Philippine authorities found 1,529 live exotic turtles stuffed in luggage belonging to a Filipino passenger arriving at Manila's Ninoy Aquino International Airport from Hong Kong. Customs officials handed 1,529 turtles to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources' Wildlife Traffic Monitoring Unit.
Each day brings more news of wildlife massacres and forest destruction. As we look to build the alliances necessary to tackle the poachers and to develop the policies to educate and enlighten, we should appreciate that there are no second chances.
Populations have dropped 40%.
The world’s tallest land mammal, the giraffe, has experienced a “devastating decline” in recent years as global populations
After years of international pressure.
Wildlife authorities in Thailand have raided the controversial tourist attraction Tiger Temple, removing 40 animals by Tuesday
Selling wild elephants to fund conservation is unethical. The justification to capture elephants from the wild and ship them overseas to generate funds for the protection of other elephants is hugely flawed.
We are at Elephant Nature Park, just outside of Chiang Mai in Northern Thailand. It's a rescue centre and sanctuary for Asian elephants who have been abused or injured on the job. It also might be the only truly animal-friendly attraction in Thailand.
When the UK is hosting a two day international summit on the illegal wildlife trade, involving two future kings of our country and world leaders from fifty nations, all invited by the prime minister, why does the Met police have a team of only five people to fight an illegal trade estimated to be worth $19billion a year? Isn't it time we got serious about this crime?
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.