A few weeks ago, I was thrilled to hear that IFAW’s tenBoma team embedded with Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) developed actionable intelligence revealing a planned poaching operation targeting rhinos. The intelligence gathered drove a KWS offensive operation stopping the poachers at their hiding site very close to the rhino. The rhinos were saved.
A new investigation is shedding light onto the wildlife product market in Oregon and underscores the urgency of wildlife trade legislation.
The Save Endangered Animals (SEAO) coalition had undercover investigators pose as buyers of wildlife products at shops throughout Oregon. They found ivory carvings, pangolin scales, manta hides, and other products made from imperiled wildlife.