If we want to protect nature and our future on this planet, we must dismantle and restructure dominant conservation systems. Reclaim Conservation and Conservation Solutions Afrika are planning a field course this August in Nanyuki, Kenya which will explore these issues in depth.
We urgently appeal to members of the public to stop keeping tortoises as pets. By leaving these gentle animals in the wild you will also help relieve the burden placed on rehabilitation centres and ensure the future of the species.
It is now more clear than ever that the Irish Hare must be given full protection. Urgently contact Minister Josepha Madigan and the National Parks and Wildlife Service to demand an immediate ban on hare coursing, hare shooting and hare hunting.
Pleistocene Park is a rewilding project in Siberia, whose main goal is to restore high productive steppes similar to those of the Ice Age. This will not only lead to the recreation of the so-called “Northern Serengeti,” but more importantly will help to mitigate climate change.
Rather than venturing into new and alien habitats for the first time, large predators are re-colonizing ecosystems that used to be prime hunting grounds for them before humans decimated their populations.
People and the public need to be educated of the dangers and outcomes of keeping primates as pets. Where did they come from? How did they end up in the pet shop? Once they are a grown adult, will you still be able and willing to take care of them?
Find out why the U.K. Parliament is considering a ban on fur sales, why Yellowstone National Park is slaughtering endangered bison, what a landmark court case in Indonesia means for wildlife trafficking, and more in the latest episode of Animal People World News!
A recent South African Parliamentary wildlife colloquium ignored the benefits of non-consumptive wildlife utilisation as ecological sustainability was obscured by the increasing commodification of wildlife resources.
A study by John Paulson and colleagues at Duke University found that elephants play an important role in Central Africa’s forests by dispersing seeds and nutrients and trampling foliage. A reduction in elephant populations would leave 96% of Central African forests susceptible to drastic change.
Jewish worshipers chant every Sabbath morning, “The soul of every living being shall praise God’s name.” Yet, some come to synagogue during the winter months wearing fur coats that required the cruel treatment of living beings.
Find out what the birth of the first cloned monkeys means for animal research, why the United Nations opposes children at bullfights, how dog shows can prove harmful for dogs, and more in the latest episode of Animal People World News!