May 21, 2013
HSI/UK attended a conference in London, hosted by HRH The Prince of Wales and the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, to call for action at the highest levels and to form a global partnership to stop the illegal trade in wildlife.
April 16, 2013
HSI and The HSUS Criticize Decision to Allow First Import of Critically Endangered Black Rhino Trophy in More Than Three Decades
In a setback for species protection and an end to more than 30 years of U.S. protection for the critically endangered black rhino, the Obama Administration has granted approval to an American trophy hunter to import a sport-hunted rhino trophy into the United States from Namibia.
March 12, 2013
A statement from HSI/UK Executive Director and veterinarian Mark Jones on provisions put forth to help protect rhinos from poaching during the 16th meeting of the Conference of the Parties of CITES.
February 27, 2013
HSI encouraged CITES Parties to adopt a precautionary approach in support of species conservation and animal welfare.
July 24, 2012
In June 2012, HSI took part in a series of presentations at a press conference in Beijing, where we called on the Chinese public and authorities to help arrest the escalating rhino poaching crisis.
June 7, 2012
Wildlife experts and conservationists from China, South Africa, the United States and the United Kingdom, including representatives from HSI/UK, gathered in Beijing to call for urgent action from China to help save the world’s rhinos from poaching.
December 13, 2011
A mother rhino and her calf fell victim to poachers in South Africa.
October 27, 2011
As South Africa’s public consultation process on rhino conservation drew to a close, HSI called for an immediate moratorium on trophy hunting of rhinos in the country to help save the animals.
September 19, 2011
Endangered rhinos are threatened by demand for their horns. Trade, loopholes and legal sales are exacerbating the problem.
September 16, 2011
Rhino populations are being decimated by poachers who want to profit from the sale of rhino horn -- a valuable commodity used in Traditional Chinese Medicine.
September 13, 2011
As the price of rhino horn has escalated, the illegal trade has expanded. Now, museums are being targeted for their rhino horn exhibits.