Thursday, September 18, 2008

Uganda - Pygmies and Gorillas at War

Both the silverback mountain gorilla and the native African pygmy are creatures gravely threatened by modern society, and recent Ugandan preservation policy is another addition to their many troubl...

Endangered animals and gorillas being targeted by hunters - BBC

Silverback apes and other endangered animals - BBC

Bush meat hunters kill apes, gorillas and other monkeys - BBC

In Africa, gorillas and other apes and monkeys are hunted for their meat. The capital of Cameroon is rife with illegal bush meat traders throwing their goods off a trains to meet the market trade. ...

Endangered apes, orangutans and gorillas hunted for bush meat - BBC

Chimps, chimpanzee and apes illegally sold for bush meat - BBC

a few months old months chimp is hunted and prepared in Africa for sale in this clip from BBC documentary Ape Hunters. Watch more Ape Hunters clips with...

Gorilla Poaching

80 Percent Angel Video 11: GORILLA VETS, Two had to die

The Great Ape Project

A Mother's Love

Successful Gorilla meat operation - Cameroon

'BUSHMEAT'
Warning: disturbing footage of gorillas/primate poaching/slaughter

LAGA Ape operation -Poached Gorilla hand

LAGA Ape operation - POACHERS: A Gorilla's hand

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

ENN: Polar bears 'could become extinct' because of melting ice, scientists claim

ENN: Polar bears 'could become extinct' because of melting ice, scientists claim


Bookmark and Share

Mountain Gorilla Expedition | Morris Animal Foundation

Mountain Gorilla Expedition Morris Animal Foundation


Bookmark and Share

Gorilla Bwindi Impenetrable National Park (Uganda)

Will Central Africa's Forest Wildlife Be Eaten into Extinction?: Scientific American

Will Central Africa's Forest Wildlife Be Eaten into Extinction?: Scientific American


Bookmark and Share

Eaten into Extinction? // Current

Eaten into Extinction? // Current
Elephants, gorillas and other large forest mammals may become extinct in central Africa within 50 years if hunting meat to feed starving populations continues at the current pace. Each year, rural peoples consume some 2.2 billion pounds (one million metric tons) of so-called bushmeat from wildlife, the equivalent of four million cattle; the flesh accounts for 80 percent of the protein and fat in their diet. "If current levels of hunting persist in central Africa, the most vulnerable species will become extinct in the near future," cautions Nathalie Van Vliet, a researcher at the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) based in Indonesia. The problem is, she adds, that "if the people that currently rely on bushmeat as a source of protein in central Africa had to rely on livestock, we would see the same catastrophe that is destroying the Amazon Basin: deforestation for pasture land and livestock raising."

Bookmark and Share

Dead manatees in Ga. likely killed by propeller - Local & State - Macon

Dead manatees in Ga. likely killed by propeller - Local & State - Macon


Bookmark and Share

Mountain Gorilla Expedition | Morris Animal Foundation

Mountain Gorilla Expedition Morris Animal Foundation


Bookmark and Share

Carving Up the Congo

Monday, September 15, 2008

Gorillas of northern Congo Republic

Kei's the Wolf

Kei's the Wolf

Kei is a 13 year old female North American Eastern Timber Wolf who has lived virtually her entire life on a 7 x 4 meter concrete slab in almost total isolation from others of her species at the Okinawa City Kodomo no Kuni Zoo in Okinawa, Japan. There, she is routinely barked and howled at and spends most of her time pacing in the hot sub-tropical climate of Okinawa. Please do some of the actions below to help us get her released and back to a wolf sanctuary in North America so that she can live out her last years of life in a more peaceful setting, giving her the dignity she deserves.

Bookmark and Share

The Sydney Morning Herald: $25,000 reward for kangaroo boxer!

The Sydney Morning Herald: national, world, business, entertainment, sport and technology news from Australia's leading newspaper.
$25,000 reward for kangaroo boxer

Bookmark and Share