As the sun sets over the African nation of Zimbabwe, a herd of elephants journey over the plains near the Limpopo River. Venturing across this “soft but harsh and beautiful and endless” landscape, as described by Your Shot photographer Jetje Japhet, the elephants were likely in search of food or water. “I was lucky to […]

via Elephants in search of Green Pastures. — Old Guv Legends

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“The Chinese eat everything with four legs, except tables, and everything that flies except airplanes.” True or not, that is the commonly held perception of Chinese around the world. According to the International Fund for Animal Welfare, China is one of the major consumers of wildlife products. From elephant ivory to shark fin, pangolin scale […]

via China’s Presence in Peru’s Amazon Wildlife Trade: Villain or Victim? — CHINA – SOUTH MILLENNIALS PROJECT

Snow leopards (Panthera uncia), the ever-elusive ghosts of the mountains, are undoubtedly one of the most charismatic species on Earth. Unfortunately, they are in decline: threatened by habitat loss and degradation, climate change, decreasing availabilities of natural prey, poaching, and human-wildlife conflict. I have written about the latter threat many times. When creatures like snow […]

via New Study: Snow Leopard Conservation and Ecotourism — The Jaguar