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  • Four rhino horns on a desk next to a podium with the US Fish and Wildlife logo.
    Rhino horns can sell for up to 35k per pound. These are about 3-5 pounds. Photo by USFWS.

    Owners of safari company indicted for illegal rhino hunts

    October 23, 2014 | 6 minute read

    The owners of Out of Africa Adventurous Safaris were charged with conspiracy to sell illegal rhinoceros hunts in South Africa in order to defraud American hunters, money laundering and secretly trafficking in rhino horns, announced Sam Hirsch Acting Assistant Attorney General for the Justice Department’s Environment and Natural Resources Division; George L. Beck, Jr., U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Alabama; and Dan Ashe, Director of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.  Read the full story...

  • A penguin with yellow and black tufts above it's eyes, white belly and black feathers.
    Southern rockhopper penguin. Photo by funtopia.tv, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0.

    Endangered Species Act protection provided to rare penguin species

    February 22, 2011 | 2 minute read

    The U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service today announced the New Zealand/Australia distinct population segment of the southern rockhopper penguin is now protected as threatened under the Endangered Species Act (ESA).  Read the full story...

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