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
Aug. 25, 2016 Scientists have identified a new 'multicomponent' virus --one containing different segments of genetic material in separate particles -- that can infect animals. This new pathogen was isolated from ... read more
Aug. 25, 2016 Lobsters eat jellyfish without harm from the venomous stingers due to a series of physical adaptations. Researchers examined lobster feces to discover that lobsters surround ... read more
Aug. 24, 2016 Indoor air pollution is an important environmental threat to human health, leading to symptoms of 'sick building syndrome.' But researchers report that surrounding oneself ... read more
Aug. 23, 2016 In a heroic effort, researchers have now sequenced, assembled and analyzed the mutations in the genomes of 38 wild snub-nosed monkeys (from genome mapping of 42 individuals: ... 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