No Photos, Please!
Care for the Wild International, through its RIGHT-tourism project, has launched a hard-hitting new campaign targetting tourists. The aim is to stop people having their photos taken with so-called ‘photo-prop’ animals in Thailand and around the world.
Give Wolves a Chance
Give Wolves a Chance Wolves – mysterious, scary? Should they be kept away from us to protect people and livestock? Or are they a valuable part of ecosystems and a great tourism draw? Here’s one view from Huffington Post. What would it take to get wolves into Colorado? Yes, our state does have captive wolves […]
Petition | Free Tilikum, the Orca. |
Petition | Free Tilikum, the Orca. | After the recent Blackfish movie, telling the story of Tilikum the Orca and the death of a trainer, calls have been made to free the animals. Here’s one petition: Tilikum is a wild animal who has been kept at SeaWorld under inhumane conditions. He has retaliated in a […]
careforthewildtoothfairy: Hi there, We’ve been overwhelmed by the response we’ve had so far, so first of all we wanted to say a big ‘Thank you’ to all of you who have been so generous and become a Tooth Fairy Hero. We love watching films, and so we’re delighted to be able to share our video […]
Cheetahs’ Iranian revival cheers conservationists
Cheetahs’ Iranian revival cheers conservationists Good news from Iran – endangered Asiatic cheetahs heading in the right direction… Asiatic cheetahs, a subspecies of the fastest animal on earth, are extinct everywhere except in Iran, where they are considered to be critically endangered. But marking a rare success, conservationists at the Persian wildlife heritage foundation (PWHF) […]
Australia’s Favourite Bird
Australia’s Favourite Bird Are you from, or have you been, to Australia? Here’s a chance to vote for your favourite Aussie bird! We’re on the search for Australia’s Favourite Bird and you get to decide which bird wins! Which one will it be? The charismatic Kookaburra or the playful Sulphur-crested Cockatoo? Maybe the cheeky Superb […]
Demand China Get Rid of Live Crab Vending Machines
Demand China Get Rid of Live Crab Vending Machines What do you think about buying LIVE crab from a vending machine for your next meal? As much as anyone loves to dine on seafood, this seems to be so inhumane! Yet, vending machines containing LIVE crabs are stuffed full for a constant sell from August […]
Purring monkey and vegetarian piranha among 400 new Amazon species
Purring monkey and vegetarian piranha among 400 new Amazon species A purring monkey, a vegetarian piranha and a flame-patterned lizard are among more than 400 new species of animals and plants that have been discovered in the past four years in the Amazon rainforest, conservationists say. Discovered through hundreds of scientific expeditions between 2010 to […]
Iceland Killed 134 Endangered Fin Whales This Whaling Season |Switchboard, from NRDC
Iceland Killed 134 Endangered Fin Whales This Whaling Season |Switchboard, from NRDC As we reported earlier this year, Iceland went ahead with its whale hunting season, despite an international ban. The result? 134 endangered minke whales. Great blog here from NRDC, and a petition to sign. The news is in. Iceland’s whaling season – which […]
Too close: Tourists attacked by Barbary ape during visit to Gibraltar
Too close: Tourists attacked by Barbary ape during visit to Gibraltar They were bitten when they came face to face with the ape on a spiral staircase at the Upper Rock nature reserve. A British four-year-old girl and her grandmother were rushed to hospital after a they were attacked by a resident Barbary Macaque on […]
Tourist activities that exploit animals only continue because tourists choose to support them. As a tourist you have a choice – to avoid cruel practices and reward positive ones.
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