Poaching

After Ivory Poachers Tore Apart Her Family, We Are Helping Her Build a New One

Rob Brandford | Posted 21.12.2014 | UK
Rob Brandford

Every day, ivory poachers tear apart elephant families for their tusks. But for young elephants who are still reliant on their mothers for milk, a mother lost to poaching can mean a death sentence too...

The Illegal Wildlife - It's Closer to Home Than You May Think

Philip Mansbridge | Posted 05.12.2014 | UK
Philip Mansbridge

The trade is real, it does affect us - no matter where we live. With your support we can and we will close it down. With your support we can and we will close it down. We need your help to tackle wildlife cybercrime.

Meet The Anti-Poaching Dogs Trained To Save South Africa's Rhinos

AP | Posted 02.12.2014 | UK

Venom and Killer. These are members of a furry breed of anti-poaching operatives, dogs that can detect a whiff of hidden rhino horn in a suspect's veh...

Treating a Giant Bull Elephant Named 'Tim'!

Rob Brandford | Posted 16.11.2014 | UK
Rob Brandford

It was Monday 10 November when we heard the news, Tim the famous Amboseli Tusker had a serious injury and ground teams had been unable to locate him. It is the type of news you dread, and immediately brings to mind two other mighty Tuskers of Kenya, Mountain Bull and Satao, both killed this year by poachers.

Miraculous Recovery For Elephant Struck By A Poacher's Arrow

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale & Elliot Wagland | Posted 06.10.2014 | UK

These incredible pictures show an elephant injured in Kenya’s Tsavo National Park, having been struck by an ivory poacher’s poisoned arrow. Fortun...

Hong Kong's Ivory Crush Is Much More Than a Symbolic Gesture

Rob Brandford | Posted 15.07.2014 | UK
Rob Brandford

This week Hong Kong officials incinerated the first batch of ivory, from a 29.6 tonne stockpile, which in January 2014 they committed to destroy over a two year period. There are those that will question this move, claiming that destroying ivory stockpiles acts to increase the value of remaining ivory. The reality however is very different.

This Elephant Was Pregnant But Poachers Speared Her Anyway

Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.03.2014 | UK

Poachers in Kenya have speared to death a pregnant elephant. A photo of the tragic scene was released by the International Fund for Animal Welfare ...

The Destruction of Ivory Stocks Should Be Welcomed - But We Must Now Explain the Human Cost of this Vile Trade

Julius Maada Bio | Posted 13.04.2014 | UK Politics
Julius Maada Bio

This human cost should not be forgotten. Rather it should be central to any anti-poaching policy. If we do not change the conversation, this evil trade will only continue unabated. With any luck, an acknowledgement of the economic and security implications of this poaching crisis may help formulate a more nuanced response that will save Africa's great wildlife before it is too late.

The Chinese Ivory Problem: Sometimes It Takes More Than a Little Crush to Fall in Love

Philip Mansbridge | Posted 23.03.2014 | UK
Philip Mansbridge

At 11am this Saturday, many hundreds of people are expected to descend on Portland Place, London. Close to the maddening crowds of Oxford Street, and within earshot of the BBC, they'll have chosen to do something a little more poignant and powerful on their weekend than a trip to TopShop.

The Next Weapon In The Fight Against Poaching? Drones.

Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

Drones are not just for watching, killing and generally making people feel uneasy, they can also be put to much good use. A San Francisco startup h...

Do Elephants Deserve Foreign Aid?

Philip Mansbridge | Posted 12.02.2014 | UK
Philip Mansbridge

Zac Goldsmith MP is calling on the UK government to release some of its billions of 'Foreign Aid' money to help stop the decimation of wildlife in developing nations. We at Care for the Wild helped to draft the wording of Zac's Early Day Motion (EDM) and fully support it, but why?

Volunteer Stories: Madagascar Maine Conservation and Diving

Frontier | Posted 03.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Frontier

For me, simply seeing these animals underwater is to understand their beauty, but they are not just beautiful; they play an important role controlling the distribution of algae along tropical coral reefs. They fascinate me and I hope that one day the world will begin to see them through my eyes.

'They Don't Stand A Chance'

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

How long can you listen? A charity has released audio footage of an elephant dying in a powerful campaign aiming to raise awareness about the horrific...

From Badgers to Elephants: Killing in the Name Of...?

Philip Mansbridge | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Philip Mansbridge

Let's look at British wildlife first. In addition to the badgers, recently we've seen the authorisation of the destruction of buzzard nests and eggs - another so called protected species - simply as they were interfering with pheasant shooting...

Is This Year's World Elephant Day the Last Chance for Elephants?

Philip Mansbridge | Posted 11.10.2013 | UK
Philip Mansbridge

Elephant poaching across Africa has reached an unprecedented high and now looks set to wipe out our beloved elephants from the planet in as little as 20 years. Some reports are now suggesting that up to 40,000 elephants are being killed for their tusks each year in Africa alone.

How Joseph Kony Funds His Army

Divya Khan | Posted 09.08.2013 | UK
Divya Khan

Joseph Kony personally gave orders to units of the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) in Garamba National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo to slaughter elephants and bring him their tusks, according to eyewitness accounts and satellite evidence compiled by the Enough Project and the Satellite Sentinel Project.

G8 or Too Late: Obama, Cameron and G8 Heads Must Tackle Ivory Poaching Crisis Now

Philip Mansbridge | Posted 16.07.2013 | UK Politics
Philip Mansbridge

Today the illegal wildlife trade is worth in excess of $10 billion annually and the surging demand for ivory from the rapidly growing economies of China, Vietnam and Thailand resulted in over 40,000 elephants being killed in Africa in 2012, or one every 15 minutes.

Wildlife Genocide: The African Rhino

A.J. Higginson | Posted 06.07.2013 | UK
A.J. Higginson

The illegal slaughter of these majestic beasts has caused outrage globally - and rightly so. Animals are being lost on an almost daily basis. In 2013 there have been in excess of 273 rhino slayings in South Africa alone.

Elephant Crisis - What Poaching Does to Animals, Environments and People

Dr Kate Evans | Posted 16.04.2013 | UK
Dr Kate Evans

I am shocked, but not surprised, to find ourselves in the middle of another poaching crisis, one that is having massive impact throughout the African continent. A small trinket or a large extravagant ornament made of ivory will have had a bloody start as most ivory these days is illegal; hacked from the face of a dead or dying elephant.

Why Western Governments DO NOT Need to Give More Money for Conservation - The Rise and Rise of New Age Activism

Hannah Gal | Posted 23.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Hannah Gal

How is it that an individual can have more impact on African wildlife law enforcement than high profile nature charities?

Aquarium Fits CCTV After Stingray Heist Attempt

PA | Posted 29.08.2012 | UK

Aquarium staff in Weston-super-Mare have installed CCTV after they say a visitor attempted to make off with a stingray. Management at the SeaQuariu...

Farming Won't Save the Tiger

Mark Jones | Posted 08.10.2012 | UK Politics
Mark Jones

The tiger is one of the most iconic of wild animals. Sleek, magnificent and instantly recognisable, the tiger has become immortalised in the legends, values and lore of many human cultures. Works of William Blake, A.A. Milne and Walt Disney have established the tiger as an object of fascination and endearment.

Up in Smoke: Gabon Burns Elephant Ivory

Beatrix Richards | Posted 28.06.2012 | UK
Beatrix Richards

The air is acrid and the flames are scorching the grass around this huge bonfire. I am in Gabon, central Africa, watching tonnes of elephant ivory go up in smoke. There are 1,293 elephant tusks and a huge amount of confiscated ivory that has been carved into a myriad of products fuelling the fire.

'Selfish, Ignorant And Wrong': Prince William On The Rhino Horn Trade

PA | Posted 19.06.2012 | UK

The Duke of Cambridge has called people involved in the illegal trade of rhino horn "extremely ignorant, selfish and utterly wrong". Black rhinos a...

Anti-Poaching Activists Accidentally Kill Rhino

Posted 10.02.2012 | UK

Anti-poaching efforts by campaigners treating an injured South African Rhino went wrong after they accidentally killed it. The animal welfare activ...