Can Malaysia save a national symbol from poaching and trade?

Early this month, Malaysia lost yet another wild tiger. Awang Rasau, as it was named, succumbed to the terrible damage inflicted by eight bullets, believed to be the work of poachers.

When there are so few left, every loss is an immense blow. Malaysia is thought to have fewer than 200…

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Frontline forest staff need support

India has registered highest fatalities of frontline forest staff in the world. After learning this, a Supreme Court bench headed by the Chief Justice, recently urged the government to provide them arms, bulletproof vests and vehicles so that they can fight a powerful force involved in illegal wildlife trade worth…

WildAid wants you to get emoji-nal about the wildlife trade

Today is World Wildlife Day, and WildAid is highlighting poaching of endangered species for 'products' such as elephant tusks, rhino horns, shark fins, tiger parts and the casques of helmeted hornbills.

The simple social-media campaign by BBDO Bangkok makes the point quite eloquently in both English and Thai. Does destruction…

Conservation of India’s five big cats

Wildlife in India is fighting a losing war with land conversion, deforestation, industrialization and illegal wildlife trade. The big cats are no exception to this. India is the habitat of five big cats, namely, the Royal Bengal Tiger (Panthera tigris), the Asiatic Lion (Panthera leo), the Indian Leopard (Panthera pardus),…