A boom in demand for otters as pets in Japan has been linked to rising numbers of “otter cafés,” high-profile television programs featuring otters and celebrities, and the popularity of otter pet “superstars” on social media platforms.
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The fourth conference on Illegal Wildlife Trade (IWT) in London this week has seen high-level participation from governments, NGOs, and the private sector, focusing the attention of the international community on commitments to tackle IWT as a form of serious organised crime.
Every year from September to March in a small town in Japan, wild dolphins are slaughtered for their meat. Help Action For Dolphins put an end to the hunt by signing their petition to Governor Nisaka!
In the wake of two recent untimely orca deaths among the already-endangered Southern Resident Killer Whales, Lifeforce offers six ways to help protect the remaining orcas from the many anthropogenic threats they face today.
Friends of the Earth Malaysia calls for improvements in how Malaysia’s authorities respond to wildlife crimes. Malaysia is one of the top ten smuggling hubs in its region, and several factors converge to enable the illegal wildlife trade to continue to thrive in the country.
With another orca presumed dead, Canada must protect orcas and stop Trans Mountain pipeline expansion
“The world has lost another endangered orca in the space of one month. This is now a matter of taking responsibility to protect an endangered species, by restoring their food source and protecting where they feed by not allowing increased tar sands tanker traffic through their habitat.”
After spending more than three decades slaughtering whales in defiance of an international moratorium on commercial whaling, Japan is proposing a package of measures at an International Whaling Commission (IWC) meeting next month that would effectively lift the global ban on for-profit whaling.
Crocodiles are subjected to abhorrent treatment by mobs, whose only intention is to annihilate the creatures out of severe hatred. This appalling and immoral behavior is nothing but a violent slaughter, motivated by the pursuit of glory and revenge.
Over the course of his decades-long commitment to animal activism, Davies founded the IFAW, PAL, and NFA. The odds of one person building three globally influential organizations in one lifetime is almost zero—but it happened anyway.
There has been increased attention in recent years to small cetacean hunts in specific regions, such as dolphin hunts in Taiji, Japan, made famous by the 2009 documentary The Cove. However, the often-held assumption that small cetacean hunts are rare or only occur in a few regions is unfortunately far from correct.
Read AfA Coalition’s letter to Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan, calling for an end to animal performances at Ancol Dreamworld.
Two new foreign predatory fish have been discovered in Malaysian waters. Shifting fish species around, whether for commercial fishing stock or the aquarium trade, creates the potential for ecological disasters.