Conservationists in South Africa are lacing the horns with a mixture ofg indelible ink and insecticide, rendering them valueless (RT @RhinosIRF: S. African conservationists are lacing rhino horns with poison in an attempt to put off poachers.
Greer Noble's insight:
Those would be perpetrators.. put this in your pipe and smoke it!
Coral reefs are producing a chemical that staves off global warming Grist Coral reefs have long been thought to be unusually sensitive to the effects of global warming — but as it turns out, they're not as helpless as we thought.
The pirate menace on our doorstep NEWS.com.au These "mother vessels" are usually hijacked dhows or ocean going fishing vessels and are able to launch smaller boats or skiffs to attack and hijack unsuspecting passing vessels.
Great migration from the wildebeests in the Serengeti and the Masai Mara. Gnus in der Serengeti und der Masai Mara. Pictures, Finart Prints and Serengeti Postcards from the wildebeest. Fotos, Leinwanddrucke und Serengeti Postkarten von Gnu`s.
Rich armed poachers are costing East Africa millions of dollars in illegal ivory trade. The illegal trade is mostly fuelled by demand in Asia and the Middle East, where elephant tusks and rhinoceros horns are used in traditional medicine and to make ornaments.
Uganda and her sister states in the East African region account for 68% of the illegal ivory trade in the world, according to a 2012 report released at the Convention on International Trade in Endangered species (CITES) at Bangkok, Thailand....
At last a well orchestrated campaign by a small group of Islamic zealots has succeeded in closing the licit importation of khat, the mild naturally occurring stimulant that has been used in Ethiopia, Kenya and Yemen for millennia.
Federal agencies to crush confiscated ivory in effort to deter wildlife ... The Hill (blog) Administration officials will crush six tons of ivory next week as part of a show of force against illegal wildlife trafficking.
Dozens of species, like the tamarins shown here, dwell in the lush rainforest carpeting the Serra Bonita mountain range in eastern Brazil. Saving even one acre of this forest provides a home for hundreds of species.
Pirates Seize Two Americans Off Nigeria, State Department Says Businessweek “Compared to 99 attacks in the first nine months of 2012, 17 attacks occurred against ships in the waters off the coast of Somalia in the first nine months of 2013, in...
Curbing ivory poaching requires major changes in political will.
An unprecedented demand for ivory today has resulted in the slaughter of elephants throughout their range. It is estimated that 96 elephants were killed in Africa each day during 2012. That translates to four elephants an hour or one elephant every 15 minutes. In scarcely more time than it takes to read this commentary, one more elephant will be dead.
Fueling this devastation are greed for a rare commodity, local poverty and social disorder. Wracked by civil strife, central Africa presently finds itself amidst political chaos that has enabled people to profit from the looting of natural resources, including wildlife. At present rates of decline, forest elephants could go extinct within a decade....
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The Allure of Mozambique Wall Street Journal Several women cross the square, wrapped in brightly printed fabric, one of them with her face covered in a white powder called musiro , a skin treatment (for sun protection) commonly seen here.
If emissions keep rising, then biodiversity hotspots and poorest countries hit earliest as climate shifts (#Study warns world's hottest years could be the coolest by mid-century | @scoopit http://t.co/5cPoteqpwK)...
Read Truly wild waterways for travel tips, advice, news and articles from all around the world by Lonely Planet (RT @lonelyplanet: Some of nature’s best and most exhilarating wild aqua encounters http://t.co/G6ENsVwJ0v...