Chinese criminal Yang Fenlan faces 15 years in prison for managing an organized group that poached endangered elephants.
The ivory trade in the US is estimated to be a 23 billion dollar industry — and New York City is its hub.
VICE News witnessed the torching 105 tons of ivory worth an estimated $105 million over the weekend in a bid to highlight the impact of poaching.
Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta presided over the world's largest ivory burn on Saturday, which destroyed an estimated $150 million worth of trophies otherwise destined for sale on the black market.
After authorities in neighboring Mozambique caught the man with 10 pounds of rhino horn stuffed into his embassy's diplomatic bag, he was forced to head back to North Korea.
A new survey reveals the motivations and feelings of ivory buyers.
VICE spoke with the award-winning director and her collaborator, Scott Z. Burns, about their new film on the illegal ivory trade industry, which purportedly finances terrorist organizations.