News: Animals in the wild
05 May 2017
Gilbert Sape (Head of Campaign, ‘Bears and Traditional Medicine’) leads our campaign to end the bear bile industry across Asia. His work is complex and challenging – but vital to put a stop to one of the worst examples of animal cruelty in the world.
04 May 2017
Lost or abandoned fishing gear, or ‘ghost gear’, kills hundreds of thousands of marine animals annually. The Global Ghost Gear Initiative (GGGI) invites the public and industry to feed back on its new guidance to protect animals from this most harmful form of marine litter
04 May 2017
Countries that keep captive bears for traditional medicine must follow this positive example to end the captive breeding of bears for their bile
12 April 2017
Throughout Thailand, Bali and other parts of Asia, elephants are exploited by the tourism industry for entertainment and profit.
31 March 2017
Japan confirmed it killed more than 333 minke whales during its summer hunting season in the Antarctic this year.
28 March 2017
Pressure is growing for countries to reduce marine pollution and meet their United Nations commitments. The Global Ghost Gear Initiative can help countries find practical solutions.
17 March 2017
Following the tragic death of a sperm whale trapped in fishing nets off the coast of China, we’re calling for more proactive action to protect sea animals against abandoned, lost or discarded fishing gear, otherwise known as ‘ghost gear’
10 March 2017
Maya the dancing bear has been surrendered to the care of the Balkasar Sanctuary. Because of you, Maya is now safe – and taking the first steps towards a new happy and peaceful life in our partner sanctuary.
08 March 2017
The poor treatment and unacceptable welfare conditions of elephants used in the tourist industry will be a hot topic of conversation at the world’s largest travel trade fair, ITB Berlin this year.
19 January 2017
When President Barack Obama leaves the White House, ocean wildlife will have a vastly safer habitat than it had eight years ago