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The international wildlife trade threatens the survival of many species and results in the inhumane treatment of billions of animals every year. Avoid contributing to the problem – Don’t Buy Wild.

Wildlife trade includes live animals (who may be sold as exotic pets or stock for game farms, or sent to biomedical research facilities or zoos) and their parts (which may be used in clothing, as ornamental objects, as food or as traditional medicine).Wildlife trade is linked to violence, drugs and organized crime. It harms wildlife populations. Methods used to capture animals for trade may be terribly cruel.

You have the power to save wildlife. Help encourage policy makers to improve and enforce laws and regulations in order to reduce or end this trade. And understand the impact of your consumption choices: Lack of demand is the best solution.

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Don't Buy Wild

Avoid participating unsuspectingly in the illegal wildlife trade, or contributing to animal suffering or environmental damage. Make compassionate purchasing decisions while traveling and at home with the help of our interactive Don't Buy Wild infographic/guide.

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  • June 30, 2015

    INR 5,00,000 Reward Offered for Baby Orangutan Smuggling Case in Andhra Pradesh

    Humane Society International/India offered an award of up to 5,00,000 INR for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of the gang responsible for the smuggling of two baby orangutans in Andhra Pradesh, as reported by newspapers.

  • June 29, 2015

    Rencontre des Etats de l’aire de répartition du pangolin pour la planification d’actions de conservation critiques

    A l’occasion de la Première session des Etats de l’aire de répartition des pangolins, des délégués de 29 pays africains et asiatiques, ainsi que des Etats-Unis, se sont réunis pour la première fois cette semaine dans le but de développer un plan d’action unifié pour la protection du mammifère le plus trafiqué au monde, le pangolin. Les gouvernements du Vietnam et des Etats-Unis ont accueilli cette réunion qui a été organisée et facilitée par Humane Society International.

  • June 24, 2015

    Pangolin Range States Meet to Plan Critical Conservation Actions

    Delegates from 29 African and Asian pangolin range countries and the United States joined together for the first time this week to develop a unified conservation action plan to protect pangolins, the most trafficked mammals in the world, at the First Pangolin Range States Meeting.

  • June 10, 2015

    Make an Animal Friendly Start to this Academic Year

    As students prepare themselves for their new academic year, Humane Society International/India shares a few animal-friendly tips that they can include to their annual list and make it a great year for themselves and the animals.

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