What you can do right now

What you can do right now VOLUNTEER – at a local wildlife refuge or at the numerous ethical wildlife sanctuaries around the world, that often need volunteers to help save animals. Speak Up for Wildlife – Speak up against animal cruelty, against trophy hunting, circuses that use zoos and wild animals that are used for […]

PLIGHT OF THE RED WOLF

PLIGHT OF THE RED WOLF Somewhere in the eastern North Carolina wilderness, concealed by a canopy of oaks and pines, a pack of collared predators roams. The animals have no idea that, in as soon as a few days, they could receive what amounts to a death sentence from the very organization that fitted them, […]

ORANGUTAN SQUEAKS REVEAL LANGUAGE EVOLUTION, SAYS STUDY

ORANGUTAN SQUEAKS REVEAL LANGUAGE EVOLUTION, SAYS STUDY Scientists who spent years listening to the communication calls of one of our closest ape relatives say their eavesdropping has shed light on the origin of human language. Dr Adriano Reis e Lameira from Durham University recorded and analysed almost 5,000 orangutan “kiss squeaks”. He found that the animals combined […]

JAPAN CLOSES LAST FUR FARM!

JAPAN CLOSES LAST FUR FARM! What Are Fur Farms?             We are all consumers of some sort. From the food we buy to the newest line of Nike shoes – we are all part of a consumerist society. This is currently the reality of our world, we must buy things to function. And while many […]

WORLD’S LARGEST MARINE PARK CREATED IN ANTARCTICA

WORLD’S LARGEST MARINE PARK CREATED IN ANTARCTICA EU and 24 countries sign long-awaited agreement to protect 1.1m sq km of water in Southern Ocean, ensuring that fewer younger fish will be caught. A landmark international agreement to create the world’s largest marine park in the Southern Ocean has been brokered in Australia, after five years […]

WILDLIFE POPULATION HAVE COLLAPSED SINCE 1970S

WILDLIFE POPULATION HAVE COLLAPSED SINCE 1970S A disturbing study says the world’s wild animal population has plunged 58% since 1970, the BBC reports. Researchers from the WWF and the Zoological Society of London warn that if current trends continue, two-thirds of the world’s wildlife will be gone by 2020. The finger points squarely at humans, […]

INSIDE THE DEADLY RHINO HORN TRADE

INSIDE THE DEADLY RHINO HORN TRADE This is the story of Dawie Groenewald, an accused rhino horn trafficker, and John Hume, the owner of the world’s largest rhino farm—two men who know each other well and share a common goal: to end the South African and international bans on trading and selling rhino horn. Groenewald […]

ENDANGERED SPECIES FOUND IN REGIONS OF MYANMAR

ENDANGERED SPECIES FOUND IN REGIONS OF MYANMAR From Mongabay newsletter: The first-ever surveys of forests in Karen state in southeast Myanmar — a region that was previously out-of-bounds for scientists due to security and political reasons — has yielded surprising results. Researchers have recorded at least 31 species of mammals in the region, more than half of which are […]

BREEDING POPULATION OF INDOCHINESE

INDOCHINESE TIGERS FOUND IN THAILAND FOREST BRINGS HOPE TO SCIENTIST A miraculous sighting has given scientists hope for a brighter future for the endangered Indochinese tiger. In 2017, Conservationists from Thailand’s  Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation (DNP) released observed findings documenting a second pair of breeding tigers in the region. Through surveillance cameras, […]

The Problem with Palm Oil (and what you can do about it)

The Problem with Palm Oil (and what you can do about it) by Jim O’Connor, staff writer at SAFE Worldwide Like me, you may find yourself spending a lot of time in lockdown reflecting on how the Covid-19 pandemic has greatly affected our lives in many ways, including our consumption habits. People being quarantined at […]