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Terrorists funded by rhino and elephant poaching

Rhino horn is funding terrorism. It really is as simple as that. In a recent article by SBS Australia it revealed that the UN and Interpol warns that the poaching industry is worth $213 billion and funds armed conflicts across the globe. Just animal you say? Achim Steiner, head of the United Nations Environment Program…(Read More)

Living amid wild animals is not easy, especially when the animal in your backyard is a large elephant. How to keep these giants from making themselves unpopular with farmers? Bring on the bees! Save the Elephant’s Elephants and Bees Project, run by Dr Lucy King, is pioneering how to give farmers an income while…(Read More)

This thought-provoking article asks two simple but essential questions: “Will we say NO to the unsustainable commercial exploitation of wildlife? Will we be able to protect the many wild species and the ecosystems they support for this and future generations?” We don’t have long to answer. http://unchronicle.un.org/article/will-china…(Read More)

This piece on the website Fight for Rhinos looks at the shoot-to-kill policy toward poachers that some African countries have adopted in a desperate attempt to reduce rampant poaching of rhinos and elephants. While it is controversial, it has also proven highly effective. The poll at the bottom of the piece shows 91…(Read More)