Wildlife Trafficking

Two towering piles of elephant tusks on fire (© Ben Curtis/AP Images)

Stopping criminals who traffic wildlife

Pangolins and rhinos are two of the most trafficked animals in Africa to satisfy intense demand from China. See what America's doing to thwart it.
Radiated tortoise crawling on ground (© Turtle Survival Alliance)

Saving Madagascar’s endangered tortoises during a pandemic

The U.S. government is helping a nonprofit group return Madagascar's endangered tortoises to the wild after the COVID-19 pandemic cost the group funding.
Screenshot of brown bear in field with superimposed square around head and triangle from eyes to nose (© Melanie Clapham)

Would you recognize this bear’s face?

New innovations in facial recognition technology are allowing conservationists to identify and better study bears in the wild.
Children watching caged jaguar (© The Asahi Shimbun/Getty Images)

‘Zoohackathon’ innovators seek to stop wildlife trafficking

New innovations developed as part of the U.S. Department of State's annual Zoohackathon aim to combat wildlife trafficking around the world.
Children looking at caged monkeys (© AP Images)video

Wildlife trafficking endangers human and animal communities [video]

Global wildlife trafficking hurts animals, people and the environment. The U.S. government is working to stop this illegal business.
Man standing behind caged civets (© Liu Dawei/Xinhua/AP Images)

Pompeo: End wildlife trafficking and save lives

Secretary Pompeo called for the closing of wildlife markets that sell wild animals and have been linked to COVID-19 and other diseases.
Three elephants in the wild (© Ana Verahrami/Elephant Listening Project)

A new way to help save elephants

Learn how biologists from Cornell University are tapping into new technology to track and protect African elephants from poaching.
Five great green macaws (© AP Images)

Saving wild animals at Zoohackathon

Endangered animals may get some protection thanks to new apps developed at the second annual Zoohackathon, co-sponsored by the U.S. Department of State.
Scimitar-horned oryx in Chad (© Environment Agency–Abu Dhabi)

Rare antelopes return to Africa

Earth Day is April 22. Celebrate a success story and learn about the reintroduction of the oryx to the wild.