Every year, trophy hunters slaughter tens of thousands of wild animals, bizarrely claiming that killing rare species is an effective way to protect them. Our Head of Policy, veterinarian Dr Mark Jones, reports.
The global body that regulates international wildlife trade has officially reprimanded the United Kingdom and the European Union for their longstanding failure to register captive breeding facilities for the most heavily threatened and protected species.
Following our recent Hope for Elephants appeal launch, we spoke with Francis Kago, Project Officer for our Saving Meru’s Giants programme in the heart of the Meru Conservation Area, Kenya – dedicated to protecting elephants in the wild.
Born Free co-hosted an event in the sidelines of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES)’ Standing Committee meeting, aimed at persuading the wildlife trade regulating body of the need for a new international agreement to tackle wildlife trafficking.