- Pregnant mule deer poached near Chino Valley, 2 fawns dead Updated: Jul-02-15 9:38 pm
CHINO VALLEY, Arizona - The Arizona Game and Fish Department is seeking information about the poaching of a pregnant mule deer east of Chino Valley in north-central Arizona.
- Darby man pleads guilty in bear poaching case Updated: Jun-26-15 5:05 am
HAMILTON, Montana - A Darby man accused of being the ringleader in a large bear poaching case has pleaded guilty to five felony counts.
- Conservationists: New China policy could save elephants Updated: Jun-25-15 7:47 am
JOHANNESBURG - Conservationists hail it as a possible game-changer in the struggle to curb the slaughter of elephants: an unexpected pledge by a senior Chinese official to stop the ivory trade in a country whose vast, increasingly affluent consumer market drives elephant poaching across Africa.
- OC man arrested on suspicion of possessing 16 ferrets Updated: Jun-24-15 7:26 pm
SANTA ANA, California - An Orange County man has been arrested on suspicion of illegally possessing ferrets - 16 of them.
- Breeders want South Africa's ban on rhino horn trade lifted Updated: Jun-23-15 11:57 am
JOHANNESBURG - Calling rhino horns a renewable resource, rhino breeders and game reserve owners have taken the South African government to court to try to overturn its ban on the domestic trade of rhino horn.
- Spain proposes big fines for alleged Antarctic fish poachers Updated: Jun-23-15 10:01 am
MADRID - Authorities in Spain have accused a company there of running a lucrative international operation that illegally captured vast amounts of an Antarctic fish prized in top restaurants.
- Ton of ivory crushed in Times Square to highlight poaching Updated: Jun-19-15 10:34 pm
NEW YORK - Over a ton of confiscated ivory tumbled off a conveyor belt into a rock crusher in Times Square on Friday in a symbolic display highlighting an illegal trade that activists say threatens the survival of African elephants.
- Prince Harry ends decade in UK army; now to target poachers Updated: Jun-19-15 1:08 pm
LONDON - Prince Harry formally ended his full-time military service in Britain's army Friday, wrapping up a career in which he qualified as an Apache helicopter pilot and completed two tours of duty in Afghanistan.
- Poachers kill ranger, 2 soldiers in Congo wildlife park Updated: Jun-19-15 12:02 pm
JOHANNESBURG - Heavily armed poachers killed a ranger and two soldiers patrolling in a national park in Congo, a conservation group said Friday.
- New study identifies elephant poaching hotspots in Africa Updated: Jun-18-15 2:08 pm
JOHANNESBURG - Investigators who collected DNA from the tusks of slain elephants and painstakingly looked for matches in the vast African continent have identified two large areas where the slaughter has been occurring on an industrial scale, according to a study published on Thursday.
- US returns 7 smuggled snakes to Brazilian government Updated: Jun-17-15 12:32 pm
WASHINGTON - The Justice Department says it's returned to Brazil seven boa constrictors seized in a case of wildlife smuggling.
- Smuggler attempts to hide cocaine in fried fish at airport Updated: Jun-16-15 6:10 am
MIAMI - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Miami International Airport say a smuggler tried to use fried fish to conceal more than two pounds of cocaine.
- Wildlife officials to crush a ton of ivory in Times Square Updated: Jun-15-15 11:52 am
NEW YORK - A ton of confiscated ivory will be crushed in Times Square this week to draw attention to elephant poaching and wildlife trafficking.
- Palau burns Vietnamese boats caught fishing illegally Updated: Jun-11-15 11:19 pm
TOKYO - The tiny Pacific nation of Palau, fighting a rising tide of illegal fishing in its waters, has set fire to four boats of Vietnamese caught poaching sea cucumbers and other marine life in its waters.
- Buck shot outside deer hunting season in La Grande Updated: Jun-11-15 10:04 am
LA GRANDE, Oregon - Investigators with the Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife Division are trying to solve a poaching case outside of La Grande, and it wants the public's help.
- 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.
- Wyoming Game and Fish investigates poaching of 2 antelope Updated: Jun-11-15 9:32 am
LARAMIE, Wyoming - Wardens with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department are investigating the poaching of two antelope near Medicine Bow on Saturday.
- 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.
- Poachers kill black bear sow in Mineral County, leave 2 cubs Updated: Jun-09-15 5:07 am
ST. REGIS, Montana - Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks officials say poachers killed a female black bear near St. Regis, leaving the carcass and two abandoned cubs behind.
- Fawn left motherless by poachers in southwest Idaho dies Updated: Jun-09-15 5:04 am
MOUNTAIN HOME, Idaho - Idaho Fish and Game officers say one of two fawns that were left motherless after a recent poaching has died.
- 2 men fined for illegally killing buck mule deer in Wyoming Updated: Jun-04-15 9:34 am
SHERIDAN, Wyoming - Two Wisconsin men have to pay fines totaling more than $20,000 for using hunting licenses transferred to them illegally and killing three buck mule deer.
- Officials say dead gators found in SC river not poached Updated: Jun-03-15 7:56 am
CHARLESTON, South Carolina - Wildlife officials say that five large alligators found floating in the Ashley River outside Charleston were not illegally poached but were illegally dumped.
- Activists: Decline of elephants in Tanzania is catastrophic Updated: Jun-02-15 6:26 pm
NAIROBI, Kenya - The sharp decline of the elephant population in Tanzania, most likely due to poaching, is catastrophic, a wildlife conservation group said Tuesday.