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Chaos and Confusion Following Elephant Poaching in a Central African World Heritage Site

Chaos and Confusion Following Elephant Poaching in a Central African World Heritage Site | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
As poachers fired on forest elephants inside the Dzanga-Ndoki National Park, a World Heritage Site in the Central African Republic (CAR), the impotence of foreign governments and non-governmental organizations in preventing the slaughter of...
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Zambia’s Hunting “Bans”—Shedding Light on a Complicated History

Zambia’s Hunting “Bans”—Shedding Light on a Complicated History | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
By Katarzyna Nowak

On August 21, Zambia was reported to have “lifted its hunting ban,” announcing that a ban on hunting big cats—leopards and lions—would remain. One week later, an addendum was ...
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Issue of the Week: Wildlife Corridors

Issue of the Week: Wildlife Corridors | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
Several wild animals need large unbroken segments of habitat for survival but are reluctant to move through urban barriers created by human development. This segmentation ultimately causes the loss...
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Why do birds fly at certain heights? | Discover Wildlife

Why do birds fly at certain heights? | Discover Wildlife | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
Why do birds fly at certain heights? Find out the answer.
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Animal Traffic

Animal Traffic | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
The trade in illegal wildlife is a $19 billion annual business with ties to the Russian mob and Islamic extremists, and there’s one place the world turns to investigate the crime: a federal forensics lab (and curiosity cabinet) in a hippie town in Oregon.
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Four sentenced for rhino poaching | National

Four sentenced for rhino poaching | National | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
Chitwan National Park (CNP) has sentenced four people convicted of poaching rhinos to 15 years in prison...
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Attenborough warns of 'erosion of wildlife'

Attenborough warns of 'erosion of wildlife' | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
Sir David Attenborough has issued a stark warning about the "escalating erosion of wildlife", which he says will directly affect humans' quality of life.
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Save Our Species - Interactive Map

Save Our Species - Interactive Map | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
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New report shows zoos are “struggling to show conservation impact” say campaigners

New report shows zoos are “struggling to show conservation impact” say campaigners | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
Last week, the British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquaria (BIAZA) published its annual promotional report which seeks to highlight the “Top Ten” species of animal which are “benefiting […]
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What are zoos for?

What are zoos for? | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
25 million people visit UK zoos and aquariums each year. But is there more to zoos than public amusement? What are zoos for? Helen Skelton finds out.
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Stunning images of natural Britain capture animals in air, sea and on land as part of photography-based conservation initiative

Stunning images of natural Britain capture animals in air, sea and on land as part of photography-based conservation initiative | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
The exhibition will document the best of the 2020VISION wildlife project, a photography-based conservation initiative. It will run throughout May on the South Bank of the River Thames in London, and involves the work of some of Britain's top wildlife photographers.
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A challenge to all UK parties to make Britain greener

A challenge to all UK parties to make Britain greener | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
This post is by Dr Mike Clarke, chief executive of the RSPB. Manifestos are sometimes important for their differences, but it’s when they’re the same that they’re really powerful. This is especiall...
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Indian ecologists decry decision on biodiversity hot spot

Indian ecologists decry decision on biodiversity hot spot | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
Government opts for less protective plan to safeguard the species-rich Western Ghats
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Man found with pangolin, jailed 9 years

Man found with pangolin, jailed 9 years | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
ZBC News is the the national broadcaster's news website that tells the true story of Zimbabwe.
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From 'production' forests to protected forests, groups work to save Sumatran orangutan habitat. But will it be enough?

From 'production' forests to protected forests, groups work to save Sumatran orangutan habitat. But will it be enough? | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
The orangutan is native exclusively to the islands of Borneo and Sumatra — two regions that have seen the brunt of Indonesia's recent forest destruction due primarily to logging and plantation development. Although there are anywhere from 45,000 to 69,000 Bornean orangutans remaining in the wild, the Sumatran species numbers only about 7,300 according to a 2004 survey, and is dwindling further every year.
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Divers meet extremely playful wild seals off the coast of England, film the whole adventure

Divers meet extremely playful wild seals off the coast of England, film the whole adventure | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
Here's a fun one that is sure to put you in a good mood.
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Mozambique Moves to Make Elephant Poachers an Endangered Species

Mozambique Moves to Make Elephant Poachers an Endangered Species | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
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Animals are dying off 1,000 times FASTER than 60 million years ago

Animals are dying off 1,000 times FASTER than 60 million years ago | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
Brown University scientists in Providence found that pre-human extinction rate was 10 times lower than scientists had believed, which means that the current level is 10 times worse.
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Iceland’s Seabird Colonies Are Vanishing, With “Massive” Chick Deaths

Iceland’s Seabird Colonies Are Vanishing, With “Massive” Chick Deaths | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
FLATEY ISLAND, Iceland—When the days grew long, seabirds flocked to this hamlet on the edge of the Arctic to rear their chicks under the midnight sun. "Kri
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Can Elephants Survive a Legal Ivory Trade? Debate Is Shifting Against It

Can Elephants Survive a Legal Ivory Trade? Debate Is Shifting Against It | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
Stirring renewed debate, a respected conservationist argues that government corruption makes a legal ivory trade unworkable.
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Francesco Nardelli's curator insight, September 14, 3:38 AM

HOW pro trade rhino horn people plan to avoid the same disaster?

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Hunters are the Backbone of Conservation

Hunters are the Backbone of Conservation | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
Cal DuBrock recently retired from his position as the wildlife management director with the Pennsylvania Game Commission. In his honor, we'd like to share this video in which he explains why hunter...
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Can the World Really Set Aside Half of the Planet for Wildlife?

Can the World Really Set Aside Half of the Planet for Wildlife? | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
The eminent evolutionary biologist E.O. Wilson has an audacious vision for saving Earth from a cataclysmic extinction event
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Pipeline threatens beluga whales, activists say

Pipeline threatens beluga whales, activists say | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
Four environmental groups are fighting to get a temporary injunction to stop oil exploration in the Saint Lawrence River.
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Name poaching lords, MPs tell spy agency

Name poaching lords, MPs tell spy agency | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
The spy agency has been asked to name people behind the illegal trade in wildlife trophies, which is blamed for the rise in poaching.
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Montana bobcat fur farm attracts worldwide interest

Montana bobcat fur farm attracts worldwide interest | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
GREAT FALLS — A proposal by a North Dakota couple to relocate their commercial bobcat fur farm to central Montana has generated comments from around the world.
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Elephants increase in Serengeti

Elephants increase in Serengeti | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
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