Last Post for a While…but remember the Gorillas

During this troubled time we are going to take a break from our regular wildlife and environmental postings. In the meantime, we are concerned about the ability of the covid-19 virus’s ability to jump to the gorilla population and the populations of other great apes.
Uganda, and hopefully other African countries, is closing to the piblic the reserve where that country’s population lives. With only an estimated 1000 mountain gorillas in the wild any additional protection is most welcomed. Other risks to all gorilla populations in Africa include illegal ‘bush meat hunting’…

Western Lowland Gorilla

Banner Image: Wild-caught young elephants are held captive in a fenced boma by Zimbabwe authorities awaiting shipment to China in October 2019 © Oscar Nkalain / Humane Society International/Africa – “Opinion: Zimbabwe’s shameful export of baby elephants under the guise of ‘sustainable use’,” Africa Geographic, 18 November 2019 Posted at EMS Foundation, 11 December 2019 Dated […]

via The Free Elephant Network Calls For The End To The Live Elephant Trade Between Zimbabwe and China — International Wildlife Bond

In the war-like ‘theatre’ of organised wildlife crime, versus the authorities and anti-poaching units, where is the current ‘balance’ in this blood filled battle? Ultimately, where are we heading with regard to threatened species? Elephant Poaching Based on CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna) data, African elephant poaching […]

via The ‘Theatre’ of Wildlife Decimation — International Wildlife Bond

Renewed game plan needed to tackle Southeast Asia’s wildlife trafficking problem Petaling Jaya, Malaysia, 20th February 2020 (TRAFFIC Press Release) —Some 900,000 pangolins trafficked, over 200 tonnes of African Elephant ivory and 100,000 Pig-nosed Turtles seized in recent years: the scale of wildlife trafficking in Southeast Asia is incredible and a renewed game plan is […]

via Seeking New Strategy To End Southeast Asia’s Wildlife Trafficking Problem — Wild Open Eye – Natural Vision, News from Wild Open Eye

#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