- South Sudan: Army major arrested allegedly smuggling ivory Updated: May-27-16 8:04 am
JUBA, South Sudan - South Sudan authorities arrested an army major and a Chinese oil worker for allegedly trafficking elephant ivory and endangered pangolin meat through the country's Paloich oil fields.
- Game and Fish seek info on elk poaching case near Strawberry Updated: May-27-16 5:58 am
FLAGSTAFF, Arizona - Arizona Game and Fish Department officials are seeking information on the illegal killing of a yearling elk found in the Strawberry area last weekend.
- South African rhino endures, 1 year after horrific attack Updated: May-25-16 1:47 pm
BELA-BELA, South Africa - "Dancing with rhinos," the South African veterinarian joked as he supported the head of his staggering, nearly 2-ton patient, an injured rhino woozy with sedatives.
- Honduran woman accused of punching a border agent's horse Updated: May-24-16 4:10 pm
GILA BEND, Arizona - A Honduran woman arrested in a drug smuggling bust in southern Arizona also is facing an animal cruelty charge for allegedly punching a border agent's horse.
- Reward of $15,000 offered in bighorn sheep poaching case Updated: May-24-16 1:39 pm
SALEM, Oregon - The Oregon Hunters Association is offering a reward of $15,000 for information leading to the arrest of a bighorn sheep poacher. The Oregon State Police say three rams were killed in Gilliam County in Eastern Oregon last month.
- Fatal firefight in Congo park highlights threats to rangers Updated: May-24-16 11:58 am
JOHANNESBURG - Shot by elephant poachers, the manager of Congo's Garamba National Park asked a ranger for help to bind his leg with a tourniquet to slow blood loss.
- Karelian bear dogs help wildlife officers Updated: May-21-16 2:13 pm
SPOKANE, Washington - Barking at bears, romping through the forest, sniffing for poaching evidence, getting petted by a child and maybe cooling off with a swim in the Pend Oreille River..
- Man charged after bear shot on western Maryland home's deck Updated: May-20-16 1:17 pm
OAKLAND, Maryland - A western Maryland man has been charged with hunting black bear out of season after Department of Natural Resources officials say he shot a sow with yearlings on his deck and left her for dead.
- Lawmakers to hold hearings on warden service investigation Updated: May-20-16 9:15 am
AUGUSTA, Maine - Lawmakers who oversee the Maine Warden Service have been given the green light to hold hearings on the agency's conduct during an undercover operation and raid in northern Maine.
- Guard accused of smuggling drugs into Montana State Prison Updated: May-19-16 6:36 pm
HELENA, Montana - A Montana State Prison guard has been accused smuggling methamphetamine and marijuana into the prison in exchange for cash.
- National forest in Ohio requiring permits to harvest ginseng Updated: May-18-16 4:05 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Officials trying to ward off ginseng poachers in southern Ohio's Wayne National Forest will now require a permit to harvest the root plant that's thought to have medicinal properties and can sell for hundreds of dollars a pound.
- The Latest: Piotrowski wins Idaho Democratic primary Updated: May-18-16 2:06 am
BOISE, Idaho - The Latest on Idaho's primary election (all times local):
- Convicted deer poacher fined, loses hunting rights Updated: May-17-16 7:05 am
JACKSON, Mississippi - A 49-year-old Mississippi man found guilty of five counts of shooting deer with the aid of a light has been ordered to pay over $11,000 in fines by a Tunica County judge.
- Game warden creates 'profile' of serial poachers Updated: May-14-16 2:06 am
HELENA, Montana - Montana's game wardens call them 1-percenters or lone wolves.
- Nielsen didn't get House leader's endorsement despite claim Updated: May-13-16 3:18 pm
BOISE, Idaho - Idaho Rep. Pete Nielsen says he didn't have House Speaker Scott Bedke's endorsement, despite running ads in several weekly papers claiming the House leader supported Nielsen's run for re-election.
- DNR seeks information about poaching of 500-pound black bear Updated: May-13-16 12:02 pm
SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP, Michigan - State officials are seeking information about the poaching of a 500-pound black bear that was found fatally shot in Michigan's northern Lower Peninsula.
- Couple gets 6 months in prison for smuggling sea turtle eggs Updated: May-09-16 10:10 pm
SAN DIEGO - A Southern California couple convicted of smuggling more than 900 endangered sea turtle eggs into the United States from Mexico has been sentenced to six months in prison.
- Newspaper raises questions about warden investigation Updated: May-09-16 9:52 pm
PORTLAND, Maine - A Maine Republican lawmaker wants answers about a poaching investigation that led to a big raid but minor charges.
- Ex-professor ordered to pay $500K fine for smuggling ivory Updated: May-09-16 7:36 pm
MINNEAPOLIS - A former Minnesota college professor was ordered Monday to pay a $500,000 fine for illegally smuggling items made of elephant ivory.
- California hunter convicted of 'baiting' mourning doves Updated: May-05-16 12:58 am
FRESNO, California - A federal jury in Sacramento has found a Northern California man guilty of violating the Migratory Bird Treaty Act by baiting a field for hunting purposes.
- Nonprofit to help raise money for wildlife violation tips Updated: May-04-16 2:17 pm
CONCORD, New Hampshire - New Hampshire's cash-strapped and self-funded Fish and Game Department is welcoming the return of a nonprofit group that will raise money and awareness to encourage people to report hunting and fishing violations.
- 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.