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Turtle Trafficking Prompts Arrests in Puerto Rico

Eight people were arrested in Puerto Rico on charges of selling endangered sea turtles for human consumption, federal authorities said. Full story

More than 150 accused in online wildlife sales

More than 150 people face federal and state charges after authorities disrupted online wildlife trafficking operations involving tiger, leopard and jaguar pelts, elephant ivory and live birds. Full story

Butterfly Park opens at India zoo

   A zoo in India is working to save endangered species of butterflies in their new Butterfly Park. TODAY.com's Dara Brown reports.

The Tricky Art of Saving Wild Species

Some estimates put the planet on a pace to lose half of all species by the end of the century, and accordingly, conservation efforts in the United States have moved far beyond not shooting animals. Full story

San Diego Zoo Welcomes Season's 1st Condor Chick

The San Diego Zoo welcomed its first California condor chick of the hatching season on Feb. 24, the zoo announced yesterday (March 11), as part of their breeding program to help save the endangered species. Full story

Gorillas to Be Protected with New Congo National Park

The Republic of Congo has declared a new national park that conservationists hope with protect a core population of western lowland gorillas, a critically endangered species, as well as other threatened species, the Wildlife Conservation Society announced today (Jan. 31). Full story

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  Orphaned elephants find home, love in rare preserve

Workers at a Kenyan sanctuary for elephants who have lost their mothers, many through rampant poaching, talk about how they care for one of Africa’s most endangered species. By NBC's William Angelucci.

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