The battle to save our world’s species is seemingly a lost cause. Back in 2013 the Kenyan government set the penalty for poaching as a life sentence or a massive $200,000 fine. That proved to be better than nothing as poaching of rhinos went down by 85% and the poaching of elephants decreased by 78%. […]
Sciencedaily.com Date:March 12, 2018 Source:University of Helsinki FULL STORY These are Southern white rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum simum) in an undisclosed protected area in South Africa. Credit: Enrico Di Minin Illegal wildlife trade is one of the biggest threats to biodiversity conservation and is currently expanding to social media. This is a worrisome trend, given the […]
We won!! Largest ivory market shut down! Bert Wander — Avaaz Dear friends, The world’s largest ivory market just banned ivory!! And our movement was at the centre of the fight! Hong Kong’s ivory market is gigantic — responsible for the deaths of tens of thousands of elephants. With these amazing creatures careening towards […]
It is always said that when you visit Thailand you must see the incredible Asian elephants, and what better way to get up close to elephants and have a positive impact on their lives than to do a month of volunteering with them. I chose an ethical elephant volunteer project with the company GVI, who […]
ScienceDaily reports Poaching drives 80 percent decline in elephants in key preserve More than 25,000 elephants slain over a decade in Gabon park Central Africa’s largest sanctuaries have declined between 78% and 81% because of poaching, a new study finds. More than 25,000 elephants in Gabon’s Minkébé National Park may have been killed for their […]
Between 2009 and 2015, just 6 years, Tanzania and Mozambique have lost 1/2 of their elephant populations due to poaching and the collection of ivory tusks!