Endangered Species

How You Can Help Save The Asian Elephants Mistreated For Tourism And On The Brink Of Extinction

Duncan McNair | Posted 11.08.2017 | UK
Duncan McNair

Without a seismic shift in public awareness, plus immediate serious commercial and political engagement in the Western world, India and its neighbouring states, the Asian elephant is doomed, in our lifetime and by our hands.

Two Years On, Cecil's Legacy Remains As Poignant As Ever

Mark Jones | Posted 04.07.2017 | UK
Mark Jones

While there are people willing to pay large amounts of money for the 'privilege' of killing a wild animal, bringing an end to the practice will be an uphill struggle. After all, money talks. However, as our knowledge of the impacts trophy hunting on individual wild animals and the communities to which they belong expands, the pressure on authorities around the world to increase transparency and regulation will continue to grow.

The Secret Life Of The Zoo Keeper

Rich Fraser | Posted 15.03.2017 | UK
Rich Fraser

As viewers of Channel 4's The Secret Life of the Zoo TV series will know, Chester's elephant herd are a close knit family. Scientific research has shown that social bonds between individual elephants has a big influence on cohesion in the whole group and consequently the health and wellbeing of the herd.

How To: Avoid Palm Oil

Frontier | Posted 19.01.2017 | UK
Frontier

The destruction of the palm oil industry has been highlighted in recent years, with plantations taking up vast areas of rainforest slashed and burned ...

Break The Cycle In 2017

Philip Lymbery | Posted 13.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Philip Lymbery

© Compassion in World Farming The Western world is hooked on cheap meat. It has become completely normal in our culture to eat so much of it that an...

Giraffes Are Going Silently Extinct, As Crisis 'May Be Greater' Than Previously Thought

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 09.12.2016 | UK Tech

The world’s tallest land mammal, the giraffe, has experienced a “devastating decline” in recent years as global populations have dropped 40% sin...

Scientists Predict Dire News For Polar Bears

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 08.12.2016 | UK Tech

Rapidly melting Arctic sea ice is endangering the polar bear population, new research shows. It is set to fall by nearly a third over the next four de...

The Current State Of Poaching In 2016

Holly Jayne Barry | Posted 24.09.2017 | UK
Holly Jayne Barry

The fight against poaching started as a means to protect the nobility's right to hunt, but it has now become a war, a war that fights the lure of profit and wealth in order to protect the earth's wildlife and prevent the extinction of entire species. It's a hard fight but one that must be fought globally.

Giant Pandas No Longer Endangered After Decade Of Conservation Efforts

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 05.09.2016 | UK Tech

News from WWF has shown that when humans aren’t busy destroying the planet through climate change, we can actually achieve pretty remarkable things....

Critically Endangered: New Classification of the Borneo Orangutan

Frontier | Posted 15.07.2017 | UK
Frontier

Yet another one of the world's most incredible species is now critically endangered according to the International Union for Nature Conservation's (IUCN) latest assessment. Having now joined their Sumatran cousins on the list, the issues causing their degradation have been brought into the spotlight once more.

When It Comes To Killing Endangered Animals, We're All Part Of The Problem Says WildAid

The Huffington Post | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 21.05.2016 | UK

The footage of a mountain of ivory going up in flames in Kenya last month was seen around the world, and was a clear sign from the country that it wou...

Struggling Animals - Endangered Species Day 2016

Frontier | Posted 21.05.2017 | UK
Frontier

World awareness days rarely come in as big a form as Endangered Species Day. It's a moment when all the examples of how disastrous the conditions of t...

This Endangered Borneo Orangutan And Its Baby Were Rescued From A Gruesome Attack

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 11.11.2015 | UK Tech

An endangered Borneo orangutan and its baby, who were subjected to violent attacks from local villagers in Indonesia's West Kalimantan province, have ...

The Bee All And End All: Why Should We Care That The Bees Are Dying?

Frontier | Posted 30.10.2016 | UK
Frontier

An apocalyptic statement, often attributed to Albert Einstein, claims that if the bees disappeared, 'man would only have four years of life left'. You...

Cecil The Lion Lights Up The Empire State Building

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 04.08.2015 | UK

UPDATE: Empire State Building's Cecil The Lion Projection Called 'Embarrassing' For Neglecting Black Murder Victims A glowing image of Cecil the Li...

There Are Only 100 Tigers Left In Bangladesh's Famed Sundarban Forest

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 27.07.2015 | UK

There are only around 100 tigers left in Bangladesh's Sundarban forest, a number which is far lower than previously thought. The mangrove forest, o...

The Death Knell Sounds for the World's Smallest Porpoise

Mark Simmonds OBE | Posted 18.02.2015 | UK
Mark Simmonds OBE

If this pint-sized porpoise does become extinct, it means that we will have discovered and exterminated the smallest of the cetaceans in less than a human lifetime. Its imperilled status has long been of concern and its main threat well established as incidental capture in fishing nets, sometimes called 'bycatch'.

The Hidden Cost of Wildlife Crime: Four Out of Five Animals Die in Transit

Mike Baker | Posted 07.02.2015 | UK
Mike Baker

With an estimated worth of between 10 and 20 billion dollars each year, the "zero tolerance approach to wildlife trafficking" announced by HRH Prince William in Washington this week is so very welcome.

This Is Officially The World's Best Island

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 29.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Introducing Palawan, the greatest island that the world has to offer. The gem in the Philippines' crown, Palawan is a beautiful island which is hom...

Endangered Species - Oh How Things Have Changed... Or Not

Philip Mansbridge | Posted 15.07.2014 | UK
Philip Mansbridge

Care for the Wild is 30 years old this year, and has spent three decades trying to rescue, protect and defend wildlife. Like many others, we've fought hard to stop animals becoming extinct. Surely after all that time and effort, the battle should have been won by now? Apparently not.

This One Avoidable Flaw With Social Media Is Killing Rhinos

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.05.2014 | UK Tech

Rhinos are ridiculously endangered. There are less than 30,000 in the wild, down form 500,000 in 1900. And there's little good news on the horizon: de...

Endangered Monkeys 'Stolen To Order' From Blackpool Zoo

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 02.05.2014 | UK

Five endangered monkeys snatched from Blackpool zoo have sparked an international hunt, as police revealed the animals were likely "stolen to order". ...

Let's Play Our Favourite Game, Spot The Snow Leopard (PICTURES)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 29.04.2014 | UK

Here’s a snow leopard wearing an invisibility cloak. Can you see him? He is there, promise. Masterfully blending into the rocky terrain of t...

Saudi Prince 'Kills 2,100 Endangered Houbara Bustards In Pakistan Hunting Spree'

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 23.04.2014 | UK

UPDATE: One animal lover has devised a petition to donate a lifetime supply of the male potency drug Viagra to the said prince. The Change.org documen...

Crouching Gazelles, Hidden Cheetah (PICTURES)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 03.04.2014 | UK

In an occasional series of animals exhibiting fiendishly brilliant camouflage skills we bring you this cheetah. What’s that, you can’t see him...