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Written by: Kimberly White The Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF) has launched a new campaign to put a stop to cheetah trafficking.  With less than 7,500 cheetahs in the wild, the species has been listed as Vulnerable by the IUCN Red List....
Written by: Fiona Maisels, Alice Laguardia, and Gaspard Abitsi Across the African continent the populations of both species of African elephants – forest and savanna – have been declining due to habitat loss, poaching and human-wildlife conflict. Forest elephants are listed by the...
Written by: David John Eldridge After 200 years of European farming practices, Australian soils are in poor shape – depleted of nutrients and organic matter, including carbon. This is bad news for both soil health and efforts to address global warming. The native...
Written by: Kimberly White  Authorities have seized 26 tonnes of shark fins in Hong Kong, the largest shark fin seizure in the region. Customs officials discovered the shark fins inside two shipping containers from Ecuador on April 28th and May...
Written by: Kimberly White Leonardo DiCaprio has joined forces with the European Commission and Global Wildlife Conservation to protect biodiversity through the launch of two new initiatives.  The Rapid Response for Ecosystems, Species, and Communities Undergoing Emergencies (Rapid RESCUE) initiative aims...
Written by: Kimberly White  INTERPOL and the World Customs Organization (WCO) took on wildlife traffickers last month with Operation Thunderball. Coordinated by INTERPOL’s Environmental Security Programme and the WCO Environment Programme, Operation Thunderball is the third in the series following...
Written by: Kimberly White A new coalition has launched to put an end to the commercial wildlife trade. WildAid, Global Wildlife Conservation, and the Wildlife Conservation Society formed the Coalition to End the Trade in hopes of preventing future...
Written by: Kimberly White WildAid and CHANGE are raising awareness of strict penalties for wildlife gifts in Vietnam with a new campaign. Disguised as the deal of a lifetime, the “Buy 1, Get 15” campaign highlights Vietnam’s increased wildlife crime...
Written by: Shreya Dasgupta Reindeer and caribou populations have been declining dramatically over the past few decades. But one subspecies of reindeer seems to be doing better, a new study has found. The wild Svalbard reindeer (Rangifer tarandus platyrhynchus), which lives in the harsh archipelago...
Written by: Greg McDermid, David Laskin, and Scott Nielsen Toward the end of each summer, grizzly bears in Alberta’s Rocky Mountains gorge on the tart red berries of a shrub called Canada buffaloberry (Shepherdia canadensis). Lacking the salmon of coastal...
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