the cyanide-using poachers have been swiftly caught and given 15 years
The introduction of cyanide into poachers’ killing methods is a new low, and the global outrage was as instant and huge as that over the Assad’s use of sarin on the women and children of Syria’s. This must be the reason why the poachers were swiftly caught and given 15 years, and unusually high sentence …Read More
now they’re using cyanide
to kill elephants at water holes in Hwange Park in Zimbabwe. http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/09/25/20689560-poachers-poison-90-elephants-with-cyanide-in-zimbabwe-wildlife-park?lite
This is where Johnny Rodrigues took Gullaume Bonn, Ron Beinner and I around for a day and we saw the bones of dozens of slaughtered elephants and he made a 24-video of a waterhole that showed that each species came to drink in its turn, …Read More
march for the elephants october 4
this is an important effort for the elephants whose success will depend on how many participate in it, so join the march nearest you.
Stand up for #elephants on Friday October 4th and join The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust’s International March for Elephants.
Organised through our iWorry campaign, the March will see 15 cities across the globe …Read More
Great 60 minutes piece on Eric Good
New York restaurateur who is doing what he can for Madagascar’s incredible tortoises which are being decimated by the Asian collector and culinary/medicine markets.
biocultural preservation and social justice, continued
There are some good models in Kenya for integrating the efforts to preserve the wildlife and the local culture and to advance the cause of social justice, which as I pointed out in the last blog are not always on the same page. Wangari Maathai’s Greenbelt movement, which is restoring the native forest ravaged by …Read More
the relationship between biocultural diversity preservation
and social justice, as I was saying in the last blog, is variable. I grew up in Bedford, New York, where the Nature Conservancy, which has gone on to get protection for outstanding natural sites all over the world, began, with the preservation of the Mianus River Gorge with its immense virgin hemlocks. The first …Read More