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Ecuadorian fishing vessel transporting sharks apprehended in the Galapagos

A ranger from Galapagos National Park inspects sharks onboard the Don Gerard V.

On Friday, an Ecuadorian fishing vessel was caught transporting sharks and other protected species in the Galapagos Marine Reserve. Its 23 crew members and eight minor fiberglass vessels were apprehended by the Galapagos National Park rangers and Ecuadorian Navy for illegal possession and transport of protected species.

As China bans ivory, prices and poaching fall, other countries follow

December 12, 2017 - China, which was the largest market for illegal elephant ivory, will ban all domestic sales of ivory products effective December 31, 2017.

The WildAid Collection Premieres at Swahili Fashion Week

Tanzanian fashion designers on Saturday showcased a new wildlife-inspired clothing collection to raise awareness for conservation during Swahili Fashion Week in Dar es Salaam.

The designers and event organizer Mustafa Hassanali joined other influential Tanzanians, including CEOs, entertainers, religious leaders and sports stars, in a campaign to end poaching and illegal wildlife trade.

Sentencing of Chinese Vessel Crew Detained in Galapagos Marine Reserve Ratified by Appeals Court

Last month members of a judiciary tribunal in a provincial appeals court ruled in favor of the Galapagos National Park in the months-long case against the crew, captain and owner of the Fu Yuan Yu Leng 999.

They ratified the sentence for the captain and crew ranging from one to three years in prison for possession and transport of protected species within the Galapagos Marine Reserve. Jail time for the captain was slightly decreased from the original four years specified. 

Behind the Scenes with Norman Reedus

WildAid Ambassador Norman Reedus was interviewed behind the scenes on the set of AMC's The Walking Dead in his WildAid T-shirt.

Watch the clip from Talking Dead below!