The BBC reports A record number of elephants – 361 – have died in Sri Lanka during 2019, environmental groups say. It is highest figure of elephant deaths to be reported since Sri Lanka became independent in 1948, conservationists said. Most were killed by people. There are an estimated 7,500 wild elephants in Sri Lanka. Killing […]

via Sri Lanka elephants: ‘Record number’ of deaths in 2019 — Natural History Wanderings

DALIAN CONFERENCE, PART TWO. The 11th Asia for Animals conference, which took place in Dalian, China, brought together hundreds of delegates from all fields of animal protection, rescue, and advocacy. Focused on how laws can be used creatively to protect nonhuman animals, speakers talked about their successes and challenges, their hopes and their aims. Attendees […]

via Asia for Animals: conference speakers call for tougher laws and changes in behaviour — CHANGING TIMES

Mark, Palm oil deforestation is an environmental catastrophe in Asia, but most people don’t know that the EU subsidises palm oil as a “green biodiesel”. Even though it’s THREE TIMES worse for the climate than regular diesel because of the rainforest destruction it causes. Europe has two months to stop this. In February […]

via EU: No Rainforest In My Tank – The EU subsidises palm oil as a “green biodiesel” Please Sign Petition Now – Important ! — World Animals Voice