The European Commission launches the European action plan against wildlife trafficking in Brussels on Friday 26th February. In doing so it establishes another front in the global fight against the criminal trade in wildlife products such as elephantRead more »
Corrected 26 January 2016: Number of tusks destroyed was 359.
Sri Lanka this morning destroyed its ivory stockpile of 359 elephant tusks.
Included in the stockpile which was crushed and then burned, was 1,5 tonnes of ivory confiscated in ColombRead more »
This week will mark the 10th anniversary of the famous Thames whale - but sadly whales still desperately need our help as they face more threats now than at any other time in history.
On Saturday 21 January, 2006, a team of marine mammal medics attemRead more »
Animal welfare campaigners have criticised the hundreds of pointless badger deaths confirmed in the recent cull in three areas of the country and the Government’s decision to further roll out the badger cull.
Despite failing to meet minimum tarRead more »
A decade after the ban on hunting with hounds, 99% of monitoring operations for legal trail hunting have found no evidence of anyone laying a potentially genuine trail, a major study has revealed.
The International Fund for Animal Welfare’s (IFRead more »
Last week, Ségolène Royal, the French Minister of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy, decided to ban the import of lion trophies into French territory. Instructions were given to government agencies to no longer issue permits aRead more »