tiger smuggler has been arrested in Sumatra, Indonesia, following a three-day operation by the Natural Resource Conservation Agency (BKSDA) in Riau and West Sumatra provinces, with support from World Wildlife Fund-Indonesiaâ€™s (WWF) Tiger Protection Units.
The elephant population in Kenyaâ€™s expansive Kenyaâ€™s Tsavo National Park, in the south of the country, rose to 12,572 from 11,696 three years ago according to the preliminary results of a census released Saturday.
A fisheries watchdog said on Monday that Russia has resumed sturgeon caviar exports to the European Union (EU) after a nine-year ban.
Twenty-one rhinos in South Africa have been killed so far this year despite measures adopted to halt the surge of poaching after a record number of rhinos were killed in 2010.
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