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Rebecca Taylor

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Care for the Wild International

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Tesco’s ethical stance under fire
Tesco’s ethical stance under fire Tesco’s adventures in China have resulted in rapid expansion. Under the guidance of the new Chief Executive Philip Clark, the company currently boasts around 100 stores, and plans to quadruple its .. Read more ...
Everyone wants a ban on wild animals in . . .
Everyone wants a ban on wild animals in circuses – except the Government! As parliament debated the future of wild animals in circuses at the adjournment debate in Westminster Hall yesterday, the Great British Circus rolled into West Sussex, home of Care for the Wild .. Read more ...
MPs to vote on circus animal ban
MPs to vote on circus animal ban Following a campaign by Care for the Wild International and others, MPs have secured parliamentary time for a debate on whether the use of wild animals in circuses should be banned... Read more ...
Commons votes for circus ban
Commons votes for circus ban 24th June 2011. In a landmark debate in the House of Commons yesterday, MPs from all parties voted overwhelmingly in favour of a motion urging the Government to ban the use of wild animals in .. Read more ...
Welcome to the jungle!
Welcome to the jungle! Many of you will remember the wonderful ‘Elephant Parade’ event that took place last year, seeing gorgeous elephant sculptures being placed all over London and helping to raise over £1 million for .. Read more ...
Circus protest a roaring success
Circus protest a roaring success Yesterday morning MPs, Mark Pritchard and Sheryll Murray, offered their support to a poignant protest by four-year-old Gabriel Ryan calling upon the Government to ban the use of wild animals in .. Read more ...
Government in a mess over circus ban
Government in a mess over circus ban 20th May 2011. The Government’s refusal to introduce an outright ban on wild animals in circuses came under increasing pressure during a 20 minute parliamentary debate yesterday. In spite of .. Read more ...
Rhino Mayday
Rhino Mayday May 2011. With rhino populations facing real trouble under the threat of massive increases in poaching for their horn, Save the Rhino’s Rhino Mayday event in London had a real urgency to it this .. Read more ...
CWI calls for clear labelling of palm o . . .
CWI calls for clear labelling of palm oil Palm oil is in massive demand as a vegetable oil ingredient of many food items. To meet this demand, tropical forests across parts of Asia, and increasingly Africa, are being systematically destroyed .. Read more ...
UK Lab Animals face uncertain future
UK Lab Animals face uncertain future The process of transposing the new EU Directive on Animal Experiments into UK law could result in lower standards... Read more ...
Rhinoceros poaching at critical levels
Rhinoceros poaching at critical levels The level of poaching of rhinos in Africa and India is fast reaching critical levels. Internationally-coordinated efforts are urgently needed if we are to save one of the world's most charismatic .. Read more ...
Tanzania's Highway to destruction?
Tanzania's Highway to destruction? The Serengeti National Park in Tanzania, along with the contiguous Mara Reserve in its northern neighbour Kenya, is home to some of the most magnificent wildlife on earth, including 70 species of .. Read more ...
Coalition Government U-turns on circus . . .
Coalition Government U-turns on circus ban 14th May 2011: In a move labelled as "Preposterous" by CWI's Mark Jones, the suffering of wild animals at the hands of travelling circuses looks set to continue, after the Coalition Government .. Read more ...
Mara anti-poaching Blog
Mara anti-poaching Blog Welcome to our blog from our man in the Mara, Elias Kamande, Team Leader of Care for the Wild's Mara Anti-Poaching Team.Elias and his four team members, Kimoro, Nelson, Kilonga and Sireni are .. Read more ...
No return to commercial whaling - for n . . .
No return to commercial whaling - for now... At the recent meeting in Morocco, the IWC meeting failed to agree to the so-called "Peace Plan" that would have seen an IWC-sanctioned and controlled return to commercial whaling... Read more ...
POWDERED RHINO HORN AS VALUABLE AS STRE . . .
POWDERED RHINO HORN AS VALUABLE AS STREET COCAINE Increasing demand for powdered rhino horn in Vietnam and China has seen the price skyrocket. Powdered horn has been fetching reported prices as high as US$50,000 per kg, roughly similar to the street .. Read more ...
Badger Protection League petitions Down . . .
Badger Protection League petitions Downing Street On 28th March 2011, Care for the Wild International accompanied other members of the Badger Protection League to present a petition to 10 Downing Street, as part of the effort to persuade the .. Read more ...
Moray Firth seismic surveys threaten do . . .
Moray Firth seismic surveys threaten dolphins Draft government approval has been given to applications from two petroleum companies, to carry out seismic surveys in and around the Moray Firth in Scotland... Read more ...
NGOs protest Iceland's whaling
NGOs protest Iceland's whaling In spite of international regulation and condemnation, Iceland resumed commercial whaling in 2006. The previous Icelandic government set quotas allowing the slaughter of 150 endangered fin whales, .. Read more ...
Pet primates on the Houses of Parliamen . . .
Pet primates on the Houses of Parliament's agenda Pet primates were the subject of a reception held at the Houses of Parliament on December 10th. The reception was organised by Wild Futures (formerly the Monkey Sanctuary Trust) and the RSPCA, and .. Read more ...
Badger Culling Consultation Choose
Click on the appropriate country below for details of the badger culling consultation process. Read more ...
Ban on wild animals in circuses under t . . .
Ban on wild animals in circuses under threat Despite overwhelming public support for an outright ban on the use of wild animals in circuses, the Coalition Government is considering a proposal from the circus industry for a system of .. Read more ...
Leahy's legacy of suffering
Leahy's legacy of suffering Sir Terry Leahy retires as Tesco CEO this month. But while many are lauding his successful expansion of the business both in the UK and overseas, his departure leaves some important questions .. Read more ...
Rhino poaching reaches new heights
Rhino poaching reaches new heights 2010 has been a disastrous year for rhino conservation in South Africa. Some 333 incidents of rhinos being killed for their horns by poachers have been reported, more than double the 122 reported in .. Read more ...
Wild animal circus ban could be imminen . . .
Wild animal circus ban could be imminent Reports that Secretary of State Caroline Spelman is “minded” to ban wild animals in circuses, as featured in the Sunday Express, are welcome, and not before time!.. Read more ...
EXTINCTION: IT’S NOT JUST FOR POLAR BEA . . .
EXTINCTION: IT’S NOT JUST FOR POLAR BEARS The consequences of climate change are unfolding far more rapidly and intensely in the Arctic than anywhere else in the world. Soaring temperatures, rapidly melting ice and snow, rising sea levels .. Read more ...
Care for the Wild International and Wil . . .
CWI has been proud to support Wild Futures with some important issues over the last few months, including campaigning against the use of primates as pets in the UK and providing emergency financial assistance to help a primate rescue centre in Chile that had been badly damaged after the earthquake. So, when we were offered the chance to work with Wild Futures on our tourism campaign, we jumped at the chance! Read more ...
Welsh badger cull averted
Welsh badger cull averted The Welsh Assembly’s plans to instigate a cull of badgers in Pembrokeshire, in a misguided attempt to control tuberculosis in cattle, were halted in the High Court in Cardiff on 13th July. The High .. Read more ...
Public supports circus animal ban
Public supports circus animal ban The UK government's public consultation on the use of wild animals in circuses has revealed overhwelming public support for an outright ban. The Animal Welfare Minister Jim Fitzpatrick has .. Read more ...
Mixed bag of protection for New Zealand . . .
Mixed bag of protection for New Zealand’s endangered dolphins New Zealand’s Maui’s dolphins finally got protection they so desperately need, with the announcement that fishing restrictions agreed in 2008 have been confirmed... Read more ...
UPDATE ON BONNIE AND CLYDE
UPDATE ON BONNIE AND CLYDE We are delighted to bring you the latest news on Bonnie and Clyde, the two bears CWI supporters helped to rescue last year. .. Read more ...
His Holiness the Karmapa appeals for wi . . .
His Holiness the Karmapa appeals for wildlife conservation Dharamsala (Himachal Pradesh): His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje has appealed to his fellow Tibetans not to harm wildlife, at an awareness event organised by Wildlife Trust .. Read more ...
Welsh Assembly Minister plans badger sl . . .
Welsh Assembly Minister plans badger slaughter On 9th March 2011, the Welsh Assembly’s Minister for Rural Affairs Elin Jones announced plans for a government-led slaughter of badgers in a so-called “Intensive Action Area” of West Wales, through .. Read more ...
TV presenter Liz Bonnin becomes CWI' . . .
TV presenter Liz Bonnin becomes CWI's second "celebrity foster parent" CWI are pleased to announce that Liz Bonnin, host of the BBC science programme "Bang Goes The Theory" has just become our second celebrity foster parent, having adopted Jasper the tiger... Read more ...
Badger extermination to be entrusted to . . .
Badger extermination to be entrusted to farmers 20th Sept 2010: Jim Paice, the Coalition Government's Agriculture Minister, has astonished and outraged animal welfare groups and scientists alike, with the announcement that farmers could be .. Read more ...
CWI welcomes Anthony Head as a celebrit . . .
CWI welcomes Anthony Head as a celebrity foster parent! CWI is delighted to announce that respected actor, Anthony Head has joined our many supporters as a foster parent of Naika, one of the chimpanzee's on our adoption programme. Anthony, star of .. Read more ...
Tescos Live Turtle Sales must Stop!
Tescos Live Turtle Sales must Stop! Why Care for the Wild International wants Tesco to stop selling live turtles and frogs in its Chinese stores Download the CWI Factsheet on Tesco Turtles here.. Read more ...
JAPAN'S DOLPHIN SLAUGHTER RISKS CON . . .
JAPAN'S DOLPHIN SLAUGHTER RISKS CONSUMER HEALTH The brutal slaughter of hundreds of dolphins off the Japanese coast at Taiji has received international condemnation. Now the meat from dolphins and whales slaughtered for meat in Japan has been .. Read more ...
CWI challenges Tesco python advert
CWI challenges Tesco python advert Care for the Wild International (CWI) has complained to the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) following the broadcast of an advert by Tesco PLC for their Clubcard Credit Card. The advert, which .. Read more ...
Tigress tragically killed
Tigress tragically killed Born in April 2002 the Jhurjura Tigress should now be in her prime, but, on the 18th May 2010, she was rammed repeatedly, and died the next day, leaving behind 3 small cubs. When our long term .. Read more ...
The Mammoth Ivory Trade and the possibl . . .
The Mammoth Ivory Trade and the possible impact on wild elephants For Immediate Release, September 27, 2010 Contact: Rebecca Taylor, Campaigns and Media Manager, Care for the Wild International, [email protected], 01306 627900. The Mammoth Ivory .. Read more ...
Canada looks to Chinese to support horr . . .
Canada looks to Chinese to support horrific seal slaughter After months of intensive lobbying, Canadian government officials have struck a deal which will open up China as a market for the products of Canada’s horrific annual slaughter of harp seals... Read more ...
Welsh Assembly and Westminster Coalitio . . .
Welsh Assembly and Westminster Coalition seek political gain from badgers’ pain In January this year, the Welsh Assembly Minister for Rural Affairs Elin Jones announced that a “limited cull” of badgers would take place in Pembrokeshire starting in May, in an attempt to control .. Read more ...
Time is running out for our closest rel . . .
Time is running out for our closest relatives … David Attenborough joins care for the wild international to host ‘Hope 4 Apes’ Care for the Wild International (CWI), was delighted to co-host the ‘Hope 4 Apes’ event, as part of the Ape Alliance. Conservation experts from around the world, including the world’s favourite .. Read more ...

Are we eating Africa's wildlife to extinction?
Are we eating Africa's wildlife to extinction?
In an article on the BBC's Green Room, Care fo Read more ...
Poaching is now the greatest threat to many endangered species
Poaching is now the greatest threat to many endangered species
21 March 2010: For the last two weeks the world Read more ...
Tiger Temple - Exploiting the Tiger for Tourist Dollars
Tiger Temple - Exploiting the Tiger for Tourist Dollars
Following the worldwide broadcast of a two-part Read more ...


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