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To Fight Wildlife Crime, Experts Say 'Follow the Money'

To Fight Wildlife Crime, Experts Say 'Follow the Money'

By Kelvin Chan and Katie Daigle | Sep 19
In most cases, the conviction of a Thai man trafficking rhino horns through a bizarre scheme that involved hiring prostitutes to pose as trophy hunters would have marked the end of the story.

Sick Puppies Spur New York Scrutiny of Non-Profit Rescues

Sick Puppies Spur New York Scrutiny of Non-Profit Rescues

By Mary Esch | Aug 31
When Alexis Kozmon and her husband decided to get a dog for their 6-year-old daughter, they chose to adopt. Four weeks later, the puppy the family named Sugar was dying painfully from distemper.

To Protect and Preserve :: A Conversation with Tippi Hedren

To Protect and Preserve :: A Conversation with Tippi Hedren

By Tim Parks | Aug 24
Actress Tippi Hedren, who famously co-starred with some of our fine feathered-though deadly-friends in Alfred Hitchcock's "The Birds," has long been an animal advocate.

No Longer King of the Jungle: New Fund to Aid Africa's Lions

No Longer King of the Jungle: New Fund to Aid Africa's Lions

By Krista Larson | Aug 13
The Lion Recovery Fund is initially providing $800,000 toward bolstering lions' habitat across the African continent, from Senegal in the west to Tanzania in the east as well as Zambia and Malawi in southern Africa.

Vets Help Zoo Animals Rescued from Syria

Vets Help Zoo Animals Rescued from Syria

By Emrah Gurel | Jul 31
Syria's war was not kind to the animals at Magic World. So last week, an animal charity rescued two bears, three lions, two hyenas and two tigers, driving them 1,000 kilometers (600 miles) to a wildlife reserve in northwestern Turkey.

Tiger World: A Growing Conservation Park Dedicated to Education and Love of Animals

By Maria Dominguez | May 1
As it turns out, Tiger World is a bit of a misnomer. There aren't only tigers there, or even only big cats. Instead, the facility houses countless exotic animals: Syrian brown bears, primates like macaques and gibbons, New Guinea singing dogs, and more!

Anti-Wildlife Trafficking Group Lauds Thai Ivory Crackdown

By Natnicha Chuwiruch | Oct 3
A major conservation group has praised Thailand for a huge drop in sales of ivory items resulting from an official crackdown aimed at shedding the country's image as a center for the illicit trade in wildlife goods.

Poachers Target Rare Bird's 'Ivory' Beak in Southeast Asia

By Christopher Torchia | Sep 30
Some call it "ivory on wings," part of the bill of a critically endangered bird in Southeast Asia that is sought by poachers and carved into ornaments for illegal sale to Chinese buyers.

Plan Addresses Impact of Ocean Noise on Marine Mammals

Sep 17
The federal government says a new strategy to address the issue of noise in the ocean will better protect the safety of marine mammals.

SeaWorld Suing California Over Ban on Orca Breeding

Jan 1
SeaWorld filed a lawsuit Tuesday challenging a California commission's ruling that bans the company from breeding captive killer whales at its San Diego park.

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