On December 2, authorities in Zambia arrested alleged ivory trafficker Ben Simasiku, a Zambian national and one of nine fugitives targeted by INTERPOL’s Operation Infra Terra, the first fugitive operation to specifically pursue individuals wanted for crimes against wildlife or the environment.
A new public service announcement (PSA) starring Chinese film icon Li Bingbing shows Li and her “children” running for their lives from poachers across the African savanna.
As tens of thousands of African elephants and a record number of Africa’s rhinos are killed by poachers each year, African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) has established a US$10 million Urgent Response Fund to stop the killing of Africa’s wildlife, stop the trafficking of wildlife parts abroad and stop the demand for ivory and rhino horn products in Asia.
HRH The Duke of Cambridge presented Big Life Foundation Co-Founder and Director of Operations Richard Bonham with the Prince William Award for Conservation in Africa at the 2nd annual Tusk Conservation Awards ceremony in London Tuesday night.
As holiday shoppers in the United States head to the stores the day after Thanksgiving—also known as Black Friday—for bargain deals, Africa’s rhinos are getting a horrific raw deal, according to the African Wildlife Foundation (AWF).