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WildAid Mourns Loss of Former Board Chair Tod Bensen

It is with deep sadness that WildAid announces the loss one of our greatest champions, former Board Chair Tod Bensen. 

We remember Tod for his generosity, unfailing support, encouragement and leadership. 

Tod inspired us all with his sage strategic business advice and his enthusiasm for WildAid’s mission and methodology. 

He was a relentless advocate for the organization and unfailingly generous in his support. 

Tod was a big part of WildAid’s success. None of what we have accomplished could have been done without him. 

Nearly two tons of ivory crushed in New York

Authorities in New York today destroyed nearly two tons of illegal ivory confiscated in the state.

The crush was intended to discourage consumers from buying illicit wildlife products, and to demonstrate to traffickers and sellers that wildlife crime is taken very seriously in the U.S. 

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WildAid's mission is to end the illegal wildlife trade in our lifetimes by reducing demand through public awareness campaigns and comprehensive marine protection. No other conservation organization is able to leverage the amount of annual pro bono support on such small budgets, multiplying the value and impact of every dollar we receive. 

Thailand eating too much shark fin, a worrying sign for shark populations worldwide

More than half of Thais have eaten shark fin and plan to consume it again in the future. A large proportion of people remain unaware about the magnitude and cruelty of the shark fin trade, suggesting a concerning potential for increased demand for fins in Thailand, according to a new report released today by WildAid.

In addition, Thailand exports a significant amount of shark fin products, further increasing its impact on shark populations. The report "Shark Fin Demand in Thailand" compiles data on Thailand's role in the shark fin trade and results from a shark fin consumer survey conducted by WildAid and Rapid Asia.

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