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.
February 12, 2014
In February 2014, the United States unveiled its National Strategy for Combatting Wildlife Trafficking
February 7, 2014
HSl/UK welcomed news that government funding for the UK's National Wildlife Crime Unit has been guaranteed until 2016. The NWCU works to detect and prevent wildlife crime, assisting police forces in wildlife crime investigation and identifying local or national threats.
January 30, 2014
The European Parliament's Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Committee adopted a report supporting improving animal welfare provisions in the proposed EU regulation on invasive alien species.
January 24, 2014
On the heels of similar actions by the U.S. and China, Hong Kong's government decided to destroy 28 tons of ivory from past seizures.