The Last Giraffes on Earth

The Last Giraffes on Earth

The giraffe is nearly down. Two men have stretched a thick black rope in front of the animal, to trip her up. The giraffe hits the rope, and the plan seems to be working until she gains a second wind and breaks into a fresh run. Her body sways backward and forward like a rocking […]

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Trophy Hunting: A Detailed Exposé of the Extinction Industry

Trophy Hunting: A Detailed Exposé of the Extinction Industry

“Trophy hunting is leading to the extinction of a number of species. Scientific studies have demonstrated the links between trophy hunting and population declines. Yet exports of hunting trophies continue to increase. The annual lion hunting quota is now equivalent to one-third of the males that can be hunted. For the good of conservation, the […]

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Poachers are driving African elephants towards extinction

Poachers are driving African elephants towards extinction

African elephants are at an increased risk of extinction due to poaching and habitat loss, conservationists have warned. Both of the continent’s species, forest and savanna elephants, have been labelled as endangered in the new Red List produced by the International Union for Conservation of Nature. The two species have seen significant declines over the […]

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Push for Ban on Advertising Unethical Elephant Tourism in the UK Gains Momentum

Push for Ban on Advertising Unethical Elephant Tourism in the UK Gains Momentum

UK-based campaign group Save the Asian Elephants (STAE) is pushing for a ban on advertising in the country of unethical elephant tourism venues. Its campaigning hit a milestone in early 2020, with a petition on the issue surpassing a million signatures. STAE’s founder Duncan McNair says it is “the largest petition in history for the […]

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He made a fortune supplying life-saving kit to the NHS then spent thousands ‘trophy hunting’ wildlife like this… and Andrew Broggio is just one of an elite club who go on luxury killing holidays.

He made a fortune supplying life-saving kit to the NHS then spent thousands ‘trophy hunting’ wildlife like this… and Andrew Broggio is just one of an elite club who go on luxury killing holidays.

Stalking through the savannah, Andrew Broggio was on the trail of a Cape buffalo — one of the ‘Big Five’ African game alongside lion, elephant, rhino and leopard. His team, including a driver and a tracker looking for footprints and droppings, had set off at 7am, when it was still cool enough to spend hours […]

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Stop the Illegal Wildlife Trade: Animal populations fall by 62% where wildlife trade occurs, study reveals

Stop the Illegal Wildlife Trade: Animal populations fall by 62% where wildlife trade occurs, study reveals

A major analysis of hundreds of species of animals has revealed the huge toll the world’s booming wildlife trade is taking on the natural world. Without urgent action, the world is facing “rampant trade-induced declines” of mammals, birds and reptiles, the authors of the research said. In places where the wildlife trade is active, species have […]

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British hunter’s sick boast: Come slaughter animals in South Africa during Covid

British hunter’s sick boast: Come slaughter animals in South Africa during Covid

A British trophy-hunting boss is offering deals to shoot ­endangered animals which he boasts are “plentiful” during the Covid ­crisis. Carl Knight, 47, who runs Take Aim Safaris, makes the claim in his grisly sales pitch to 3,000 potential customers, including fellow Britons. He urges clients to travel to South Africa, which is in the grip […]

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Ivory by any other name: Illegal trade thrives on eBay, study finds

Ivory by any other name: Illegal trade thrives on eBay, study finds

Two miniature sculptures sold on eBay in December 2020: a tiny egg with a chick hatching through the shell, and an intricately carved man in traditional Japanese dress with a rat perched on his shoulder. The egg sold for $195 and the figure for $1,345. But there’s a problem. Both objects are made from a […]

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