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Stop the Killing – News Archive

Use Foreign Aid to Fight Elephant Poaching

  • Date: 21st November 2013
  • Type: National – Press Release
  • Title: UK Government Urged: Lead the Charge Against Elephant Poaching By Using Foreign Aid Cash
  • Summary: MPs and charities are calling on the UK government to divert Foreign Aid money into helping fight wildlife crime like elephant poaching. An innovative Early Day Motion (EDM) has been tabled by Zac Goldsmith MP, asking the government to make a ‘substantial and strategically important contribution’ towards the protection of elephants across Africa.

Read Care for the Wild CEO Philip Mansbridge’s Huffington Post blog on this foreign aid and elephant poaching.

Find out about our Last Chance for Elephants campaign.

Charity Goes Orange for Orangutans!

  • Date: 7th November 2013
  • Type: Local – Press Release
  • Title: Charity Goes Orange for Orangutans!
  • Summary: Wildlife charity Care for the Wild have gone ‘orange for orangutans’ to celebrate Orangutan Awareness Week (11-15th November). The Horsham based charity supports an orangutan rescue project in Indonesia, where the apes are highly endangered – potentially orangutans could be the first of the Great Apes to become extinct.

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Read the story in the West Sussex County Times

Charging Towards Destruction – Rhinos in Deep Trouble

  • Date: 24th September 2013
  • Type: National – Press Release
  • Title: Charging towards destruction – rhinos in ‘deep trouble’ as record number killed (again)
  • Summary: World Rhino Day (Sunday) was marked by a gruesome statistic: more of the iconic animals have now been killed this year in South Africa than in the whole of 2012 – which itself was a record year. More than 688 rhino have been poached for their horn so far in 2013, compared to 668 last year in the country which is home to 90% of the world’s white rhino. In 2007, the total was just 13 – showing how the rate of poaching is devastatingly increasing to unprecedented levels.

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Notorious Indian Poachers Jailed

  • Date: 5th September 2013
  • Type: National – Press Release
  • Title: Notorious Indian Poachers Jailed in Landmark Conviction
  • Summary: Six notorious tiger poachers have been jailed in Southern India in what is being described as a landmark conviction.  The five men and one woman were sentenced to three years each by Karnataka High Court – a sentence made more remarkable by the fact that the conviction rate for tiger poaching in the country is 0.1%.

Click here to read the full release

Read the story in Wildlife Extra

Read a brief story in the Daily Express

Read our amazing Diary of a Tiger Poacher blog

Kenya to Clamp Down on Wildlife Crime

  • Date: 7th July 2013
  • Type: National – Press Release
  • Title: Poachers to be Punished – Kenya to Clamp Down on Wildlife Crime
  • Summary: Poachers will receive greater penalties if caught killing elephants in Kenya after a new bill was passed yesterday – a move welcomed by international wildlife charity Care for the Wild.
    President Uhuru Kenyatta and his cabinet approved the Wildlife Conservation and Management Bill and Policy, which will massively raise fines and potential prison sentences for those caught poaching.

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Obama’s Wildlife Taskforce is Vital First Step

  • Date: 1st July 2013
  • Type: National – Press Release
  • Title: Obama’s Wildlife Crime ‘taskforce’ is Vital First Step
  • Summary: President Barack Obama’s pledge to tackle wildlife crime and join the fight against elephant and rhino poachers is a vital first step that must be followed by the other G8 nations, say Care for the Wild. President Obama today announced the formation of a task-force to combat the illegal trafficking of wildlife, an industry which is worth $10 billion a year and leads to crime, terrorism and national security issues.

Click here to read the full release

Read our Op-Ed in the Ecologist on this subject

16 Words That Could Save a Species

  • Date: 21st June 2013
  • Type: National – Press Release
  • Title: 16 Words that could save a species – G8 Makes Historic Commitment to Tackle Wildlife Crime
  • Summary: Leaders of the powerful G8 nations have resolved to fight the increasing menace of international wildlife crime in a ground-breaking statement following their summit this week. In a written statement of their post-summit intentions, 16 vital words were included: ‘We will also take action to tackle the illegal trafficking of protected or endangered wildlife species.’

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G8 or Too Late: World Leaders must act on poaching

  • Date: 21st May 2013
  • Type: National – Press Release
  • Title: G8 or Too Late: World Leaders Must Act Now as Princes Speak Out for Elephants
  • Summary: President Obama, David Cameron and the other G8 leaders must seize the moment to stamp on the devastating and politically dangerous outbreak of ivory poaching in Africa, says Care for the Wild. As Prince Charles and Prince William today speak out against wildlife crime, which is now estimated to be in the top three illegal international trades, alongside guns and drugs, a call has gone out for action to be taken while the world is watching.

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Click here to see a Channel Five news report featuring Care for the Wild

Visit of Kenyan President offers chance to beat poaching

  • Date: 8th May 2013
  • Type: National – Press Release
  • Title: Controversial President can offer David Cameron chance to wipe out poaching
  • Summary: Poaching, Somalia and national security are all intrinsically linked and should be on the agenda when David Cameron meets Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta this week, says a wildlife charity.

Click here to read the full release

Click here to read coverage on Xperedon

Seven Pence Each to Save Africa’s Elephants

  • Date: 3rd May 2013
  • Type: National – Press Release
  • Title: Tanzania’s elephants ‘gone in seven years’ – but 7p each could save them
  • Summary: As a new report says that Tanzanian’s elephants could be extinct in seven years, a wildlife charity says that just 7p a person could save ALL of Africa’s elephants. Care for the Wild International, which has run anti-poaching patrols in Kenya, which borders Tanzania, for more than a decade, said the situation for Africa’s elephants is reaching a critical stage.

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Click here to see story in Wildlife Extra

Hell, High-water & Hippos: Take the Zambezi plunge!

  • Date: 25th March 2013
  • Type: National – Press Release
  • Title: Hell, High-water and Hippos: will you take the Zambezi Rapids plunge?
  • Summary:  Hurtling down a hippo-infested river in a canoe proved to be a memorable experience for Red Nose Day celebrities recently – and now Care for the Wild is offering people the chance to take the same challenge to raise money for wildlife.

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Turtles given protection by CITES

  • Date: 8th March 2013
  • Type: National – Press Release
  • Title: New restrictions could slow down exotic pet trade as turtles hurtle towards extinction
  • Summary:  Turtles, tortoises and terrapins facing the threat of extinction have been given protection at the UN endangered species CITES conference in Thailand today. Several species of the reptiles, popular among pet owners in the UK and internationally, have been recognised as endangered, with restrictions being put on trade. Some species are also widely eaten in Asian countries, with Tesco selling live turtles in their China stores.

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Click to see BBC report

Click to see Wildlife Extra story

Rhino-conomics: S Africa prepares for legal sale of horn

  • Date: 8th March 2013
  • Type: National – Press Release
  • Title: South Africa’s CITES debate on ‘rhino-conomics’ is preparing the ground for legal sale of horn, warns wildlife charity
  • Summary:  South Africa is preparing to launch a campaign to legalise the rhino horn trade, warns Care for the Wild, following a debate on the merits of ‘rhino-conomics’ at the CITES conference in Bangkok. Speakers at a South African government-hosted event said that 97% of private rhino owners supported the principle of a legalised trade in rhino horn.

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Click to see BBC story

Click here to see Wildlife Extra story

Polar Bears ‘left to die’ as CITES votes to allow hunting

  • Date: 7th March 2013
  • Type: National – Press Release
  • Title: Polar Bears ‘left to die’ as Canada wins the right to continue hunting
  • Summary: Polar bears have been ‘left to die’ after the international community refused to ban trade in their parts from Canada, amid controversial and frosty scenes at the CITES convention in Bangkok, Thailand today.

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Click here to see our comment in the Independent

Click to see our comment on CNN

Click to see feature on MSN

Survival of Wildlife Crime Unit is ‘great news’

  • Date: 23rd January 2013
  • Type: National – Press Release
  • Title: Survival of Wildlife Crime Unit is ‘great news’
  • Summary: Crimes against wildlife, both at home and abroad, will continue to be investigated in the UK after it was announced that the Wildlife Crime Unit will not be scrapped.The unit, which investigates crimes from badger baiting and raptor persecution to ivory poaching and rhino horn smuggling, appeared to be threatened with disbandment after the Home Office stalled on giving annual funding.

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Care for the Wild ‘devastated’ by elephant slaughter

  • Date: 18th January 2013
  • Type: National – Press Release
  • Title: Care for the Wild ‘devastated’ after slaughter of 12 elephants in Kenya
  • Summary: The slaughter of a family of 12 elephants in the Tsavo National Park, Kenya, has hit close to home for a Horsham wildlife charity.C are for the Wild has been running anti-poaching patrols in Tsavo for over a decade, but this is the worst single incident they have seen.

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Four Baby Elephants Rescued in Two Weeks

  • Date: 12th October 2012
  • Type: National – Press Release
  • Title:  Rescue of Four Baby Elephants Highlights Increased Poaching Threat
  • Summary: Joint press release with David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust on the rescue of four baby elephants orphaned by poaching within two weeks.

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Tiger Poachers Target UK Herbal Remedies Market

  • Date: 17th August 2012
  • Type: National – Press Release
  • Title: Tiger Poachers Target UK Herbal Remedies Market
  • Summary: Border officers have seized herbal remedies from India containing ground tiger claws at Felixstowe Port, bound for an address in Birmingham. It is the first time that ground tiger claws – which most likely came from tigers which have been illegally poached, have been found by Customs in the UK.

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Indian Tiger Conservation

  • Date: May 2nd 2012
  • Type: National – India
  • Title: Poachers now prefer snares to weapons
  • Summary: An article from our project partners, Wildlife Trust of India about the come back of snares as a poaching tool, and how WTI and Care for the Wild work locally against these.

Click here to read full article