South Africa is facilitating illegal trade in lion bones, enabling the activities of notorious international crime syndicates, and threatening the survival of tigers and lions in the wild.
Three species of pangolins have moved into a higher category of threat due to the growing impacts of habitat loss, poaching and illegal trade.
Following a tragic ship accident with over 14,000 live sheep on board, the Romanian government is taking the first appropriate actions.
In an interview with Dr. Anne Dagg, considered the “Jane Goodall of giraffes,” we discuss her field research, giraffe behavior, and how things are different for giraffes over 60 years after she first saw them in the wild.
For a Western hunter to pay to kill an African animal and expatriate their parts is a form of objectification, dehumanizing and therefore morally reprehensible. It may entrench a Western narrative of supremacy underpinned by chauvinistic, colonialist and crudely utilitarian anthropocentric attitudes.
As organized criminal syndicates become more involved in poaching, the jobs of many African wildlife rangers have become increasingly dangerous and militarized.
Interactions with all infant wildlife, walking with predators or elephants, interacting with predators and the riding of wild animals are no longer acceptable practices, according to the South African Tourism Services Association.
A photographer and activist shares the story about how he found his path to be a voice for elephants.
By the stroke of a legislative pen, a list of iconic and in some cases endangered wild animals can now be manipulated as farming stock. What happens next is anyone’s guess.
A letter claiming that trophy hunting is necessary for African conservation was recently published in a prestigious scientific journal, but upon closer inspection, the piece is little more than a marketing effort disguised as a serious scientific contribution.
A recent letter published in the journal Science argues that banning trophy hunting imperils biodiversity, which simply doesn’t stack up.