IUCN Species of the Day: Huemul

Photo credit: Rod Chile The Huemul, Hippocamelus bisulcus, is listed as ‘ENDANGERED’ on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™. Once widespread across the southern Andes and Patagonia, this deer now has a much more restricted range within southern Argentina Continue Reading

What is the Bushmeat Trade?

The bushmeat trade is the illegal, over-hunting of wildlife for meat and income. Already in West and Central Africa this trade has resulted in declines and local extinctions of many wildlife species and the economic, cultural and ecosystem services they Continue Reading

Poachers kill 65 elephants, 30 rhinos in Zimbabwe

Due to recent shift on the African political landscape,  International crime syndicates take advantage of the situation and are threatening the survival of rare African wildlife species. A recent press release by AFP confirms this report. Some images from gruesome Continue Reading