The United Nations Development Programme’s excellent new educational booklet Burning Bright: UNDP and GEF in the Tiger Landscape, published April 13th 2016, is probably the best guide to the state of the world’s tigers. It shows the current and former ranges of these magnificent big cats, their principle threats and the ecological, cultural and economic importance of preservation of their […]

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On International Tiger Day, UN calls for urgent action against illegal wildlife trade Bangkok, 29 July 2016 – The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Regional Office for Asia and Pacific today marked International Tiger Day with a call for urgent action to protect tigers and combat the illegal trade in wildlife. With only a few […]

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Ban Ki-moon, Kong Saharat, Li Bingbing and Gisele Bündchen among those aiming to spur action to protect endangered species (UNEP Press release) Nairobi: 25 May 2016 – The United Nations, backed by A-list celebrities from across the globe, today launched an unprecedented campaign against the illegal trade in wildlife, which is pushing species to […]

via Backed by Stars, Unprecedented UN Campaign Seeks to Mobilize Millions to End Illegal Trade in Wildlife — Wild Open Eye – Natural Vision, News from Wild Open Eye

UNEP-INTERPOL Report: Value of Environmental Crime up 26% Eco-crime hits record high at up to $258 billion, outstripping the illegal trade in small arms, as international criminal gangs and militant groups profit from the plunder of Earth’s resources Nairobi, 4 June 2016 – The value of environmental crime is 26 per cent larger than previously […]

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The World Health Organization (WHO) officially recognized traditional Chinese medicine for the first time on May 25, sparking widespread outcries from conservationists. The demand for wild animal parts in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is a major driver of the illegal wildlife trade, encouraging the poaching of tigers, pangolins, rhinos, and more. This trade has decimated […]

via WHO Causes Alarm by Recognizing Traditional Chinese Medicine — The Jaguar

Here’s an incredible, three-minute “Lightning Talk” by Tatjana Rosen that’s full of powerful content! Rosen’s talk is primarily about the first time she glimpsed a wild snow leopard (Panthera uncia), but there’s a lot more going on than that. Rosen touches on: finding one’s “bliss,” the psychological impacts of war, the healing power of nature, […]

via Amazing Talk by National Geographic Explorer Tatjana Rosen — The Jaguar