In three years, and in spite of efforts to stop the slaughter, more than 100,000 elephants were killed for their ivory. What stands in the way of ending illegal poaching?
The raptor's remains were found on a forest floor with a gunshot wound on its right breast.
When a famous lion named Cecil was killed in Zimbabwe last month, an important research subject was lost.
The decision comes as a major victory for conservationists and was spurred by the recent killing of the now globally famous Cecil the Lion.
The French fashion house is studying claims of cruelty at crocodile and alligator farms that supply skins for its luxury handbags and accessories.
Officials hope the new system will put a serious dent in the number of killings of the endangered animals.
The animals underwent 10 months of preparation that included surgery to recover skin and plumage.
Bowing to criticism from animal rights groups, the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus will soon end use of their emblematic Indian stars.
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