March 27, 2013 Lion meat has been gaining traction among adventurous foodies. But some wildlife advocates worry that interest in lion meat in the U.S. could encourage more poaching abroad. So they're pushing legislation to ban lion meat in the state that seems to be at the center of the U.S. trade.
March 2, 2013 The study estimates that 100 million sharks are killed globally every year. Shark populations are especially vulnerable because they do not reproduce quickly or early on in life. New protections are up for consideration at an international conference Sunday.
August 10, 2012 Shark fin soup is a delicacy, but consumers may not be aware they're eating threatened species. Scientists hope the methods they've devised to trace shark DNA in bowls of soup can help law enforcement officials track contraband in states where sales are illegal.
May 9, 2012 Gorilla researchers discover new video footage of the critically endangered Cross River gorilla. Eight gorillas are walking together when one silverback beats his chest and rushes at an unmanned camera. A second gorilla is seen who is missing a hand.