Submitted by jason hart on Tue, 03/26/2013 - 12:55pm
As our vehicle steadily snakes through the dusty tracks of Amboseli’s Olgulului Oloolarashi Group Ranch (OOGR), Leshinka ole Sereu informs us that he heard lions the evening before. “They were seen around this area in the late evening and we heard them in the night.
Het IFAW prijst zich gelukkig met het getalenteerde personeel wereldwijd. Sommigen werken in één van de 15 kantoren, maar vele anderen werken in het veld, ver weg van de beschaving en dichtbij de dieren die we beschermen.
Regular readers will recall we celebrated a temporary reprieve for the whales of Kangaroo Island back at the start of the year, when Environment Minister, Tony Burke, decided Bight Petroleum’s application to conduct deafening seismic testing in this whale hotspot needed further assessment.
The UK Government’s response to the parliamentary Environmental Audit Committee’s report on wildlife crime has been published, and while it talks a good talk on the importance of tackling wildlife crime, it is yet to back this up with action at home.
In the 1970s the African elephant population was estimated to be around 1.3 million individuals. In the last census conducted in 2007, it was estimated there are between 472,000 to 690,000 African elephants. In Asia there are no more that 52,000.