Extinction is a natural process, but it’s happening at 1,000 times the normal speed When Sudan the white rhino was put down by his carers earlier this year, it confirmed the extinction of one of the savannah’s most iconic subspecies. Despite decades of effort from conservationists, including a fake Tinder profile for the animal dubbed […]
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The Plight of the Great Green
The Plight of the Great Green Many species are facing rapidly declining numbers for a variety of different reasons. Habitat loss, climate change, and poaching are a few of the issues that many species are facing on a daily basis. Bringing these issues to light, working to create awareness, and educating communities to inspire change […]
Why The Habit Of Wanting To Own A Piece ...
Why the habit of wanting to own a piece of nature’s beauty needs to be broken When thinking about wildlife, what image first comes to mind? Elephants rubbing up against trees, or perhaps tigers stalking deer through the jungle? Unfortunately, humans’ love affair of wildlife is also associated with a darker side: the desire to […]
The Rescues of Jogja
The weeks I stayed there watching the consequences that we as humans can have in an animal’s life made me think a lot about how selfish we can be, and how much more we have to learn and understand about how harmful our behavior can be. After an unforgettable experience wandering in the Sumatran jungle tracking and […]
Orangutan Health Field Research in Sumat...
Back in the field at the end of this month! Sharan was in Malaysia helping the establishment of a wildlife corridor earlier in October. This time, Claire is leaving for Sumatra to join a veterinary science program, with Orangutan Health Project (OHP), that researches the special behavior and ecological conditions necessary to maintain health in wild orangutans, using parasitic […]
EwA Field Work: Reporting from The Corri...
Live Reporting from the Field We are currently in Borneo supporting reforestation in the Kinabatangan area. The volunteer project is run by Ape Malaysia and is dedicated to work with the local Orang Sungai villagers to collaborate and educate about conservation as well as replenishing the original forests which were cut down for mainly logging […]
My Profits from Trading Elephant Ivory
With 96 elephants killed by poachers every day for ivory and parts, the world needs to support Africa in curbing and eradicating the demand. It’s a slow process but a campaign of more stringent penalties for poachers and enforcing those penalties should help stop the supply. Can an international ban on ivory trade help? Or […]
Synthetic Rhino Horn: For Conservation o...
All species of rhinos are disappearing worldwide, possibly they could all be gone by 2020. There have been discussions recently about a new strategy to attempt curbing poaching with flooding the market with a new synthetic horn equivalent engineered by the bioengineering company, Pembient. But would it really help kill the illegal trade? According to […]
The Travelling Giraffe – Protecting a Sp
Did you know that there are 9 subspecies of giraffe existing in Africa? And did you know that giraffe have become extinct in 7 African countries? Whilst traveling in January 2016 in Uganda, I had the privilege of meeting some of the UWA (Uganda Wildlife Authority) team who were part of the conservation efforts to […]
The Right Size Cage for a Macaw?
They don’t need that much space, do they?… For me seeing a parrot living alone in a cage simply breaks my heart and so does it to others than me such as Dr. Jane Goodall or Marc Johnson… Marc who runs Foster Parrots (a sanctuary situated on an old chicken farm in Rhode Island that […]