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VETPAW founder Ryan Tate appeared on Pivot TV’s “TakePart Live” on Dec. 17th, speaking to hosts @MeghanMcCain and @Baratunde about the “win-win-win” of our program, for U.S. veterans; anti-poaching rangers & their communities; and African wildlife. Very proud of you, Ryan! And thanks, @TakePartLive https://www.youtube.com/watch?v…(Read More)

On his first official visit to Washington, D.C., the Duke of Cambridge gave a speech to the World Bank, emphasizing the importance of safeguarding African wildlife. His passion for fighting wildlife crime was clear: “The extinction of any of the world’s species of animals is a loss to all humanity.But furthermore, wildlife…(Read More)

Living amid wild animals is not easy, especially when the animal in your backyard is a large elephant. How to keep these giants from making themselves unpopular with farmers? Bring on the bees! Save the Elephant’s Elephants and Bees Project, run by Dr Lucy King, is pioneering how to give farmers an income while…(Read More)

This thought-provoking article asks two simple but essential questions: “Will we say NO to the unsustainable commercial exploitation of wildlife? Will we be able to protect the many wild species and the ecosystems they support for this and future generations?” We don’t have long to answer. http://unchronicle.un.org/article/will-china…(Read More)

Nine major internet companies have agreed to ban the online trading of wildlife and wildlife products. If implemented properly, this will be significant proof — both symbolically and literally — that China is committed to doing its part to end the wildlife trade. Notably, one of the companies is Alibaba, the world’s largest online commerce company…(Read More)

Sir Paul McCartney, renowned almost as much for his animal advocacy as he is for his legendary musical career, signed and donated a Martin D-28 left-handed guitar with proceeds going to the Nature Conservancy’s African Elephant Initiative. Rolling Stone reports that bidding began on eBay with a starting price of $10,000…(Read More)

Kruger National Park in South Africa has seen some of the most devastating rhino poaching in Africa. Innovative, sophisticated tools are needed to outsmart poachers, so technology that has been used in urban environments is now being pressed into service for wildlife. The Guardian tells how the ShotSpotter gunfire-detection system is one such product…(Read More)