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Hong Kong: An Illicit Wildlife Trade Hub ‘Fuelling Global Biodiversity Crisis’, New Report Reveals

4 Mins Read Hong Kong remains one of the largest hubs for the illegal wildlife trafficking industry, with wildlife seizures at record-breaking levels, a report has revealed. According to newly published data, pangolin trafficking is still prevalent at “devastatingly high” rates and researchers are warning of a worrying diversification in the number of endangered species being traded in […]

Pangolin Scales Removed From China’s Official Traditional Medicine List

4 Mins Read Update (July 2): This article has been updated to reflect that while China’s 2020 pharmacopoeia has removed pangolins from the key traditional Chinese medicine list, it is still included as an ingredient in several listed patent medicines formulas. The scales of pangolins, the world’s most trafficked mammal, has just been removed from the official traditional […]

OPINION: Netflix’s Tiger King Epitomises Our Blatant Disrespect For Animals

3 Mins Read In the thick of a global pandemic, millions have been finding distraction in the new Netflix series Tiger King. The documentary series follows the life of zookeeper Joe Exotic and the trade that saw endangered species as money-making opportunities. The shocking scenes hooked viewers and quickly sent the show into viral territory, ranking as the […]

Survey Finds Mass Public Support To Eliminate Illegal Wildlife Markets Across Southeast Asia

4 Mins Read A new GlobeScan public opinion survey commissioned by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) conducted during the global Covid-19 pandemic finds almost universal support across Southeast Asia for governments to take action on illegal and unregulated wildlife markets. Respondents from the survey demonstrated a strong understanding about the connection between outbreaks of disease and the wildlife […]

“Let Us Live In Peace & Harmony Together:” Jane Goodall Urges Us To Rethink How We Treat Animals

3 Mins Read 85-year-old renowned anthropologist, animal activist and primatologist Jane Goodall recently posted a video message about the coronavirus pandemic, urging the world to reflect on their relationship with nature and wild animals. She voiced her heartfelt sadness about the ongoing tragedies due to the pandemic, whilst saying that we must show love and compassion to each […]

China Reopens Markets Selling Wild Animals As Coronavirus Wanes In The Country

4 Mins Read As Covid-19 appears to ease in China, the country’s economy and daily life is beginning to resume. According to written reports and photographs by reporters on the ground, the markets that sell bats, pangolins and other wildlife has reopened, in direct contradiction to the permanent ban on wildlife trade and consumption that the authorities implemented […]