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
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 ...
Gabon set to burn thousands of ivory tusks and carvings
In a bold move against poaching and illegal wildlife trade, Gabon is expected to burn its ...
Record poaching drives African elephants into decline
Killing of elephants driven by the illegal ivory trade has reached crisis levels in Africa, new ...
WWF joins Rio launch of Rhino Under Threat film
WWF today joined United Nations TV (UNTV), and the Secretariat of the Convention on International ...
Chinese e-commerce companies crack down on illegal wildlife trade
15 of the leading e-commerce sellers operating in China, including Alibaba, Taobao, and Tencent, ...
New hope for elephants under threat in Central Africa
Central African countries today signed a groundbreaking regional plan to strengthen law enforcement ...
Javan rhinos in critical state as International Year of the Rhino begins
Growing concern over the increased illegal hunting of rhinos and demand for rhino horn affecting ...