One of only five white rhinos left in the world, mountain gorillas in the wild and threatened gray wolves are among this week’s pick of images from the natural world. A northern white female rhino named Najin, one of only five sub-species left on the planet, rubs against a tree at Ol Pejeta conservancy in […]
One of the questions I was asked the most this summer was about my trip to Uganda. Having traveled to Kenya and Tanzania the year before, I met people on my tour who had just finished trekking to see the mountain gorillas in Uganda. Their excitement and wonder in which they recalled the experience left […]
For years, environmentalists have been warning that the world’s seemingly insatiable demand for palm oil, the reddish oil extracted from palm fruit that’s used in thousands of everyday products from margarine to cosmetics, poses a major risk to animals in the southeast Asian rainforests that are being cleared for palm cultivation. In Indonesia — a […]
Recommendations to establish sustainable palm oil operations in the Republic of Gabon This piece is part of a series of assessment submissions from Warwick Economics’ Introduction to Environmental Economics module for first-year students. Executive Summary In recent decades, the global market for palm oil has grown significantly. With South-East Asia’s land availability becoming increasingly scarce, the next […]
rainforest-rescue.org Gorilla habitat is shrinking day by day, and one of the main drivers is the chocolate industry. In Nigeria, cocoa farms are penetrating the last refuges of the endangered primates, driven by demand from chocolate lovers the world over. We can’t let the last remaining tiny patches of gorillas’ forests be trashed for candy. […]
U.N. Report: 1 Million Species at Risk of Extinction MAY 06, 2019 An alarming new report by a panel of leading scientists warns that human activity is causing the disappearance and deterioration of wildlife at a rate that could represent an existential threat to humanity within our lifetimes. The United Nations’ Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on […]
One million of the planet’s eight million species are threatened with extinction by humans, scientists warned Monday in what is described as the most comprehensive assessment of global nature loss ever. Their landmark report paints a bleak picture of a planet ravaged by an ever-growing human population, whose insatiable consumption is destroying the natural world. The global rate of species extinction “is already tens to hundreds of times higher than it has been, on average, over the last 10 million […]
Mathieu Shamavu, a ranger and caretaker at the Senkwekwe centre for orphaned mountain gorillas, poses for a photograph with female orphaned gorillas, Ndakazi and Ndeze, in Virunga national park. Shamavu said he was checking his phone when he noticed the two gorillas mimicking his movements.
The baby gorilla clung to its mother while keeping a curious eye on David. He had been trekking in South Bwindi, Uganda, when he came across the whole family. Following them, they then stopped in a small clearing to relax and groom each other.