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Singapore Crushes Elephant Ivory Trade With Massive Seizure

Singapore Crushes Elephant Ivory Trade With Massive Seizure

Singapore has begun crushing nine tonnes of elephant ivory seized from the illegal wildlife trade. The destruction began yesterday, the eve of World Elephant Day, and may take up to five days to complete. The...
Vietnam Bans Wildlife Markets and Imports Because of COVID

Vietnam Bans Wildlife Markets and Imports Because of COVID

Vietnam has officially banned illegal wildlife markets and imports due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The country's Prime Minister, Nguyen Xuan Phuc, signed a new directive on July 23, closing illegal wildlife markets. It also bans...
Leonardo DiCaprio Says Ending Wildlife Trade 'Most Important'

Leonardo DiCaprio Says Ending Wildlife Trade ‘Most Important’

Leonardo DiCaprio is urging governments to ban the illegal wildlife trade. The Academy Award-winning actor took to social media to call for an end to illegal wildlife trafficking. "Please join me today in supporting the Declaration...
Courtney Cox Blames Illegal Wildlife Trade for Pandemics

Courteney Cox Urges Fans to Help Stop the Illegal Wildlife Trade

Actor Courteney Cox is blaming the illegal wildlife trade for causing pandemics like the novel coronavirus outbreak. The producer and director took to Instagram on Earth Day to talk about the importance of protecting the...
30 Financial Institutions Back Prince William’s in Combating Illegal Wildlife Trade

30 Financial Institutions Back Prince William in Combating Illegal Wildlife Trade

Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, has issued a declaration that unites global financial organisations in the fight against the global illegal wildlife trade (IWT). "I, for one, am not willing to look my children in...