At the recently concluded 17th meeting of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) Conference of the Parties (CoP17) - the largest meeting of its kind ever held - IUCN helped inform a number of landmark decisions on regulating sustainable and legal trade.
Obscure, reclusive pangolins are disappearing from the planet.
In one of the biggest wins for elephants, the presidents of China and the United States agreed last year to enact near-total
The demand for illegal fish bladders is driving the vaquita's demise.
Financial markets love predictability and hate mixed messages. When messaging is ambiguous, it can send the markets into a tailspin. The same can be said for conservation. To address the threat of the illegal wildlife trade, the message we send must be direct and unwavering.
Between 2000 and 2013, more than 27,000 seizures of tiger derivatives were reported to CITES, mainly originating in China
"This crisis can be stopped. We know where the animals are that we need to protect."
A new law in Hawaii is being hailed as one of the strongest anti-wildlife trafficking measures in the nation.
And what companies are doing to stop it.
Remarkably, a few priorities have broken through the partisan gridlock as things that appropriators from both parties agree that the U.S. budget should support. For the past few years, wildlife trafficking has been one of those priorities.