May 1, 2016
HSI/Europe applauded the French Environment Minister Ségolène Royal for announcing her intention to implement a ban on ivory trade in all French territories and stating her support for similar measures at an EU level.
March 24, 2016
Environmental and conservation organizations, including HSI, appealed to Yahoo! Japan, the world largest internet ivory seller, and its major shareholder SoftBank, to halt all elephant ivory sales on Yahoo! Japan’s shopping and auctions sites.
March 16, 2016
In a positive response to a scientific petition submitted last year by animal protection groups, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said increased Endangered Species Act protections may be warranted for the African elephant. HSI along with The Humane Society of the United States and the International Fund for Animal Welfare submitted the original petition on Feb. 11, 2015.
March 15, 2016
Pangolins, the World’s Most Trafficked Mammals, Move Closer to U.S. Endangered Species Act Protection
Responding to a scientific petition by conservation groups, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today said Endangered Species Act protections may be warranted for seven species of pangolin, one of the most sought-after and poached wild animals in the world.
March 4, 2016
An undercover investigation by The HSUS and HSI discovered that the illegal ivory trade is flourishing in Hawaii, with ivory dealers and businesses giving pointers to customers about how to skirt federal law to smuggle ivory out of the country without required permits.
March 3, 2016
A new report shows that the online trade in ivory and related wildlife products is rampant in Hawaii, which remains one of the United States’ major markets for ivory.
February 26, 2016
HSI's Joanna Swabe applauded the European Commission for adopting a long-awaited EU Action Plan Against Wildlife Trafficking.
February 24, 2016
The Guatemalan Congress accepted and has scheduled a hearing for draft animal protection legislation submitted by animal activists, the first time such a proposal will be heard by the body.
February 18, 2016
During a press conference, the Costa Rican Minister of Environment presented the country’s official stance on wildlife, stating that wildlife issues are a priority to the Central American nation.
November 10, 2015
HSI applauded the Mexican Senate for conducting a forum to discuss ways to contribute to the enactment of comprehensive animal welfare legislation at the federal level.
October 26, 2015
Dozens of birds, turtles and a dog rescued from an abandoned apartment in Mexico City are now safe and receiving treatment. Humane Society International/Mexico, in coordination with Mexico City’s Environment Attorney’s Office, took part in the rescue that took place in Mexico City.
October 23, 2015
Docenas de aves, tortugas y un perro fueron rescatados tras ser abandonados en un apartamento de la Ciudad de México y hoy se encuentran a salvo, recibiendo tratamiento.
October 8, 2015
More than 300 school children wrote postcards to the Chief Minister of Telangana, K. Chandrasekhar Rao, urging him to protect Palapittas (Indian Rollers) from their cruel abuse during Dussehra. They also designed posters imploring the public to celebrate a cruelty-free Dussehra.
September 11, 2015
Protect Palapitta Birds from Cruelty ahead of Dusshera Festival, HSI/India Urges Telangana Authorities
Humane Society International/India is urging Telangana officials to crack down on the cruel capture and trade of the Palapitta (also known as the Indian roller or blue jay).
August 17, 2015
Hong Kong Pangolin Awareness Campaign Launched Amid Survey Showing Majority of Residents Misinformed about Pangolin Trade
To raise public awareness on the plight of pangolins in Hong Kong, Humane Society International is launched its #ProtectOurPangolins awareness campaign. Based on seizure data, Hong Kong is a major transit point for pangolin smuggling from Southeast Asia and Africa– with three tonnes of scales seized last year, and more than two tonnes seized already this year.
July 15, 2015
Today, a coalition of wildlife groups petitioned the U.S. government to designate pangolins as “endangered” under the U.S. Endangered Species Act and also asked the agency to protect pangolins under the Act’s “similarity of appearance” provision.
July 1, 2015
World-renowned DJ Steve Aoki joined The Humane Society of the United States and Humane Society International in their efforts to combat wildlife poaching.
June 30, 2015
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
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.