Born Free USA, a global leader in animal welfare and wildlife conservation, commends Virginia Senator Adam Ebbin (D-30) for introducing S.B. 1215, which seeks to eliminate the trade in ivory and rhinoceros horn in the state of Virginia.
A New Jersey man accused of smuggling tusks from protected narwhals into the United States was sentenced Monday to nearly three years in prison for conspiracy, smuggling and money laundering. Andrew Zarauskas, 61, of Union, New Jersey, was accused of buying more than 30 tusks over nearly...
Flaunting of images of hunted wildlife and wildlife trophies in social media sites may land one in trouble.
Taking note of instances of some social media users flaunting pictures of wildlife articles and trophies, the Wildlife Crime Control Bureau (WCCB) has decided to discourage the trend as it fears it would encourage hunting and promote illegal wildlife trade....
Deaths due to electric fencing aiding poachers - Shocking fact: Court observed poaching has been resorted by drawing lines from the high tension power lines running over wildlife sanctuaries to electrocute wildlife
WAT PHA LUANG TA BUA — better known among travelers as “Tiger Temple” — is probably the most controversial temple in Southeast Asia.
You’ve probably seen pictures of people posing next to a majestic tiger, bravely holding up a tiger’s tail and grinning proudly, or perhaps even shoving a baby bottle filled with formula down a tiger cub’s mouth. Obviously great shots for Facebook.
However, I’m here to tell you those photos come at a steep price. In August of 2013, I volunteered to work at Tiger Temple for 30 days. I left after 18.
ELIZABETH, N.J. -- The short drive between the Fish and Wildlife Service office at the seaport here to New York City is a gritty maze of snarled highways, railroad tracks and airstrips. Business comes first here. Nature is an afterthought -- except for FWS officers. While African savannas and Amazon swamps are a world away, the nation's third-largest port is the front line of the agency's crusade against the $20-billion-and-growing illegal wildlife trade.
SINGAPORE - Cases of illegal poaching in Singapore's parks and nature reserves appear to be on the rise, with the National Parks Board (NParks) handing out 273 notices of offences for it in 2014, up from just 106 notices in 2012.
Mombasa, Kenya---A court in Kenya on Friday denied bail to a suspected ivory trafficking ringleader, after the prosecution argued his release would be a major blow to the fight against rampant poaching..
About 20 years ago, the country's zoological gardens and parks ranked among the best in the Africa continent...
With inadequate funding, a family of four lions that should feed on a fat ram once a day are being fed on two kilograms of beef in a zoo. The result, as expected, had been gradual starvation and finally, death to such carnivores.
The managements of the parks have not been able to replace some of the aging and dead animals, leading to empty cages in many zoological gardens across the country....
YANGON (DPA) - The illegal trade in tiger and other wild cat parts from Myanmar into China has grown, a survey said Monday, while the same trade into Thailand has diminished.In Tachilek on the Myanmar-Thailand border, shops selling wild cat parts including tiger and leopard skins and skulls, fell from 35 in2000, to just six in 2013, UK-based wildlife NGO Traffic said in apress release.
"However in Mong La, at the China border, such shops more than trebled from six in 2006, to 21 in 2014. Mong La caters almost entirely to customers from China," Traffic said....
A poacher fishing vessel, known to regularly change names and countries of registration to try to confuse authorities, is being pursued across wild Antarctic seas by the environment group Sea Shepherd.