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
Rhinos listed among the most threatened species
Asia’s few remaining Javan and Sumatran rhinos have been identified by conservationists as some of ...
WWF welcomes APEC declaration on wildlife crime
Asia-Pacific leaders and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton should be commended for publicly ...
WWF launches fight against wildlife crime
In response to record poaching rates, WWF today is launching a global campaign calling governments ...
TRAFFIC: “Loose horns”, surging demand and easy money create “perfect storm” for rhino poaching
A comprehensive new TRAFFIC report into the rhino poaching crisis in South Africa documents how ...
Cameroon increases elephant protection after mass slaughter
Six months after the killing of hundreds of elephants in a Cameroon national park, WWF today is ...
Global Tiger Day - spare a thought for tiger prey too!
As tiger range countries today celebrate Global Tiger Day, WWF is urging the governments to raise ...
CITES bares teeth, but can it bite?
A week’s long meeting of the CITES Standing Committee ended today. The committee governs the ...
Countries fail to protect endangered species from illegal trade
Poor performances by key countries are threatening the survival of wild rhinos, tigers and ...
Wildlife trade on agenda at key Africa-China meeting
Government representatives from across Africa meet their counterparts in China this week in what ...
Gabon’s President destroys ivory and commits to zero tolerance for wildlife crime
Today, more than 1,200 ivory tusks plus assorted ivory carvings were burned publicly as Gabon sent ...
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