There are a growing number of global citizens that refuse to believe in a world without elephants and rhinos, who believe that man has no right to make another species extinct, and who are acutely aware that the greatest threat to wildlife is the belief that someone else will save it.
We will never win the war on poaching unless we get the Asian demand countries on side through education and legislation; however, that will take patience and a whole lot of political will, and in the meantime Africa's wildlife is haemorrhaging.
They dropped Hillary off at the animal hospital and she was taken to a room where a scared, little, grey piglet-looking thing was curled up in some blankets.
With everything else going on in the world right now you might ask why I am writing a blog post about elephants and rhinos. It's because despite everything else filling the news, elephant and rhino poaching is a crisis that needs to be addressed right now. So what is going on and what can you do to help?
The Nielsen poll found that a small number of Vietnamese -- 2.6 percent -- continue to buy and use rhino horn. We'll be working to continue to build awareness and to cause the whole of society to shame the people who persist in driving the consumption of this product.
Research out of UC Berkeley and UC Santa Barbara is providing evidence that a decline in animals actually means that our social structures are crumbling.
The soaring demand for products derived from wildlife has pushed several iconic species --including elephants, rhinos, and tigers, as well as many lesser known species -- toward the precipice of extinction. This is a global crisis for both wildlife and people, particularly local communities.
This year marks the time when rhinos are breeding at a rate lower than the poaching rate. They are in increasing deficit. But the turning point is that there is a World Rhino Day, and that the global public is starting to say, "Enough!"
Each year, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service provides funding appropriated by act of Congress for targeted international conservation projects to pro...
About 1.1 billion people, or 15 percent of the human race, depends upon killing our living planet for their daily livelihood.
Calls to shut down the factories and distribution channels are routinely ignored in contradiction to the ongoing confiscated ivory stockpile burns. But the future is unwritten.
Poachers recently killed Satao, one of Kenya's best known elephants, whose tusks weighed more than 100 pounds each and reached all the way to the ground. A poison arrow felled Satao in Tsavo National Park, and his death was announced last Friday.
Namibia has Africa's largest game park, the world's oldest desert and the solar systems's largest meteorite -- at least of the ones we've recorded. Here are the top five reasons every conscientious traveler should plan their next safari to Namibia:
World Wildlife Day is an occasion to remember that in spite of protections provided by CITES much of the world's wildlife remains in crisis. The many threats they face include habitat loss, climate change, over-exploitation, and unregulated development.
I was definitely shocked when I first heard that the Dallas Safari Club was auctioning off a Namibian permit authorizing the hunting of an aged black rhino "in the name of conservation."
Fewer than 5,000 black rhinos remain in the wild. They need our urgent aid: not a hunter's bullet. This is not real conservation; this is rhino slaughter for sport.