Does Destroying Ivory Save Elephants?

In recent months a number of governments around the world have taken the step of publicly destroying their stockpiles of seized illegal ivory to give credence to their anti-poaching stance. Their actions have provoked fierce debate with some arguing that crushing or buring ivory is little more than a publicity stunt when the ivory could be sold to raise funds[…]

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Gorilla War

The Ugandan government is working to diffuse a bitter row between the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) and local tour and travel operators over the country’s most lucrative tourist attraction, Mountain Gorillas. The local operators, through their body—the Association of Uganda Tour Operators (AUTO) are not only opposed to UWA’s initiative to have Gorilla viewing permits sold online, they have also[…]

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Congo’s rare mountain gorillas could become victims of oil exploration

WWF warns of environmental disaster and permanent conflict if British firm begins drilling for oil inside Virunga national park. Once again fragile wildlife environments and endangered species find themselves under threat from big business and the eagerness of a government to cash in on it’s country’s natural resources. This amazing park in Africa supports a wide variety of biodiversity, but[…]

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