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  • A look at at one the last remaining northern white rhinoceros
    See the northern white rhinoceros in San Diego before it goes extinct
    It is a humbling experience to venture past a beautiful animal that we know is doomed for extinction. It is humbling and extremely sad, especially since this animal was poached to extinction, by human beings who wanted its horns for &ldquo...
  • Students devise way to track poachers from space
    Students devise way to track poachers from space
    Three students from Cranfield University in the United Kingdom, Idriss Sisaid. Enrique Garcia Bourne and Edward Anastassacos, have been presented with top honors in European Space Agency’s University (S2UN) Challenge, Space Solutions Prize...
  • Giraffes
    Giraffes' extinction: Population quickly dropping
    Giraffes' extinction may be closer than anyone thought. The population of giraffes in Africa has been quickly dropping. According to a Wednesday, Dec. 3 report by ABC, there are several reasons the giraffes' extinction is now a real danger...
  • The demand for rhino horns has caused record number of poachings.
    Shocking slaughter of rhinoceros in 2014: South Africa is making every effort
    A shocking number of rhinoceros have been killed in South Africa this year, according to a Thursday report on MSN.com. Despite extensive governmental efforts to halt the poaching of rhinoceros for their highly-prized horns, there were 1,020 killed...
  • Thai Elephant Stature
    Hunting has catastrophic effects on tropical forests
    Doubtful that this news will stop the slaughter, but excessive hunting of elephants, referred to as over-hunting, is not only devastating for elephants, but it also ruins forest habitats, which more than elephants call home.University of Florida...
  • Worst animal abuse ever recorded on video
    'Worst animal abuse ever recorded' shows up in safari ad (Graphic Video)
    A terribly misguided, graphically explicit video going viral on YouTube shows what one fuming critic calls the "worst animal abuse ever recorded." And the incredible thing is, the original footage was intended as a glowing video "...
  • African elephants
    Survival of African elephants in jeopardy due to ivory trade
    The plight of the African elephant is dismal, with more elephants killed each year by poachers than are born. At the current rate of about a two percent reduction annually, researchers have determined that the elephant will become extinct.This was...
  • Satao, Africa's beloved elephant, killed by poachers for Satao's beautiful tusks
    Satao, Africa's beloved elephant, killed by poachers for Satao's beautiful tusks
    Satao, a beloved African elephant well known because of his enormous size and his beautiful ivory tusks that almost drooped to the ground, was killed by poachers, renewing the outcry over the practice of downing some of our world’s biggest...
  • Mule deer
    Investigators seek person who shot two wild burros and poached deer
    Investigators are asking for help in finding the persons responsible for poaching a mule deer doe in Kaibab National Forest. The event took place near Williams on or around the evening of Jan 24.“Poaching is not hunting, it’s stealing...
  • Tom Hardy
    Poaching wars with Tom Hardy
    In the summer of 2013, the British channel, ITV broadcasted a documentary titled Poaching Wars with Tom Hardy. The documentary was broken into two parts which aired a week apart from each other. Tom Hardy is known for playing the bad guy type of...
  • China destroys 6 tons of ivory
    China destroys 6 tons of illegal ivory
    China destroyed 6 tons of illegal ivory from its stock on Monday,according tothe Huff Post Green on January 6.Officials organized what they said was the country's first large-scale ivory destruction in Dongguan in southern Guangdong province,...
  • drill monkey
    Simian-meat cannibals
    Supposedly everyone loves primates and simians. But few people test that hypothesis like Jake Owens. An environmental science Ph.D. candidate at Drexel University, Owens studies the ecology and behavior of drill monkeys (Mandrillus leucophaeus;...
  • Marches have taken place globally for World Rhino Day. Indonesian activists were protesting in the capital, Jakarta.
    Rhino poaching at record high
    Every year on September 22, World Rhino Day attempts to raise awareness of the dilemma facing the five threatened rhino species.Events were overshadowed by the news that a record-breaking635 rhinoswere poached in South Africa since January. Last...
  • Rhinos are under constant threat from poachers due to false beliefs that their horns have medical powers.
    5 animals in danger of being poached
    Poaching is a serious problem that affects many different kinds of animals in the wild. Since the latter half of the 20th century many laws have been put in place to quell the poaching of animals like elephants. Unfortunately, demand for materials...
  • A Nicaraguan resident who killed and gutted a green sea turtle in the province of Limon in Costa Rica has been sentenced to 12 months in prison.
    Prison sentence for sea turtle poacher in Costa Rica
    A Nicaraguan resident who killed and gutted a green sea turtle in the province of Limon in Costa Rica has been sentenced to 12 months in prison.The turtle poacher by the name of Martinez was caughtin the Tortuguero National Park sanctuary area by...