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How 'Team Lioness' Is Fighting Poaching in Kenya

How ‘Team Lioness’ Is Fighting Poaching in Kenya

In Amboseli National Park, a park in southern Kenya known for its clear views of Mount Kilimanjaro, eight women have been helping to protect elephants, giraffes, and other wildlife from poachers. They make up...
Elephant Poaching Falls By 91% in 2 Years in Kenya

Elephant Poaching Falls By 91% in 2 Years in Kenya

Elephant poaching in Kenya has fallen by 91 percent due to effective wildlife conservation and anti-poaching efforts. So far, just seven elephants have been poached in 2020. This is down from 34 in 2019, and...

Rhino Poaching Falls By 63% in Namibia

Rhino poaching has fallen 63 percent year-on-year in Namibia. According to the Ministry of Environment and Tourism, there were 46 incidents reported in 2019. This year, there have been 17 so far. This is a...
This Former Sniper Is Now Protecting Endangered Species With a ‘Vegan Army’

Former Sniper Damien Mander Protects Endangered Species With a ‘Vegan Army’

A Venn Diagram of a "perfect" vegan would intersect around a few key areas: avoiding all animal products; working to change existing policies and practices that exploit animals; taking every measure to protect or...
How Kenya’s Wildlife Poaching Dropped By 90% in 6 Years

How Kenya’s Wildlife Poaching Dropped By 90% in 6 Years

Kenya has announced wildlife poaching in the country has dropped by 90 percent in just six years. Enhanced surveillance has helped protect animals against poaching, says Kenya's Wildlife Services (KWS). Strong penalties for those caught...
Animal Planet Exposes Whale Industry to 90 Million Households

Animal Planet Exposes Whale Industry to 90 Million Households

Animal Planet's hit reality series "Whale Wars" is returning to TV screens. The series revolves around ocean conservation society Sea Shepherd as it works to confront Japanese whalers. From 2008, "Whale Wars" ran for seven...

Vegan Women Fight to Protect Endangered Animals in Africa

(Updated June 21, 2019). Akashinga, meaning ‘the Brave Ones’, is a conservation model by the International Anti-Poaching Foundation. It is powered by a strong team of disadvantaged women. While “working with rather than against the local...
Tom Hardy Condemns Elephant Poaching to 5M Fans

Tom Hardy Condemns Elephant Poaching to 5M Fans

English actor Tom Hardy condemned elephant poaching to five million fans on Instagram. Hardy posted a screenshot of a statement from Mike Chase, the founder of Botswana elephant conservation nonprofit Elephants Without Borders. The statement reveals...
How Zambians Have Virtually Stopped Elephant Poaching

How Zambians Have Virtually Stopped Elephant Poaching

Through work with local communities, a conservation team has virtually ended elephant poaching in North Luangwa National Park in Zambia. The Luangwa ecosystem is home to nearly two-thirds of Zambia's elephant population. Since the 1950s, poaching...
Wildlife Poaching Dropped 96% In 2 Years With New Tracking Tech

Wildlife Poaching Dropped 96% in 2 Years With New Tracking Tech

Wildlife poaching in a South African game reserve has reduced by 96 percent after the introduction of tracking technology -- for poachers. Launched by Dimension Data and Cisco, Connected Conservation uses a combination of sensors,...

Myanmar Burns $1.15 Million Worth of Illegal Ivory

Myanmar burnt $1.15 million worth of ivory and other seized illegal wildlife parts in a symbolic stand against the trade. The event was organized by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation, according to...
Why This 9/11 Veteran Is Now Hunting Wildlife Poachers

Why This 9/11 Veteran Is Now Hunting Wildlife Poachers

A group of army veterans have banded together to protect Africa's wildlife from poaching. Founded by two Post 9/11 veterans Ryan Tate and Lynn Westover, Empowered to Protect African Wildlife (VETPAW) is on a mission...
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...
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£44.5 Million Allocated to End Poaching and Animal Trafficking Across the Globe

Projects designed to combat the international illegal wildlife trade have received a massive boost. On July 2 it was announced that £44.5 million will be allocated to anti-wildlife trafficking initiatives around the globe. UK Environment...
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UK Ivory Ban May Also Protect Hippos, Walruses and Narwhals

In April, the UK government announced it would ban the sale of ivory in a bid to protect wild elephants around the globe. Since then, concerns have risen that the ban would result in...

Kenya to Enforce Capital Punishment for Wildlife Poaching

Wildlife poachers in Kenya may soon face capital punishment, The Independent reported. The death penalty could soon be given to those who break the law in an effort to preserve endangered species. The country’s tourism...

Actor Ashley Judd Partners with Conservation Group to Protect Endangered Bonobos

Actor, animal rights activist, and vegetarian Ashley Judd has partnered with non-profit organization the Bonobo Conservation Initiative. The collaboration sees Judd urging fans and animal lovers to join her in taking a stand to protect...

Britain to Ban Ivory Sales Following Public Outcry

Yesterday, Hong Kong announced a bold but important decision to officially, and permanently, ban ivory trade. Now, it has been announced that the British government has seen “overwhelming” backing to make similar plans, protecting...

Hong Kong Bans World’s Largest Ivory Trade for Good

Elephants of the world rejoice - Hong Kong has just voted to officially ban ivory trade for good! This trade, which is considered inhumane and cruel by many is now set to be completely...
China's Ivory Ban 'A Huge Step for Elephants'

Leonardo DiCaprio Asks Fans to “Save The Elephants” and End Ivory Poaching

When he's not being an Oscar-award winning actor, Leonardo DiCaprio is known for his environmental efforts and investing in vegan snacks or vegan meat brands. Not to mention donating US $20 million to environmental-related...