N'DJAMENA (Reuters) - Authorities in Chad have arrested a suspected member of a poaching gang accused of slaughtering nearly 200 elephants and killing five Cameroonian park rangers, the environment minister said on Tuesday. Full story
Richard Carrollis vice president for Africa atWorld Wildlife Fund(WWF) in Washington,D.C. He contributed this article to LiveScience'sExpert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights. Full story
Wildlife Rangers are on the frontline of the battle to save elephants and rhinos from poaching gangs. The illegal trade in rhino horn, highlighted by Prince William earlier this year, is threatening the very existence of the creatures. NBC’s Rohit Kachroo reports on the work of the round-the-clock
Former Navy SEAL Craig Sawyer and Oz, a Green Beret, are part of a unit in South Africa that help protect rhinos in Kruger National Park. Their efforts were also captured in the new Animal Planet 3-part series "Battleground: Rhino Wars," and they join Morning Joe to discuss.
Rhinoceroses are losing their fight for survival as they are slaughtered for their valuable horns. A new Animal Planet show, “Battleground: Rhino Wars,” follows former and current members of US Special Forces who are defending endangered rhinos. NBC’s Kerry Sanders reports.
Wildlife activists are calling for Interpol and the World Customs Association to work together to crackdown on the trade in ivory, issuing heavier penalties for those caught illegally dealing. Poaching has increased recently, fueled by a demand in Asia for jewelry and ornaments. ITV’s Paul Davies re
The carcasses of a family of elephants have been found in a wildlife reserve in Kenya - the victims of the worst massacre on record by ivory poachers there. NBC News' Rohit Kachroo reports.
The carcasses of some of the 22 elephant slaughtered in a helicopter-bourne attack lie on the ground in the Democratic Republic of Congo's Garamba National Park, in this undated handout picture released by the DRC Military. REUTERS/DRC Military/Handout
Workers perform a post-mortem on the carcass of a rhino after it was killed for its horn by poachers, at the Kruger national park in Mpumalanga province, in this September 14, 2011 file photograph. South Africa, home to almost all rhinos on the continent, has deployed its military, diplomats and pol
The carcass of a rhino is seen after it was killed for its horn by poachers at the Kruger national park, in Mpumalanga province in this September 14, 2011 file photograph. South Africa, home to almost all rhinos on the continent, has deployed its military, diplomats and police to protect the animals
In this Nov. 3, 2012 photo, a man, who didn't want to be identified because he is breaking the law by poaching, releases a bird that was trapped in a net in his orchard in the Larnaca district of Cyprus. Small birds, called ambelopoulia in Greek, are considered a delicacy in Cyprus and poachers supp