First Ever Fatwa Issued Against Wildlife Trafficking (Indonesia)
Bryan Christy, National Geographic
March 4, 2014
Indonesia’s top Muslim clerical body has issued a fatwa, or edict, against illegal wildlife trafficking.
This unprecedented step by the Indonesian Council of Ulama, in the country with the world’s largest Muslim population, declares illegal hunting or illegal trading of endangered species to be haram (forbidden).
For many the word “fatwa” …Read More
Elephant Slaughter Editorial, New York Times
September 8, 2012
Not long ago it looked as though elephant poaching in Africa was on the downswing, in part because of more rigorous enforcement of a global ban on trade in most elephant ivory imposed in 1989. That moment is gone and with it, elephants in the tens of thousands every …Read More