Less-glamorous animals than elephants, gorillas and rhinos are poached for various reasons. Here's just a selection.
The first ever public destruction of ivory in China aims to shed the country's image as a global hub for the illegal trade in African elephant tusks.
Many conservationists argue that destroying confiscated tusks sends a signal that ivory will no longer be tolerated as a commercial product.
Two tiger poachers were arrested after cell phone images of them hovering over the dead animals was picked up by authorities.