Species news archive
New study gets its teeth into shark trade regulations
A new study examines how trade controls can ensure sustainable shark and manta ray trade
WWF statement on ICJ whaling case
Today public hearings closed at the International Court of Justice in the case between Australia ...
WWF commends Rotterdam harbour’s appeal to ban whale meat
WWF-Netherlands has commended the Port of Rotterdam for urging shipping companies and terminal ...
US President Barack Obama makes pledge to tackle wildlife crime during Africa visit
Obama announces US support for combating poaching and wildlife trafficking during visit to Africa.
Russia sets tougher penalties for trafficking endangered animals
Russia’s State Duma has approved legislative amendments that mean tougher punishments for poaching ...
Dams could signal death knell for Mekong giant catfish
Damming the mainstream of the lower Mekong River would represent a significant new threat to the ...
Orphan rhino settles into new home
Two months after a rhino calf was rescued by WWF staff and concerned residents, the volunerable ...
Philippines to destroy seized ivory stockpiles
Authorities in the Philippines tomorrow are expected to destroy more than five tonnes of seized ...
Europe’s last wild sturgeons threatened by ongoing illegal fishing and caviar trade—WWF and TRAFFIC
Ongoing illegal fishing and trade in caviar in Romania and Bulgaria is threatening the survival of ...
World Heritage Committee requests cancelation of Virunga oil permits
World Heritage Committee today requested the cancelation of oil exploration permits in Virunga ...