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Illegal Wildlife Trafficking

Top 5 Ways to Save Our Elephants From Extinction

Jamie Joseph | Posted 10.09.2014 | Green
Jamie Joseph

World Elephant Day is recognized on August 12, an appeal to all global citizens to help conserve and protect elephants from the numerous threats they face. A few days after learning of the death of Satao I met up with beloved scientist and conservationist Dr. Jane Goodall to discuss the elephant crisis.

UN Helen Clark: Rural Poverty Is Fuelling the Poaching Crisis

Jamie Joseph | Posted 09.10.2014 | Green
Jamie Joseph

With so many people living in poverty, Helen Clark explains that meeting the balance between conservation and development is perhaps the most complex in the array of responses to the illegal wildlife trade.

Conservation Organizations Laud Obama's Order To Combat Poaching

The Huffington Post | Jessica Leader | Posted 07.03.2013 | Green

Less than a week after making an unprecedented climate change speech at Georgetown University, President Barack Obama took another historic step for t...

Ending the Illegal Pet Trade in Cheetahs

Dr. Laurie Marker | Posted 05.01.2013 | Impact
Dr. Laurie Marker

Increasingly, those that supply pet cheetahs (usually cubs) to their owners, obtain the animals from sources that operate illegally, taking the cheetahs from the wild, and in some cases killing the mother to gain the cubs.

U.S. Will Step Up Anti-Poaching Efforts, Says Clinton

AP | JASON STRAZIUSO | Posted 01.09.2013 | Green

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Alarmed that rebel militias could be profiting from a sharp increase in the poaching of elephants and rhinos, the U.S. plans t...

Thailand's Underworld Of Wildlife Trafficking

AP | DENIS D. GRAY | Posted 10.15.2012 | Green

BANGKOK -- Squealing tiger cubs stuffed into carry-on bags. Luggage packed with hundreds of squirming tortoises, elephant tusks, even water dragons an...

PHOTOS: 11 Dumbest Animal Smugglers -- Lizards In Underwear, Endangered Species On eBay And More

Huffington Post | Travis Walter Donovan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Trafficking of illegal wildlife is often said to be the most profitable trade in illegal products, behind drugs and weapons. While those numbers are ...