Tag Archives: Illegal wild trade

An investigation reveals the social media site is acting as a shopfront for a multimillion dollar trade in animal parts, centred in a small village outside Hanoi Wildlife traffickers from a small, sleepy village in Vietnam are using Facebook to offload large amounts of illegal ivory, rhino horn and tiger parts, an investigation has revealed. […]

(In this July 5, 2016 photo, a Sri Lankan mahout rests his hand on an iron chain that is used to tie his tamed elephant, in the backyard of his home in Baduraliya, ) In Sri Lanka, an elephant in the back yard has long been a sign of wealth, privilege and power. But these […]

Living Planet Index shows vertebrate populations are set to decline by 67% on 1970 levels unless urgent action is taken to reduce humanity’s impact (A victim of poachers in Kenya: elephants are among the species most impacted by humans, the WWF report found. Photograph: imageBROKER/REX/Shutterstock) The number of wild animals living on Earth is set […]

First global assessment finds 301 species are primarily at risk from human hunting for the bushmeat trade (A man walks past bushmeat including pangolins, bush rats and tiger cats for sale on the roadside in Equatorial Guinea. Photograph: Carl de Souza/AFP/Getty Images) Hundreds of mammal species – from chimpanzees to hippos to bats – are […]

African elephant population has contracted by around 111,000 in the past decade as a result of poaching, study finds (Elephant losses have been attributed to poaching, but African nations are at odds over how best to protect the animals. Photograph: PR) The number of African elephants dropped by about 111,000 in the past decade as […]

It only takes a simple search online, to find various types of endemic species of Sri Lanka, to purchase. From various types of spiders, to snakes and lizards as well as star tortoises, rare species are available for purchase at the click of a mouse. A shocking and alarming situation for environmentalists and conservationists, the […]

Sri Lanka as a nation has an enormous debt to pay to the wild elephants for safeguarding the areas of the present northern province, north central province, eastern province as well as Puttalam district for seven centuries. During this time, the island’s sovereigns completely abandoned Polonnaruwa, Anuradhapura and the entire Rajarata and shifted the seats […]

Domestic Laws in Sri Lanka need to be strengthened to combat the illegal wildlife trade and conserve the country’s rich Biodiversity Biodiversity Sri Lanka (BSL), The Institute of Environmental Professionals- Sri Lanka (IEPSL) and the Base for Enthusiasts of Environmental Science and Zoology (BEEZ); a student body with a common interest in Zoology and Environmental […]