The Brazilian rainforest is alive with a huge range of colorful wildlife of all shapes and sizes. But this wildlife is under threat from an increasingly aggressive animal trafficking network. With lesser criminal penalties, animal trafficking is almost as lucrative as drugs and arms trafficking.
AFP (June 9, 2016) Wildlife rangers in Angola are battling poachers who are threatening a fragile recovery of the country's wildlife which was decimated during the war. Seeing its wildlife as a potential tourism draw, ... watch video
AFP (Feb. 3, 2012) A wildlife paradise for migratory birds, reptiles and even the elusive jaguar, the Pantanal is often referred to as the world's largest freshwater wetland system. But this biodiversity sanctuary -- ... watch video
AFP (Feb. 4, 2016) A wolf found in Colombia, far from his natural habitat and who was probably brought there through illegal wildlife trafficking, is on exhibit at the Santa Fe Zoo in Medellin after a period of ... watch video
Reuters - Light News Video Online (Feb. 26, 2016) A controversial Buddhist temple in Thailand has lost a bid to renew its zoo license and is being investigated for suspected wildlife trafficking. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
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Deutsche Welle (Oct. 13, 2013) An increasing number of antibiotics is proving less effective and developing new drugs is not lucrative for the pharmaceuticals industry. Now there's help from a relatively young scientific ... watch video
AFP (Apr. 19, 2012) The possum, a cuddly-looking marsupial protected in its native Australia, has become a reviled feral pest in New Zealand, its fur providing a lucrative sideline for hunters who supply a burgeoning ... watch video
Reuters - Innovations Video Online (July 30, 2015) A U.S. company is looking to bioengineer rhinoceros horns in an effort to flood a lucrative black market and save the endangered species from extinction. Ben Gruber reports.
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AFP (Apr. 30, 2016) Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta set fire Saturday to the world's biggest ivory bonfire, after demanding a total ban on trade in tusks and horns to end "murderous" trafficking and prevent the ... watch video
Sep. 28, 2016 A fungus that compromises the immune system of mosquitoes, making them more susceptible to infection with the parasite that causes malaria, has been discovered by scientists. Because environmental ... read more
Sep. 28, 2016 When animals choose their mates, how discriminate they are varies a great deal. For some male Mormon crickets, any female will do; in contrast, blue peahens rarely fall for the first cock courting ... read more
Sep. 27, 2016 Researchers have developed a novel toolkit based on modified yeast cells to tease out how plant genes and proteins respond to auxin, the most ubiquitous plant hormone. Their ... read more
Sep. 27, 2016 Toxins from mold found growing on nuts or corn can weaken the airways’ self-clearing mechanisms and immunity, opening the door for respiratory diseases and exacerbating existing ones, suggests a ... read more
Sep. 27, 2016 In order to properly decide if an upgrade is worth the cost, consumers should compare the new product with what they already own. But new research shows there‘s a wide gap between what buyers ... read more
Sep. 28, 2016 For the first time, researchers point to areas in Africa where foreign agricultural companies’ choice of crops and management of fresh water are partly responsible for the increased water shortages ... read more
Sep. 26, 2016 Adding cinnamon to your diet can cool your body by up to two degrees, according to research. And the spice may also contribute to a general improvement in overall health, say authors of a new ... read more
Feb. 10, 2014 An online tool has been launched that will allow law enforcement officials to access a database that tracks offenders of wildlife crime in real-time and across the country of ... read more
May 15, 2013 DNA databases might help identify victims of crime and human trafficking, but how do we safeguard the personal privacy of innocent victims and family members? A new report identifies a number of key ... read more