The tiger population in Nepal increases by 290% while human-tiger conflicts rise

Unlike Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam, where tiger population continue to decline or even experience total extinction, Nepal, the landlocked nation, nestled in the Himalayan Mountains is among the other South Asian countries where the numbers increase. Nepali officials report that in the last year, on an average three people have been killed every month by […]

Re-introduction of white rhinos in Zimbabwe community-owned land makes history

Two decades ago, white rhinos were totally wiped out of Hwange National Park border area by poachers. The strategy to recruit scouts from the local community, which will result in raising tourism dollars for community development and create a buffer zone alongside restoration of a feasible population of white rhinos, received strong support from the […]

Wild cheetahs, declared extinct in 1952, to be reintroduced to their natural habitat in India

The Asiatic Cheetah was declared extinct from India in 1952. Indian officials are hopeful of re-establishing ecological functioning with the reintroduction of the keystone species to coincide with India marking 75 years of independence in August. Eight cats will be brought from Namibia to roam freely at Kuno-Palpur national park in Madhya Pradesh. Source: The […]

African leaders’ summit identifies strategy to conserve protected areas on land and sea

Kigali summit – the IUCN Africa Protected Areas Congress (Apac) is set to attract approximately 3,000 delegates from 54 countries, including Indigenous and community representatives. Source: The Guardian Image Credit: Pexels.com

Workshop held in Nagaland calls for community involvement to counter human elephant conflict

Wokha district in Nagaland experiences increasing numbers of human-elephant conflict due to the loss of elephant habitats. The workshop organized by the Nagaland Forest Department Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) – India and the Nagaland State Biodiversity Board urged all sectors to work together towards conservation of wildlife. Source: North-East Now Image Credit: Unsplash

Pioneering efforts of Save the Rhino Trust indicates a remarkable growth of black rhino population

Kunene Region in the Northwest Namibia is home to a small but important population of unique black rhinos. Four decades ago SRT began working alongside with the Namibian Government and local communities to save the black rhino population which has now grown to be the largest truly wild population of any rhino species on earth, […]

June 23, 2022

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Thai tourism elephants trekked back to forests hoping they could forage naturally

Veteran photographer, Adam Oswell who has visited several villages, documents the fate of the captive elephants, now allowed to co-exist peacefully with the rural communities who earn an extra income from tourists that visit to observe them. Source: Mongabay Image Credit: Pexels.com

Inga people to intensify their case against Canadian oil company in Amazon

At least seven Indigenous reserves that are home to the Inga people in Villagarzón municipality have been overlooked when license were granted to the local subsidiary of the Canadian oil company way back in 2014. The Indigenous people’s right to prior consultation has been violated while seeking license from the National Environmental Licensing Authority (ANLA) […]

June 7, 2022

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Jane Goodall urges protection for the big cats and mercy for imprisoned scientists studying them

In an open letter, the scientists point out the increasing conflicts, sanctions and political tensions impacting the conservation of the Persian leopard in the 11 countries they inhabit and seven imprisoned scientists dedicated to defend them. Source: Mongabay Image Credit: Pexels.com

May 30, 2022

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$150m Bond to save South Africa’s black rhino and communities

Black rhino is an umbrella species that helps shape the ecosystems on which the other species and economies depend on. Rhinos are slaughtered every single day for their horns. First-of-its-kind financial instrument – Sustainable Development Bond, also known as “Rhino Bond” that releases funds to save black rhinos and helping the communities has been issued […]

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