At the recent United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, Rio+20, New Zealand teenager Brittany Trilfold told the world to stop bickering and focus on protecting the environment better for her future and for the future of the world. Twenty years previously, 12-year-old Severn Cullis-Suzuki had done the exact same thing. This insight from these youth is much-needed advice for the two largest polluting economies in the world, the US and China, but will they listen?
The United States Commerce Department is implementing a tariff upon Chinese Solar Panels — details on what this will mean for consumers and the future of solar power.
We came across this most excellent rabbit last week while walking in San Francisco’s lower Haight neighborhood, near the Hayes Valley Urban Farm. 2011 is the year of the Yin metal rabbit, not giant pink rabbits swallowing skulls with overbites, but a bunny is still a bunny as far as I am concerned. Stumbling across […]
The Masvingo regional court has sentenced a member of the Mazhongwe rhino poaching gang to 17 years in prison for killing an endangered rhino. Justice – at last: Zimbabwe rhino poacher Tichaona Mutyairi has been sentenced to 17 years in jail for killing a rhino and firing on police in October 2009. After years of […]
Once the largest importer of illegal rhino horn for use in ceremonial dagger handles, Yemen is no longer considered a driving force in the current rhino poaching crisis. While demand for illegal rhino horn in Asia surges and threatens to undermine decades of conservation efforts, the market for illegal rhino horn in Yemen has decreased […]
Good news from Uganda: Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary has welcomed a third baby rhino! 2010 is off to a promising start at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, where a white rhino calf was born on January 2 – the third baby rhino following more than 25 years of regional extinction.
12 suspected rhino poachers and rhino horn buyers have been arrested in Kenya following the killing of a female Southern white rhino on a private ranch. A manhunt in central Kenya has resulted in the arrest of 12 suspected rhino poachers and rhino horn buyers, after a 10-year old female Southern white rhino was shot […]
A Chinese court has sentenced a man to 12 years in jail, plus a fine, for killing an endangered Indochinese tiger – which was made into a stew and eaten. The Mengla county court in Xishuangbanna has sentenced Kang Wannian to 12 years in jail, plus a fine of over $14,642 USD, for killing an […]
Two greater one-horned rhinos were found murdered with their horns missing inside India’s Kaziranga National Park – and authorities believe it was the work of poachers posing as park visitors. Forest guards covering the Agartoli range of Kaziranga National Park have discovered the bodies of a male and female rhino – both with their horns […]
Four of the world’s only known eight Northern white rhinos have arrived in Kenya to begin new lives at Ol Pejeta Conservancy – the last hope to save this critically endangered rhino subspecies. Good news – and a sigh of relief! Sudan, Suni, Najin and Fatu have landed safely in Kenya after being flown from […]
After losing about 26 percent of its rhino population to poachers, Zimbabwe now faces expulsion from the Convention on International Trade of Endangered Species (CITES). As a consequence of losing nearly 200 rhinos to rampant poaching over the last three years, Zimbabwe reportedly has six months to comply with CITES – or face expulsion.
A recent study points out that 95% of illegal African rhino killings since 2006 have occurred in Zimbabwe and South Africa. A sobering report from the IUCN Species Survival Commission, African and Asian Rhino Specialist Groups, and TRAFFIC says that Africa’s rhino poaching crisis is far from over – and warns that the continued involvement […]
The largest ever transnational operation targeting wildlife crime across Africa has resulted in the arrests of over 100 people and the seizure of more than two tons of ivory. INTERPOL has announced that the success of “Operation Costa” – Africa’s largest ever transnational wildlife crime operation – was due to the coordinated efforts of police, […]
In Nepal’s Bardia National Park, bodyguards are protecting greater one-horned rhinos from poachers. The rhino bodyguards – riding atop elephants – are making a difference: Since deployment of the program 18 months ago, there have not been any rhinos killed by poachers in Bardia National Park.