Thai police to charge two over pet lion spotted cruising in Bentley

Thai police to charge two over pet lion spotted cruising in Bentley

Article written by Yvette Tan Originally published by BBC News (Thu, Jan 25, 2024) Police in Thailand have arrested a woman whose pet lion was pictured going on a joyride in the streets of Pattaya. A video that has now gone viral shows the chained lion cub seated in the back of a white, open-top […]

Africa’s rhinos are headed for extinction.

Africa's rhinos are headed for extinction.

Africa’s poaching crisis is spiraling out of control, wiping out rhino populations and other irreplaceable wildlife species across the continent. Shockingly, at least one rhino is killed by poachers EVERY DAY in South Africa alone. As you read this, at least one and often many more magnificent rhino, blissfully unaware of the impending danger, is […]

World’s first IVF rhino pregnancy could save a nearly extinct subspecies

World’s first IVF rhino pregnancy could save a nearly extinct subspecies

Article written by Catherine Duncan Originally published by Smithsonian Magazine (Fri, Jan 26, 2024) Only two northern white rhinos remain, but the new reproductive breakthrough may pull them back from the brink of erasure In a first, scientists have achieved a rhinoceros pregnancy through in vitro fertilization (IVF)—an innovative technique that could be the key […]

Belgium bans hunting trophy imports, activists want Europe to follow

Belgium bans hunting trophy imports, activists want Europe to follow

Article written by Christian Levaux and Marta FIorin Originally published by Times Live (Wed, Feb 7, 2024) Belgium has banned the import of hunting trophies such as lion claw bottle openers and ashtrays made from elephant feet, a move campaigners hope will be followed by other European countries. Belgium’s parliament voted in late January to […]

Urgent help needed to save a young elephant from DEADLY SNARE!

Urgent help needed to save a young elephant from DEADLY SNARE!

A young elephant in Zimbabwe with a deadly snare wrapped around his head, neck, and left ear needs your help right away. Credit: KAWFT With each passing day, the snare tightens its grip around the animal’s throat – and without our immediate intervention, his life could be cut painfully short. Please help get our emergency […]

Asian wildlife sanctuary forced to SHUT, placing endangered animals in peril.

Asian wildlife sanctuary forced to SHUT, placing endangered animals in peril.

Bound, butchered for their meat, or forced to live as captive chained “pets.” This is the reality for thousands of wild animals in the Asian country of Laos – and now, you have an opportunity to help rush some to safety. Read on… Wild animals, some just infants, are stolen from the wild and kept […]

Bay of Biscay: France temporarily bans fishing to protect dolphins

Bay of Biscay: France temporarily bans fishing to protect dolphins

Adapted from article written by Megan Fisher Originally published by BBC News (Sat, Jan 20, 2024) France has announced a temporary ban on almost all commercial fishing in the Bay of Biscay to protect dolphins. It will start on Monday and run until 20 February affecting fishing grounds off the country’s Atlantic coast. French marine […]

New report calls for an immediate end to cruel and ineffective badger culling

New report calls for an immediate end to cruel and ineffective badger culling

Adapted from an article originally published by Born Free (Tues, 9 Jan, 2024) Badger Trust’s important new report emphasises the need for a collaborative and evidence-based approach to tackling cattle TB. Around a quarter of a million badgers have been killed in England since 2013 in licenced cull zones that now cover roughly a third […]

Starving, chained tigers and leopards are running out of time for rescue.

Starving, chained tigers and leopards are running out of time for rescue.

We have just helped rescue 15 elderly and sick tigers and leopards from a condemned breeding mill in Thailand and likely helped save them from death. But there are up to 15 critically endangered Indo-Chinese leopards and sick and elderly tigers that still need rescue right now or face life in a zoo (if they […]

Illegal wildlife trade survivors need YOU!

Illegal wildlife trade survivors need YOU!

In South Africa, hundreds of thousands of indigenous wild animals are brutally slaughtered each year to feed the insatiable demand for their flesh, fur, teeth and bones. Jackals are a threatened species due to hunting, habitat loss and agriculture. Credit: FreeMe Wildlife Bushbabies, black-backed jackals, servals and caracals are some of the vulnerable species at […]

Right now, criminals are “shopping” for wild animals!

Right now, criminals are “shopping” for wild animals!

Sickeningly, over the holidays, poaching skyrockets in Africa – as Asians “go shopping” in Africa for sought-after rhino horn and other animal parts. These are especially popular as gifts and shows of excess during Christmas and the Chinese New Year. We are ramping up our efforts to help thwart poachers in their tracks. Did you […]

KZN game reserves under attack in South Africa

KZN game reserves under attack in South Africa

Article written by Tamlyn Head Originally published by Zululand Observer (Wed, Dec 13, 2023) The numbers are in and paint a bleak picture of rhino poaching in KZN The numbers are in and paint a bleak picture of rhino poaching in KZN. As at 5 December, the total number of rhinos poached in the province’s […]

Rhino poaching survivor needs your help!

Rhino poaching survivor needs your help!

When Ike was just a few years old, he was spotted wandering the Pilanesberg National Park in South Africa with both his horns viciously hacked off. Credit: HERD The park’s anti-poaching team raced to his rescue, and as they approached the young white rhino bull, they saw he had also been slashed across his back […]

Lion breeding facility SHUT DOWN. The survivors need you.

Lion breeding facility SHUT DOWN. The survivors need you.

A breeding facility that imprisoned 70 wild animals in appalling caged conditions has been shut down. We need YOUR help to get the animals out of their unsuitable enclosures. Credit: Lions Foundation We’re reaching out to you today because we know we can always count on you to be there for wild animals – especially […]

The alternative ivory sources that could help save elephants

The alternative ivory sources that could help save elephants

Adapted from the article written by By Krupa Padhy Originally published by BBC.com (Mon, 11 Sep, 2023) Despite international bans, thousands of African elephants are illegally killed each year for their tusks. Could finding a human-made alternative be the answer? My parents often talk about their safari honeymoon to the Serengeti National Park in 1972. […]

Wildlife biologist explains bat myths

Wildlife biologist explains bat myths

Article written by Karen Shih Originally published by Phys.Org (Wed, 24 Oct, 2023) It’s officially spooky season: Nights are creeping in earlier. A fall chill has descended. Skeletons and witches and jack-o-lanterns dot every street. So you can expect to see swarms of bats swooping overhead as you greet trick-or-treaters, right? “Unfortunately, the month when […]

We reveal the global investors in traditional medicines made with endangered wildlife

We reveal the global investors in traditional medicines made with endangered wildlife

Article written by EIA International Originally published by EIA International (Tue, 23 Oct, 2023) A new EIA UK investigation has found the body parts of threatened leopards and pangolins being used as ingredients in at least 88 traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) products Manufactured by 72 Chinese companies and licensed by the National Medical Products Administration of China, some of […]

Labour party promises to halt the badger cull in England

Labour party promises to halt the badger cull in England

Article written by Kelly Henaughen Originally published by The Scottish Farmer (Sun, 21 Oct, 2023) Labour has vowed to end the badger cull in England if elected. Badgers are being culled to eradicate bovine tuberculosis (bTB) because it spreads to cattle and can eliminate entire herds, causing severe problems for farmers. In April, figures released […]

Two pangolins are DEAD in awful circumstances.

Two pangolins are DEAD in awful circumstances.

In the past month, we were alerted to some of the most horrific acts of wildlife crime: a pangolin covered in oil and burn wounds after being transported in a car engine by poachers. A pangolin dumped in a pit toilet by heartless criminals. A pangolin and her unborn baby stolen from the wild by […]

World Lemur Day highlights the plight of Madagascar’s critically endangered primates

World Lemur Day highlights the plight of Madagascar’s critically endangered primates

Today is World Lemur Day but tragically, there is little to celebrate. Lemurs – endemic to Madagascar and some of the world’s oldest living primates – are under terrible and constant threat. Climate change, habitat destruction and the illegal trade in bushmeat and exotic pets is rapidly driving their populations to extinction. Madagascar is home […]

Nigeria burns $1.4m-worth of pangolin scales in anti-trafficking stand

Nigeria burns $1.4m-worth of pangolin scales in anti-trafficking stand

Article written by Wedaeli Chibelushi Originally published by BBC News (Tues, 17 Oct, 2023) It is the first time the nation has publicly destroyed seized wildlife products for this reason. The pangolin is one of the world’s most trafficked mammals – their scales are in high demand in traditional Chinese medicine. Nigeria is a major […]

Sumatran rhino birth offers glimmer of hope for species almost hunted to extinction

Sumatran rhino birth offers glimmer of hope for species almost hunted to extinction

Adapted from article written by Heather Chen Originally published by CNN (Tue, 3 Oct, 2023) A critically endangered Sumatran rhinoceros calf has been born in a national park in Indonesia, the third successful pairing between a local female rhino named Ratu and Andalas, a former resident of Ohio’s Cincinnati Zoo The unnamed female was born on […]

DAYS REMAIN to relocate 15 elephants before its too late.

DAYS REMAIN to relocate 15 elephants before its too late.

A herd of 15 hungry elephants who wandered in search of food face being killed. Why? Because in their quest for food across drought-stricken Southern Africa, they stumbled onto residential land. Credit: FreeMe Wildlife The herd, including seven calves, need sanctuary. they need our help right now – without it, they will be killed by […]

Animal welfare: UK passes legislation to tackle cruel “wildlife tourism”

Animal welfare: UK passes legislation to tackle cruel “wildlife tourism”

Adapted from article written by by EUToday Correspondents Originally published by EU Today (Wed, 20 Sep, 2023) The Animals (Low-Welfare Activities Abroad) Act passed into UK law this week. The legislation – which was introduced by Angela Richardson MP and Lord Black of Brentwood, supported by the government – allows the government to bring forward […]

Update on Ljubo the captive bear in Montenegro

Update on Ljubo the captive bear in Montenegro

Montenegro continues in a state of political flux, as attempts continued to form the new government by the end of September. The effect of this has been more delays on decision-making regarding the bear cub recently acquired by the same sanctuary where six-year-old Ljubo is kept, and any action plan to improve and monitor the […]

Rhino numbers rebound as global figures reveal a win for conservation

Rhino numbers rebound as global figures reveal a win for conservation

Article written by Patrick Greenfield Originally published by The Guardian (Fri, 22 Sep, 2023) Tally rises to 27,000 but is still a far cry from former half a million, and Javan and Sumatran rhino remain critically endangered Global rhinoceros numbers have increased to 27,000 despite populations being ravaged by poaching and habitat loss, new figures […]

Tourists taking selfies and feeding dingoes blamed for rise in K’gari attacks

Tourists taking selfies and feeding dingoes blamed for rise in K’gari attacks

Article written by Eden Gillespie and Andrew Messenger Originally published by The Guardian (Sat, 22 Jul, 2023) A cull has been ruled out in the wake of dingo attacks but authorities are faced with protecting what locals say are a ‘national treasure’ on the world’s largest sand island For thousands of years, the Butchulla people […]

Gabon takes down international ivory trafficking network

Gabon takes down international ivory trafficking network

Article written by Ngala Killian Chimtom in Yaounde Originally published by All Africa (Sun, 10 Sep, 2023) Authorities in Gabon have dismantled a broad network of international ivory traffickers who smuggled the prized elephant product from Gabon to Cameroon and on to lucrative Asian markets. The operation involved the Gabonese judicial police and government directorates […]

UK gov orders removal of animal cruelty content from social media

UK gov orders removal of animal cruelty content from social media

Originally published by Mirage News (Fri, 8 Sep, 2023) Social media firms will be forced to remove online content facilitating animal torture in a further push to make the UK the safest place in the world to be online. Under new proposals, social media platforms will be required to proactively tackle the illegal content and […]

Elephant calf rescue in South Africa.

Elephant calf rescue in South Africa.

Africa is in the midst of a horrifying elephant poaching crisis. For every mother elephant killed, a calf is left behind – traumatized, helpless and alone. There are many knock-on effects. When poachers lay wire snares to trap elephants, calves are often caught, and they become orphaned when their mothers abandon them after fruitless hours and days of […]

More than a ton of endangered pangolin scales seized in Thailand

More than a ton of endangered pangolin scales seized in Thailand

Article written by The Associated Press Originally published by abc NEWS (Thu, 17 Aug, 2023) Thai authorities say they have seized more than a ton of pangolin scales worth over 50 million baht ($1.4 million) that are believed to have been headed out of the country through a land border BANGKOK — Thai authorities said Thursday […]

9 rescued lions and a leopard saved from forced breeding.

9 rescued lions and a leopard saved from forced breeding.

Captive lion breeding is one of wildlife’s biggest scandals in South Africa. Forced breeding sees lion cubs born in cages, petted by tourists until they are too big, and then shot by trophy hunters who think it’s clever to shoot a defenseless animal. If not hunted, they are slaughtered so their body parts can be […]

Can you imagine a world without elephants? It could happen in SEVEN YEARS?

Can you imagine a world without elephants? It could happen in SEVEN YEARS?

Every year, tens of thousands of African elephants are killed, and their ivory tusks are used for trinkets and ornaments. This out-of-control slaughter means the species faces the urgent threat of extinction. A world without elephants is a real and harrowing possibility – which is why we are using advanced AI technology to track every […]

BREAKING: Montenegro’s shame, illegal zoo gets another illicit BEAR CUB.

BREAKING: Montenegro’s shame, illegal zoo gets another illicit BEAR CUB.

The man who keeps Ljubo, a brown bear we have been fighting to relocate to a specialist sanctuary for almost a year, has this week acquired a new bear cub. The man – keeper of the six-year-old Ljubo in Montenegro – claims the cub was left on the doorstep of his unlicensed “zoo”. Incredibly, Montenegrin […]

75 suspects arrested in 106 rhinoceros poaching cases in Namibia during 2022: report

rhino poaching

Originally published by news.cn (Tue, Jul 18, 2023) WINDHOEK, July 14 (Xinhua) — Namibia’s anti-poaching and crime prevention initiatives managed to apprehend 75 suspects in 106 cases related to rhinoceros poaching in Namibia during 2022, according to a report released Friday. The year 2022 saw the most rhinoceros poached in the country since 2015 when […]

Your urgent help is needed, a young rhino battles for his life!

orphaned rhino calf

As the African rhino poaching crisis continues to wipe out animal populations across the country, its latest victim – just 18 months old – is fighting for his life. Credit: Care For Wild Now named Bavati, the young calf was orphaned when his mother was slaughtered by poachers, effectively leaving him for dead as rhino […]

Giraffes are extinct in SEVEN African countries. This is why (and how we plan to help).

Giraffe

In Zimbabwe, there is a poaching crisis! Amid the region’s lush vegetation, criminals lay hard-to-see snares which trap and kill giraffe and other wildlife. Once snared, excruciating death is inevitable: the animal dies from starvation, the injuries sustained, or the cold steel of a poacher’s blade. Sickeningly, giraffes are being killed for no better reason […]

UK diverges from EU rules with cosmetics animal testing ban

cosmetic animal testing

Article written by Vanessa Zainzinger Originally published by Chemistry World (Fri, Jun 09, 2023) UK will no longer allow Reach-required animal tests intended to prove worker safety The UK has taken another step away from EU policy by re-enforcing a ban on animal testing for ingredients used exclusively in cosmetics. Such tests can be permitted […]