Tag: conservation

For the sake of the tiger

Bangladesh (NI) – Prioritizing animal conservation over human life is having repercussions for locals in the Sundarbans. From Kolkata to the bustling market town of Canning: an hour-long train journey in the women’s carriage. It is so cramped that no…

“This forest is my life”


Cameroon (WWF) – Awouma started working as a guide with the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), but was taken over by WWF when the former left. “I have been working since then with WWF,” he says. Describing himself as an “international…

China to ban domestic ivory trade by 2017

WWF and TRAFFIC welcomed today’s historic announcement that China will close down its domestic ivory trade by the end of 2017, signalling an end to the world’s primary legal ivory market and a major boost to international efforts to tackle the elephant poaching crisis in Africa.

The General Office of the State Council of China announced that China will “cease part of ivory processing and sales by 31 March 2017 and cease all ivory processing and sales by 31 December 2017”.