Saving Africa’s biodiversity is a challenging but urgent necessity, says Rodger Schlickeisen

Saving Africa’s biodiversity is a challenging but urgent necessity, says Rodger Schlickeisen

Rodger Schlickeisen made a name for himself in conservation circles from the early 1990s thanks to his leadership at Defenders of Wildlife, which grew rapidly in membership and influence during his 20 years at the helm. The group became known as a staunch advocate for wildlife via its defense of the U.S. Endangered Species Act […]

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The Jane Goodall Act Could Make Groundbreaking Strides for Captive Wildlife in Canada

The Jane Goodall Act Could Make Groundbreaking Strides for Captive Wildlife in Canada

A recently introduced bill could become one of Canada’s strongest captive animal welfare laws – and it’s named after a conservation hero who has changed the hearts of millions through her work with primates. The Jane Goodall Act would ban the new captivity of great apes and elephants, ban performances by these animals and cetaceans, […]

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Coronavirus is a Threat to Endangered Primates

Coronavirus is a Threat to Endangered Primates

Research found that endangered primates including the Sumatran orangutan and western lowland gorilla are vulnerable to coronavirus infection because of shared genetic similarities to humans. Like the tigers at the Bronx zoo that likely caught the coronavirus from zookeepers, scientists say the potential for humans to give the virus to endangered animals is likely. Study […]

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For the world’s rarest gorillas, a troubled sanctuary

For the world’s rarest gorillas, a troubled sanctuary

George Mgbang battles to rein in his anger whenever he encounters wire snares, newly cleared farms, empty cartridges, hunting camps, loggers, or shotgun-wielding hunters during his regular patrols in Afi Mountain Wildlife Sanctuary (AMWS). For the past eight years, Mgbang, 42, has toiled to stop these threats from taking over the 100-square-kilometer (39-square-mile) sanctuary in […]

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