Japan turtle finds haven in Taiwan

Apr 9, 2014

Japan turtle finds haven in Taiwan

by Ko Shu-Ling

In late January, Cheng I-Jiunn, a marine biology professor at the National Taiwan Ocean University, got a call telling him a green sea turtle incidentally captured in the northeastern part of the island desperately needed medical attention. A titanium tag installed on the turtle ...

World faces rhino horn dilemma

Mar 24, 2013

World faces rhino horn dilemma

by Hugh Paxton

Wildlife parts are valuable. A general rule of thumb is that the bigger the beast, the bigger the price. You don't get much bigger than a white rhino (3,000 kg). It is the largest grazing (i.e., purely grass-eating) animal that has ever lived. Its ...