News: Animals in the wild
11 October 2018
Historically, getting a wild species to keep as a pet, more commonly known as an exotic pet, was a small-scale operation. Today, these animals are part of a much larger operation – a multi-billion dollar global industry.
17 September 2018
This week we’re celebrating this incredible decision from the International Whaling Commission (IWC). Lost and abandoned fishing gear – ghost gear – is the biggest threat to whales and other marine life
06 September 2018
In 1987, Jan and Pete Bevington set up Hillswick Wildlife Sanctuary – working closely with the local community, fishermen and vets – to rescue seals, otters, whales and dolphins in difficulty on the islands’ rugged and hostile coastline.
05 September 2018
Our 2017 report A close up on cruelty revealed tourists can swim with, touch and take selfies with pink river dolphins (boto) in Manaus, Brazil. As we know, this practice hides huge cruelty.
04 September 2018
After 13 years of pain and suffering in captivity, a group of Asiatic black bears have been rescued from the horrific abuse of bear bile farming
30 August 2018
Fiona has been travelling all over the world on a mission to raise awareness of the deadly issue of ghost gear, which is ruining the lives of thousands of marine animals
30 August 2018
The Western Pacific population of leatherbacks has decreased 80% in just the last three generations, and is now listed as critically endangered.
29 August 2018
Whale watchers are being reminded to give visiting whales space. This follows footage of a southern right whale and calf in Wellington Harbor being closely followed by a recreational boat earlier this week.
20 August 2018
Travel companies worldwide commit to stop elephant rides and shows
10 August 2018
We’ve successfully lobbied the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) to protect marine animals by tagging fishing nets. This significant decision means sea animals will be less likely to be killed or entangled in lost or abandoned fishing gear