Poachers have brutally killed a rhinoceros at a French wildlife park near Paris - to steal its horn. Zoo keepers found the white rhino dead in its enclosure with gunshots to the head. Those responsible are still at large.
World-renowned ivory investigator Esmond Bradley-Martin has been found dead in his home with a stab wound to the neck. Martin had spent decades tracing the trade of ivory and rhino horns from Africa to Asian markets.
A French zoo and police say intruders have shot dead a white rhino and sawed off its horns. The break-in at the Thoiry wildlife park near Paris is suspected as poaching. Rhino horns fetch thousands on the black market.
A private breeder is auctioning off stockpiles of rhino horn after a court ruled that selling the horn within South Africa was legal. Conservation groups are appalled.
Cambodian officials have discovered an illegal shipment of ivory inside an abandoned shipping container, partially hidden in hollowed-out logs. The Asian state is considered a key transit point for the smugglers.
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