Thailand Urged to End Ivory Trade

January 15, 2013, 12:30 pm

The World Wildlife Fund has called on Thailand to ban the ivory trade, saying that it fuels the slaughter of elephants in Africa as well as domestically.

Manhunt for Kenyan Poachers Who Killed Family of Elephants

January 8, 2013, 12:24 pm

Kenyan rangers are on a manhunt for poachers who killed a family of 11 elephants in one of the country’s national parks over the weekend.

Rhinos ‘Hanging by a Thread:’ Vietnam and South Africa Sign Poaching Agreement

December 10, 2012, 2:38 pm

South Africa and Vietnam signed an agreement to help curb the killings of rhino’s for their horns, which are used in traditional Asian medicine.

The Rise of Wildlife Trafficking

December 7, 2012, 2:31 am

World Wildlife Conservation Day marks an increase in wildlife trafficking raising health and security concerns. The U.S. State Department has initiated a pledge to raise [...]

South Africa to Use Aircraft to Protect Rhinos

December 4, 2012, 4:11 pm

South Africa said Tuesday that it would use a state-of-the-art surveillance aircraft to monitor its rhino population in an attempt to curb rampant poaching.

Record Number of S. African Rhinos Killed This Year

October 18, 2012, 3:00 am

Rhino poaching is on the rise in South Africa. Demand for rhino horns in Asia drives poachers as the government remains too lax, says WWF.

Poachers Kill Tiger in Indian Zoo

September 26, 2012, 2:24 pm

Indian police are searching for the poachers who broke into a zoo in the northeastern part of the country who were responsible for the brutal killing of a female tiger.

Asian Countries Driving Rhino, Elephant Poaching

July 24, 2012, 1:31 am

Asian countries are fueling demand for rhinocero horns, elephant tusks, and tiger parts, conservation group World Wildlife Fund (WWF) said in a report Tuesday.

Philippine Farmer Fined for Killing Rare Eagle

May 24, 2012, 3:55 pm

A Philippine court fined a man around $2,300 for shooting and eating one of the rarest eagles in the world, according to media reports.

India to Allow Forest Guards to Shoot Poachers

May 24, 2012, 1:52 pm

A western Indian state said it will allow forest guards to shoot on sight poachers and hunters of tigers, elephants, and other exotic animals, it was reported. Patangrao Kadam, the country’s forest minister, said all forest divisions in  are allowing [...]

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