illegal wildlife trade
Mongolian Dinosaurs and the Poaching Problem
Mongolian Dinosaurs and the Poaching Problem
David Moscato | Sep 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.
Poached Toward Extinction?
Poached Toward Extinction?
Tracy Vence | Aug 20, 2014
Tens of thousands of African elephants have been illegally killed in the last four years, a report shows.
DNA to Nab Illegal Fishers
Cristina Luiggi | May 24, 2012
A new SNP assay can determine the geographical origin of commonly overexploited fish species.
Telltale Tortoises
Jef Akst | Apr 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]
Bushmeat Roulette
Megan Scudellari | Apr 1, 2012
Pathogens lurk in illegal wildlife products confiscated at US airports.
Marked for Life
Jef Akst | Apr 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.