Tattoo of the Day

  Tattoo by Larry Brogan.

IUCN Species of the Day: Saola

Photo credit: David Hulse   The Saola, Pseudoryx nghetinhensis, is listed as ‘CRITICALLY ENDANGERED’ on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™. Restricted to a narrow area on the border between Vietnam and the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, this unusual Continue Reading

Bushmeat Agony and Ivory: Bushmeat Crisis and Elephant Poaching is only Increasing

Last year alone the conservative estimate for the number of elephants killed in Kenya is 220; while conservationists estimate that 36,000 elephants were poached worldwide last year.  In Kenya, this number is an increase of %400 from two years ago. Continue Reading

Africa’s lion population is falling

The lion is Africa’s best known carnivore. Once widely abundant across the continent, recent surveys show that lion populations have plunged from over 100,000 individuals to around 23,000 over the past century. The reason for recent declines? Lions are poisoned, Continue Reading

Illegal ivory trade on rise, conservation group warns

TOKYO: The global illicit trade in ivory, which has been increasing since 2004, moved sharply upward in 2009, Britain-based wildlife trade monitoring network TRAFFIC warns in a report released recently ahead of an international conservation meeting in March. To get Continue Reading