Stories tagged "wildlife trafficking"

July 25, 2019

Singapore Makes Huge Wildlife Bust

On Tuesday, the government of Singapore announced it had seized nearly $50 million in ivory tusks and pangolin scales (a record for the nation) found in shipping containers from the Democratic Republic of Congo that supposedly contained timber but instead were filled...

June 3, 2019

Botswana Lifts Ban On Hunting Elephants

By Alexandra Patel and Monica Medina After a 5-year ban, the government announced recently that elephant hunting is again legal in the southern African nation of Botswana. The former President Ian Khama originally implemented the hunting ban, but it came under...

May 16, 2019

Interview of the Week: Azzedine Downes, ifaw

Azzedine is the President and CEO of the International Fund for Animal Welfare, where he leads their efforts to help people and animals thrive together in more than 40 countries around the globe. ODP:  IFAW just celebrated its 50th anniversary. What have been the...

March 6, 2019

BuzzFeed News Levels Shocking Charge Against WWF

BuzzFeed News published a shocking exposé on Monday, in which it alleged that one of the world’s largest and most respected environmental organizations, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), has supported anti-poaching guards “who have tortured and killed...

March 5, 2019

Duct Taped Turtles Turn Up In Luggage – Abandoned by Smugglers

Ironically, just as the world was celebrating World Wildlife Day last weekend, NPR reported that customs officials in the Phillippines on Sunday discovered more than 1500 rare and endangered turtles and tortoises wrapped in duct tape inside four unclaimed pieces of...

February 8, 2019

Major Wildlife Trafficking Busts In Hong Kong and Uganda

CNN reported last Friday that Hong Kong customs agents had taken into custody $8 million dollars worth of smuggled endangered species parts, including the largest single cache of pangolin scales.  This was one of the largest wildlife trafficking busts ever in Hong...

April 11, 2018

Our Daily Planet: Dislike–Facebook’s Role in Wildlife Trafficking, Ten Most Endangered U.S. Rivers, Extreme Heat, An Extreme Problem, Southern Company Phasing Out Coal, Bottom Trawling Banned by Fishermen In California, John Oliver on Scott Pruitt

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