Widespread illegal poaching in the African wild is threatening elephants and putting them at risk of disappearing in 10 to 15 years. Using some of the same techniques developed to fight terrorism, a new intelligence-led effort spearheaded by a U.S.
By Jane Ferguson
The Trump administration said it will allow the importation of body parts from African elephants shot for sport, contending that encouraging wealthy big-game hunters to kill them will aid the vulnerable species. The U.S. decision comes as the longtime president…
By Michael Biesecker, Associated Press
African lions are getting new protections from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Five months after an American hunter killed an animal named Cecil in Zimbabwe, a new classification will help prohibit imports of lion trophies from Central and West…
By PBS NewsHour
James Walter Palmer, the Minnesota dentist who admitted to killing Cecil the lion, will no longer face extradition to Zimbabwe, an environment minister said Monday.
By Joshua Barajas
By Margaret Sessa-Hawkins
While many North American airliners — including Delta, United, American Airlines and Air Canada — have announced they are banning the shipment of big-game trophies, shipping giant UPS said it would continue the practice.
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.
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