Thai police arrest suspected kingpin of wildlife trafficking ring

BANGKOK (AP) — Thai police have arrested a suspected kingpin of wildlife trafficking who allegedly fueled much of Asia's illegal trade for over a decade, officials said Saturday. Boonchai...

Thai police arrest suspected kingpin of wildlife trafficking

BANGKOK (AP) — Thai police have arrested a suspected kingpin of wildlife trafficking who allegedly fueled much of Asia's illegal trade for over a decade. Police say Boonchai Bach (BO...

Endangered African penguins enjoy AC room at Taipei Zoo 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Penguin Awareness Day fell on Friday, and in addition to the famous King penguins, Taipei Zoo hoped the public could notice a rarer species living next door &mda...

Taipei restaurant caught storing endangered animals

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A large number of frozen carcasses of endangered Taiwanese wildlife were discovered during a raid on a restaurant in Taipei on Wednesday (Jan. 17), announced the Forestry ...

London Zoo names okapi 'Meghan' to celebrate royal wedding

LONDON (AP) — London Zoo has honored Prince Harry's fiancee by naming its newborn okapi after her. The zoo said Wednesday the animal born in early December was named Meghan to celebr...

Year of the Dog print exhibition opens at NTMFA in Central Taiwan

An exhibition of prints celebrating the upcoming Year of the Dog in the Chinese zodiac kicked off Jan. 13 at National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts in Taichung City.   Comprising 76 pieces drawn f...

World's largest sea turtle could come off 'endangered' list

Federal ocean managers say it might be time to move the East Coast population of the world's largest turtle from the U.S.'s list of endangered animals. An arm of the National Oceanic...

Oregon group files lawsuit to protect rare plant

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A group of Oregon conservationists is suing the U.S. Forest Service after it reauthorized livestock grazing on grasslands within Hells Canyon National Recreation Area. ...

US review shows pesticides harm threatened salmon, whales

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal scientists have determined that a family of widely used pesticides poses a threat to dozens of endangered and threatened species, including Pacific salmon, Atlantic sturgeon ...

Healthy Formosan black bear spotted in eastern Taiwan 

TAIPEI (Taiwan New) —  An endangered species known as the Formosan black bear was spotted by CCTV, showing that the work of wildlife conservation had gradually come into effect, said T...

Conservationists line up against ending wolf management

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Conservationists pushed back Wednesday against a bill that would end state wolf management efforts and bar state police from investigating wolf poaching, saying the measure will o...

US Supreme Court won't hear prairie dog protections lawsuit

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal from residents of a small Utah city challenging endangered-species protections for prairie dogs, but the plaintiffs say thei...

Wounded otter sneaks into Kinmen elementary school, gets a VIP flight to Taipei Zoo for surgery

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A wounded Eurasian otter on Kinmen Island was given a special flight to the Taipei Zoo on Friday Dec. 29, after it wandered into a Kinmen elementary school seeking safety....

US appeals court: Feds erred in Hawaii fishery expansion

HONOLULU (AP) — A U.S. appeals court says federal agencies erred in allowing expansion of Hawaii's longline swordfish industry because it harmed endangered loggerhead turtles. A 9th ...

Intense, gasping French drama to be screened across Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In the French film “Endangered Species”, “Renoir” director Gilles Bourdos once again collaborated with six-time Golden Horse Awards winner Mark Lee...