A Saudi Prince has reportedly killed 2,100 endangered houbara bustards during a three-week hunting trip to Pakistan. According to a report prepared by the regional government of Balochistan, a south-western province, Prince Fahd bin Sultan was issued permits by central Pakistani authorities to hunt up to 100 bustards over 10 days in a specified location.
CoP16, the 16th conference of the parties to CITES (3-14 March, Bangkok, Thailand) has ended with a remarkable lack of agreement among conservationists about the value of its outcomes. Key results Protection was upgraded for more than 50 species, with sharks and timber the notable winners. • A great success without a doubt was the
More than 11,000 elephants have been killed by ivory poachers in Gabon since 2004 according to new research. The country is home to over half of Africa’s forest elephants who are highly valued because of the quality of their tusks. Campaigners say the situation in what was believed to be a safe haven for these