Abalone poaching in Cape Town succeeds because there is a motivated offender, a suitable target and a lack of security.
If the allegations are true Zimbabwe intends to prosecute Grace Mugabe for ivory and rhino horn smuggling.
Rhino resurrection is tempting, but if humans cannot save a species in nature, what future for animals that we manufacture?
The EU and UK are fuelling the illegal trade through their continuing sale of legal ivory items.
The destruction of a massive haul of illegal ivory was supposed to send a message to poachers and those who trade in the tusks. Did they notice, or can the ivory be used to help elephant conservation?
Poaching is changing focus by moving from the Kruger National Park to other provinces and reserves.
Wildlife conservation is often part of the peacebuilding process, but there is a risk it can make conflicts even worse.
Poachers are bringing some turtle populations to the edge of extinction.
New Zealand’s fisheries are considered among the best managed in the world, but this perception doesn't match the facts.
Military style anti-poaching is often criticised because it alienates communities living around protected areas. But these initiatives give them an incentive to protect the species.
With the right approach to data security, scientists' discoveries of the locations of rare and sought-after species needn't leave a trail for poachers to follow.
Protecting rhinos and fighting terrorism are both noble causes, but there isn't much evidence of a link between the two.
Biologists have a centuries-old tradition of publishing on rare and endangered species. But poachers are using open-access information to target valuable and fragile new species.
South Africa's KwaZulu-Natal province is bearing the brunt of renewed rhino poaching efforts. This is a result of increased security and anti-poaching in the Kruger National Park.
Rhino horn trade continues to be a highly lucrative business across the world.
Organised crime always looks for new ways to make money. And zoo animals are an easy target.
Primate populations are declining around the world. The great apes are in danger of disappearing, and that bears a great risk for humanity itself.
China has decided to end all domestic trade in ivory, an act that could help elephant numbers all over Africa.
Prized species such as sea cucumbers are increasingly being poached from Australian waters. But if foreign aid can give fishing crews alternative livelihoods, the problem could ease.
In the absence of trading ivory, other solutions have to be found to fund conservation and support communities living on the front line of the battle against poaching.