So I’ve been told I should be nicer, and I don’t know what people mean. Just earlier today I told a girl that I wouldn’t tell her to watch out for any poachers that might mistake her for the endangered white rhino. I also didn’t mention how she dresses like one of the bait girls on to catch a predator.

#WildlifeSOS has rescued an orphan #bear cub whose mother was killed by the poachers across Indo Nepal border. The bear cub has been badly handled by the owner and is in a lot of pain. He is dehydrated and debilitated and will require extensive veterinary care.
Please share this picture far and wide to help us raise as much as possible for this little one’s treatment and care that he so desperately needs.
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"Pretty much everything [humans have] done to protect [elephants from ivory poachers] has failed. So elephants have decided to take matters into their own hands … or trunks or weirdly rounded three-toed feet or whatever. To make themselves less appealing to their greatest enemies (poachers), elephants all over the world have begun selecting against having tusks at all. For example, it used to be that only 2 to 5 percent of Asian male elephants were born without tusks, and you can believe those few were the belittled Dumbos of the group. By 2005, it was estimated that the tuskless population had risen to between 5 and 10 percent. And it’s not just happening in Asia, either. One African national park estimated their number of elephants born without tusks was as high as 38 percent." #CrackedClassic

7 Animals That Are Evolving Right Before Our Eyes


In 2013 over 20,000 elephants were killed

In May of 2014 Mountain Bull was killed.

Yesterday, Satao The Elephant, a Kenyan icon, was killed by poachers.

Not to even mention the 68 elephants that were massacred in the Congo.

Kenya needs armed guards

Oh, and rhino populations have dropped 90% since 2008.

Indian labourers dig a pit to bury a one-horned rhino that was killed and dehorned by poachers at the Pobitora wildlife sanctuary, Gauhati, India. Forest officials gunned down two poachers after they killed the rhino inside the sanctuary while another escaped with the horn, according to forest officials. The price of rhino horn varies between US$65,000 and $100,000 a kilogram, about 2.5 times more than the value of a kilogram of gold | image by Anupam Nath


Flying Rhinos: Photos You Don’t See Every Day.

  These thick-skinned mammals, weighing up to 3,000 pounds each, were being transported to the Limpopo Province in South Africa. Led by the WWF’s Black Rhino Range Expansion Project, nearly 120 black rhinos have been relocated, with the hope that a new home will help protect the critically endangered species from poachers.

If they don’t have champions, they are doomed to disappear…doomed to disappear.

These are the rangers that we fund in Russia to protect the last 450 Amur tigers. These men face blizzard like conditions, are often faced with armed poachers and patrol an area the size of Britain. Their dedication and hard work pays off and they have reduced tiger poaching in this area by half. Help us fund this vital work by donating here:

Burl Poaching

Redwoods are the tallest trees in the world and among the oldest. Their wood has long been used for lumber, but the recent popularity of their burls is leading to a black market that may endanger protected Redwood forests.

Burls are part of how redwoods reproduce (they also produce cones filled with seeds, but their seed viability rate is relatively low). They are knobby, woody growths that contain dormant bud tissue. If the parent tree dies, the buds can sprout one or more clones of the tree, thereby preserving its genetic material. The burls first begin to develop when the tree is still a seedling. Typically they form near the base of a tree, although they can also form higher up, including near the crown and on branches.

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Gorillas worked together to dismantle poachers’ trap

July, 2012. Astonishing picture of the young gorillas who worked together to dismantle the poachers’ trap that killed their friend.Just days after a poacher’s snare had killed one of their own, two young mountain gorillas have been spotted working together to take apart poachers traps.

Today our field staff observed several young gorillas from Kuryama’s group destroying snares!’ Veronica Vecellio, gorilla program coordinator at the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund’s Karisoke Research Center, which is in the reserve where the event took place, blogged.

‘This is absolutely the first time that we’ve seen juveniles doing that,’ she told National Geographic.
Bush-meat hunters set thousands of rope-and-branch snares in Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park, where the mountain gorillas live.

For Animals.

The hunters become the hunted.

Turns out this badass American solider has turned her combat skills go protecting African Rhinos and elephants. This is because these species are very valuable assets to poachers who have decimated both of them across Africa.

She is a key part of VETPAW .

Who are VETPAW? Well …Veterans Empowered To Protect African Wildlife is to provide meaningful employment to skilled veterans and conserve critically endangered African species, their communities and their ecosystems.