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Hopeful news for wild elephants at CITES conference

Photo: Faunagraphic The World Wildlife Conference has taken an historic step towards ending the international trade in live, wild-caught elephants. Yesterday, at the eighteenth Conference of the Parties of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES CoP18) in Geneva, delegates voted to ban the capture and trade of […]

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WORLD ANIMAL PROTECTION: Shocking reports on wild animals in captivity and bred for traditional medicine

Photo credit: Blood Lions This month, World Animal Protection has published two reports, one exposing degrading performances and activities in the world’s zoos and aquariums, and the other revealing the expanding industry of big cats being bred and killed for their body parts. The first report, ‘The show can’t go on’, was produced in cooperation […]

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C’EST ASSEZ, CNDA, FONDATION BRIGITTE BARDOT, L214 AND LFDA: French NGOs present their proposals for better wildlife protection to Ministry of Ecology

Photo credits: ©Pablo Heimplatz   Following the consultation launched on 24 April by the Ministry for the Ecological and Inclusive Transition of France, a coalition of French animal welfare NGOs presented to Minister François de Rugy their proposals to improve the welfare of wild animals kept in captivity in France.  The coalition working group –  […]