December 12, 2012 MongaBay This week the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) announced a 14% decline in elephants in the Samburu/Laikipia ecosystem over the last 4 years.
Read more at http://news.mongabay.com/2012/1212-kahumbu-op-ed-poaching.html#warAT6dFvrM6kLfP.99
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.,, http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-cristian-samper/the-connection-between-sp_b_2220725.html
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
RHINO POACHING PEAKS ACROSS AFRICA AS DEMAND FOR HORNS SOARS Dec 31, 2012 http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/nature/rhino-poachingpeaks-across-africa-as-demand-for-horns-soars-8434200.html
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
OUTGUNNED: ILLICIT TRADE IN WILDLIFE HAS EXPLODED INTO A #19BN CRIMINAL ENTERPRISE VIDEO http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3700199111/outgunned-illicit-trade-in-wildlife-has-exploded-into-a-19bn-criminal-enterprise-video
IVORY ALE MUST STOP OR AFRICA' ELEPHANT COULD SOON BE EXTINCT, SAY JANE GOODALL http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3753009181/ivory-sales-must-stop-or-africa-s-elephants-could-soon-be-extinct-says-jane-goodall
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
Follow Wildlife Margrit for Indepth Info On African Wildlife - An Amazing Advocate for Wildlife http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3530944006/follow-wildlife-margrit-for-indepth-info-on-african-wildlife-an-amazing-advocate-for-wildlife