Malaysian authorities found two warehouses full of the most trafficked mammal in the world.
Scientists have created a novel DNA mapping tool that has exposed the secretive web of ivory trafficking in Africa.
A year-long investigation revealed that Facebook has unwillingly become a safe haven for wildlife smugglers.
Gruesome so-called sports involving badgers and hares being ripped apart by dogs are surging in the UK at the same time the national police unit charged with tackling wildlife crime faces closure.
New agreements show increased attention to the plight of the vaquita, but environmental organisations warn that the effort needs to be international.
Just when greater protection of endangered species is needed, say conservationists, China is potentially rolling back its prohibition on products made from tigers.
Among the confiscated products were health and beauty supplements from the US.
The US is making strides this week to fight against wildlife crime.