Woman Out Hiking Ends Up Spending Magical Afternoon With Majestic Animal

On a recent hike through the Utah wilderness, Denise Peterson noticed something that took her breath away. There, perched on a rock across a ravine, was a majestic young mountain lion, sunning herself and gazing over the large expanse. “She was sitting out in the open on the hillside looking down into the valley,” Peterson […]

Wildlife ACT wins First at WTM Africa Responsible Tourism Awards

On 4 April, Wildlife ACT won the Gold Award for ‘Best Nature-Positive Tourism’ at the WTM Africa Responsible Tourism Awards. This significant award recognised the organisation as first place in Africa for this category – a tremendous achievement for our team.  Wildlife ACT’s Bookkeeper, Katie Bradley; and Fundraisings and Partnerships Manager, Pippa Orpen attended the […]

Victory! Cruel hunting methods in Kenai National Wildlife Refuge were just defeated

By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block In a massive victory for wildlife in Alaska, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife announced last week that it was withdrawing its 2020 proposed rule that would have allowed trophy hunters on the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge to lure brown bears to their deaths with rotting piles of pastries and […]

Wildlife trading treaty has been helping to save animals for 50 years

A family of mountain gorillas in the Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda Steph Baker/Fauna & Flora International Today is World Wildlife Day, an opportunity to celebrate the wondrous diversity of plants and animals on Earth. This day also marks the 50th anniversary of an international agreement between governments to ensure the trading of wild animals and […]

Major Travel Companies Continue Failing Animals

Some of the most well-known names in the travel industry continue to profit from exploitative wildlife experiences that subject animals to a life of captivity and often cruel and inhumane treatment. The latest “Tracking the Travel Industry US” report from World Animal Protection US (WAP), shows that the worst offenders in the industry at the […]

Europe’s largest hunting fair opens, despite dangers faced by wildlife worldwide

By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block Despite ecological devastation, habitat loss, human-wildlife conflict, poaching and all the other threats that undermine the ability of wild animals to survive in their natural habitats, Europe’s largest hunting fair opened this week in Dortmund, Germany. Considering the imminent danger these threats pose to the survival of wildlife all […]

Vulture Conservation with Wildlife ACT in 2022

One of our Vulture Conservation Programme’s goals is to continually improve the understanding of the fine-scale movement patterns of the various Vulture species breeding in KwaZulu-Natal. This is achieved by deploying light-weight solar-powered GPS units to both adult and fledgling individuals. The data are used to identify trends based on the individual movements thereby enabling […]

Wildlife ACT 2022 Highlights

2022 has proven to be yet another inspiring year for Wildlife ACT. Despite contending with the knock-on effects off the Covid-19 pandemic, having a strong and determined team ensured continued successful impact for endangered species conservation in Africa. We asked a few members of the team to share some of their 2022 highlights and hopes […]

Wildlife trafficking and shark fin sales measures on the move as part of critical national defense package

Right on the heels of the Big Cat Public Safety Act’s resounding approval in the U.S. Congress, two additional animal protection measures are poised to pass as part of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which authorizes funding levels and determines authority for the Department of Defense’s most critical priorities. Both the END Wildlife Trafficking […]

California poaching crew busted by Fish and Wildlife in tag reprinting scheme

Six people are in custody and a seventh is being sought by authorities after California Fish and Wildlife game wardens busted an alleged poaching ring that spanned several years and involved the cooperation of a local grocery market. They’re called the E-Bike Crew, a group of six men who are believed responsible for dozens of […]

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