Global Shipping Industry to Tackle Wildlife Trafficking

A declaration to tackle global wildlife trafficking routes has been signed by the Sustainable Shipping Initiative (SSI) – a coalition of companies from across the global shipping industry. The declaration was unveiled by The Duke of Cambridge, President of United for Wildlife, and is the culmination of 12 months of work to develop a plan, … More Global Shipping Industry to Tackle Wildlife Trafficking

Accused Cleveland museum gem thief appears in court

CLEVELAND, Ohio —  December 14, 2015. The man arrested in connection with a gem theft at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History was issued $5,000 bond in court. Hans Wrage, 36, pleaded not guilty to his charges, despite the fact that he was caught on security camera at the time of the event. Wrage was arrested … More Accused Cleveland museum gem thief appears in court

United States returns ancient dinosaur fossil, ancient cultural artifacts to China

WASHINGTON – On December 10, 2015 a microraptor fossil estimated to be approximately 120 million years old was returned to the government of China Thursday by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). ICE Deputy Director Daniel Ragsdale, China’s Deputy Director General of the State Administration of Cultural Heritage Gu Yucai and Department of State Assistant … More United States returns ancient dinosaur fossil, ancient cultural artifacts to China

2015 Meeting Report

The second annual meeting of the ICOM NATHIST Wildlife Trafficking Working Group was hosted by the National Taiwan Museum on the 18th of October  2015, in association with the ICOM NATHIST annual conference. This meeting was an important advance on work to date. At the meeting, we were very fortunate to have delegates from institutions … More 2015 Meeting Report

Crime Museum in Washington DC hosts workshops on drones and the wildlife trade

The Crime Museum in Washington DC (which is sadly shortly going to close its doors) has hosted sell-out workshops this summer to show people how to make the kind of drones that protect wildlife from poachers in situ. They said: In 2014 over 40,000 elephants and 1,200 rhinos were killed by poachers for their ivory … More Crime Museum in Washington DC hosts workshops on drones and the wildlife trade

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