Lush mountains speckle East Africa's grasslands and desert, from Mozambique to Ethiopia. These isolated habitats are home to a plethora of species, and are considered by scientists to be some of the most biodiverse regions in the world. However, their forests are being cut down for farmland and are threatened by global warming, putting at risk multitudes of species that have nowhere else to go.
A while back, we wrote about some of China’s more obnoxious exports to the United States – poisonous pet food, toxic drywall, et al. We thought – quixotically – that businesses and governments might think about this when considering trade arrangements with the world’s second largest economy. Today, we’re going to [...]
The Environmental Investigation Agency delivers a damning report on Tanzania’s failure to address the mass slaughter of it’s elephants. The country, once heralded as a conservation champion for proposing the international ban on all African ivory trade in the 1980s, is now losing more elephants to poaching than any other country because of its lack of political will. According toRead More
The Guardian - Kevin Rushby meets Zimbabwean Mark Butcher, founder of Imvelo Safari Lodges and winner of the 2014 Guardian and Observer Travel ethical award, who employs ex-poachers to help protect wildlife from further destruction – and follows him as he rescues a baby elephant from a mud hole in Hwange national park.
There are over seven billion people living on Earth at this very moment. When you think of yourself as one in seven billion, it is easy to feel as if your actions or choices are inconsequential when compared to those of every other living human; but, if you knew the future of over 20,000 species could potentially be impacted by the choices you make everyday, would you feel like your actions mattered?
Santa Cruz>> A deadly fungal infection called white-nose syndrome has decimated bat populations across the eastern U.S. since 2006. Millions of bats have died and several species are now on the brink of extinction. This week, a research t
Asia Pacific Resources International Limited (APRRIL) is violating its own sustainability policy by continuing to source fiber produced via the destruction peatlands on the island of Pulau Padang in Riau, Sumatra, argues a new report published by a coalition of Indonesian environmental groups.
We don't have to relinquish our cars, move to the woods, and get off the grid to conquer climate change. The real solution is simple and easy: eat plants. Though the figures vary, World Bank scientists have attributed up to 51 percent of human-caused...
There will be no further culling of elephants in Kruger National park for population control. So says Dr Sam Ferreira, SANParks’ large mammal ecologist. That’s because the new, “natural”, methods of managing them have severely curtailed the population growth rate, bringing it down to just 2%, from a high of 6,5% when culling was stoppedRead More
Poachers slaughtering Africa’s elephants and rhinos with impunity are often shielded from police by powerful connections, but a group of conservationists has turned to the anonymity of tip-offs to try to stem the killing. The founders of WildLeaks – a sort of WikiLeaks for the environment – say it is the first secure, online whistle-blowing platform dedicated to wildlife and forest crime. While wildlife rangers face gun battles in national parks with poachers carrying out the slaughter, the onli