October 13, 2016
HSI celebrates 30th anniversary of international whaling moratorium and calls on Japan, Iceland and Norway to join the rest of the world in abiding by it
Ahead of the 65th meeting of the International Whaling Commission, HSI celebrated the whales spared in the three decades since the international moratorium on commercial whaling, but called for IWC member nations to condemn the willful disregard of the ban by Japan, Iceland and Norway.
October 10, 2016
National Badger Day: Bill Oddie says Government is like “Sixth Form Bully” in pursuing badger cull, ignoring scientific evidence
Ahead of National Badger Day, TV naturalist and campaigner Bill Oddie joined forces with Humane Society International to spend a night out with the Wounded Badger Patrol in the Dorset badger cull zone.
October 4, 2016
Notice sent to a man in Kolkata for an investigation into the alleged illegal possession and consumption of turtle meat
October 3, 2016
CITES News: Rhinos saved from disastrous Swaziland proposal to legalise horn trade on same day African elephants lose out on CITES Appendix I protection
HSI applauded CITES Parties for defeating a proposal by Swaziland to sell existing stocks of rhinoceros horn and horn harvested from the 74 living rhinos in the country to licensed retailers in Asia. The rhino news followed a devastatingly disappointing decision to reject the up-listing of all African elephants to Appendix I despite a clear conservation need.
October 3, 2016
There was mostly good news, but also some disappointing outcomes, coming from Johannesburg and the 2016 meeting of delegates from 183 nations at the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).
October 2, 2016
CITES NEWS: Victory for African elephants as CITES reach interim decision to close domestic ivory markets worldwide
HSI applauded the parties at the 17th CITES Conference of Parties for adopting a resolution recommending the closure of domestic elephant ivory markets.
September 30, 2016
HSI praised the parties at CITES for defeating a Canadian proposal to establish the legal international trade in wild-caught peregrine falcons.
September 22, 2016
Just in time for World Rhino Day, HSI and 27 leading wildlife organisations sent an urgent appeal to the King of Swaziland, asking him to withdraw a proposal to legalize the international trade in rhino horn, warning that demand across Asia for rhino horn is driving the species towards extinction.
September 19, 2016
Ahead of CITES wildlife trade conference, HSI warns leaders “it’s do or die” for iconic elephants, rhinos, lions, pangolins, sharks, rays, and many other wild plants and animals
Wildlife experts at Humane Society International warned that decisions taken at the upcoming CITES international wildlife trade meeting could be ‘do or die’ for some of the world’s most iconic and threatened wild species such as African elephant, rhinos and pangolins.
September 15, 2016
HSI appplauded the Members of the European Parliament for voting overwhelmingly in favour of a strong Resolution on the European Union’s strategic priorities for the protection of endangered and threatened wildlife species from international trade.