News: Animals in the wild
May 23 2017
On the eve of World Turtle Day, the world’s largest travel website - TripAdvisor - has removed the sale of tickets to the Cayman Turtle Centre, where over 5,000 endangered sea turtles live in horrific conditions.
April 27 2017
Lost or abandoned fishing gear, or ‘ghost gear’, kills hundreds of thousands of marine animals annually. The Global Ghost Gear Initiative (GGGI) invites the public and industry to feed back on its new guidance to protect animals from this most harmful form of marine litter
April 26 2017
Countries that keep captive bears for traditional medicine must follow this positive example to end the captive breeding of bears for their bile
April 25 2017
We’re campaigning for Carnival Cruise Lines to stop sending tourists to Cayman Turtle Centre. It is the only attraction in the world farming endangered sea turtles for tourist entertainment and human consumption
April 24 2017
Our petition urging Thailand’s Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation (DNP) to put a stop to a ‘new Tiger Temple’ tourist venue, has been handed to officials. We’re grateful to the thousands of supporters joining us to help protect tigers.
April 05 2017
Pressure is growing for countries to reduce marine litter and meet United Nations commitments. The Global Ghost Gear Initiative (GGGI) we lead is taking on a key role to help countries find practical solutions.
April 03 2017
Thomas Cook has dropped a host of cruel, captive animal attractions
March 27 2017
An elephant ride or animal show is still a holiday dream for many tourists travelling to Asia. But the reality is a nightmare of abuse for elephants trapped in entertainment.
March 22 2017
We’re dismayed to see construction of the ‘new Tiger Temple’ tourist venue, by Golden Tiger (Thailand) Co. Ltd., plow ahead. Photos taken this week show cramped, old-fashioned cages being built, raising fears that the attraction could open within weeks. We must stop this.
March 17 2017
A sperm whale sadly died yesterday, after becoming trapped in fishing nets off the coast of China. We’re calling for more proactive action to protect sea life against abandoned, lost or discarded fishing gear, otherwise known as ‘ghost gear’