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
Field reports indicate slaughter of elephants, conservation staff evacuated
WWF and WCS have received alarming reports from their field operations that elephants are being ...
Orphaned rhino struggles to survive after mother killed
An Indian rhino calf that lost its mother to poachers is clinging to life with the help of WWF.
An elephant’s tale
By Simon Reeve, TV presenter & WWF-UK ambassador. The longer scientists study elephants, the ...
Central Africa to mobilize up to 1,000 soldiers to save its elephants
Central African states on Saturday said they would mobilize up to 1,000 soldiers and ...
Better protection for elephants, rhinos and more from UN treaty
A look at WWF's successes at the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species for our ...
A weekend of elephants – and of seeing the effect of policy
By Heather Sohl
Poachers kill at least 89 elephants in Chad
At least 89 elephants were killed by poachers last week in Chad - in one night. Regional ...
Governments start to rein in ivory and rhino horn trade, give sharks and timbers better protection at wildlife trade meeting
A critical wildlife trade meeting closed Thursday with decisions from world governments to regulate ...
Governments fall short on immediate efforts to curb illegal ivory trade at wildlife trade meeting
World governments at CITES opted against immediate trade sanctions against several countries that ...
WWF statement on rhinos at CITES
Carlos Drews in response to decisions from world governments to offer better protection for rhinos