Are you an animal lover looking for your next travel destination? Here are just a few of the best countries for seeing unique and exciting wildlife. Indonesia Indonesia is a wildlife hotspot. 515 species of mammals inhabit this country – more than any other country in the world. 45% of the world’s fish are also […]

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This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Emma Charlton, Writer Margarine, chocolate, shampoo, soap – these are just some of the everyday products we use that contain palm oil. Image: IUCN Oil Palm Task Force It’s a topic that’s become increasingly controversial with scientists saying […]

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Human Wrongs Watch By Emma Thompson* 22 August 2018 (Greenpeace)* — The first time I saw an orangutan in real life, I nearly peed with fright. I heard a great commotion in the trees above me and there he was, swinging through the branches, his huge plate-shaped face staring down at me. It was a terrifying experience, […]

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Human Wrongs Watch By Emma Thompson* 22 August 2018 (Greenpeace)* — The first time I saw an orangutan in real life, I nearly peed with fright. I heard a great commotion in the trees above me and there he was, swinging through the branches, his huge plate-shaped face staring down at me. It was a terrifying experience, […]

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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.