South Africa Is the Only Country Where Cheetah Numbers Are Increasing

South Africa Is the Only Country Where Cheetah Numbers Are Increasing

The graceful, shy and highly vulnerable cheetah has been vanishing from its native African savannah grounds at the speed of light. At least, that’s until the Cheetah Metapopulation Project stepped in. Africa’s cheetah population – like so much of the world’s precious wildlife – has been all but annihilated, and it is now listed as […]

Koalas Could Be Extinct by 2050: Why This Loveable Species Is Gripped by Emergency

Koalas Could Be Extinct by 2050: Why This Loveable Species Is Gripped by Emergency

Koalas may not be around much longer. Ravaged by habitat loss, disease, and climatic change, koalas are on a slippery slope to extinction in the Australian state of New South Wales (NSW). If urgent action isn’t taken, this iconic species and national treasure could be extinct by 2050. A new report by the parliamentary committee […]

Animal Populations Crash as Our Planet Becomes a Playground for Human Destruction

Animal Populations Crash as Our Planet Becomes a Playground for Human Destruction

Animal populations are disappearing in front of our eyes. Almost 21,000 populations of mammals, fish, birds, reptiles, and amphibians are under massive threat. Our actions are decimating our precious wildlife at such an extraordinary and disturbing rate that a staggering 4,400 species around the globe have declined. Every two years, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) […]

Butterfly Numbers in Britain Plunge With Lowest UK Figures Recorded in 10 Years

Butterfly Numbers in Britain Plunge With Lowest UK Figures Recorded in 10 Years

Where have all our butterflies gone? A record low number of butterflies in Britain illustrates the dangerous state of wildlife in the United Kingdom (UK). Scientists are baffled over the figures tallied at the Annual Big Butterfly Count that took place in July and August. Each year, communities gather to count butterflies in parks, gardens, […]

Iconic Wildlife Become Casualties of Human Conflict in War-Torn Burkina Faso

Iconic Wildlife Become Casualties of Human Conflict in War-Torn Burkina Faso

A brutal combination of war, poverty, and corruption is shattering wildlife populations across Burkina Faso. Natural reserves, home to some of the most iconic animals on earth, have become a battle zone ravaged by militants, armed rebels, drug cartels, and poachers. The situation is dire. Civil unrest has made it difficult for environmentalists to protect […]

Cold-Blooded Cruelty Sees Frogs Wiped Out in the Wild and Tortured to Death

Cold-Blooded Cruelty Sees Frogs Wiped Out in the Wild and Tortured to Death

Imagine being forced from your home and taken to a place of torture. Imagine your arms and legs hacked off while you are still alive. Imagine watching the same fate happen to your friends and family. Imagine being left for hours to suffer, while your killer laughs with no remorse. For frogs, this horror is […]

South African Wildlife Under Government Assault, Humans Under Threat

South African Wildlife Under Government Assault, Humans Under Threat

Amid a global pandemic, when the dangers of eating wildlife have never been more apparent, South Africa plans to declare an outrageous legislation that requires urgent intervention. Wildlife will no longer be treated as living beings, only commodities valued for nothing but livestock and meat. This is according to a shocking revision to the Meat […]

Conservation Organizations, Wildlife Under Threat as Tourism Collapses During Worldwide Lockdowns

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Conservation organizations protecting critically endangered species face closure worldwide. This follows the collapse of the tourist industry with lockdowns in place globally to control the spread of COVID-19. Many organizations who work to protect threatened ecosystems and species depend on revenues from ecotourism to fund their conservation activities. Most of them work in resource-rich countries […]

Last of the Mhorr Gazelles Dies in Tunisia, Another Species Extinct

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The last of the Mhorr gazelles has died, and the species has been snuffed from life in the wild and declared extinct in Tunisia. The Tunisia Wildlife Conservation Society (TWCS) reported that the gazelle, which lived in the Bou-Hedma National Park in Tunisia, died of natural causes. The Mhorr or Dama gazelle, once common in […]

Cartoon Illustrated by Matt Pritchett – Telegraph Cartoonist

Cartoon Illustrated by Matt Pritchett - Telegraph Cartoonist

Matt Pritchett’s cartoons delight readers each day. Matt is a Telegraph institution, and his witty sketches are a vital part of the newspaper. In his newsletter, the enormously popular cartoonist explains just what inspires him each day, and shares an extra, unseen cartoon, which will not have been published anywhere else. For more cartoons from […]

South African Wildlife Under Government Assault, Humans Under Threat

South African Wildlife Under Government Assault, Humans Under Threat

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The World’s Most Trafficked Animal Is on the Verge of Extinction

The World’s Most Trafficked Animal Is on the Verge of Extinction

Pangolins are under threat. Their extinction is imminent and once again it’s all thanks to mankind. More than one million pangolins have been poached or trafficked in the last decade alone and this lucrative business is thriving. In some parts of the world pangolins are beaten and suffocated with smoke, then boiled alive. Some restaurants […]

Botswana’s Elephants: Myths vs Facts

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In the final analysis, the southern African countries represented at the Kasane Conference appear intent on moving against science and cogent argument.

How Many Hippos Are Too Many?

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Once human settlements get established in the former (hippo) range, it would not be politically feasible to later evacuate people for the sake of reclaiming hippo habitat.

Tragic End to Botched Rhino Relocation

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As a result of decades of poaching for rhino horn, numbers of rhinos have plummeted across Africa. There are only about 5 000 black rhinos left in Africa and about 745 live in Kenya.

Network for Animals’ Supporters Just Made History

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Perhaps the most moving moment of the experience came when the elephants were released. Without hesitation they walked out of the elephant carriers and headed off into the wild, without a backward glance.

Waiting for Freedom

Waiting for Freedom

Rhino poaching is driven by demand for rhino horn, primarily from Vietnam and other parts of Asia where it is used as a traditional medicine.

ASI and NFA Honor Daphne Sheldrick

PAL and NFA honour Daphne Sheldrick

“Daphne was a giant among animal lovers,” said David Barritt, NFA campaign director and a spokesperson for ASI. “We honour her life’s work and we pledge to continue doing everything in our power to protect the wild animals and wild places of Africa.”

UK Expands the Kill Zone for Badgers

UK expands the kill zone for badgers

In spite of a lack of convincing evidence that its policies are helping to eradicate a strain of tuberculosis that strikes cattle, the UK’s Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) announced in September that it would allocate an additional 11 licenses to kill badgers in parts of Devon, Wiltshire, Somerset, Dorset and Cheshire. […]