Extremely Scary Statistics…time to really get worried!

Today’s post is dedicated to listing the current species that are under the Critically Endangered (CR) conservation status, according to the World Wildlife Fund. What does Critically Endangered (CR) mean? A: Critically Endangered (CR) is the conservation status given to a species that face the highest risk of becoming extinct. This means that a species has passed the Vulnerable (VU) status, as well as […]

via List of Critically Endangered Species —

Elephant Activist Reese Witherspoon Speaks Out Against Poaching…

At a reception at Tiffany’s to underscore Tiffany’s opposition to the use of Elephant ivory in jewelry and elsewhere Reese Witherspoon fresh from a shoot in South Africa decried the practice of poaching elephants and rhinoceros for their tusks and horns…

Actor Witherspoon is a well-known wildlife animal activist.

POACHERS KILL ZOO RHINO FOR HORN

A zoo west of Paris lost one of its three Rhinoceros to well organized poachers. The carefully planned entry into the zoo and the Rhino enclosure was a surprise and shock to zoo administrators, staff and the public.

The valuable horn was removed from the dead White Rhino  and the criminals left without much of a trace.

Is there no limit to this nonsense for horn deemed useful and precious as a male sexual aid, popular in the orient, but scientifically proven to be as useless as ground fingernail to which it closely resembles?

SHAME!

South Africa Taking On the Poachers in Ernest!

After years of carnage, the number of rhinos killed by poachers is decreasing in South Africa. The dip is thanks to the sharp increase in arrests, according to the Dept. of Environmental Affairs’ Feb. 27 statistics update. The intensity with which the department approached rhino poaching is turning into something of a master class in…

via South Africa is starting to save rhinos from poaching by taking on international crime networks — Quartz