Saving the Wild with legendary wildlife photographer Thomas Mangelsen

Saving the Wild with legendary wildlife photographer Thomas Mangelsen

Jan 17, 2017

Rhino Mission: 30 January – 10 February 2017 One of the most prolific nature photographers of our time, Thomas Mangelsen is as much an artist as he is a conservationist. Tom was named the 2011 Conservation Photographer of the Year by Nature’s Best Photography, placing his work in the permanent collection at the Smithsonian’s National […]

Saving the Wild Fundraiser

Saving the Wild Fundraiser

Feb 26, 2016

For the last couple years Jamie Joseph has been writing stories from the frontline of Africa’s poaching crisis. Last month on the 28th of January she published a story exposing Gwala, arguably the biggest ever kingpin identified in these rhino wars, and the allegedly corrupt magistrate that is linked to his syndicate. Jamie will be […]

EXCLUSIVE: The amazing Thula Thula baby elephant rescue

EXCLUSIVE: The amazing Thula Thula baby elephant rescue

Oct 12, 2015

“It’s still working,” I gasp with a sigh of relief, as I switched the camera from photo to video mode. “Elephants to the left!” Zelda loudly replied, and as I swung around I saw the herd thundering towards the road. I felt the car surge forward and managed to hold on while I filmed the […]

South Africa Weighs Legalisation of Rhino Horn Trade
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South Africa Weighs Legalisation of Rhino Horn Trade

Mar 24, 2015

Saving the Wild will be tweeting throughout the presentations to the Committee of Inquiry. Get live updates here. AFRICAN WILDLIFE FOUNDATION FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 24, 2015 South Africa Weighs Legalisation of Rhino Horn Trade Legal trade would propel rhinos toward extinction, says African Wildlife Foundation NAIROBI — A Committee of Inquiry established by South […]

Action plan post the Global March for elephants and rhinos
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Action plan post the Global March for elephants and rhinos

Oct 29, 2014

This message below just hit my inbox from the Global March Organisers. Of course savingthewild is a huge supporter of GMFER, and it was truly inspiring to see so many people around the world come together on the 4th of October and march for justice! Lets never forget that the greatest superpower in the world […]

New Jersey passes historic ban on ivory sales
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New Jersey passes historic ban on ivory sales

Aug 5, 2014

Press release: Born Free USA New Jersey has emerged as a powerful leader, says Born Free CEO Washington, DC -– Governor Chris Christie signed S. 2012 into law today, ending the sale of ivory and rhinoceros horn in New Jersey. This bill, introduced by Senator Raymond Lesniak (D-20) and Assemblyman Raj Mukherji (D-33) and endorsed […]

New Zealand to strengthen ivory trade laws

New Zealand to strengthen ivory trade laws

Jul 27, 2014

“I’m thrilled that the New Zealand parliamentary committee has supported the petition. Every measure everywhere to stop the trade in ivory which is driving the massacre of elephants is important.” -Helen Clark, United Nations / savingthewild.com Press Release: SPCA A petition mounted by an Auckland schoolteacher has won the support of a powerful Select Committee […]

Open letter to New Zealand Government: Ivory trade ban
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Open letter to New Zealand Government: Ivory trade ban

Jul 19, 2014

To: Global Citizens, please share this story Prominent New Zealand businessmen and philanthropists, Dr Gareth Morgan and Sir Stephen Tindall, have teamed up with international supermodel and Patron to Born Free Foundation Rachel Hunter, and the Executive Director of SPCA Auckland, Bob Kerridge, to formally urge the New Zealand Government to consider a complete ban […]

New York State Passes Historic Ban on Sale of Elephant Ivory and Rhino Horn
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New York State Passes Historic Ban on Sale of Elephant Ivory and Rhino Horn

Jun 20, 2014

Press Release: 20 June 2014 New York State Makes History: Sends Clear Message to Criminals Benefiting from the Killing off of Elephants and Rhinos Legislation Elevates Penalties; Emphasizes That Poaching of Wildlife Leads to Security Problems in Communities Across the Globe NEW YORK (June 20, 2014) – The Wildlife Conservation Society, Natural Resources Defense Council, […]

Hong Kong customs seize HK$7.9 million worth of ivory
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Hong Kong customs seize HK$7.9 million worth of ivory

Jun 11, 2014

Airport customs officers have detained 15 Vietnamese nationals after a routine inspection of their luggage in the early hours of yesterday uncovered HK$7.9 million (US$1.1m) worth of ivory in 32 suitcases. The suitcases released a strong stench when opened. Inside was 790kg of ivory that had been fashioned into raw and semi-finished products and was […]

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