Tag Archives: #poaching

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The End of the Western Black #Rhinoceros

By, Joclyn Corrigan

Anyone that cares about animal rights can tell you the extinction rates are too high. These people could also tell you that rhinoceroses are the target of unnecessary hunting, so…

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International Prosecution of Crimes Against Culture, Environment & Animals?

The International Criminal Court has taken the first steps toward prosecuting those who not only commit serious crimes against cultural, religious and historical heritage but also against our environment and…

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Protect World Wildlife Today, 3 March, & Forever

Just as “it takes a village” to raise our children, so too does it take an educated  global citizen — the entire world —  to protect and preserve World Wildlife….

A sculpture of a 45-caliber revolver with its barrel knotted, titled Non-Violence but frequently referred to as the "knotted gun", outside the UN in New York, USA.

#JohnLennon, #Gandhi & #GunViolence Linked by UN Art

Moved by the murder of John Lennon, a Swedish artist forged a metal sculpture of a gun with knotted barrel. The sculpture has become a symbol of non-violence that now…

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Make this Orangutan Photo Sustainable & not a Memento of a Lost Planet

Only about  55,000 Borneo orangutans are left in the wild according to the UN Environment Programme. The effects of climate change, deforestation from agricultural development and palm oil plantations, illegal…

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Elephants Will Disappear at Current Poaching Rates

  Are we sending a mixed message as to the value of elephants — products to be exploited, or beings deserving greater respect beyond their commercial use? Despite efforts to…

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Do Animals Need a UN Ambassador?

If the United Kingdom has an Ambassador to the UN, why not the “Animal Kingdom”? Animal welfare, biodiversity, wildlife crimes, and the rapidly evolving view of “animal rights” are and…