An illegal logger in Tanzania becomes a forest defender

When his three daughters were hungry, Omary Mbunda would turn to illegal timber for money. That changed when the CARE-WWF Alliance—a partnership focused on creating food systems that better nourish vulnerable communities while supporting healthy ecosystems—began promoting sustainable forestry management and conservation agriculture in Mbondo in 2015.

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San Francisco says a resounding “no” to fur

With the vote, San Francisco has sent out a clear message to fashion retailers and designers: fur is not fashionable. Photo by iStockphoto

San Francisco has just voted to ban all sales of fur within its limits, in a historic victory for millions of animals cruelly confined and killed for their skins and hides. Today’s unanimous vote by its board of supervisors makes San Francisco the largest city in the United States to enact such a ban. Two . . . 

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HSUS, HSI sue federal wildlife officials to stop imports of elephant, lion trophies

Trophy hunting is opposed by most Americans, and President Trump expressed his disdain for it by calling it a “horror show.” Notwithstanding, FWS admits that it has allowed dozens of lion trophies to be imported in recent months. Photo by Adam Peyman/HSI

The HSUS, Humane Society International, and our partners today filed a lawsuit to stop the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service from lifting existing bans on elephant and lion trophy imports from certain African nations. FWS announced earlier this month that it would lift the ban on elephant trophy imports from Tanzania and Zimbabwe and captive . . . 

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