Chake Conservancy Rangers holding poachers’ snares that they find and remove on patrols. Chake Conservancy image and copyright. Chake Conservancy in Maasai Mara Region Seeks Funding For Rangers Activities. Drought is hitting the East African region and tourist numbers haven’t yet recovered from the Covid pandemic. The normal revenue streams from ecotourism are no longer […]Drought Increases Poaching Pressure in Kenya. Chake Conservancy Rangers Seek Funding — Wild Open Eye – Natural Vision, News from Wild Open Eye
WildEarth Guardians reports on the documentary Wildlife Killing Contests Wildlife Killing Contests is—as intended—extremely difficult to watch. The recently released twenty-five-minute documentary, produced by Filipe DeAndrade and Brian Moghari in partnership with Project Coyote, contains graphic footage of animals being callously slain for entertainment and prize money, only to be added to piles of carcasses […]The indefensible violence of wildlife killing contests — Natural History Wanderings
The Revelator reports A rampant trade in Asian birds for their beautiful songs is emptying forests of sound and life. Read story at I Know Why the Caged Songbird Goes Extinct • The RevelatorI Know Why the Caged Songbird Goes Extinct — Natural History Wanderings
Screenshot from ENV’s newest film “Women Fighting Wildlife Crime“. https://youtu.be/6D-5PHd27mM This new movie shows how the women of Education For Nature Vietnam (ENV) combat the illegal wildlife trade in Vietnam, tackling almost 3,000 cases a year. This short film highlights how ENV tackles a case, from the moment wildlife crime is reported, to how they […]The Women Fighting Wildlife Crime in Vietnam — Wild Open Eye – Natural Vision, News from Wild Open Eye
John R. Platt (Scientific American) writes that “Dozens of frogs, fish, orchids and other species—many unseen for decades—may no longer exist because of humanity’s destructive effects on the planet.” His article lists the many species lost in 2020, including 32 orchid species in Bangladesh, the Smooth handfish from Tasmania, 65 North American plants, 22 frog […]What We’ve Lost: The Species Declared Extinct in 2020 — Repeating Islands
Extinction is a natural event: animals and plants disappear naturally as time goes by, but – unfortunately – natural extinction is accelerating, due to anthropic factors, involving an increasing number of animals and plants. Natural extionction is usually a consequence of a gradual process, in which the number of animals or plants, belonging to a […]WHY ARE SO MANY PLANTS AND ANIMALS ON THE BRINK OF EXTINCTION? — The Mirror
Center for Biological Diversity News Release WASHINGTON— The Center for Biological Diversity released transition recommendations today detailing key actions the incoming Biden administration can take to address the extinction crisis and climate change without waiting on a divided Congress. The report starts by recommending that President Biden rescind every single Trump executive order and other […]50 Critical Environmental Reforms President Biden Can Enact Without Congress — Natural History Wanderings
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.
The BBC reports The wildlife charity the RSPB says it has been “overrun” by reports of birds of prey being illegally killed since the lockdown started six weeks ago. Species of raptors (birds of prey) that had been targeted include hen harriers, peregrine falcons, red kites, goshawks, buzzards and a barn owl. The wildlife charity […]
Thomas Gray, science director with conservation group Wildlife Alliance, which operates in Cambodia, says that snares — simple traps made of wire and rope — have become the single biggest threat to ground-dwelling animals in Cambodia, Vietnam, and Laos over the last decade. But the tragic thing about snares, says Gray, is that “they take […]