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....
With its ten national parks, Uganda is gifted by nature and really has a lot of individual attractions in each of the protected areas. Managed by the Uganda Wildlife Authority, national parks offer safaris in traditional savannah ...
Environment, Water and Climate Minister Saviour Kasukuwere has called on Government to impose stiffer penalties to deter poachers from killing wild animals in national parks. This comes after elephants were last month poisoned by poachers at the Hwange National Park and Tsholotsho killing 58 in the process....
By David Pilling To conservationists, Solio Ranch in Kenya’s Central Highlands is home to one of the biggest concentrations of rhinoceroses in Africa. To poachers, it is a moderately well guarded bank vault.
Greer Noble's insight:
If Thailand can ban ivory and trade in wildlife parts why can't Vietnam and China?!
If Kenya, Botswana and Zambia can ban ivory and trade in wildlife parts why can't ALL African countries follow suit.. especially South Africa and Zimbabwe?!
Why should a few get rich when entire countries will suffer with loss of tourism related income and jobs when their wildlife becomes extinct?!!!!
Well let's hope China can do something.. and start by banning wildlife parts!
If the perpetrators of this cruel 'trade' are happy that poachers poison elephant (and everything else that feeds off the carcases) with cyanide then why don't we poison rhino horn? Could scientists not introduce something into the elephants diet so as to render their tusks useless? Even some type of die? Animals fitted with CCTV cameras as they're doing in Kenya?
The Kenya Wildlife Service has a powerful new tool in its fight against the poachers who threaten endangered species living in the country's most remote areas: a high-tech network of custom cameras called Instant Wild that can instantly locate...
Greer Noble's insight:
FANTASTIC! Well done Kenya.. leading the way. Hopefully other countries will follow.
As a wildlife photographer, Art Wolfe of course takes pictures of animals. But not just any pictures. He finds and captures scenes that include animals so at home in their environment that you can hardly tell they’re there… Can you find them?
'Wall of trees' to protect Nairobi wildlife CNN International Nairobi, Kenya (CNN) -- Nairobi National Park is that rarest of things -- a conservation park located within a city -- and it is now a physical manifestation of the front lines in...
The oceans are acidifying at the fastest rate in 300 million years. How ... Washington Post (blog) Are those stresses going to wipe out coral reefs and fisheries around the globe, costing us trillions (as one paper suggested)?