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 »
As decision-makers from around 50 countries meet in London tomorrow (Thursday) to discuss illegal wildlife trade, strong measures are being sought to protect elephants, rhinos, tigers and other threatened species from the bloody poaching crisis.
TheRead more »
Law enforcement officers from 28 countries just announced the completion a ground-breaking, global operation to combat wildlife poaching and trafficking, codenamed “Operation Cobra II”. The month-long operation and capacity building activRead more »
In July, President Obama issued an Executive Order addressing the U.S’s efforts to combat the illegal wildlife trade. The Administration has now followed-up with the release today of its National Strategy for Combatting Wildlife Trafficking.Read more »