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
WWF statement on rhinos at CITES
Carlos Drews in response to decisions from world governments to offer better protection for rhinos
Thai Buddhist leaders pray for poached elephants, call for end to ivory use
As world governments meet here to discuss global wildlife trade, revered Thai Buddhist leaders ...
The images telling the story of wildlife trade
WWF photographer James Morgan reflects on the powerful photographs he took in support of our ...
Thai prime minister announces end to ivory trade
Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra today pledged to end ivory trade in Thailand, seizing a ...
Guinea sanctioned for illicit wildlife trade, including great apes
One day before the official inauguration of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered ...
Thai prime minister must seize spotlight to end ivory trade
As host of a critical wildlife trade meeting opening, WWF and TRAFFIC urge the Thai prime minister ...
Thai Prime Minister accepts half - million signature petition from WWF to ban ivory trade
WWF today handed over a global petition calling for a ban on the trading of ivory in Thailand to ...
Killing elephants threatens Kenya's Economic Security
Kenya’s tourism industry faces a gloomy future if the current killing of elephants is not ...
All eyes on countries fuelling illegal ivory trade
Sanctions should be imposed on Thailand, Nigeria and DRC for their roles in the illegal ivory ...
Eyes in the sky on the lookout for poachers
By Dr A. Christy Williams WWF Asian Rhino and Elephant Programme Leader