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
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 ...
Major rhino horn trader sentenced to 40 years behind bars
A Thai national, Chumlong Lemtongthai, has been sentenced to 40 years imprisonment for his ...
WWF applauds Hillary Clinton's call to stop wildlife crime
WWF applauds U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on her call to stop illicit wildlife ...
Russia boosts protection for tigers
Trade, transportation and possession of endangered species will all be considered crimes under new ...
Central African Republic begins independent ivory audit
WWF and TRAFFIC congratulate the Central African Republic's decision to independently audit ...
Illicit wildlife trafficking recognized as a new form of transnational organized crime
Governments gathering for a meeting of the United Nations Convention against Transnational ...
Champion wildlife crime opponent awarded top WWF honours
Ofir Drori, a tireless anti-corruption whistleblower and law enforcement activist working on ...
Record poaching drives rhinos toward tipping point
Rhino poaching statistics released today by South African authorities show that a record 455 rhinos ...
WWF takes extreme measures to save rhinos
To secure critically endangered black rhinos from poaching and encourage rapid breeding, WWF has ...