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The sad rise in donkey slaughter

When the impoverished West African nation of Niger imposed a ban on donkey exports last year, a small community of traders just over the border in Nigeria was…

Africa becoming a giant food farm to the detriment of elephants and other species

Elephants are in big trouble. Even if we beat poaching and illegal trade, their potential doom has been sealed in projections for population growth, and has already been…

Death of a Killer Whale

A killer whale found dead on the Scottish island of Tiree had one of the highest levels of PCB pollution ever recorded, scientists say. Lulu, well known to…

The mystery of over 730,000 missing elephants

Elephant Poaching continues unabated Up to 730,000 elephants are estimated to be missing from protected areas across Africa, a shocking conservation study reveals today. It means that a third…

Emotional Wildlife Photography

JAYMI HEIMBUCH October 12, 2016, 6:20 a.m. Photographing storks that have changed their migrations to stay at dumps inspired Joest to start a #challengetochange campaign. (Photo:Jasper Doest) To…

The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust: A Haven for Elephants and Rhinos

Orphaned elephants “can be fine one day and dead the next,” says Daphne Sheldrick, a Kenyan conservationist and expert in animal husbandry. She knows. To date, she has…

The world’s most trafficked mammal: The Pangolin

  –Article published by Mike Gaworecki on 2016-09-27– –Article published in Mongabay.com–   According to a new report by San Francisco-based NGO WildAid, more than one million pangolins…

Rhino poaching : Innovative technology to the rescue?

The illegal wildlife trade is a massive business, and it’s killing thousands of endangered species every year. ( Rhino poaching ) Rhinos are among the hardest hit. The…

A push to ban domestic ivory trade

[sgmb id=”1″] BY MARIA GALLUCCIAs seen on mashable.comA new resolution to ban all domestic ivory sales has been passed by a global group of conservationists and governments.  “Elephants…

Lizards struggle to stay cool in a warming world

  It seems like we learn something new every day about how climate change is wreaking havoc on our planet. And here today’s statistic, one that will make…