Last update 07:30 | 21/03/2018 vietnamnet VietNamNet Bridge – On January 1, 2018, the 2017 amended Criminal Code with stricter provisions and heavier sanctions on wildlife crime took effect. Criminals can be sentenced up to 15 years in prison Criminals can be sentenced up to 15 years in prison and a pecuniary penalty of up […]
The Luangwa Valley was once called the Valley of the Elephants, and was estimated to have 250,000 elephants. The population plummeted and in 1989 was estimated at 18,000. Poaching and snaring have been aggressively controlled, and it is now stable at around 20,000, if not increasing. The Great Elephant Census* aerial survey, helped by the Nature […]
The New York Times had a recent op-ed about a rare worthwhile action by the Department of Interior The interior secretary, Ryan Zinke, recently directed the agencies in his department to work with states and private landowners to minimize development and disturbance in migration corridors and winter ranges used by elk, mule deer and pronghorn […]
Last update 11:27 | 20/03/2018 vietnamnet VietNamNet Bridge – Authorities in the Central Highlands province of Gia Lai are struggling to find solutions to address deforestation and development violations, which are rampant in many localities across the province. Several big trees were illegally chopped down in Gia Lai Province. – VNA/VNS Photo Forest rangers here […]
By RAELEIGH SMITH (contributing reporter) – Recently (March 19) Sudan the last male Northern White Rhino died, leaving only two females remaining. Rhinoceroses – of which there are five species – are the second-largest land mammal after elephants. The white rhinoceros consists of two subspecies: the Southern White Rhino and the much rarer and critically […]
Sudan, the last Northern male White Rhino in the world has died at his home under guard for his protection in Nairobi. The above photo is not Sudan, but is a representative of the species. There are two Northern White females still in existence, progeny of Sudan, who will be used for artificial insemination purposes, utilizing stored semen to ensure that the species will not entirely die out.
Sudan was the last Northern white rhino born in the wild , 45 years ago, was previous resident in a Czech zoo, subsequently transferred to a special breeding program under strict supervision and armed protection to Kenya where he spent his last years.
Lithuanian artist Ernest Zacharevic has carved a giant SOS message into an Indonesian palm oil plantation, as part of a campaign on the impact of such plantations on tribal communities and endangered species. The giant SOS signal, which the artist completed last month, runs for about a half-kilometre inside a plantation in North Sumatra, and can […]