"It is a conservation disaster—but it also has the potential to be a public health crisis," said conservationist Niall McCann.
This is the second killing of a Ganges river dolphin since the country's coronavirus lockdown started in March.
Europeans enjoyed sniggering at Tiger King—but the continent's treatment of big cats is dismal.
"With their neighbors inside, some hunters are spending quarantine targeting jaguars, pumas and ocelots," Esteban Payán from Panthera told Newsweek.
Authorities said the remains of the deep water sharks were found dumped on Strandfontein beach in Cape Town, South Africa.
Staff at the center believe the chimp was beaten, leaving a severe ulcer in its right eye, while the brown hair on its body suggests he experienced severe malnourishment.
Conservationist groups are offering a reward of €30,000 ($33,000) for information about the disappearance of Naya, the first wolf spotted in Belgium for over 100 years. The wolf and her cubs are feared to have been killed by hunters.
Botswana has the largest elephant population on the continent and has traditionally been seen as a safe haven for the animals. However, poaching appears to be rapidly increasing.
A special team of Zimbabwean women have transformed from victims of violence into protectors of the country's most valuable natural treasures — its endangered elephants and rhinos.
EBay accused Amazon of abusing the auction site's internal email system to try to persuade sellers to switch.
The calf was badly wounded by a machete.
The program aims to protect elephants and black rhinos in East Africa.
The Chinese giant salamander is capable of growing up to 5.9 feet in length.
The Kenyan official made the statement during Sudan's, the world's last male northern white rhino, funeral on Saturday.
Police said they found a bear head, two bear paws, meat and a gutted dead civet in Somjit Boonkong's backpack.
One account said this was the worst animal welfare violation she'd ever seen.
Poachers sell the horns for various purposes.
Wildlife trafficking continues to affect the elephants, giraffes, buffalo and antelope in Garamba.
Johannesburg breeder John Hume says that making rhino horn more easily available will deter poachers from killing the rare animals.
Should we be saving the rhinos or the poachers driving them to extinction? The answer is not as easy as you might think.
Poison is becoming the weapon of choice for poachers in Zimbabwe, where the elephant population has fallen by 10,000 in the past decade.
Donkey skins are boiled down to form the basis of a tonic believed to increase sex drive and fight aging in traditional Chinese medicine.