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
Microchips to protect rhinos in Kenya
WWF-Kenya hands over 1000 microchips and 5 scanners to the Kenya Wildlife Service today.
Heads of state come together in call for UN action to combat wildlife crime
Efforts to combat illicit wildlife crime received a massive boost today as heads of state and a ...
Need for high level action against wildlife crime reaffirmed on World Rhino Day
Governments meeting in New York next week for the Opening of the United Nations General Assembly ...
Gabon arrests notorious ivory trafficker - for the third time
A wildlife trafficker believed to be responsible for the death of hundreds of elephants was ...
Legal reform must shut down Thailand’s ivory trade
On World Elephant Day (August 12), WWF and TRAFFIC urge Thailand’s Prime Minister, Yingluck ...
US President Barack Obama makes pledge to tackle wildlife crime during Africa visit
Obama announces US support for combating poaching and wildlife trafficking during visit to Africa.
Russia sets tougher penalties for trafficking endangered animals
Russia’s State Duma has approved legislative amendments that mean tougher punishments for poaching ...
Orphan rhino settles into new home
Two months after a rhino calf was rescued by WWF staff and concerned residents, the volunerable ...
Philippines to destroy seized ivory stockpiles
Authorities in the Philippines tomorrow are expected to destroy more than five tonnes of seized ...
Elephants in search of safe havens
When I joined WWF-Cameroon in 2006, I was anxious to meet the mysterious creature of the forest, ...