As Singapore said today it had intercepted a tonne of smuggled ivory – the second large scale seizure by the island state in three months – the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW – www.ifaw.org) called for improved internatRead more »
In what may be one of the saddest incidences of poaching in recent times, an expectant elephant has been speared to death within the Amboseli ecosystem.
The incident happened on Thursday around 3 p.m. within Oltiani area. Reports indicate that a herdRead more »
The fondness of China’s bureaucrats for giving and receiving exotic gifts made from animal products will soon be cut short if some of the country’s most eminent figures have their way.
Numerous proposals urging for the government to takeRead more »
This morning, on the inaugural UN World Wildlife Day, the Belgian government announced that it would destroy its entire stockpile of illegal ivory seized by customs. The ivory will be destroyed in a ceremony on April 9th in the presence of dignitarieRead more »
A new study published in the journal Biological Conservation describes the trafficking of wildlife and their products as one of the most profitable and attractive of all the illicit trades, possibly surpassed only by the trafficking of arms andRead more »
Positive measures to protect wildlife from illegal trade were pledged at today’s London Summit on the issue.
Decision-makers from around 50 countries met in the Capital to discuss the plight of elephants, rhinos, tigers and other species threatRead more »