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.
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.