This is a list of articles from around the world related to wildlife trafficking, animal parts trafficking, the impact of over-hunting and illegal hunting, and all forms of wildlife poaching and illegal fishing. The Wildlife Trafficking News Archive is meant to provide background or sources to the current wildlife trafficking situation and is listed in roughly reverse chronological order by year and month. Due to the number of more recent articles, years are grouped together and organized on separate pages.
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Africa: 18th Meeting of the Conference of Parties to the Convention On International Trade in Endangered Species – CITES CoP18.
Namibia: Namibia Sticks to Its Guns On Ivory Trade (alternate link)
Botswana: Elephant Protection Society Promotes Co-Existence (alternate link)
Africa: To Trade or Not to Trade? The Ivory Question (alternate link)
Mozambique: Elephant Population Now Said to Be Stable
Africa: China Is Proving Key to Reducing Africa’s Wildlife Trafficking (alternate link)
Zimbabwe: Rhino Poaching Syndicate Smashed (alternate link) – Two arrested, three remain at large.
California cracks down on poaching in marine protected areas, but small-time anglers slip under the radar
The Thick Gray Line: Forest Elephants Defend Against Climate Change
From tusks to tails, nations eye trade in endangered species
Zimbabwe: Showdown As Cites Conference Opens in Geneva (alternate link)
Africa: Urgent Action Plan Needed for Africa’s Oceans, Seychelles’ President Tells Continent’s Leaders (alternate link)
South Africa Pushes for Trade in Endangered Wildlife (alternate link)
Kenya: Hippo Kills Woman in Yatta, Machakos (alternate link)
UN Bans Sending Baby Elephants from Wild to Zoos and Circuses
Elephants top agenda at conservation conference
South Africa: Joburg Zoo Threatens to Sue Animal Rights Group Over ‘Distressed’ Elephants Video – Johannesburg.
South Africa: Three Alleged Rhino Horn Syndicate Masterminds Arrested
South Africa: Three Suspects Arrested for Dealing in Rhino Horns (alternate link)
Namibia: Man Nabbed for Possession of Elephant Tusk, Rhino Horn (alternate link)
More Vulnerable Than Vicious, Sharks Need CITES Protection
Endangered Species: Here are the USA’s most endangered animals
250 starving lions found in raid on trophy hunting farm
One proven method to resolve human wildlife conflict with elephants
Poacher gets 37 years for killing mom and baby rhino
Is the Rhino Horn Trade a Cartel? Economic Analysis Suggests it Works Like One
Singapore to ban domestic trade in elephant ivory in two years
Big cat trade driven by demand for traditional Asian medicine, according to report
Is the rhino horn trade a cartel? Economic analysis suggests it works like one
Elephant skin sales rapidly mounting: The illegal trade in Asian elephant skins—for jewelry and traditional medicine—has expanded across Southeast Asia.
AWF Donates Evidence Room to Kenya Wildlife Service – African Wildlife Foundation.
Kenya: CS Balala Activates the ‘Ivory Trade is a Rip-Off’ Awareness Campaign at JKIA
South Africa: Banks Must Help Stop Illegal Wildlife Trade (alternate link)
South Africa: Court Victory for NSPCA Over Welfare of Captive Lions, Bone Exports (alternate link)
South Africa: Two Suspects Arrested in Hermanus With Abalone Valued More Than R3.9 Million (alternate link)
Kenya: Two Men Arrested With 183kgs of Elephant Tusks Valued At Sh18 Million (alternate link) – $173,000 in 2019 dollars.
Advancing our gorilla protection project in Congo & Gabon – Aspinall Foundation.
Plunder in the Wild: We need to scale up on pangolin protection
Singapore seizes elephant ivory and pangolin scales in record $48 million haul – Estimated 300 elephants; destined for Vietnam.
Bear bile farming – 2019 status – Free The Bears Foundation.
Wildlife Changing Too Slowly to Survive Climate Change
Pangolins seized in Canada for 1st time as part of anti-poaching probe
The Kenyan centre saving endangered chimpanzees – Video on Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary in Nanyuki, Kenya.
Ballet and Rhinos in the African Bush
Global Operation Thunderball Grabs Wildlife Criminals
‘Let us trade’: Debate over ivory sales rages ahead of CITES summit
Indonesia: Wildlife traffickers caught in operation involving speedboats, hidden compartments and corrupt officials
Worldwide Smuggling Crackdown “Operation Thunderball” Rescues Endangered Wildlife
Most widespread wildlife crime raid ever sweeps across more than 100 countries – Operation Thunderball.
Another Reason to Protect Elephants: Frogs Love Their Feet
Poachers Are Invading Botswana, Last Refuge of African Elephants
Japan resumes commercial whaling for first time in 30 years
First Whales Caught as Japan Resumes Commercial Hunt After 30 Years
India: Smugglers on the prowl in Assam jungles in search of juvenile elephants
Wildlife trafficking: organized crime hit hard by joint INTERPOL-WCO global enforcement operation – Operation Thunderball.
Black rhino dies on way to release in Tanzania
New Short Film “Sides of a Horn” Details Wrenching Impact of Illegal Rhino Horn Trade on Families
Deadlier than guns: Explosive bait haunts Sri Lanka’s elephants
In the Alaska-Yukon wilderness, wildlife crime fighters face a daunting task
From a poacher’s grip back into the wild; five Vulnerable turtles are rescued by rangers
Conservation efforts for giant South American river turtles have protected 147,000 females
Southern Africa: Zimbabwe to Donate Elephants, Lions to Angola – President (alternate link)
Southern Africa: Let’s End Human-Wildlife Conflict, Say SADC Leaders (alternate link)
Which animals should live or die on Australia’s long list of threatened species?
Rwanda: Five Black Rhinos Arrive in Rwanda From Europe (alternate link)
Rhinos From Czech Zoo Go Back to the Wild in Rwanda (alternate link)
Tanzania: Two Jailed 20 Years Over Elephant Tusks (alternate link)
Chinese nationals arrested in US after smuggling totoaba swim bladders worth $3.7 million from Mexico
Critically endangered vultures poisoned en masse in Botswana
500 Vultures Killed in Botswana by Poachers’ Poison, Government Says
Mongolia’s snow leopards: the woman who took on the mining industry and won
Gambia: Sea Turtles Face Threat From Eight Million Plastic Thrown in the Ocean (alternate link)
Mozambique: Zero elephants poached in a year in top Africa wildlife park – In Niassa NP/EP.
How one woman took on Mongolia’s mining industry to save the snow leopards
Poaching of endangered sea cumbers for Asian markets thrives in southern India, with 3,500 kg seized in 2018 that officials agree is just the tip of an iceberg – 7,700 pounds.
Importance of Enrichments for the Welfare of Animals in Captivity – Commentary by Wildlife SOS.
Researchers and customs officials unite to fight wildlife trafficking using eDNA
The Great Insect Dying: Vanishing act in Europe and North America
Why more women should be included in the leadership of Virunga National Park (commentary)
For artisanal fishers, fish fences are an easy, but problematic, option
Kenya: Elephants Disrupt Learning in Voi Schools (alternate link)
Cameroon: Villagers Flee Lion Attacks Amid Human-Wildlife Conflict
Frogs Find Refuge in Elephant Tracks – New study suggests.
Kenya: Marauding Elephants Trample Man to Death in Meru (alternate link)
Illicit trade in reptiles: hundreds of seizures and arrests in global operation – Operation Blizzard.
The Great Insect Dying: A global look at a deepening crisis
Poaching threatens South America’s only bear species
NGOs Buy Grazing Rights to Protect Argentina’s Species
Mass die-offs of puffins in Alaska may be linked to climate change
South Africa: How We Found Out That Rat Poisons Are Killing Wildlife in Cape Town
The world’s biggest reptile fair is also a hub for traffickers
Rare rhino’s death should light a fire under Indonesia
More Than 40,000 Acres of Critical Wildlife Habitat to be Protected in the Spectacular Payunia Reserve of Argentina
South Africa: Brave ranger who saved colleague from leopard attack honoured posthumously (alternate link)
Community conservation in Namibia requires balance and understanding (commentary)
What is magic without ape parts? Inside the illicit trade devastating Nigeria’s apes
Altered forests threaten sustainability of subsistence hunting
Vets rule out poaching and disease in recent death of rare Javan rhino
Otter cafés and ‘cute pets craze’ fuel illegal trafficking in Japan and Indonesia
Conservation groups concerned as WHO recognizes traditional Chinese medicine
Underwater ultrasound scanner to support manta conservation
Mourning Tam: Sabah’s Last Male Sumatran Rhino
Last male rhino in Malaysia dies
Malaysia’s last male rhino is fading fast, officials say
For India’s imperiled apes, thinking locally matters
Poaching is sending the shy, elusive pangolin to its doom
Sam Wasser pours his intense passion for protecting wildlife into research and catching poachers (alternate link)
Eastern and Horn of Africa States agree to enhance cooperation and forge a common front in combating wildlife and forestry crime in the region
Bauxite mining and Chinese dam push Guinea’s chimpanzees to the brink
Monitoring hack shines a light on fishing boats operating under cover of dark
Elephants pay the price for politics (alternate link)
Changes in Subsistence Hunting Threaten Local Food Security
Red colobus conservation in Zanzibar: A cautiously optimistic tale
Canopy-dwelling rainforest mammals most sensitive to human disturbance
Tiger farms in Laos fuel demand for tiger parts on black market (alternate link)
Using the Cloud to Identify Giraffes on the Ground
India: Leopard Cub Escapes a Deadly Fate as Wildlife SOS Rescues it from a 45-ft Deep Well
The Bureau of the Lusaka Agreement calls for increased support to the Lusaka Agreement Task Force in the fight against transnational organized wildlife Crime
Wildebeest migrations in East Africa face extinction. What must be done (alternate link)
Social media enables the illegal wildlife pet trade in Malaysia
Elephant Kills British Soldier in Malawi – Soldier was on counter-poaching operation.
Kenya: False Torture Claims Against KWS Rangers – KWS responds to allegations of past violence against members of nearby communities.
In Ethiopia, a community leans on customs to save an antelope from extinction
Radio drama encourages Belizean fishers to follow the rules
‘Landscape of fearlessness’: bushbuck emboldened following top-predator decline in Mozambique
In Indonesia, bigger catches for a fishing village protecting its mangroves
Illegal logging poised to wipe Cambodian wildlife sanctuary off the map
It’s now or never for Madagascar’s biodiversity, experts say
India: Leopard Cubs and Harvest Season in Maharashtra
Javan Rhino Found Dead- But There’s Still Hope for the Species
Mobile app encourages Indian fishers to free entangled whale sharks
An epic Pacific survey reveals mixed fortunes for green and hawksbill turtles
Hope for Harapan: Saving Sumatran Rhinos – Captive breeding and conservation.
Javan rhino found dead in Indonesia, bringing global population down to 68
Large emperor penguin colony suffers ‘catastrophic’ breeding failure
Creating a high-tech island to save one of the world’s rarest birds
‘Judas’ snakes lead scientists on a high-tech Easter egg hunt for pythons
Indonesia trains its citizens to deal with sea-mammal strandings
Virus may have caused mysterious foot disease in Chile’s rare huemul deer
Camera trap study finds a threatened high-elevation mammal community in Peru
Rhino Populations At the Tipping Point
How Kenya’s Push for Development Is Threatening Its Famed Wild Lands
Study documents how Sri Lanka’s protected reptiles are traded as pets
Community buy-in stamps out elephant poaching in Zambian park
The extinction clock ticks for the little-known Philippine pangolin
On one island, a microcosm of Vietnam’s environmental challenges
Chinese clam poachers making ‘thousands of dollars’ while destroying entire reef — expert
Lift-off for thermal-imaging system to estimate wildlife populations
Rise in crocodile sightings linked to habitat degradation in Indonesia
China seizes over 2,700 elephant tusks in massive bust
Singapore: Second 12-tonne haul of pangolin scales seized in less than a week
From Australia to Africa, fences are stopping Earth’s great animal migrations
Indonesia Communities Helping the Sumatran Rhino
Last known female Yangtze giant softshell turtle dies in China
Conservation may offer common ground in Afghan conflict
To rescue Sumatran rhinos, Indonesia starts by counting them first
Facing Down A Crisis – Rhinos worldwide.
Solving the mystery of the UK’s vanishing hen harriers
Human pressure on the Serengeti’s fringes threatens the wildlife within
No rhino census this year as Nepal runs short of funds for survey
Kenya on the brink of acquitting ivory trafficker number four (commentary)
Indonesia creates three marine protected areas within Coral Triangle
Belize to nearly triple area under strict marine protected areas
Seizure of 14 Tons of Pangolin Scales in Singapore Sets a Dismal Record
Fishing for sharks in Honduras’s sanctuary seas: Q&A with biologist Gabriela Ochoa
Planning without action will see the Javan rhino go extinct (commentary)
Zimbabwe: Game rangers kill three poachers in Save Valley gun fight: police
Singapore: Record $52m worth of pangolin scales seized in Pasir Panjang
Indonesia arrests 7 for allegedly selling Komodo dragons over Facebook
Human population boom led to Madagascar’s megafauna extinction: Study
Costa Rica: Audio: Debunking myths about sloths is crucial to stopping the sloth crisis
Tanzania: Serengeti Police Warns Village Game Scouts Over Poaching (alternate link)
World’s largest ivory seizure: Over nine tonnes of ivory seized in Da Nang, Vietnam
Kenya: China Partners With Kenya to Combat Wildlife, Trophies Trafficking (alternate link)
41 rhinos dead in nine months at Chitwan National Park
South Africa: Swift End to Nearly 10-Year Rhino Poaching Trial (alternate link)
Sea turtle shell trade much bigger than scientists suspected
Man Arrested After Drugged Orangutan Is Found in Indonesian Airport
Japan to tighten controls on ivory market amid international criticism
Majestic predators stage a comeback in Russia’s Far East
India: It’s Cub Season in Maharashtra, Two Baby Leopards Rescued in One Day
Extinction Looms for World’s Smallest Porpoise
Life as an African game bodyguard: “protecting elephants and fighting poachers is even more depressing than people realize”
Rescued Bears Finally Get Their Happily-Ever-After Moment Following Rescue From Bile Farm Hell
Anger over green light given to lion farms (translated from Afrikaans)
A plea to Botswana: Please rethink a “Not Enough Fences” approach (commentary)
India: Turf War Leads to Leopards Falling into a 50-Foot Deep Well in Maharashtra
India: The Jaws of Death; Leopard Rescued from Jaw Trap set up by Poachers in Maharashtra
India: Another Heartfelt Reunion Of a Lost Leopard Cub and its Mother in Maharashtra
Philippines customs find more than 1,500 live turtles in suitcases
Activists fighting to save orangutan habitat from dam unfazed by legal setback
Trouble in Botswana’s elephant paradise as poaching said to rise
Tanzania: Editorial – Anti-Poaching Drive On Track
Botswana elephant poaching ‘no hoax’
88 dead elephants discovered in poaching hot spots in Botswana
Elephant tusks enter Vietnam in scrap containers
South Africa: Lions, Tigers and Bears – Wildlife Trafficking in the Age of Globalisation
Tanzania: Chinese ‘Queen of Ivory’ sentenced to 15 years in jail for tusk trafficking – Yang Feng Lan.
Tanzania: ‘Ivory Queen’ Yang Feng Glan, Trafficking Accomplices Handed 15-Year Prison Terms – Yang Feng Lan.
India-Nepal agreement to boost transborder conservation of rhinos, tigers
Report: Turkish carrier is ‘poacher’s airline of choice’ for parrot trade
Tanzania: 25 Giraffe Slaughtered in Loliondo, Says Probe Report
Op-Ed: South Africa: Where Wild Things Are Under Threat, Wildlife Trade Needs to Be Dealt With
Tanzania: Man Held for Allegedly Cutting Off Village Leader’s Head in Anti-Poaching Wrangle
Tanzania Court Convicts ‘Ivory Queen’ for Trafficking Elephant Tusks – Yang Feng Lan.
Tanzanian Court Sentences Chinese ‘Ivory Queen’ to 15 Years for Smuggling – Yang Feng Lan.
Nepal court blocks road construction in rhino stronghold of Chitwan Park
Sri Lanka gets its first data-based elephant distribution map
Hong Kong seizes $1m worth of rhino horn
Hong Kong snares record haul of rhino horns from South Africa
Nigeria: Customs Gets Forensic Toolkits to Counter Illicit Trade in Wildlife
Rhino deaths plunge in SA on anti-poaching drive
2018 Rhino Poaching Stats For South Africa Announced
DRC’s Virunga to welcome visitors again after 8-month closure
Graphic anti-wildlife-trafficking campaign tackles Vietnam’s pangolin problem
Massive pangolin seizure in Borneo smuggling operation bust
Protected species rescued as Indonesian hotel is struck by second wildlife raid
India: Chhattisgarh Wild Elephant Radio-Collaring Project: An attempt to collar the Tuskers
Nicaragua crisis takes an environmental toll with plunder of turtle eggs
Pakistan Fights to Save the Adorable and Endangered Pangolin
Tried and True Methods – Boots on the Ground – Best anti-poaching methods.
Zimbabwe: Baby elephants torn from mothers and shipped 7,000 miles to China
Indonesia rescues captive orangutans, but leaves their owners untouched
Doc ‘Sea of Shadows’ featuring EAL wins Sundance Film Festival
Conservation couture: Batik artisans make rhinos a fashion statement
Fries with that shark? U.K. chippies found selling threatened species
Urbanization in Asia provides a window of hope for tigers, study finds
How wildlife traffickers exploit Chinese New Year
Tech prize encourages solutions to threats from invasive species
Exit the dragons: Mexico tackles trafficking of endangered lizards
Pangolins: Hong Kong finds ‘record’ haul of scales in shipping container – 2,100kg of ivory tusks also found in same shipment.
Ivory and pangolin scales smuggling bust in Uganda
Wildlife rangers in DRC park report waning motivation, job satisfaction
Camera traps and customary wisdom help redefine bear conservation
Female anti-poaching squads making a difference in Zimbabwe and SA
Meet Dozer – A New Soldier in Fight to Save Rhinos from Poachers
Bans on the bird trade in South America yield mixed results
Rhinos or roads? Nepal deals with a tricky balancing act
New species of leaf-mimicking lizard could already be victim of pet trade
In Sumatra, a lone elephant leads rescuers on a cat-and-mouse chase
Tanzania creates new reserve to protect rare colobus monkeys and trees
Latam Eco Review: Pirate fishers in the Caribbean and many new reserves created
Namibia: Two Men Denied Bail for Possession of Four Elephant Tusks
Cambodia: Wildlife Crime unit busts wildlife meat traders and rescues live turtles
Asiatic black bear cubs rescued from illegal wildlife trade in Vietnam
China busts major ivory trafficking gang following EIA investigation
Indonesia: Faceook post leads N. Sumatra police to alleged poacher
In Malta, Legal Loopholes Give Poachers Cover to Hunt Migratory Birds
South Africa: Mokonyane Hails Seizure of Rhino Horn Pieces Worth R23 Million at OR Tambo – Minister of Environmental Affairs Nomvula Mokonyane.
South Africa: Rhino Horn Worth Millions Seized At OR Tambo Before Take Off to Dubai – Worth over $1.3 Million (£1 Million; R23,200,000).
South Africa: Sniffer dog finds 116kg of rhino horn – Worth over $1.3 Million (£1 Million; R23,200,000).
Protecting India’s fishing villages: Q&A with ‘maptivist’ Saravanan
‘Everything’s moving’: Indonesia seeks global pushback on illegal fishing
New AI Camera Helps Conservationists Spot Elephant Poachers
She bragged to a man on a dating app about poaching deer. He was a game warden.
Indonesia confiscated some 200 pet cockatoos. What happened to them?
Vietnam’s illegal ivory market continues to thrive, report finds
Wildlife trafficking cases continue to increase in Vietnam
Wildlife trafficking still at serious levels in Vietnam
Illegal Trade in Trophies Now Goes Online
Mammoth DNA found in Cambodia market items
Peter Matthiessen’s “The Snow Leopard” in the Age of Climate Change
Articles from 2018
Peter Matthiessen’s “The Snow Leopard” in the Age of Climate Change
Kenya: Elephant poaching reduces by 50% to 40 cases in 2018 – KWS
French Tech Firm Sigfox Develops Tiny Tracker to Help Fight Rhino Poaching
WCS Statement on the UK Ivory Ban – the Ivory Act of 2018
Senegal: 3 Traffickers Arrested With More Than 500 Wildlife Skins
Vietnam: Wildlife hunting in Gia Lai continues as enforcement remains weak
Zimbabwe: 7 Chinese Caught With $1m Rhino Horn Pieces
Tanzania to probe mysterious deaths of elephants
Uganda: Pupil dies of suspected elephant attack in Oyam
Cambodia: Cruel Wildlife Trapping
Kenya: Prevent elephant deaths
Lobster season closed again in Seychelles due to poaching, dwindling population
Southern Africa: Poachers Never Rest – So Neither Do We – IAPF operation.
Cameroon: 5 traffickers arrested with 45kg pangolin scales – 1 escaped.
DR Congo: The crime behind the chaos
South Africa: Field Ranger Killed in Musth Elephant Attack At Madikwe Game Reserve
Kenya: 26 Elephants Die in Maasai Mara in 90 Days – Report – Report can be viewed here.
Africa: Wildlife groups join hands to fight ivory trade
Zimbabwe Relocates Elephants to Ease Congestion
Zimbabwe Relocates Elephants to Poacher-Ravaged Park
Senegal: 3 Traffickers Arrested With More Than 500 Wildlife Skins
Cameroon: 5 traffickers arrested with 45kg pangolin scales – 1 escaped.
Wild animal meat trading rampant in Gia Lai restaurants – (alternate link)
Cambodia Seizes Record Three-Tonne Haul of African Ivory
Cambodia makes record breaking ivory haul at port
Zimbabwe: 2 rhino poachers jailed 10 years
Tanzania: Police Nab Three Suspects Over 20 Ivory Tusks
Tanzania: Govt Urged to Provide Training to Game Rangers
Southern Africa: The World’s Largest “Paper Park”
Cambodia: Pangolin Station (Stung Proat) – chainsaw, animal traps and bird nets
Tanzania: 8 Elephants’ Death Mired in Confusion
Malaysia torches 2.8 tonnes of African pangolin scales (alternate link)
Namibia: Minister Urges Judiciary to Join Fight Against Wildlife Crimes
South Africa: One of the Biggest Drivers of Rhino Extinction Is Social Inequality – According to ‘Living Planet’ report.
Unearthing Tim: The Battle to Rescue an Amboseli Icon – Big Life Rangers save tusker.
Hunters target endangered pangolins in India
WCS Myanmar Program Celebrates 25th Anniversary
South Africa: Illegal Collared Elephant Hunt in Greater Kruger – Warden Convicted
South Africa: Rhino Poacher Who Shot at Kruger Helicopter Sentenced to 33 Years in Jail
Professionalized Anti-Poaching Operations Led to Arrest and Conviction of Four Elephant Poachers in Republic of Congo
Republic of Congo: Congo Hands Elephant Poachers Maximum Prison Sentence
Rwanda: Tourism Drive Puts People at Forefront of Conservation
Rescue of Critically Endangered Sumatran Rhino Brings New Hope for the Species
United States: San Diego Gallery Charged With Trafficking Over $1.3 Million Worth Of Ivory Items
Virtual meetup highlights networked sensor technology for parks
First wild Sumatran rhino in Borneo captured for breeding campaign
The Bangladeshi tribe that’s guarding turtles, co-authoring research papers
South Africa: A dark battle to save pangolins
Europe: Disrupting wildlife crime on the Dark Web
Gruesome Discovery of Czech Tiger Farm Exposes Illegal Trade in Heart of Europe
90 Years! Conservation Pioneer, Maggie Bryant, Celebrates Birthday – WILD Foundation board member reflects on conservation successes.
South Africa: Join the silent fight against snares in the KNP – Kruger National Park.
Richard Branson: Painted Wolves Are My Favorite Animal
Kenya: Bees help indigenous Yiaku defend and monitor their ancestral forest
Whale stress levels influenced by human activity, earwax study suggests
South Africa: No more court delays magistrate tells alleged rhino poaching kingpin Dumisani Gwala
Vietnam: Businesses join hands to fight wildlife crime
Five wildlife conservationists held by Iran could face the death penalty
Somalia: Farmajo Calls for Ending Illegal Fishing Vessels in African Waters
Zambia: President Lungu Hold Private Talks With Prince Harry
Malawi: Hyena Attacks 3 People in Ntcheu
Malawi: African Parks Restore Giraffe Population in Majete
Kenya to Help Protect, Exploit Marine Resources
Europe: Help us to track wildlife crime – #WildEye project aims to expose wildlife smuggling networks and how they work across the greater European continent.
Africa: ‘A Turtle Is Worth More Alive Than Dead’
Charities: Malawi Plans to Gag Critics With ‘Draconian’ Law
South Africa: Eight Men Arrested After Dozens of Lions Killed in North West
South Africa: Eight Suspects Arrested for Illegal Possession of Lion Bones, Meat and Tiger’s Hide
South Africa: Lions rescued from life of misery – Transported from Ukraine.
Kenya: U.S.$2 Million to Step Up War Against Poaching
Study identifies 567 barriers in 30 tiger corridors in Central India
Interpol Operation Exposes Marine Pollution Crime
A future for Sumatran rhinos – Fewer than 80 remain.
The Rising Threat to Jaguars from the Demand for Their Body Parts – Publication linked in article.
Latam Eco Review: Jail time for jaguar traffickers
Ethiopia Re-Evaluates Donkey Farming to Meet Global Trade Demands
Africa: NGOs Call for Disinvestments in Biodiversity Destruction
Help us to track wildlife crime – #WildEye project aims to expose wildlife smuggling networks and how they work across the greater European continent.
Progress on jaguar conservation in Suriname
Jaguar Conservation on the Continental Scale
In Sharm el Sheikh, a Time for Action on Biodiversity – At Conference of the Parties of the Convention on Biological Diversity.
A Big Leap for the Elephants! India’s First Elephant Hospital
Harry the Rhino’s New Expanded Home: Moving Day at the Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary – International Rhino Foundation.
Interpol Operation Exposes Marine Pollution Crime
A future for Sumatran rhinos – Fewer than 80 remain.
South Africa: Rhino poacher who shot at Kruger helicopter sentenced to 33 years in jail
Shock as China Legalizes Medicinal Trade in Rhino Horns and Tiger Parts
China’s Legalization of Rhino Horn: A Detriment to Wild Rhino Populations – (Commentary) International Rhino Foundation.
South Africa: Rhino wars: the worst week ever
Persisting so that Nature Prevails: the Mali Elephant Project in 2018
China’s legalisation of the domestic trade in rhino horn and tiger bone opens Pandora’s Box – (Commentary) Save the Rhino International.
London’s Illegal Wildlife Trade Conference 2018 – what does it mean?
Save the Rhino calls for improved controls for the sale of rhino horn antiques
Lion has face and paws cut off as four other big cats die of poisoning at South African wildlife reserve
Mexico/United States: Men Fined $1 Million for Trafficking $17 Million Worth of Squishy Sea Cucumbers
South Africa: Boosting rhino numbers and community engagement with Lowveld Rhino Trust
Vietnam: Hanoi airport seizes tonne of pangolin scales and ivory
South Africa: War on rhino: gambling on corruption (Victory! Nzimande suspended) – KZN Regional Court President Eric Nzimande.
Cambodia: Poaching and Logging crackdown inside Cardamom National Park protected area
Vietnam: Dak Nong: illegal slaughtering and sale of wildlife meat continues
‘15,000 pangolins slaughtered’ for 7 tonnes of scales seized in China
Vietnam continues urgent action for wildlife crime prevention
Australia: Can wedge-tailed eagles survive the slaughter?
Meet the ‘Brave Ones’: The women saving Africa’s wildlife – IAPF’s Akashinga.
Vietnam: NGO offers wildlife trafficking solutions – Education for Nature Viet Nam (ENV).
Rhino Horn and Tiger Wine: How the Illegal Wildlife Trade Is Growing Bolder
South Africa Rhino Poaching Drops Sharply; 100s Still Being Killed
Groundbreaking Effort to Save Sumatran Rhinos
SA has lost 96 million abalone to poaching since 2000 – new report
Botswana Hits Back at Critics on Anti-Poaching Policy – Relating to the 87 dead elephants.
Cambodia: GPDS Anti-Poaching Unit fast intervention
India Hunts Man-Eating Tiger Blamed for 13 Deaths
Indonesia gives in to bird traders, rescinds protection for 3 species
Botswana denies reports of mass elephant poaching – Relating to the 87 dead elephants.
DNA database helps Nepal’s officials monitor tigers, punish poachers
EIA launch our Pangolin Project to help protect the world’s most trafficked mammal
An anti-poaching technology for elephants that is always listening
Delay in Hong Kong’s ivory ban endangers elephants and is ‘legally unnecessary’
Indonesia: National park with largest orangutan population being cleared for palm oil and illegally logged – Sebangau National Park.
Nearly 90 Elephants Found Dead Near Botswana Sanctuary, Killed By Poachers – 87 elephants.
Dozens of elephants killed near Botswana wildlife sanctuary – 87 elephants.
Vietnam: Ly Son murals promote sea turtle protection
The all female anti-poaching unit protecting elephants – The Black Mambas.
Namibia: Company adopts rhino calf – Save the Rhino International.
Rhino Protection Units in Indonesia Celebrate their 23rd Anniversary
Kenya: Maasai battle to save vultures
Lusaka Agreement Task Force calls for enhanced cooperation and collaboration to suppress illegal wildlife and forest crime between Africa to Asia
SANParks staff member nabbed for rhino poaching
Ancient livestock dung heaps are now African wildlife hotspots
South Africa: Limpopo Farm Owner Discovers 3 Lion Carcasses On Property, 2 With Heads and Paws Cut Off
Vietnam: USAID promotes Chi initiative to drive down demand for rhino horn
Vietnam: Last private bear bile farm in Tien Giang closed
The forest beekeepers of Zanzibar
A spotlight on corruption – In South African courts.
For India’s black-necked cranes, dogs are a major threat
Bandits raid village near Madagascar park, killing conservation worker
Whaling without purpose: The unjustifiable commercial pursuit of peaceful ocean giants
The elephant repellent invented at a Kenyan school that warns by SMS
Meet an ivory trafficker’s ‘worst nightmare’
South Africa rhino poaching: ‘Bribes paid to court syndicate’ – “Kingpin” Dumisani Gwala and KZN Regional Court President Eric Nzimande.
India: Wildlife SOS Extends Support To Front Line Forest Officers On World Ranger Day!
Malawi: WDDU Film To Be Shown In Malawi’s Airports – Wildlife Detection Dog Unit (WDDU).
Murder of activist in India highlights growing risk to environmental defenders
Vietnam: Short film calls for end to rhino massacres – by The Education for Nature – Vietnam.
Cameroon Pangolin Traffickers Caught in the Act
Poachers caught on video killing mother bear and cubs at den in Alaska
Fight to protect the world’s most threatened ape goes to court
Wild-caught timber elephants in Myanmar die earlier than captive-born ones
Vietnam: Asiatic black bear sent to rescue centre – Formerly privately owned.
Protected landscape across India-Bhutan border a refuge for wildlife during armed conflict
Vietnam: Rare macaque rescued in Kon Tum – Formerly privately owned.
Vietnam: Ninh Thuan works to protect sea turtles
Vietnam: Fewer sea turtles coming inland to lay eggs
Botswana: Kalahari Trackers vs. Aircraft – The Ultimate Wildlife Counting Challenge
Forest elephant DNA diverse, consistent, and distinct, study says – African forest elephants.
In protecting the Javan rhino, locals gain a ‘more meaningful life’
Vietnam enhances protection of rare sea turtles
Indonesia: An indigenous village navigates its ecotourism success
Forest elephant DNA diverse, consistent, and distinct, study says
Latam Eco Review: Turtles at risk, jungle fracking, and a mafia land grab
In protecting the Javan rhino, locals gain a ‘more meaningful life’
Sniffing Out Ivory: WDDU Now in Action – Sniffer dogs searching for ivory, rhino horn, pangolin scales, animal skins, bushmeat, hippo teeth, firearms and ammunition and other contraband.
Legendary undercover investigators protect forests
Dhole (Asiatic Wild Dog) trapped in snare
Alan Rabinowitz, big cat evangelist and voice of the wild, dies at 64
Wildlife Traffickers Exploiting Vulnerabilities in the Air Transport Sector Worldwide
Tropical forest canopies get hotter than expected, putting wildlife at risk
Malawi: A Sneak Peek at Our Vulture Research – Lilongwe Wildlife.
Automating drone-based wildlife surveys saves time and money, study finds
95 percent of all lemur species face high risk of extinction, experts say
Indonesia’s first court case involving CITES Appendix I listed Radiated Tortoise
In Kenya’s Maasai Mara, detection dogs are a ranger’s best friend
Thailand: Kui Buri National Park’s only female ranger shatters stereotypes
New Survey Finds One in Seven Wildlife Rangers Have Been Seriously Injured in the Line of Duty Over the Past Year
The Chinese ‘miracle’ elixir that threatens donkeys around the world
What happened to the boy who chased away the lions? – Masaai herdsmen and NGOs parter to solve human-wildlife conflict.
The mystery of the sick turtles: Q&A with animal disease detectives Chrissy Cabay and Daniel Woodburn
The Dwindling Sharks and Rays of the Western Indian Ocean
Exhibition brings emotional lives of animals to zoos across China, fostering respect and empathy for all species
Cambodia: Furniture shop illegally selling endangered wildlife parts
India: “If a tiger kills our cattle, we don’t feel angry”
DHL eCommerce in Thailand Boosts Efforts to Combat Illegal Wildlife Trade
Latam Eco Review: Witchcraft and wildlife trafficking in Peru
Reducing Manta Ray Mortality in the World’s Largest Targeted Manta Fishery
10 of 11 black rhinos now dead after relocation attempt in Kenya takes tragic turn
Number of murdered environmental activists rose once again in 2017
U.S./Mexico: 2700 scientists issue call to action on border wall wildlife threat
Borneo: Arrests in Kalimantan and Sabah for Dealing in Protected Bird Species
#9Lives: People around the world give new lives to nine bears rescued from extreme cruelty
Poultry Husbandry to Support Food Security and Reduce Bushmeat Hunting
India: Agencies meet in Dehradun to co-ordinate efforts to curb trans-boundary illegal wildlife trade
Getting Tough on Illegal and Unregulated Shark and Ray Trade at CITES
De Beers moves 200 elephants from South Africa to Mozambique
Cambodia: Hunting the poachers
Kenya: Death of Rhinos a Big Blow to Kenya’s Conservation Efforts
Evidence to CITES shows irresponsible lion bone trade drives consumer demand for big cat parts
Top sniffer dog goes missing at the Port of Dar es Salaam
Tanzania hunt for top ivory-sniffing dog – Missing working dog.
Tanzania and Kenya row over delay to wildebeest migration
South Africa: Dodgy Skeleton Traders and Lion Slaughterhouses Exposed in Damning Report
Major investigation exposes horrific tiger slaughterhouse in the Czech Republic
Damning New Report Suggests South Africa’s Lion Bone Trade is a Sh*t Show
Kenya: African Task Force Swoops Down on Traffickers – Nigerian-Chinese crime ring linked to tons of wildlife seized in Asia.
Nairobi National Park railway ‘threatens Kenyan wildlife’
Kenya: KWS to display horns of 9 rhinos that died at Tsavo after translocation
New report proves bear bile farming fuels wild poaching
World Ranger Day E-Pack Now Available in Three Languages!
Ninth Rhino Dies at New Kenyan Sanctuary
South Africa: Rhino mafia, dirty cops: Is Hazyview under siege?
CITES: Global Experts Meet to Review International Wildlife Trade Prior to CoP18
South Africa to nearly double exports of lion skeletons, fuelling illegal tiger trade
Russia: Amur Leopards Could Go Extinct as Numbers Dwindle
8 Critically Endangered Black Rhinos Die in Kenya
Seven black rhinos die after move to a new park in Kenya
World Chimpanzee Day: Our closest relatives have the compassion to adopt orphans, but do we have it in us to save them?
National park stops elephant rides with new tourism model designed to end elephant exploitation in Vietnam
7 endangered black rhinos have died while being transported to a new wildlife reserve in Kenya – Later news indicates 10 of 11 rhino have died.
Kenya Looks to Boost Black Rhino Population
Rhino poop gives villagers in India a conservation incentive
Vietnam’s bear bile farms are collapsing — but it may not be good news
Vietnam gets serious about wildlife crime with double launch of books designed to end bear bile farming
Elephants with a purpose
New study highlights need for comprehensive online wildlife trade monitoring in Viet Nam
How blockchain gaming could benefit wildlife conservation
Audio: How to use drones without stressing wildlife
Zimbabwe’s chiefs revive tradition to save the country’s last pangolins
Tiger, clouded leopard skins among illegal wildlife parts seized in Malaysia
‘Better and better’: Thermal cameras turn up the heat on poachers
iSimangaliso’s elephants – the big picture
Three Critically Endangered tigers among illegal wildlife products seized by Malaysian authorities
Lions Eat Men Suspected of Poaching Rhinos. Some Saw ‘Karma.’
Lions eat rhino poachers in South African game reserve
Scientists Working to Create Northern White Rhino Embryos
Lions Kill Suspected Rhino Poachers on South African Game Reserve
Orangutan found shot, hacked at palm plantation with history of deaths
Two suspected poachers arrested for killing of Sumatran elephant
India: Community based wildlife protection initiatives key to curbing wildlife crime in Nagaland
Chinese communities in Mozambique and Zambia engaged on CITES and sustainable trade in forest resources
Implicit gender, racial biases may hinder effectiveness of conservation science, experts warn
Fingerprinting technology gives investigators an edge against pangolin traffickers
China issues permits to trade in the bones of hundreds of leopards
Staff of Vietnamese and German companies learn benefits of wildlife-focused CSR
State rescue centres upgraded as Vietnam prepares to end bear bile farming
Project Spotlight: The Importance of Our Wildlife Health Programme – Lilongwe Wildlife’s ‘Clinical Projects in One Health.’
WRRT confiscates 381 lbs (173 kg) of wildlife meat from market
In its fight against rhino poachers, India lets the dogs out
Rhino Protection Units in Indonesia doing great work!
Pangolin station – Support the men on the front line of conservation
Poachers sentenced to prison – Success story from Wildlife Alliance.
India: Wildlife Crime Enforcement Workshop Hosted In Gorakhpur
Malawi: Beekeeping Project Causes a Buzz – Lilongwe Wildlife success story.
For Madagascar’s park managers, the science literature is out of reach
Let there be light — but be mindful of the wildlife
African wild dogs make comeback at Mozambican wildlife park
Tanzania: Rhino Numbers in Ngorongoro Tops Over 50
Workshop held to consolidate interagency law enforcement mechanism in China
Iceland flouts global ban to slaughter first protected fin whale of new hunting season
As Colombia expands its palm oil sector, scientists worry about wildlife
Malawi: Brave Airport Workers Involved in Dramatic Pangolin Rescue – Kamuzu International Airport (KIA).
Live animals, meat, ivory, wood seized in trafficking stings – Global crackdown backed by Interpol.
Killing dogs for meat illegal, rules South Korean court
Many wildlife-vehicle collisions preventable
Madagascar: Yet another anti-trafficking activist convicted
Just months after vets saved his life, bile farm survivor finally succumbs to lifetime of injuries
New Study Finds Sharks in Tropical Coral Reefs Are Disappearing Due to Human Activity
Plans for a refuge for pangolins in peril in SA
Malawi: KIA’s Fight Against Wildlife Crime – Kamuzu International Airport (KIA).
East Africa: Rhino Horn From Beira Seized in Hong Kong – Rhino horn moved from Mozambican city of Beira via Johannesburg and Doha.
South Africa: Rhino horn slips past security‚ uncovered in Hong Kong
Addo Dispatch: Where Female Elephants Without Tusks Roam — and Poachers Stay Away
In bid to stamp out poaching of sea cucumbers, Japan to create unique catch certificate system
More ivory poaching arrests by Akashinga in Zimbabwe – International Anti-Poaching Foundation.
Alleged rhino poaching kingpin “Mr Big” arrested in Hawks Police raid – Petros Sydney Mabuza.
Vietnam: Nearly 340kg of pangolins seized in Thanh Hoa
Thailand: Toro – Another poor victim of the Illegal Wildlife Pet Trade – WFFT Wildlife Rescue Centre.
Southeast Asia: Facebook video shows orangutan defending forest against bulldozer
South Africa: Poaching Kingpin and Wife Arrested by Directorate of Priority Crimes Investigation (HAWKS)
Update: After Violence, Congo’s Virunga National Park Closes for the Year
Six illegal wildlife traders arrested in Bago, Ayeyarwady, Mandalay
Hunting, fishing causing dramatic decline in Amazon river dolphins
‘Back to the Wild’ – Thailand Hosts Workshop to Improve Survival Rates of Confiscated Pangolins
Vietnam: More Asian black bears in captivity in Lam Dong released
Vietnam: Two more bears sent to rescue centre
Malawi: Experts Differ On Levels of Poaching in the Country
Poachers blamed in second Sumatran elephant death this year
Parties agree to re-engineer Lusaka Agreement and commit to enhance enforcement operations
Vietnam: 150kg dolphin found dead in Phu Quoc
Zambia Authorizes Killing Thousands of Hippos – Registered hunters, others.
Zambia Denies Authorising Culling of 2 000 Hippos
Vietnam: Owner gives up captive bears to sanctuary
South Africa: Outrage After Kruger Lion Baited and Shot By Trophy Hunter in Neighbouring Reserve
Kenya’s Uhuru Kenyatta seeks action against illegal fishing in African waters
Namibia: Conservation and tourism thrive together
Vietnam makes progress in wildlife protection
Malaysia seizes over 680 wildlife and parts in operation against wildlife cybercrime
China joins Tanzania and Malawi in efforts to curb illegal wildlife trade
Southeast Asia’s appetite for pet otters supplied online
Kenya Arrests 109 Tanzanians for Illegal Fishing
South Africa: Minister Edna Molewa Welcomes Arrest of Alleged Rhino Poachers (alternate link)
South Africa: Supply Chain of Horn From Kruger Park Disrupted – Investigators (alternate link) – Traffickers: Mandla Patrick Mashele and Kelvin Hahlane Malapane.
Vietnam: Man sentenced for smuggling 7,000 dead sea turtles
Vietnam, Italy cooperate in environmental protection – Signing of Memorandum of Understanding.
Field Museum honors Peruvian organization for its conservation work with indigenous groups
Dog cruelty targeted as pop-up think-tank unites charities and government agencies across China
East Africa’s mountain gorilla population now numbers more than 1,000
China to Shut Down 22 Domestic Ivory Carving Factories, 88 Outlets (alternate link)
South Africa: Hawks nab alleged Gauteng rhino poaching kingpins – Traffickers: Mandla Patrick Mashele and Kelvin Hahlane Malapane.
Violence shuts Africa’s Virunga gorilla park till 2019
Owner of South African hunting company indicted by US prosecutors over illegal elephant hunt
Lao PDR Prime Ministerial Order raises hope for clean-up of country’s illegal wildlife trade hubs
Peruvian Conservationist Suffers Assassination Attempt
2 years on, still no punishment for the Tiger Temple Criminals!!!
Long Rainy Season Giraffe Surveys – 8th year of study.
Thailand: Successful Monkey Rescue and Release
This tiny camera aims to catch poachers — before they kill
Namibia: Officers Get Training in Fighting Wildlife Crimes
Nigeria: Firms Partner to Promote Environmental Awareness
Ethiopia: There Is a Call for Combating Wildlife Trafficking, Illegal Hunting
Vietnam: Buyer of legally protected turtles to be sentenced to two to seven years in prison
Vietnam commits to fighting illegal wildlife trade
Clean Up Namibia Campaign
Namibia: Local High School Volunteers at CCF
Madagascar court upholds sentence for environmental activist
Biodiversity: What is it and why is it so important?
Indonesia targets illegal fishing vessel owners under new bill
TripAdvisor removes listing for tour offering endangered species as dinner
Wildlife Crime Workshop Organised At The WSOS Elephant Center
It’s Official: All Canadian Turtles at Some Level of Risk.
Digital Fingerprints Lead Modern Day Sleuths to Traffickers
Geneticists: It’s time to mix the Sumatran rhino subspecies
Traditional medicine students and lecturers work to discourage prescription of illegal wildlife products
Mining, erosion threaten Indian rhino haven
Vietnam: Protecting forests by purging forest ranger staff, converting illegal loggers
Black Spotted Turtles no match for fast and furious illegal trade
Survivor of Vietnam’s most brutal bear bile farm reminds us every life is worth fighting for
Central Africa: Kony Kills 100 Elephants Yearly
Uganda: Kony Surviving On Ivory Deals With Arabs – Captive
Rangers face a ‘toxic mix’ of mental strain and lack of support
Hunters are wiping out hornbills in Ghana’s forests – Bushmeat hunters and poachers.
Highlighting the Plight of the Pangolin
Chinese Government permitting commercial trade in the bones of threatened leopards
In unsuspecting Indian villages, the international rhino horn trade takes a toll
African vultures under the gun as lead ammunition takes a toll
Sea turtle smuggler faces 2-7 years in prison
Reptiles and amphibians endemic to Japan’s Nansei Islands threatened by pet trade
New study calls for enforcement co-operation to stem Red Panda trade in China
Venezuela’s hungry hunt wildlife, zoo animals, as economic crisis grows
Online network seeks to boost international collaboration against wildlife trafficking in Central Africa
Documenting the African elephant’s ‘last stand’: Q&A with filmmaker Cyril Christo
Tiny marsupials that practice ‘suicidal’ mating declared endangered – Habitat loss, predation by domestic animals.
Saving Species project launched in Viet Nam
East Africa: Director’s Note: 2017 Year in Review
Report unmasks indiscriminate killer of elephants: poaching not for ivory, but for skin
Virunga National Park Ranger, Rachel Masika Baraka, killed in action
Authorities work to end illegal wildlife trading
Ravenous rescued bears’ appetite for life sees them eat up to 5.5 metric tonnes a week
Wildlife Kingpin Goes to Prison (Thai language version) – Vietnamese-Thai national Boonchai Bach.
Earthquake monitors could be used to detect elephant poachers
Big Life Launches Amboseli Conservation Academy
Pangolins on the brink as Africa-China trafficking persists unabated
Amur Leopard Population Triples–to 103
Vaquita: EAL’s Director puts heat on the Mexican government and Chinese traffickers, live on TV
Another 3.3 tonnes of pangolin scales seized in HCM City
Over 10,000 endangered tortoises are rescued in Madagascar
Mozambique: Govt Plants to Invest $100 Million in Anti-Poaching Strategy (alternate link)
Poachers shoot dead three rhinos inside Kenyan sanctuary
Central province to launch urgent protection of endangered langurs
Sending a message about rhino conservation in Nepal
The ongoing trade threatening tigers, pangolins, songbirds and sharks revealed in latest TRAFFIC Bulletin
Thai tycoon denies poaching protected wildlife, pleads not guilty – Premchai Karnasuta, President of Italian-Thai Development Pcl.
‘Lion slaughterhouse’ shows the terrible reality of South Africa’s lion skeleton trade
More than 800 totoaba swim bladders confiscated by Mexican authorities in smuggling busts
4 arrests for poaching in Zimbabwe and the BBC was there to cover the action! – IAPF’s Akashinga unit.
Opinion: Poisoning of Ugandan Lions Highlights Africa’s Rural Poverty Crisis
The Ivory Trade Is Even More Deadly than Most Folks Realize
The Bloody Toll of Congo’s Elephant Wars
Vietnam: Ho Chi Minh City Seizes 3.8 Tonnes of Pangolin Scales – Nearly 3,800kg shipped from Congo through Singapore.
The men who love and take care of elephants in the Central Highlands
Two newborn Javan rhinos spotted on camera in Indonesian park
Signoff on rhino sperm transfer between Indonesia, Malaysia expected mid-May: Official
Twiga Tracker – Using modern technology to save giraffe and their habitat
Study calls for scrutiny of bear farms in Lao PDR
Former First Lady of Zimbabwe investigated regarding poaching allegations
Vietnam: Illegal shrimp hatcheries cause environmental damage
Indonesia’s crackdown on illegal fishing is paying off, study finds
Poachers versus Poop – DNA evidence may help save elephants.
First increase in Mekong River Irrawaddy dolphins in 20 years
First tigers, now leopards taking the hit from Chinese demand for ‘health tonics’
Chinese court issues a five-year jail term for selling tiger bone wine
Half a ton of pangolin scales seized on the way to Asia from Benin
Forestry officers trained in effective prosecution and conviction of wildlife crimes
Poaching numbers down in Namibia thanks to dedicated ranger teams
South Africa: ‘Problem’ lion shot in Hoedspruit
Using cute animals in pop culture makes public think they’re not endangered – study
Looming Ivory Ban Will Create a Mountain of Unsellable Antiques – UK.
Zimbabwe: Illicit Ivory Trade Earns Man 9-Year Term (alternate link)
Is Côte D’Ivoire Becoming a Wildlife Trafficking Hotspot?
NGOs acquire land in Brazil to create wildlife corridor
Dolphin Day: Playful, social and intelligent – but at risk of extinction
Russia: The world’s rarest big cat grows in number – Snow leopard.
CAR: We Rescued Three Chimpanzees from War (Annie, Aimi and Commando) and moved 3 others – Elephant Action League.
South Korea bans importation of “The Cove” dolphins
South Africa: Kruger’s Contested Borderlands – Poaching, community relocation, and illegal land grabs.
New Report Helps Uganda Take Aim at Wildlife Trafficking
Wildlife trade detective Samuel Wasser receives prestigious Albert Schweitzer Medal
Activists fear for environmental protection under Indonesia’s revised Criminal Code
Animal trainers are teaching wildlife to conserve themselves – Dolphins, chimpanzees, others.
Race for Mexico’s ‘cocaine of the sea’ pushes two species toward extinction – Totoaba swim bladders.
Congo-Kinshasa: Virunga Park Rangers in DRC Killed in Ambush
DR Congo: In Memoriam: Deadliest Attack on Virunga Staff in Park’s Recent History Brings Total Ranger Deaths to 175
DR Congo: Six killed in attack on Virunga National Park
Six staff killed in deadliest attack at Congo’s Virunga National Park
Indonesian conservation bill is weak on wildlife crime, critics say
Zimbabwe: Police Tighten Noose On Grace Mugabe (alternate link)
‘We know we may be killed’: the rangers risking their lives for Virunga’s gorillas
Private sector in Japan shows Government the right way forward over ivory sales
Zimbabwe: CITES Lauds Zim for Reducing Poaching (alternate link) – Note: Elephant population figures in this article are factually incorrect.
India: Bollywood star Salman Khan guilty of killing rare antelopes
Kaziranga’s rhino census finds the population is growing, but more slowly than expected
Minister Edna Molewa: Opening of the 4th Multi-Lateral Meeting of the Defence and Security Chiefs on Anti-Poaching
Tanzania: Kigwangalla Steps Up Fight Against Poachers, Smugglers
Endangered Elongated Tortoises Saved
Wildlife sniffer dog training begins in Gwalior, TRAFFIC recruits another 12 dogs
Private sector in Japan shows Government the right way forward over ivory sales
Taiwan announces move to close its domestic ivory market by 2020
Unprecedented Collaring Effort Aims to Protect Tanzania’s Threatened Elephants
Calls for change in handling abuse allegations at top conservation group – Conservation International.
UK Government steps up with a comprehensive ban on ivory trade
South Africa: Minister of Environmental Affairs welcomes rhino poaching and ivory smuggling successes
Vietnam: Wild animal-meat market busy during lunar new year season
UK to tighten laws on ‘abhorrent’ ivory trade
DR Congo: Virunga National Park Ranger Killed in Action
Royal Visit to Malawi Focuses on Wildlife Crime
March 2018 2018
Divers Risk Drowning and Sharks to Poach Abalone Worth $200 a Pound
ASEAN Lawmakers Join NGO to Target Human Traffickers – Freeland works to combat wildlife trafficking and human trafficking.
Zimbabwe: 3 rangers drown in Lower Zambezi (alternate link)
Indonesian graftbusters put a price tag on environmental crime
Range countries to lead new estimate of global snow leopard population as downgraded threat status remains controversial
‘IUCN Green List of species’: A new way to measure conservation success
Local conservancies create new hope for wildlife in Kenya’s Maasai Mara (commentary)
In Jakarta, wildlife monitors find a hotspot for the illegal tortoise trade
China-based internet alliance trained on combating wildlife cybercrime
No Cellphone Reception? That’s Good News for Jaguars
Grace Mugabe Linked to Alleged Ivory Smuggling in Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe’s former First Lady Grace Mugabe investigated for ivory smuggling
South Africa: ‘R1m bribe’ for Zuma exposes crisis levels of abalone poaching – DA
Why Nigeria, Cameroon must collaborate on wildlife protection
Jakarta’s flourishing trade in threatened turtles and tortoises under the spotlight again
Elephant Stuck in Sewage Pit of ‘Illegal’ Resort Dies
Furs for life: a leopard saved
WFFT Rescue Team saves one more victim of human abuse & Illegal Wildlife Pet trade!
Paradigm Shift As African Countries Throw Their Weight Behind Ivory Ban
One step closer towards saving a magnificent species from the brink of extinction
Smart work by Save the Rhino Trust
Six Orphaned Asian Elephant Calves, Hand-raised at CWRC, Moved to Manas National Park for Rehabilitation
Over $720 million in profit from tourism in Peru’s protected natural areas
More than 40 percent of Madagascar’s freshwater life sliding toward extinction, IUCN finds
HRH Duke of Gloucester Highlights Malawi’s Efforts to Fight Wildlife Crime
Zimbabwe: Grace Mugabe ‘used state-owned ivory as gifts for Asian first ladies’: report
Brazilian lawmakers funded by donors guilty of environmental crimes: report
Wildlife trafficker gets 13 months in prison
Leopards could reduce rabies by controlling stray dog numbers in India, study finds
Kenya: World’s Last Male Northern White Rhino Dead
Wildlife trafficking: the animal market in Laos
RIP Sudan, the Last Male Northern White Rhino
Indonesia launches bid to restore national park that’s home to tigers, elephants
Environmental protection tax opposed by some economists
The Turtle Extinction Crisis
The story of little Mussa – Chimpanzee rescued from bushmeat poachers.
Shutting down EU ivory trade is a ‘personal priority’ for Boris Johnson
African leaders call on EU to shut ivory trade
Madagascar: Conservation official arrested for killing 11 endangered lemurs
Europeans are major smugglers of Southern African reptiles – (Full report)
Wildlife forensics: a new weapon for Southern African countries to help bring poachers to book
Legal Eastern Markets Are Gutting Africa’s Wildlife – Traffic
Philippine bird trade targets Indonesian species
Local authorities and communities celebrate success of wild plant collection initiative
Conservationists rush to save Bolivian turtles threatened by egg trafficking
Indonesia races to catch tiger alive as villagers threaten to ‘kill the beast’
Activists eye bigger roles for local officials, businesses in Indonesia’s orangutan protection plan
Two dozen Latin American countries sign agreement to protect environmental defenders
The Surprising Ways Tigers Benefit Farmers and Livestock Owners
Bushmeat hunting threatens hornbills and raptors in Cameroon’s forests, study finds
Association between hunting and elevated blood lead levels in the critically endangered African white-backed vulture (Gyps africanus)
In blood-sucking leeches, scientists find a genetic snapshot of local wildlife
Wildlife trafficking: how are tigers transported to Vietnam?
Malaysia busts second elephant poaching gang in just over a year
Tracking Black Rhino on Foot in Community-Owned Sera Rhino Sanctuary, Northern Kenya
Legalised totoaba fish trade could be the final nail in the vaquita’s coffin
West African states join elephant protection project
Jaguar numbers rising at field sites, WCS says
Zambia Deploys Drones to Fight Poachers
Wildlife trafficking: The ring that provides tigers soaked in alcohol
#InternationalWomensDay: Three inspirational women fighting back against the cruelty of bear bile farming
Leading Tech Companies Unite to Stop Wildlife Traffickers
Only 12 vaquita porpoises remain, watchdog group reports
How Tibetan Buddhism and conservation efforts helped Eurasian otters thrive in a city of 200,000 people (commentary)
Bornean bearded pigs seen adapting to oil palm habitats, study finds
Villagers cite self-defense in tiger killing, but missing body parts point to the illegal wildlife trade
Ecotourism payments for more wildlife sightings linked to conservation benefits in Laos
Ground-breaking study highlights scale of Africa-Asia wildlife trade
Call for Thai Government to revoke zoo licence for business behind notorious Tiger Temple
South Africa: Want to buy some rhino horn? Log in here, DNA required
Herbalist fights to save last of the elephants
Indonesia: Tiger Brutally Killed in North Sumatra, Hung from Ceiling
Wildlife: 6 Big Cats Under Serious Threat of Extinction
Penguin mega-colony discovered using satellites and drones, raising scientists’ hopes
Namibia: Poachers Kill Elephant in Kavango West
Mozambique: Over 100 Vultures Poisoned in Moamba
Out in the cold – The ongoing threat of snow leopard trade
Building trust between government and charities to find old dogs new homes
Vietnam: Leopards suspected of attacking goats in Quang Tri
ROUTES Partnership and Kenya Airways train transport staff to help curb wildlife trafficking
Vietnam: Wildlife trafficking world – Demand for animal bone glue
ROUTES Partnership and Kenya Airways train transport staff to help curb wildlife trafficking
Coexistence with Lions: the Climate Change Factor
Five-year sentences for elephant poachers in Republic of Congo
New study: Radar reveals bats are a bellwether of climate change
Implementing SMART to conserve big cats globally
New Paper on Effectiveness of Community Conservation
New Study Shows Over a Third of Protected Areas Surveyed are Severely at Risk of Losing Tigers
African Parks to manage gorges, rock art and crocodiles of Chad’s Ennedi
Cambodia’s banteng-eating leopards edge closer to extinction, new study finds
Sixteen monkeys rescued by female Buddhist monk receive enormous new homes so they can all live like one big family
The largest vault of wildlife skulls and horns in Hanoi
Seven butchered rhinos discovered at KZN game reserve
LAM and USAID ROUTES To Help Curb Wildlife Trafficking in Mozambique
Regulation of Species is Great News for Malawi’s Wildlife
Yachak Organic fights poaching in west Africa, announces official beverage sponsorship of the Mali Elephant Project
Spreading Leopard Awareness Across Maharashtra
Myanmar, Conservationists Collaborating to Save Wild Elephants
Conservationist, imprisoned for spying, dies in Iranian prison – Professor Kavous Seyed Emami.
Volunteering on the front lines of rhino conservation (commentary)
Kenya poaching stats out
Orphaned female elephant social bonds reflect lack of access to mature adults
South Africa: Mobile trailers a significant boost in efforts to investigate remote wildlife crimes
CITES Ignores Illegal Import of Wild Elephants by China
Anti-Poaching Success in Mali – One year without losing an elephant for Mali Elephant Project.
Four Indonesian farmers charged in killing of orangutan that was shot 130 times
Queen conch dying out in the Bahamas despite marine parks
UK Troops Join Malawi Anti-Poaching Fight
Nearly 6,000 pangolins in illegal wildlife trade in India since 2009
World Pangolin Day – time to take illegal trade in the world’s most trafficked mammal seriously
World Pangolin Day: natural recyclers, keepers of the soil – and the world’s most trafficked animal
USAID Unveils Field Guide to Combat Pangolin Trafficking
Tanzania: Mass Poisoning Incident Leaves Lions, Vultures Dead Near Ruaha
Drones enable fast, accurate wildlife counts, study shows
Duterte orders navy to fire on foreign poachers in Philippine waters
Illegal ‘white gold,’ South Africa’s abalone, pouring into Hong Kong: TRAFFIC
Critically Endangered Sunda Pangolins finally receives the highest protection it deserves
Chinese enforcement agencies enhance their shark fin identification skills
Indonesian police bust Chinese nationals with 200 kg of turtle shells
India: Leopard Skin Seized In Ballabhgarh In A Joint Operation With The Haryana Forest Dept. & Police – Wildlife SOS.
Thai seizure of a dozen captive tigers resurrects farming threat
Poached Abalone from South Africa is Flowing into Hong Kong Markets
Japanese ivory trader arrested on suspicion of smuggling ivory to China
A tale of two otters: settling in Singapore, suffering in China
Robbery or retribution? Police investigate death of prominent conservationist in Kenya – Esmond Bradley Martin.
After a dozen years of cruelty rescued bears discover the joy of friendship
India: On February 4th 2018 rangers of the Department of National Parks and Wildlife received intelligence that a group of poachers were active – WFFT.
Hong Kong Bans Trade in Elephant Ivory by 2022
TRAFFIC mourns Esmond Bradley Martin: a leader in global conservation
Esmond Bradley Martin: Ivory investigator killed in Kenya
Elephant and rhino trade investigator is killed in Kenya – Esmond Bradley Martin
Leading Ivory Trade Investigator Killed in Kenya – Esmond Bradley Martin
Who Is Esmond Bradley-Martin? Leading Ivory Investigator Killed In Kenya
Indonesian rubber farmers charged in gruesome killing of Bornean orangutan
Almost four environmental defenders a week killed in 2017
In pursuit of the tortoise smugglers
Moving in the Anthropocene: Global reductions in terrestrial mammalian movements
Behind the scenes at the sanctuary ending bear bile farming in Vietnam
Malawi’s Wildlife Crime Justice Programme Produces Record Results
Hong Kong votes to ban ivory trade by 2021
Cambodia: Three rangers killed on duty by armed forces
More murders: Conservationists allegedly killed by soldiers in Cambodia
New study suggests Borneo’s had elephants for thousands of years
Asia: Hunter camp dismantled – Chhay Areng Patrol Station
Blacklisted! An end in sight to Laos’ Sin City illegal wildlife supermarket?
Hong Kong Closes Loophole in Ivory Ban, Outlawing All Sales
Hong Kong Bans Ivory Trade in ‘Historic’ Vote
Hong Kong votes to impose domestic ivory ban by 2021
New study combats consumption of illegal wildlife products in Viet Nam
Philippine Pangolins lost in the big city
Chinese high schools to offer official animal welfare module for the first time ever
Bear and tiger parts seizure exposes the dangerous myth of captive breeding for trade
Suspected captive-bred tiger trade kingpin to go on trial in Vietnam
Can Sri Lanka’s elephants and humans learn to live together? – in pictures
Elephant tusks and pangolin scales seized, six suspects arrested in Ivory Coast
Tanzania: Kigwangalla Orders Arrest of “Poaching Kingpins” – Natural Resources and Tourism Minister Hamis Kigwangalla.
Boonchai Bach Arrest: Update. – Released on bail after appeal.
South Africa: MEC Sihle Zikalala Commends Hefty Sentences Meted Out to Rhino Poachers
Tanzania to auction 3 tons of hippo teeth, despite criticism
Tanzania: Natural Resources and Tourism Minister Hamis Kigwangalla Orders Arrest of “Poaching Kingpins”
Tanzania: Poaching Syndicate Exposed
Elephants Are Very Scared of Bees. That Could Save Their Lives.
Ivory Coast seizes huge haul of elephant tusks and pangolin scales
South Africa: Rhino Poaching – Incidents Decrease but Officials’ Involvement Hampers Progress
Dead tigers turn a spotlight on Laos’ tiger farms – and the urgent need to close them
South Africa: Minister Edna Molewa highlights progress on the implementation of the integrated strategic management of rhinoceros
Ivory poachers driving rare bird to extinction
Cambodia: The Last Hope for Iconic Wildlife at the Brink?
Rhino poaching decreases in South Africa
Namibia: Elephants Destroy Houses, Borehole
Safer in their skins: Booming demand for cruelty-free fashion helps animals
Rhino poaching in South Africa dipped slightly last year, but ‘crisis continues unabated,’ conservationists say
No more elephants? Poaching crisis takes its toll in the Central African Republic
Indonesia hints rhino sperm transfer to Malaysia may finally happen this year
South Africa: Pangolin found in man’s backpack
222 Bird Species Worldwide Are Now Critically Endangered
Malawi: Extinction of Large Animal Species Worries Department of Parks
Crowdsourcing the fight against poaching, with the help of remote cameras
Thai police bust leading wildlife trafficker – Boonchai Bach.
Wild Sri Lankan elephants retreat from the sound of disturbed Asian honey bees.
Thai police arrest notorious wildlife trafficking suspect
Wildlife crime kingpin of the Bach syndicate finally arrested in Thailand – Boonchai Bach.
“Untouchable” Wildlife Kingpin Arrested: Thai police nab notorious trafficker hunted for over a decade – Boonchai Bach.
To Counter Wildlife Trafficking, Local Enforcement, Not En-Route Interdiction, Is Key (commentary)
Facebook being used for illegal reptile trade in the Philippines
Botswana: Police Link Elephants Attacks to Poaching
Facebook dominates as the main market place for illegal live reptile trade in the Philippines
Songbirds sunk—almost 300 birds drowned by smugglers in dramatic confiscation
Gabon Says It Busted a Major Ivory Smuggling Network
Hundreds of animal traps, 2 motorbikes confiscated for rose wood transportation
A time bomb for the saiga? Bad news Central Asia’s beleaguered antelope
Why Did Two-Thirds of These Weird Antelope Suddenly Drop Dead?
Hong Kong Government Adviser Resigns Over Illegal Ivory Links
Orangutan found tortured and decapitated prompts Indonesia probe
Kenya: Seven Elephants Killed in Kajiado As Human-Wildlife Conflict Rages
Kenya: 7 Elephants Killed As Human-Wildlife Conflict Rages
Thailand: Highly Wanted Wildlife Trafficker Arrested Thanks to EAL’s Investigative Work
South Africa: Seven Suspects Arrested for Dealing and Possession of Rhino Horns
Poachers blamed as body of Sumatran elephant, missing tusks, found in protected forest
Wars kill wildlife in Africa’s protected areas, study finds
Wildlife Detectives Pursue the Case of Dwindling Elephants in Indonesia
Busy end of year for transport sector initiatives to curb wildlife crime
Indonesian ex-soldier among three jailed for illegal trade in Sumatran rhino, tiger parts
To Fight Illegal Fishing, Authorities Tighten Many Nets at Once
Six horrific ways bile is extracted from bears for traditional medicine
Namibia: Five Suspected Poachers Denied Bail
Liberia: Elephants Go On ‘Rampage’ in Nimba
Kenya Runs Out of Wildlife Space
Wildlife DNA forensic scientists are foiling poachers
BBC considers whether to stop showing ivory on Antiques Roadshow
In Africa, Geneticists Are Hunting Poachers
Rhinoceros DNA database successful in aiding poaching prosecutions
Zimbabwe: Seven Suspected Poachers Thrown Into Remand Prison
Namibia: Five Suspected Poachers Arrested in Zambezi
Pressure grows for UK to bring in blanket ban on ivory trade
South Africa: Limpopo Police Arrest Alleged Poachers From Gauteng
Rwanda: As We Applaud China’s Ivory Ban, Let Us Visit Mutware the Elephant
Namibia: Ivory Ban Will Boost Illegal Trade – Shifeta
Zimbabwe: Elephant Tusk Lands Man in Trouble
Turtles Released, Motorbike Confiscated After Poacher Deterred by GPDS rangers.
China’s Ivory Trade Ban Offers Hope for Future of African Elephants
Ethiopia: Illegal poaching on the decline: Authority
Wildlife sniffer dog helps apprehend poacher just a week after deployment
China’s domestic ivory ban is grounds for cautious optimism over future of elephants
Rhino poaching – Synopsis of the rhino poaching traffickers.
Militias turn their guns on wildlife in central Africa
Militias turn their guns on wildlife in central Africa – CAR and DRC
Rhino horn seizure taps into Southeast Asian trafficking ring
Elephant calves exported from Zimbabwe as China bans ivory trade
China closes ivory trade
EU invests $20 million to fight poaching, trafficking
US sanctions two over ivory trade with LRA
South Africa: Two nabbed after poisoning, killing and cutting up white lion