Report: More than two tigers trafficked per week across Asia

Trafficking of tigers continues relentlessly across Asia, with more than two of the animals illegally traded each week, according to data revealed at the world’s largest species protection...

EU pushes for tighter controls on trophy hunting at wildlife summit

The European Union was seeking tighter international controls on hunting trophy imports amid a heated debate at a key wildlife conference on Tuesday, as animal rights activists called for the...

Push for closure of domestic ivory markets sparks controversy

The United States and 29 African countries on Monday pushed for a large-scale ban on the domestic ivory trade in an attempt to stop the dramatic decline of Africa's elephant populations.

Number of African elephants has dropped by a fifth in past decade

The number of African elephants in their home continent has dropped by more than a fifth in the past decade due to a surge in ivory poaching, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (...

Key conference to protect endangered species opens in Johannesburg

A key conference opened Saturday in Johannesburg to discuss eventual changes to trade controls on some of the world's most endangered animal species, ranging from elephants to sharks.