Laurent Baheux is a French photographer known for high contrast black and white photographs of nature and wildlife. His work is often associated with that of portraitists such as the famous French photography Studio Harcourt. Baheux’s work on Africa and wildlife is also featured in various awareness campaigns for conservation and environmental organizations. He is […]

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Renaldo a wild bull elephant living in and around Chitwan National Park has quite the reputation with the humans in Sauraha. He is known to be strong, powerful yet lovable in a non-threatening cheeky way. Renaldo has sired many calves by impregnating elephants at the Government Breeding Center in Chitwan. This visit many locals verbalized […]

via Wild Elephant Renaldo – जंगली हात्ती रिनाल्डो — animalandnatureconnect.org

Orangutan Mother Seriously Wounded in Air Gun Attack

As industrial organizations continue the drive to increase palm oil plantation production and paper making on the island of Sumatra, this Orangutan suffered serious injuries at the hands of an air-gun toting poacher. The mother Orangutan lost her new born baby as a result of this attack. She had 74 air pellets in her body when rescued by an animal shelter, blinded with six pellets in her eyes, many broken bones, including a broken collarbone.

This is all really sad stuff, not to mention the cruelty of it all, as pressures increase to de-wilderness the island putting at risk the remaining rare populations there of Asian elephants, tigers, rhinos and orangutans (and many others).

Environmental activists: Email, mail, call or text the national and local governments there, including the tourism associations involved with the area.

Some of the irony here is that western heart-related doctors recommend against the consumption of tropical oils (includes palm oil) as being detrimental to health. Maybe that message has not yet reached South East Asia. Palm oil is certainly proving harmful to the animal populations, previously mentioned here.

Lastly, these cruel efforts are reducing the world’s remaining  rain forests — the palm trees, unfortunately, don’t replicate the benefit of dense rain forests…

[John Vidal/HUFFPOST/15 de marzo del 2019] A three-year UN-backed study from the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform On Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services has grim implications for the future of humanity. Nature is in freefall and the planet’s support systems are so stretched that we face widespread species extinctions and mass human migration unless urgent action is taken. […]

via The Rapid Decline Of The Natural World Is A Crisis Even Bigger Than Climate Change — Systemic Alternatives

 

Elephants are one of the most majestic creatures walking the Earth. Despite being around 3m (9 feet 107⁄64 inches) tall and African elephants weighing about 6000kg (13,227 pounds) on average, they are gentle giants, known for their intelligence, empathy and strong family bonds. Unfortunately, there are murderous assholes in the world that don’t respect life […]

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