Cub Petting: Cute and Harmful…

Before considering cub petting or volunteering in a facility that allows close interactions with cubs, pause, research and think about the consequences... A vast number of animal lovers choose to 'volunteer' at cat parks and sanctuaries that are nothing else ...
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Killing Sharks, Wolves and Other Top Predators Won’t Solve Conflicts

Killing sharks, wolves and other top predators won’t solve conflicts In French Polynesia, fishing is an integral part of everyday life. The people living here fish on the flats and along the reef using nets, hooks and line, harpoons, spearguns ...
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Biodiversity Extinction Rates on Steroid

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 ...
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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, poaching, are a few of the issues that many species are facing on a daily basis. Bringing ...
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Why the habit of wanting to own a piece of nature’s beauty needs to be broken

Why The Habit Of Wanting To Own A Piece Of Nature’s Beauty Needs To Be Broken

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, ...
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Why Men Trophy Hunt

Why Men Trophy Hunt The killing of Cecil the lion (Panthera leo) ignited enduring and increasingly global discussion about trophy hunting [1]. Yet, policy debate about its benefits and costs (e.g. [2,3]) focuses only on the hunted species and biodiversity, ...
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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 ...
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Synthetic Rhino Horn: For Conservation or For Profit?

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 ...
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The Travelling Giraffe – Protecting a Species

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 ...
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Kindness for a Lost Soul…

Hard rule to follow: Always keep a safe distance between yourself and a wild animal. Always be on your guard. Respect their needed space. Don't move fast. And please be quiet - the human species is so loud and does ...
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