July 22, 2014
Conservationists from leading African organizations appealed internet retail giant Rakuten to cease sales of elephant ivory products during the current poaching epidemic. Rakuten is stimulating market demand for elephant ivory by facilitating the sale of tens of thousands of ivory products.
April 8, 2014
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced that it would temporarily stop imports of sport-hunted trophies of African elephants from Tanzania and Zimbabwe
March 4, 2014
Elephants in iSimangaliso Wetland Park, located in KwaZulu Natal province on South Africa’s east coast, were treated for the first time with a contraceptive vaccine to control the population’s growth rate.
January 21, 2014
In January 2014, the Dallas Safari Club auctioned off a permit to hunt a black rhino in Namibia, claiming that the money would go toward conservation efforts.
October 31, 2013
HSI took the first steps toward implementing a country-wide spay/neuter program for street dogs in Mauritius.
August 28, 2013
With political turmoil in Egypt continuing to disrupt the tourism industry, the animals (and their owners) working in the area of the pyramids were in need of assistance.
August 27, 2013
The Vietnam government authority responsible for implementing the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species and Humane Society International announced a long-term public awareness campaign aimed at reducing demand for rhino horn.
June 21, 2013
Government officials from Mauritius requested help from HSI to deal humanely with the island's street dog population.
June 10, 2013
Animal groups sent a letter to Chinese customs officials thanking them for intercepting a massive amount of ivory smuggled from Africa and for the subsequent conviction of three men.
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.