Caring for Wildlife

It’s easy, publishing a blog on natural history museums and wildlife trafficking, to focus on instances where wildlife was hurt or treated unethically. Although the situation is all too common, for the first post of 2017, it’s worth paying attention to a selection of positive stories that will make difference to fight against wildlife crime. … More Caring for Wildlife

Press Release: Carnegie Museum of Natural History’s Director Speaks on Global Crisis of Wildlife Trafficking

Dr. Eric Dorfman speaks on how museums can counteract this illegal trade. PITTSBURGH – Carnegie Museum of Natural History’s Director Eric Dorfman is leading an international call for natural history museums to do their part to stop the global crisis of wildlife trafficking. Wildlife trafficking is one of the top international illegal trade practices surpassed … More Press Release: Carnegie Museum of Natural History’s Director Speaks on Global Crisis of Wildlife Trafficking

New Sniffer Dogs detect illegal ivory, lead to arrest in Tanzania

Thanks to the Wildlife Conservation Society, Tanzanian National Parks (TANAPA) are now using dogs to detect illicit ivory. Jenny, a Belgian Malinois dog, and Dexter, an English springer spaniel, recently helped seize four elephant tusks in a village outside Tanzania’s Ruaha National Park, leading to the arrest of an alleged poacher. The dogs are members … More New Sniffer Dogs detect illegal ivory, lead to arrest in Tanzania

New Report Reveals Disturbing Trends in Tiger Trafficking

Bengal Tiger in Kamataka, India. Photo: Paul Mannix Johannesburg, South Africa, 29th September 2016—a new report from TRAFFIC and WWF found no evidence of any diminution in tiger trafficking across Asia. Seized body parts equate to at least 1755 tigers confiscated between 2000 and 2015—an average of more than two animals per week. Published ahead … More New Report Reveals Disturbing Trends in Tiger Trafficking

Wildlife Witness App Helps Stop Trafficking

If you’re traveling to Southeast Asia, there is an app that will allow you to identify and report wildlife that is being illegally traded. In 2014 Sydney’s Taronga Zoo partnered with TRAFFIC, the wildlife trade monitoring network, to create Wildlife Witness, the first global community action smartphone app in the fight against illegal wildlife trade. … More Wildlife Witness App Helps Stop Trafficking