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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...
Wet Markets and the Coronavirus Connection: What You Need to Know

Wet Markets and the Coronavirus Connection: What You Need to Know

The coronavirus pandemic has infected more than 3.9 million people worldwide. While experts are yet to pinpoint the exact origin of the novel coronavirus, the majority agree that it's highly likely it spread to...
66 U.S. Lawmakers Demand Global Wet Market Ban to Stop Pandemics

66 U.S. Lawmakers Demand Global Wet Market Ban to Stop Pandemics

In response to the coronavirus outbreak, 66 U.S. lawmakers are demanding a global ban on "wet markets" to prevent future pandemics. On Wednesday, Senators Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) spearheaded a letter to...
Vietnam May Ban Wildlife Trade to Mitigate Coronavirus

Vietnam May Ban Wildlife Trade to Mitigate Coronavirus

Vietnam may soon ban the wildlife trade to control the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Prime Minister Nguyen Phuc requested that the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development "quickly" draft a directive to ban the wildlife...
How Meat Caused China’s Coronavirus Outbreak

How Meat Caused China’s Coronavirus Outbreak

(Updated January 29, 2020) | Experts say that meat from wildlife markets may be the origin of the 2019-novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), which has spread from the city of Wuhan, China. Chinese authorities placed a...
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,...
Turkish Airlines Is Now Fighting Illegal Animal Traffickers

Turkish Airlines Is Now Fighting Illegal Animal Traffickers

Turkish Cargo, a subsidiary of Turkish Airlines, is now fighting illegal animal traffickers. Following a petition that gathered 188,099 signatures, the air cargo carrier is partnering with World Animal Protection, an international non-profit animal welfare...