The number of endangered orangutans living in forest patches found in oil palm estates in the eastern Malaysian state of Sabah fell as much as 30 per cent between 2002 and 2017, but the overall population of the species in the area is stable, the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) said on Thursday. Their […]
TripAdvisor is often relied on for honest reviews, photos, and prices of vacation excursions. When going on vacation, we like to see which are the best places to visit. Sadly, certain activities are promoted on the site that support animal abuse. Many wild animals, especially elephants are exploited for the tourism industry. They are forced […]
In September, conservationists in Botswana discovered 87 dead elephants, their faces hacked off and tusks missing. Poaching, the researchers warned, was on the rise. The news had international repercussions. Botswana had been one of the last great elephant refuges, largely spared the poaching crisis that has swept through much of Africa over the past decade. […]
A starving, heavily pregnant orang-utan clings to a solitary tree high above what had been pristine rainforest for millennia – till giant bulldozers moved in and flattened it in days. Boon-Mee was too weak and frightened to leave the trunk where she had sought sanctuary as the machines tore down her jungle home in Borneo, […]
As more and more people every day are condemning companies that hold cetaceans captive (we’re looking at you, SeaWorld), it’s no surprise that an image of two beluga whales imprisoned inside a minuscule tank in China has caused outrage online. Cambodian anti-captivity organization Ningyo La Mar d’Aprop originally shared the photo taken at Sun Asia […]
Today is global tiger day! Let us honor and protect these marvelous big cats. Stealth, beauty, grace, ferocity, this and so much more … Striped magic! Please sign every and any petition out there to help them. Tiger, Denizen of jungles, deep. If your species dies, The earth shall weep.
Sea turtles are not just beautiful creatures, they’re also important for the ecosystem. Turtle nests allow dune vegetation to grow and become stronger due to the nutrients in the eggs. Because they are one of the few animals that eat sea grass, they also maintain sea grass beds healthy. In fact, the decline of sea […]
In Ísafjörður, the capital of Iceland’s remote Westfjords region, a Lutheran pastor compared eiderdown to cocaine. “I sometimes think that we are like the coca farmers in Colombia,” he said. “We [the down harvesters] get a fraction of the price when the product hits the streets of Tokyo. This is the finest down in the […]