On the 15th of March, the United for Wildlife Transport Taskforce member organisations signed up to recommendations developed collaboratively over the last 12 months, with the historic first ever signing of a declaration at Buckingham Palace.
United for Wildlife has announced it is partnering with the Southern African Wildlife College in the fight against poaching and illegal wildlife trade. The collaboration will provide significant funding to help train rangers protecting Southern Africa’s endangered species.
Prince Harry’s visit to Kruger National Park today will focus on the anti-poaching efforts being used to protect South Africa’s endangered animals such as rhinos and elephants.
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Following the destruction of 662 kgs of confiscated ivory in Beijing on 29th May 2015, Zhao Shucong, Head of China’s State Forestry Administration, set out 10 tough measures to tackle the illegal wildlife trade and suggested that there would be strict control of ivory processing and trade until the commercial processing and sale of ivory and its products are eventually halted.