© WWF-Indonesia / Tiger Survey Team
A young tiger captured by camera trap in Bukit Betabuh Protection Forest.
A two week old rhino orphan is being looked after by conservationists.
© Martin Harvey / WWF
African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana africana)
© CK Wong
Indochinese tiger (Panthera tigris corbetti) is only found in the Greater Mekong region of Southeast Asia, including Cambodia, Myanmar, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam.
© naturepl.com / Mark Carwardine / WWF
Southern white rhinoceros with rainbow and storm clouds
© Michael Poliza
Elephant calf (Afrika)
© WWF Greater Mekong
WWF Thailand is working with Kuiburi National Park to study the distribution and abundance of tigers, other large carnivores. There are around 400 tigers left in Thailand.
© Sameer Singh - WWF AREAS and Tiger Programmes
An adult rhino in Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary, Assam
© Candice Bate WWF-Zimbabwe
Elephant in Gonarezhou national park, Zimbabwe
- A rhino horn smuggler in South Africa was sentenced to a jail term of 40 years for his role in a crime syndicate that orchestrated poaching.
- After citizens took to the streets to march against poaching, Kenya has put forward a new wildlife law that increases penalties.
- In Russia, a tiger poacher was sentenced to 14 months disciplinary labor and a $18,500 fine for shooting one of the rare cats.
- Japan moved to set prison sentences for wildlife crimes up to 5 years.
- Guns and ammunition used to kill elephants has been banned across Gabon. The country is also revamping its legislation to strengthen penalties.
- WWF supporters in the UK sent 5,000 letters to their representatives asking that wildlife enforcement be allocated more resources.
- Members of the UN’s Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal justice passed a resolution declaring illicit wildlife trafficking to be a “serious crime” requiring sentences of 4 years or more.
© WWF / James Morgan