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.
Keep up with the latest news here or read about the campaign's successes
Why did EU suspend imports of some elephant hunting trophies
Collapsing elephant populations see EU halt imports of trophies from Tanzania and Mozambique
What difference will EU membership make to CITES?
EU became the first regional member on July 8th in a landmark step for the Convention
G7 commits to tackling wildlife crime
Moving from just an environmental issue to agenda of G7 leaders
Inspiring Girl Scout troop helps save endangered species with WWF and Earth Hour
Famous cookie sellers raise money for a sniffer dog patrol
Actress Emma Stone helps fight wildlife crime
Real life superhero Emma Stone helps WWF protect tigers, rhinos and eles at ehour.me/EHpuppies
Rhino poaching statistics highlight need for action against crime
Record number of rhino poaching deaths in South Africa last year
China destroys seized ivory in symbolic move
Top ivory consumer China destroys tusks seized from traffickers
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.