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

Ivory, Tortoise Shell, & Fur: The Ugly Truth of Wildlife Trafficking, A New Exhibition at the Crime and Punishement Museum

WASHINGTON D.C. It’s estimated that in the last century we have lost 97 percent of the world’s tigers. In just the last 13 years there has been a 76percent decline in the elephant population. Last year alone, there were over 1,200 rhinoceros killed. Each of these animal populations are being severely depleted in large part … More Ivory, Tortoise Shell, & Fur: The Ugly Truth of Wildlife Trafficking, A New Exhibition at the Crime and Punishement Museum

Rare birds jammed inside water bottles in Indonesia

Police and customs officials hold rare Indonesian yellow-crested cockatoos, jammed inside plastic water bottles, confiscated from an alleged wildlife smuggler, on May 4 [Credit: AFP] SURABAYA – Indonesian police have arrested a suspected wildlife smuggler after discovering nearly two dozen rare birds, mostly yellow-crested cockatoos, jammed inside plastic water bottles in his luggage. The 37-year-old … More Rare birds jammed inside water bottles in Indonesia