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June 2, 2016
The United States announced a near-complete ban on the commercial ivory trade, marking a historic step forward in ending the global elephant poaching crisis.
May 4, 2016
In a strong warning to elephant poachers, Kenya sent 105 tons of ivory up in flames this past Saturday, April 30.
April 21, 2016
HSI commended South Africa for scrapping a controversial and misguided proposal to legalize the international trade in rhino horn
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.