Namibia to sell off wild elephants in controversial auction

Namibia to sell off wild elephants in controversial auction

Despite a petition of over 100,000 signatures condemning the sale, Namibia’s Ministry of Environment, Forestry, and Tourism (MEFT) plans to finalize a controversial auction of 170 of its wild elephants on Friday, January 29. The auction has been met with sharp criticism by some conservationists who have questioned the population data and claims of human-elephant […]

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Petition: Tell Sri Lankan Officials to Protect Elephants and Their Habitats

Petition: Tell Sri Lankan Officials to Protect Elephants and Their Habitats

Elephants, an endangered species, face a multitude of threats to their survival, most of which are at the hands of humans. They are trophy-hunted, pushed out of their natural habitat, poached for their ivory, neglected in zoos, exploited for various tourist attractions, and forced to perform in circuses. Now, a new threat has joined these […]

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Rapidly warming oceans have left many northern marine mammals swimming in troubled waters. But perhaps none more so than than the strange and mysterious “unicorn of the sea,” the narwhal.

Rapidly warming oceans have left many northern marine mammals swimming in troubled waters. But perhaps none more so than than the strange and mysterious “unicorn of the sea,” the narwhal.

An exhaustive new study estimates, habitat suitable to narwhals could shrink by a staggering twenty-five percent by century’s end. Thanks to manmade climate change, their watery home is warming faster than anywhere else on Earth. And, in a scant few decades, sea-ice, so vital to their survival, could be gone altogether during Arctic summers. Narwhals […]

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Petition: Ask the UN to Protect Asian Elephants From Being Poached for Jewelry!

Petition: Ask the UN to Protect Asian Elephants From Being Poached for Jewelry!

The threat of poaching for ivory looms over all elephants, but mostly African elephants. Amongst Asian elephants, only males have tusks. Most illegal ivory comes from African elephants. This doesn’t mean that Asian elephants are safe from poaching, though. Their suffering in the tourism industry is quite well documented. They are often taken from the […]

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Wildlife summit votes down plan to allow sale of huge ivory stockpile

An audacious attempt to allow a huge sale of stockpiled elephant ivory has been defeated at an international wildlife conference. The rancorous debate exposed deep divisions between African nations with opposing views on elephant conservation. About 50 elephants are still being poached every day to supply ivory traffickers and all countries agree the world’s largest […]

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