Species of the Day: West African Manatee

  Photo credit: Tomas Diagne, Oceanium Dakar   The West African Manatee, Trichechus senegalensis, is listed as ‘VULNERABLE’ on the IUCN Red List of Threatened SpeciesTM.

IUCN Species of the Day: Scimitar-Horned Oryx

  Photo credit: Fondation IGF/G, Roques Rogery   The Scimitar-horned Oryx, Oryx dammah, is listed as ‘EXTINCT IN THE WILD’ on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™. Named for its magnificently curved horns, it was once widespread all around Continue Reading

Asia’s police forces cracking down on Ivory, despite booming demand in Asia

As the demand for ivory continues to rise in Asia, more and more African elephants are feeling the repercussions.  A single large elephant tusk can now go for as much as $17,000 on the black market and with that kind Continue Reading