In Indonesia, an illegal leopard trade thrives out of sight, new study shows

In Indonesia, an illegal leopard trade thrives out of sight, new study shows

This is the story of how Indonesia is losing its spots. In a recent paper published in Nature Conservation, researchers found that the archipelagic nation has a significant illegal trade in two regional leopard species: the Javan leopard (Panthera pardus melas) and the Sunda clouded leopard (Neofelis diardi). This trafficking could pose a serious threat […]

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Stop the Illegal Wildlife Trade: Animal populations fall by 62% where wildlife trade occurs, study reveals

Stop the Illegal Wildlife Trade: Animal populations fall by 62% where wildlife trade occurs, study reveals

A major analysis of hundreds of species of animals has revealed the huge toll the world’s booming wildlife trade is taking on the natural world. Without urgent action, the world is facing “rampant trade-induced declines” of mammals, birds and reptiles, the authors of the research said. In places where the wildlife trade is active, species have […]

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Petition: House Members Reintroduce Bill to Ban Trade of Wild Animals for Human Consumption

Petition: House Members Reintroduce Bill to Ban Trade of Wild Animals for Human Consumption

House members reintroduced The Preventing Future Pandemics Act of 2021 on the first day of the new Congress. The bill would end the import, sale, and export of certain wild animals for animal consumption and medicine in the United States. The bill, supported by the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) was introduced by […]

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Snare traps decline, but still pose a threat to Leuser’s Sumatran rhinos

Snare traps decline, but still pose a threat to Leuser’s Sumatran rhinos

BANDA ACEH, Indonesia — For the rhinos of Sumatra’s Leuser Ecosystem, snare traps set by poachers are a key factor that threatens to drive them closer to extinction. The Leuser Ecosystem is one of the last refuges of the critically endangered Sumatran rhinoceros (Dicerorhinus sumatrensis). Fewer than 80 of the animals are believed to remain […]

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‘We are all ecstatic’: Rescued wild pangolin gives birth to healthy pup

‘We are all ecstatic’: Rescued wild pangolin gives birth to healthy pup

Ally arrived at the veterinary hospital the way most rescued pangolins do: underweight, dehydrated and suffering from pneumonia. But a routine ultrasound revealed that Ally wasn’t a typical patient — she was also pregnant. In April, officials working for the South African Police Service’s Endangered Species Unit managed to rescue Ally, a wild Temminck’s pangolin […]

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