The Sad Truth About Zoos Elephants In Captivity Are

The Sad Truth About Zoos: Elephants in Captivity are Getting Fat, Depressed, and Going Insane Interesting piece from OneGreenPlanet on an oft-ignored side-effect of life in captivity. The word slender doesn’t exactly come to mind when we think of elephants, but like most animals, their natural active lifestyle keeps them at a healthy weight. In…

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Un Bearlievable Every Koala Nose Different

Un-bearlievable! Every Koala Nose is Different Koala bears can be identified by their unique ‘noseprints’ – like a fingerprint – according to new research completed by an Australian company that takes tourists on walking tours. After years of research, Echidna Walkabout, which is partnered with UK wildlife charity Care for the Wild’s RIGHT-tourism campaign for…

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Tigers In Thailand

A gap year student’s report – Tigers in Thailand   It’s great to see gap year students writing about animal welfare issues which they’ve come across during their travels!  Helen Robinson’s blog ‘Give a second thought for the animals’ documents her experiences with animal cruelty, such as this recent post about Thailand’s tigers.  The plight…

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Tourist Arrests In Galapagos Sea Cucumber Smuggling Attempt

Tourist arrests in Galapagos Sea Cucumber smuggling attempt Ecuadorian authorities arrested seven foreigners after finding a total of 1,313 processed sea cucumbers inside their luggage, the Galapagos National Park Service said Friday. Airport X-ray scanners detected “strange packages” inside the baggage of the seven passengers boarding a flight to mainland Ecuador from the famous park. The…

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Love Spain Hate Bullfighting This Video And

Love Spain, Hate Bullfighting? This video and article from Our Compass.org looks at the way bullfighting is subsidised by EU taxes to the tune of several million Euros a year. Watch the video, read more and sign the petition here: https://our-compass.org/2013/05/02/love-spain-hate-bullfighting-send-letter-sign-petition/ (Source: https://www.youtube.com/)

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Brazils Indigenous Tribes Threaten War Over Amazon Mining

Brazillian indigenous tribe threatens ‘war’ over Amazon mining An Amazonian community has threatened to “go to war” with the Brazilian government after what they say is a military incursion into their land by dam builders. The Munduruku indigenous group in Para state say they have been betrayed by the authorities, who are pushing ahead with plans…

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Gorilla Tourism Causing Harm

Is Gorilla Tourism Causing Harm? Watching gorillas in their natural habitat is something of a Holy Grail for wildlife lovers. In general, gorilla tourism is well managed to ensure that the animals are protected, and proceeds benefit conservation. But in spite of these safeguards, can we be sure that seeing gorillas in the wild isn’t…

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Essential Safari Anti Bucket List

The Essential Safari Anti-Bucket List – Things to Avoid & Helpful Alternatives Excellent ‘How To’ guide from AfricanBudgetSafaris.com, showing what you shouldn’t be doing on a safari… Cuddling lion cubs, walking with lions & related ‘interaction’ Wild! – kimvanderwaal Many lion sanctuaries, lion parks and research centers offer lion cub petting and walking with lions, as…

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Controversy Over Wild Capture Whale Shark Safari Swims In Kenya

Controversy over ‘wild capture’ whale shark safari swims in Kenya Next month, there are plans to create the “Big Six” in Kenya adding to lions, elephants, leopards, buffaloes and rhino as a draw to tourists, due to a new marine enclosure for holidaymakers to snorkel with live whale sharks. Organisers of the ‘Indian Ocean’ sea park say…

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It’s the last set of group games in our fantastic World Cup for Wildlife, and this time the emphasis is on defence! We’ll be comparing wildlife tourism in each of the countries taking part in the World Cup to see who will ultimately take the title Wildlife Tourism World Champions 2014! In these games, we’ll…

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