New World Heritage Sites Declared

The World Heritage Committee yesterday added, after great deliberation, nine new World Heritage sites to the list of some 1,000 places of “outstanding universal value to humanity.” The new additions include landscapes such as Khangchendzonga National Park in India, a cultural and natural site home to endangered species such as the snow leopard and musk deer;…

The Link Between the Zika Virus and Environmental Destruction

Zika virus is receiving a huge amount of attention currently as it reaches pandemic levels. Zika virus was detected in 1947 in Zika Forest in Uganda. It was subsequently identified in humans in 1952 in Uganda and the United Republic of Tanzania. Outbreaks of Zika virus disease have been recorded in Africa, the Americas, Asia and…

Hunting Down Minke Whales – Japan To Slaughter More Whales

Despite the International Court of Justice ruling in March that prohibited Japan from carrying out it’s so called ‘scientific research’ on whales, the country has revealed its intentions to hunt only minke whales for a new scientific programme. Japanese officials have prepared a new programme to submit to the International Whaling Commission in November. The…

The Killing Fields – Rhino Evacuation

As the number of rhinos poached in South Africa increases dramatically, there is a proposal to evacuate the animals out of Kruger National Park to other private game reserves for their safety.

The Price Tag Of The Wildlife Trade

The price of animal parts is increasing over the price of gold and cocaine. After habitat loss, the illegal wildlife trade is the second biggest threat to animals.

The New Victims Of Palm Oil

Oil palm plantations have come to Africa and the great apes are under the same threat that the orangutans have faced for twenty years.

Six Out Of Nine Stripes

The tiger numbers across the world are plummeting and relatively little is known about how bad it is. There have been three extinctions of subspecies of tigers in the last century alone and it is feared there will be more.