Infamous wildlife trophy hunter gunned down in South Africa

Naude was known for killing elephants and lions and uploading photos of himself next to the dead animal. Source: Independent Image Credit: Pexels

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 […]

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 […]

July 19, 2022

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Incredibly rare video captures hostility between rhinos and lions

The owner of a nearby retreat claims that such encounters have been reported only twice in a period of six years View the video here: Independent TV Image Credit: Pexels.com

Study on how banning of trophy hunting imports helps wildlife conservation

Prof. Hans Brauen, extensively experienced working with several international organisations commands 25 years of research on lions in many parts of Africa. Research reveals how trophy hunting doesn’t help wildlife in most parts of Africa and points out that the local communities benefit next to nothing from the continued programme of trophy hunting. Source: The […]

Innovative and complex methods used by illegal wildlife traffickers revealed

UN News photo story reveals innovative ways illegal wildlife traffickers use to bypass controls in container shipping – the most common method of transporting their illicit merchandise from Africa to Asia. Source: UN News Image Credit: Pixabay

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

June 13, 2022

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TRAFFIC and VOTMA working with Vietnamese TM doctors to ensure cutbacks in prescribing illicit products

Vietnam’s TM products and treatments use ingredients from rare and endangered wildlife species, contributing directly to global wildlife crime. TRAFFIC and the VOTMA held a scientific workshop for the TM sector, at which the impact of the continued use of endangered species on public health, conservation of wild species and achievable solutions were discussed. Source: […]

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