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Ivory-Inferno-Gabon. Copyright: WWF-Canon / James Morgan Illegal Wildlife trade

Will ivory burn fuel the fire for action?

On Saturday 30 April, the world’s largest ever ivory destruction will take place. Kenya will be burning 105 tonnes of ivory, along with 1.5 tonnes of rhino horn, in Nairobi National Park. This will be a strong symbolic gesture that Kenya will not tolerate the illegal wildlife trade that is killing so many of its […]

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Ranger looking out © Robert Magori

6 reasons we’re on the lookout for black rhinos in Kenya

Black rhinos in African have suffered huge reductions in the past, mainly due to poaching. Listed as Critically Endangered under the IUCN Red List, there are currently about 5000 animals remaining in the wild (there were 65,000 in 1970).  As part of WWF-UK’s support work to raise numbers and improve security around the species – […]

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Chitwan National Park sign, Chitwan National Park, Nepal © © Sumanth Kuduvalli / Felis Creations / WWF

Joining Nepal’s greater one-horned rhino count

It was always going to be a trip to remember. Returning to a country I’d last visited as an adventure-seeking backpacker, but this time as part of a WWF team documenting Nepal’s greater one-horned rhino count. I couldn’t wait to join the count in Nepal’s famous Chitwan National Park – home to tigers, elephants and […]

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Black rhinoceros (Diceros bicornis) © WWF-UK World Rhino Day

Celebrating World Rhino Day

To mark World Rhino Day, we’ve brought together expertise from Africa and Asia to celebrate this incredible species, highlight potential threats and showcase how conservation efforts are making a difference Did you know there are five species of rhino? In Africa there are two species, the black rhino and the white rhino, while Asia is […]

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Smuggled Tiger Cub © WWF-Canon / James Morgan Illegal Wildlife trade

The choice is ours: zero poaching or zero wildlife?

Poaching and illegal wildlife trade are the most serious and immediate threats to many of Asia’s charismatic and iconic species, such as tiger, rhino and elephants, as well as lesser known species such as pangolin. It is a transnational organised crime, as stated at the ‘Symposium: Towards Zero Poaching in Asia’ last week, by the […]

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Group photo of the London Conference on Illegal Wildlife Trade. Photo courtesy of Foreign and Commonwealth Office. Illegal Wildlife trade

London Conference round up: Is the tide finally turning on illegal wildlife trade?

WWF-UK’s species conservation work is almost exclusively focused on protecting species abroad. This means I work from our base at the Living Planet Centre in Woking focused mostly on activities happening thousands of miles away. However, this week the global attention on one of our priority issues – the illegal wildlife trade – was focused […]

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Smuggled Tiger Cub © WWF-Canon / James Morgan Illegal Wildlife trade

9 images that tell the story of illegal wildlife trade

WWF commissioned the award-winning photojournalist and filmmaker James Morgan to travel to Africa and Asia to document the grisly realities behind both the supply and demand sides of the illegal wildlife trade. Here, James tells us the story behind some of his images. And he explains why we need to find new ways to tackle […]

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A rhino lies sedated, being cared for by rangers, ready for it's notching and microchipping Illegal Wildlife trade

Rhinos lend an ear in the fight against illegal wildlife trade

After a long flight, with my traditional seating position of legs around my head – did I mention before I’m tall? – I finally arrived in Nairobi. One thing certainly never changes in Nairobi – traffic. It always surprises me that anyone actually ever makes it to their destination, but make it they do. Cars […]

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