Wildlife farming brings profit - not conservation


Wildlife farming in its present form does not contribute to the conservation of any endangered species. On the contrary, there is evidence to demonstrate that it harms wild populations and has an adverse effect on the ecosystem.

If we are to secure the future of our wildlife what is required are new innovative approaches to tackle the increasingly sophisticated criminal networks that have made wildlife trafficking a multi-million dollar enterprise to rival drugs, arms and human trafficking. Regulation alone will not counter the spiraling impact wildlife traffickers are wreaking daily on our biodiversity.


Illegal Wildlife Trade conference Hanoi

The Heads of State and Ministers from more than 50 countries and 10 international organizations will be attending the Hanoi Conference on Illegal Wildlife Trade (IWT) on November 17 and 18.


Guest of Honor is HRH the Duke of Cambridge, Prince William who will be making opening remarks along with the Prime Minister of Viet Nam, Nguyễn Xuân Phúc.




Rhino horn sales defeated at CITES CoP17

Fierce opposition - including that of Education for Nature – Vietnam - has defeated the attempt by Swaziland to have trade in rhino horn legalized.


The small African country with the backing of some big game interests in South Africa had wanted to sell off a 330kg stockpile of seized and naturally collected rhino horn in order to raise around $10 million USD for anti-poaching measures to protect Swaziland’s 73 remaining white rhino. But the ranks of other parties at the 17th meeting of the Conference of the Parties of CITES in Johannesburg, South Africa voted resoundingly against the move.