World

Chinese custom agents seize 68,000 pythons skins

Customs agents in Haikou, a city in China‚Äôs southern province of Hainan, confiscated 68,000 python skins, estimated to be worth $48 million.… Read More Chinese custom agents seize 68,000 pythons skins

Videos

VIDEO: Hidden in Plain Sight: China’s Clandestine Tiger Trade

Despite signing up to global initiatives seeking to protect wild tigers and double their number by 2022, Government departments in China have quietly set about stimulating domestic markets for tiger skins and body parts.… Read More VIDEO: Hidden in Plain Sight: China’s Clandestine Tiger Trade

Africa

Cash strapped Zimbabwe selling its elephants to China

Animal rights groups in Zimbabwe are fighting to stop more of their country’s baby elephants from being taken from the wild and sold to zoos in China, which pay handsomely for these animals from Zimbabwe’s cash-strapped national parks.… Read More Cash strapped Zimbabwe selling its elephants to China

World

Feeding live animals to tigers is China’s version of a success story!

Harbin Siberian Tiger Park in Northern China claims to be the world’s most successful centre for breeding Siberian tigers. It’s also where tourists can pay to have live animals fed to these tigers.… Read More Feeding live animals to tigers is China’s version of a success story!

Africa

Elephants Dying in Epic Frenzy as Ivory Fuels Wars and Profits

In 30 years of fighting poachers, Paul Onyango had never seen anything like this. 22 dead elephants, including several very young ones, clumped together on the open savanna, many killed by a single bullet to the top of the head.… Read More Elephants Dying in Epic Frenzy as Ivory Fuels Wars and Profits