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Extinct woolly mammoth could become protected species

Woolly mammoths could become a 'protected species' 4,000 years after going extinct. As the Siberian permafrost melts and reveals long-buried woolly mammoths, poachers are using their tusks to disguise the illegal sale of elephant ivory.

'Queen of Ivory' arrested, charged in major smuggling operation

She's known as the "Queen of Ivory" and for more than 15 years, she allegedly helped smuggle more than 700 elephant tusks out of Africa and across the world. She kept a high-profile, owning a popular Chinese restaurant, yet managed to evade capture.

Poaching South Africa: 146 Rhinos killed since start of the year

Cape Town - South Africa has lost 146 Rhinos to poachers between 1 January and 26 February this year, equalling 2,6 animals per day. This is substantially more than 7 years ago, when 13 Rhinos were illegally killed in the course of the entire year.

Chainsaw used to hack tusks from Paris museum’s elephant exhibit

Paris - Police in Paris last night arrested a 20 year old man after an attempt was made to steal the ivory from an elephant on display at the French capital’s Museum of Natural History by cutting of the tusks from the exhibit with a chainsaw.

African forest elephants face extinction

For years the existence of the African forest elephant has been under threat and now an alarming new report shows just how endangered they are. The report says that the elephants face the threat of extinction and possibly within a decade.

Op-Ed: Ivory poaching in Africa threatens future of wildlife

Elephant poaching in Africa is on the increase. The reason is an increased demand for ivory. The finger of blame is pointing at China, reports the BBC.

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