Four Poachers Arrested After Killing of Rare Silverback Gorilla in Uganda

The silverback, known as Rafiki, was killed by a poacher with a spear, according to the Uganda Wildlife Authority. He was the leader of the famed Nkuringo gorilla group, which has been popular with tourists for decades.

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What’s Killing Jaguars in Central and South America?

Poaching of the big cats is on the rise, and a new study links their slaughter to corruption as well as investment from Chinese companies.

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With an Internet of Animals, Scientists Aim to Track and Save Wildlife

Using tiny sensors and equipment aboard the space station, a project called ICARUS seeks to revolutionize animal tracking.

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China Vowed to Keep Wildlife Off the Menu, a Tough Promise to Keep

The government has moved slowly to permanently stop the sale and consumption of wild animals in the wake of the coronavirus epidemic, raising fears the practice may continue.

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Elephants, Long Endangered by Thai Crowds, Reclaim a National Park

Tourist trails helped push elephants to their deaths in Thailand’s oldest nature preserve. The coronavirus lockdown is allowing them to roam freely again.

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Coronavirus Disrupts Illegal Wildlife Trafficking, for Now

Some conservationists see a chance to do lasting damage to criminal networks in the wake of the pandemic, but poaching may also rise.

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Bought for a Song: An Indonesian Craze Puts Wild Birds at Risk

Songbirds are being entered into high-stakes singing competitions across the country, and conservationists say protected species are in danger.

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Poachers Kill More Rhinos as Coronavirus Halts Tourism to Africa

Threatened and endangered animals may become additional casualties of the pandemic.

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Coronavirus: Revenge of the Pangolins

China has banned the trade of wildlife, suspecting that exotic animals infected humans. What will that really do?

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