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
Kony's LRA engaged in poaching and ivory trade
Joseph Kony has commanded his Lord’s Resistance Army soldiers to kill elephants in Central African ...
Further action in Singapore vital in combating global ivory trade
WWF-Singapore and TRAFFIC Southeast Asia commend authorities on intercepting 1.8 tonnes of raw ...
On India visit, US official offers support to wildlife law enforcement
US Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy, and Environment Robert D. Hormats today ...
Despite successes, Congo Basin forests being ‘emptied’ of their elephants
Authorities protecting the Gabonese segment of Central Africa’s biggest forest elephant stronghold ...
In the field with an anti-poaching patrol in Gabon
WWF photographer James Morgan spent time with an anti-poaching patrol in Gabon. He ...
Forest elephants, scientists and chance
I spent the afternoon on the elevated observation platform at Dzanga-Baï, a vast forest clearing ...
Thai ivory ban needed to save elephants
Massive quantities of African ivory are being laundered through shops in Thailand and fuelling the ...
A safe haven for elephants and gorillas in Central Africa
I had learned last week that despite the devastating poaching wave across the Congo Basin, not a ...
Rhino poaching toll reaches new high
Rhino poaching statistics released today by the South African government reveal that a record 668 ...
For law enforcers, confidence is in the job description
Throughout my career in law enforcement, first in Australia and now at Interpol, I’ve learned that ...
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