Wildlife/Marine Mammals

Leopards, sharks and glass frogs win new protections, while hippos face tragic losses

Leopards, sharks and glass frogs win new protections, while hippos face tragic losses

A couple of weeks ago, I told you about our work at the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora—known as CITES. This conference is so important because it shapes how wild animals in . . . 

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Endangered Species Act proposal would be a win for elephants

Endangered Species Act proposal would be a win for elephants

There’s a golden opportunity to help protect African elephants now that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has proposed a new Endangered Species Act rule. If finalized, the new rule would better regulate imports of African elephants and their parts, like hunting trophies, to the . . . 

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Breaking: Brutal trophy hunt returns in shocking ‘emergency’ reversal of policy

By on November 16, 2022 in Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 11 Comments
Breaking: Brutal trophy hunt returns in shocking ‘emergency’ reversal of policy

In a stunningly shortsighted and ill-advised decision, New Jersey officials voted Tuesday to bring back the state’s trophy hunt of black bears. The disappointing move was approved Tuesday by a unanimous vote of the state’s Fish and Game Council and supported by a finding of . . . 

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At CITES in Panama, we’re pushing for greater wildlife protection worldwide

At CITES in Panama, we’re pushing for greater wildlife protection worldwide

What kind of world would this be if there were no regulation of the international trade in wildlife and wildlife parts? In a world in which commercial interests alone determined the fate of tigers, elephants and hundreds of other species threatened by trade, would these . . . 

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Inside a unique program that prevents cruelty to elephants in South Africa

Inside a unique program that prevents cruelty to elephants in South Africa

As human development and activity increasingly encroach on wild habitats, one of the most challenging parts of protecting wild animals from suffering is figuring out solutions for coexistence. In this shrinking wild world, elephants have a particularly hard time—in part because their ranges are so . . . 

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Here’s why the global ban on whaling is as essential as ever

Here’s why the global ban on whaling is as essential as ever

More than forty years since the global moratorium on commercial whaling was adopted, it is justly regarded as one of the most important conservation and animal protection measures of all time. By most estimates it’s saved hundreds of thousands of whales from the harpoon and . . . 

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Nearly 300,000 Britons call on UK government to end fur and foie gras imports

Nearly 300,000 Britons call on UK government to end fur and foie gras imports

The people have spoken: On September 29, Humane Society International/UK and coalition partners presented the UK government with a petition that included almost 300,000 signatures in support of a nationwide fur and foie gras import ban. The handover of the petition coincided with indications that . . . 

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More than 1,000 coyotes have been slaughtered in Oregon’s ‘killing contests’ over the past 4 years

More than 1,000 coyotes have been slaughtered in Oregon’s ‘killing contests’ over the past 4 years

Earlier this week, we led a coalition of organizations in submitting a petition to the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission proposing a ban on killing contests in the state. Wildlife killing contests are grisly events where participants compete to kill as many animals as possible . . . 

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Following our investigation, pressure builds to ban fur farming in Romania

Following our investigation, pressure builds to ban fur farming in Romania

We’re pressing Romania to ban fur farming on the strength of hard-hitting evidence just released from our undercover investigation of chinchilla breeding operations in that Eastern European nation. Humane Society International/Europe’s film footage and documentation paint a desperate picture of animals housed in bleak and . . . 

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Coyotes need humane, scientific solutions to potential conflicts

By on September 23, 2022 in Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 7 Comments
Coyotes need humane, scientific solutions to potential conflicts

There is an aggressive group of anti-coyote propogandists emerging in many communities, as a recent article in the Los Angeles Times on the presence of coyotes in a dozen or so California localities suggests. The belligerence of these propagandists, and their disdain for best practices . . . 

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We’re honoring lawmakers for their efforts to save sharks and end the shark fin trade

We’re honoring lawmakers for their efforts to save sharks and end the shark fin trade

At a time when bipartisanship can be unpredictable in politics, it’s particularly gratifying to recognize four lawmakers who have joined together to advance one of the most urgent animal protection measures in the Congress, the Shark Fin Sales Elimination Act. This week, we’re honoring Senate . . . 

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California bear injured by arrow is first heartbreaking sign of cruel trophy hunting season  

By on September 19, 2022 in Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 19 Comments
California bear injured by arrow is first heartbreaking sign of cruel trophy hunting season  

Last week, residents of Arcadia, California, spotted a black bear they were used to seeing around the neighborhood. But this time, something was different. The bear was moaning and was clearly suffering; an arrow was sticking out of his flesh. This is a heartbreaking reminder . . . 

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