Poaching

How Many More World Elephant Days Before They're Gone Forever?

Claire Bass | Posted 12.08.2016 | UK
Claire Bass

Elephants face a major poaching crisis, and their populations are falling dramatically across the African continent, with an astonishing 61% decline in the last three decades. Between 30,000 and 40,000 elephants are poached for their ivory every year in Africa, that's around 100 African elephants killed every day, or one elephant gunned down every 15 minutes.

More Protection Proposed for Some of the Planet's Key Species - But Will It Be Enough?

Philip Mansbridge | Posted 26.05.2016 | UK
Philip Mansbridge

It's been a busy few weeks for wildlife globally! At the very end of April, Kenya made a statement to the world that there was only one place for ivor...

Why The Illegal Ivory Trade Is Just As Addictive As Cocaine

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 24.05.2016 | UK

More ivory has been seized than cocaine worldwide in recent years, a report has shown, warning that the "absolute limit" on the animal product is like...

Over £100 Million Worth Of Ivory Burnt To Dust In Anti-Poaching Protest

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 30.04.2016 | UK

Kenya's president set fire to 105 tons of elephant ivory and more than 1 ton of rhino horn, believed to be the largest stockpile ever destroyed, in a ...

Rhino Poaching Has Repulsive Record Year

Frontier | Posted 11.03.2016 | UK
Frontier

As one of the poster children for world animal conservation, the Rhino gets plenty of attention and plenty of column inches. But how much real help? How much real progress to protect it? Well, new figures published recently by the IUCN tell a chilling story.

Bear Cub Who Lost Paw In Poacher's Snare Uses Snout To Help Her Walk

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 19.02.2016 | UK

WARNING: GRAPHIC FOOTAGE Heartbreaking footage shows a young bear cub struggling to walk and having to use her nose as a crutch after losing her fr...

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 27.08.2016 | 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 11.08.2016 | 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 31.07.2016 | 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 30.07.2016 | 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.

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...