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
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 ...
WWF campaigner co-authors wildlife crime editorial
Protected areas are the most significant remaining habitats for the most valuable species of ...
At least 26 elephants massacred in World Heritage site
At least 26 elephants were massacred in the Dzanga Bai World Heritage Site in the Central African ...
Alert: Poachers enter unique elephant habitat
Poachers have entered one of Africa’s most unique elephant habitats on Monday, threatening to cause ...
Twenty wildlife criminals arrested in Cameroon
Cameroon arrested twenty suspected wildlife criminals and seized 45 weapons during ...
UN recognizes severity of wildlife crimes
Members of the United Nations Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Friday passed a ...
Field reports indicate slaughter of elephants, conservation staff evacuated
WWF and WCS have received alarming reports from their field operations that elephants are being ...