120,000 dead: half of the world’s saiga die in less than a month

No one knows what’s killing them, but scientists estimate that almost half of the world’s saiga (Saiga tatarica) have perished since May 10th. To date, researchers on-the-ground unofficially estimate that 120,000 saiga have died in Kazakhstan from what appears to be a wildly virulent disease, although no cause has been ruled out. Saiga are bizarre-looking, […]

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‘No wilder place on Earth’: explorers tackle the full Okavango Delta

Recently, wildlife news from Africa has been almost universally bleak and frustrating to the point of despair: rhinos with their faces cut off, elephants slaughtered en masse via helicopter, and chimps and gorillas gunned down or snared for bushmeat. A massive onslaught of people, poaching and habitat destruction has led to declines in everything from […]

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Cash prizes offered for solutions to wildlife poaching crisis

In a recent stand to help reduce hunting of endangered wildlife, first South African Airlines and now Emirates have banned the transport of all hunting trophies from their flights. Stopping the illegal hunting and trafficking of endangered wildlife will require more innovative strategies and participation from a cross-section of society, to not only avoid buying […]

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