- Kenya burns huge pile of ivory tusks to protest poaching Updated: Apr-30-16 12:26 pm
NAIROBI, Kenya - Kenya's president set fire Saturday to 105 tons of elephant ivory and more than 1 ton of rhino horn, believed to be the largest stockpile ever destroyed, in a dramatic statement by this East African country against the trade in ivory and products from endangered species.
- Montana Crow Tribe game warden convicted of poaching elk Updated: Apr-29-16 5:14 pm
SHERIDAN, Wyoming - A jury has convicted a Montana tribal game warden of poaching in northern Wyoming.
- 2 Malaysians plead guilty to wildlife smuggling Updated: Apr-27-16 4:25 pm
PORTLAND, Oregon - Two Malaysian nationals pleaded guilty to smuggling wildlife into the United States and were sentenced by a judge in Portland, Oregon, to six months in federal prison.
- Capitol Hill Buzz: News media barred from cheetah briefing Updated: Apr-25-16 6:10 pm
WASHINGTON - Cheated out of a cheetah.
- Workers plead guilty for cutting down tree, killing birds Updated: Apr-23-16 1:06 pm
NEWPORT BEACH, California - Two construction workers who cut down a tree in Newport Beach containing baby birds - killing half of them - have pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges.
- Rats, Octopi and sharks! NHL needs pest control for playoffs Updated: Apr-20-16 4:47 pm
PHILADELPHIA - Rats! And Octopi. Even a lifeless shark.
- 23 dogs rescued at border will be offered for adoption Updated: Apr-20-16 10:39 am
SAN DIEGO - Authorities say a smuggling suspect was arrested after 23 dogs - including 20 puppies packed in a nearly airless crate - were seized from an SUV at the U.S.-Mexico border.
- 2,000 tusks aflame in large burn of poached wildlife goods Updated: Apr-19-16 1:52 pm
YAOUNDE, Cameroon - Some 2,000 illegally trafficked elephant tusks and hundreds of finished ivory products erupted in a ball of fire Tuesday as Cameroonian authorities conducted what was believed to be one of the largest burnings of poached wildlife goods in African history.
- Australian minister: Depp dog apology video no award winner Updated: Apr-19-16 1:58 am
SYDNEY - Was the filmed apology over an international dog smuggling scandal supposed to look like a hostage video? Was the weirdly wooden delivery a deliberate protest by the unhappy actors? And does the Australian politician at the heart of the world's most bizarre biosecurity case think he could have directed it better himself?
- Great Falls man gets jail time for poaching 2 bull elk Updated: Apr-16-16 12:53 pm
HELENA, Montana - A 32-year-old Great Falls man has been sentenced to jail time for poaching two bull elk in southwestern Montana in 2012 and 2014.
- Pennsylvania man fined $18K for poaching deer, wildlife Updated: Apr-13-16 11:52 am
DEFIANCE, Pennsylvania - A western Pennsylvania man has been fined more than $18,000 for illegally killing more than 66 animals and collecting various illegal trophies, including dozens of flying squirrel tails, deer and bear skulls and owl talons.
- Poaching charges dismissed over GPS device Updated: Apr-13-16 7:17 am
MADISON, Minnesota - A Minnesota judge has dismissed criminal charges against a man accused in a high-profile poaching case because of a tracking device used by authorities.
- Canadian turtle smuggler receives nearly 5 years in prison Updated: Apr-12-16 4:46 pm
ANN ARBOR, Michigan - A Canadian man who repeatedly entered Michigan to buy and ship thousands of turtles to his native China only to be caught with 51 of them strapped to his legs was sentenced Tuesday to nearly five years in federal prison for smuggling.
- Judge sentences man who poached, abandoned deer Updated: Apr-12-16 11:10 am
JACKSON, Wyoming - A hunter who illegally killed a deer last year will spend time on probation as part of his sentence.
- As British royals head to Indian wildlife park, rhino killed Updated: Apr-12-16 9:39 am
GAUHATI, India - With the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arriving at the world's largest one-horn rhino park in remote northeastern India on Tuesday, conservationists hope the British royals can help raise global alarms about how black-market demand for rhino horns and other animal parts is fueling illegal poaching and pushing species to the brink.
- Zimbabwe: Rhino featured on TV killed after poacher shooting Updated: Apr-11-16 10:32 am
JOHANNESBURG - Zimbabwe veterinary surgeons have been forced to put down a rhino that was featured on a television series, days after it was shot by poachers, said the wildlife authority Monday.
- World's wild tiger count rising for first time in Updated: Apr-10-16 11:26 pm
NEW DELHI - The world's count of wild tigers roaming forests from Russia to Vietnam has gone up for the first time in more than a century, with 3,890 counted by conservation groups and national governments in the latest global census, wildlife conservation groups said Monday.
- Federal agency offers reward for arrest in eagle killing Updated: Apr-08-16 4:53 pm
ALBERT LEA, Minnesota - Federal authorities have opened a criminal investigation after a bald eagle was found butchered like a game bird near Albert Lea, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Friday.
- Legislature OKs bill boosting deer poaching penalties Updated: Apr-08-16 11:53 am
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland - The Maryland General Assembly has passed a bill raising deer-poaching penalties to up to $10,000.
- Maine man jailed for theft of baby eels Updated: Apr-07-16 5:59 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine - The Maine Marine Patrol has arrested a man with a charge that he illegally possessed lucrative baby eels.
- Rare Sumatran rhinoceros, captured on Borneo, dies Updated: Apr-06-16 7:04 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia - A rare Sumatran rhinoceros has died just a month after being captured by Indonesian conservation experts on Borneo, where only of a few of the animals survive.
- Cambodia to repopulate forests with tigers from abroad Updated: Apr-06-16 4:54 am
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia - Cambodia has unveiled a plan to reintroduce tigers from abroad into the dry forests of the country, where the big cat has become virtually extinct thanks to poaching, conservation officials said Wednesday.
- Newbury man arrested for poaching eels, drug possession Updated: Apr-05-16 1:49 pm
HAMPTON FALLS, New Hampshire - State Fish and Game officials say a Newbury man has been accused of poaching eels in the Hampton Falls River.
- Kenya set to burn 106 tons of ivory and rhino horn Updated: Apr-04-16 12:06 pm
NAIROBI, Kenya - Kenyan wildlife authorities Monday started moving at least 105 tons of ivory and 1 ton of rhino horn in preparation for the torching of the items at the end of the month to discourage ivory and rhino horn trade believed to be fueling poaching of elephants and rhinos.
- Parrot species in US cities may rival that in native Mexico Updated: Apr-02-16 6:57 pm
SAN DIEGO - U.S. researchers are launching studies on Mexico's red-crowned parrot - a species that has been adapting so well to living in cities in California and Texas after escaping from the pet trade that the population may now rival that in its native country.