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Overcoming the Challenges of Studying Endangered Animals
Overcoming the Challenges of Studying Endangered Animals
From the difficulty of tracking rare populations to the danger of poachers exploiting distribution data, the complications of studying endangered species require creative solutions from researchers.
Overcoming the Challenges of Studying Endangered Animals
Overcoming the Challenges of Studying Endangered Animals

From the difficulty of tracking rare populations to the danger of poachers exploiting distribution data, the complications of studying endangered species require creative solutions from researchers.

From the difficulty of tracking rare populations to the danger of poachers exploiting distribution data, the complications of studying endangered species require creative solutions from researchers.

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Rhino Forensics Used to Track Down Poachers and Traffickers
Rhino Forensics Used to Track Down Poachers and Traffickers
Katarina Zimmer | Jan 9, 2018
A genetic library for African rhinoceros populations has helped match illegally trafficked products to individual poached animals in more than 120 criminal cases. 
Mongolian Dinosaurs and the Poaching Problem
Mongolian Dinosaurs and the Poaching Problem
David Moscato | Sep 8, 2017
High-profile cases of poached fossils shine a light on the black market for paleontological specimens—and how scientists and governments are trying to stop it.
Telltale Tusks
Telltale Tusks
Amanda B. Keener | Jun 22, 2015
Sequencing DNA from ivory may be useful for tracking down elephant poachers.
Poached Toward Extinction?
Poached Toward Extinction?
Tracy Vence | Aug 20, 2014
Tens of thousands of African elephants have been illegally killed in the last four years, a report shows.
Rhino Goes Extinct in Vietnam
Edyta Zielinska | Oct 26, 2011
The last rhinoceros left in Vietnam was found killed, its horn sawed off, most likely by poachers.