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Online location data on endangered species might be putting them in harm’s way

Whether it's a scientific study in an online database or a simple cellphone photo of a species posted on Facebook, the surge of online data on rare animals and plants is inadvertently fueling a vast illegal trade.

Online location data on endangered species might be putting them in harm’s way
Elephant walk during sunset in Amboseli National Park, Kenya.

Elephants learn to hide by day, forage at night, to evade poachers

Elephants learn to hide by day, forage at night, to evade poachers
An Ecuadorean stray named Arthur who won the hearts of millions after he adopted a team of Swedish trekkers.

Shaggy dogs, sexy sharks, boozy birds — it's the top animal stories of 2014

Shaggy dogs, sexy sharks, boozy birds — it's the top animal stories of 2014

When you buy ivory, you may be funding al-Shabab terrorists

When you buy ivory, you may be funding al-Shabab terrorists