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Mongolian Dinosaurs and the Poaching Problem

By David Moscato | September 8, 2017

High-profile cases of poached fossils shine a light on the black market for paleontological specimens—and how scientists and governments are trying to stop it.

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Poached Toward Extinction?

By Tracy Vence | August 20, 2014

Tens of thousands of African elephants have been illegally killed in the last four years, a report shows.

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DNA to Nab Illegal Fishers

By Cristina Luiggi | May 24, 2012

A new SNP assay can determine the geographical origin of commonly overexploited fish species.

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Telltale Tortoises

By Jef Akst | April 1, 2012

Researchers are permanently marking endangered reptiles in Madagascar to keep the animals from entering the illegal wildlife trade. Read the full story. [gallery]

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Bushmeat Roulette

By Megan Scudellari | April 1, 2012

Pathogens lurk in illegal wildlife products confiscated at US airports.

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Marked for Life

By Jef Akst | April 1, 2012

Conservationists working in Madagascar are doing the unthinkable—defacing the shells of endangered ploughshare tortoises—but it may be the animals’ last hope.

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