A record 1,152 rhinos in South Africa could become victims of the illegal wildlife trade by the end of the year, according to the African Wildlife Foundation (AWF).
The Zoological Society of London (ZSL) joins forces with 8 other world-leading conservation organisations (African Wildlife Foundation, Fauna & Flora International, Frankfurt Zoological Society, Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, The Nature Conservancy, The WILD Foundation, Wildlife Conservation Society and WWF) to call for urgent action to protect natural and mixed UNESCO World Heritage sites from industrial mining, oil and gas activities.
A training workshop to increase the expertise of law enforcement officers to tackle wildlife trafficking began today in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
WildAid, African Wildlife Foundation (AWF), Save the Elephants and Animal Planet are calling on the public to do its part to end the ivory poaching crisis by taking the Ivory Free pledge at ivoryfree.org. The new campaign asks consumers to pledge to never buy, own or accept ivory as gifts, and to support stronger government bans and actions to tackle the illegal ivory trade.
At a regional summit focused on combating wildlife crime, African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) CEO Patrick Bergin called for the political will to prosecute wildlife crime at all levels of society, from the poacher to the corrupt government official.