China’s Escalating Global Investments and Wildlife-a must read!

Written by Bill Laurance. Many observers of China’s escalating global program of foreign investment and infrastructure development are crossing their fingers and hoping for the best. In an ideal world, China’s unbridled ambitions will improve economic growth, food security and social development in many poor nations, as well as enriching itself.

via China’s growing footprint threatens to trample the natural world — China Policy Institute: Analysis


Kruger National Park

11 November 2017 – Tsendze How fantastic to wake to the sounds of the dawn chorus in the bush. It was already getting light at 4:30 am and that’s when the gate opens. But we had no intention of making such an early start. I went to shower at the ablution block just after 5 […]

via Kruger National Park – Day 2 — Diary of an Adventurous Retiree

Javan Rhino Fundraising Calendar Available, please support!

The funds raised from the sale of the 2015 Rhino Conservation Calendar will go towards the resources needed for the Javan Rhino Conservation Program’s Rhino Protection Units (RPUs) and the removal of the invasive Aren ga palm. It is estimated that there are fewer than 50 Javan rhinos remaining in one population in the Ujung […]

via 2015 Rhino Conservation Calendar is now on sale! — The International Rhino Foundation Blog

Rare Javan Rhinos!

Ujung Kulon National Park in Indonesia is home to the only surviving population of the Critically Endangered Javan rhino left on earth. A decade ago, scientists determined that only about 60 animals could live in the park because available rhino habitat was limited by human encroachment and an invasive palm that was blocking the growth […]

via Helping the Javan Rhino Population to Grow — The International Rhino Foundation Blog

White Rhino Mum and Son, Singapore Zoo.

Old Guv Legends

A six-week-old male white rhino calf, covered in mud, stands next to his mother, 32-year-old Donsa, at the Singapore Zoo in September, 2017.
This is the Singapore Zoo’s twenty first white rhino calf born in captivity.
Image Credit: Photograph by Wong Maye-E / AP
via Photos of the Week: 9/23–9/29 – The Atlantic

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Still Killing Elephants!

Look at the picture above. Somebody please tell me why some men see those majestic animals and their first thought is to kill them? I will never understand it, but then I am a lover of nature and do not seek to destroy that which I love. This week, Trump & Co, in their determined […]

via On the Killing of Elephants … Again 😢 — Filosofa’s Word

Male While Rhino Birth News…

Robust baby up and walking within an hour of birth; First male calf in five years Image 1 (left): Donsa, Singapore Zoo’s 32-year-old female white rhino proudly shows off her calf. This is Donsa’s 11th baby and one of seven white rhinos at the wildlife park. Altogether, 21 white rhinos have been born in the […]