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A Canadian man has been fined $15,000 for smuggling thousands of endangered leeches into the country.

A Canadian man was fined $15,000 after he was busted trying to smuggle thousands of live leeches in a reusable grocery bag

Leeches are so commonly used for medicinal reasons that over-harvesting has posed a major threat to the species, the Canadian government said.

26 of the most endangered animals in America

More and more animals are in danger of disappearing forever due to various reasons, including loss of habitat and loss of genetic variation.
A closeup of a critically endangered Sumatran Tiger.

23 animals that are in danger of disappearing forever

The world's last male northern white rhino died this past March — but that's not the only animal in danger of going extinct.

World record haul of pangolin scales worth $52 million seized from container at Pasir Panjang

The scales originated from Nigeria and were bound for Vietnam. They were found packed in 230 bags among packets of frozen beef, and declared to contain "frozen beef".
President Donald Trump speaks while participating in a tour of US-Mexico border wall prototypes in San Diego, California on March 13, 2018.

Trump’s $5 billion border wall plan could wreak environmental havoc, causing rivers to flood and animals to become ‘zombie species’

As Trump defends his proposed border wall on the national stage tonight, it's important to note how the wall could impact the local environment.

Sabah government investigating viral photo of child tourist riding critically endangered sea turtle

The photo triggered angry reactions from netizens and prompted a government investigation.
The effects of climate change on the chimpanzee population in Central Africa are devastating.

10 rainforest animals that may go extinct because of climate change

From giant pandas to chimpanzees, here are 10 rainforest animals that may go extinct because of climate change.

Deliveroo will permanently remove all shark fin dishes from its platform

Shark fin is officially off the menu for Deliveroo users.
China appeared to walk back on its controversial decision to reopen the rhino and tiger bone trade. Here, a South China tiger at the Suzhou South China Conservation Base in February 2010.

China appears to walk back controversial decision to reopen trade in rhino and tiger bones

China last month tossed out a 25-year ban on rhino and tiger products, enraging conservationists and wildlife groups around the world.