On May 24th, the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations convened to discuss the mounting poaching crisis in Africa. Moderated by Senator John Kerry, the committee brought together prominent experts in the field to shine a light on the widespread ivory and rhino horn trade. WildAid’s unique approach to reduce demand for these products in Asia was cited as an “exemplary model”, critical to reversing the poaching epidemic.
In honor of World Oceans Day on June 8th, WildAid, OceanElders, and theBlu.com are holding an online global celebration entitled, “If You Love The Ocean, Download It!” The event, hosted at theBlu.com, will unite individuals, communities, and organizations all over the world in a global shared moment celebrating the beauty and significance of the world’s oceans.
WildAid applauds the recent decision by the Port Moody, British Columbia City Council to ban the possession, trade, sale and distribution of shark fin products in the municipality. Port Moody is the first municipality in British Columbia to adopt such a prohibition.
Similar prohibitions have already been passed in the cities of Toronto, Brantford, Mississauga, Oakville, Newmarket, Pickering and London in Ontario.