Wildlife Trade Campaign News Archive
We are asking countries to protect threatened animal populations by:
- increasing law enforcement
- imposing strict deterrents
- reducing demand for endangered species products
Rangers and communities living near protected areas are also being threatened by armed poachers going after wildlife.
Criminals involved in illegal wildlife trade are distributing guns, intimidating communities, and bribing officials in order to get what they want.
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French president calls on the “conscience of consumer countries” to end wildlife criminality
French President François Hollande called on the “conscience of consumer countries” to put an end ...
Elephant poaching remains alarmingly high despite modest decline
UN data shows 22,000 elephants killed in 2012, down from 25,000 in 2011, but still far too many.
US follows Gabon’s lead in fight against ivory traffickers
US destroys six tons of ivory in message to wildlife traffickers.
Efforts urgently needed to boost protection of endangered wild elephants
Statement - The remains of three wild Asian elephants were found on Monday inside the protected ...
Microchips to protect rhinos in Kenya
WWF-Kenya hands over 1000 microchips and 5 scanners to the Kenya Wildlife Service today.
Heads of state come together in call for UN action to combat wildlife crime
Efforts to combat illicit wildlife crime received a massive boost today as heads of state and a ...
Need for high level action against wildlife crime reaffirmed on World Rhino Day
Governments meeting in New York next week for the Opening of the United Nations General Assembly ...
Gabon arrests notorious ivory trafficker - for the third time
A wildlife trafficker believed to be responsible for the death of hundreds of elephants was ...
Legal reform must shut down Thailand’s ivory trade
On World Elephant Day (August 12), WWF and TRAFFIC urge Thailand’s Prime Minister, Yingluck ...
US President Barack Obama makes pledge to tackle wildlife crime during Africa visit
Obama announces US support for combating poaching and wildlife trafficking during visit to Africa.
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