All Press Releases for Wildlife trade

24th October 2006
The whale is expected to be brought ashore early Tuesday afternoon, and will be the second fin whale hunted commercially by whalers since the Minister of Fisheries, Einar K. Gudfinnsson, issued hunting permits last week for nine endangered fin whales Read more »
20th October 2006
Over the past five years, more than 1.25 million seals have been hunted in Canada’s annual commercial hunt – making it the largest marine mammal hunt in the world. Recently, in opposition to the hunt, the European community has taken s Read more »
6th October 2006
CITES lists the tiger among the most endangered species in need of protection, identifying illegal trade as the major threat to the species. Poaching to supply tiger parts to illegal markets has completely wiped out wild tigers from some nature re Read more »
5th October 2006
Botswana, Namibia and South Africa were granted permission by CITES in 2002 to sell 60 tonnes of ivory stockpiles, despite widespread opposition by many governments and NGOs. The sale is dependent on certain conditions being met, including the eff Read more »
2nd October 2006
The CITES treaty came into force in 1975 amid growing concern over the human impact of unregulated trade in endangered species. Since then, CITES has recognized most elephant populations as critically endangered, and has strict prohibitions on the Read more »
8th September 2006
Ting Cheng-lung, was arrested on 8 August 2006 at Ndola Airport in the Copperbelt Province of Zambia, while in possession of 13 pieces of raw ivory plus 106 pieces of carved ivory. The contraband ivory is estimated to be worth US$50,000. IFAW Read more »