Dina Fine Maron, National Geographic

Dina Fine Maron

National Geographic

Washington, DC, United States

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Past articles by Dina:

Homeland Security will create a new agency to combat wildlife crime

A new unit of the federal agency will investigate the illegal trade in animals and work to thwart international criminal networks. → Read More

Do sharks hold their breath underwater? This species might.

The “completely unexpected” behavior reported in scalloped hammerhead sharks raises questions about how widespread it may be among other species. → Read More

Etsy and eBay are selling dead bats—and scientists are disturbed

Last October alone, the online stores boasted more than 500 ads for wall art and hair clips made from the animals—including a near-threatened species. → Read More

Animal-friendly laws are gaining traction across the U.S.

Lawmakers are increasingly restricting animal testing, puppy mills, and fur sales. Here are three key actions to watch for this year. → Read More

Is a U.S. retailer selling boots made from endangered elephants?

Investigating whether these seemingly unremarkable boots were “genuine elephant leather” shows how tough wildlife laws are to enforce. → Read More

Namibia’s wild elephant sales draw global condemnation

The southwest African country denies it violated an international wildlife treaty. → Read More

Namibia’s wild elephants are being rounded up for international sale

The government hasn’t said where the elephants will go. → Read More

In Russia, rare snow-dwelling tigers are being poached for their body parts

With just hundreds left in the wild, new research reveals how poachers are killing them and shipping their bones to China. → Read More

Criminals are stealing giant clams—and carving them like ivory. Here's why.

Massive black market stockpiles discovered in the Philippines suggest the involvement of organized crime. → Read More

Wild U.S. deer found with coronavirus antibodies

A new study detected coronavirus antibodies in 40 percent of deer tested this year. Here’s why that matters. → Read More

Wildlife seizures are down—and an illicit trade boom may be coming

Analysis for Nat Geo shows pangolin, rhino, ivory seizures during COVID-19 had steep decline. → Read More

How the world’s largest rhino population dropped by 70 percent—in a decade

South Africa’s Kruger National Park has been slammed by poachers, corruption, and drought. → Read More

10 good-news stories for wildlife in 2020

From ‘Tiger King’ prosecutions to new pangolin protections, not everything in 2020 has been doom and gloom. → Read More

Pangolins receive surprising lifeline with new protections in China

The highly trafficked mammal has been hunted for years and is now stigmatized for unproven Covid-19 connections. → Read More

Botswana is evacuating black rhinos amid poaching threat

Lack of tourism during the pandemic is exacerbating an ongoing problem in Okavango Delta. → Read More

'Wet markets' likely launched the coronavirus. Here's what you need to know.

Most of the earliest COVID-19 cases trace back to one of these sites, but what are they and what do they sell? → Read More

Poaching threats loom as wildlife safaris put on hold due to COVID-19

Official lockdowns and the loss of tourism revenue create new challenges for protecting the continent’s wildlife. → Read More

African elephants can't be caught in the wild and sent to faraway zoos anymore

International leaders have instituted a near-complete ban on capturing and exporting live elephants from certain African countries. → Read More

Woolly mammoths are extinct. But soon they may be considered ‘endangered.’

A global summit on the wildlife trade will consider the proposal, which could further restrict the ivory trade. → Read More

Why Japan stopped some of its controversial whale hunts

The global wildlife trade treaty is being put to the test in Japan and other countries. → Read More