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Articles from 2017
About $8 Million of Elephant Ivory Destroyed in Central Park
Two tons of elephant ivory crushed in central park
Ivory crush in New York’s Central Park
United States: Nearly 2 tons of seized ivory to be crushed in Central Park (alternative link)
Malaysia Makes its Eighth African Pangolin Scale and Ivory Seizure for 2017
Zimbabwe army officer arrested for trying to sell ivory: report – Four elephant tusks worth almost $3,000.
Zimbabwean man jailed 9 years for selling python skin belt for $2 000: report
In Nepal, the rhino evokes national pride
Over 1,000 people killed in India as human and wildlife habitats collide
World Ranger Day
Saving the world’s wildlife is not just ‘a white person thing’
Over one thousand rangers mark World Ranger Day
Jane Goodall stands with one thousand rangers to mark world ranger day
South Africa: New Move to Support Game Rangers At Risk
Zambia arrests 3 Chinese for rhino horn trafficking
Going Undercover With Africa’s Premier Anti-Poaching Unit: Busting open the black-market ivory trade in Malawi and Zambia
Zambia arrests 3 Chinese for rhino horn trafficking
Asia’s tigers face devastating snaring crisis
TRAFFIC initiative in India warns against buying illegal wildlife products
Poachers Caught, Ivory From Four Dead Elephants Confiscated
Thoughts On Tiger Conservation In India
Elephant Country Blog 5: Behind the Scenes at Mushara
Kruger National Park security official nabbed with illegal ammo and stolen ranger uniforms – Senior official was linked to known rhino poaching syndicate.
From schools to temples: winning hearts and minds to end bear bile farming in Vietnam
“We can make a difference,” says Vietnamese Youth
U.S. Gives N$23 Million ($1.7 Million) to Fight Wildlife Trafficking
Meet Singye Wangmo, tiger protector
East African Poaching Syndicate Kingpin Mateso Albana Kasian Arrested in Mozambique
No Bail for Alleged Airport Rhino Horn Smuggler
Minister Edna Molewa Welcomes Arrest of Rhino Horn Smuggler At or Tambo International Airport
Woman arrested with 20kg of rhino horn at OR Tambo
Sumatran rhino horn, pangolin parts seized in Aceh wildlife trafficking bust
New report shows US “baseline” ivory market
Namibia: Travel Agents Find Joy in Helping SRT to Protect Desert Rhinos
Zimbabwe: Pangolin Owner in Moza – Nyanhongo (alternative link)
South Africa Heads for 1,000 Rhino Killings for the Fifth Year in a Row
South Africa: Cop allegedly linked to rhino poaching killed in KZN shootout
Malawi Relocating 500 Elephants
Zimbabwe: ‘Poacher kills’ over 100 elephants
Nepal’s Rhino Numbers Rise Thanks to National and Local Commitment
Zimbabwe Deploys 150 Rangers, Police After Latest Cyanide Killings in National Park
United States Court Orders South Africa Poacher to Hand Over R479 Million – Arnold Bengis told to forfeit $37 million.
Wild elephants re-appear in Quang Nam Province
Vietnam commits to better bear preservation – AnimalsAsia’s Memorandum of Understanding signed by government.
Namibia: N$1 Million Fine for Possessing Lion Bones – Up to N$1 million or a 10-year sentence.
House of horrors: inside the US wildlife repository – photo essay
A Mausoleum for Endangered Species
India: Mohan’s Ivory Seized In Covert Operation
DR Congo Park Authorities: Rangers Were Not Killed in Rescue
DR Congo rangers killed in raid to free US journalist
Five Congo rangers killed in joint army operation to rescue U.S. journalist
Conservationists Demand Tougher Enforcement Against Ivory Gangs
Why Kill a Snow Leopard Conservation Ranger? Energy Sprawl and Land-Use Confict
Illegal trade in rhino horn thriving in China, NGO investigation reveals
Investigation unit captures notorious Zambian poachers
Hunted down! Dramatic moment a notorious gang of ivory poachers are caught in an undercover sting in Zambia
Chinese Overfishing Threatens West African Economies
DR Congo: Ranger Dudunyabo Machongani Célestin Killed in the Line of Duty – Killed by Mai-Mai rebels
American Journalist and 3 Guards Missing in Congo
Tigers threatened by reckless profiteering in lion bones
A bear bile farm has finally taken Sophie’s sight – but not her life
Sri Lankan Navy Saves Wild Elephant Found in Ocean 10 Miles Off Coast
India: Maharashtra FD & Wildlife SOS Conduct Leopard Awareness Program & Plantation Drive
Man caught with rhino horn at Hong Kong International Airport
India: Sloth Bear With Cubs Trapped In Deep Well Rescued
Mission Possible Malawi – On Malawi’s role in illegal wildlife trafficking.
Bushmeat: the unsung villain
Recently rescued bear settling in to new lives at Vietnam sanctuary – Rescued from bear bile farms.
South Africa should sort out the bad from the really bad on its invasive species list
Largest Ever Ivory Seizure – An estimated 7,200 kilograms seized in Hong Kong from Malaysia.
The Dark Side of Wildlife Tourism: Thousands of Asian elephants held in cruel conditions
South Africa: Trio arrested for possession of hippo tusks
Elephant 2.0. – nature’s invisible information architecture
South Africa: Govt Approves Export of 800 Lion Skeletons
South Africa: Three Lions Poisoned and Decapitated On Limpopo Farm
South Africa: Six Rhino Killed in Just One Night in Kwazulu-Natal Reserve
Botswana: Khama Releases Rhinos Into Sowa Park
Watchdog Says Chinese Town Is Major Ivory Smuggling Hub – Says EIA.
Chinese town at the centre of global ivory smuggling
Uganda: Chinese Ambassador Warns on Illegal Wildlife Trade
Harry Potter may have sparked illegal owl trade in Indonesia
DRC: Severely Injured Baby Mountain Gorilla Rescued – Baby had been caught in snare.
Camera Traps Are Now Watching Poachers, Instead of Wildlife
South Africa: 2 arrested with rhino horn and ammo in KZN
Dogs Help Sniff Out Poachers in South Africa
Mercedes, rhino horn and rifles parts seized in SAPS operation
Gambian Arrested in Malawi for Ivory Seized in Thailand (alternate link)
Conserve elephants. They hold a scientific mirror up to humans.
‘Bear Safe’ Waste Management Workshop in Kashmir
Rate of human-wildlife conflict in India has researchers making urgent appeals for solutions
The women who live alongside rhinos in India
South Africa: ‘Well known’ elephant poacher shot dead in Zim
South Africa: Alleged Rhino Poaching Syndicate Arrested At North West Game Reserve
Zimbabwe: Rhino Horn, Manhood and Fingernails
WWF and Tiger Beer Engage to Help Rangers and Protect Tigers
China is moving in the right direction for elephants
South Africa: Environmental Affairs Clarifies Trading on Rhino Horn (alternate link)
South Africa: International Trade of Rhino Horn Remains Illegal (alternate link)
Mushara Elephant Project Celebrates 25 Years With New Season in Namibia
EU Ivory Trade Kills Elephants
Tanzania: State Orders Confiscation of Poaching Weapons
Namibia: Poachers Bag More Rhinos and Elephants
A dangerous path: New highway could jeopardize tigers in India
Tanzania: 100 People Charged Over Poaching Since 2014 – Perhaps referring specifically to Dar Es Salaam. (alternate link)
Wildlife of northern Central African Republic in danger
South Africa: Alleged Rhino Poaching Syndicate Arrested at North West Game Reserve
South Africa: Environmental Affairs On Lion Export Quota for 2017 (archive link)
Cameroon: Anti-Poaching – UK Intensifies Lobby
South Africa: Policeman and another man suspected of rhino poaching arrested in KZN
Hong Kong launches bill to ban domestic ivory trade
Rhino breeder to auction 500kg of horns in South Africa
Tanzania: Noose Tightens On Wildlife Poachers
Poachers Poison Elephants in Zimbabwe National Park
Ivory seizure exposes Japan’s lax domestic ivory trade controls
South Africa: Alleged rhino poaching brothers win bail, vow to fight US extradition – Dawie and Janneman Groenewald
South Africa: Rhino owners ‘stunned’, angry after alleged poaching gang gets bail
South Africa: At least 2 dead rhino found dehorned, buried at Zim govt minister’s farm – report
South Africa: Suspected Rhino Poachers Arrested in KwaZulu-Natal
The Crash Kids Against Poaching – South Africans raising awareness for a national icon.
Anti-poaching drive brings Siberia’s tigers back from brink
Mozambican ‘rhino poacher’ disappears from police custody
Enforcement officials in China trained on wildlife identification technology
Namibia: Eight Suspected Poachers Caught with Bushmeat
Tanzania: It Takes a Village to Stop Illegal Fishing – Lessons From Namela
Footprints in the forest: The future of the Sumatran rhino
Elephant Populations Increase in Tsavo East and West National Parks in Kenya
Uganda: Court Boosts Fight Against Ivory Smugglers
Newly approved Vietnamese Penal Code should enhance efforts to address wildlife trafficking
Ten more elephants poisoned by poachers in Zimbabwe
China’s tiger farms are a threat to the species
Chinese Demand Threatens South Africa’s Donkeys
Tanzania: Time Up for Conservation of Wildlife Innovation
Rewilding Mozambique – funded in part by trophy hunting
Tanzania: Shot in the Arm for Anti-Poaching Activities (alternate link)
Vietnam: Dutch Veterinarian Saves VN Elephants
Gabonese authorities expand the AFRICA-TWIX network
Uganda: China Welcomes Uganda’s Clarification On Ivory Smuggling
Kenya railway line’s effects on development, animal welfare
Namibia: Outrage At Plans to Export Baby Elephants From Namibia
Research identifies illegal wildlife trade on the Darknet
‘Gorilla moms’: The women rescuing Congo’s endangered primates
Namibia: Govt to Banish Wildlife Traffickers
Kenya: Conservation Efforts Pay Off, Rhinos Thrive in Lewa
South Africa: Minister Edna Molewa Welcomes Arrest of Alleged Rhino Horn Traffickers
South Africa: Suspected Rhino Poachers Nabbed
Tanzania: Over 1,500 ‘Poachers’ Arraigned in the Past One Year (alternate link)
African, Asian Investigators Break Up Ivory-smuggling Syndicate
Illegal trade seizures: Elephant ivory in Europe
Uganda Apologises to China Over Ivory Smuggling Scandal
Gajraj’s Rescue Journey To Our Elephant Conservation & Care Center!
South Africa: 2 Chinese nationals appear in court on rhino horn charges
2 Chinese nationals arrested at OR Tambo with 10 rhino horns in luggage
Two arrested for rhino horn smuggling at Hong Kong airport
Malawi: Community Service Awards for Contributions to Wildlife Enforcement
Trans-border African task-force nails ivory smuggling network
South Africa: Sharp Spike in Rhino Horns Smuggled to South East Asia
South Africa: Staggering rhino losses show no sign of letting up – IFP
Malaysia makes third major pangolin scale seizure in a month
The Long Arm of the Law Catches Up with Ivory Traffickers
Indonesia raid finds more than 200 pangolins; 2 men arrested
South Africa: Police Arrests Rhino Poachers
Malawi Reintroduces Cheetahs After 20-Year Absence
Rhino kills conservationist in Rwanda
Zimbabwe: Govt to Sell Wildlife to DR Congo, Gambia
Two arrested for rhino horn smuggling at Hong Kong airport
Japan tightens wildlife trade regulations
Serial rhino poaching brothers denied bail by Limpopo court – van Deventer brothers.
Pangolin Scales Trafficking Kingpin Netted and Extradited from Uganda to Tanzania to Face Justice – Malian national Gakou Fodie.
Game Theory Suggests China Should Keep Its Ivory Trade Ban in Place Indefinitely
Tigers languish in the face of catastrophic ambivalence
Namibia: Poachers testify about killing of accomplice – By white farmer.
2 Lions, Freed from Circuses, Are Poached in South Africa
Gambia: FALRAP Members Trained On Proposal Writing, Wild Life Management – Federation of Animal Life, Right and Protectors (FALRAP)
South Africa: Top anti-poaching cop pulled from beat due to alleged ‘murder conspiracy’
India: Pregnant Leopard Saved From Drowning, Loses Life To Injuries – Leopard had fallen into an open well in a sugarcane field.
South Africa: Vet Wants Stronger Govt Action As Rhino Poaching Suspects Are Re-Arrested
Decline of the cats – the precipice is nearer than we think
Another pangolin scale seizure reinforces need for protection
India: Bear Cubs Rescued From 20 ft Deep Well In Karnataka
SA ranger road trips across US pulling life-size rhino
NSPCA welcomes ruling stopping circus from exporting elephants
Mystery over 3 cheetahs found dead next to road
Why Tanzania will not burn illegal ivory
Airlines to Iceland urged to not promote whale products
US army veterans find peace in protecting rhinos from poaching
International Rhino Horn Trade Ban Failing to Stop Poaching – Claims Zimbabwe’s state media.
Rhino horn trade: A considered justification – In South Africa in particular.
Giving rangers a more comfortable base at Borana Conservancy
Viet Nam: Transport companies adopt zero-tolerance policies towards wildlife crime
Wild Sloth Bear Loses Life To Explosive Bait Set By Poachers
Malawi: Poachers Given a 30 Month Prison Term for Killing Two Monkeys in Nyika National Park
South Africa: Rhino mother and calf killed in auction pen – Killed by poachers.
Poachers breach security and kill 2 rhinos at iMfolozi wildlife game pens
Why Tanzania will not burn illegal ivory (alternate link)
Namibia: How to Conquer Human-Wildlife Conflict
Confronting the realities of wildlife crime: EIA hosts a successful event at CCPCJ
Cheetahs return to Malawi after decades
Bowling for Rhinos: a grassroots project with global reach
Fate of World’s Wildlife Hangs on Sustainable Tourism
Nepal burns more than 4,000 confiscated wildlife parts
Namibia: Three suspected poachers arrested in Zambezi
Angola: 58 Poachers in Bicuar National Park arrested
Africa: Commission Introduces New Measures to Fight Poaching and to End Trade in Raw Ivory
South Africa: Victory for elephant conservation in circus case
South Africa: The Police Are Still Winning the Right Against the Illegal Hunting of Protected Species
Tanzania: State Eyes Green Economy Based On Sustainable Fishing
Liberia: Fight Against Illegal Fishing Intensifies
South Africa: Hunting Association’s President Resigns Over ‘Captive Lion Hunting’
South Africa: Environmental Affairs Celebrates World Turtle Day
Vietnam: Illegal hunter convicted for killing endangered langur (alternate link)
Wildlife Crimes Investigation Unit leads to Zambian ivory trafficker arrest
Namibia: Hundreds arrested for poaching in 2016
South Africa: Rhino Owners Cry Foul After Poaching Gang Suspects Get Bail
Safari players await US decision on ivory ban
Vietnam: Illegal hunter convicted for killing endangered langur (alternate link)
European Commission Falls Short on Elephant Protection
So You Want to Fly Drones for Conservation?
European Union suspends the re-export of raw ivory
First Wildlife Sanctuary Launched in Liberia
Viet Nam E-Commerce Conference: a prime time to discuss wildlife crime
Mapping seizures to aid conservation of imperiled Helmeted Hornbill
Mapping seizures to aid imperilled helmeted hornbill
Why rangers love rhinos (alternative link)
‘Dragon’ Lizard Named for the ‘Hobbit’ Pummeled by Poachers
South Africa: Rhino owners cry foul after poaching gang suspects get bail
South Africa: Rhino Horn Bust At OR Tambo Airport
South Africa: Limpopo police make gruesome find, 4 women arrested for lion head possession
An orphan called Meimei (alternate link)
More poisoned arrows used to poach Tsavo elephants
SANParks denies suspected poacher was a game ranger
South Africa: The Death of Suspected Rhino Poacher Investigated
Zimbabwean wildlife boss fired after $3m rhino horn goes missing: Report
US$3 Million Worth of Rhino Horns Missing at ZimParks
10 selfish reasons to save elephants
Malaysian Customs make large seizure of threatened Malagasy tortoises
South Africa: Nine rhinos found massacred at Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park
East Africa: Rwanda Targets Wealthy Tourists With New Gorilla Permit Fees
Pangolin Conservation Summit Underway in DC
A rhino sighting at Ol Jogi (alternate link)
Zimbabwe: Ivory Suspects Want Informer Identified
Philippines workshop promotes co-operation between enforcement authorities against illegal eel trade
Setting targets for Kenya’s black rhinos – Conservationists plan the next 5 years of population growth.
Kenya: Three Arrested in Eldoret With Sh3m Ivory
South Africa: Shootout, arrests as alleged rhino poachers use luxury vehicles
South Africa: Suspected rhino poaching syndicate’s luxury car driver in court
Major rhino horn kingpin arrested in Viet Nam – Nguyen Mau Chien.
Zimbabwe: Lions Killed After Predation of Cow
Vietnam: Alleged Rhino Horn Kingpin Arrested – Nguyen Mau Chien.
Bandits kill park ranger in Democratic Republic of the Congo
East Congo Bandits Kill Park Ranger, Kidnap Then Release Two Others
No golden bullet to eliminate poaching in the Kruger National Park
News from the Dog Squad (alternate link)
Wildlife trade on the Asian-African Legal Consultative (AALCO) agenda
Vietnam works to end bear bile farming
India: Workshop On Man-Animal Conflict Mitigation For Chhatisgarh Forest Dept.
A Mysterious Rhino Horn Heist in Vermont
China Mission urges EU to act on ivory trade
Kenya: Two More Die As Elephants Attack Villages in Tharaka
Man arrested at airport with snakes, frogs and lizards in backpack
Kenya: Shutting Down Supply – Another Ivory Bust
Flash Update from the Field: Chinese Still Demanding Tiger Teeth, Prices Still High
South Africa: Two poachers arrested – After shootout with SAPS at a game farm in Makhado.
Boost for Rwanda’s tourism after arrival of black rhinos
Rwanda: Rhinos From South Africa With Love
Zimbabwean, South African Researchers Work Together On Baby Elephant Formula
South Africa: Alleged Rhino Poachers Arrested Near East Lonon
Giant Black Rhinos Back in Rwanda
Rhino orphanage to close permanently after security concerns – Fundimvelo Thula Thula Rhino Orphanage, attacked in February.
Illegal Hunters Kill 2 Liberia Forestry Staff After Arrests
Zebra Gets Snare Removed Thanks to Our Wildlife Vet
As forests disappear, human-elephant conflict escalates in Nepal
Vietnam: Turtle conservation on Con Dao Island
Zimbabwe: Cornered Poacher Guns Down Ranger
Two wildlife rangers killed by poachers in DRC
Vietnam: Ten days we’ll never forget – two bears rescued, 68 moved and now space for 40 more
Rhino Tears – the flagship wine brand making a difference for rhinos
From Congo child soldier to award-winning wildlife ranger – a life in danger
Malawi: New law to help combat wildlife crimes – Judge Twea
Thailand: Awareness Campaign about Wildlife Exploitation
Report: African elephant population off 75 percent due to poaching
Uganda’s Fight Against Poaching Gets a Boost
Thailand: Nature Appreciation and Wildlife Conservation 101 – Freeland hosts over 60 students at the Protecting Wildlife Youth Camp in Khao Yai National Park.
Key SA leopard population ‘crashing’, study warns – Link to study.
More than a third of traders openly flouting Hong Kong’s ivory regulations
DR Congo: Air Wing Incident in Virunga National Park, DRC
Last male northern white rhino joins Tinder to raise money
DR Congo: The park ranger kidnapped and tortured for protecting wildlife – Park ranger Rodrigue Mugaruka Katembo, from the Democratic Republic of Congo
Indonesian tiger smugglers escape with light sentences in Sumatra
Zimbabwe: Army Officer Nabbed Over Raw Ivory (alternate source) – 0.625kg of ivory.
Illegal trade threatens nearly half the world’s natural heritage sites: WWF
Illegal wildlife trade threatens species at Unesco sites, says WWF
Vietnam: Five kg of rhino horn seized at southern airport – At Tan Son Nhat international airport in Ho Chi Minh City.
Uganda’s fight against poaching gets a boost
Namibia: Three in Dock Over Rhino Horns
Mozambique: Rhino Horns Seized At Maputo Airport
Namaibia: Night Vision Binoculars Help Rhino Rangers Against Poachers (alternate link)
SANParks rejects claim of mass poacher burial
Zimbabwe: Govt Probes Hippos Poisoning
Nepal tests fencing approach to protect farms and elephants
Rhino poachers in Borneo: Q&A with a conservationist who lived with them
Guinea: Traumatised Baby Chimps Find Love in Guinea Sanctuary
South Africa: Permit scheme will control SA rhino horn sales, says DEA
South Luangwa: dog detection unit hounds poaching
Hunting is driving declines in bird and mammal populations across the tropics
‘I liked elephant heart. It was soft and very tasty’ – Interview with a Rwandan poacher-turned-farmer.
Shanghai workshop promotes use of social marketing to change illegal wildlife consumption
Researchers say advanced statistical models can make traditional wildlife surveys more reliable
Great apes in Asian circus-style shows on rise — so is trafficking
One-horned Rhino Killed by Poachers in Nepal
Animals Asia takes care of more captive bears – 2 more bears saved.
Vietnam: Measures proposed to conserve wild elephants in Dong Nai
Vietnam: Bile farmers decimate wild bears
New scout base camp presence deters poaching
Video: elephant gets a second chance at life – Human-wildlife conflict and socio-political pressures in Kenya.
3 arrested for illegal hunting in Eastern Cape
18 rhino horns seized by Malaysian Customs
Protecting and Conserving Gopher Tortoises
LATF and China Customs Boost Strategic Partnerships by Cooperating in the Fight Against Wildlife and Forestry Crime Across Lusaka Agreement Countries and China
Saved: The endangered species back from the brink of extinction – Saiga antelope.
Vietnam: 180KG Frozen Tiger Found in an Ambulance – 396 pounds.
Vietnam: Largest-ever number of pangolins rescued in Hoa Binh
Vietnam: Rare monkeys released back to wild in Ha Tinh
Zimbabwe hippo deaths “may be due to pesticide”
Latest death highlights plight of spectacled bear in Colombia
Indian Cricket Star Yusuf Pathan Bats For Wildlife Conservation
3 arrested for illegal hunting in Eastern Cape
Ground-breaking initial success in protecting Mali’s elephants, but it must be sustained
Secret footage obtained of the wild elephants sold into captivity in Chinese zoos
Illegal bushmeat trade threatens human health and great apes
South Africa makes it legal to sell rhino horns
South Africa’s top court lifts ban on domestic sales in rhino horn
Smuggled pangolin scales discovered at Noi Bai airport
South Africa: Four Behind Bars for Rhino Poaching
Audio: WildTech covers the high- and low-tech solutions making conservation more effective
Adding teeth to law enforcement: 13 dog squads commence wildlife detection training
EU urged to consider designating environmental crime a high priority
Kaziranga: the frontline of India’s rhino wars
Reptiles being sold openly and illegally in Moroccan markets
Officials, Greenpeace nab four boats for illegally fishing near Guinea-Bissau
Changing consumer behaviour in Viet Nam – An interview with Madelon Willemsen
Ivory sales end in Chinese outlets investigated by EIA
Sumatran elephants: a fragile future – in pictures
Botswana: White Rhinos Flown to Botswana to Help Save Species
New study confirms world’s second breeding Indochinese tiger population
New study finds rhino horn openly for sale in notorious Myanmar wildlife markets
China to shut down one-third of country’s ivory trading outlets
A Mammoth Step in the Pursuit of Illicit Ivory Sales
Decline in the legal ivory trade in China in anticipation of a ban
Hope for Elephants: China Starts Ivory Market Shutdown
WildLeaks and National Whistleblower Center Join Forces to Offer Monetary Rewards
China Poised to Close Ivory Factories
China’s Ivory Ban Has Played a Significant Role in De-Valuing Ivory
From high-tech to the eccentric: Kruger Park pulls out all the stops to combat poaching – With data on poaching arrests statistics.
South Africa: Kruger National Park Elephant Kills Female Staff Member
Wild Thai Tiger Cub Footage Sparks Hope for Endangered Species
Malawi: Kasungu unit records poacher arrest milestones, persevering through floods
Vietnam: Dong Nai: Hungry wild elephants trash crops, property
South Africa: No More Drop-Offs for Poachers – Security tightens in Kruger.
Zimbabwe: State Security Minister Mohadi’s Employee Acquitted of Murder – Game ranger employee.
Access and Benefit-sharing policies to be implemented in Viet Nam
Hong Kong poised for critical ivory market debate
Thorough investigations needed following major rhino horn seizures in SE Asia
Scene-of-crime evidence gathering: TRAFFIC helps deliver training in Tanzania and Kenya
Vietnam: Five frozen tigers found in Nghe An
A Czech zoo is dehorning its rhinos
Czech Republic: ‘Better de-horned than dead’ – zoo chops rhino horns to foil poachers
Czech Republic: Zookeepers hack rhino horns off, but it’s actually the best thing they can do to protect the animal
India: A Photo Blog; Team WSOS Helps Avert Elephant Conflict in Uttar Pradesh
Probing rural poachers in Africa: Why do they poach?
“Endangered species to declare?” Europe’s understudied bushmeat trade
Shot in face by poachers, new cub joins three orphans recovering at Russia centre – Tiger cub.
The Elephant Wars: Malawi Leads the Fight Against Illegal Wildlife Crime
Lilongwe Wildlife Trust’s Impact in 2016 – 955kg (2,100 pounds) of ivory seized, 101 arrests, and higher average sentences.
Namibia: Man Denied Bail for Possessing Elephant Tusks
Paichit – the baby elephant saved from a palm oil plantation in Indonesia
Illegally traded rare bird rescued in Tay Ninh
Kruger Park Surveillance Technology Stops Poachers
Better security, not dehorning, the answer to protecting rhino
Namibia: Police Kill Suspected Poacher in Zambezi
High Above, Drones Keep Watchful Eyes on Wildlife in Africa
AFRICA-TWIX: enhancing collaboration in the fight against illegal wildlife trade in Central Africa
VN Government approves project on preventing and combating illegal trade in endangered species
Testing satellite collars for elephant orphans
In joint operation with Elephant Action League, Royal Thai Police Arrest Notorious Wildlife Trafficker in Bangkok – Pichart Muangsri.
India: Training Programme for Forest Department recruits at MLRC
Iceland’s whaling kingpin stays ashore for season
Vietnam: Quang Nam: over $5.6 mln for elephant conservation project
Vietnam’s CEOs asked to protect wildlife
Endangered animals at growing risk from GPS ‘cyber-poachers’
Thailand: 330kg of Malawi ivory seized at Suvarnabhumi – Gambian national arrested, not all ivory from Malawi.
Zimbabwe: Luck runs out for poachers
One of Africa’s Last Great Tusker Elephants Was Killed by Poachers
South Africa’s rhino horn trade plan a gift to criminals?
Behind the scenes: Save the Rhino Vietnam documentary
White rhino shot dead in French zoo, horn sawn off – Thoiry Zoo.
Poachers kill rhino for his horn at French zoo – Thoiry Zoo.
One of Africa’s Last Great Tusker Elephants Was Killed by Poachers
Revolutionary Wildlife Ranger Training Guidelines Launched
Interpol: $5.1 million of illegal wildlife and timber seized – Operation Thunderbird.
A Refuge Found for the Most Heavily Fished Shark?
Video Tribute Marks 40th Anniversary of Sheldrick Elephant Haven
America: Study shows effectiveness of nonlethal wolf deterrents
South Africa annual rhino poaching toll falls for second year running but the crisis continues
South African rhino poaching numbers show need for urgent action
South Africa: Minister Molewa highlights progress on Integrated Strategic Management of Rhinoceros (archive link) – 2016 rhino poaching statistics.
Vietnam: Elephant pregnancy expected to help preserve herds in Dak Lak
India: Sloth Bear Cub Rescued After Mother Electrocuted by Poachers
India: Orphan Sloth Bear Cub Rescued; Mother Killed by Poachers
Uganda: Illegal Ivory Trade – UPDF Soldiers Convicted
Zimbabwe: National Parks Names ‘Poaching Kingpin’
Namibia: Govt Officials Confronted Over Poaching, Govt Vehicle Abuse
Why China’s Ivory Trade Ban Shouldn’t Wait Till Year-End
More than 25,000 elephants were killed in a Gabon national park in one decade
More than 80 percent of Gabon’s Rare Forest Elephant Species Taken by Poachers
Tiger Temple to Reopen 9 Months After Raid, Has New Tigers
Vietnam: Rangers to protect elephant herd in Quang Nam
South Africa: 2 men to appear in court after attack on rhino sanctuary – Thula Thula Rhino Orphanage.
Rhino orphanage attacked. Please help. – Thula Thula Rhino Orphanage.
Beehive fences as a multidimensional conflict-mitigation tool for farmers coexisting with elephants (publication)
Where Have Zimbabwe’s Cheetahs Gone?
Population Effects From Snared Lion Rescues
In poll season, 15 leopard skins seized in Uttarakhand
More than 80 percent of Gabon’s Rare Forest Elephant Species Taken by Poachers
Man kills elephant to protect his crop
Pride in our Prides: Cutting-Edge Technology Protects Lions, Livestock and Livelihoods
When Lions Attack People: A Case in Gunotsoga Village, Botswana
Holding the line for lions in Mozambique
South Africa: Lion skeletons – 800 to be exported annually
Tons of pangolin scales up in flames in Cameroon – 3,094 kilograms (6,800 pounds).
The Emergence of Intelligence-led Law Enforcement in Wildlife Protection
Wildlife Ranger Killed in Zambia Leaves Behind Seven Children
South Africa: Anti-poaching Dog Gored by Kudu, Recovering Well
Updated Map Shows No Let-up in Illegal Pangolin Trade
Twelve Suspected Rhino Poachers Arrested In South Africa’s Kruger National Park
South Africa: Poachers attack rhino conservancy – Thula Thula rhino orphanage.
Malaysia busts wanted elephant poaching gang
African Task Force shakes Up Wildlife Trafficking Syndicates
EU-Africa collaboration essential for effective implementation of anti-trafficking plan
New training guidelines could save the lives of rangers
South Africa: Rhino horn sales to be legalised?
Another captive white lion poached
Kaziranga’s ruthless rangers have reduced rhino poaching by simply gunning down poachers at sight
India’s Manas National Park Illustrates the Human Dimension of Rhino Conservation
GPS-enabled sea turtle eggs and other high-tech solutions to wildlife crime
Coming Face to Face With the Rhino Poaching Crisis
South Africa: Another Captive White Lion Poached
Thai Customs Makes Record Seizure of Endangered Species – Nearly 3,000 kg of pangolin scales.
Europol and TRAFFIC join forces to fight environmental crime
World’s most endangered marine mammal down to 30 individuals – Due to damage to local environment and trafficking for swim bladders.
Critically Endangered Javan Slow Lorises Rescued from Online Traders in Indonesia
Yahoo Japan Defends Online Ivory Trade
Increased Use of Snares in Southeast Asia Driving Extinction Crisis, Scientists Warn
Namibia: Cops seize 13 elephant tusks in Bwabwata
Kenya: The Teacher Who Tried the Ivory Trade – Apprehended by Big Life rangers.
Mozambique: Police Seize Ivory in Nampula
Namibia Welcomes China’s Ivory Ban
Tanzanian Officials, Wildlife Advocates Hail China’s Ivory Ban
Tracking Mali’s desert elephants near Timbuktu – Joint operation by Wild Foundation, International Conservation Fund of Canada, and Chengeta Wildlife.
Waging War on Wildlife Crime: Paleontologist-turned-politician Richard Leakey leads the charge in Kenya’s war on poaching (Paywall)
Increased use of snares in Southeast Asia driving extinction crisis, scientists warn
South Africa: Van Deventer brothers arrested again – Two of the infamous “Boere rhino mafia” brothers arrested again, ten years after first rhino poaching-related arrest.
South Africa: Poaching charges piled on convicted brothers – “Boere rhino mafia” van Deventer brothers.
Namibia: Police Concerned Over Increased Poaching
South Africa’s lion bone trade disastrous for wild tigers
Combatting Snow Leopard poaching & trafficking the elusive X factor to conserve Asia’s high mountain ecosystems
‘Running out of time’: 60 percent of primates sliding toward extinction
Namibia’s poaching crisis
Let’s make 2017 a better year for rhinos
South Africa: Kruger National Park confirms arrests of 11 suspected rhino poachers
Conservationists Call For Transparency in Zimbabwe Wildlife
Tanzania/Kenya: Cross-border Ivory Smugglers Nabbed – Apprehended by Big Life rangers.
‘Boere rhino Mafia’ pair arrested again – “Boere rhino mafia” van Deventer brothers.
Three lions decapitated and chopped up for use in traditional medicine, say South African police
Air China bans shark fin cargo, reflecting dramatic shift in attitudes
One of the biggest seizures in India: 6,400 endangered turtles rescued, 1 held
Exotic populations hold hope for internationally traded endangered species
Borneo’s Pygmy Elephants, World’s Smallest, Killed for Ivory
Elephants in Borneo slaughtered for ivory (WARNING: graphic photos)
Articles from 2016
News Analysis: Closing China’s Ivory Market: Will It Save Elephants?
India: Poachers falling prey to their own wire traps
China Bans Its Ivory Trade, Moving Against Elephant Poaching
China Announces Full Ban on Ivory Trade by End of 2017
Zimbabwe elephants land in Shanghai – 35 more elephants exported with dubious documents are exported to China.
Largest ever number of rare pangolins released into wild
China seizes over 3,000 kg of pangolin scales in biggest-ever smuggling case
China in biggest-ever pangolin scale seizure – 3,100 kg of pangolin scales seized.
Wildlife for sale: affected species and trade routes in Peru
Nepal’s extraordinary devotion to preserving its rhinos
Exotic Wildlife Trafficking Ring Broken in Asia
Giraffes Now Listed as ‘Vulnerable’ to Extinction
How Uganda’s Rural Communities Can Help Fight Wildlife Crime
How Lilongwe Wildlife Trust is Combatting Wildlife Crime in Malawi
India: Poaching at all-time high, tiger numbers still rose
Nanning Customs officers receive CITES training
South Africa: Horses are now rhino’s new best friends – Mounted rangers deployed in Kruger National Park
Orphaned Baby Rhino Found After 8 Days Of Searching – Orphaned as a result of poaching.
Reports that wild Sumatran rhinos may survive in Malaysia prompt hope, skepticism
Tanzania: Report On Rhino John in Prime Minister Hands – Horns of rhino named John from Ngorongoro are retrieved from poachers and make way to PM’s office.
Tanzania: Report on rhino John in PM hands
Namibia: Chinese remain in custody over ivory, one other nabbed with US$33,500
Oldest rhino in Kenya dies, another ‘disappears’ in Tanzania
China to set date to close ivory factories
Wildlife crime makes debut at International Anti-Corruption Conference
IUCN Red List update highlights trade threat to Southeast Asian birds
WWF and TRAFFIC’s ivory initiative receives top media award in China
WATCH: On the hunt – US military vets join the fight against rhino poachers
South Africa: Horses are now rhino’s new best friends – Mounted rangers deployed in Kruger National Park
Orphaned Baby Rhino Found After 8 Days Of Searching – Orphaned as a result of poaching.
Mozambique: Elephant Ambassador Charlie Felled by Poacher’s Guns
Reports that wild Sumatran rhinos may survive in Malaysia prompt hope, skepticism
Malawi Passes New Act: Up to 30 Years in Prison for Wildlife Crime
Vietnam: Six Asian bears rescued in Dak Lak – Rescued from a farm in Buon Ma Thuot City.
Elephants continue to damage crops as conservation project remains on paper
109 Hawksbill Sea Turtles Seized In Chinese Smuggling Operation
Wildlife crime history was set in Malawi today with not one but two unprecedented court rulings
South Africa: Minister’s response to alleged rhino poaching kingpin – Minister Edna Molewa.
Protecting gorillas at all costs: park rangers of the Congo
New Zealand’s Dirty Ivory Trade Exposed
Vietnam’s Business Leaders Take a Stand to Protect Rhinos
Wildlife Justice Commission holds public hearing on wildlife trafficking case in Viet Nam – Third International Wildlife Trade Conference.
Elusive Elephants: Determining where 19th century ivory trade victims roamed
Viet Nam’s illegal bear trade persisting more than a decade after ban imposed
EIA’s Hanoi Statement: Political will worth little without action
Grim Pickings: Vietnam’s crackdown on traffickers of endangered species is only superficial
Feisal fights 20-year jail sentence in ivory case over errors in records – Feisal Mohamed Ali.
South Africa: Minister Dr Edna Molewa commends the Hawks on the arrest of a Chinese National for dealing in rhino horn (archive link)
Zimbabwe’s Plans to Sell Ivory to China Blocked
Zambia: Graft Threatens Pangolins’ Existence
Vietnam: 46 seized Javan pangolins released back into wild
TRAFFIC encourages Vietnamese start-ups to adopt zero-tolerance towards threatened wildlife consumption
Tiger Farms Linked to Massive Surge in Illegal Trafficking
Average of 110 Tigers a year entering the illegal trade chain in Asia over 16 years
Regional workshop on moving “Beyond Enforcement” in combating Illegal Wildlife Trade in Southeast Asia
Nepal goes high-tech in its fight against rhino poachers
Vietnam destroys mass rhino horns and elephant ivory
South Africa: Media statement on allegations contained in Al Jazeera Documentary ‘The Poacher’s Pipeline’ – Minister of Environment Edna Molewa responds to criticism. (archive link)
South African minister linked to rhino poaching – Minister of State Security David Mahlobo.
South Africa: Mahlobo’s rhino poacher ‘mate’
Phu Quoc Police search for dolphin killers
Asian Elephants Help Seed the Forest
Illegal Wildlife Trade Conference held in Viet Nam – as scrutiny from CITES intensifies
PAMS Foundation supports Tanzania’s Ministry of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Crime Unit and the NTSCIU operations, featured in the Leonardo DiCaprio produced documentary ‘THE IVORY GAME’.
Viet Nam under scrutiny after remarkable sequence of ivory seizures
Malawi: Four Years for Poaching – Elephant poaching in Liwonde National Park.
Activists to expose Vietnam wildlife trafficking hub
Its own rhinos hunted to extinction, Vietnam is a hub for the rhino horn trade
Illegal Ivory Almost All from Recent Killing, Study Finds
Zimbabwe export of hyenas to China ‘stopped at airport’
Nigeria: Bush Meat Business Booms Again in Lagos Markets
Elephants destroy crops in Dak Lak
Hanoi: 200kg captive bear rescued – Had been farmed for bear bile and later allegedly kept as a pet.
Why Big Life Just Paid $34,000 to 778 People
A Tale of Two Countries: Zimbabwe and Botswana, Neighbors with Opposing Attitudes toward Wildlife
‘Greatest living pool cue maker’ sentenced after pleading guilty to helping smuggle elephant ivory
PNAS Paper Suggests Global Ivory Sales Being Driven by New Ivory Rather Than Ivory Stockpiles
Most illegal ivory comes from recently killed elephants: new study
Asia races to save the Critically Endangered helmeted hornbill
Was Borneo once a land of tigers?
Fins follow the money: new study highlights need for better traceability and overview of shark trade
Rhino poaching in KZN surges
How rhino poaching is affecting SA tourism
Creating zero-tolerance of illegal wildlife trade in Viet Nam’s transport and logistics sector
Major big cat skins seizure a chance to disrupt traffickers
Kenya lost 80 per cent of its elephants in 50 years
Elephant poaching costs African nations $25 million a year in lost tourism revenue
Kenya Lost 80% of Its Elephants in 50 Years (alt. source)
In Bangladesh Tigers are Being Killed by the Local Mafia
South Africa: Marine Unit Nets Ivory, Exotic Fish Stash
CITES trade data confirms shift towards demand for African pangolins
US funding new soldiers in wildlife trafficking war: giant rats
Uganda: Four convicted in sh55 million ivory case
Food shortages fueling bear-human conflicts in Bolivian Andes
No let down in Asia’s bear trade
Over 200 snow leopards killed every year: new report
Rhino killed in India’s Kaziranga Park, highlighting the ever-present threat of poachers
Hunted to the brink: Mammals in crisis
Illegal trade in laughingthrushes in Indonesia no laughing matter
The U.S. Illegal Wildlife Trade: More than Ivory and Rhino Horn
Mass Wildlife Poisoning in Limpopo National Park
Translating Survey Findings Into Effective Elephant Protection Results
Hundreds of snow leopards poached each year
Park ranger murdered while trying to protect rare gorillas
Tanzania: Ex-army officer, 2 others in court over 163m/- ivory pieces – Roughly $75,000.
South Africa: Dogs Are Now Parachuting From the Sky to Help Save Wildlife
Protecting Orangutans Means Chasing Down Traffickers
TV advert tackles horn demand in Viet Nam
Human threats to whales and dolphins on IWC’s agenda
How the illegal trade in wild-animal meat could cause the next global pandemic
Anti-poaching rangers attacked in Mozambique – IAPF rangers injured.
Tanzania: New Anti-Poaching Techniques Introduced
New study assesses size of US physical ivory market
From paper to tablet: A new way to record animal behavior
CITES Upholds Rhino Horn Trade Ban; But Will This Reduce Rhino Poaching?
What Do Chinese in South Africa Think of the Ivory Trade?
A win in the ground war against elephant poachers in Africa – In the Republic of Congo.
India: Tiger poacher Bheema snared after 15-year hunt – Part of the Bawaria gang.
ICYMI: 3 Key Outcomes for Africa’s Elephants
South Africa: 2 Extreme Terrain Vehicles, R2 Million in Equipment to Track Rhino Poachers – Donated by SANParks Honorary Rangers. Equipment worth roughly $140,000.
CITES: Observations from a young Honorary Wildlife Warden
Fiji: Officers ready to battle illegal activities
Celebrating Five Years of Giraffe Surveys
Op-Ed: Flaws in plan to sell horn – Relating to the suggestion that there be a central selling organization and a legalized rhino horn trade.
Chinese Company Seeks to Capture Orcas and Hundreds of Marine Mammals in Namibia
Tiger Cub Among Managerie of Animals Seized in Malaysia Enforcement Action
People are hunting primates, bats, and other mammals to extinction
Hong Kong Customs seizes suspected worked ivory at airport
UK Joins Fight Against Poaching in East Africa
CITES CoP17 – Africa in a nutshell
Over $26,000 raised to fight poaching in Victoria Falls
Tiger Poaching Is Showing No Sign of Slowing
Mass poisoning in Limpopo National Park
Wildlife rights organisations demand answers for export of rhino calves to Vietnam
Pangolins are said to be the world’s most trafficked mammal – And receive additional protections at CITES CoP17.
Vietnam commits to fighting wildlife-related crimes
How & Why Consuming Shark Fins & Meat Can Put both Humans and Sharks at Risk
Malawi: 5.5 Years for Ivory Trafficker
Kenya: Ivory Dealers Running Scared After Series of Busts – Nearly 260 kg (572 lbs) of ivory seized by KWS and Big Life Kenya.
Grand Opening of the Ranger Widows Sewing Cooperative
Pangolin pup death shows horror of this illegal trade
South Africa: Joburg market sells illegal wildlife products just down the road from CITES CoP17
Unpacking CITES CoP17: The wins and the losses
Tanzania: Forest Rangers On Call for Military Training
Kenya: Three in Court Over Sh3.3 Million Illegal Ivory
Botswana’s historic break from pro-ivory trade bloc
Positive outcomes from global wildlife trade conference, but much work needed to halt unsustainable and illegal trade
The Most Challenging & Dangerous Elephant Protection Operation
Cameroon Deploys Navy to Seize Illegal Fishing Vessels
Q&A: Bushmeat Trade Threatens Wildlife and People
Where an Owl Egg Is Worth More Than Ivory or Rhino Horn
Sharks and Rays Get New International Protections from Trade
Traceability key to successful shark listing implementations
Mozambican Ivory Seized in Vietnam
Synthetic rhino horn ready ‘in two years’
Bans Upheld on Elephant Ivory, Rhino Horn
Bid to Revive Ivory Trade Fails – Proposal to give elephants the highest level of international protections also failed.
Bid for strongest protection for all African elephants defeated at wildlife summit
Efforts to boost elephant protection fails at Cites
Call to close ivory markets agreed at Cites conference
Zimbabwe’s Government Dehorns Rhino to Fight Poaching
Botswana: Wildlife Crimes Impedes SADC Region’s Conservation Efforts
Thailand Suspends Exports of Seahorses
EU Fails to Lend Necessary Support to the African Elephant Coalition
The World Votes to Keep Rhino Horn Sales Illegal
World’s Nations Take A Stand To Save The Helmeted Hornbill From Extinction
EGI: Filling in the gaps in law enforcement for the online wildlife trade
Disappearing Gardeners: Thoughts on the Laotian elephant crisis
Timely significant ivory seizure in Viet Nam
Africa’s anti-poaching dogs take to the skies
South Africa: Suspected Rhino Poacher Arrested for Possession of Unlicensed Firearm and Ammunition
CITES Signatories to Tackle Online Wildlife Trafficking
Airline Industry in South Africa and Vietnam Increase Efforts to Stop Wildlife Trafficking
Grey area: The illicit parrot trade and South Africa’s captive-breeding industry
Zimbabwe: Invaders, Poachers Decimate Save Valley Wildlife
Namibia: Rhino Horn Smugglers Get 14 Years in Prison
The World Is Finally Getting Serious About Tiger Farms
South Africa’s scaly trade in pangolins
International trade in Barbary macaques banned
New data shows ‘staggering’ extent of great ape trade
Malawi: Zambian Army Captain Imprisoned for Wildlife Trafficking
Shocking Figures Reveal Deadly Reality for Pangolins
South Africa’s scaly trade in pangolins
KZN, South Africa: Alarming Increase in Rhino Poaching
Poaching in Africa becomes increasingly militarized
Rhino Horn Ashes Float Skyward as Prices Fall
Revealed: How Senior Laos Officials Cut Deals with Animal Traffickers – Chumlong Lemtongthai.
The crime family at the centre of Asia’s animal trafficking network – The Bach brothers (Bach Van Limh and Bach Mai), Vixay Keosavang, and Chumlong Lemtongthai.
US Pushes for More Elephant, Rhino Protection Home and Abroad
Asia’s Tiger Farms Face Increasing Scrutiny at CITES
Massive downturn in Bangkok ivory market as Thailand implements national ivory action plan
South Africa: Zulus Pack Out Alleged Rhino Poaching Kingpin Trial – Rhino poaching kingpin Dumisani Gwala.
Uniting Against Organized Wildlife Crime – Operation “Crash”
How Protecting Animals Led to Allegations of Torture and Rape
To save African elephants, scientists say ivory sales must stop
How Forensic Technology Can Help Fight the Ivory Trade
The crime family at the centre of Asia’s animal trafficking network
Cracking Down on the Pet Cheetah Trade
Sea Turtles Can Save Themselves If We Clean Up Our Act
Collateral Damage: How illegal trade in totoaba swim bladders is driving the vaquita to extinction (Video)
Critically Endangered Helmeted Hornbill parts readily available in Lao PDR
New report finds no slowdown in tiger trafficking
South Africa: ‘Rhino Poacher’ Just a Herbalist, Mom Tells Court’
CITES Decision a Huge Win for Pangolins
Focus on wildlife cybercrime at CITES
Conservation 3.0: Will Bioengineered Horn Save Rhinos?
Shocking Figures Reveal Deadly Reality for Pangolins
Legal Ivory Trade Rejected in Heated Debate
China exhibition highlights action taken to implement CITES
South Africa: Minister Edna Molewa welcomes arrest and seizure of rhino horns as historic Wildlife Conference gets underway in Johannesburg (archive link)
Huge drop in African elephant population as poaching crisis continues
South Africa: Alleged rhino poaching kingpin goes to court – Rhino poaching kingpin Dumisani Gwala.
Severe Drop in African Elephant Numbers Signals Need for Strong Action at CITES
Vietnam cuts demand for rhino horn
Massive decline in cheetah populations in Zimbabwe, survey shows
Giraffes Are More Than One Species
Giant success for giant pandas
Poacher arrests in Zimbabwe’s Save Valley
Debate: “Should the global trade of rhino horn be legalised?”
Study explores how new technologies can be linked to benefit conservation efforts
East Africa: Region Wants Tougher Wildlife Laws to Fight Against Poaching
END LOOP: Coding to End Wildlife Trafficking
Poaching Syndicates Target Kruger Rangers
East Africa: Curbing Illicit Ivory Trade Requires Global Efforts
South Africa: Chinese National Nabbed With 10 Rhino Horns at OR Tambo International Airport
Specialized training in Zambia targets poaching of elephants and associated illegal trade and trafficking in ivory
Six new champions join the fray to combat illegal wildlife trafficking
Conservationists Call on Japan to ban all Trade in Ivory
Pet trade’s “cute” and “adorable” label endangers the slow loris
Vietnam: Malayan bear transferred to rescue centre
Three murders highlight troubles of Iran’s park rangers
China jails 7 people, including airport employee, for smuggling rare tortoises
WAZA and TRAFFIC join forces to combat illegal wildlife trade
LATF hails Kenya and Tanzania for achieving impressive milestones in wildlife enforcement through cross-border wildlife security collaboration
KLIA customs foils attempt to smuggle ivory worth over RM10m – Confiscated at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA), having come through Kinshasa International Airport, Congo.
Poaching along the Okavango River
Why you should vote to stop trade in African grey parrots
Improving wildlife monitoring in Vietnamese trade channels
Target Achieved on June’s Fence Appeal, Thanks to Big Life Donors
Tracker Dogs Are an Elephant’s Best Friend
For the Day of the Elephants, a Crash Course in Conservation
Three desert-adapted lions killed in Namibia – Human-wildlife conflict.
Lions in West and Central Africa Genetically Unique
Saving the giants this World Elephant Day
Tech industry leaders join forces against illegal wildlife trafficking online
Indonesia’s bird life plundered to supply Javan bird markets
U.S. Mission Uganda Hosts Wildlife Trafficking Stakeholder Workshop
Envoys ‘engaging in illegal ivory trade’ – Says report.
SaveTheRhino: For Rangers – Why we do what we do
Wildlife crime manual circulated in Vietnam
Two Congolese Businessmen Arrested for Ivory Trafficking
Frontline enforcement officials from Yunnan receive CITES training
New partnership to boost Asia-Pacific conservation
IUCN Lion Report Raises Questions
South Africa: Police Arrest Rhino Poaching Suspects
Tanzania: Why Poaching Is Linked to Depletion of Ecosystem
Poacher Arrests in Zimbabwe’s Save Valley
Zimbabwe: Elephant Numbers Down 6,8 Percent As Poaching Increases
Officials from China and Lao PDR receive CITES law enforcement training
Malayan Sun bear: bile trade threatens the World’s smallest bear
Tragic Year for World’s Rangers, Many of Whom Lack Even Basic Insurance
Tanzania: Why Poaching Is Linked to Depletion of Ecosystem
Ensnared for a Month, a Baby Elephant is Free at Last
Like Indonesia, Malaysia to sink illegal foreign fishing boats: minister
Grim reality behind tiger selfie tourism: speed breeding, cruelty
Kruger ranger allegedly instructed accomplice to hide poached horns
Illegal wildlife trade threat highlighted during internet governance forum
Namibia: 67 Elephant Tusks, 14 Rhino Horns Seized This Year
Corruption at the Highest Levels
Elephant killings in Africa ‘stabilise’ but threat continues
The Emerging Role of Asia in Wildlife Conservation Practice
Snares – The Unseen Killer Lurking in the Forest
Tanzania: Poachers Jailed 40 Years Over Illegal Ivory Possession – Gidamis Giyamu, alias Hamis, and Petro Kilo, alias Kinangai and Nanga.
Wild Tigers in Peril as Tiger Farms Flourish
How rangers are working to save tigers
Persistent illegal bird trade highlighted at notorious Bangkok Market
Chengeta Wildlife: July Updates – “Action Against Poaching” and “Chengeta Wildlife” initiatives in Mali.
Changing consumer choice advice a few clicks away – Wildlife Consumer Behaviour Change Toolkit.
Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation Awards $15.6 Million in Largest-Ever Round of Environmental Grants
How Amazon is putting our wildlife at risk
Elephant park to finally face criminal charges for cruelty
South Africa: Police Arrests Alleged Rhino Poachers
Vietnam is one of world’s biggest illegal ivory markets
Massive relocation of 500 elephants begins in Malawi
Amazon, eBay involved in illegal wildlife trade: Indian government
Vietnam’s Illegal Ivory Trade Threatens Africa’s Elephants
Wildlife Crime: Convincing Communities?
Most Wanted Kenyan Ivory Dealer, Feisal Mohamed Ali, Sentenced to 20 Years in Jail
Pangolin poaching in Zimbabwe threatens species survival
Video: I am a ranger – Highlights the rangers protecting wildlife and last northern white rhino at Kenya’s Ol Pejeta Conservancy.
2016: So Far, Another Deadly Year for Pangolins – Especially African species.
A Honeymoon Helping Wildlife
Giant Clam Poaching Wipes Out Reefs in South China Sea
Rhino DNA database puts poachers in the cross-hair
South China Sea ruling slams China for poaching, reef destruction
Giant Clam Poaching Wipes Out Reefs in South China Sea
The Epicentre of Namibia’s Rhino Poaching
South Africa: Respect our rights – alleged poaching syndicate – Alleged poaching ringleaders want the Constitutional Court to decide on whether it’s fair that they have to prove their innocence.
These fake turtle eggs could crack a black market in animal poaching
Another Tool in the Fight Against Illegal Fishing
This Is Africa’s New Elephant Poaching Hot Spot – Substantial, organized elephant poaching documented in Angola.
Hong Kong Protesters Target FedEx Over Shark Fin Shipments
Poaching Leaves Elephant Daughters In Charge
Otters in Asia at risk from demand for their skins and increasingly as pets
Vietnam: Delay to new penal code in Viet Nam is major blow to fight against wildlife crime
Dried Sea Horses Seized – All Eight Million – Attempted trafficking from Peru to Asia.
Vietnam: Initiative instills zero-tolerance towards rhino horn consumption
A Growing Threat to Lions: Illegal Trade in Their Bones
Amid illegal fishing crackdown, Indonesia to buoy legal catch
Countering wildlife trafficking meeting held in Taiwan
Assam rocked by claims Kaziranga poaching is an insider job; Nepal celebrates two poaching-free years
What’s going on in Tanzania? – Leaked safari films raise awareness of hidden wildlife abuse and corruption.
Experts agree to enhanced international DNA testing of rhinos at South African Workshop
Bling king accused in Namibian rhino poaching
Andy Murray and Kevin Spacey team up to support global tiger campaign
Hong Kong Starts Countdown to Ivory Trade Ban
United in zero tolerance of illegal wildlife consumption
Indonesian Soldier Caught with 8 Pangolins in Car Backseat
Vietnam: Online Wildlife Trafficker Phan Huynh Anh Khoa Gets Five Years in Prison
Lusaka Agreement Task Force (LATF) teams up with UNOOSA, UNEP and Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources of Kenya in bridging Wildlife Conservation, Space Technology and Applications to enhance service delivery in wildlife management and protecting biodiversity in Africa.
Real-life “Tarzan” Lee White is on a Mission to Protect Gabon’s Forest Elephants
Vietnam: Man gets 5-year sentence for illegal wildlife trade – Vietnamese national Phan Huynh Anh Khoa.
Chinese-military axis behind Zambian poaching crisis
Help Save the Rhino win €25,000 to protect rhinos with Dragon Mania Legends
European Union (EU) Environment Ministers endorse ambitious EU Action Plan to address wildlife trafficking
China and Vietnam heavily involved in global rhino horn trade
SANParks Weeds Out Rangers Involved in Rhino Poaching
South Africa: Pangolin Poachers Tracked Down Close to Hoedspruit
Hype and secrecy in wildlife conservation
After mass die-off, saiga antelope numbers go up in Kazakhstan
Photos: On a Chinese mountain, an aging anti-poaching hero ponders the future
TRAFFIC organizes seminar for wildlife crime enforcement agencies in China
On The Road: Rhino Translocation in Nepal
If South Africa does not tackle corruption we will lose the war on poaching
Rampant poaching threatens former elephant stronghold in Tanzania
Martial Arts Actor Tony Jaa Leads New ‘Ivory Free’ Thailand Campaign
Dismantling Elephant Poaching in Lower Zambezi
Update: Malaysian Illegal Wildlife Trade Group Removed by Facebook
Protected Species Openly for Sale in Malaysian Facebook Group
Legal Ivory Sale Drove Dramatic Increase in Elephant Poaching, Study Shows
Central Africa countries meet to support National Ivory Action Plan implementation
Law enforcement plan a must in Singapore’s fight to tackle illegal ivory transit role
Singapore Crushes 7,900 Kilograms of Illegal Ivory Worth $10 Million
Beyond Poaching – The Next Phase: A Transformational Life Saver – Big Life Foundation aims to reduce the number of elephants raiding farmer’s crops using non-lethal tactics that strengthen community ties to their wildlife.
Video hints Japan abetting illegal ivory trade: conservationists
Germany hosts forum on illegal wildlife trade’s impact on sustainable development
Wildlife Crime: Why do local communities poach?
Hunting Endangered Animals in the Jungles of Myanmar
How Saving One Chimp Led to a New Kind of Anti-Poaching Group – Interview with EAGLE Network founder and director Ofir Drori.
Under the Radar: Trade in Southeast Asian Newts
South Africa: Alleged Rhino Kingpin Trial Set to be a Showdown
Stiff sentence to poacher in South Africa
A lioness named Elsa inspired an epic fight against poachers – Relates to George Adamson’s and Joy Adamson’s raising of a lion cub which chronicled in the book Born Free.
U.S. and India Sign MOU on Combating Wildlife Trafficking
The rhino war from the perspective of a ranger’s daughter
Forced Windows 10 Upgrade Shuts Down PC Used by Anti-Poaching Rangers in Africa
The uphill battle to save rhinos in Mozambique
Vietnamese millionaires dine on rare Red Book fish – Exotic fish species are eaten in spite of ban.
Hard battle against wildlife crime in Vietnam
More remains seized, deeper issues revealed at Thailand ‘Tiger Temple’
U.S. Completes Near-Total Elephant Ivory Ban to Close Trafficking Loopholes
Vietnam toughens up fight against illegal wildlife trade
Cambodia declares new national park, plans to reintroduce tigers
Beijing reception focuses on wildlife conservation and responsible travel in South Africa
UNODC – LATF Memorandum of Understanding Signed on Combating Wildlife and Forest Crimes
South Africa: Poaching At Rietvlei Nature Reserve Condemned
Mozambique: More Than 60 Poachers Arrested in Limpopo Park Last Year (alternate source)
Rare Success Story of Wildlife Protection in Kenya
President Kenyatta seeks support for total ban on ivory trade
Traffickers Busted in Indonesia, Whale Sharks Released Back to the Wild
Vietnam: Man travels country photographing wildlife – Uses images and travel to promote wildlife conservation.
Vietnam: Civil society groups call for zero tolerance of wildlife crime
Namibia: Elephant poaching suspects still at large
Zimbabwe wants trade ban on ivory lifted
Indonesia’s birds being wiped out by pet trade
Zimbabwe wants trade ban on ivory lifted
Suspected poachers fire on SANParks helicopter
Thousands of Southeast Asian newts being collected from the wild for pet trade
Kenya: Uhuru to Stage War Against Ivory Trade in South Africa
Wildlife Crime – Stealing Animals to Sell As Pets
Joint Announcement of the United States-Vietnam Partnership To Combat Wildlife Trafficking
Wildlife crime assessed globally for the first time in new UNODC report
The assassinations of Mother Nature’s guardians
Tanzania: Tourism Promotion, War On Poaching High On 2016/17 Agenda
South Africa: Minister Notes Rhino Horn Court Judgment – Minister Edna Molwea.
South Africa Conviction Rate ‘Pitiful’ for Rhino Crimes
Uganda: Two Charged Over Smuggled Tortoises
Namibia: Verdict Awaited in Rhino Horn Smuggling Trial
Zimbabwe: Daring Hunter Sets Impala Snares Around Elephant Hills Hotel
Tanzania: Conservator held over ivory tusk find
Zimbabwe: Poachers killed in shoot-out – Two Zambian poachers killed in Zambezi National Park.
23 Most Threatened Turtle and Tortoise Species in the United States
Vietnam: Pangolin smugglers to face up to 15 years in jail
The brutal economics of Zambia’s illegal wildlife trade – in pictures
Zimbabwe’s Elephant Poaching Citadel
8-year-old Girl Roots Out Poachers
Uganda: UPDF, Police Accused of Hiding Wildlife Smugglers – According to Natural Conservation Resource Network.
Uganda: Artists Come Together to Conserve Wildlife
Use of Drones Approved As Anti-Poaching War Intensifies
Park rangers take drastic measures to save South Africa’s rhinos
Advocating for Wildlife: A Conversation with President Sebunya – African Wildlife Foundation president.
Chinese Superstar Angelababy Speaks Out for Pangolins
Who Eats Lemurs? The Answer Is More Complex than You’d Think – Relates to bushmeat poaching in Madagascar.
Namibia: Rhino Conservation Awards
Poaching of Elephant Matriarchs Destroys Rainforests
Trophy-Hunting Trump Jr. Sets Sights on ‘Re-Shaping’ Wildlife Policies
South Africa Conviction Rate ‘Pitiful’ for Rhino Crimes?
India to burn its ivory stockpile as poaching deterrent
The brutal economics of Zambia’s illegal wildlife trade – in pictures
What it takes to get an interview with a rhino horn user
New research contradicts claim that legal hunting reduces poaching
Study Casts Doubt on Theory That Legal Hunting Reduces Poaching – Relating to wolves in North America.
Helicopter-rappelling dogs and other innovations being used to save South Africa’s rhinos
Corruption’s impacts on wildlife to be addressed
UK spearheads drive to root out corruption fuelling wildlife crime
Elephant poaching on the rise in Kruger
Chinese man nabbed with R3m in elephant tusks, other contraband – Roughly $198,500.
Sophisticated poachers could undercut bold Kenyan fight against wildlife crime in this key African transit country
African Countries Deeply Divided over Ivory Trade Before UN Meeting
South Africa: SAPS’s Rhino Protection Initiatives Yield Positive Results
‘My park rangers protect Congo’s people and ecosystems as war rages all around’
On the frontline of Africa’s wildlife wars – On the recent killings of a civilian and ranger in Virunga NP, DRC.
Collectors Exploit Weak Wildlife Laws to Import Live Pangolins into U.S.
Declining pastureland around the globe presents significant conservation opportunity
There are only three Saharan addax antelope left in the wild
Big animals have big impacts on tropical forest carbon storage
All 8 Pangolin Species Threatened with Extinction; 2 Species Now ‘Critically Endangered’
Dongxing Customs enhance their skills in detecting illegal wildlife trade
CITES Appendix II Protection Proposed for Africa’s Softshell Turtles
Only Three Addax Antelopes Left in the Wild?
Illegal trade pushing Helmeted Hornbills towards extinction
Hollywood movie star in Vietnam to protect rhinos
Nepal Celebrates Two Consecutive Years of Zero Rhino Poaching
Will Summit Lead to Greater Elephant Protection?
CITES Appendix I Listing Proposed for All Eight Pangolin Species
Uhuru vows to save Kenya’s Elephants, says heritage cannot be sold for money
Kenya burns vast piles of elephant tusks as it seeks ban on trade
Kenya Burns Huge Pile of Ivory Tusks to Protest Poaching
Royal Cambodian Turtle Population Plummets 95 Percent; Just 10 Left in the Wild
Malaysian businessmen sentenced to 6 months for smuggling endangered wildlife artifacts into U.S.
Bat mortality no longer sustainable, global review finds
State hammers Chinese accused – Relating to prosecution of Wang Hui, Pu Xuexin, Li Zhibing, and Li Xiaoliang.
Malaysian pair plead guilty in Oregon to online wildlife smuggling, get six months
Controversial tiger temple in Thailand gets zoo license
Air transport operators and Cameroon Government pledge to work together to combat Illegal wildlife trade
Pioneer in Vietnamese communications speaks out against wildlife crime
Drone With Night Vision Tracks Down Poachers at Sea – In the Gulf of California.
New report calls for better monitoring of international nautilus trade
Four arrested for trafficking pangolins in Uganda
Pilot project to protect rhinos announced
Outwitting poachers with artificial intelligence
Zimbabwe: Chief justice orders stop to ivory trial
Op-Ed: Namibia: Are Photographers Contributing to Poaching?
Namibia: Trophies Off the Hook As EU Trophy Ban Fails to Get Backing
South Africa: Three rhino poached in iMfolozi
Madhya Pradesh STF arrests kingpin of Indo-China Pangolin smuggling module
How to steal an ivory stockpile – Parks employees of Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe have allegedly stolen ivory from government stockpiles since 2012.
Rory Young in Reader’s Digest – Instructor of Anti-poaching rangers, Rory Young of Chengeta Wildlife.
South Africa will not table CITES proposal on rhino horn trade
#ConvictGwalaRhinoKingpin – Next court appearance 23 May
Statement of Concern by Tiger Biologists on the WWF-GTF Report
Big Data for Big Animals: Machine Learning Finds the Giraffe in the Bushes (Part 2)
Malawi: Mutharika Speaks Against Wildlife Crime – Action Needed, Diplomats to Malawi Urge
Tiger trafficker’s wife allowed to breed tigers
Drought is indirectly killing elephants in Vietnam’s Central Highlands
247 Reasons Not to Poach – Rangers graduate from Manyani Kenya Wildlife Service Training Academy.
Tanzania, Kenya in Move to Crush Poaching
Vigilance urged as Malaysia destroys huge ivory stockpile
China joins South Africa and Mozambique in efforts to curb illegal wildlife trade
Tiger Resolution Sets New Paradigm for Conservation – The 13 “Tiger Nations” commit to 7 key aspects of conservation.
Malawi: Poachers Surrender 40 Home Made Guns to Police
Big Data for Big Animals (Part 1) – Understanding giraffe patterns through machine learning
US Gives Canadian Turtle Smuggler 5 Years in Prison – Chinese-born Canadian Kai Xu had attempted to smuggle thusands of turtles to China.
Zimbabwe: Rhino Featured on TV Euthanized After Poacher Shooting
Zimbabwe: Police Boss Rubbishes Cyanide Poaching Story
South Africa: Decomposed Rhino Found With a Shot Wound
The Virunga National Park Air Wing
Thuli Madonsela to investigate rhino poaching corruption case
U.S. Tightens Rules for Captive Tiger Trade
Elephants Wiped Out on Alarming Scale in Southern Africa
For the first time in 100 years, tiger numbers are on the rise
TRAFFIC helps train leading Chinese courier company in how to detect illegal wildlife trade
Sir David Attenborough opens global hub for nature conservation
Phinda: Rural communities are saving rhinos
US tightens up legislation on captive Tiger breeding
Poachers Aren’t All Evil: An Unconventional Conservation Film
Malaysians arrested in Jakarta with bags full of reptiles
Disappointment: China’s Draft Wildlife ‘Protection’ Law Favors Tiger Trade
Kenya: Three Chinese to Be Arraigned in Court Over Ivory Products , Lion Teeth
Four get maximum sentence for murder of Costa Rican sea turtle conservationist – Jairo Mora.
Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Phillips at the First Ivory Crush in Italy
Canadian fined $43K for smuggling turtles into the country – Florida softshell turtles.
Tanzania: Five More Joined in Monkey Export Saga
Cambodia rescues half tonne of smuggled tortoises, pythons
Hong Kong Chief Executive Reaffirms Ivory Ban Support
Kenyans Angered By Shooting and Killing of Lion By KWS Rangers (graphic image)
Kenya Offers Amnesty to Surrender Rhino Horn, Ivory Trophies
South Africa: ‘Rangers Framed Me for Kruger Rhino Poaching,’ Soldier Tells Court – Relating to 2010 poaching incident.
Pan-African Elephant Survey Yields Positive Results in Zambia
Op-Ed: Hong Kong’s Ivory Traders Don’t Deserve Compensation
Kenya: Sanctuary Celebrates First Black Rhino Birth
Tanzania: Human Activities Threaten Sea Turtles
US willing to help Vietnam combat wildlife trafficking
Mozambique: Two Arrested in Possession of Rhino Horns
Tanzania: Chinese jailed 30 years for slaughter of 226 elephants
South Africa Rhino Horn Trade Proposal Hidden in DEA Budget – ZA Department of Environmental Affairs.
WildAid Presses SoftBank to Stop Yahoo! Japan’s Ivory Sales
Angola: Government bans trade of ivory – Draft law will be presented to be reviewed or signed into law.
Africa’s Rangers at the Frontline of the Poaching War
Ecuador Busts 4 Peruvian Boats for Illegal Fishing
Victory for Sharks in the Galapagos Marine Reserve – Ecuador creates 15,000-square-mile marine sanctuary.
Uganda confiscates 4,000 kgs of ivory as trafficking increases – 4,000 kilograms is roughly 8,818 pounds.
Africa: Illegal Fishing Hurting Continent’s Fisheries
Video: On the hunt for elephant poachers
Sumatran Tigers, Close to Extinction
#ConvictGwalaRhinoKingpin – Behind the scenes – Dumisani Gwala.
Alleged rhino poaching kingpin goes to court – Dumisani Gwala.
Wildlife Poisoning Continues to Take a Toll on Africa’s Vultures
New study highlights scale of illegal and unreported Humphead Wrasse trade
Rangers Killed in Mai Mai Attack on Virunga’s Central Sector
Remembering Rangers Mulonga and Mumbere
China expands ban on ivory imports
Chinese fishing boat tries to ram Argentine coast guard vessel in poaching bust, is sunk
Italian Father and Son Accidentally Shot Dead While on Anti-poaching Patrol – Shooting occurred in in Mana Pools, Zimbabwe (official press release).
Elephants, Pangolins, Bees Proposed for Greater Endangered Species Protections
Happy Ending for Smuggled Scaly Anteaters – Also called pangolins.
Malawi burns 2.6 tonnes of illegal ivory amid Tanzania’s protest (alternate link)
Malawi Torches Tonnes of Contraband Ivory
Global transport leaders sign historic declaration in fight to shut down illegal wildlife trafficking routes
Reducing demand for illegal wildlife products and embracing the forthcoming ivory ban
Italian Father and Son Accidentally Shot Dead in Mana Pools, Zimbabwe While on Anti-poaching Patrol
African Grey Parrot Bust in Democratic Republic of Congo
‘Shocking’ scale of pangolin smuggling revealed
Volunteer reveals state of South African predator breeding facility
Vietnam: Hunter turns from killer to conservationist
Wildlife trafficking poses risks to public health
Indonesia Arrests Suspected Tiger Trader
Poaching for ivory stabilises but elephant decline continues
Snow Leopard Trust: 10 Kyrgyz Anti-Poaching Heroes Honored on World Wildlife Day
The First Ivory Crush in Italy Announced – Scheduled for 31 March, 2016. (Italian press release)
Facebook Groups: Malaysia’s new wildlife trade marketplace
Lack of Support Endangers Wildlife Rangers
Kenya: Bodyguards of top state officials arrested selling ivory
13 facing jail over plot to steal £57m in rhino horn and Chinese artefacts
Dark web not a hub of rare wildlife trade because standard routes are so poorly monitored
Nepal: Rhino relocation: On the horns of dilemma
Rhino translocation off to a positive start in Nepal’s Terai
Will the Zulu traditional dress wipe out the SA leopard?
Tanzania: Six Men On 7.4 Billion/ – Ivory Haul Charge Granted Bail
Tanzania: Dar Resident Jailed 30 Years or Pay 900 Million/ – Fine Over Ivory Haul
European Union Publishes Action Plan on Tackling Wildlife Crime
Botswana: US Senators Uneasy At ‘Shoot to Kill’ Stance
Large Seizures of Protected Pig-nosed Turtles in Indonesia Highlight Magnitude of Illegal Trade
Congo’s giraffes being hunted into extinction — for their meat
Palau vs. the Poachers – Island nation of Palau cracks down on international illegal fishing.
Tigers Have Just One Safe Habitat in South East Asia
Tanzania: Lions Rescued in Tanzania as Killings Continue
Markets of Death, Part One: The Asian end of a grisly business
Ivory Trafficking in Africa Controlled by a Powerful Few, Study Suggests
Platform to Enhance Collaboration in Countering Illegal Wildlife Trade Launched in Central Africa
South Africa: Drones tackle rhino poaching
Pilot killing earns four 70 years – Developing story relating to murder of Roger Gower.
KWS Installs Tracking Devices for Elephants and Rhinos in Maasai Mara
Tanzania: Trader, Villager Charged in Dar Court for Owning Elephant Tusks
Four suspected rhino poachers caught after high speed chase
Kenya, Tanzania Wildlife Officers in Joint Operation to Nab Poachers
Ring of Elephant Poachers Broken Up by Tanzanian Authorities – During investigation of helicopter pilot Roger Gower’s murder.
Tanzania: Operation On Illegal Use of Guns in Game Reserves Planned – After police find citizens loaning guns to poachers.
State shows hierarchy in rhino case – Relating to prosecution of Wang Hui, Pu Xuexin, Li Zhibing, and Li Xiaoliang.
WildAid Calls for Ban on Synthetic Rhino Horn Exports
Ivory Trafficking Network Broken Up in the Democratic Republic of Congo
Tracking Dogs to Help Fight Poaching in South African Game Reserve
South Africa: Four Suspected Rhino Poachers Caught After High Speed Chase
Ali Kiba’s ‘Lupela’ Out to Fight Poachers (video)
Ring of Elephant Poachers Broken Up by Tanzanian Authorities
Tanzania: Kenya, Tanzania in Joint Probe After Black Rhino Killed in Maasai Mara – Rhino was named “Temple.”
Kenya: The snipers trained to protect rhinos
US Ratification of Port State Measures Agreement Far-Reaching Tool to Curb Illegal Fishing
South Africa Receives Equipment from USA to Combat Poaching
Another One Bites the Dust: Elephant-poaching gang member caught – Poacher caught by Big Life Foundation anti-poaching rangers.
‘Further arrests’ over UK pilot killing – Developing story relating to murder of Roger Gower.
Minden man accused of smuggling – Located in Louisiana, USA.
Tanzania: When poaching is a concern to environmentalists
Poachers Steal 7 Million South African Abalones a Year
New US rule proposed to combat black market fishing
Another one bites the dust: gang member caught – Big Life catches a suspect in an elephant-poaching gang.
Japan-bound endangered species intercepted
Rhino poaching kingpin, and the magistrate that keeps him out of jail
Kenya to burn massive ivory stockpile – “120 tons” [sic] to be burned on April 29th and 30th.
Four Chinese rhino horn smuggler kingpins get 20 years jail term in Tanzania – Smugglers identified as Song Lei, Xiao Shaodan, Chen Jianlian, and Hu Liang.
A Chinese ivory smuggling kingpin deported from Africa with LATF support jailed for 11 years in China – Chinese national Jingmei Xue.
Kenya: Environment Cabinet Secretary says Kenya winning war on poaching – Cabinet Secretary Judi Wakhungu: Poaching of elephants and rhinoceroses inside Kenya’s borders continues to decline.
Tanzania: Two in Trouble Over State Trophies
Link Between Ivory Price Drop and China’s Trade Ban Questioned
2015: Deadliest Year Ever for Rhinos – Worst in decades.
Worst year ever for rhino poaching in Africa – Worst in decades.
Da Nang City issues wildlife crime-fighting Directive
Thailand: Tiger Temple Accused of Supplying Black Market
215kg ivory smugglers’ trial in false start as one of the suspects absconds (alternate link)
Zimbabwe police kill ivory poacher, recover tusks
South Africa an Outlier on Ivory Policies
Multi Agency Enforcement Team makes arrest. Over hundreds of wildlife articles seized. – In Jakarta, Indonesia.
Alarming proof of underreported bushmeat crisis in heart of Amazonia
South Africa likely just gave the rhino its death sentence
Nearly 1,500 Weaverbirds Seized in Northern Peninsular Malaysia
Zimbabwe’s wildlife authorities say rangers recovered 22 elephant tusks after a shootout with nearly a dozen suspected poachers
Zimbabwe: High Profile Harare Ivory Poacher, Accomplices Appear in Court (alternate source)
Zimbabwe: Ivory poaching ‘kingpin’ in court, but released due to ZRP bungling
South Africa Opposes Burning of Ivory Stockpiles
Suspect used hired truck to ferry ivory, court hears – Suspected ivory trafficker Feisal Mohamed Ali.
Why Rhino Poaching Isn’t High on the CITES Agenda
The Bigger Story Behind the Killing of Cecil the Lion That the Media Overlooked – Safari Club International poses as a supporter of wildlife conservation, but lobbies for trophy hunting and against bans on illegal wildlife trafficking.
Demand for Fish Bladder May Wipe Out World’s Rarest Ocean Mammal – The vaquita porpoise.
Field Ranger succumbs to injuries after accidental shooting – In Kruger National Park, South Africa.
Two Poaching Suspects Fatally Wounded Following Tourist Sighting
Rare Footage of Wild Asian Elephants Highlights Success of Cambodia’s Largest Protected Forest
Poacher killed by Botswana Defence Force
Why Shutting Down China’s Ivory Trade Won’t Be Easy
LRA warlord Joseph Kony uses ivory trade to buy arms – Lord’s Resistance Army is lead by Joseph Kony who has been indicted for crimes against humanity.
Surge in poaching sees 50 Zimbabwe rhinos killed
Uganda: Uwa Deploys Hi-Tech Methods to Fight Poaching
Facebooker investigated for posting monkey-killing photos on personal page (graphic) – Chu Van Cuong in Vietnam.
5 Arrested For Killing Rare Snow Leopard, Other Endangered Species In China
Zimbabwe to ‘export more elephants’ – Part of an on-going export of young elephants from Zimbabwe’s national parks during 2015.
Zimbabwe: CIO Operative Busted in Rhino Poaching, Gang Member Jailed 20 Years – Zimbabwe’s Central Intelligence Organization (Alternate source).
Uganda: Armed poachers threaten elephants
Zimbabwe: Police Arrest 6 Poachers
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Liberia: EU Vessels Illegally Fishing in Liberian Waters
Kenya: Police Face Probe in Sh44 Million Ivory Saga – Roughly $430,000.
North Korean diplomat expelled from South Africa for rhino horn trafficking
Malawi: Christmas Fate – Malawi Elephant Kills Poacher
U.S. Protects Lions Under Endangered Species Act
Kenya Court Charges Ivory-Smuggling ‘Kingpin’ – Suspected ivory trafficker Feisal Mohamed Ali.
Seven of the Year’s Biggest Wins Against Wildlife Exploitation
What Some in Maasai Mara are Doing to Prevent Another Marsh Pride Tragedy – The Maasai in Kenya.
Rhinos, Photos of the four Chinese Nationals Sentenced to 20 years – Elephant Action League exclusive press release on the arrest and prosecution of traffickers in Tanzania.
Chinese poachers destroying coral reefs – In South Pacific.
Gabon seizes 200kg of poached ivory in what could be biggest haul ever
How Japan is Fueling the Slaughter of Elephants
Don’t celebrate falling ivory prices too soon
Lifeline for Elephants: Ivory price halves in China after Xi pledges ban
Prince Harry’s Photos Show the Reality of Poaching
Online wildlife trader arrested in Ho Chi Minh City
Fighting Wildlife Crime in Vietnam: The Downfall of the “Bastard of the Internet” – Phan Huynh Anh Khoa, a Vietnamese citizen accused of wildlife trafficking.
Iconic rhino, calves savagely poached in iSimangaliso
Thai Soccer Stars Join WildAid to Fight Ivory Trade
EU-TWIX: ten years of enforcement assistance – The European Union Trade in Wildlife Information eXchange.
30 artwork collecting businesses pledge to “refuse illegal wildlife products”
Thousands of Birds Seized from East Java Port
Rhino Horn Trafficking: Market-Based Solutions Under Scrutiny
Debate on Tacklaing Wildlife Crimes in Hong Kong Set in Motion
Poacher guns down two police officers, fellow rustler – Suspected poacher in Zimbabwe (alternate source).
South Africa: Cops nabbed for rhino poaching
Germans Boost Tanzania’s Anti-Poaching Push
Pope Francis calls to fight ivory trafficking
High-level action on wildlife crime urged at China-Africa Summit
UK to ban import of lion trophies if hunting industry doesn’t reform
Minister of Environmental Affairs, Mrs Edna Molewa, Studying Rhino Horn Moratorium Judgment
South African Judge Lifts Domestic Ban on Rhino Horn Trade
South African Government appeals High Court ruling against rhino horn ban
Poaching upsurge threatens South America’s iconic vicuña
Letaba Ranch: A nest of corruption
24 pangolins released into the wild – Rescued and released in Vietnam
Ivory Action Plans: Good progress made, but essential next steps needed
Thailand repatriates smuggled orangutans to Indonesia
China Backs Malawi’s Wildlife Crime Crusade
TRAFFIC and Tencent sign agreement to tackle illicit wildlife trade through social media networks
Rhino Tracking with the Poacher that Became the Protector
Rhino Slaughter Continues – In Namibia’s Etosha National Park and elsewhere.
France bans import of lion hunting trophies
Who are Namibia’s Chinese smugglers? – Relating to prosecution of Wang Hui, Pu Xuexin, Li Zhibing, and Li Xiaoliang.
Rhino Tracking with the Poacher that Became the Protector
Northern White Rhino Dies, Leaving Just Three on the Planet – Died in captivity.
Australian Court Fines Japanese Whalers A$1 Million
The end of canned lion hunting looks imminent – In South Africa.
Is Trophy Hunting Helping Save African Elephants?
Poaching Attempt Prevented Thanks to Tip-off – In Kruger National Park, South Africa. (alternate source)
Poachers Should Rot in Jail, Says VP – Vice President of Zimbabwe Emmerson Mnangagwa. (alternate source)
South Africa: Trophy Hunting Industry Disowns Half-Tame Lion Hunting
Strategies for Success in the Ivory War
Namibia Needs China’s Help to Curb Poaching
Elephant Poachers Take Aim at South Africa’s Famed Refuge
Mozambique nabs Vietnamese for rhino poaching
Another rhino down in Hluhluwe – South Africa.
South Africa: Rangers foil rhino poachers at Phinda (Graphic)
Malawi Declares War on Game Poachers, Wildlife Illegal Dealers
Mozambique ramps up fight against poachers
Kenya Among 25 States Seeking a Global Ban On Ivory Trade
U.S. Congress Moves to Treat Poachers Like Drug Traffickers
A Tribute to Ranger Daniel Mabasa After 25 Years at Kruger
David Pocock Swaps Rugby for Rhinos
Washington Voters Approve Anti-Wildlife-Trafficking Initiative, I-1401, In a Landslide
Reckless Australian Auction Rooms and Weak Domestic Wildlife Laws May Contribute to Worldwide Rhino Slaughter
Malaysian men charged with smuggling wildlife into Oregon
Vet will fight till last bear is free – Expat veterinarian in Vietnam.
VN, African nations target wildlife trade
SANParks appoints Head of Ranger Services in the Kruger National Park – Major General Johan Jooste mvoes on to a different position and is replaced by Xolani Nicholus Funda.
Tokay Gecko captive breeding doesn’t add up
TRAFFIC facilitates enforcement training workshop in Guangxi
Rhino horn DNA testing in Vietnam
South Africa: Rhino airwing contract fiasco
Thula Thula’s Royal Zulu dream comes alive
Two Poachers, Three Rhino Down in Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Game Park, South Africa
Two Zim cops caught trying to sell a pangolin
Senior Zim cop implicated in poisoning elephants – Related to the cyanide poisonings of more than 60 elephants in September and October.
President Jacob Zuma: Anti-Rhino Poaching Awareness Day and visit to the Kruger National Park – Press release from the South African government. Photos also available from the Kruger event.
“The Devil,” Most Wanted Ivory Trafficker in Tanzania, Arrested – Boniface Mariango, also known as “Shetani” (meaning “the Devil”), was arrested not long after the arrest of Yang Feng Lan (Yang Fenglan) the “Queen of Ivory.”
Tanzania gets ‘The Devil’ as it cracks down on elephant poaching
Zimbabwe’s elephants allegedly poisoned by dissatisfied rangers
Rhino poachers get 14 years in prison thanks to tracking dog
Clouded Leopards Threatened by Sudden Increase in Poaching and Live Trade
Suspected Poacher Shot in Zululand Rhino Reserve
Homegrown African Solutions to Elephant Poaching
Seizure of highly threatened turtles highlights ongoing threat of illegal trade
Bears face prolonged wait for return to the wild – Vietnam Bear Rescue Centre seeks to return rescued bears to the wild when they are at less risk.
Animals in trade under spotlight in Asian conference
How World’s Largest Legal Ivory Market Fuels Demand for Illegal Ivory
Seized orangutans repatriated – After being illegally captured and trafficked.
Illegal Hunter and Hunting Dogs Killed by Lions in South Africa
China to ban ivory trade within a year or so as pressure mounts on Hong Kong
Rhino kingpin offered police a bribe – Relating to prosecution of Wang Hui, Pu Xuexin, Li Zhibing, and Li Xiaoliang.
19 elephants killed by poachers in Kruger
A Poacher’s Choice: $10,000 or Six Years in Jail
Eight bears rescued in Quang Ninh – Animals Asia rescued the captive bears in Vietnam.
German National Arrested in Indonesia on Suspicion of Smuggling Earless Monitor Lizards
Anti-Poaching Dog Bid a Brave Farewell
For Nations Lax About Ivory Smuggling, An Easy Pass
Rangers bust suspected Sumatran tiger poachers
Government teacher accused of killing Tiger in order to get rich
Forty Zimbabwean elephants slaughtered; minister blames ‘American policies’
Record Amount Raised to Fight Poaching in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
26 elephants found dead at Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park after being poisoned with cyanide
Helmeted Hornbill: The bird that’s more valuable than ivory
More arrested for smuggling sable – Attempted smuggling of sable from Zambia.
Fighting Back After Bahati’s Death – Regrouping after the death of a young rhino in Kenya.
Poachers kill four rangers, army officer in Congo park
Zimbabwe Authorities Foil Parks Employees’ Bid to Smuggle Ivory
Four Men Killed by Poachers in Garamba National Park DRC
What Do New Cyanide Poisonings Mean for Zimbabwe’s Elephants?
Chinese Ivory Trafficker Arrested in Tanzania – Yang Feng Lan was born in China but had been living in Tanzania and Uganda since 1975. (Alternate source)
Major ivory trafficker arrested – Yang Feng Lan, the “Queen of Ivory,” has been arrested in Tanzania.
China seizes nearly 1 ton of ivory, rhino horn, bear paws
Zimbabwe: 22 poachers killed, 900 arrested in 2015
Elephant Poaching declines in Tanzania due to intelligence-led approach
Arrest over Siberian tiger poaching after rare big cat ‘violently killed’ this year
Newborn Lions Are Being Stolen From Their Moms — And Handed Over To Hunters
Zimbabwe Elephant Poaching: Cyanide Used By Suspected Poachers To Poison 14 Pachyderms In National Parks
Malawi Gets Tough on Wildlife Crime At Home and Abroad
KZN Rhinos in Danger – Rhinoceroses in Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa.
Man Caught Trying to Smuggle Ivory, Python Skin Into SA
Ivory trafficking on Nigeria-Cameroon border targeted
Botswana cheetah Legolas killed
Live Ops Begin – A surprise party for poachers.
More Zim Elephants Die From Cyanide Poisoning
Abuja is new ivory trade route – Abuja, Nigeria.Abuja is new ivory trade route – Abuja, Nigeria.
Hundreds of protected tortoises seized in Madagascar
SOS: wild animals dying at rescue centers
Three Zim Elephants Poisoned With Cyanide in Resort Town
Elephant ivory: Nearly all sales in California banned after Gov. Jerry Brown signs conservation bill
Logistics Giant DHL Assists TRAFFIC-led Workshop on Wildlife Smuggling Prevention
‘You Don’t Win a War Without Resources’ – New Proposal to Save Rhinos
Asian Songbird Trade Crisis Summit calls on regional governments to shut down illegal bird markets
Malawi Gets Tough on Wildlife Crime At Home and Abroad
Vietnam to end use of bear bile – Animals Asia Foundation seeks to end bear bile farming by 2020.
5 Rhino Poached in Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Game Park, South Africa – One is struggling to survive the attack.
Poaching Takes a Toll on Vulture Populations
U.S. troops have turned to some unsavory partners to help find warlord Joseph Kony – Lord’s Resistance Army warlord has alleged ties to elephant ivory and illegal weapons trade.
Diamonds are only conflict resource defined by the UN. What about ivory?
Forest of Dean wild boar and deer poaching ‘out of control’
Undercover Video Confirms Hong Kong’s Retail Market Is “Front” for Smuggled Ivory – The report this article is based on is available here.
Spotlight on Da Nang as new conduit in global ivory trafficking
China to prosecute three over butchered panda
3 more elephants found in Zim with tusks ‘chopped out’
SA’s Ban On Trade of Rhino Horn Under Attack in Court
On World Rhino Day, Borana Conservancy Celebrates 2 Years as a Rhino Sanctuary
World Rhino Day: The last stand
Ex-soldier allegedly used silencers to poach rhino in Kruger Park – Former soldier in South African National Defence Force and civilian partner each face multiple charges.
Confessions of a Notorious Elephant Poacher
Injured rhinos on the mend
Taking anti-rhino poaching messages to the world
Suspected rhino poachers caught – In Limpopo, South Africa.
Investigative documentary on bloody ivory from Tanzania
Rhino youth activists head to Vietnam
Killing buffalo for Edgar Lungu – Zambia’s President.
Chinese Rhino Poaching Suspects in Namibian Court
How not to save the rhino
Wildlife Trade Experts Oppose Use of Synthetic Rhino Horn as Anti-Poaching Measure
Nearly 500 Mozambican poachers killed in South Africa’s Kruger since 2010 – According to Mozambique’s former president Joaquim Chissano.
East African Smugglers Push Ivory Out of the Continent
Push to save African elephants stirs U.S. clash over antique ivory trade
Tanzania stops Malawi burning ivory – Citing evidence needed for poacher prosecutions.
Tanzania: Anti-Poaching Surveillance By Drone a Success
Poachers Surrender Guns for Peanut Butter and Honey
Dogs and Informants Track Down Elephant’s Killers
Vietnam, China strengthen stances on wildlife protection
Poachers kill about 2,000 animals yearly – According to a report by the Angolan Ministry of the Environment.
Brazen Pangolin Trader Caught on Film in Malaysia
South African Wine Estate Sponsors Rhino Scouts Training
Wildlife DNA forensics group established to combat Illegal wildlife trade in SE Asia
As demand for African timber soars, birds pay the ultimate price
Iran’s fragile ecosystems under pressure – Cheetah habitat destruction, forest destruction, and a drought.
Two Rhino Poachers Jailed for 11 Years Each in South Africa
California lawmakers pass sweeping ivory ban to curb elephant poaching
Con Dao sea turtles give birth with forest rangers’ help – Endangered sea turtle protection in Vietnam.
Environment minister confident about mitigation of poaching in Africa – Minister of the Environment Fátima Jardim.
Elephant Killings in Chad’s Signature Park Cause Alarm – Zakouma National Park, Chad.
Large Haul of Tiger and Other Wildlife Parts in Malaysia – Malaysian authorities bust wildlife trafficking syndicate and confiscate hundreds of tiger and elephant parts.
Killing Elephants with Spears – Big Life foundation uncovers an instance of human-elephant conflict.
Endangered douc carcasses found in Vietnam
Eight tonnes of smuggled wildlife products seized
Case proven: ivory trafficking funds terrorism
California lawmakers propose sweeping ivory ban to curb elephant poaching
Wildlife Conservation Powers Team Up, Poachers Beware – ‘Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species’ (CITES) treaty members and ‘International Union for Conservation of Nature’ (IUCN) increase cooperation to combat wildlife trafficking.
Kenya’s ‘ivory kingpin’ bail suspended – Feisal Mohamed Ali.
Conservationists appalled at illegal killing of 25m birds a year in the Mediterranean
South Africa: iSimangaliso Wetland Park Takes Bold Steps to Safeguard Rhino
Brazil: Fighting wildlife smuggling one DNA test at a time
Pangolins in Peril: rallying the world to curb the global China trade
Judge now freezes the assets of seven ivory case suspects – Kenyan Businessman Abdulrahman Sheikh and 6 others accused of trafficking ivory to Singapore and Thailand.
Thailand crushes two tonnes of confiscated ivory
Kerala enforcement agencies ready to tackle wildlife crime – Police Department and the Customs and Central Excise Department in Kerala, India receive training on capacity building to thwart future poaching attempts.
Mammoth ivory trade: Should the prehistoric species be protected – to save the elephant?
Smuggled Iguanas Tell Larger Tale of Animal Trafficking
Short Film Launched to Warn Against Illegal Wildlife Trade in Vietnam – Made by Vietnamese NGO ‘Education for Nature-Vietnam’ (ENV)
Ivory poaching: UK troops sent to Gabon to fight illegal trade
Help Track Down Illegal Fishing Boats in Cocos Island, Costa Rica From Your Computer
Chinese replace Zims at Hwange Park – Concerns of lack of oversight in Zimbabwe as foreigners are given jobs in high-profile national parks.
More Than 700 Kilograms of Rhino Horns, Elephant Tusks Seized in Vietnam – Roughly 1,500 pounds, mostly elephant tusks seized for second day in a row.
Hanoi Customs Officers Seizes 100 Kilograms of Ivory, Rhino Horns in Record Haul
48 Rhino Poaching Suspects Arrested Since June, NamPol – According to Namibian Police Force’s anti-poaching unit.
How Killing Elephants Finances Terror in Africa – And how GPS tracking devices in fake ivory could reveal ivory smuggling routes in Africa.
GPS Trackers In Fake Elephant Tusks Reveal Ivory Smuggling Route – See article above “How Killing Elephants Finances Terror in Africa” for in-depth report.
Lax Legislation Fuels South Africa’s Poaching Problem
More Than 700 kilograms (1,500 pounds) of Rhino Horns, Elephant Tusks Seized in Vietnam
Poachers Aren’t Going to ‘Like’ These Tech Companies Teaming Up to Fight the Ivory Trade
Prince Harry in Kruger Park in war against rhino poachers
Bangladesh Police Kill 6 Alleged Tiger Poachers in Gunfight
Scientists: we are ‘condemning’ forest elephants by ignoring evidence
South Africa: Dehorned Pregnant Rhino Clinging to Life, Her Bull Calf Killed – Occurred in South Africa.
Ring-Tailed Lemurs Threatened by Illegal Pet Trade
China donates $2M for conservation – Amid multi-billion dollar projects in Zimbabwe, China makes a small donation of supplies.
Rhino poachers strike twice in one week – In KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
Rhino killed in private reserve in Hluhluwe – KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
UK Boosts Global Efforts Against Wildlife Crime with Monetary Support of Initiatives to Stop Trafficking
Zurich targeted as hub to smuggle ivory
Vietnam to bust rhino horn myth
One Point Of View On How Lions Can Earn Money For Africa
Congolese ivory kingpin wriggles out of yet another arrest
Overexploited, Dak Lak elephants are at risk – “Tamed” elephants in Vietnam.
Killing with Poison (And What Big Life is Doing to Prevent it)
Laos, Destination in Illegal Ivory Trade, So Far Eludes Global Crackdown – Vixay Keosavang.
Chengeta Wildlife Pseudo-Ops – Going undercover as a buyer of rhino horn or ivory.
Poacher killed, another arrested near Hluhluwe – KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
Planned US ivory rules not fazing California Chinatown shops
Despite big efforts, the US is still a major consumer of illegal elephant ivory
Kenya: KWS Ivory Count to Cost Sh45 Million
Malaysia clamps down on illegal wildlife trade using social media
TPA to support scribes on anti-poaching drive – Tanzania Port Authority to support reporters embedded with anti-poaching units.
Kenya Wildlife Service commissions first ever digital inventory exercise of elephant ivory and rhino horn stockpile
Pictures suggest Zimbabwe’s elephants sold to Chinese zoo ‘malnourished and injured’
Inside the Largest Crocodile Farm for Leather in Saigon
Watch how drones keep elephants away from danger in Tanzania
Cecil the lion was skinned and head removed – Sport hunter alleges that the hunt was legal, despite lack of permits.
South Africa: State to Keep Illegal Rhino Trade Cash – Seized money from illegal sale in KwaZulu-Natal will remain in police custody.
Outrage as poachers walk – Three rhino poachers in South Africa given suspiciously light sentencing after being involved in fatal shootout with authorities.
Elephant Ivory Seized in Bust
Namibia Will Not Burn Ivory and Rhino Horns – Says Minister of Environment and Tourism Pohamba Shifeta.
Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry builds capacity for officers to protect endangered wildlife species
Tanzania’s elephant catastrophe: ‘We recalculated about 1,000 times because we didn’t believe what we were seeing’
Will the Maputo ivory burn make any difference? – Continued discussion on the ivory and rhino horn burn in Mozambique.
Peace Parks Foundation Provides Night-vision Equipment for Kruger National Park Rangers
Namibia: Inroads Made in Fight Against Trans-national Poaching Syndicates
3 Positive Signs the Tides Are Turning Against the Ivory Trade
U.S. Steps Up Fight Against Poaching and Wildlife Trafficking
Poaching syndicates use locals – Namibia’s Minister of Tourism, Pohamba Shifeta, alleges.
Government condemns Botswana for shooting Namibians – Shooting related to suspecting cross-border poaching incidents.
Endangered Antelope with Fur More Valuable Than Gold on Its Way to Recovery – The chiru, Tibetan antelope, is illegally hunted in China, Tibet, and India.
Elephants Exported to China On Fake Permits – More scrutiny of Zimbabwe’s controversial elephant exports begun in 2014 (backup link).
The Wildlife Justice Commission: International body launches in effort to combat biggest ‘Al Capone’ poachers
State Justifies Lifting of Big Cats Hunting Ban – Lion ban will begin in 2016. Zambia claims 50% of hunting proceeds will go to local communities.
Poachers convicted of hunting in KNP – Suspects caught in Kruger National Park claimed to have been framed, but were found guilty.
Elephant tusk statues seized at Vietnam airport – Customs officials seized an alleged shipment of furniture en route from France.
Ivory worth R4m confiscated at OR Tambo airport – 267 kilograms of ivory seized by South Africa agents shipped from Zimbabwe to Vietnam.
22 detained for suspected poaching – In Namibia.
South African rangers kill two rhino poachers in Kruger National Park
U.S. pushes China on ivory trade, wildlife NGOs
iSimangaliso winning the war on poaching – Several arrests of bushmeat and fish poachers in South Africa’s first world heritage site.
R440M ($38.5 Million) Spent in Kruger National Park But Rhinos Still Slaughtered
Ivory trade: Are China’s efforts too late?
Massachusetts sees brisk trade in illicit ivory
United States and China Highlight Cooperation on Combating Wildlife Trafficking at the 7th U.S.-China Strategic & Economic Dialogue
DNA Tracking Of Ivory Helps Biologists Find Poaching Hotspots
Poachers killing tourism jobs
3,907 Critically Endangered Palawan Forest Turtles Seized in Philippines Last Week – Turtles were likely destined for China.
SA breeders sue government to lift rhino horn trade – Dispute stems from South African government’s consideration of legalizing the rhino horn trade.
South Africa: Suspected Rhino Poachers Apply for Bail
139 Arrested in Historic Wildlife Crime Operation – Operation COBRA III.
Three including ranger killed by poachers while on patrol in Garamba – Democratic Republic of Congo’s national park.
New study identifies elephant poaching hotspots in Africa
The Danger of False Narratives: Al-Shabaab’s Faux Ivory Trade – Op-Ed on possibly incorrect links between the ivory trade and Al-Shabaab.
Five Namibians Arrested With Rhino Horn in Kunene, Namibia
More success from the LATF coordinated multi-regional Operation Cobra III
E-commerce Companies in Japan Strengthen Measures Against Illegal Online Ivory Trade
Rhino Poaching ‘Kingpin’ Denied Bail in Namibia – Chinese national Wang Hui suspected of illegal possession and trafficking of rhino horn. Three other Chinese nationals are also being prosecuted.
Suspected Kingpin in Ivory Trade Arrested – Joint Kenya law enforcement effort leads to arrest of Mohammed Bulle.
French Customs Seize Biggest Ivory Haul in Nine Years – 136 kilograms of ivory contained in the shipment.
Bears killed as bear bile price drops – Lower profits and more regulations take toll on bear bile industry in Vietnam.
Namibia: Residents Warned Against Bushmeat Poaching – Includes cross-border poaching of buffalo, elephants, and other wildlife in Botswana by Namibians.
Mozambique: Number of Arrests Over Rhino Horn Theft Rises to 11 – Developing story related to the theft of rhino horn by Mozambican authorities from a secure facility.
Kenya wins applause from animal welfare group over fight on poaching
Beijing Customs Launches “Bring No Ivory Home” Campaign
Mozambique: Police involvement in theft of rhino horn confirmed
Arrest of Ivory Trafficking Tycoon – Police in Kenya arrest Abdurahman Mohammed Sheikh, his two sons, and several others for alleged involvement in large-scale ivory smuggling.
Poisoned Vultures Found in Mpumalanga – South African property discovers 12 poisoned vultures, was able to send 2 survivors to Moholoholo Rehabilitation Centre for treatment.
China Pledges to End Ivory Trading, but Says the US Should Too
Anti-Poaching Groups In Africa Becoming “Militarized” To Protect Elephants, Rhinos, Small Arms Survey Shows
Kenya Says Poaching Financing Separatist Group that Shipped 3 Tonnes of Ivory to Thailand – Islamic separatist group Mombasa
Republican Council (MRC) linked to 3 tonne ivory shipment to Thailand.
Namibia: 103 rhinos poached in the last 10 years
Smooth Operators – An article on ivory trafficking and ivory sales in Thailand.
Lufthansa Bans Transport of Game Trophies in Africa
Ivory Trafficking: Undercover Survey at the Mombasa Port Reveals Vulnerabilities, Confirms High Level Corruption, and Highlights National and International Security Issues
Safely Out of Zimbabwe – Chengeta Wildlife Director/Anti-Poaching instructor forced out of Zimbabwe by secret police.
China Signals End to Domestic Ivory Market During Destruction of Illegal Stockpile
On the trail of Maputo’s missing rhino horns – A brief, independent report on the facts relating to the stolen ivory and horn in Mozambique.
Zimbabwean Woman of Chinese Descent, Song Li, Named as Central Agent in Controversial Exportation of Elephants to China
Chinese agent named in elephant export (Zimbabwe) – Zimbabwean Song Li, of Chinese descent, named as central figure in the project to export elephants to China.
As Animal Poaching Surges, Organized Crime Plays Bigger Role
200,000 Shark Fins Seized as Ecuador Moves on Poaching Ring
Rhino horns seized during the operation in May 19 in Mozambique vanish from police warehouse
North Koreans trade in illegal rhino horns, says South Korea embassy
Kenya: Six More Face Charges Over Thailand Ivory Worth KSh576 Million ($5.78 Million)
New Poll Shows Hong Kong Public Supports Ivory Ban
Vietnam claims drop of 77% in rhino horn demand in a year – According to Do Quang Tung, Director of the Vietnam Management Authority for CITES.
Drones Can Curb Poaching, But They’re Much Costlier Than Alternatives
Exotic Wildlife Association working on plans to bring rhinos to Texas
One of Three Suspects Arrested for Assassination of Anti-Poaching Investigator Constable Joseph Baloyi
Botswana Defence Force (BDF) Patrol Team Kills Three Poachers in Possession of Elephant Tusks
Singapore Authorities Seize Ivory, Rhino Horns and Big Cats’ Teeth Shipment Weighing 3.7 Tonnes
Vietnam Considers Destruction of Protected Species Stockpiles
Angola: Poachers to Receive 300,000 and Akz 600.000 Fines – The fines in Angolan Kwanzas equate to roughly $3,050 and $6,100 respectively.
Vietnamese man caught with rhino parts and lion teeth at Kenyan airport – Originated in Mozambique, destination Hanoi, VN.
Emirates SkyCargo Bans Transport of Hunting Trophies
Qumquat and Family’s Killer Finally Jailed
Rory Young: The Man Behind 81 Poaching Arrests in 12 Days – A glimpse of successful anti-poaching and policing operations in Malawi.
Ebola Empties Villages, Bushmeat Empties Forests
Mozambique Police Raid Wildlife House of Horror – 340 elephant tusks and 65 rhino horns were found, worth $19 million.
Panda Poaching Culprits Busted by China
Shania Twain and Panthera Launcht he #IFAKEIT Social Media Campaign to Save Leopards – Offering man-made alternatives to traditional leopard skin outfits.
Nonprofit VETPAW Kicked Out of Tanzania – Nonprofit group in Tanzania training rangers gets ousted.
South Africa’s Rhino Horn Trade Proposal Risks Rhino Extermination
Four South African Police Arrested for Possession of Rhino Horn, Corruption
Rhino Killers Lay Siege to Kruger Park – South Africa’s world-famous park under threat.
WildAid Trains Guangzhou Customs to Fight Smuggling
Mozambican Police Seize 4.6 kg of Rhino Horns – Four suspected traffickers arrested.
Kenya opens anti-poaching laboratory – Goal is to create a database of wild animal DNA to be used in prosecutions of poachers.
Preserving the Future – digital campaign illuminates illegal trade in non-charismatic species
CITES name 17 countries that need to do more on wildlife trade
For Africa’s Elephants, Bearing Witness Bears Fruit
South Africa Rhino Poaching at New Record Levels – 393 rhino reportedly killed illegally in South Africa.
The Largest Tiger Farm in Thanh Hoa
Nepal Achieves 21 Percent Increase in Rhino Numbers and Another Year of Zero Poaching of Rhinos
Ranger killed by poachers in Garamba while on elephant patrol
Study Estimates Legal Rhino Horn Trade Would Produce Annual Profits of Over $1 Billion by 2023
Republic of Congo’s 4.7 Tonne Ivory Burn Could Be Turning Point in Fight Against Wildlife Trafficking
South African Airways Bans Transport of Hunting Trophies on All Passenger and Cargo Flights
Paul Allen bankrolls initiative to ban rare-species trafficking
Just getting started – 55 arrests of suspected poachers made in 48 hour period in Malawi.
Kruger Tourists Bust Rhino Poachers – Tourists in Kruger National Park alert authorities to poachers, leading to arrests.
Thailand makes second big ivory bust in two weeks – The shipment contained roughly “3 tons” of ivory.
Richard Leakey Back at Head of Kenya Wildlife Service
Operation Lebombo: Success Through Cooperation – Mozambique-South Africa joint operations leads to arrests of attempted poachers.
Ivory worth $3 million seized at Dubai Airport – Shipment weighed 300 kg and contained 84 pieces of raw ivory. At $2,000/kg a more realistic market value would be $600,000.
Ivory Is Worthless, Elephants Are Invaluable: Why Malawi’s Ivory Is Not For Sale
Operation Cobra II Evaluation Report 2015
Conservation hero turns gorilla killers into eco-warriors – Summary of Edwin Sabuhoro, a Rwandan conservationist, and his efforts to transform the way people interact with the local wildlife.
Chinese Skipper Goes on Trial for Coral Poaching in Japanese Waters
The Worth of an Elephant
Mali’s Elephant Poaching: The Local Context
Cross-border Strategy for Rhino Poaching Not on the Table – Talks to end rhino poaching continue in South Africa.
South Africa: Trading blows over Trading Rhino Horn
On the Internet, Illegal Trade In Endangered Wildlife Thrives
Four Tonnes of Ivory Worth $6 Million Seized in Bangkok, Thailand
Positive Plans to Save the South African Rhino Population
Fighting ivory smuggling through capacity building in Central Africa
Conflating the Figures, Zimbabwe Attempts to Justify Selling Off it’s Wild Elephants
Sushi Chef Wu Xiaohui Found Guilty of Smuggling Rhino Horn in South African Court
Anti-Poaching Operation Cripples Ivory Syndicates in Southern Tanzania
Nearly Half of Hong Kong No Longer Biting on Shark’s Fin
Rhino horn and tusks intercepted in Vietnam
Congo-Kinshasa: Organized Crime in Wildlife, Gold and Timber, Worth Over One Billion USD, Further Fuels Conflict in Eastern DR Congo – UN Report
Zimbabwe: Poaching Gets Out of Control in Zimbabwe
‘We don’t buy panda products – so the Chinese should get their hands off our elephants’ – Op-Ed by Paula Kahumbu.
Three rhino poached every day in SA – In South Africa during first months of 2015.
South Africa: Green Scorpions Deployed at OR Tambo International Airport to Combat Wildlife crime (archive link)
31 Dead Rhinos Found in 1 Week at Etosha National Park, Namibia
Theft of 300kg of Ivory in Gabon Highlights Urgent Need to Secure Government Stockpiles in Central Africa
Poachers caught at Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park – Vietnam.
Convicted Ivory Traffickers in Zambia Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison – Members of the syndicate were caught in possession of 210 kg of elephant ivory in February, 2015.
Anti-poaching Drive Cripples Ivory Syndicates – Operation conducted in southern Tanzania snares big ivory traders.
European Union Urged to Ban Ivory Exports Immediately
UK Border Force Wildlife Seizures 2014 – The list of quarterly seizures is available here.
As Beijing cracks down on ivory trade, pressure mounts on Hong Kong to follow suit
Elephant herds need protection in Yok Don Park – Asian elephant found dead in forest in Vietnam.
Zimbabwe: Elephants, Rhinos Killed by Cyanide – At least 6 elephants and 2 black rhino have been poisoned in the country between January-March 10, 2015.
Mozambique: Policemen Accused of Ivory Trafficking
St. Cloud Professor Accused of Smuggling Ivory, Rhino Horn – St. Cloud State University (Minnesota) Professor Yiwei Zheng accused of smuggling wildlife parts from 2006-2011.
British Tiger Parts Trade Gets 120 Hours Community Service
Mozambican police announce seizure of 17 rhino horns
Canines Take Command of Akagera National Park – Tracking dogs aiding in apprehending poachers in Rwanda’s national park.
Police Arrest Chinese National with Rhino Horn and Abalone – Cape Town International Airport, South Africa.
South Africa: Relocating Rhino to Create New Breeding Populations
New study finds flaws in “alternative livelihoods” projects for bushmeat-dependent communities
CITES: Elephant poaching rates virtually unchanged in 2014
Indian Poachers Buy Kaziranga Forest Guards for £1,000
Africa is centre of a “wildlife war” that the world is losing
Hong Kong intercepts 2 tons of pangolin scales
Kenya Burns 15-ton Ivory Pile in Defiance of Trade
Ethiopia Burns Entire 6.1-Ton Ivory Stockpile
Ethiopia burns its 6 tons of ivory
Southeast Asia in illegal ivory trade spotlight – Two men announced arrested for possession of 135kg of elephant tusks.
Three countries receive CITES trade bans for failing elephants
Laos’ Sin City is an illegal wildlife trade supermarket for visiting Chinese tourists
Kidnapped in Mozambique: In the Clutches of Rhino Poachers
Rhino Squad in Training for Botswana as Country Battles Poachers
Thailand Faces Sanctions if it Fails to Stop Ivory Trade – Vietnam and Mozambique could also face sanctions over illegal rhino horn trade.
Profiling ups risk for Asian rhino horn mules – Vietnamese rhino horn trafficking syndicates may have changed their tactics due to racial profiling at South African customs.
Chinese Wildlife Conservationist Pursues Childhood Dream in Africa – Zhuo Qiang joins in anti-poaching patrols in Kenya.
500 Kilograms of Ivory Impounded At Airport in Entebbe, Uganda
Kenya Wildlife Service to Probe Rhino Killing in Laikipia
Guarding the Heart of the Forest – A brief Q&A with Roger Bruno Tabue Mbobda, a ranger in Cameroon.
Illegal hunters of wildlife sell meat to restaurants and the rich – Brief article on bushmeat poaching in Da Nang, Vietnam.
Beihai clampdown leads to significant reduction in marine turtle trafficking
Namibia’s national soccer medic linked to rhino poaching and murder – OxPeckers.org – Windhoek chiropractor Gerson Kandjii faces charges of black
rhino poaching and, in an unrelated incident, homicide.
Wildlife Reserves Singapore and TRAFFIC launch campaign to battle illegal wildlife trade in South-East Asia
Kenya Burns 15-ton Ivory Pile in Defiance of Trade
In Cameroon, Elephant Poachers Die, Too
As Consumer Awareness of Ivory and Rhino Horn Trade’s Impact Grows in China, Government Moves to Curb Ivory Markets
TRAFFIC’s E-commerce Monitoring Reveals Illegal Wildlife Trade Market in China Shifting From Online Retailers to Social Media – This article corresponds to Moving targets: Tracking online sales of illegal wildlife products in China, a publication by TRAFFIC.
Operation Game Change to be launched in Viet Nam to combat wildlife crime
85% of Thai ivory traders close in 3 months
India Deploys Undercover Commands to combat Wildlife Trade
China’s One-Year Ban on African Ivory Carving Imports: What Does it Mean?
Elephant poachers caught red-handed in Indonesia
Rhino Poacher Arrested After Life on the Run – Nepalese rhino poacher Rajkumar Praja arrested by Interpol in Malaysia; other members in his syndicate had been arrested in 2013.
Thailand’s drive against illegal ivory trade bolstered by forensic tools
Democratic Republic of Congo creates new unit to fight wildlife crime
Zimbabwe: Police intercept 300kg elephant tusks
Rhino Horn Trade Plot Thickens – Questions are raised about the ethics of some members of South Africa’s Environmental Affairs Portfolio Committee which plans on evaluating the possibility of a legal rhino horn trade.
Poachers target rhino calves – Poachers in Zimbabwe kills rhino calves for minuscule amount of rhino horn.
Botswana: CBNRM Ideal for Managing Human-Wildlife Conflict – Community Based Natural Resource Management produces positive results in dealing with human-wildlife conflict.
Dak Lak works hard for wild elephant preservation – Beginning in 2013 Vietnamese province began spending 85 billion VND ($4 million) on elephant conservation.
Hong Kong Lawmaker Pushes for Ivory Ban
Chad Is Latest Nation To Destroy Illegal Ivory Stockpile
Six arrested for poaching in Limpopo, South Africa
Chinese Embassy in Brazzaville Donates $100,000 to Odzala-Kokoua National Park in Republic of Congo
Zambia Wildlife Authority (ZAWA) Nabs 3 Poachers
Nepalese rhino killer deported home from Malaysia meets reporters
Treating Africa’s Tuskers – David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust and KWS treat 3 Kenyan elephants with huge tusks who had been wounded by poisoned arrows.
Protecting Mali’s Desert Elephants: Two Steps Forward, One Step Back
Poaching in northern Mali threatens rare elephant
European Union Develops Response to Africa’s Wildlife Crisis
Obama Administration to Target Illegal Wildlife Trafficking
Will Mobilization of Military Forces Stop Elephant Poaching in Cameroon?
South African Minister of Environmental Affairs Edna Molewa Announces Committee to Probe Rhino Poaching
Malawi’s Kasungu Magistrates Give Record Jail Sentence to Serval Poacher – Inability to pay a Mk 450,000 fine (~$980) resulted in a 48 month prison sentence.
Rhino case: Guards poisoned by hunters – Guards alleged they were given poisoned food by rhino poaching syndicate.
Tiger Nations to Set Up Anti-Poaching Network – 13 nations with wild tiger populations to establish intelligence-sharing networks, plan to fight poaching.
Rhino horn ‘smugglers’ tried this week
A rhino’s miraculous journey from surviving a poaching attack to giving birth
The Secret World of Ivory Destruction
Corrupt cop walks out of prison and disappears despite being jailed for timber theft
Cameroon Responds to Reappearance of Poachers at Bouba-Ndjidda – Cameroon authorizes elements from military service to aid in tracking poachers in Bouba-Ndjidda National Park.
Ugandan officials intercept $1.5 million ivory heading to Amsterdam – 700 kilograms of tusks worth an estimated $1.5 million and 2,000 kg of pangolin scales were confiscated by Ugandan wildlife officials at Entebbe International Airport.
Suspects acquitted in shocking murder of sea turtle conservationist – Jairo Mora.
Poachers kill 14 elephants in Botswana’s Chobe National Park
How safe are the ivory, rhino horn stockpiles in EA vaults? (alternate link)
Second South Florida man nabbed in illegal trade of rhino horns
The Human Cost of Rhino Poaching
Democratic Republic of Congo: Garamba National Park Gets $2 Million Donation from the Howard G. Buffett Foundation
Namibia: Wildlife Staff from Save The Rhino Trust Probed in Kunene Rhino Poaching
List of Kaziranga’s Most Wanted – Authorities from Kaziranga National Park, India, publish list of 323 men wanted for poaching. Park’s rhino poaching statistics also listed.
Tanzania: Katavi Police Nab Four People Over 306 Million KSh Tusks – At the time of publication 306 million Tanzanian Shillings is approximately $172,500.
South Africa: Rhino Poacher Killed Two Others Appeared Before Court
Ivory products pulled from fourth major Hong Kong retailer
Poacher Caught in Ambush with Seven Carcasses – Bushmeat poacher.
Two of Six Rhino Poachers Killed at Kaziranga National Park in Assam, India; Rhino and Guard Also Killed
Articles from 2014
New Report Examines $2 Billion A Year Bear Trade
Elephant Slaughter, Corruption, Illegal Ivory Trade Trigger EIA Objection to MCC Aid to Tanzania
Mauritius Monkey exports disturbingly on the increase
Tiger and wild cat trade from Myanmar to China growing – Study based on 2 decades of data finds areas of Myanmar are hot spots for selling animal parts from Asia and Africa and that 80% of surveys recorded tiger parts being trafficked.
A northern white rhino has died. There are now five left in the entire world.
Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park Collaboration to Counter Poaching, Facilitate Cross-Border Joint Operations
Poaching Kingpin Arrested, Assets Seized in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Kenya Court Charges Ivory-Smuggling “Kingpin” Feisal Mohamed Ali
China’s Expanding Middle Class Fuels Poaching, Decadence in Myanmar
Ongoing War Threatens Existence of Elephants and Other Key Wildlife Species in South Sudan
Rhino Syndicate Bust in Czech Republic
Specialist Anti-Poaching Air Squadron Set to Launch in Tanzania with Five Helicopters
South Africa: Poaching Suspects Arrested, Killed in Kruger National Park in Five Separate Engagements
Prince William Announces New Task Force to Stop Transport of Illegal Wildlife
Sloth bear cub trapped in a snare, rescued and released.
Three Suspected Rhino Poachers Arrested in South Africa
108 New Park Rangers in Virunga, DRC Complete Their Training
In Africa, Tracker Dogs Join War Against Elephant Poachers
Police in Limpopo, South Africa Arrest Suspected Rhino Poachers
U.S. to Partner with China to Strengthen Response to Poaching in Africa
On Trail of Largest African Ivory Seizure in 25 Years, Locating Suspected Kingpin in Vietnam
How hot is the Vietnamese rhino horn market?
Three Black Rhino Carcasses Found in Kunene, Namibia
Indonesia: Largest-Ever Confiscation of Illegal Manta Ray Parts by Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries
Chinese Criminal Syndicates and Corruption Behind Tanzania’s Elephant Meltdown
2 Million SAR ($177,500) Worth of Equipment Donated to Kruger National Park’s Ranger Corps
Poaching and Civil War Aren’t the Only Threats to Africa’s Dwindling Population of Mountain Gorillas
2,600 Animal Parts, Including Remains of 12 Lions, Found in Senegal Anti-Trafficking Crackdown
South Africa Nabs Two Vietnamese Men with 41 Kill grams of Rhino Horn
Elephant Killer Gets 7 Year Prison Sentence in Kenya
Peace Parks Foundation Investing 30 Million Rand ($2.76 Million) and Offering Material Support and Assistance to Augment Mozambique’s Anti-Poaching Efforts
A Struggle Against Illegal Fishing in Chile
US Indicts Two South African Brothers for Selling Illegal Rhino Hunts – Brothers Dawie Groenewald and Janneman Groenewald.
United Nations Rapid Response Facility Launches Emergency Appeal to Raise Funds to Fight Elephant Poachers in the Garamba National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo
Legalizing Ivory Trade: Taking to New Heights a Dangerous Policy Proposal
South African Environment Minister: ‘We Appreciate Western Help Against Poaching — But We Need Asia’s’
Kruger National Park Joint Operations Net 14 Rhino Poaching Suspects
Tanzania calls for international ban on ivory, rhino trade
Interpol issues arrest warrant for Mombasa businessman Feisal Ali Mohamed over illegal ivory trade
One of the Last Six Northern White Rhino Found Dead in Kenya
Big Life Tanzania: Tracker Dogs Lead to Arrest of Latest Elephant Killers
Cameroon Officials Catch Traffickers with Gorilla, Chimp and Elephant Bones
China’s E-Commerce Giant, Alibaba, and TRAFFIC Take Aim at Illegal Wildlife Products with Pledge of Zero Tolerance for Illegal Wildlife Products
Interpol announces special team to combat illegal ivory trafficking
Police step up efforts against smugglers – Chinese law enforcement in the Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region steps up efforts to catch drug and wildlife traffickers crossing from Vietnam.
Six Suspected Poachers Arrested in Kruger National Park
WWF Calls on Thailand to Strengthen National Plan to Control Ivory Trade
Two Ivory Poachers Arrested Near Elephant Stronghold in Mozambique
Indonesia: Major Arrest of Manta Ray and Shark Parts Trader – Seized items included 19.5kg (43 pounds) of manta ray parts as well as 13kgs (28 pounds) sea turtle meat. In another arrest 558 kg (1,231 pounds) manta ray bones were confiscated.
Big Life Kenya Catches Elephant Killer
South Africa: Hugo Ras and nine other members of poaching syndicate in custody, awaiting trial
A ranger and two other employees of South Africa’s parks service were arrested on suspicion of rhino poaching in the country’s flagship wildlife reserve
Ivory, Insurgency and Crime in Central Africa: the Sudan connection
Asian stars enlisted to fight African rhino poaching
Interview with African Wildlife Foundation CEO Patrick Bergin: The politics behind China’s ivory carving factories
Alleged rhino poaching syndicate members appear in court
CITES Secretary-General’s remarks at the destruction of confiscated rhino horn in the Czech Republic
Official complicity in Mozambican elephant slaughter – Independent report examines the connections between a known ringleader and corrupt government officials, including law enforcement.
Ruthless rhino poaching syndicate rounded up by Hawks (video)
Tiger Experts and Government Officials from 20 Countries Met to Review Tiger Conservation Goals
Six Elephant Poachers Arrested in Mozambique’s Niassa National Reserve
Heaviest Jail Term for Ivory Smuggler in South Africa: 10 Years and R5 Million Fine ($500,000)
Kenya Wildlife Service, Big Life: Rhino Poachers Killed in Chyulu Hills Shoot-Out
Mozambique Cracks Ivory Poaching Ring, Makes Six Arrests and Recovers $150,000 (€115,000) in Tusks
South African Politicians Weigh in on Rhino Poaching
Two Rare Indonesian Elephants Found Dead Without Tusks: Poison Suspected
Kruger Rhino Sales to Private Game Reserves Canceled – Amid concerns of corruption.
Yao Ming Aims to Save Africa’s Elephants by Persuading China to Give Up Ivory
Cameroon Seizes 200 Elephant Tusks Bound for Asia
Leakey’s Last Stand: The Final Battle of Africa’s Elephant King
Landmark Report Reveals Crucial Links in the Illegal Ivory Trade
Kenya Wildlife Service is Building its Capacity to Combat Poaching
Poachers switching from AK-47’s to poison
Pangolins Also Under Threat in Gabon as Demand Surges in Asia
Pangolin and star tortoise rapidly disappearing under India’s poaching threat
Full Interview with Kruger’s Anti-Poaching Chief General Johan Jooste – The man in charge of anti-poaching in Kruger National Park.
39 endangered African vultures killed by poison – Poachers target vultures which can be indicators of dead animals nearby.
Big Life Kenya: Wood Poacher Tip-Off Leads to Sting Operation Resulting in Arrest of Two Animal Parts Traders
Target Shipping to Beat Illegal Ivory Trade, Report Says
Voortrekker, Legendary Elephant, Under Threat In Namibia
Study Helps Prevent Rhino Deaths During Relocation
Does Trophy Hunting Save South African Wildlife?
New York passes a ban on ivory
India to Use Drones to Track Wildlife and Fight Poaching
Notes From the Field: Using Drones to Prevent Poaching
Can You Wage a War on Poaching?
In China, Shark Fin Soup Is So 2010
Charlie Rose: A discussion about elephant ivory in Africa with Patrick Bergin, Veronica Varekova and Marcus Asner.
Kenya: Big Life Confiscates Ivory in Sting Operation
No Walk in the Park for South Africa’s Embattled Game Rangers
Big Life Catches Wildlife Poacher on the Run
China and Vietnam Eating Scaly Anteaters to Extinction: An Estimated 1 Million Pangolin Poached in the Last Decade
Ivory: From Bush to Market – Infographic depicting the route that smuggled ivory takes to reach consumers.
South Africa’s Game Industry Insiders Continue to Evade Punishment for Rhino Crimes – Vixay Keosavang and Chumlong Lemtongthai.
Vixay Keosavang An Untouchable Kingpin of Wildlife Crime
India: Poaching threatens Manas’s World Heritage Site status
Eating pangolins to extinction
Op-Ed: Smart trade in rhino horn is only solution to poaching – Opinion/editorial describes the real and fake rhino horn market in Vietnam and strategies to overcome demand.
Bear paw smugglers imprisoned in China – Chinese media reports on Russian and Chinese bear paw smugglers.
China ‘Admits’ Trading in Tiger Skins
African Conservationists Call On Internet Retailer Rakuten To Cease All Sales Of Elephant Ivory
Kenya: As Bushmeat Poaching Intensifies, Arrests Made
Thailand Faces Sanctions if it Fails to Stop Ivory Trade
For Rangers on the Front Lines of Anti-Poaching Wars, Daily Trauma
Safeguarding Giraffe Populations From Extinction in East Africa
Kenya: Police seize 228 pieces of ivory in Mombasa
Kenya: 2.1 Tonnes of Ivory Seized at a Warehouse in Mombasa
Satao – A Legend: A wildlife filmmaker’s account of the death of one of Kenya’s largest elephants
Tiger skin seized in Coimbatore, four arrested
U.S. Using Trade Agreement Negotiations to Fight Poaching, Wildlife Trafficking
LATF leads Africa-China discussion to strengthen cooperation in fighting transnational wildlife crime.
Rhino horn smuggling ringleader receives 70 month jail sentence
Elephant poaching on rise in Lord’s Resistance Army stronghold
Intercepted ivory items at Heathrow traced back to Zambia
Hong Kong holds world’s largest ivory burn – Process will take a year to destroy more than 28 tons of ivory.
The Most Trafficked Mammal You’ve Never Heard Of – About the pangolin (scaly anteater).
Belgium Crushes its Elephant Ivory As Europe Takes Harder Look at Wildlife Trafficking
Nepal celebrates ‘zero poaching year’ for rhino, tiger and elephant
Arrested gang believed to have slaughtered ‘more than 10’ wild tigers – Individuals arrested in Guangdong province, China.
Ivory smuggler arrested during Operation Cobra II to serve 20 years in Tanzania
LATF Enhancing National Capacities in Fighting Wildlife Crime in Africa
Satao: Last of the Great Tuskers – A wildlife filmmaker’s search for a legendary elephant
Limits on Ivory Sales, Meant to Protect Elephants, Set Off Wide Concerns
Sansar Chand, Notorious Tiger Poacher, Dead
Vietnam’s illegal trade in rhino horn – Undercover footage of rhino horn seller, mentions illegal rhino horn in Vietnamese market.
Illegal ivory ornaments seized in Australia
Tanzania will not sell ivory stockpile, says minister
Untouchable? Wildlife crime kingpin Vixay Keosavang
Africa-China ivory smuggling kingpins nabbed in a LATF coordinated intelligence led operation – Li, Xue, Zheng.
LATF successfully coordinates Operation Cobra II
CITES Secretariat welcomes Operation Cobra II results
Illegal Tiger Trade: Why Tigers Are Walking Gold – Part 2 of a series on tigers.
Four African nations spurn ivory sales
A burden to bear – Discusses bear bile farming as well as bear trafficking and rescue in Vietnam.
Dog virus threatens India’s dwindling tiger population
Only 4 Northern White Rhinos Remain in Africa: Inside the Last Attempts to Breed and Save Them – At this time there were 5 worldwide.
Crush and Burn: A History of the Global Crackdown on Ivory
China’s first ‘ivory crush’ signals it may join global push to protect African elephants
Articles from 2013
Zambia assents to secure elephants
New figures reveal poaching for the illegal ivory trade could wipe out a fifth of Africa’s Elephants over next decade
Eye on the tiger: Poachers targeting national parks
US$1-million bounty for wildlife crime syndicate exposed in “Killing for Profit” – US State Department puts bounty on informatino after counter-trafficking organization, book exposes Southeast Asian trafficking syndicate.
Historic U.S. Ivory Crush a Call to Global Action
The grisly economics of elephant poaching
Off the Menu: Hong Kong Government Bans Shark’s Fin
Rhino Kingpin Gets Reduced Sentence – Chumlong “Chai” Lemtongthai
Ranger Killed in Ambush of the Museya Patrol Post – News straight from the front line of Democratic Republic of Congo’s Virunga National Park.
Hong Kong Cache of ivory is seized – Rhino horn, ivory, and leopard skins valued at $5 million.
Notorious tiger poachers among 9 arrested in Pune
LATF supports Kenya to repatriate over 1.8 tonnes of contraband ivory.
LATF investigates two big seizures of about 5 tonnes contraband ivory in Mombasa
Two tiger poachers nabbed, confess to killing five tigers in Melghat
In Global First, Philippines to Destroy Its Ivory Stock – First ivory-consuming nation to destroy its ivory. Government decided to crush the ivory rather than burn it.
Folk Remedy Extracted From Captive Bears Stirs Furor in China
Seized Assets to Pay for Conservation of Rhinos
259 ivory pieces seized at Jebel Ali Port – Dubai customs seized the shipment which was marked as furniture.
Why Does a Rhino Horn Cost $300,000? Because Vietnam Thinks It Cures Cancer and Hangovers
Dye and Poison Stop Rhino Poachers
Traffic: Why It’s Time to Get Serious About the Bloody Illegal Wildlife Trade
Update: Marnus Steyl case – Related to Chai’s Thai prostitute trophy hunting fraud.
In Trafficking of Wildlife, Out of Reach of the Law – Vixay Keosavang and Chumlong Lemtongthai.
Tackling the illegal trade in wild animals is a matter of global urgency – Written by John E Scanlon, Secretary-general of CITES.
Smugglers of Endangered Fish Nabbed in California
Record illegal wildlife seizure results in guilty plea from Sydney school teacher
Chinese vessel on Philippine coral reef caught with illegal pangolin meat (graphic)
Uganda Wildlife Authority gets 430 rangers: can they end poaching?
South African Wildlife Conservationists Are Poisoning Rhino Horns to Prevent Poaching
Asia, Africa And North America Join Hands Cracking Down Wildlife Crime Syndicates
Traffic: Why It’s Time to Get Serious About the Bloody Illegal Wildlife Trade
Notorious Figure in Animal Smuggling Beyond Reach in Laos – Vixay Keosavang
“Blood Ivory” Op-ed
Investigation: China Covertly Condones Trade in Tiger Skins and Bones
Tiger poaching near Nagpur confirmed
Tigress found dead near Corbett reserve
Articles from 2012
USAID makes new program announcements for wildlife trafficking
Interpol Conducts ‘War’ on Poaching in Africa
Bushmeat Stories: Voices from the Congo Basin
South African court gives Thai rhino poacher record sentence – Chumlong Lemtongthai.
Joy as rhino smuggler gets 40 years – Chumlong Lemtongthai.
South African court gives Thai rhino poacher record sentence – Chumlong Lemtongthai.
Thai man pleads guilty to South African rhino smuggling – Chumlong Lemtongthai.
Rhino butchers caught on film at North West game farm
Green bean boxes hid ivory worth 15 million AED – 215 pieces of ivory, worth $4.08 million (2012), seized by Dubai customs at Jebel Ali Port.
Charting transnational poaching networks between Uganda and Tanzania
Tanzania and Zambia National Bureaus bet to enhance cross-border Cooperation against Wildlife crime
World leaders make a commitment to strengthen efforts against wildlife trafficking – Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)
Elephants Dying in Epic Frenzy as Ivory Fuels Wars and Profits – A shocking report on Ugandan military personnel sniping a large elephant herd from a helicopter and selling the ivory, one of many incidents of poaching by military forces in Africa.
Ivory Investigation Sparks Coverage and Inquiries in the Philippines – Religious leader at center of ivory smuggling controversy.
Peru police seize thousands of dried seahorses
Mali: Local communities are heroes in the fight against elephant poaching
Chinese Bear Paws Tickle the French
Video: Thai Customs Seize Half a Ton of Ivory from Kenya
What’s gender got to do with it? Bush meat consumption in the Congo Basin
Op-Ed: Illegal Wildlife Trade: A Survey of Greed, Tragedy, and Ignorance.
Vietnam “Cancer Cure” Horn Habit Threat to World Rhinos
Zimbabwe: One gunned down in shootout
Zimbabwe: Poachers gunned down in shootout
Over-hunting bush animals threatens food security of Central Africa’s rural communities
Indonesia Punishes Wildlife Traffickers
Poaching masterminds arrested during a LATF-ZAWA joint operation in Zambia’s Southern province
Key meeting to address poaching threat in Central Africa
Rhino Wars: Rivaling the price of gold on the black market, rhino horn is at the center of a bloody poaching battle. – Gideon van Deventer “boere rhino mafia.”
Concern over Cheetah trafficking
Poachers from Myanmar pose hurdle to tiger census
Rhino horn smuggling ring smashed in US
Enforcement heads agree to get tough on illegal tiger trade
UK Government commits £1.3 million to species protection
Articles from 2011
Video: 2011 Worst Year For elephant Ivory Killings in Decades
Project Predator launched – INTERPOL and World Bank.
Zimbabwe: 220 poachers arrested, Parliament told
Chinese authorities stop auction of tiger bone wine in China
Zimbabwe: Three poachers killed
Mother bear kills cub and then itself – Bear in captivity at bear bile farm kills itself to escape the harsh conditions. Bear behavior experts suggest this report may have been fabricated.
Operation BONAPARTE nets close to 400 wildlife goods
Laos: Authorities shut down bear farm that extracted the animal’s bile
CITES reviews monkey business and more
United States: Art Dealer Arrested In ‘Staggering’ African Elephant Ivory Seizure – Victor Gordon later plead guilty to ivory smuggling.
EUROPOL and Ireland Identify Organised Crime Group Active in Illegal Trading of Rhino Horn
Russia Seizes Animal Parts – Bears, spotted dear, and mammoth ivory make their way to China.
Infamous Poacher Narayan Chand Gets Five Years Imprisonment
Illegal Bear Bile Trade Rampant in Asia
Sumatran tiger poacher arrested in Indonesia
Suspects nabbed and wildlife contraband seized during LATF/ZAWA sting operation
Another King pin of illegal elephant ivory trafficking arrested in Tanzania – Li Guibang.
Lusaka Agreement Task Force Officer awarded for combating illegal ivory trade
Articles from 2010
We Broke Into A Poacher Network And Found One Tiger Is Killed Every Two Weeks…
Deal to save the tiger
Myanmar border markets act as deadly trade gateway for Tigers
ミャンマーの国境地域の市場がトラにとって致命的な取引経路に – Japanese-language version of above article.
INTERPOL co-ordinated Operation RAMP targets illegal trade in endangered reptiles
LATF jointly with Tanzania National Bureau arrest the King pins connected to illegal export of 1.5 tonnes of elephant ivory to Hong Kong
Rhino case struck off roll – Clayton Fletcher, Gert Saaiman, Frans Andries van Deventer.
Charges against alleged poacher dropped – Clayton Fletcher, Gert Saaiman, Frans Andries van Deventer.
No ruling yet in rhino horn case – Clayton Fletcher, Gert Saaiman, Frans Andries van Deventer.
Sansar’s Successors – Indian poacher’s compatriots, friends, and competitors.
Blood Ivory: Ivory Worship – Article as seen in National Geographic magazine.
Four suitcases filled with ivory seized in Bangkok
Six months for international wildlife trafficker in Malaysia
UK Government bans rhino horn exports
Too Close for Comfort: Thailand’s Tiger Temple
Major ivory seizures in DRC, Hong Kong and Kenya
Sansar Chand Is India’s Dealiest Poacher. Here Is How He Has Escaped Legal Traps For 40 Years
Cambodia launches unit to tackle wildlife trafficking
10 years for rhino horn smuggler – Vietnamese national arrested in South Africa.
Major ivory seizure in Thailand – 765 kg of ivory.
Second major Malagasy wildlife seizure in Malaysia inside five weeks – Tortoises, frogs, and reptiles.
At Russia-China Border, Bear Paws Sell Best
Rare reptiles seized in Asia
LATF and ZAWA jointly carry out an operation
South Africa: Muti poachers: Vulture population could be decimated by World Cup
SA vultures killed to predict World Cup winner
INTERPOL’s Operation Mogatle targets illegal ivory and rhino horn across southern Africa
Ivory Trade Threatens African Elephant
Millions seized in rhino horn smuggling group – “Boere rhino mafia” George Clayton Fletcher, Gerhardus Bartlomeus Saaiman, Kumaran Moodaley, Frans van Deventer.
LATF concludes consultations on disposal of 6.5 tonnes ivory seized in Singapore in 2002
Thai Customs seize 1.4 tonnes of ivory – 1,390 kg of ivory.
The Hunted: Did American conservationists in Africa go too far? – Article about conservationists and researchers Delia and Mark Owens.
Progress in some areas at CITES, but marine proposals fail
Bid to Relax International Ban on Sale of Ivory is Rejected
CITES meeting opens in Doha
Clampdown on medicines made with endangered plants and animals hailed a success
Asian ivory trade poses danger to African elephant
Leopard skin bust in Cambodia
UK agency seizes more than a tonne of live coral – Trafficked from Southeast Asia.
Almost 200 ivory pieces seized in Hong Kong – 186 pieces marked as 285 pieces of “white wood.”
Tigers and other farmyard animals – An expose on China’s captive tiger population.
Articles from 2009
Suspect of illegal export of elephant tusks to Vietnam arrested in Zanzibar
Czech zoo sends rare Northern White rhinos to Kenya
New strategy to combat global wildlife crime
Spider man caught – Man arrested in Brazil, coming from Paraguay, with 900 live spiders in luggage.
Experts call for urgent action to save wild Tigers
Live coral seized at Manchester airport, UK
Snake smuggler rumbled
eBay ivory trader gets 10 months
Vietnamese urge Koreans not to travel for bear bile – Popular and lucrative traditional medicine begins to draw health-conscious tourists.
Customs and Border Protection cracks egg smuggling attempt
UK Government takes over CAWT chair
Crocodile hides in inspectors’ sights – Mexico’s Federal Environmental Protection Agency (PROFEPA) gets training in reptile skin identification.
LATF and KWS jointly recover pieces of elephant tusks
New hunting law passed in Russia
Ha Noi’s Environmental Police seize frozen Tiger and Tiger bones
Spiralling demand threatens Asian pangolins
LATF leads investigation team to the Philippines on follow up on 4,861 tonnes of elephant ivory siezed in Manila exported from Port of Dar-es-Salaam
Need for concerted efforts in curbing illegal trade in wild fauna and flora
Threat to Rhino in Uganda
Investigation on illegal export of live specimen from Tanzania to Holland and Hong Kong
Joint law enforcement operation boosts fight against cross border wildlife crime in Zambia
Articles from 2008
Illegal ivory traders nabbed
Thousands of Rare Gorillas Found in Congo’s “Green Abyss”
CITES Secretariat endorses CAWT efforts – Coalition Against Wildlife Trafficking.
U.S. One of the Largest Ivory Markets, New Study Says
Articles from 2007
Historic Burning of Pelts in Srinagar – “The End of an Era”
Increased Demand for Ivory Threatens Elephant Survival
Five things not to eat for Chinese New Year
Caviar figures smell fishy
Abalone to come under international trade controls
Articles from 2006
China’s trade in tiger bones
Beijing’s Penis Emporium – Journalist reports on a restaurant that serves a variety of unusual dishes.
African Elephants Slaughtered in Herds Near Chad Wildlife Park
Racing to Know the Rarest of Rhinos, Before It’s Too Late
Articles from 2005
Poaching Devastates DR Congo’s Hippos – Poachers in Democratic Republic of Congo use heavy weapons to get bushmeat.
Articles from 2002
15 More Elephants Killed in Kenya; Toll Hits 25 in April.
Articles from 1997
The Poaching Problem – Elephant poaching.
Articles from 1994
High Prices for Bear Gallbladders Encourage Poaching
Articles from 1991
The Killing Fields – A look at culling elephant populations as a means of management.
Articles from 1989
January 27, 1989
Zimbabwe Losing War To Save Rhino (alternate link)
Articles from 1987
Elite Zimbabwe Squad Wages War to Save Endangered Black Rhino (alternate link)
The Rhino Wars: Zimbabwe is Shooting Poachers Who Menace the Rare Black Rhino (alternate link)