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
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 ...
New report confirms ‘major surge’ in ivory smuggling in 2011
Illegal trade in ivory is at its highest levels in nearly two decades, and 2011 witnessed a ‘major ...
The trade that is killing the turtle
TRAFFIC is the only global specialist organisation focused on trade in wild fauna and flora, and ...
Saving tigers: A special offer
Buy one and get one free. Purchase in bulk and save. This offer includes a free set of steak ...