JAKARTA – The clearing of Indonesia’s last untouched swath of pristine forest has begun in earnest, with an area the size of Washington, D.C., razed for just a single oil palm plantation in Papua province, new data show. Nearly 200 square kilometers (77 square miles) of forest have been cleared in Merauke district since 2014 […]
A lioness approaches the river’s edge for some cool water, after feasting on a giraffe kill that the pride has brought down while drinking by the river just a few hours earlier. Mala Mala Game Reserve, South Africa.
On December 22, a federal appeals court ruled that the US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) did not properly follow procedures when it banned importing elephant “trophies” – including heads, tusks, or other parts – from Zimbabwe in 2014. While the ruling was aimed at an Obama Administration policy, its impact will likely influence how […]
Calling for his mother, this young Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) is vulnerable in many ways. Not only is he at immediate risk from the nearby surrounding predators, he also faces an uncertain future for the survival of his species. Masai Mara, Kenya.
Rejoice, animal lovers. The last two known “dancing bears” in Nepal have been rescued from lives of sadness and pain. Bears become “dancing bears” after would-be showmen capture or purchase cubs. Those young bears are stolen from their mothers, and from that point forward, they’ll never again live as a wild bear should. Instead, their […]