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
Illegal wildlife trade threatens national security, says WWF report
Perceived by organized criminals to be high profit and low risk, the illicit trade in wildlife is ...
Malaysia ivory seizure biggest ever in country
Royal Malaysian Customs have made its largest ever seizure of ivory in transit through the country, ...
New agreement between South Africa and Viet Nam - A turning point in tackling rhino poaching crisis, say WWF, TRAFFIC
A pivotal moment in efforts to tackle the current rhino poaching crisis took place today as the ...
On your next holiday, help stop the trade that kills
You’ve waited weeks, months, maybe even years for this holiday. You’ve worked tirelessly, ...
The dull anger of environmental crime
Early in my career when I was an officer with the Tasmanian Police Service, I saw people in my ...
Only 10 years left to save rhinos
Poaching of rhinos and elephants has risen so sharply in Africa that the fate of the species are ...
Imagine a world without tigers...
Imagine a world without tigers. A world without rhinos and elephants. A world where these ...
Poaching still biggest threat to recovery of world’s tiger populations
Serious gaps in protection are leaving tigers exposed to poachers, a new WWF study says, but this ...
Cameroon sends army to defend borders from Sudanese poachers
Cameroon announced Friday it has mobilized its Special Forces units to prevent Sudanese poachers ...
Tiger killer given strong punishment
A Russian man convicted of killing an endangered Amur tiger has been sentenced to 14 months ...