International Rhino Foundation Comments on Dallas Safari Club Auction of a Permit to Hunt a Black Rhino 29 October 2013 Much media attention has been directed this past week to the Dallas Safari Club’s intention to auction off a permit to hunt a black rhino in Namibia, the proceeds to go towards preserving this magnificent […]Comments on the Dallas Safari Club Auction of a Permit to Hunt a Black Rhino — The International Rhino Foundation Blog
Risk of Extinction
African Summertide Rambles 23 January 2021 — de Wets Wild
With heavy hearts, after a week in absolute paradise, we had to come back home today. But iSimangaliso – “the place of miracles and wonders” – had one more treasure to share with us on the 30km drive between Cape Vidal and the gate – this beautiful black rhinoceros! Soon we’ll start posting the recollections […]Summertide Rambles 23 January 2021 — de Wets Wild
Tiger At Rest — Monochromia
Tigers have become extinct in Viet Nam, Cambodia and Laos in the past 15 years due to poaching for trophies, capture or exotic dining. Habit loss plays a part, too!
A hundred years ago, there were about 100,000 tigers in Asia, now down to an estimated 3900 in the wild. British overlords took tens of thousands, hunting them from elephants, in colonial times in the earlier part of the twentieth century.
This video says about itself: 2 November 2017 Researchers at the University of Zurich have discovered a new species of orangutan. The new species, Pongo tapanuliensis (Tapanuli orangutan), live in remote areas of rainforest in Batang Toru, on the Indonesian island of Sumatra. From ScienceDaily: Newly discovered orangutan species is ‘among the most threatened great […]
This video is called Lions Documentary National Geographic – The Kingdom of Lion. Translated from Leiden University in the Netherlands: African lion has two subspecies The traditional separation of lions in an African and an Asian subspecies is unjustified, says biologist Laura Bertola. In Africa two subspecies live. PhD defence on March 18th. Unique position […]
Most people have a primordial fear of spiders, snakes and, of course, of predators that are larger than they are. So it makes sense to regard crocodilians (that is, the group of living alligators, crocodiles, caimans, gharials, and so on) with suspicion. Though several of their ancestors were more monstrous than their current forms, about […]
via Top 10 Deadliest Crocodiles Of The World — SparkyzInsights
Conservation has become a war, and park rangers and poachers are the soldiers. “Hsst!” hisses Charles Myeni. “Leave space!” Silently, the men in his anti-poaching unit spread out as they move through the bush in single file, leaving a few feet between them. Myeni explains his command to me: If a rhinoceros poacher attacks us and […]
#AceNewsReport – Oct.02: After entering his guilty plea today in Miami, U.S. District Judge Jose E. Martinez sentenced Sheridan to a term of 14 months in prison and two years of supervised release: On Aug. 29, 2019, Richard Sheridan, 50, an Irish national from Cottenham, Cambridge, United Kingdom, was arraigned in federal court in Miami, […]
via (MIAMI, Fla.) DOJ REPORT: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Office of Law Enforcement investigated the case : On Aug. 29, 2019, Richard Sheridan, 50, an Irish national from Cottenham, Cambridge, U.K. was sentenced to 14-months and 2yrs-supervised release for ‘ Trafficking A Libation Rhino Horn Cup ‘ out of the U.S. #AceNewsDesk reports — Ace News Services
written by Sophie IbbotsonJuly 19, 2019 Sophie Ibbotson writes about Rhinos Without Borders, a project which aims to move 100 rhinos from poaching hotspots in South Africa to new safe homelands in Botswana’s Okavango Delta. PHOTOGRAPHS: DAVID MURRAY, SOPHIE IBBOTSON Akudu blocked the path to my tent. I looked across the channel from my deck at […]