March 2, 2017
The European Parliament voted overwhelmingly in favour of a robust report concerning EU Common Commercial Policy in the context of wildlife sustainability imperatives.
February 28, 2017
During a recent parliamentary committee meeting, some Conservative and Liberal Members of Parliament openly discussed trading political support for the commercial slaughter of seals in Atlantic Canada for support for the British Columbia grizzly bear trophy hunt.
February 4, 2017
Animal welfare groups urge Nepal to rethink amendment to Wildlife Protection Act allowing farming of wildlife
Leading animal welfare organizations including, HSI, World Animal Protection, and others are urging Nepal Government to cancel the amendment to country's Wildlife Protection Act that will allow farming of wild animals
January 19, 2017
South Africa recommends annual 800 captive-bred lion skeleton export quota, ignoring global calls to shut down cruel captive lion breeding industry
HSI and Pippa Hankinson, producer of the film Blood Lions, decried the decision to allow the export of 800 captive-bred lion skeletons from South Africa.
November 24, 2016
The European Parliament has adopted a robust report on the EU Action Plan against Wildlife Trafficking, a move warmly welcomed by Humane Society International.
November 17, 2016
Representatives from around the world attending the Ha Noi Conference on Illegal Wildlife Trade signed a statement committing to do their part to end the supply and demand of illegally traded wildlife.
November 16, 2016
HRH Prince William visits Government of Viet Nam and Humane Society International’s rhino horn demand reduction campaign
His Royal Highness Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, saw first-hand today the efforts by the government of Viet Nam and animal protection organisation HSI to inspire Viet Nam’s school children to protect rhinos from devastating poaching by reducing demand for rhino horn.
November 13, 2016
Reprieve for Pizza the polar bear as China’s Grandview Mall returns her ‘"temporarily" to an ocean park in North China
Following a global campaign led by Humane Society International and others calling for China’s Grandview Shopping Mall animal exhibits to close, the mall has announced via Weibo that Pizza – dubbed the world’s saddest polar bear – will reportedly be returned to an undisclosed ocean park in North China where she was born, reuniting her with her parents.
November 12, 2016
Viet Nam destroys more than two tons of confiscated ivory & rhino horn ahead of the Ha Noi Conference on Illegal Wildlife Trade
Viet Nam destroyed a large cache of elephant ivory and rhinoceros horns confiscated from the illegal trade, and which came from the slaughter of an estimated 330 African elephants and 23 rhinos.
October 4, 2016
Notice sent to a man in Kolkata for an investigation into the alleged illegal possession and consumption of turtle meat
October 3, 2016
There was mostly good news, but also some disappointing outcomes, coming from Johannesburg and the 2016 meeting of delegates from 183 nations at the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).
October 3, 2016
CITES News: Rhinos saved from disastrous Swaziland proposal to legalise horn trade on same day African elephants lose out on CITES Appendix I protection
HSI applauded CITES Parties for defeating a proposal by Swaziland to sell existing stocks of rhinoceros horn and horn harvested from the 74 living rhinos in the country to licensed retailers in Asia. The rhino news followed a devastatingly disappointing decision to reject the up-listing of all African elephants to Appendix I despite a clear conservation need.
October 2, 2016
CITES NEWS: Victory for African elephants as CITES reach interim decision to close domestic ivory markets worldwide
HSI applauded the parties at the 17th CITES Conference of Parties for adopting a resolution recommending the closure of domestic elephant ivory markets.
September 30, 2016
HSI praised the parties at CITES for defeating a Canadian proposal to establish the legal international trade in wild-caught peregrine falcons.
September 15, 2016
HSI appplauded the Members of the European Parliament for voting overwhelmingly in favour of a strong Resolution on the European Union’s strategic priorities for the protection of endangered and threatened wildlife species from international trade.
August 31, 2016
The IUCN World Conservation Congress, the world’s largest gathering of conservation leaders, has passed a motion outlining a path to broader protections for all eight pangolin species.
August 12, 2016
In light of the upcoming CITES meeting, more than 26 interfaith leaders and organizations wrote to EU Ministers of Environment on World Elephant Day to call for their support to protect African elephants.
August 3, 2016
Telangana State Forest Department and Humane Society International/India urge the citizens of Telangana to stop worshiping live snakes during the festival of Nagapanchami
July 28, 2016
In celebration of International Tiger Day, HSI released “I’m A Little Tiger,” a children’s book about tigers and the issues that threaten their survival, including poaching, the illegal wildlife trade and habitat destruction. The book is the second in HSI’s “I’m A Little…” series of books and videos, produced through a partnership with the Vietnamese government.
June 13, 2016
In advance of the release of Disney/Pixar’s Finding Dory, animal protection and conservation groups today urged consumers not to buy fish like Dory, a blue tang, or other wild-caught fish as pets for home aquariums.