Grinding Nemo

The tiger prawn industry in Thailand exploits people and the environment. Small fish and juvenile sharks, caught by Thai trawlers operating illegally in foreign waters from Indonesia to Bangladesh, are ground into fishmeal for prawn food. As fishing stocks are …

Liquid Ivory

The world’s most endangered elephant may soon become extinct. Just 2,500 Sumatran elephants remain but as their last great forest habitat is being logged at a feverish pace to make way for palm oil plantations, elephants are pushed into conflict …

Inside Illicit Ivory and Rhino Horn

African elephants and rhinos are on the verge of extinction. –Criminal syndicates and terrorists are increasingly behind the slaughter of these iconic species. A candid look at illicit wildlife trade and how it funds transnational criminals and insurgents with Professor …

The Kaza: Mega Conservation Zone

Five African countries — Angola, Botswana, Namibia, Zambia, and Zimbabwe — agreed in August 2011 to create the 29 million hectare Kavango Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area or Kaza. The area not only allows elephants to roam free across borders, but …

Genetically Modified Salmon?

If the FDA approves AquaAdvantage salmon, it could be the first genetically modified animal product you eat. Aquabounty Technologies, the Massachusetts based company behind the transgenic salmon says the fish can grow to market size twice as fast as regular …

Birth Control for Elephants

A new contraceptive vaccine is saving elephants in South Africa’s reserves and parks. Elephants are widely threatened by poachers and ivory traders, but in protected areas they multiply quickly outgrowing park limits. To control their numbers, many countries cull herds. …