All Press Releases for Wildlife trade

15th April 2011
The elephants were killed between last Saturday and Tuesday this week. The killings bring to at least 150 the number of elephants killed for their ivory in the Logone Oriental region in the extreme south of the central African country in the past 12 Read more »
23rd December 2010
The endangered falcons were seized by customs officials on November 21 at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo International Airport. They were found swaddled in cloth, hooded and packed four to a box. The passenger, who checked the cartons as personal luggag Read more »
20th December 2010
The Shark Conservation Act, introduced by Sen. John Kerry (D-MA), would strengthen the 2000 finning law by requiring fishermen to land all sharks with their fins naturally attached to their bodies.  The bill also clarifies that any vessel landin Read more »
1st December 2010
“This ruling puts canned hunting right back on the agenda, and further entrenches South Africa’s image of a country that puts animal welfare last while profiteering from an abhorrent form of hunting practice,” said Jason Bell-Leask, Read more »
24th November 2010
The incidents highlight two of the major threats to tigers including poaching and conflict with people, as governments from tiger range countries meeting in St. Petersburg, Russia finalized a new global plan to save the species from extinction. Tige Read more »
22nd November 2010
The birds – called gyrfalcons – were discovered in two cartons being loaded with luggage into the hold of a plane bound for the Middle East. They were swaddled in cloth, hooded, and packed four to a box. The woman who checked the cartons Read more »