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Wildlife Crime

United Behind World Wildlife Day

Dr. Cristián Samper | Posted 05.03.2015 | Green
Dr. Cristián Samper

Today, global citizens marked the second annual World Wildlife Day as the United Nations announced that the organized crime threat to wildlife species is on the rise. The work to combat these crimes is more important than ever as human impacts drive an unprecedented decline in our planet's wild species. We must address this global crisis from all angles.

Taking a Page From Eliot Ness to Fight Wildlife Trafficking's New Al Capones

David Wilkie | Posted 03.23.2014 | Green
David Wilkie

We have credible evidence that where national park rangers and community ecoguards are out patrolling, and risking their lives doing so, elephants have a much greater chance of escaping the poacher's bullet, axe and chainsaw.

WATCH: 'I Am Not A Rug'

Posted 09.16.2013 | Green

"I am not a rug." The latest video in the "Stop Wildlife Crime" series from the World Wildlife Fund explores the illegal trade in tiger parts. W...

WATCH: Wildlife Crime Is 'Dead Serious'

Posted 09.02.2013 | Green

A new online video series from the World Wildlife Fund explores wildlife crime and the global poaching crisis that's devastating populations of some o...

Obama's Lifeline to Africa's Park Rangers

Carter Roberts | Posted 09.11.2013 | Green
Carter Roberts

It is almost inconceivable that a place as remote, sacred and seemingly well-protected as Dzanga Bai could become a killing ground -- an "elephant mortuary," as sources on the ground described it.

Myanmar's Leadership Needed on ASEAN Illegal Wildlife Trade (PHOTOS)

Kala Mulqueeny | Posted 06.26.2013 | World
Kala Mulqueeny


The Worst Country For Wildlife Crime

AP | MIKE IVES | Posted 09.21.2012 | Green

AN BINH, Vietnam (AP) — Nineteen tigers prowl outdoor cages the size of dormitory rooms, nibbling frayed wire fences and roaring at a caretaker who ...

Madagascar's Illegal Tortoise Trade Is Devastating The Species

Scientific American | John Platt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Armed bands of poachers are illegally collecting Madagascar's radiated tortoise (Astrochelys radiata) by the truckload for the lucrative pet and meat ...