This August the Majete Wildlife Reserve in Malawi will take delivery of four lions seeing the return of the big cats to the country for the first time since the 1980s. The reserve is currently home to elephants, rhinos, buffalo and leopards but the introduction of the lions will complete the ‘big…
This is a pick handle. It is what will be used in Namibia to beat 85 000 baby seals to death come 1 July. You can help to stop this by signing and sharing this petition which will be delivered to The Hon. Bernard Esau, Minister of Namibia’s Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources.
Spain’s 74-year-old king has come under scathing criticism for going on an expensive elephant hunting trip in Botswana amid the nation’s deep financial woes… read more.
I also have a problem with rich, ignorant, gun-happy foreigners using “animal population management” or “helping to feed the starving villages” as an excuse for them to prance about shooting wildlife in a country and ecosystem they know absolutely nothing about.
Colouring the horns of rhinos on the ten rand bill in Africa - an initiative started by concerned members of the South African community to raise awareness on how close rhinos are to extinction. Members of the public are encouraged to colour the horn on their bill red and continue to use the money until every single ten rand note has the mark.
These words accompany online photographs of the marked bills:
“Can you imagine every single rhino horn made RED on every single Ten Rand Note ?
Can you imagine that every single South African will see this, talk about it and become outraged at the real possibility of our rhino becoming extinct?
Can you imagine every single visitor to South Africa this Festive Season seeing these notes, asking questions and creating awareness back home.
Can you imagine our government NOT sitting up and taking heed of our outraged voices, having to recall, reprint and possibly even do away with the Ten Rand Note ?
Can you imagine our Africa with no rhino ?”
We all know how serious the situation is with rhinos, and over the past few months I have seen tumblr bloggers band together to share information and raise awareness. Here is an opportunity to take action…
Shocking new statistics show 440 rhinos were brutally killed last year in South Africa alone — a massive increase on five years ago when just 13 had their horns hacked off.
Fueling this devastation is a huge spike in demand for rhino horns, used for bogus cancer cures, hangover remedies and good luck charms in China and Vietnam. Protests from South Africa have so far been ignored by the authorities, butEurope has the power to change this by calling for a ban on all rhino trade — from anywhere, to anywhere — when countries meet at the next crucial international wildlife trade summit in July.
The situation is so dire that the threat has even spread into British zoos who are on red-alert for rhino killing gangs! Let’s raise a giant outcry and urge Europe to push for new protections to save rhinos from extinction. When we reach 100,000 signers, our call will be delivered in Brussels, the decision-making heart of Europe, with a crash of cardboard rhinos. Every 50,000 signatures will add a rhino to the crash — bringing the size of our movement right to the door of EU delegates as they decide their position. Sign the petition below then share this widely: