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This November 2014 photo provided by the Wildlife Trust of India shows a leopard caught in a trap in a forest in Karnataka, India. Authorities in India are concerned a 2020 spike in poaching not only could kill more endangered tigers and leopards but also species these carnivores depend upon to survive. (WTI via AP)

Coronavirus lockdowns increase poaching in Asia, Africa

Jun. 22, 2020 12:27 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — A camera trap photo of an injured tigress and a forensic examination of its carcass revealed why the creature died: a poacher’s wire snare punctured its windpipe and sapped its strength as the wound festered for days. Snares like this one set in southern India's dense forest have...

A view of a 40 foot-long whale that has washed up on the beach at Clacton-on-Sea in Essex, England, Friday, May 29, 2020. The giant marine mammal, which has died, swept to shore on Friday. (Joe Giddens/PA via AP)

12-meter long fin whale washes up dead on UK beach

May. 29, 2020 9:44 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Police have urged people to stay away from a 40-foot (12-meter) long whale, believed to be a juvenile, that washed up dead on a beach in southeast England. Images posted on social media show the giant mammal, thought to be a fin whale, on its back very close to a sandy shore in...