Opinion | The Paradise Next Door

Op-Docs “Why would I want to hear about death and destruction? I’d rather hear somebody made a hole in one yesterday.” By Lance Oppenheim Mr. Oppenheim is the director of the documentary “Some Kind of Heaven.” The Villages is a world of its own. About an hour north of Orlando, Fla., the huge retirement community […]

Poachers’ paradise: Gulf hunts fuel Pakistan falcon trafficking

Since learning to capture birds as a teen, Muhammad Rafiq has amassed a small fortune in Pakistan trapping and trafficking falcons – including some endangered species – for wealthy Gulf Arabs. A single falcon can fetch up to tens of thousands of dollars on the black market, which allowed Rafiq to renovate his family home. […]