NJ.com: Leader of rhino horn smuggling ring sentenced to nearly six years in prison

NEWARK — The leader of an international crime ring that traded in prized rhinoceros horns was sentenced to nearly six years in prison today, one of the harshest punishments yet for a wildlife smuggling case in the U.S, Newark federal prosecutors said.

Zhifei Li, 30, was sentenced to five years and 10 months in prison for his role in a criminal enterprise that smuggled about $4.5 million in rhinoceros horns and elephant tusks from the U.S. to his native China.

Don’s Jersey Birding: A Tale of Two Ravens

Don’s Jersey Birding: A Tale of Two Ravens

The Raven is one of the most powerful figures in Native American mythology. It is said they altered the world by creating land, released people onto it and gave them the light of the universe. But the Raven was also sometimes viewed as the mischievous clever trickster and that might just be how some folks of the local government in the town of Fair Lawn New Jersey might feel about the Raven today.
New Jersey Monthly: Birds, Birds and More Birds!

New Jersey Monthly: Birds, Birds and More Birds!

Sponsored by the New Jersey Audubon Society, the WSB is a 24-hour ornithological treasure hunt that finds dozens of birding teams combing the state to spot as many different species as possible and competing for prizes in myriad birding categories. On the second Saturday in May, birders from around the country set out with binoculars and high-powered scopes to spot species from High Point to Cape May. Final tallies are reported at midnight. Top teams typically spot 150-200 species.