The US has removed gray wolves from the Endangered Species Act, where they were first listed in the 1970s when their numbers fell to around 1,000. Conservationists now fear for the roughly 6,000 gray wolves when the new rule takes effect in January.
Dehorning is controversial, especially as it makes male rhinos vulnerable in fights. But they are not essential for survival, and, like fingernails, they grow back.
The landlocked southern African country which boasts the world's largest elephant population said 12 carcasses had been discovered over the past week in two villages in the northwest of the country.
While Zimbabweans would want CITES to lift ban on ivory trade, they however cannot trust the thoroughly corrupt ruling elite to manage the possible windfall for the benefit of ordinary citizens and the wildlife.
Rangers were alerted after the victim's alleged accomplices told his family that he had been crushed to death by an elephant. He said a pride of lions was thought to have been in the area and were believed to have devoured the man's remains.
Conservationists seek more volunteers to join the front line against poaching to protect birds in China.
Six Vietnamese nationals were arrested for suspected poaching after being found with skins of the critically endangered Malayan tiger which is also the country's official animal.
Suspected poachers sneaked onto a South African game reserve to hunt rhinos, only to be mauled by lions. Police and an anti-poaching squad later found an axe and three pairs of shoes and gloves.
Khan was convicted of shooting two rare blackbuck deer in a western India wildlife preserve in 1998.
Rhino populations have been decimated by the demand for rhino horn in traditional Chinese medicine. Now a report suggests that there is a new market to drive poaching.
Customs officials seized tusks weighing in at 7,200 kg which probably came from 720 elephants that had been poached. The tusks were hidden underneath frozen fish shipped in a container from Malaysia.
Nepal's rapid progress in combating the poachers who kill the animals for their prized horns has drawn praise from conservation groups and activists.
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