First Ever Fatwa Issued Against Wildlife Trafficking (Indonesia)
Bryan Christy, National Geographic
March 4, 2014
Indonesia’s top Muslim clerical body has issued a fatwa, or edict, against illegal wildlife trafficking.
This unprecedented step by the Indonesian Council of Ulama, in the country with the world’s largest Muslim population, declares illegal hunting or illegal trading of endangered species to be haram (forbidden).
For many the word “fatwa” …Read More
andrew revkin reports : http://dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/11/12/extinct-western-black-rhinoceros/
This follows on the extinction of the northern white rhino, the last few of which I saw in Garamba National Park, in the northeastern corner of the Democratic Republic of Congo, on the Sudan Border, as I reported in Dispatch #2. Despite the heroic efforts of Kes and Fraser Hillman-Smith, with …Read More