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How Bomb Tests Could Date Elephant Ivory

Bomb tests generations ago could indirectly help fight illegal poaching of African elephants, new research shows. Full story

3 sentenced in Mississippi for poaching turkeys

Three Yalobusha County men have pleaded guilty to poaching wild turkeys. Full story

Chad arrests suspected member of elephant slaughter gang

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

Endangered elephant killings rising in Indonesia

Poisoning or shooting killed many of the 129 critically endangered elephants that have died on Indonesia's Sumatra island in less than a decade, highlighting weak enforcement of laws against poaching, an environmental group says. Full story

Preventing an Elephant Eden from Becoming Paradise Lost (Op-Ed)

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

UN Seeks to Stop Illegal Elephant Poaching

The United Nations Security Council will hold a special meeting today (May 29) to discuss how elephant poaching in Central Africa may be contributing to escalating political instability in the region. Full story

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  Wildlife rangers fight to save elephants from poaching

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

  Rhino protectors take on 'hardcore thug' poachers in new series

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.

  ‘Rhino Wars’ team fights to save endangered rhinos

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.

  Demand for Ivory fuels elephant poaching

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

  Poachers hunted over elephant family's slaughter

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.

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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

File photo of workers performing 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
File photo of workers performing 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

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

File photo shows the carcass of a rhino after it was killed for its horn by poachers at the Kruger national park, in Mpumalanga province
File photo shows the carcass of a rhino after it was killed for its horn by poachers at the Kruger national park, in Mpumalanga province

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