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  • WWF Joins New Conservation Collaboration Led By Prince William

    September 12, 2013

    WWF is pleased to be part of a new high-powered collaboration to address some of the greatest conservation issues facing our planet.

    prince william
  • WWF's Matt Lewis on Patrol With Wildlife Rangers in Cameroon

    September 10, 2013

    Being on patrol with rangers is an intense experience. The high risk that rangers take on patrol creates a cocktail of anxiety, terror and a sort of exhilaration.

    matt lewis naroibi
  • China Customs Authority's Wildlife Detector Dog Team is Ready for Action

    September 10, 2013

    Three fully trained Labrador retrievers are set to sniff out illegal wildlife parts and products in China's Yunnan Province.

  • WWF President and CEO Appointed to President Obama’s Advisory Council on Wildlife Trafficking

    September 09, 2013

    WWF President and CEO Carter Roberts was appointed by President Obama to the Advisory Council on Wildlife Trafficking.

    Carter testifies before Senate
  • Despite Danger, Cameroonian Ranger Asseme Still Dedicated to Her Calling

    August 21, 2013

    Cameroonian Ranger Sidonie Asseme uses informants to track poachers and works with local law enforcement to apprehend them.

    ranger sidonie asseme
  • Elephant Ivory Disguised as Chocolate

    August 09, 2013

    Custom officials in Macao, China grew suspicious when they saw 15 boxes of unusually heavy chocolate in a set of luggage. After soaking in warm water, the chocolate melted away to reveal 583 elephant tusks.

  • Nepali Ranger Strives for Another Year of Zero Poaching

    August 07, 2013

    Since the beginning of his career, Maharjan has always worked to stop wildlife crime. Today, he organizes anti-poaching surveillance missions using intelligence gathered from a wide network of local informants.

    ranger with rhino calves
  • Obama's Lifeline to Africa's Park Rangers

    July 15, 2013

    There are few jobs more dangerous than those of park rangers protecting wildlife in Africa. President Obama announced major new steps to help stem the illegal wildlife trade.

    Ranger in tall grass
  • Obama Pledges Support to Stop Wildlife Crime in Africa

    July 01, 2013

    President Barack Obama pledged to deliver support to African countries reeling under the onslaught of wildlife crime.

    Elephant under a rainbow
  • Orphaned Rhino Calf Flourishing in a New Enclosure in India

    June 20, 2013

    A 2-month-old orphaned rhino calf rescued by conservationists in April is thriving in a new enclosure in Manas National Park in India.

    Rhino calf in enclosure
  • Prince Charles Calls for Action to End Wildlife Crime

    May 21, 2013

    Prince Charles, who is also president of WWF-UK, and the U.K. government are prioritizing wildlife crime as an issue at the highest political levels.

    Prince Charles
  • Prison and Hefty Fines for Rhino Horn Traffickers

    May 16, 2013

    As record numbers of rhinos are slaughtered for their horns, there is good news that poachers will be punished for their crimes. In the U.S., two businessmen will now serve time in prison and pay hefty fines for rhino horn trafficking.

    Items, including rhino horn, confiscated from wildlife criminals
  • Poachers Storm 'Village of Elephants'

    May 07, 2013

    Taking advantage of the ongoing political instability in Central African Republic, poachers massacre dozens of elephants.

    Line of elephants walking
  • Orphan rhino struggles to survive after poachers kill mother

    April 05, 2013

    An Indian rhino calf that lost its mother to poachers earlier this week is clinging to life with the help of conservationists, according to WWF staff assisting with its care. A team of frontline staff located the dehydrated and traumatized calf and brought the newborn to a safe location for urgent veterinary care.

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  • Tigers Reduced to Skin and Bones for Wildlife Crime

    March 07, 2013

    The skin, bones, teeth, claws and skulls of more than 1,400 tigers were confiscated between 2000 and 2012, according to a new report. With wild tiger numbers at an all-time low, the report stresses the crisis of wildlife crime.

    smuggled tigers
  • Thai prime minister announces end to ivory trade

    March 03, 2013

    Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra pledged to start a legislative process to end ivory trade in Thailand, seizing a key opportunity to stem global wildlife trafficking at the opening of the Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species of Fauna and Flora (CITES) in Bangkok.

    Thai prime minister announces ivory ban
  • WWF Submits Half a Million Petition Signatures for Thai Ivory Ban

    February 27, 2013

    WWF handed over a global petition with more than half a million initial signatures from around the world demanding an end to Thailand's ivory trade. The petition was delivered personally to Prime Minister Shinawatra today in Bangkok.

  • Thai Ivory Ban Needed to Help Save Elephants

    January 15, 2013

    WWF has launched a global petition asking Thai Prime Minister to ban all ivory trade in Thailand in order to curb the illegal killing of African elephants. Thailand is the biggest unregulated ivory market in the world and a top driver of poaching and illegal trade.

  • Wildlife Crime a Threat to Regional Security

    December 12, 2012

    A new report on the crisis of illegal wildlife trafficking details its unprecedented scale and global implications. Current global efforts to fight illegal wildlife trade are failing because wildlife crime is seen as an environmental problem first and then a criminal issue. At the same time, organized crime syndicates and rebel groups involved with wildlife crimes are increasing. Profits from wildlife trafficking could be used to purchase weapons, finance civil conflicts and underwrite terrorist-related activities.

  • Secretary of State Clinton Calls for End to Illegal Wildlife Trafficking

    November 08, 2012

    WWF’s campaign to stop wildlife crime gained a powerful champion—U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. On November 8, the U.S. State Department held an unprecedented event on illegal wildlife trafficking and conservation. In her remarks, Secretary Clinton called for an end to illicit wildlife trafficking, which she emphasized as a major foreign policy and security issue.

    U.S. Department of State / Michael
  • Hope for an End to Wildlife Crime

    November 07, 2012

    Crawford Allan, Regional Director, TRAFFIC North America, has translated his passion for the natural world into a long and fulfilling career. While he has seen the impact of illegal killing of rare species first hand and uncovered illicit wildlife trade in blackmarkets in dozens of countries, he remains hopeful.

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  • Hong Kong Ivory Bust Underscores Global Scale of Wildlife Crime

    October 23, 2012

    A major ivory seizure in Hong Kong uncovered roughly four tons of ivory products—estimated to be valued at over $3.4 million and potentially equivalent to 500 elephants.

  • Record Poaching for Rhinos in South Africa

    October 17, 2012

    On October 16, 2012 South African authorities confirmed that a record 455 rhinos have been lost to poaching this year. The number exceeds the 448 rhinos killed for their horns during all of 2011.

    Black Rhino

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