Officials hope the new system will put a serious dent in the number of killings of the endangered animals.
San Francisco-based firm, Pembient, wants to leverage their expertise in biotechnology to stop poaching. Continue reading →
The crushing of ivory tusks is meant to show that the U.S. won't tolerate wildlife crimes.
Poaching elephants for their ivory, prized in Asia for trinkets, is rampant in Africa.
A total of 1,215 rhinos were killed in 2014, compared with 1,004 in 2013.
Zimbabwe says it has 80,000 elephants, but room for only 42,000.
In Zimbabwe, the transformation from poacher to elephant savior isn't just a personal choice, it is a financial one.
Thirteen countries that are home to the world's dwindling population of wild tigers have agreed to establish an intelligence-sharing network.
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