A mostly female anti-poaching unit known as the “Black Mambas” in South Africa won the United Nations’ top environmental prize this week.
By PBS NewsHour
Named for the most feared snake in Africa, the Black Mambas are a specially trained all-female anti-poaching team. Day and night, they sweep through a South African game reserve, protecting rhinos and other endangered species and looking for any signs…
By PBS NewsHour
In Washington state, clams, oysters and mussels are being poached from the Puget Sound and sold for thousands of dollars. The most in-demand of these is the geoduck, which can sell for $150 a pound. Special correspondent Katie Campbell of…
By Katie Campbell, KCTS9/EarthFix
Big money and human health are at stake when it comes to Puget Sound's most lucrative clams and the people charged with protecting them.
By Daniel Costa-Roberts
What exactly is trophy hunting, is it legal, and why do proponents say the practice helps conservation efforts? Here’s what you should know.
By Kenzi Abou-Sabe
Cecil was the leading attraction of the national park in Hwange, Zimbabwe, until the 13-year-old lion suffered a grisly death at the hands of hunters earlier this month, according to a report by the Guardian.
By Catherine Woods
Scientists use Internet reports to map the countries with the most illegal wildlife trade.
By Joshua Barajas
After decades of facing extinction and aggressive illegal trade practices, tiger populations in India saw a 30 percent increase since 2001, Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar told reporters Tuesday.
New research shows that African giraffe populations have decreased by 40 percent over the last 15 years, pushing the world's tallest animal closer to extinction.
By Jeffrey Brown
Amboseli National Park in southern Kenya is a small success story in a much larger catastrophe. Rangers for the Big Life Foundation track elephants and rhinos, looking for signs of poachers and responding quickly to reports of danger, or worse,…
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