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
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 ...
Tiger Poaching Incidents
No exact figures for tiger poaching are available mainly because such incidents are an illicit ...
South Africa uses DNA to fight rhino poaching
Effective prosecution of wildlife crimes is hindered by lack of strong expert evidence linking ...
Gabon to destroy its ivory stockpile
As a symbol of its commitment to tackling illegal wildlife trade, Gabon will burn its entire ivory ...
Arrests made as Cameroon elephant poaching crisis spreads
Twelve suspected poachers have been arrested and 14 elephant tusks confiscated outside protected ...
Reinforcements needed to save remaining Cameroon elephants
It has been two weeks since the Cameroon government authorized a military intervention at the site ...
Cameroon sends military to secure site of elephant slaughter
A military offensive against elephant poachers in Cameroon’s Bouba N’Djida National Park was ...
WWF deplores elephant slaughter, urges end to open borders for poaching
WWF has deplored the mass slaughter of elephants in northern Cameroon, and has called on ...
Rhino poaching deaths continue to increase in South Africa
Despite increased law enforcement efforts, rhino poaching accelerated in South Africa last year. ...
Worst year on record for large ivory seizures
WWF's wildlife trade arm TRAFFIC warns that 2011 has seen a record number of large ivory seizures ...