I first met Mark when he was 19, a handsome adventurous English blonde young man with tousled hair, coming back from Australia, through New York, after he had been asked to leave school in England.
"Voter fraud" has the same believability and cover story value as euphemisms like, "Enhanced Interrogations" or "Clean Coal." Everybody knows what you're doing, and can see through your lies, even while you deny doing anything and continue to behave in the same manner.
Anatomy is for everyone. It is easy to relate to, because we all live in fleshy anatomical bodies that rouse our curiosity from an early age, and everywhere in nature there are surprising parallels with -- as well as bizarre differences from -- our anatomical body-plans.
Since the term bushmeat was coined over 20 years ago, there has been growing concern that hunting wildlife for food in the tropics risks the loss of all large-bodied animals in the world's remaining tropical forests.
If we don't educate and provide other sources of income for the Maasai and other African tribes, African elephants will not survive another 10 years in the wild. Rhinos, too, are being poached for their horns.
This wanderluster found herself in a more remote, but still moving place. ...
Conservationists agree that if China would only join the United States, Europe, and the many African countries actively fighting the illicit ivory trade, the elephant population could be stabilized and grow again.
Future generations matter. Long-term sustainability matters. But we will not win the long game if we do not recognize that protecting the lives of children today matters more. It makes us better people. It makes us better environmentalists.
We don't have the clairvoyance of vultures, but we do need to envision an Africa free of poisons for wildlife and people alike.
Today the world has grown smaller; the human population is expanding and exploding, and the elephants and their ancestral homelands are being systematically disregarded, discarded and destroyed.
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.