IUCN Species of the Day: Blue Coral

  Photo credit: Dave Burdick   Blue Coral, Heliopora coerulea, is listed as ‘VULNERABLE’ on the IUCN Red List of Threatened SpeciesTM. Named for its permanently blue skeleton, which makes it popular in the curio, jewelry and aquarium trades, Blue Continue Reading

International Crime Syndicates Involved in Murder and Mutilation of Wildlife in East and Central Africa

Africa’s largest-ever investigation of wildlife crime has unearthed a ton of illegal African elephant ivory, several animal pelts, and hippopotamus teeth, the Kenya Wildlife Service and INTERPOL announced this week. The undercover operation, coordinated by INTERPOL—the world’s largest international police Continue Reading