UPDATED: Cote d'Ivoire elephant rescue: stakes high as team prepares for historic move

Jan 16 2014
Cote d'Ivoire elephant rescue: stakes high as team prepares for historic move

The author and capture team from South Africa inspect the trailers, trucks and crates to be used during the elephant rescue.After meeting our capture team colleagues at OR Tambo airport in Johannesburg, I jumped into a flight bound for Cote d'Ivoire via Ghana.

UPDATED: Cote d'Ivoire elephant rescue: stakes high as team prepares for historic move

Jan 16 2014
Cote d'Ivoire elephant rescue: stakes high as team prepares for historic move

The author and capture team from South Africa inspect the trailers, trucks and crates to be used during the elephant rescue.After meeting our capture team colleagues at OR Tambo airport in Johannesburg, I jumped into a flight bound for Cote d'Ivoire via Ghana.

UPDATED: Cote d'Ivoire elephant rescue: stakes high as team prepares for historic move

Jan 16 2014
Cote d'Ivoire elephant rescue: stakes high as team prepares for historic move

The author and capture team from South Africa inspect the trailers, trucks and crates to be used during the elephant rescue.After meeting our capture team colleagues at OR Tambo airport in Johannesburg, I jumped into a flight bound for Cote d'Ivoire via Ghana.

Een groen geluid in omroepland

Jan 17 2014

Misschien ken je het wel: je zit ’s avonds na een lange werkdag lekker onderuitgezakt op de bank. Je bent helemaal klaar voor een avondje ontspannen en zet de televisie aan. Na een half uurtje zappen bekruipt je een raar gevoel: je mist iets. De talentenshows, de detectives, de spelletjes, ze kunnen niet meer bekoren. Het is tijd voor een nieuw geluid in omroepland, een groen geluid. Een omroep waar ruimte is voor documentaires, prachtige natuurbeelden en schattige dieren.

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Horn of Contention – Reviewing the Deadly Cost of Rhino Horn

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Jan 17 2014
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The only certainty of the impact of legalizing trade in rhino horn in an attempt to save rhinos from poachers, is uncertainty, a review of economic reports on the legal and illegal markets in horn has found.

Commissioned by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) in late 2013, the report Horn of Contention by Economists at Large reviewed a variety of formal and informal studies into the economics of trade in rhino horn.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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I Found A Way to help clean up the coast

Jan 16 2014
I Found A Way to help clean up the coast

IFAW Marine Campaigner Sharon Livermore and friends with their beach clean-up haulAustralia is renowned for its long, sweeping beaches and coastal beauty. Being a country of beach lovers, most of us enjoy spending weekends with our toes in the sand and taking to the ocean to swim, snorkel or surf.

An expected adversary, Craigslist of South Africa becomes an animal welfare ally

Jan 16 2014
An expected adversary, Craigslist of South Africa becomes an animal welfare ally

As we shot through the streets of Pretoria, South Africa, Smaragda Louw of “Beauty Without Cruelty” explained to me the purpose of today’s visit.

Junk Mail is South Africa’s largest online advertising medium, akin to the United States’ Craigslist. Animals for sale, trade, rent and “other” comprised the fourth-largest category of its ads, equal with household items and properties.

Shifting the burden of proof means no trade in rhino horn – Pretoria, are you listening?

Jan 20 2014
Shifting the burden of proof means no trade in rhino horn – Pretoria, are you li

There is no way whatsoever to begin to suggest that a legalised trade in rhino horn would be beneficial to rhino populations in the wild.The highly questionable motive to reinstate a legalised trade in