August 31, 2016
The IUCN World Conservation Congress, the world’s largest gathering of conservation leaders, has passed a motion outlining a path to broader protections for all eight pangolin species.
August 24, 2016
The British public have echoed experts’ concerns about the cruelty of badger culls as a YouGov survey question released today shows that 67 per cent of respondents expressed concern at the suffering caused to badgers if the cull went ahead in their counties.
August 18, 2016
HSI/Europe applauded the French Environment Minister Ségolène Royal for signing a decree banning the trade in ivory and rhino horn in France and all overseas French territories. This follows an earlier French governmental move to suspend re-exports of elephant ivory.
August 16, 2016
HSI/Canada issued a statement condemning the cruel killing of a black bear with a spear in Alberta by an American trophy hunter.
August 12, 2016
In light of the upcoming CITES meeting, more than 26 interfaith leaders and organizations wrote to EU Ministers of Environment on World Elephant Day to call for their support to protect African elephants.
August 3, 2016
Telangana State Forest Department and Humane Society International/India urge the citizens of Telangana to stop worshiping live snakes during the festival of Nagapanchami
July 25, 2016
Wildlife advocates aim to increase conservation measures and protect African leopards from American trophy hunters
With the support of renowned wildlife experts Jane Goodall and Dereck Joubert, animal protection and conservation organizations, led by The Humane Society of the United States and Humane Society International, filed a legal petition today with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to extend the full protections of the Endangered Species Act to African leopards (Panthera pardus pardus).
July 19, 2016
Alberta's draft caribou protection plan criticized for protecting industrial development at the expense of wildlife
A diverse group of organizations across the country is calling on Canadians to urge the Alberta government to abandon a draft plan for the recovery of woodland caribou in North and Central Alberta. Part of the plan includes a fencing experiment that would enclose caribou within 100 square kilometers, and then slaughter many other species found on both sides of the fence.
July 6, 2016
HSI applauded the European Parliament for adopting a resolution on Japan’s decision to resume whaling in the 2015-2016 season. By voting for the resolution, MEPs voiced their support for the maintenance of the global moratorium on commercial whaling. They urge Japan to cease its ‘scientific’ whaling activities and to commit to its international obligations regarding the protection of marine mammals.
June 30, 2016
Undercover video: trophy hunts of threatened and vulnerable species sold at Safari Club International convention
HSI and The HSUS released an undercover video ahead of the one year anniversary of the killing of Cecil the Lion revealing hunts for other threatened and vulnerable animals on sale at Safari Club International’s annual convention.