Cher Helps Kaavan, The World’s Loneliest Elephant, Finally Relocate From The Marghazar Zoo In Pakistan To The Cambodia Wildlife Sanctuary

Photos By: FOUR PAWS International Kaavan, the world’s loneliest elephant, has finally been relocated from the Marghazar Zoo in Islamabad, Pakistan, to the Cambodia Wildlife Sanctuary, with global animal welfare organization FOUR PAWS International overseeing the transfer. Last month, the Islamabad High Court appointed…

SoCalGas Begins Drilling At Ballona Wetlands Ecological Reserve In Los Angeles Putting Wildlife At Risk

SoCalGas has begun drilling in the Ballona Wetlands Ecological Reserve without proper approval from federal, state, and county agencies. SoCalGas’ end-run around the environmental review process threatens endangered and imperiled wildlife who live in one of the last wetlands in…

WAN Exclusive: Your Help Is Needed As 19 Orphaned & Injured Black Bear Cubs Have Been Rescued & Are Being Cared For By The Wildlife Center Of Virginia

The Wildlife Center of Virginia, which is experiencing a record year for black bear rescues, is currently caring for 19 cubs from across the state who have been orphaned, injured, or separated from their mothers. The young cubs were born in…

Breaking! Queen Elizabeth & The Duke Of Edinburgh Appoint Prince William As Patron Of Two Wildlife Conservation Organizations

Yesterday, The Duke of Cambridge, Prince William, became Patron of two wildlife conservation charities, handed to His Royal Highness by The Queen of England and The Duke of Edinburgh. As per an official statement released by the Palace, the new…

U.S. Senator Cory Booker Introduces Important Bill To Shut Down Wildlife Markets Which Threaten Public Health In The United States

U.S. Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ) and John Cornyn (R-TX) introduced a bipartisan bill, the Preventing Future Pandemics Act, which would direct the State Department to work with international partners to shut down commercial wildlife markets and stop the associated wildlife trade.…

Wildlife Advocates Shocked After The U.S. Fish And Wildlife Service Denies Protection For The 300 Wolverines Left In The U.S.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) recently announced that it will deny protections for the rare and elusive wolverine under the Endangered Species Act, prompting a coalition of conservation groups to issue an intent to sue. “Recent scientific information makes…

African Wildlife Foundation Launches Virtual Safaris This Month To Help With The Loss That Tourism In Africa Is Suffering Due To The Pandemic

The African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) has been closely monitoring the difficult situation for safari operators in Africa since the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic when travel bans and government closures began impacting protected areas and local communities on the front…

African Wildlife Foundation Launches Virtual Safaris This Month To Help With The Loss That Tourism In Africa Is Suffering Due To The Pandemic

The African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) has been closely monitoring the difficult situation for safari operators in Africa since the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic when travel bans and government closures began impacting protected areas and local communities on the front…

WAN Exclusive With Wildlife Care Of Southern California After Another Bobcat Dies Of Rodenticide Poisoning, More Reasons Why You Should Never Use Rat Poison

Photos from: Wildlife Care of Southern California Many threats are currently facing wildlife throughout the U.S. including the devastating wildfires currently burning in California, Oregon, and Washington. Other threats, such as poisoning by rodenticides, are not as talked about but are…

Breaking! Conserv Congo Rescues Baby Chimp In The DRC Resulting In Two Wildlife Traffickers Behind Bars

Conserv Congo carried out a sting operation this week where they rescued a baby chimpanzee from two wildlife traffickers on the outskirts of Kinshasa, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The operation was spearheaded by Conserv Congo and the…

Breaking! Notorious Wildlife Poacher ‘Guyvanho’ Accused Of Killing 500 Elephants Sentenced To 30 Years In Prison

Notorious poacher and ivory trafficker, ‘Guyvanho,’ accused of killing up to 500 elephants, has been sentenced to 30 years in prison in the Republic of Congo. This marks the first-ever wildlife trafficker to be convicted in Criminal Court in Congo. Mobanza Mobembo Gérard, ‘Guyvanho,’ was…

Washington Department Of Fish & Wildlife Kills The Last Two Members Of The Wedge Wolf Pack Over Livestock Conflict So That People Can Eat Meat

It is with heavy hearts that WAN shares the news that the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) has killed the last two remaining members of the Wedge wolf pack on August 13th. This is sadly due to conflicts between wolves and livestock.…

Singapore Crushes 9 Tons Of Elephant Ivory & Launches New Center For Wildlife Forensics To Further Combat Illegal Wildlife Trade

Today, the National Parks Board of Singapore (NParks) crushed nine tons of ivory, worth $ 18 million, to commemorate World Elephant Day, which falls on August 12th. Singapore’s ivory crushing event, the largest globally in recent years, demonstrates Singapore’s strong determination and…

FOUR PAWS Rescues Two Asiatic Black Bear Cubs From The Illegal Wildlife Trade In Vietnam After Smuggler Tried To Sell Them Online

Photos from FOUR PAWS Global animal welfare organization FOUR PAWS has just rescued two Asiatic black bear cubs that were confiscated by the environmental police in Lai Chau Province at the Vietnam border to China on July 21, 2020. The…

Breaking! Bill To Ban The Possession Of Wildlife “Trophies” Into California Passes Assembly Committee With 8-3 Vote & Is One Step Closer To Becoming Law

Today, Senate Bill 1175 passed the California Assembly Committee on Water, Parks, and Wildlife by a vote of 8-3. The bill will cut off imports of any wildlife into the state that could spread zoonotic disease like COVID-19 or that are invasive…

Shocking News! Female Wolf Killed By The Washington Department Of Fish & Wildlife Leaving Only Two Wolves Remaining In Her Pack

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) reported today that a non-breeding adult female wolf from the Wedge pack in the Kettle Range in northeast Washington was killed yesterday, leaving only two wolves in the pack. This action comes…

WAN Exclusive With John Garcia, Founder Of Soldiers For Wildlife, As The Non-Profit Makes Historic Moves In South Africa

It is not uncommon for people who visit Africa to describe the experience as life-changing. What differs, is what people do after the experience. For Navy veteran John Garcia, nothing would ever be the same as his life took on…

9 Members Of South Africa’s Most Notorious Wildlife Trafficking Gang Sentenced To More Than 56 Years In Prison

After years of investigations and collecting evidence, nine members of one of Southern Africa’s most prolific wildlife trafficking gangs were sentenced by a Malawi court to a total of 56.5 years in prison. The convicted were members of the Lin-Zhang…

Victory! Vietnam Bans Wildlife Imports, Closing Illegal Wildlife Markets As Part Of A Global Crackdown

Vietnam’s Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has signed a new directive that bans wildlife imports and closes illegal wildlife markets, a move applauded by Humane Society International (HSI)/Vietnam. This directive provides clear instructions to relevant enforcement agencies and authorities to…

Wildlife SOS Says Goodbye To Their Beloved Elephant King “Gajraj” Who Was Rescued After Working For Over 50 Years At A Temple In India

It was a warm summer day in 2017 and an atmosphere of excitement lingered in the air at the Wildlife SOS Elephant Conservation & Care Center (ECCC) as their team prepared for the arrival of ‘Gajraj,’ which means the “King…

The UN Warns That More Pandemics Will Occur Unless Steps Are Taken To Protect Wildlife, Promote Sustainable Agriculture & Preserve The Environment

A new report warns that further outbreaks like COVID-19 are likely to emerge unless governments take active measures to prevent other zoonotic diseases from crossing over into the human population. The report, Preventing the Next Pandemic: Zoonotic diseases and how to break…

Urgent! Public Comments Needed By July 6th To Stop The Use Of Anticoagulant Rodenticides That Are Killing Mountian Lions & Other Species Of Wildlife In The U.S.

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is conducting an Ecological Risk Assessment for the most dangerous Anticoagulant Rodenticides which are used to poison and kill rats. As previously reported by WAN, senseless animal deaths also occur by second-generation anticoagulant rodenticide poisoning…

New footage shows baby elephants getting their ‘spirits broken’ to work in Thai tourism trade. A report from World Animal Protection in 2018 highlighted ill treatment of elephants, dolphins and other animals in “wildlife abusement parks” in Bali — a popular travel destination for Australians.

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New Hope! Rescued Begging Elephant Named Zara Begins Her Healing Journey At The Wildlife SOS Elephant Hospital In India

An emaciated female elephant, that dragged herself through the day, with the overbearing weight of a carrier, will no longer suffer after being rescued by Wildlife SOS. Her frail structure held testimony to the life that she lived as a…

Dispersal of flying foxes from centre of Cairns ‘farcical’, wildlife groups say

Decision to ‘relocate’ the animals comes despite species recovery plan identifying such tactics as significant threat Environment groups have questioned a federal government decision to approve the “relocation” of thousands of endangered spectacled flying foxes from the Cairns CBD despite…

‘It’s against nature’: illegal wildlife trade casts shadow over traditional Chinese medicine

Experts warn the exploitation of endangered animals such as pangolin and tiger is tarnishing the industry Supporters and practitioners of traditional Chinese medicine have warned that the discipline is threatened by those who continue to trade in endangered animals. The…

Breaking! Critical Action Plan Released Today By Top Conservation Groups To Help Prevent Future Pandemics By Ending Live Wildlife Imports Into The U.S.

Top conservation groups released an action plan for the United States today to dramatically crack down on the illegal wildlife trade, which is the most probable cause of the global coronavirus pandemic. Among other proposals, the action plan recommends that the United…