Poachers poison hundreds of Botswana vultures Poachers have poisoned hundreds of raptors in northern Botswana using three elephant carcasses as bait. The information has just been released by the Botswana Department of Wildlife and National Parks. The incident took place just south of world famous Chobe National Park. Two tawny eagles and 537 vultures were […]

via Wildlife — Earth Report

From The High Country News (Jolene Yazzie and Helen Santoro): New rules would weaken protections for plants and animals listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act The Trump administration is proposing several changes to the way the Endangered Species Act is implemented that would weaken the rules governing protections. One change targets species newly […]

via A quick guide to threatened terrestrial and freshwater species in your state — @HighCountryNews — Coyote Gulch

Researchers A. M. Lemieux and Nicholas Bruschi recently published an insightful paper about one of the illicit products being sold for use in Traditional Chinese Medicine: jaguar paste. They constructed “crime scripts” to determine how this substance is produced and traded, and to provide informed suggestions on how to curtail this alarming practice.

via Researchers Uncover “Crime Scripts” Behind Jaguar Paste Market in Suriname — The Jaguar

JAKARTA SO POLUTED INDONESIAN GOVERNMENT MOVING CAPITOL.


Why bother to clean it up when you can just move the Capitol to another less-polluted city. Indonesia is not exactly at the forefront of conservation as within its boundaries their sub-species of tigers, orangutans, elephants and rhinos (there are others) are at risk in that country wherever they occur, due to habitat loss, palm oil plantations, other types of farming and development, poaching, pollution,climate change, illegal logging, etc, etc; and I guess just not caring enough.
Indonesia is the worlds most populated country on a square foot basis- this is not the wildlife’s fault, though!
TM