Humans do not live on this planet alone. In fact, each and every species is an essential part of an ecosystem. It is our duty to protect them – especially as we are responsible for the disappearance of many wild animal and plant species. The statistics are terrifying. According to the World Wildlife Fund, around […]
With the world experiencing more extreme weather due to climate change, landscapes are being altered and ecosystems are having to respond quickly. So which species are going to struggle and which are going to fare relatively well as extended droughts, heavy rains and floods reshape the world’s terrain? In a new study, biologists Christie Le […]
A leading South African private rhino breeder has announced plans to annually release 100 farm-bred rhinos into the wild to help restock a population decimated by poaching. The animals will come from a 2004-strong herd, bred by private rhino farmer John Hume, who runs the world’s biggest rhino farm on an 8 400-hectare piece of […]
The last male northern white rhinoceros has died, leaving only two females with which conservationists hope to save the species from extinction. Sudan, the “gentle giant” who lived in the Ol Pejeta conservancy in Kenya, was put down on Monday after the pain from a degenerative illness became too great. He is survived by his […]
At the current rate of poaching, the rhinoceros as a species will become extinct in the wild within this youngsters lifetime. Can we allow that to happen? Let us all help in some way in order to give this amazing little guy a future of hope. Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park, Zambia.
For those of you who are single and ready to mingle, perhaps you’ve tried online dating. One popular dating app, Tinder, currently lists a rather attractive male ISO of his forever mate. He’s big-boned, in his early forties, virtually hairless, loves the outdoors and long walks through grassy savannah areas. Talk about a catch! Oh, […]
A top court in South Africa just made it legal to trade in rhino horns within the country. The South African government, in 2009, imposed a moratorium that banned domestic trade in rhino horns. But after years of legal battle between commercial rhino breeders and the government’s Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA), the constitutional court […]
A Czech zoo has said it will use a chainsaw to remove the horns from its herd of rare rhinos after a brutal attack last week in a French zoo where poachers shot dead a white rhino and hacked off its horns. “It’s for the sake of rhino safety,” Andrea Jirousova, spokeswoman for the zoo […]