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Legal sales of ivory in Tokyo drive illegal exports

A report released today by WildAid and the Japan Tiger and Elephant Fund (JTEF)­ documents ivory businesses in Tokyo targeting Chinese customers, who knowingly operate with the assumption that the...

Still Trading in Extinction: Hong Kong's Insatiable Demand for Exotic Wildlife - Dead or Alive, according to a report by ADM Capital Foundation

HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 22 March 2021 - Amidst a global biodiversity crisis, Hong Kong authorities seized a record breaking 649 metric tonnes (MT) of rare and endangered wildlife in 2018 an...

Media Invitation: Bold Move to incorporate Wildlife Trafficking under Hong Kong's Organised and Serious Crimes Laws

HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 2 November 2020 - Legislator, law professor and NGOs join in an unprecedented move announcing the intention to submit a private members bill that will step up the f...

WildAid: Eddie Peng Journeys to Save Sea Turtles

Around the world, sea turtles are revered for their beauty and celebrated as one of Earth's oldest creatures. But, as a new film from global conservation organization WildAid illustrates, it's...

WildAid: Our Diets Fuel the Amazon’s Charring

It's the planet's lungs, producing about 20% of the world's oxygen. And it's on fire. Despite a ban by Brazil's government on deliberate burning, almost 4,000 new forest fires r...

Yahoo! Japan Ends Ivory Sales Over Concerns of Smuggling

JAPAN (WildAid) - On the heels of the UN CITES wildlife meeting, Japan's largest online retailer announcedit would ban the sale of ivory after confirming that ivory traded on its auction site was ...

Singapore Makes Record Seizure With China’s Help

Singapore announced on Monday its largest ever seizure of 9 tonnes of ivory from 300 elephants and almost 11.9 tonnes of pangolin scales from up to 33,000 pangolins found in three containers disguised...

WildAid:Shark Fin is Always the “Worst Choice”

In honor of Shark Awareness Day, international conservation organization WildAid and Plan B Media PCL, one of Thailand's leading outdoor media service providers, urge the public to stop serving an...

Interactive Exhibit Raises Awareness for Endangered Species

HONG KONG (Taiwan News) --A new art show called “Disappearing Species” highlights the plight of endangered species, focusing on Hong Kong SAR's destructive ecological footprint. The in...

WildAid:Reduce Consumer Demand to Prevent Extinction

CHINA (WildAid) - This year's Endangered Species Day, on May 17, comes on the heels of deeply troubling news from the United Nations. A hard-hitting report into the impact of humans on the environ...

WildAid: The Alt-Meat Revolution is (Finally) Here

In the latest sign that alternative meat is going mainstream, plant-based meat company Beyond Meat went public last week, in the hottest IPO of 2019. They more than doubled their expected valuation of...

Close Ivory Market in Japan, Beginning with Hankos

A new campaign from WildAid and Tears of the African Elephant, a Japanese NGO, calls on Japan to end its ivory trade starting with abandoning ivory hanko stamps. Roughly 80% of Japan’s ivory con...

Hong Kong Legislator Urges Tougher Measures to Investigate Wildlife Crime

HONG KONG (WildAid)-With an increasing trend of major wildlife smuggling passing through Hong Kong and last week’s record seizure of rhino horn en route from South Africa to Malaysia, Hong Kong ...

WildAid: Japan Announces Tighter Controls on Domestic Ivory Market

JAPAN (WildAid) - Beginning in July, Japan will require ivory dealers to prove, via carbon dating, that ivory pieces were legally acquired. Until now, owners did not need to provide verifiable proof o...

WildAid Talks to BBC About Chinese Meat Consumption

(WildAid) - Coal. Car emissions. Factories. These are the images people usually conjure when they think about greenhouse gas emissions and climate change. But what about food and meat production? M...