The crisis facing the African elephant cannot be effectively tackled without taking steps to address one of the key drivers of demand: the existence of domestic legal ivory markets.
Almost two million Americans stated their opposition to the Trump administration’s proposal, which would remove existing protections for gray wolves everywhere in the lower 48 states except Arizona and New Mexico.
Botswana has a growing population of humans and cattle, not elephants. Outside protected areas, desertification caused by cattle over-grazing too often gets ignored. Hunting will not solve this problem; appropriate land use planning will.
It’s time to end cage farming in Europe. This new initiative is fighting for an EU-wide ban on farrowing crates for mother sows, single-calf hutches and cages for egg-laying hens, farmed rabbits and other animals.
Greek animal protection PFPO reports back from their time at the event, where they were able to exchange views with other attendees and spread the word about animal issues in Greece.
The five governments that form part the enormous Kavango-Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area (KAZA) are failing to protect wildlife and the livelihoods of rural communities. Widespread poaching, logging, fencing, over-population and poor cross border co-operation are driving more people to poverty and causing wildlife to disappear.
South Africa’s Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries is determined to set yet another export quota for lion bones. This flies in the face of several ongoing processes aimed at curbing the controversial industry, including litigation challenging the quota.
With the biodiversity crisis quite possibly surpassing climate change as the greatest threat to humanity, we explore why many do not seem to realize the urgency, and reveal why this year is the crucial time for a plan ‘B’.
An investigation by the Campaign to Ban Trophy Hunting reveals how the trophy hunting industry set up a conservation group as a front to persuade relevant authorities to allow hunting of threatened wildlife.
Dwindling salmon populations are threatening the Southern Resident orcas with starvation and extinction. Instead of encouraging humans to stop overfishing salmon or breaching the dams that restrict the fish’s movement, some are calling for the killing of seals and sea lions.
The recent lifting of Botswana’s elephant hunting ban was made possible, in part, by myths about elephants and the impacts of hunting. Those lies are exposed here.
Azerbaijan’s animal activist community has issued a statement pleading with the international community to help them put an end to the mass abuse and killing of stray dogs. Despite being illegal, the violence is carried out by authorities such as police and shelter employees.