Category: Endangered Species

endangered species

Sumatra Indonesia

Ecotourism An Untapped Opportunity Indonesia attracted a record number of foreign tourists last year. It hopes to top those results in 2019. Foreign tourist arrivals reached 15.8 million in 2018, 13 percent more than a year earlier. Malaysian and Chinese tourists are fueling the surge of international visitors. More than 2.5 million Malaysians visited the archipelago in 2018, while 2.14 […]

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global warming and climate change

Deforestation Throwing Fuel On The Fire Deforestation generates about 20 percent of greenhouse gasses and cripples our planet’s ability to filter carbon dioxide from our air. Unfortunately, deforestation also threatens entire watersheds, endangered species and endangered cultures around the world. An international PR firm has launched a program to help reverse deforestation, while defending entire ecosystems. If all CO2 emissions stopped today, climate change […]

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wolf conservation

Killing Predators Undermines Science By Vic Van Ballenberghe In 1994, Alaska’s Legislature passed the Intensive Management Law intended to increase populations of moose, caribou and deer and thereby provide increased harvests for hunters. Hunting organizations supported the bill that paved the way for large-scale predator control programs. The prevailing model crafted at the time by Department […]

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orangutan conservation

Sustainability Claims Fraudulent Today Amnesty International published a damning report into the practices of major consumer goods multinationals. The human rights NGO dissects the palm oil supply chain and finds evidence of forced labor, child employment and dangerous working conditions within the palm oil supply chain. Although the company primarily under investigation is Wilmar, the world’s largest […]

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elephant conservation Tanzania

Defending Ecosystems The Kilimanjaro region of East Africa is one of the most threatened ecosystems on earth. Millions of people and several endangered species depend on the snows and rains of Kilimanjaro for survival. As land use encroaches further into local forests, and as the effects of climate change gain momentum, water flows are changing and […]

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wolf conservation

Wolves Critical To Healthy Ecosystems Evidence of a wolf in Modoc County was reported yesterday by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. The 3-year-old male wolf, who is radio-collared and dubbed OR-25 by the state wildlife agency in Oregon, left his birthpack in northeastern Oregon in April, was in southwestern Oregon by December and recently […]

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wolf conservation

Wolf Conservation Critical To Healthy Ecosystems Whether you believe in god, science or both, wolves are here for a reason. They and all species are part of the web of life, which supports us all. To think that wildlife and forests require is arrogant and ignorant. They need protection from man and now they need […]

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orangutan conservation

Palm Oil Threatens Biodiversity, Climate Deforestation is directly responsible for about 20 percent of greenhouse gas emissions. In addition to the carbon released when forests are burned, deforestation impairs the planet’s capacity to absorb harmful CO2 from our air, which compounds the greenhouse effect, global warming and climate change. Because of deforestation, ecosystems in some regions […]

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global warming and climate change

Climate Change Action Reforestation is one of the few proven carbon capture solutions available today. Thanks to our partners in East Africa, we have one of the largest carbon capture opportunities in the world and it’s ready to begin immediately. With the help of foundations, corporations, governments, NGOs and donors, we can conserve millions of hectares of […]

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elephant conservation Tanzania

Climate Change Impacting Most Of Africa The world is at a turning point. Ecosystems in some regions are on the verge of collapse. Balancing record human populations with diminishing and degraded natural resources is getting more challenging every day. Meanwhile, climate change is making that balancing act more complex, as agriculture, water, wildlife and communities […]

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Sumatra Indonesia

China Driving Wildlife Crisis The recent seizure of 645 illegally obtained and trafficked wolf pelts from Greece at Beijing’s Capital International Airport is a commendable act by the China’s General Administration of Customs. Together with other recent seizures of elephant tusks and rhino horns in Hong Kong, the Chinese government has shown the world its […]

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Sumatra Indonesia

China, Russia, India Agree On Tiger Protections Under attack for not cracking down on the use of tiger body parts in traditional medicine, China has finalized two separate agreements with India and Russia to step up protection of tigers and other endangered species, the state-media reported Tuesday. China reached an agreement with India at a […]

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