Though I had no one close to share the memories with, I was able to focus more clearly on what makes the experience so memorable. There is something about connecting with nature in such a profound way that forces you see things from a new perspective.
I've been sitting here watching the debate on if it is logical, humane or in any way helpful for Corey Knowlton of the Dallas Safari Club to have paid $350,000.00 to get to kill one of the last rhinos on Earth... for conservation. Yes, FOR conservation. I find this very surreal.
A beloved, venerable African elephant named Torn Ear was killed in Kenya on February 7 by poachers who shot him with poisoned arrows. Richard Bonham discovered Torn Ear's fatal injury while observing him at a watering hole.
The mass killing of elephants is tragic. But demand for new ivory, not items legally imported decades or centuries ago, fuels the trade. Governments should penalize poachers and their seller allies -- not responsible collectors and dealers who have followed the rules.
News that struck me hard in the chest as if a fist had been wedged between my ribs. You may think it's strange that I feel so strongly about the loss of an elephant I only knew for four days, but I do.
In March 2013 -- for the first time in her career -- Turkalo was forced to flee the camp because of the political violence in CAR. Soon after she left, 26 forest elephants were slaughtered at the Dzanga Bai ("bai" is the local word for "clearing"), reportedly by Seleka rebels.
We have credible evidence that where national park rangers and community ecoguards are out patrolling, and risking their lives doing so, elephants have a much greater chance of escaping the poacher's bullet, axe and chainsaw.
While the bush offers incredible experiences, seeing wildlife in their natural habitat, and visits with the Masai give an insight into what tribal life once was, these unique experiences are waiting for you in Nairobi.
The Golden Triangle Asian Elephant Foundation rescues elephants that have resorted to begging (even in the streets of a metropolis like Bangkok), fro...
We need to teach our children that elephants don't belong in circuses and zoos. Elephant Aid International plans on building 63 corrals for 63 elephants while implementing a pilot project in Nepal for chain-free corrals.
Riding an elephant in Thailand is a direct contribution to a heinous cycle of abuse which occurs throughout the country. Those who pay money for this experience are effectively making a financial vote in support of this exploitation.
We would like to introduce you to several people who made such an impressive impact with their grant that we've awarded them another grant to continue seeding the change.
Massage, not necessarily prostitution or erotic, is one of Thailand's calling cards. You might call it one of the exports and also one of its greate...
Victim of an intensely and increasingly fragmented habitat, weak environmental laws, human-elephant conflicts, logging, and poaching, elephants in Vietnam are teetering on extinction.
By Jerry Zezima I am a geezer who believes that being healthy is nothing to sneeze at. I also believe that preventive medicine can be a real shot in ...
Africa's elephants face an unprecedented poaching siege. It's a crisis of global significance that the U.S. government is taking action against -- and one in which safari ecotourism plays an important role, undergirding the value for local communities of keeping elephants alive.