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
July 26, 2016 Scientists have designed a system to modify, or edit, multiple genes in the genome simultaneously, while also minimizing unintended effects. The gene-editing 'toolbox' provides a user-friendly ... read more
July 26, 2016 A regulatory protein named ERI-1 helps ensure that all cells in a tissue remain identical to one another, a research team has discovered for the first time. The work involved ... read more
July 26, 2016 Seeing fruit 'turn bad and going to waste' inspired a team of researchers in China to explore using atmospheric pressure nonequilibrium plasma as a novel solution to extend the shelf life of fruit ... read more
July 25, 2016 Volcanic climate perturbations that delivered cold and stormy weather to much of the Northern Hemisphere generated a combination of conditions in the Sonoran Desert that were ... 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