成龍 Jackie Chan reminds us that when you buy rhino horn “You are paying for guns, bullets, arrows, chainsaws, axes and machetes to hack off the face of the rhino, and you are paying for the life of a beautiful creature.”
Dian Fossey Birthday Remembrance
“Fossey worried that mountain gorillas might not live to see the end of the last century. Thanks to the work Fossey started, which has been carried on through the intensive conservation methods used by the Fossey Fund today, they have survived and increased in number. If Fossey were still alive today, we believe that would be the best birthday present possible.”
The food group Ferrero has announced that its flagship product Nutella is now using 100% segregated palm oil certified by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) in the French market. Ferrero also confirmed that it will source exclusively RSPO-certified palm oil globally starting from 2014, bringing its initial target forward by one year.
Today is World Rhino Day!
"Rhinos once roamed throughout Eurasia and Africa, and were known to early Europeans who depicted them in cave paintings.
Within historical times, they were still widespread across Africa’s savannas and Asia’s tropical forests.
But today, very few rhinos survive outside national parks and reserves.”
How can a small endangered shorebird save a whole big shoreline?
Today is Global Tiger Day!
"We have lost 97% of our wild tigers in just over a century. With as few as 3,200 remaining, action is needed to increase and strengthen their habitat and protect the species from major threats such as poaching."
The Western Black Rhino of Africa was declared officially extinct Thursday by a leading conservation group.
How drones are being used to try to help the critically endangered rhino: http://www.npr.org/2013/06/11/188638982/to-crack-down-on-rhino-poaching-authorities-turn-to-drones
Rediscovered “Extinct” Frog is Not Only Alive — It’s a Living Fossil
The Duke Lemur Center was established in 1966 and today is the world’s largest sanctuary for rare and endangered prosimian primates. Nestled on 85 acres in Duke Forest, the Lemur Center houses about 250 animals, including 233 lemurs encompassing 15 species, along with lorises from India and Southeast Asia and bushbabies from Africa.