Appetite for Shark Fin Drives Threatened Shark Population Decline, New Report

Global shark catch levels have more than doubled since 1960 and populations of some threatened species, such as hammerhead and oceanic whitetip, have declined by over 90 percent in recent years, accor...

Taiwan nabs truck-load of illegal shark meat

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan authorities seized over 30 tones of illegal shark meat at Kaohsiung Xiagang Fishing Harbor (高雄小港漁港) on Sept. 5, the Fisheries Agency (漁業署) said in a statement yeste...

Massive Shark Fin Seizures Totaling 12 Tons Ring Alarm Bells

(WILDAID) - Shipments totaling eight tons of shark fin en route to mainland China and Hong Kong were confiscated last week in India. The interception of these two shipments, worth more than $6.2 milli...

WildAid Response to Botswana Mass Poaching Incident

(WILDAID) - WildAid is extremely troubled by the discovery of 87 poached elephant carcasses as well as recent news reports of poachers targeting white rhinos in Botswana. The Okavang...

WildAid in Taiwan calls for support of ‘Global Shark Pledge'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – WildAid and Life Conservationist Association launched the online initiative “Global Shark Pledge” along with a video clip calling for an end to shark fin consu...

Danai Gurira Fights Back Against Rhino Poaching as Malaysia Seizes Rhino Horns In Transit to Vietnam

SAN FRANCISCO (WildAid) - American actress and playwright Danai Gurira is calling on the public to stand strong against rhinoceros poaching. The Black Panther star is featured in a series of bill...

Grand Opening of the new Galapagos Biosecurity Lab

GALAPAGOS (WildAid) - Together with the Galapagos Biosecurity Agency (ABG), WildAid hosted the official inauguration of the new Galapagos Biosecurity Laboratory, a project funded by the Helmsley ...

Kung Fu Panda Fights Extinction

SAN FRANCISCO (WildAid) - In between his blockbuster movie releases, Po, the Kung Fu Panda, is busy championing endangered species as part of the world's largest ever wildlife conservation awarene...

Thailand Superstar Pong Nawat Joins WildAid Shark Fin Campaign

THAILAND (WILDAID) - Thailand superstar, leading TV actor and passionate diver, Pong Nawat Kulrattanarak, joined WildAid's effort to end shark fin consumption in Thailand in a new campaign “...

Expanded Hong Kong Shark Campaign Adds Leading Broadcaster TVB

HONG KONG (WILDAID) - While the Hong Kong public increasingly rejects shark fin soup, it is still offered on some restaurant menus and served at many weddings and other celebrations. Over the past 15 ...

WildAid partners with 'Jurassic World' to help save endangered rhinoceros 

SAN FRANCISCO - WildAid, a world-renowned wildlife conservation group working to end the illegal wildlife trade and the poaching of elephant ivory, shark fins and rhino horn, has partnered with the fi...

Secret Shark Fin Menus in Hong Kong- A Broken Corporate Commitment

HONG KONG (WILDAID) – WildAid obtained documentary evidence of shark fin offered for sale on secret à la carte shark fin menus in multiple Maxim's restaurants across Hong Kong, signif...

WildAid Ambassador Yao Ming Urges Travelers to Say No to Ivory in Laos

CHINA (WILDAID) - The demand for ivory and the ongoing elephant poaching crisis kills up to 33,000 elephants per year. While many governments around the world have recently banned the domestic sale of...

New WildAid Campaign to End Sea Turtle Trade in China

CHINA (WILDAID) -In a new effort to protect increasingly endangered sea turtles, WildAid launched a new campaign to reduce demand for sea turtle products in China. All seven species of sea turtles ...

Taiwan and U.K. to Ban Ivory Trade

TAIWAN (WILDAID) - Taiwan has introduced a bill that will ban all domestic ivory trade effective January 1, 2020. Amendments to the Wildlife Conservation Act will make it illegal to sell or purchase i...