Dec. 8, 2012 - Huffington Post Green
THE CONNECTION BETWEEN SPECIES EXTINCTION, ORGANIZED CRIME, AND THE SPREAD OF DISEASE: POACHING
There is no lack of reasons to join efforts to stop wildlife trafficking. Together, we need to protect the source, break the chain and stop demand.
This year alone (2012), we anticipate that 30,000 African elephants will be killed for their ivory. It is estimated that 448 black rhinos were poached in 2012 in South Africa to meet the demand for their horns in Southeast Asia and China. Today, only 3,200 tigers remain in the wild because so many have been killed for their parts. More than 25 million individual sharks will be killed this year for their fins, including many from endangered species.,,
AN INCREDIBLE WATCH
"ECHO" AN ELEPHANT TO REMEMBER"
PBS Nature: Intro & Full Episode
Echo, Africa’s most famous elephant, was the subject of many films and the matriarch of perhaps the most studied wild elephant herd in the world. In May of 2009, she died of natural causes. This film is a look back at this remarkable animal through extraordinary footage and interviews with the researchers that cared for and studied Echo and her family
LEST WE FORGET: Africa's Ivory-Profit Driven Elephant Mass Slaughter Continues - A Family Falls http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3292956185/lest-we-forget-africa-s-ivory-profit-driven-elephant-mass-slaughter-continues-a-family-falls
THE DIRTY WAR AGAINST AFRICA'S RHINOS - Extinction Is Forever http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3527088396/the-dirty-war-against-africa-s-rhinos-extinction-is-forever
DRONES COULD SOON BE HELPING PROTECT RHINO, TIGERS AND ELEPHANT in Africa and Asia http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3645438876/drones-could-soon-be-helping-protect-rhinos-tigers-and-elephants-in-africa-and-asia
WATCH: "SAVING LEUSER - TRIPA" A Short film by Carlos Quiles - YouTube The video is a short story of the long term documentary Saving Leuser. We need the maximum support not just for Tripa but to save the Leuser ecosystem, the only place in the world that hosts five endangered species as tigers, rhinos, orangutans, elephants and bears.... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ICBxZ4zg8y8
Guardian Environment, March 24, 2014
AUSTRALIAN COMPANIES ACCUSED OF JEOPARDIZING SUMATRAN PRIZED LEUSER ECOSYSTEM INDONESIAN THREATENING WILDLIFE EXTINCTION http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/mar/24/australian-companies-accused-of-hampering-conservation-in-indonesia