Large animals are threatened by hunting, and protecting marine animals is especially difficult. "The assumption that large ranges protect species from extinction is based on conservation science done on land—where animals found in multiple countries have a higher chance of protection in at least one location—and appears not to apply to marine species, where widespread and little-policed hunting contrasts with tighter controls on land," McClenachan says. The study points to the importance…
Bile Bear Who Rubbed the Fur Off His Face After Living in Tiny ‘Crush’ Cage Gets Rescued (PHOTOS)
There are many kind individuals working to put an end to this industry and rescue bears from this sad existence. Quantock is one of the fortunate bears who was saved from a bile farm thanks to the work of Animals Asia.
A troubling day for rhinos as South Africa lifts ban on domestic horn trade. AWF President Kaddu Sebunya notes: "For the past 20 years there has been an on-going trade experiment with ivory to see if a stable & sustainable market could be established. The results of that experiment can be seen today, as elephant poaching levels are higher than ever and the trade in illegal ivory flourishes—with far fewer rhinos than elephants on the continent, Africa’s rhinos can't afford such an…
10 Shocking Facts About How the Illegal Wildlife Trade Drives Species Extinction: While we may be familiar with the impact that deforestation and environmental pollution has on the world’s species, most people overlook the massive role that the illegal wildlife trade plays in species extinction.
The illegal wildlife trade is the elephant in the room
"How would I explain to my children how we let the last of these animals die?" : October 7th 2015: Prince William publishes powerful speech following the global movement for elephants and rhinos. "The urgency of the crisis demands a coalition of politicians and business leaders to take steps to confront this." Read more on iWorry : http://iworry.org/how-would-i-explain-to-my-children-how-we-let-the-last-of-these-animals-die/
Manta Rays Get Protection in Peru Peru’s waters are home to the largest population of giant oceanic manta rays in the world. The species, which can grow to a disc size of more than 20 feet, are targeted for their meat and gill plates, which often end up in Asian markets for use in “health tonics.”
Demand for tiger parts, pangolin scales, rhino horns and more is growing. And so is illegal poaching. As a result, many animal species are on the brink of extinction. Very soon, there won't be any of them left. Only you can change their fate.