WWF applauds the announcement by Singapore, led by the National Parks Board (NParks), for a ban on all domestic ivory trade.This is an important step in closing Singapore’s domestic market for ivory and is the latest highlight in a series of events that showcase the country’s determined stance against illegal wildlife trade. This year alone, […]
Man-elephant conflicts in Assam can be mitigated through proper education and by generating awareness on the issue. This was said by renowned Swiss documentary filmmaker Brigitte Uttar Kornetzky. “Only through proper education we can mitigate the rising man-elephant conflicts in a state like Assam,” she said. ALSO READ Laden, The Rogue Elephant Dead Brigitte Uttar […]
In Mongolia, where Denver Zoo has worked to reduce human-wildlife conflict and protect native species for more than 20 years, our Field Conservation team does a simple exercise with local community members to demonstrate the connectivity of ecosystems. We give each participant a photo of a native plant or animal species and wrap a long string connecting each person, creating a web. Then we remove a plant or animal from the web one by one, and they drop the string. First, the Mongolian thistle. Next, the argali sheep. Finally, the cinereous vulture. Soon enough, the web collapses.
It’s been a while since I’ve been able to post here. In California, my schedule is much more hectic, and I have less time to write. I still think about our time in Mongolia and our friends there all the time, and I try to follow the Mongolian news as much as possible. I miss […]
Happy New Year, everybody! We spent our 1st of January exploring the western reaches of central Kruger Park, sticking to the back roads around Nhlanguleni Picnic Spot and avoiding the holiday crowds.
Another beautiful day in the Kruger Park. Our drives took us along the Timbavati River in the morning, and along the Gudzani and Nwanetsi streams in the afternoon, and we were rewarded with more amazing encounters with beasts both great and small, creatures dainty and robust, scaled, feathered and furred.
Doing my research, I knew there was a good deal of controversy over elephant sanctuaries. Some use unethical practices and the elephants don’t always get a better life in the “sanctuary”. This is why I took the time to find an organization that I agreed with, and that did not allow the riding of elephants.