Category: Wildlife Conservation

Wildlife Conservation

Biodiversity Threatened By Sustainable Palm Oil By Calen May-Tobin, Tropical Forest and Climate Initiative The word “manifesto” rarely conjures up positive connotations. That word brings to my mind Karl Marx’s famous tome, at best, and, at worst, images of a bearded man in a remote cabin. Regardless, it’s a word most often associated with people or […]

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Denies Trade In Tiger Bones China has for the first time admitted in public that it permits trade in skins from captive tigers, according to participants and officials at a meeting of an international convention to protect endangered species. They said the Chinese authorities had never before reported this to the Convention on International Trade […]

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Habitat Loss Threatens All Elephants At a time when tens of thousands of elephants across Africa are being slaughtered to feed the Chinese appetite for ivory, it turns out the best place to be a wild elephant may be here in the tropical forests of southwest China. Over the past two decades, the number of Asiatic […]

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Advertising Agency Defending Ecosystems  Mother Nature is showing her wear and tear. Climate change, pollution, deforestation, endangered species and poverty are getting worse by the day and they impact the sustainability of life as we know it. Fortunately, a massive conservation plan in East Africa is ready to make a lasting impact on all of […]

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Forest Conservation. Reforestation. Wildlife Conservation. Economic Development. Africa’s tropical belt is one of the most threatened ecosystems in the world. Millions of people across the continent have already been displaced due to drought, famine and conflict. Desertification has already taken its toll in northern regions and its creeping southward because of resource-hungry humans and climate […]

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Kilimanjaro Ecosystem At Extreme Risk Tanzania hopes to recruit more development partners (DPs) to support the country materially and financially in fighting wildlife poaching and illegal wildlife trafficking. In roundtable discussions chaired by the Minister for Natural Resources and Tourism, Mr. Lazaro Nyalandu, the DPs including diplomatic representatives who attended the discussion, pledged in principle to […]

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Biodiversity Vanishing With Deforestation Editor’s Note: Although this judgement is a move in the right direction, orangutans, tigers and elephants on Sumatra are under siege. There might be 400 tigers left, but it could be as low as 100. There might be a few thousand orangutans left on Sumatra. Who really knows anymore. These animals […]

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Palm Oil Buyers Have Blood On Their Hands Thanks to the destructive practices of multinational conglomerates, such as Cargill, Unilever, Kellogg’s, Nestle, Kraft, Johnson & Johnson, Procter and Gamble, General Mills, Mars, Coca-Cola and Pepsi, our rainforests are being destroyed every day to create massive palm oil plantations in Indonesia, Malaysia and elsewhere around the […]

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Tiger Survival Depends On India There are fewer than 2,500 tigers left in the wild of Asia and most of them are in India. Unfortunately, the country lost 63 of them to poachers and natural causes in 2013. In 2012, the country lost 72 wild tigers. Compounding the problem, the nation lost 12,000 square kilometers of […]

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Editor’s Note: These three stories came out the same day. It seemed natural to blend them all. Thanks to the warriors and caretakers at David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. Thanks to the reporters who prepared and presented these important stories. Elephants Never Forget Horrors Of Poachers A baby elephant, who was found guarding the body of […]

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