Art type: Wildlife

Inside the Multi-million-dollar World of Eel Trafficking

(United States of America)

National Geographic, 13th Jun 2017.

Uganda: Ivory Scam - Shame As Uganda Apologises to China

(Uganda; China)

Sadab Kitatta, All Africa, 12th Jun 2017.

Stolen tusks returned but suspected 'hermit' thief still at large

(Thailand; Myanmar)

Somjit Rungjamrasrassamee, The Nation, 12th Jun 2017.

Police locate centuries-old carved elephant tusks stolen from Karen village

(Thailand; Myanmar)

Somjit Rungjamrasrassamee, The Nation, 11th Jun 2017.

Ancient carved tusks stolen from Karen village

(Thailand; Myanmar)

Assawin Pinitwong, Bangkok Post, 10th Jun 2017.

Ten sandalwood poachers arrested, four absconding


Praveen Kumar, Bangalore Mirror, 30th May 2017.

Stolen UVM rhino horn could be headed for black market, officials say

(United States of America)

Lindsay Freed, The Vermont Cynic, 12th May 2017.

The Case of the Spontaneous Goldfish: Is This Art Museum Ignoring an Opportunity?

(United States of America)

Carrie Collins-Fadell, Nonprofit Quarterly, 8th May 2017.

UVM Offers Reward For Stolen Rhino Horn

(United States of America)

Taylor Dobbs, VPR, 3rd May 2017.

Booming trade in mammoth ivory fuels fears over elephants

(China; Russia)

Neil Connor, The Telegraph, 2nd May 2017.

Mammoth tusk haul seized by Chinese customs

(China; Russia)

BBC News, 13th Apr 2017.

Police, NGOs tie up to curb smuggling


Ahmed Ali, The Times of India, 11th Apr 2017.

The Hard Truth about the Rhino Horn "Aphrodisiac" Market


Jeremy Hsu, Scientific American, 5th Apr 2017.

Irishman known as the King of the Travellers loses $20MILLION libel suit against US magazine's piece on his involvement in rhino horn theft

(Ireland; United States of America)

John Breslin, The Irish Sun, 22nd Mar 2017.

Poachers kill rhino and saw off its horn at zoo near Paris


The Local, 8th Mar 2017.

Rare crocodile shark found for the first time on UK beach could have been victim of exotic wildlife traders

(United Kingdom)

Mark Molloy, The Telegraph, 2nd Mar 2017.

Minister offers Turkish mayor elephants for ancient Hebrew inscription

(Israel; Turkey)

Ilan Ben Zion, The Times of Israel, 23rd Feb 2017.

We can preserve elephants AND conserve art


Martin Levy, Apollo, 7th Feb 2017.

Warning of vandalism to mammoth graveyards in Arctic from unscrupulous bone hunters


Olga Gertcyk, The Siberian Times, 25th Jan 2017.

The Fraudster and the Little Bird


Bikram Grewal, Ahmendabad Mirror, 23rd Jan 2017.

Mossgreen, Leonard Joel clash over call to ban ivory, rhino horn sales


Michaela Boland, The Australian, 3rd Jan 2017.

China Bans Its Ivory Trade, Moving Against Elephant Poaching


Edward Wong, The New York Times, 30th Dec 2016.

Outrage at unprovoked vandalism of ancient tree

(New Zealand)

The Northland Age, 6th Dec 2016.

Revealed: how senior Laos officials cut deals with animal traffickers


Nick Davies, The Guardian, 27th Sep 2016.

UK to crack down on illegal ivory sales

(United Kingdom)

John Vidal, The Guardian, 21st Sep 2016.

UK ivory ban threat: 'government WILL consult antiques industry'

(United Kingdom)

Noelle McElhatton, Antiques Trade Gazette, 21st Sep 2016.

Thirty works of art recovered in Torrevieja


The Leader, 11th Sep 2016.

Rhinos being killed for horn's value as collectible, study finds


Karin Brulliard, Portland Press Herald, 10th Sep 2016.

Antlers Hunter S Thompson stole from Hemingway's home returned to family

(United States of America)

Alison Flood, The Guardian, 15th Aug 2016.

'Smugglers' fell sandalwood trees


TNN, The Times of India, 20th Jul 2016.

North Korean diplomats implicated in illegal rhino horn trade – report

(North Korea; Mozambique)

Don Pinnock, The Guardian, 15th Jul 2016.

DRI crackdown nets huge haul of red sanders, idols


S. Vijay Kumar, The Hindu, 11th Jul 2016.

What Central Africa's War on Poaching Can Teach Us About Fighting the Plunder of Antiquities

(Tanzania; South Africa; Kenya)

Christopher Jones, Hyperallergic, 5th Jul 2016.

Legal ivory sale drove dramatic increase in elephant poaching, study shows


Damian Carrington, The Guardian, 13th Jun 2016.

Missing taxidermy sheep reappears – without its clothes

(United States of America)

Jonathan Romeo, The Durango Herald, 3rd Jun 2016.

Antique dealers say the new federal ivory ban will cost them up to $12 billion

(United States of America)

Darryl Fears, The Washington Post, 2nd Jun 2016.

Missing: Horse skull from Yukon's Carcross desert


Paul Tukker, CBC, 30th May 2016.

Archaeology Dept. ramps up security at Qutub Shahi Tombs, in the wake of Sandal Wood theft


The Siasat Daily, 29th May 2016.

10 sandalwood trees stolen from Qutb Shahi tombs premises


The Hindu, 25th May 2016.

Kenya Set for Record Ivory Burning


Heidi Vogt, The Wall Street Journal, 29th Apr 2016.

Theft of teak trees of temple near Nellore: teams formed to nab accused


G. Ravikiran, The Hindu, 19th Apr 2016.

Inside the Ballsy Irish Traveller Gang That Stole Millions of Pounds Worth of Rhino Horn

(United Kingdom; Ireland)

Mark Wilding, Vice, 5th Apr 2016.

'Rathkeale Rovers' gang members jailed over multi-million euro rhino horn spree

(United Kingdom)

Alexander Britton, Irish Independent, 4th Apr 2016.

'Rathkeale Rovers' to be sentenced over museum raids plot

(United Kingdom)

Press Association, 4th Apr 2016.

Faking Out Poachers With 3-D-Printed Sea Turtle Eggs


John R. Platt, Takepart, 24th Mar 2016.

A Life-or-Death Hunt for Tree Thieves


Jason Motlagh, National Geographic, 14th Mar 2016.

Saratoga man charged with selling art made of elephant ivory

(United States of America)

Jill Tucker, SFGate, 9th Mar 2016.

Museum raids: Cambridge Fitzwilliam unlikely to get jade back, says expert

(United Kingdom)

BBC News, 1st Mar 2016.

Museums spending too little to prevent artefacts being stolen from their collections, expert warns

(United Kingdom)

Cahil Milmo, The Independent, 1st Mar 2016.

Failed rhino heist brings Dead Zoo Gang to justice

(United Kingdom; China)

Leo Hornak, PRI, 1st Mar 2016.

Fourteen men convicted of plotting to steal £57m of Chinese artefacts

(United Kingdom)

Pete Walker, The Guardian, 1st Mar 2016.

Rathkeale Rovers: How an enthusiastic gardener and his Leylandii trimmings helped to bring gang leaders to justice

(United Kingdom)

Paul Peachey, The Independent, 29th Feb 2016.

'We think owl Kevin was stolen to order' – Baytree Owl Centre manager

(United Kingdom)

Spalding Guardian, 25th Feb 2016.

Marana police arrest man in connection to stolen cacti

(United States of America)

Carmen Duarte, Arizona Daily Star, 27th Jan 2016.

St. Cloud State professor pleads guilty to trafficking up to $1.5 million in rhino horn, ivory

(United States of America; China)

Stephen Montemayor, Star Tribune, 13th Jan 2016.

Ancient elk bones returned to MSU museum after 32 years

(United States of America)

Associated Press, Detroit Free Press, 11th Jan 2016.

Poachers using science papers to target newly discovered species


Arthur Neslen, The Guardian, 1st Jan 2016.

Perhilitan director pleads not guilty to rhino horn theft


The Malaysian Insider, 28th Dec 2015.

Government department director arrested over alleged theft of rhino horn from museum


The Malay Mail, 26th Dec 2015.

Giraffe tongue among 103 items stolen from National Museum

(United Kingdom)

The Scotsman, 23rd Dec 2015.

$60 mil lost due to illegal logging by Guats over 174 square miles of Belize

(Belize; Guatemala)

Adele Ramos, Amadala, 19th Dec 2015.

Apsara Acts on Koh Ker Logging


May Titthara, Khmer Times, 7th Dec 2015.

Police hunt serial thief after expensive bonsai trees stolen at Cabramatta West


Rosaline Walters, The Daily Telegraph, 13th Oct 2015.

Kerala Forest Department Seizes Sandal Idols Worth Rs 1.5 Crore


Express News Service, The New Indian Express, 6th Oct 2015.

Study: Collectors plundering cactuses to extinction

(United States of America)

ASU News, 5th Oct 2015.

Entire SPECIES Found Piled In Shipping Crate


Ameena Schelling, The Dodo, 11th Jul 2015.

Have you seen this plant?

(United States of America)

Chase Olivarius-Mcallister, The Durango Herald, 10th Jul 2015.

Kauri gum theft 'devastating'

(New Zealand)

The Northland Age, 9th Jun 2015.

Valuable bonsai recovered after theft from Federal Way museum

(United States of America)

Christine Clarridge, Seattle Times, 20th May 2015.

Valuable, 60-year-old bonsai stolen from Federal Way museum

(United States of America)

Leah Todd, Seattle Times, 18th May 2015.

Texas Rhino-Horn Smuggler Sentenced

(United States of America; China)

Courthouse News Service, 14th May 2015.

St. Cloud State professor arrested, accused of smuggling ivory, rhinoceros horn

(United States of America)

Paul McEnroe, Star Tribune, 31st Mar 2015.

Sudan National Museum hit by half million dollar tree theft


Seham Saleh, Asharq Al-Aswat, 5th Dec 2014.

Belfast man to face trial over rhino horns theft plot


Metthew Cooper, Belfast Telegraph, 2nd Dec 2014.

Theft charge over One Tree Hill pine's remains

(New Zealand)

James Ihaka, The New Zealand Herald, 26th Nov 2014.

The 'Rathkeale Rovers': 13 men charged with stealing rhino horns and museum antiquities

(United Kingdom; Ireland)

Paul Peachy, The Independent, 6th Nov 2014.

Mummy delayed at customs arrives at science center

(United States of America)

Mike Clary, Sun Sentinel, 5th Oct 2014.

Seized bagpipes to be returned to piping pair


Michael Cousineau, Union Leader, 4th Aug 2014.