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
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, ...
With Naypyidaw hosting the World Economic Forum and poised to assume leadership of ASEAN next year, ...
African leaders warn of economic and security dangers from wildlife crime
Gabon President Ali Bongo Ondimba and African Development Bank President Dr Donald Kaberuka, who ...
African Development Bank and WWF call for urgent action to combat wildlife crime
The African Development Bank (AfDB) and WWF will launch today a joint global call for action and ...
UN chief takes poaching concerns to Security Council
The UN Security Council today will be briefed on the threat to peace and security posed by Central ...
African Development Bank meeting to explore wildlife crime impacts and solutions
During its annual meetings next week, the African Development Bank will host a panel discussion on ...
Royal event to tackle illegal wildlife trade
Prince Charles, Prince William and the UK government hosted a conference today to call for action ...
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