By Damian Carrington as published on The Guardian The huge loss is a tragedy in itself but also threatens the survival of civilization, say the world’s leading scientists Humanity has wiped out 60% of mammals, birds, fish and reptiles since 1970, leading the world’s foremost experts to warn that the annihilation of wildlife is now an […]

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This 2017 video says about itself: Mountain Gorilla: A Shattered Kingdom [Full Documentary] | Wild Things A unique study of family life in the world of nature’s gentle giants – and of the impact of man’s turbulent politics on that peaceful world. This extraordinary portrait of a group of wild gorillas is a family saga […]

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207 Environmentalists killed in 2017

It was a record year for killing environmentally-concerned people in 2017. Some were killed just trying to protect precious landscapes from Asian island developers. Game Keepers and Wardens in Africa have  taken a big hit, too.

Evidence suggests at least some were at the hands of governments, others the victims of plantation developers and corporate farmers.

The rush in Southeast Asia to cultivate Palm Oils and other lucrative commodities, and growing cattle ranging in Africa, is all coming at the expense of rare wildlife as these and other practices continue at an ever greater pace.

Introduction I am seriously excited about this Q&A. Vian Sharif is a truly fascinating individual whom I first learned about through United for Wildlife’s free, online course: Introducing Conservation. Ms. Sharif is currently a PhD candidate at the Imperial College of London and Imperial College Business School. She is studying behavior change in the context of […]

via Q&A with Vian Sharif: Reducing Demand for the Illegal Wildlife Trade — The Jaguar

Introduction While preparing for an upcoming Q&A, I came across a remarkably thorough report about the illegal wildlife trade. The report is titled Analysis of Conservation Initiatives Aimed at Reducing Demand for Traded Wildlife in China and Vietnam. Written by Vian Sharif, it was commissioned by Stop Ivory for the Elephant Protection Initiative (EPI) and The […]

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