Today, Botswana is considering lifting the ban on elephant hunting. 130,000 elephants, close to a third of Africa’s elephant population live in Botswana, a country about the size of France. Farmers complain that elephants destroyed nearly 72% of Botswana’s north region’s maize crop which feeds their families. At the same time, because of its […]

via Botswana Considers Lifting Elephant Hunting Ban — Elephants, Now You See Them, Now You Don’t

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by Debbie Coffey, V.P. & Dir. of Wild Horse Affairs, Wild Horse Freedom Federation After the BLM got caught selling almost 1,800 wild horses to kill buyer Tom Davis, the BLM issued an Instruction Memorandum (IM) 2014-132, to limit the sales of wild horses or burros to 4 per person during a 6 month time period. […]

via BLM’s new policy to sell wild horses & burros by the truckloads again — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

A 561 -page exhaustive study points out a general deterioration of environmental conditions in Wood Buffalo National Park, home to the last large herd of Wood Buffalo. This is the largest Canadian  National Park  and is experiencing deterioration in ‘almost every aspect’, the report suggests.

Industry, dams climate change, natural cycles, all account for the decline, including a reduction in the amount of water to feed the large delta that is so much of a feature in this park.

Water from the large province of Alberta rivers is not flowing north to the park as has been the previous experience.

This is a World Heritage Site…