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
UN recognizes wildlife crime as threat to rule of law
Poaching and the illicit trafficking of wildlife products were raised on the floor of the United ...
African religious leaders join forces to help stop illegal wildlife trade
WWF and the Alliance of Religions and Conservation (ARC) today announced a first-ever partnership ...
Viet Nam acknowledges severity of rhino trade
WWF and TRAFFIC, in advance of World Rhino Day Saturday, are calling on Viet Nam to increase ...
Nepal tests new unmanned aerial vehicle technology to stop wildlife crime
WWF training will help rangers stop and deter poachers in two national parks
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 ...