Chinese Experts Urge Thais to Celebrate Lunar New Year with No Shark Fin

THAILAND (WildAid) - Building on the momentum of the “Celebrate with #NoSharkFin” (#ฉลองไม่ฉลาม) campaign, WildAid released a video message featuring a Thai-Chinese cultural expert and a t...

On the First Anniversary of China’s Ivory Ban, New Campaign Targets Travelers Abroad

CHINA (WildAid) - More than one year after China implemented a full ban on commercial ivory sales, several surveys indicate Chinese travelers are still purchasing ivory at souvenir shops in neighborin...

Yao Ming’s Dedication to Wildlife is a Slam Dunk

CHINA (WildAid) - He's the world's biggest star from the most populous country. And he's been fighting to end the illegal wildlife trade for more than 12 years. NBA all-star and Olympian Y...

8 rogue Vietnamese tourists nabbed, women could be working in Kaohsiung brothel

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Eight of the 152 Vietnamese tourists who went missing late last week were arrested by authorities, while four others have been accounted for, leaving 140 yet to be found, accor...

The Latest: Fishermen plead guilty in shark finning case

HONOLULU (AP) — The Latest on shark fin smuggling charges (all times local): 11:45 a.m. Four Indonesian fishermen who were arrested in Hawaii and charged with attem...

Taiwanese fishing vessels caught killing dolphins, finning sharks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The NGO Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF) has reportedly completed a new report that charges illegal and unethical conduct aboard many of Taiwan’s fishing vesse...

Taiwanese chef to showcase traditional food at New Year feast

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Award-winning chef Lu Cheng-chih (盧正治) will put on a New Year’s day feast in Tainan City, showcasing food and cooking techniques of yesteryear, reported CNA. Lu s...

New WildAid Campaign Urges Thailand to Say No to Shark Fin at Weddings

As part of its Celebrate with No Shark Fin campaign, WildAid has released a 30-second video message starring Pong Nawat Kulrattanarak, a popular Thai actor with a deep passion for sharks, the ocean an...

The Latest: Fishermen in shark fin case to be released

HONOLULU (AP) — The Latest on Indonesian fishermen accused of trying to smuggle shark fins (all times local): 3:30 p.m. A U.S. judge is allowing 10 Indonesian fishe...

10 Indonesian fishermen accused of shark fin smuggling

HONOLULU (AP) — Ten Indonesian fishermen arrested in Hawaii are accused of trying to smuggle nearly 1,000 fins of protected whitetip sharks from the U.S. to Indonesia. According to c...

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 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...

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...