Art type: Wildlife

Manhattan Antique Dealers Plead Guilty to Selling Illegal Elephant Ivory

(United States of America)

Luis Ferré-Sadurní (2017). Manhattan Antique Dealers Plead Guilty to Selling Illegal Elephant Ivory. The New York Times. 26 July.

Feather thief behind bars after CHF6 million museum raids

(Switzerland; Germany; Austria)

SwissInfo (2017). Feather thief behind bars after CHF6 million museum raids. SwissInfo. 5 July.

Whale graffiti artist also stole coccyx from Natural History Museum

(United Kingdom)

David Sanderson (2017). Whale graffiti artist also stole coccyx from Natural History Museum. The Times. 4 July.

Looters strip Greek mountains of wild tea, rare plants

(Greece; Albania)

Associated Press (2017). Looters strip Greek mountains of wild tea, rare plants. The Daily Mail. 2 July.

Confusion over legalities is hurting Alaskan ivory market, locals say

(United States of America)

Davis Hovey (2017). Confusion over legalities is hurting Alaskan ivory market, locals say. KTOO. 20 June.

Inside the Multi-million-dollar World of Eel Trafficking

(United States of America)

National Geographic (2017). Inside the Multi-million-dollar World of Eel Trafficking. National Geographic. 13 June.

Uganda: Ivory Scam - Shame As Uganda Apologises to China

(Uganda; China)

Sadab Kitatta (2017). Uganda: Ivory Scam - Shame As Uganda Apologises to China. All Africa. 12 June.

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

(Thailand; Myanmar)

Somjit Rungjamrasrassamee (2017). Stolen tusks returned but suspected 'hermit' thief still at large. The Nation. 12 June.

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

(Thailand; Myanmar)

Somjit Rungjamrasrassamee (2017). Police locate centuries-old carved elephant tusks stolen from Karen village. The Nation. 11 June.

Ancient carved tusks stolen from Karen village

(Thailand; Myanmar)

Assawin Pinitwong (2017). Ancient carved tusks stolen from Karen village. Bangkok Post. 10 June.

Ten sandalwood poachers arrested, four absconding

(India)

Praveen Kumar (2017). Ten sandalwood poachers arrested, four absconding. Bangalore Mirror. 30 May.

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

(United States of America)

Lindsay Freed (2017). Stolen UVM rhino horn could be headed for black market, officials say. The Vermont Cynic. 12 May.

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

(United States of America)

Carrie Collins-Fadell (2017). The Case of the Spontaneous Goldfish: Is This Art Museum Ignoring an Opportunity?. Nonprofit Quarterly. 8 May.

UVM Offers Reward For Stolen Rhino Horn

(United States of America)

Taylor Dobbs (2017). UVM Offers Reward For Stolen Rhino Horn. VPR. 3 May.

Booming trade in mammoth ivory fuels fears over elephants

(China; Russia)

Neil Connor (2017). Booming trade in mammoth ivory fuels fears over elephants. The Telegraph. 2 May.

Mammoth tusk haul seized by Chinese customs

(China; Russia)

BBC News (2017). Mammoth tusk haul seized by Chinese customs. BBC News. 13 April.

Police, NGOs tie up to curb smuggling

(India)

Ahmed Ali (2017). Police, NGOs tie up to curb smuggling. The Times of India. 11 April.

The Hard Truth about the Rhino Horn "Aphrodisiac" Market

(General)

Jeremy Hsu (2017). The Hard Truth about the Rhino Horn "Aphrodisiac" Market. Scientific American. 5 April.

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 (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. The Irish Sun. 22 March.

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

(France)

The Local (2017). Poachers kill rhino and saw off its horn at zoo near Paris. The Local. 8 March.

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

(United Kingdom)

Mark Molloy (2017). Rare crocodile shark found for the first time on UK beach could have been victim of exotic wildlife traders. The Telegraph. 2 March.

Minister offers Turkish mayor elephants for ancient Hebrew inscription

(Israel; Turkey)

Ilan Ben Zion (2017). Minister offers Turkish mayor elephants for ancient Hebrew inscription. The Times of Israel. 23 February.

We can preserve elephants AND conserve art

(General)

Martin Levy (2017). We can preserve elephants AND conserve art. Apollo. 7 February.

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

(Russia)

Olga Gertcyk (2017). Warning of vandalism to mammoth graveyards in Arctic from unscrupulous bone hunters. The Siberian Times. 25 January.

The Fraudster and the Little Bird

(India)

Bikram Grewal (2017). The Fraudster and the Little Bird. Ahmendabad Mirror. 23 January.

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

(Australia)

Michaela Boland (2017). Mossgreen, Leonard Joel clash over call to ban ivory, rhino horn sales. The Australian. 3 January.

China Bans Its Ivory Trade, Moving Against Elephant Poaching

(China)

Edward Wong (2016). China Bans Its Ivory Trade, Moving Against Elephant Poaching. The New York Times. 30 December.

Outrage at unprovoked vandalism of ancient tree

(New Zealand)

The Northland Age (2016). Outrage at unprovoked vandalism of ancient tree. The Northland Age. 6 December.

Revealed: how senior Laos officials cut deals with animal traffickers

(Laos)

Nick Davies (2016). Revealed: how senior Laos officials cut deals with animal traffickers. The Guardian. 27 September.

UK to crack down on illegal ivory sales

(United Kingdom)

John Vidal (2016). UK to crack down on illegal ivory sales. The Guardian. 21 September.

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

(United Kingdom)

Noelle McElhatton (2016). UK ivory ban threat: 'government WILL consult antiques industry'. Antiques Trade Gazette. 21 September.

Thirty works of art recovered in Torrevieja

(Spain)

The Leader (2016). Thirty works of art recovered in Torrevieja. The Leader. 11 September.

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

(General)

Karin Brulliard (2016). Rhinos being killed for horn's value as collectible, study finds. Portland Press Herald. 10 September.

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

(United States of America)

Alison Flood (2016). Antlers Hunter S Thompson stole from Hemingway's home returned to family. The Guardian. 15 August.

'Smugglers' fell sandalwood trees

(India)

TNN (2016). 'Smugglers' fell sandalwood trees. The Times of India. 20 July.

North Korean diplomats implicated in illegal rhino horn trade – report

(North Korea; Mozambique)

Don Pinnock (2016). North Korean diplomats implicated in illegal rhino horn trade – report. The Guardian. 15 July.

DRI crackdown nets huge haul of red sanders, idols

(India)

S. Vijay Kumar (2016). DRI crackdown nets huge haul of red sanders, idols. The Hindu. 11 July.

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

(Tanzania; South Africa; Kenya)

Christopher Jones (2016). What Central Africa's War on Poaching Can Teach Us About Fighting the Plunder of Antiquities. Hyperallergic. 5 July.

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

(Zimbabwe)

Damian Carrington (2016). Legal ivory sale drove dramatic increase in elephant poaching, study shows. The Guardian. 13 June.

Missing taxidermy sheep reappears – without its clothes

(United States of America)

Jonathan Romeo (2016). Missing taxidermy sheep reappears – without its clothes. The Durango Herald. 3 June.

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

(United States of America)

Darryl Fears (2016). Antique dealers say the new federal ivory ban will cost them up to $12 billion. The Washington Post. 2 June.

Missing: Horse skull from Yukon's Carcross desert

(Canada)

Paul Tukker (2016). Missing: Horse skull from Yukon's Carcross desert. CBC. 30 May.

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

(India)

The Siasat Daily (2016). Archaeology Dept. ramps up security at Qutub Shahi Tombs, in the wake of Sandal Wood theft. The Siasat Daily. 29 May.

10 sandalwood trees stolen from Qutb Shahi tombs premises

(India)

The Hindu (2016). 10 sandalwood trees stolen from Qutb Shahi tombs premises. The Hindu. 25 May.

Kenya Set for Record Ivory Burning

(Kenya)

Heidi Vogt (2016). Kenya Set for Record Ivory Burning. The Wall Street Journal. 29 April.

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

(India)

G. Ravikiran (2016). Theft of teak trees of temple near Nellore: teams formed to nab accused. The Hindu. 19 April.

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

(United Kingdom; Ireland)

Mark Wilding (2016). Inside the Ballsy Irish Traveller Gang That Stole Millions of Pounds Worth of Rhino Horn. Vice. 5 April.

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

(United Kingdom)

Alexander Britton (2016). 'Rathkeale Rovers' gang members jailed over multi-million euro rhino horn spree. Irish Independent. 4 April.

'Rathkeale Rovers' to be sentenced over museum raids plot

(United Kingdom)

Press Association (2016). 'Rathkeale Rovers' to be sentenced over museum raids plot. Press Association. 4 April.

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

(Nicaragua)

John R. Platt (2016). Faking Out Poachers With 3-D-Printed Sea Turtle Eggs. Takepart. 24 March.

A Life-or-Death Hunt for Tree Thieves

(Thailand)

Jason Motlagh (2016). A Life-or-Death Hunt for Tree Thieves. National Geographic. 14 March.

Saratoga man charged with selling art made of elephant ivory

(United States of America)

Jill Tucker (2016). Saratoga man charged with selling art made of elephant ivory. SFGate. 9 March.

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

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2016). Museum raids: Cambridge Fitzwilliam unlikely to get jade back, says expert. BBC News. 1 March.

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

(United Kingdom)

Cahil Milmo (2016). Museums spending too little to prevent artefacts being stolen from their collections, expert warns. The Independent. 1 March.

Failed rhino heist brings Dead Zoo Gang to justice

(United Kingdom; China)

Leo Hornak (2016). Failed rhino heist brings Dead Zoo Gang to justice. PRI. 1 March.

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

(United Kingdom)

Pete Walker (2016). Fourteen men convicted of plotting to steal £57m of Chinese artefacts. The Guardian. 1 March.

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

(United Kingdom)

Paul Peachey (2016). Rathkeale Rovers: How an enthusiastic gardener and his Leylandii trimmings helped to bring gang leaders to justice. The Independent. 29 February.

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

(United Kingdom)

Spalding Guardian (2016). 'We think owl Kevin was stolen to order' – Baytree Owl Centre manager. Spalding Guardian. 25 February.

Marana police arrest man in connection to stolen cacti

(United States of America)

Carmen Duarte (2016). Marana police arrest man in connection to stolen cacti. Arizona Daily Star. 27 January.

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

(United States of America; China)

Stephen Montemayor (2016). St. Cloud State professor pleads guilty to trafficking up to $1.5 million in rhino horn, ivory. Star Tribune. 13 January.

Ancient elk bones returned to MSU museum after 32 years

(United States of America)

Associated Press (2016). Ancient elk bones returned to MSU museum after 32 years. Detroit Free Press. 11 January.

Poachers using science papers to target newly discovered species

(General)

Arthur Neslen (2016). Poachers using science papers to target newly discovered species. The Guardian. 1 January.

Perhilitan director pleads not guilty to rhino horn theft

(Malaysia)

The Malaysian Insider (2015). Perhilitan director pleads not guilty to rhino horn theft. The Malaysian Insider. 28 December.

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

(Malaysia)

The Malay Mail (2015). Government department director arrested over alleged theft of rhino horn from museum. The Malay Mail. 26 December.

Giraffe tongue among 103 items stolen from National Museum

(United Kingdom)

The Scotsman (2015). Giraffe tongue among 103 items stolen from National Museum. The Scotsman. 23 December.

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

(Belize; Guatemala)

Adele Ramos (2015). $60 mil lost due to illegal logging by Guats over 174 square miles of Belize. Amadala. 19 December.

Apsara Acts on Koh Ker Logging

(Cambodia)

May Titthara (2015). Apsara Acts on Koh Ker Logging. Khmer Times. 7 December.

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

(Australia)

Rosaline Walters (2015). Police hunt serial thief after expensive bonsai trees stolen at Cabramatta West. The Daily Telegraph. 13 October.

Kerala Forest Department Seizes Sandal Idols Worth Rs 1.5 Crore

(India)

Express News Service (2015). Kerala Forest Department Seizes Sandal Idols Worth Rs 1.5 Crore. The New Indian Express. 6 October.

Study: Collectors plundering cactuses to extinction

(United States of America)

ASU News (2015). Study: Collectors plundering cactuses to extinction. ASU News. 5 October.

Entire SPECIES Found Piled In Shipping Crate

(Philippines)

Ameena Schelling (2015). Entire SPECIES Found Piled In Shipping Crate. The Dodo. 11 July.

Have you seen this plant?

(United States of America)

Chase Olivarius-Mcallister (2015). Have you seen this plant?. The Durango Herald. 10 July.

Kauri gum theft 'devastating'

(New Zealand)

The Northland Age (2015). Kauri gum theft 'devastating'. The Northland Age. 9 June.

Valuable bonsai recovered after theft from Federal Way museum

(United States of America)

Christine Clarridge (2015). Valuable bonsai recovered after theft from Federal Way museum. Seattle Times. 20 May.

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

(United States of America)

Leah Todd (2015). Valuable, 60-year-old bonsai stolen from Federal Way museum. Seattle Times. 18 May.

Texas Rhino-Horn Smuggler Sentenced

(United States of America; China)

Courthouse News Service (2015). Texas Rhino-Horn Smuggler Sentenced. Courthouse News Service. 14 May.

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

(United States of America)

Paul McEnroe (2015). St. Cloud State professor arrested, accused of smuggling ivory, rhinoceros horn. Star Tribune. 31 March.

Sudan National Museum hit by half million dollar tree theft

(Sudan)

Seham Saleh (2014). Sudan National Museum hit by half million dollar tree theft. Asharq Al-Aswat. 5 December.

Belfast man to face trial over rhino horns theft plot

(Ireland)

Metthew Cooper (2014). Belfast man to face trial over rhino horns theft plot. Belfast Telegraph. 2 December.

Theft charge over One Tree Hill pine's remains

(New Zealand)

James Ihaka (2014). Theft charge over One Tree Hill pine's remains. The New Zealand Herald. 26 November.

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

(United Kingdom; Ireland)

Paul Peachy (2014). The 'Rathkeale Rovers': 13 men charged with stealing rhino horns and museum antiquities. The Independent. 6 November.

Mummy delayed at customs arrives at science center

(United States of America)

Mike Clary (2014). Mummy delayed at customs arrives at science center. Sun Sentinel. 5 October.

Seized bagpipes to be returned to piping pair

(Canada)

Michael Cousineau (2014). Seized bagpipes to be returned to piping pair. Union Leader. 4 August.