According to media reports the Norwegian government has announced it will stop propping up an unnecessary commercial seal hunt industry with government handouts.
“This is brilliant news that will save thousands of seals from a cruel death. It s Read more »
Azzedine Downes, CEO, International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), issued the following statement on news reports that 34 baby elephants have been seized in Zimbabwe for export into captivity in other countries.
“We know that elephants have st Read more »
A prominent environmental criminal named on the INTERPOL Wanted List of International Fugitives, INFRA Terra, has been arrested by a team from the Zambia Wildlife Authority (ZAWA) and Zambia Police.
Ben Simasiku, a 32-year-old Zambian national, escap Read more »
An orphaned snow leopard taken from the wild and placed in a small cage on the side of Pakistan’s Karakoram highway will get a new home thanks to Snow Leopard Foundation, Parks and Wildlife Department, Gilgit-Baltistan, US State Department Read more »
A murky multi-million dollar trade in wild animals and their parts is booming over online marketplaces, with questions being asked as to the legality of many advertisements offering endangered species for sale.
A shocking report released today by the Read more »
Rhino poaching has hit record levels in South Africa with 1020 rhinoceros poached for their horn to date in 2014.
The latest statistics were announced by the Department of Environmental Affairs earlier today in their monthly report on poaching of rhi Read more »
Extensive collaboration and cooperation at an international level are key ingredients in fighting wildlife trafficking wildlife law enforcers agreed at the conclusion of a training workshop to increase capacity and expertise in the Horn of Africa.
Th Read more »
A group of leading Chinese celebrities are lending their voices to a campaign to save elephants by rejecting ivory trade. The campaign “Give Peace to Elephants; Say No to Ivory” officially launched today at a gala event by the Internation Read more »
Japan today announced plans for a new ‘scientific’ whaling programme in the Antarctic, just months after the International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruled its whaling in the Southern Ocean was illegal and must stop.
The Japanese govern Read more »
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Azzedine Downes and Mark Hofberg discuss wildlife protection measures at CITES in The Guardian: Wildlife trade summit is a 'do or die' moment for endangered animals –read more.
Bloomberg picks up tenBoma with Faye Cuevas: Sniffer Dogs, U.S. Army Software Help Kenya Curb Poaching – read more.
IFAW’s documentary Huntwatch earns an LA Times review:Seal hunting is the target of the unflinching documentary Huntwatch – read more.
Jeffrey Flocken in Washington Post on CITES elephant decisions:The world just agreed to the strongest protections ever for endangered – read more.
Boston Globe talks with Katie Moore about our exciting rescue:The Cape Cod manatee is pregnant – read more.
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