Organization of the Day:The Mexican Rehabilitation Centre for Primates (CMRP)

The Mexican Rehabilitation Centre for Primates (CMRP) emerges after the actual troubled situation of endemic endangered primates in Mexico (Alouatta pigra , Alouatta palliata, Ateles geoffroyi).The CMRP was founded in 2007 to promote, share important data and support conservation and rehabilitation of exotic primates in the zone, creating research programs and scientific education. The CMRP […]


Organización del Día: Centro Mexicano de Rehabilitación de Primates (CMRP)

El Centro Mexicano de Rehabilitación de Primates (CMRP) surge ante la problemática de tres especies de monos endémicos , el Alouatta pigra o Mono aullador negro, Alouatta palliata, o Mono aullador de manto y Ateles geoffroyi o Mono Araña de Manos Negras.  En el 2007 se crea el Centro Mexicano de Rehabilitación de Primates, A.C. […]


Good news for the Loggerhead Sea Turtle!!!

The US federal government has taken a needed step to protect the imperiled loggerhead sea turtle. It has designated a “critical habitat”, including 84 percent of all known nesting areas, and protections for large areas of ocean habitat. Critical habitat is an area determined vital to the survival and recovery of an endangered species. In […]


Angola Rhino News

Continuing with our series on matters of rhinos within our neighbouring countries. Angola’s rhino history seems short and not so sweet, what an utterly sorry state of affairs…    Baby Black Rhino.  Photo by Annamarie Esterhuizen 10 white rhinos were introduced to Quiçama NP from Natal Parks Board in 1968 Photograph by James P. Blair […]


Rhino Translocation by Game Rangers´Association of Africa

Two years ago the Game Rangers’ Association of Africa (GRAA) embarked on a rhino project which looked to address rhino management through range expansion, genetic improvement and rhino security in an alternative and proactive manner. This was to identify additional areas where healthy populations of rhinos could exist and grow. The project aimed to capture […]


Organization of the day: Shark Aid International

Around 73 million sharks are murdered every year mostly for their fins. This is approximately 6 millions every month, 1.5 millions a week, 217,000 a day, 9,000 an hour, 150 per minute. The fin trafficking involves taking the fin in a brutal way while they are still alive, throwing them back to the sea and […]


Organización del día: Shark Aid International

Alrededor de 73 millones de tiburones son asesinados cada año, la gran mayoría por sus aletas. Promediando tenemos seis millones al mes, más de uno y medio millones a la semana, más de 217,000 al día, un ascendente de 9,000 por hora, y alrededor de 150 por minuto. El tráfico de aletas de tiburón involucra […]

black rhino photo credit john and karen hollingsworth


Según La Unión Internacional Para la Conservación por la Naturaleza (IUCN), El Rinoceronte Negro Occidental está declarado oficialmente extinto. “ Debido a la caza indiscriminada, la falta de apoyo por la conservación por parte de las autoridades de Camerún en el pasado, el aumento de la demanda del cuerno de rinoceronte asociada al comercio ilegal, […]



The Western Black Rhinoceros has officially been declared extinct by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the world’s largest conservation network. “Given the wildlife poaching taking place, lack of political will and conservation effort by Cameroon conservation authorities in the past, and increasing illegal demand for rhino horn and associated increased commercial rhino […]


Tattoo of the Day, “Octopus Ink”, A beautiful full back tattoo of a giant octopus, star fish, coral reef, and ocean

Octopus Ink Tattoo by: Deano Cook The octopus is a cephalopod mollusc of the order Octopoda.  Octopuses have two eyes and four pairs of arms (eight total), and like other cephalopods they are bilaterally symmetric.  An octopus has a hard beak, with its mouth at the center point of the arms.  Octopuses have no internal or external skeleton, allowing them to squeeze through tight […]


Tattoo of the Day, “Ape Town”, Incredibly Realistic Chimpanzee Tattoo, Looks 3-Dimensional!

Ape Town Tattoo by Joshua Carlton Order: Primates Family: Hominidae Tribe: Homini Subtribe: Panina Genus: Pan Chimpanzee (or Chimp) is the common name for the two extant species of ape in the genus Pan.  The Congo River forms the boundary between the native habitat of the two species; the Common chimpanzee, Pan troglodytes (West and Central Afric), and the Bonobo, Pan paniscus (forests of the Democratic Republic of the Congo).  Chimpanzees are […]


Tattoo of the Day, “It’s a Froggy Frog World”, Red-Eyed Tree Frog Tattoo, Beautiful Colors Makes This Ink Pop!

It’s a Froggy Frog World Tattoo by Boris Frogs are an important part of our ecosystem, and an integral part of our food web.  They eat insects that carry diseases, and tadpoles help filter out the algae from our water supply (both keeping us healthy).  They even provide food themselves for birds, fish, snakes, even […]


Tattoo of the Day, “All Wrapped Up in Mama’s Arms”, Smoke Grey Tattoo, African Women Holding Caracal Like a Baby

All Wrapped Up in Mama’s Arms Tattoo by Den The caracal is a fiercely territorial medium-sized cat ranging over Western Asia, South Asia, and Africa.  The word caracal comes from the Turkish word “karakulak”, meaning “black ear” (from it’s distinguishable elongated, tufted black ears).  In North India and Pakistan, the caracal is locally known as syahgosh, which is a Persian term also meaning “black ears”.  In Afrikaans it’s called Rooikat, or “red cat”.  Although it has traditionally been referred […]


Tattoo of the Day, “Polar Bear Needs Our Care”, Beautiful Arctic Polar Bear Tattoo

Polar Bear Needs Our Care Tattoo by Petri Syrjälä The polar bear (Ursus maritimus) is a bear native largely within the Arctic Circle encompassing the Arctic Ocean, its surrounding seas and surrounding land masses.  It is the world’s largest land carnivore and also the largest bear, together with the omnivorous Kodiak Bear, which is approximately […]