Poaching

Three Men Arrested After British Conservationist Pilot Is Killed

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 31.01.2016 | UK

Three men have been arrested after a British pilot was shot dead while on an anti-poaching mission in Tanzania. Englishman Roger Gower, 37, was hel...

Conservationist Brit 'Killed By Poachers' In Tanzania

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 30.01.2016 | UK

A British helicopter pilot has been shot dead by elephant poachers in Tanzania while helping conservationists pursue them. Englishman Roger Gower, ...

Rhino Species At 'Tipping Point', Thanks To Latest Court Ruling

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 21.01.2016 | UK

South Africa's high court has upheld a decision to legalise domestic sales of rhino horn, signalling the "tipping point" towards extinction for the sp...

Poaching Power: A Rarely Told Story

Frontier | Posted 11.12.2015 | UK
Frontier

The death of Cecil earlier this year evoked outrage across the planet, with people up in arms over the death of one of Africa's favourite lions. The killer, a dentist from Minnesota, endured the wrath of many, but the real villains are those that do not make the front pages.

The Most Endangered Places in the World

Frontier | Posted 09.12.2015 | UK
Frontier

Ethical travel is becoming more popular, but we still have a negative impact on our environment to the point where it is just a matter of years until some of the most beautiful places on the planet will have disappeared. Not just animals can be endangered; there are also a number of places which could vanish very soon.

EU Should Learn From Cecil the Lion Killing and Ban Trophy Imports

Tom Quinn | Posted 27.08.2015 | UK Politics
Tom Quinn

The League Against Cruel Sports has called on all MEPs to take Cecil's death as a watershed moment and act. As the EU cannot directly affect the laws of other countries (big game hunting remains legal in 23 African states) we propose that the best way to address this here is to restrict demand.

World Elephant Day - Time to Celebrate?

Philip Mansbridge | Posted 13.08.2015 | UK
Philip Mansbridge

Killing animals for fun has certainly been on the news a lot these last few weeks, with a not very loved American dentist now in hiding over his killi...

This Baby Rhino's Reaction To Cars After His Mum Is Killed Is Heartbreaking

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 07.08.2015 | UK

A baby rhino whose mother is believed to have been killed by poachers can be seen trying to adopt passing cars as a substitute for his real parent, im...

On Killing Cecil, Violent Thoughts, and 'Real Men'

Louise Mead | Posted 31.07.2015 | UK
Louise Mead

If we truly want an end to violence in the world, then we need to initiate that end in ourselves first. In order to achieve this, we must recognise that thoughts and words come before action. And so, we must begin by tackling the violence in our own thoughts, words, and behaviours if we wish to see an end to it in the behaviour of others.

Cecil - The Lion Martyr?

Philip Mansbridge | Posted 31.07.2015 | UK
Philip Mansbridge

Let's hope this global outrage makes Cecil an unwitting martyr for the cause, now so many people recognise that this just isn't acceptable.

The Hunter Who Killed Cecil The Lion May Finally Face Justice In Zimbabwe

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 31.07.2015 | UK

Walter Palmer, the American dentist who killed Cecil the Lion, could be deported to Zimbabwe to face trial after the country's wildlife minister annou...

People Are Lot More Upset About A Dead Lion Than A Dead Migrant

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 29.07.2015 | UK

Social media is laying bare the disparity between the public reactions to a dead lion and a dead migrant. Zimbabwe's famous big cat Cecil was shot ...

Are These The Last Known Photos Of Cecil The Lion?

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 29.07.2015 | UK

Earlier this month, Cecil the Lion, Zimbabwe's famous big cat, was hunted down and killed by American dentist Walter Palmer, sparking outrage across t...

Cecil The Lion, Zimbabwe's Famous Big Cat, Shot And Killed By Hunter Who Bribed Wildlife Guide

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 30.07.2015 | UK

Cecil the Lion, Zimbabwe's famous big cat, has been shot and killed by a man who paid £35,000 to wildlife guides to let him hunt the animal. The m...

Hunting the Ghost Fleets

Captain Paul Watson | Posted 04.04.2015 | UK
Captain Paul Watson

When it fled, the Thunder dropped all of its bottom set gill nets. The crew of Sea Shepherd's Sam Simon spent over 200 hours hauling in 72 kilometers of this deadly net. More than $3 million dollars' worth of illegally caught toothfish was returned to the sea.

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

Rob Brandford | Posted 20.02.2015 | 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 04.02.2015 | 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 16.01.2015 | 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...