Jun 19, 2015

Hundreds arrested in global crackdown on wildlife contraband

A global crackdown on wildlife trafficking has netted “huge” amounts of whale bones, rhino horn, ivory and other contraband, leading to hundreds of arrests, European and Asian authorities announced Thursday. Operation Cobra III saw police in 62 countries swoop on suspected wildlife smugglers between ...

May 30, 2015

Rare antelopes mysteriously dying en masse in Kazakhstan

The sudden deaths of tens of thousands of endangered antelopes in ex-Soviet Kazakhstan over the past two weeks have left scientists scrambling for answers and conservationists worried about the animal’s future. Over 120,000 rare saiga antelopes — more than a third of the total ...

May 14, 2015

10 Chinese arrested for killing giant panda, selling parts

Police in southwestern China arrested 10 people for killing a female wild giant panda and buying and selling its parts, state media said Wednesday. The giant panda is an endangered species that tops China’s list of protected animals. Poaching them is rare, but panda ...