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Stories with subject: Animal poaching and smuggling
  • State moves forward with oyster research for cleaner water 
    Updated: May-04-15 7:44 pm

    TRENTON, New Jersey - New Jersey has taken a step toward allowing experimental oyster colony research projects to be placed in polluted waterways to help clean the water, despite concerns by the state Environmental Protection Department that poachers might steal and sell them, potentially sickening customers and damaging the state's $800 million shellfish industry.

  • Republic of Congo, Chad presidents set fire to ivory 
    Updated: Apr-29-15 2:26 pm

    BRAZZAVILLE, Republic of Congo - The presidents of Republic of Congo and Chad on Wednesday set fire to five tons of ivory seized from poachers, using seized timber, to mark their commitment to the fight against poaching on the continent.

  • UAE crushes tons of contraband ivory in anti-poaching action 
    Updated: Apr-29-15 6:58 am

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - With a rock crusher rattling and Dubai's gleaming skyscrapers in the distance, the United Arab Emirates on Wednesday pulverized a mound of contraband elephant tusks and ivory carvings confiscated in the Gulf country to send a message against poaching and ivory trafficking.

  • Oregon Senate backs ban on ivory sales 
    Updated: Apr-28-15 9:15 pm

    SALEM, Oregon - The Oregon Senate voted Tuesday to ban ivory sales in an effort to tamp down on poaching that has reduced elephant populations. The move came over objections from Republicans who said the legislation would render relics worthless and put dealers out of business.

  • Student raises awareness of poaching threat with jewelry 
    Updated: Apr-28-15 3:56 pm

    PITTSBURGH - For Hayley Stewart, putting a piece of jewelry together often begins by taking something else apart.

  • Police charge 4, seize 50 guns in illegal hunting probe 
    Updated: Apr-23-15 9:23 am

    DOVER, Delaware - Police say they've charged four men and seized more than 50 guns as part of illegal hunting investigation.

  • Covington man sentenced to 15 months for smuggling turtles 
    Updated: Apr-23-15 4:07 am

    COVINGTON, Louisiana - A Louisiana man convicted for smuggling a turtle species has been sentenced to 15 months in prison.

  • Man accused of smuggling turtles working on plea deal 
    Updated: Apr-21-15 4:04 am

    ANN ARBOR, Michigan - A trial has been postponed until June so prosecutors can try to negotiate a plea deal with a Canadian man who was caught with dozens of turtles inside his pants.

  • Thailand seizes 4 tons of elephant tusks smuggled from Congo 
    Updated: Apr-20-15 8:16 am

    BANGKOK - Thailand seized 4 tons of ivory hidden in bean sacks tracked from Congo in what authorities said was the biggest bust in the country's history, customs officials said Monday.

  • $5k reward offered in elk poaching case in Elko County 
    Updated: Apr-19-15 9:56 pm

    ELKO, Nevada - A $5,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the conviction of the person or persons responsible for poaching a bull elk in northern Elko County.

  • Americans with illegal Iraq War souvenirs go unprosecuted story has photos
    Updated: Apr-17-15 9:29 am

    HARTFORD, Connecticut - As the elected Iraqi government seeks diplomatic respect and struggles to save its ancient sites from the rampages of the Islamic State group, American military members, contractors and others caught with culturally significant artifacts they brought home from the war there are going largely unprosecuted.

  • India's rising tiger numbers may be victory only on paper 
    Updated: Apr-17-15 3:05 am

    SUNDARBAN TIGER RESERVE, India - At first, the numbers seem impressive: India's tiger population has gone up 30 percent in just four years. The government lauded the news as astonishing evidence of victory in conservation.

  • Man convicted of poaching 6-point bull elk near Jackson 
    Updated: Apr-16-15 11:20 pm

    JACKSON, Wyoming - Wildlife officials say a man has been convicted of illegally shooting and killing a six-point bull elk northeast of Jackson.

  • Public's help sought after pronghorn poached in Laramie 
    Updated: Apr-15-15 12:04 am

    LARAMIE, Wyoming - Wildlife officials are asking for the public's help in finding whoever illegally killed a pregnant pronghorn antelope doe and dumped the carcass near a church in Laramie.

  • Sumatran elephant found dead without tusks in Indonesia 
    Updated: Apr-14-15 9:17 am

    BANDA ACEH, Indonesia - A Sumatran elephant has been found dead in Indonesia's Aceh province with its tusks cut off, raising suspicion it was killed by poachers.