Man Who Killed Hundreds of Deer Must Watch ‘Bambi’ Every Month in Prison

Trophy hunters David Berry; his sons, David Berry Jr. and Kyle Berry; and about a dozen others killed hundreds of deer in Missouri over a period of three years. After they shot the deer, they cut off and took the heads, leaving the bodies behind to rot. “While there are some cases where poachers go […]

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Lion poaching: the brutal new threat to Africa’s prides

“That’s fresh, just a few hours old,” says Kris Everatt, pointing at a clear print of a lion’s paw in the hot dust. “It’s the ghost pride.” The print is female. A bigger male print is soon spotted, also leading towards a precious water hole, then a smaller one. “A cub, less than two years […]

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Indonesia’s Aceh sees harshest penalty yet for a wildlife crime

A court in Indonesia’s Aceh province has sentenced two men to four years behind bars for attempting to sell a tiger skin, in the toughest ever penalty handed down for a wildlife crime there. Sarkawi Bin Warigo, 41, and Sabaruddin Bin M. Yusak, 45, were arrested last July. During the trial, they refused to be […]

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DNA From Elephant Tusks Exposes the Cartels Killing Them

While poachers continue to put the future survival of Africa’s elephants at risk, scientists using DNA to track ivory and link the criminals behind the mass slaughter to the trade. With the exception of two government sales held in 1999 and 2008, the international trade in ivory has been banned since 1989, but the growing […]

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‘Terror being waged on wildlife’, leaders warn

Humanity is waging a war of terror on wildlife across the globe, according to the head of a world-leading research institute who was previously a counter-terrorism expert for the UK government. Dominic Jermey, director general of the Zoological Society of London (ZSL), also spent years in Afghanistan supporting the fight against terror, until leaving his […]

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Shocking Investigation Exposes the Black Market for Jaguars

Jaguars in South America are already facing a number of threats to their survival, but poaching as one of them has largely gone under the radar until now. An undercover investigation conducted by World Animal Protection in Suriname has offered a more disturbing glimpse into how these trafficking operations work, and what’s happening to jaguars […]

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Nearly 90 Elephants Found Poached in Botswana

Conservationists are mourning the loss of 87 elephants whose bodies were discovered during an aerial survey in Botswana. The elephants were discovered during a months-long aerial census being conducted for the government by Elephants Without Borders, which called the discovery an “unprecedented” level of poaching in the country. “I’m shocked, I’m completely astounded. The scale […]

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The death dealer: Russian surgeon makes $1m a year charging tourists £16,000 to kill lions, £42,000 for white rhinos and £421,000 to slay critically endangered black rhinos

A Russian surgeon has boasted about how he has built a £1.2 million-a-year business offering wealthy tourists the chance to hunt elephants, rhinos and lions as trophies. George Ragozin, who is nicknamed the ‘crazy Russian’ by his clients, offers trophy-seeking foreigners packages that include shooting beasts of their choice, alongside accommodation, food, beer and wine […]

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