After a two-year hiatus, Iceland’s whaling kingpin announced he intends to resume hunting endangered fin whales. The last two killing seasons were scrapped, with Hvalur hf CEO Kristján Loftsson citing ongoing difficulties with Japanese customs on imports of his whale products and the strong krona
Three dead tigers have been found in Khammouane province in Laos and, given that the tiger if functionally extinct in Laos, we believe these animals came from a tiger farm in the region. Laos has announced it is committed to shut down tiger farming operations but this incident reveals a concerning lack of progress.
In what is widely regarded as the single biggest step to end the slaughter of elephants, China has confirmed the full closure of its domestic ivory market, a move with the potential to be a genuine game-changer in terms of ending the voracious consumer demand which has directly spurred a massive illegal trade in ivory