- Global raids lead to 600 seizures of wildlife contraband Updated: Jun-18-15 8:55 am
BANGKOK - A series of raids conducted across Asia, Africa and Europe resulted in more than 300 arrests and over 600 seizures of assorted wildlife contraband - from several tons of ivory and rhino horns to whale ribs and sea horses, authorities said Thursday.
- Police arrested in Mozambique for cashing in on poaching Updated: Jun-11-15 9:37 am
MAPUTO, Mozambique - Authorities in Mozambique arrested five police officers for colluding with a poacher in the illegal sale of a rhino horn, the state news agency reported Thursday.
- South African veterinarians intervene to save Hope the rhino Updated: Jun-09-15 3:07 pm
SHAMWARI GAME RESERVE, South Africa - The horns and a large section of the rhino's face were hacked off by poachers, a horrific injury that exposed flesh and bone. One South African veterinarian treating the mutilated animal was so distressed by the suffering that he had to step away, his eyes glassy with tears.
- Slaves who died in 1794 Cape Town shipwreck are remembered Updated: Jun-02-15 10:40 am
CAPE TOWN, South Africa - Against a backdrop of exclusive, sea-view apartments in Cape Town, South African and American researchers on Tuesday paid tribute at the spot where slaves died when the Portuguese ship that was carrying them into bondage sank in 1794.