Bay Area Couple's African Safari Becomes A Prison Nightmare After They're Accused Of PoachingA Peninsula couple on safari in Africa ended up in a Tanzanian prison, facing a 20-year sentence for poaching. After spending $60,000 on bribes and fines, they are home.
San Francisco Is 2nd Leading City In U.S. For Ivory Imports Despite California Ban On Elephant PartsThe ivory trade continues to thrive and is certainly having an impact on the elephant population, but the SF SPCA's Dr. Jennifer Scarlett informs that San Francisco is the second leading city in the United States for ivory imports.
Apple Battery Lawsuit Employee Poaching Noncompete iPhone iPadA battery maker is suing Apple, claiming it aggressively poached some key staff members in violation of their nondisclosure and non-compete agreements.
Sacramento Man Pleads Guilty To Commercially Poaching 60 Bobcats, FoxesA man who illegally set some 50 traps for bobcats and foxes over a 900-square mile area across Northern California has pleaded guilty to various criminal charges.
Redwood Tree Burl Poaching Spreading To Other NorCal Forests, OregonThe poaching of knobby growths on ancient redwood trees has spread to national forests in Northern California and Oregon.
Poachers Butchering Northern California's Majestic Redwoods For ProfitCalifornia's treasured redwood trees are under attack by poachers hacking out the trees' distinctive burls which are later turned into tables, artwork or other adornments.
Authorities Look To Deter Northern California Redwood PoachersAuthorities say unemployment and drug addiction have spurred an increase in the destructive practice of cutting off the knobby growths at the base of ancient redwood trees to make lacey-grained coffee tables.
Game Wardens Raid Suspected Abalone Poachers In Bay Area, SacramentoThirteen people are under arrest on suspicion of being part of an abalone poaching network after fish and game wardens served search warrants on 14 locations.
Milpitas Man Pleads Guilty To Illegally Selling Leopard Shark PupsA Milpitas man who ran a wholesale fish business pleaded guilty in federal court in San Francisco Wednesday to charges related to illegally catching and selling undersized California leopard sharks from San Francisco Bay.
Video Shows Fishermen Harming Protected Sturgeon On Delta A group of fishermen could be in trouble after a video posted on YouTube shows a protected green sturgeon being yanked from the dark waters of the Delta.
Recycle Bin Poaching Ban Proposed In Alameda CountyAlameda County officials are looking to put a stop to people pilfering from recycle bins, making off with bottles and can and leaving a mess behind.
Petaluma Diver Sentenced For Illegally Selling AbaloneA Petaluma abalone poacher last week was sentenced to 90 days’ work release and fined $15,000 for selling the mollusks to a restaurant owner.