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 […]
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. […]
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…
The carcasses of hundreds of crocodiles from a breeding farm, killed by angry local residents after a fatal crocodile attack on a man in the city of Sorong.
Are you familiar with the concept of “nuisance wildlife management”? It involves the removal of problematic or invasive species from areas where they are not wanted. Before you get all huffy and invoke the wraith of PETA, the idea is to protect humans from the transfer of diseases permitted by wild animals or protecting crops […]
The Golden Gate Parks Conservancy has an article on Peregrine Falcons discussing their recovery from near extinction and how to identify them. Read article at Did You Know: Peregrine Identification Tips