Police seize thousands of animals in wildlife trade crackdown

A one-month international operation against the illegal trade of wildlife and timber has resulted in almost 2,000 seizures, the international police agency Interpol said on Wednesday. Codenamed "...

In South Africa, plans for a refuge for pangolins in peril

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Monitored by a conservationist, a young pangolin slurped ants with a long tongue near a veterinary hospital that became a temporary home after the animal was found near the body of...

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...

Dimension Data and Cisco Take Anti-Poaching Technology into Africa

LONDON & JOHANNESBURG--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 8, 2018--Global technology giants ,Dimension Data and Cisco, today announced that they are expanding their anti-poaching Connected Conservation programm...

Vietnam strengthens law enforcement efforts to protect wildlife

(VIETNAM / WILDAID) - Criminals convicted of breaking Vietnamese laws protecting endangered species now face up to 15 years in prison and fines up to US$660,000. The increased penalties came into effe...

Shipment of 4,000 butchered pangolins discovered at Kaohsiung Harbor

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – It has been reported that Customs officials at Kaohsiung Harbor discovered a large shipment of 4,000 butchered pangolins in an abandoned shipping container on Feb. 1. T...

Hong Kong Lawmakers Ban Ivory In Historic Move To Protect Elephants

(HONG KONG / WILDAID) – Hong Kong Legislative Councilors voted on 31st January to ban ivory sales in the former epicentre of the global ivory trade. Lawmakers passed the Endangered Species of An...

Thai police arrest suspected kingpin of wildlife trafficking ring

BANGKOK (AP) — Thai police have arrested a suspected kingpin of wildlife trafficking who allegedly fueled much of Asia's illegal trade for over a decade, officials said Saturday. Boonchai...

Taipei restaurant caught storing endangered animals

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A large number of frozen carcasses of endangered Taiwanese wildlife were discovered during a raid on a restaurant in Taipei on Wednesday (Jan. 17), announced the Forestry Burea...

'Pangolin' short film wins the Eco-Oscars

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Pangolin won the award for best short film at the Wildlife Film Festival this year, a victory for aesthetics and awareness. The short film follows the journey of a pan...

In South Sudan, just 2 dogs patrol for wildlife trafficking

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — Leaping from the van, South Sudan's only two patrol dogs raced toward passengers disembarking a plane in the capital, Juba. After frantically sniffing their luggage, one dog a...

Ugandan celebrities help combat wildlife poaching

(UGANDA / WILDAID) – The Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA), Uganda Conservation Foundation and WildAid today launched the "Poaching Steals from Us All" mass public awareness campaign fea...

Bébé pangolin de Taipei Zoo âgé d’un mois est très collé à sa mère

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Le bébé pangolin de Pipagao (枇杷膏) va bientôt avoir un mois. Toujours accroché à la queue de sa mère, une inquiétude de la p...

Rhino horn is smuggled from South Africa in trinket form

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — International traffickers have tried many ways to smuggle African rhino horns to Asia, concealing them inside wooden Buddha statues, stashing horn pieces in lobster heads kept in a...

Thai customs seize smuggled pangolins and scales

BANGKOK (AP) — Thai customs officials say they have seized more than 100 live pangolins and 450 kilograms (990 pounds) of scales from the endangered animal. Customs Department Direct...