Two People Sent to Jail in Cambodia for Illegally Possessing Body Parts of Protected Wildlife

Two people in Cambodia have been sentenced to 26 months in jail each for possessing body parts of protected wild animals. It’s the first successful case like this since the Johor National Park was created 27 years ago. It’s also a success given that the illegal wildlife trade affects one-fifth of vertebrates on land. Wild animals clearly are in need of […]

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Petition: Find Wildlife Traffickers Who Tossed Exotic Animals Into the Sea to Their Death

Petition: Find Wildlife Traffickers Who Tossed Exotic Animals Into the Sea to Their Death

Recently, a study found that one-fifth of vertebrates on land are bought and sold in the wildlife trade. The wildlife trade, both legal and illegal, is a cruel, global multi billion dollar business in which animals are captured, killed, and sold for their meat, skin, and bones. Animals like pangolins are so highly trafficked, they […]

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Wildlife summit votes down plan to allow sale of huge ivory stockpile

An audacious attempt to allow a huge sale of stockpiled elephant ivory has been defeated at an international wildlife conference. The rancorous debate exposed deep divisions between African nations with opposing views on elephant conservation. About 50 elephants are still being poached every day to supply ivory traffickers and all countries agree the world’s largest […]

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Chinese nationals arrested in US after smuggling totoaba swim bladders worth $3.7 million from Mexico

According to a report this week by Quartz, two Chinese nationals were arrested last month in the state of California with $3.7-million-worth of totoaba swim bladders that they had smuggled from Mexico. Quartz’s Justin Rohrlich writes that a sheriff’s deputy in Orange County, California initially pulled the two men, Yikang Liang and Haoyu Huang, over […]

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