Poachers Are Invading Botswana, Last Refuge of African Elephants

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. […]

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Pregnant orang-utan pictured clinging to final tree as bulldozers destroy rainforest around her

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, […]

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Petition: Viral Pic Shows Beluga Whales in Tank Barely Bigger Than Their Bodies

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 […]

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