January 6, 2014
China, the world’s largest market for ivory products, destroyed 6.1 tons of its confiscated stockpile in January 2014.
December 19, 2013
Most high-end restaurants in China continue to serve shark fins to customers despite the Chinese government’s move to phase out from official functions dishes with ingredients from threatened shark species.
December 5, 2013
As the biennial meeting of the international Polar Bear Agreement began in Moscow, Russia, new data pointed to an unsustainable rise in hunting that threatens the species.
November 29, 2013
The disastrous badger cull, which has been underway in Gloucestershire for eleven weeks, will end tomorrow, 30 November.
October 30, 2013
HSI met with women's groups in Vietnam to request their help in spreading the word to stop rhino poaching.
October 28, 2013
HSI/India consultant Soham Mukherjee surveyed villages in Odisha, India that have experienced fatalities from crocodiles and made recommendations for avoiding attacks as part of HSI's initiative to mitigate human-wildlife conflict.
October 18, 2013
For many wildlife experts, scientists, veterinarians and local residents, the pilot badger culls in parts of Somerset and Gloucestershire over the last six weeks proved that shooting large numbers of free-roaming badgers was unsafe, inhumane and inefficient.
October 16, 2013
A new opinion poll showed that the majority of British people do not believe the pilot culls in Gloucestershire and Somerset have been a success. The poll also revealed most would not support the government authorising badger gassing.
October 9, 2013
An application to extend the six-week pilot cull in Somerset was submitted to Natural England as DEFRA sources admitted badger population estimates in the cull zone were overestimated.
October 3, 2013
The Court of Justice of the European Union preserved the European Union’s ban on commercial seal product trade when it dismissed an appeal by commercial sealing and fur trade interests and some Inuit representatives.