Category Wildlife Trade

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Luca Berardi the conservation champion – Saving the world at twelve years old

At the age of eight, Luca Berardi founded an environmental organization after reading about endangered animals in a library book. Four years later, he is making a name for himself in the world of wildlife conservation.

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Using drones to improve orangutan conservation

Scouring the forests of Sumatra with a fleet of drones, researchers have uncovered valuable data that could help to protect the imperiled orangutan

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Top 5 environmental success stories of 2015

From protecting the oceans to forging a climate consensus, 2015 was a big year for environmental conservation.

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For Yao Ming, saving sharks is a slam dunk

Thanks to education and outreach efforts on the part of Yao Ming and WildAid, public perception of shark fin soup in China is changing for the better.

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7 drawbacks to trophy hunting as conservation

Trophy hunters, African governments, and even some scientists support widespread trophy hunting as a form of conservation. However, the use of trophy hunting as a conservation tool has some major drawbacks.

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Can the War on Terror save elephants?

Purchasing ivory not only harms elephants, it encourages trade on the black market that may be used to fund terrorism. Can cooperation between lawmakers and conservationists effectively turn the war on terror against poachers?