French customs seizes 115 live scorpions

2015-10-01 18:38

French customs have seized 115 live scorpions headed from Cameroon to US, perhaps for Internet sale.

Injured Zim elephants taken to new home

2015-07-13 07:51

Three young elephants initially captured in western Zimbabwe for export to China have been taken to an elephant orphanage in Harare, a wildlife group says.

South Africa to host 2016 CITES talks

2015-06-22 22:13

South Africa will host the 2016 meeting of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora.

Thailand makes 'biggest seizure' of ivory tusks worth $6m

2015-04-20 13:22

Thai customs officials have seized four tons of ivory worth $6m, authorities say, in what the department called the largest bust of its kind in Thailand's history.

SA scores as EU plugs hunting loophole

2015-02-04 23:29

The EU has closed a major loophole exploited by criminal gangs trafficking in high-value hunting trophies that carry tusks and horns, especially illegal rhino horn from South Africa.

Zimbabwe exports elephants in population curb

2014-12-25 07:51

Wildlife authorities in Zimbabwe has announced plans to export at least 62 elephants to top up scant state funding and curb a ballooning pachyderm population.

25% of ivory sold in China is illegal

2014-12-09 13:27

About a quarter of elephant ivory sold in retail outlets in Beijing and Shanghai is illegal, a report issued by two charities says.

Chinese officials 'went on illegal ivory buying sprees'

2014-11-06 08:49

Chinese diplomatic and military staff went on buying sprees for illegal ivory while on official visits to Tanzania, sending prices soaring, an environmental activist group says.

New curbs on threatened shark trade

2014-09-11 17:48

Seven threatened species of shark and ray are to get greater protection, as a historic agreement aimed at safeguarding the world's oldest predator takes effect.

Elephant killings in Africa outpace births: study

2014-08-18 23:33

More elephants in Africa are being killed by poachers than are born each year, and the problem may be worse than previously understood, according to the most detailed assessment yet.


Cat out of the bag: Trophy hunting fuels Asian lion bone trade

2015-08-13 14:34

In the first full research report of its kind, the trophy hunting industry in South Africa has been exposed as the main source of the lion bone trade.

Breeders want ban on rhino horn trade lifted

2015-06-23 22:02

Legal trade in rhino horn could stem poaching breeders say.

Airlines sign pledge to protect wildlife

2015-06-09 12:03

The International Air Transport Association and wildlife body Cites have signed an agreement providing a formal framework to stop the scourge of illegal trade in wildlife.

Elephant poaching severe - experts

2015-03-24 05:00

At a Botswana meeting, conservationists are warning that poaching of African elephants remains severe.

Zimbabwe to sell elephants

2015-01-16 17:14

Zimbabwe says it is cash-strapped and will export elephants for funds despite objections.

Illegal wild cat trade thriving in China

2014-12-22 17:22

The illegal trade in tiger and other wild cat parts from Myanmar into China has grown, a survey says, while the same trade into Thailand has diminished.

Legalising rhino horn trade may 'pull the rug out from under crime syndicates'

2014-11-13 12:52

Legalising rhino poaching may pull the rug out from under crime syndicates by forcing down the price of rhino horn and removing the incentive to poach, say environmentalists.

Interpol makes illegal ivory trafficking a priority

2014-10-08 08:22

International police organisation Interpol has announced it would establish a team to target ivory trafficking and more generally, environmental crime, in Africa.

Mozambique cracks ivory poaching ring

2014-09-10 15:55

Wildlife campaigners in Mozambique say police have cracked an ivory poaching ring believed to be responsible for the deaths of at least 39 elephants.

Indian poachers threaten lesser-known animals

2014-08-18 09:44

Indian wildlife poachers have begun to think smaller. And activists say the country's lesser-known species are vanishing from the wild as a result.

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