A mahout sits with elephants taking part in Onam, an annual harvest festival, at a temple on the outskirts of Kochi.

via Kochi, India — KRISHNA KUMAR SINGH

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JAKARTA SO POLUTED INDONESIAN GOVERNMENT MOVING CAPITOL.


Why bother to clean it up when you can just move the Capitol to another less-polluted city. Indonesia is not exactly at the forefront of conservation as within its boundaries their sub-species of tigers, orangutans, elephants and rhinos (there are others) are at risk in that country wherever they occur, due to habitat loss, palm oil plantations, other types of farming and development, poaching, pollution,climate change, illegal logging, etc, etc; and I guess just not caring enough.
Indonesia is the worlds most populated country on a square foot basis- this is not the wildlife’s fault, though!
TM

More than 500 endangered vultures died after eating three dead elephants whose carcasses were poisoned by poachers, the Botswana government said in a statement Thursday. The 537 vultures and two tawny eagles were found dead in one of the country’s protected wildlife management areas (WMA) in the eastern Central District. Among the animals killed were 468 white-backed vultures, 28 hooded vultures, 17 white-headed vultures, 14 lappet-faced vultures and 10 cape vultures. All are classified as either endangered or critically endangered by […]

via More than 500 endangered vultures die after eating poisoned elephant carcasses — FOX59

an open letter from Charlotte Roe “Protecting public rangelands from overdevelopment and livestock overgrazing is a key to fighting global warming. “ Friends and Partners of the Wild Equids: While our nation and hearts are reeling from the latest mass gun violence, in come ever more urgent wakeup calls from international climate and biodiversity scientists, […]

via Wild Equids, Public Lands, the Future We Choose to Change — Straight from the Horse’s Heart