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  • 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.

  • 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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  • New Technology to Fight Wildlife Crime

    September 12, 2012

    The use of technologies like unmanned aerial vehicles gives park rangers a vital advantage against dangerously armed poachers.

    Park rangers in Nepal carrying UAVs
  • The Crisis That Is Killing Rhinos

    August 28, 2012

    Rhino poaching crisis in South Africa is at an unprecedented level. A new report details how the fate of South Africa’s rhinos is inextricably linked with market demand in Vietnam—a country that recently saw its own rhino population slip into extinction.

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  • Make or Break Year Ahead for South Africa's Rhinos

    A total of 1,215 rhinos were illegally killed in South Africa in 2014, according to South African officials. This is a staggering increase of 21 percent over the record 1,004 poached in 2013.

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  • Wildlife Conservation Day

    On Tuesday, December 4, WWF joins the U.S. State Department in its Wildlife Conservation Day. The event highlights the need to conserve and protect endangered species—specifically elephants, rhinos and tigers. Together with the State Department and other conservation orgainzations, we aim to raise awareness about the harmful security, economic and environmental effects of wildlife poaching and trafficking.

  • Shark Facts vs. Shark Myths

    Get shark facts and help WWF dispel myths about sharks during Shark Week and beyond. How many of these have you heard?

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  • U.S. Ambassador Lives a Day in the Life of an Elephant Ranger

    Far from an embassy or diplomatic meeting room, U.S. Ambassador to Thailand Kristie Kenney spent a day on patrol with wildlife rangers. Inside Kui Buri National Park in southwest Thailand, Ambassador Kenney learned firsthand the challenges rangers face as they work to protect nature.

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