Two People Sent to Jail in Cambodia for Illegally Possessing Body Parts of Protected Wildlife

Two People Sent to Jail in Cambodia for Illegally Possessing Body Parts of Protected Wildlife

Two people in Cambodia have been sentenced to 26 months in jail each for possessing body parts of protected wild animals. It’s the first successful case like this since the Johor National Park was created 27 years ago. It’s also a success given that the illegal wildlife trade affects one-fifth of vertebrates on land. Wild animals clearly are in need of […]

  • 241
    Shares

Read More

Trump administration reportedly approves trophy hunter’s permit for endangered rhino remains

Trump administration reportedly approves trophy hunter’s permit for endangered rhino remains

A Michigan trophy hunter’s permit to bring the skull, skin and horns from a critically endangered black rhinoceros he shot in Africa to the U.S. will likely be approved by the Trump administration, according to a report by The Associated Press. Chris Peyerk, of Shelby Township Michigan, applied for the import permit in April. The […]

  • 615
    Shares

Read More

Scientists plan to flood black market with fake rhino horn to reduce poaching

Scientists plan to flood black market with fake rhino horn to reduce poaching

Scientists are planning to flood the black market with realistic fake rhino horns made from horse hair in an attempt to reduce illegal poaching. Rhino horn is in demand for a range of uses, from traditional Chinese medicine to ornamental carvings, and the illegal international trade is thriving. In South Africa alone, 769 rhinos were […]

  • 61
    Shares

Read More