7 Ways Wildlife Won in 2016
From the closure of the U.S. ivory market to the crackdown on captive tiger facilities like the famous Tiger Temple, we rounded up some of this year's most important victories over wildlife crime.
In many ways 2016 was a landmark year for fighting wildlife crime and exploitation. The Great Elephant Census, the largest ever wildlife survey, was completed, providing new information that can be used to better protect elephants from poachers. Then there was the gathering of officials from more than 150 countries at the triennial meeting of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora to ponder and decide how best to crack down on the illegal wildlife trade. Here are what we see as seven of the year’s biggest victories.