Efforts to boost elephant protection fails at Cites
Attempts to give the maximum level of international protection to all African elephants have foundered at a key species conference in Johannesburg. A proposal put forward by Kenya was strongly supported but failed to gain the two-thirds majority required. The opposition of the EU, which voted as a block, was pivotal in the defeat....If it hadn't been for the EU we'd have had elephants on Appendix I by now and that would send a massive signal to the world Dr Roz Reeve, David Shepherd…
MNN.COM›Earth Matters› Animals Infographic: Understanding the rhino wars When rhinos rebounded from the brink of extinction last century, it was a historic, hard-fought victory for conservationists around the world. But now, within just five years, the global rhino wars have suddenly returned -- along with a few 21st-century twists
This infographic, created by Earth-touch.com, shows the dangers that rhinos face around the world. Out in the wild, rhinos have no real predators. Even tigers and lions stay the hell away from them. Their imposing physique coupled with the fact that they can go completely ballistic when provoked has taught other animals to avoid them.
Life of Pi/Literature (quiz and discussion Qs) 2nd unit
So very sad! only a child of the devil could do such a thing to our Creators created LIFE ... you will be judged and if convicted in the end I believe you will experience all the things you have done to another's life and anything you have done on the evil side of life you will feel forever....a eternal torment...repent now and turn the other way while you still have a chance in this age of GRACE.
Rhino calf & mother By Official San Diego Zoo - probably one of the few places where they will be seen if the current trend of rhino poaching in South Africa keeps going on. The rhino will be wiped out in less than 10 years at the current rate!!!!