Wildlife Trafficking

Children watching caged jaguar (© The Asahi Shimbun/Getty Images)

‘Zoohackathon’ innovators seek to stop wildlife trafficking

New innovations developed as part of the U.S. Department of State's annual Zoohackathon aim to combat wildlife trafficking around the world.
Scimitar-horned oryx in Chad (© Environment Agency–Abu Dhabi)

Rare antelopes return to Africa

Earth Day is April 22. Celebrate a success story and learn about the reintroduction of the oryx to the wild.
Close-up of African grey parrot (Shutterstock)

Wins for wildlife in 2016

In 2016, governments, organizations and people like you worked hard to save elephants, pangolins, parrots and other critically endangered species.
Man holding onto railing on boat on open water; larger vessel in background (© kashfihalford.com)

African nations unite to combat illegal fishing

One in four fish is caught illegally in the waters off East Africa. A global campaign using satellites aims to stop pirate fishing.
Man holding rat (Brian Johnson/APOPO)

Stop wildlife trafficking? Sounds like a job for Hero Rats.

Hero Rats have helped doctors detect tuberculosis and have saved lives by finding land mines. Now they have a new mission: Stop the illegal wildlife trade.
Baby pangolin feeding from bottle (© AP Images)

Help for this ‘walking artichoke’ and other wildlife

Pangolins gained the highest protections against illegal trade at the 2016 CITES conference. Governments also voted to protect elephants, sharks and more.
Leopard cubs playing on carpet (© AP Images)

Zoohackathon spots ways to fight wildlife trafficking

Teams from Sydney to Seattle to London had 48 hours to open up laptops and tackle wildlife trafficking at the world's first Zoohackathon.
Elephant herd at water hole (Shutterstock)

A good day for elephants

Stricter regulations in the U.S. will further curb the sale of ivory in an effort to reduce elephant poaching. Will other countries do the same?
Illustration of animals in forest (State Dept./Illustration by Phil Parks)

Help the world’s most trafficked wildlife with a little wall space

Some of the world’s most amazing animals are on the brink of extinction. Get tips on how to help save tigers, elephants, pangolins and other wildlife.