Monthly Archives: January 2015

Can Elephants Talk to Each Other?

This is something I have witnessed on many occasions. A group of elephants, all browsing happily in the scrub. One though, decides to wander off and explore. Soon, about a kilometre away from the group, he comes across some fruit … Continue reading

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Wild Dogs – A Cautious Comeback

Africa’s wild dogs are a genuine anomaly among the continent’s large predators. For one thing, they’re canids—a doggy minority in a landscape dominated by large cats and hyenas. They hunt in packs like wolves but aren’t very closely related, being … Continue reading

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If This Works …..

Vietnam’s leading practitioners of traditional medicine have vowed not to use threatened wildlife products in their practice. “Traditional medicine practitioners have relied on the moral values and knowledge of traditional medicine for thousands of years to protect the nation’s health,” … Continue reading

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Trophy hunters like to believe they help wildlife management, the facts say otherwise.

It’s really all about money! Sadly nowadays the edict is that wildlife has to somehow pay for its collective existence by sacrificing some of its species to trophy hunting. Recently Zambia reintroduced trophy hunting; some would say they never really … Continue reading

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Bio-Engineered Rhino Horn

SEATTLE, Jan. 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — The future looks grim for the rhinoceros. Figures recently published by South Africa show that 1,215 rhinos were poached there in 2014. This represents a loss of nearly 4% of the world’s population. Furthermore, … Continue reading

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Vietnamese Rhino Trade

There are no official statistics about the scale of the Vietnamese rhino horn market. Only small-scale surveys about the market have been conducted by environmental organizations. Duong Viet Hong from the Wildlife Conservation Society said four surveys of 600-1,000 people … Continue reading

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Drones proved to be effective ….

Poaching is such a sad thing, and solutions seem complex and hard to find. So it’s great to read about this initiative, where a team is using drones and satellite technology to track poachers, predict their movements, and prevent animal … Continue reading

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