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A homemade shotgun confiscated from a captured poacher. The inner-tube wrapped around the weapon serves two purposes: one, to hold it together, and the other as a traditional way to ‘silence’ the weaponAll photographs by Benjamin Rutherford

The brutal economics of Zambia's illegal wildlife trade - in pictures

Frustrated by simplistic portrayals of poaching, photographer Benjamin Rutherford has documented the complex and violent trade in his new project, Nyama

Frustrated by simplistic portrayals of poaching, photographe - In Zambia more than 231,000 square kilometres are dedicated to the wildlife industry. Hosting game parks, nature reserves and farms, the country is well placed exploit this natural wealth. However, due to poaching, a lack of investment and a poor legal framework, the opportunity is not being realised. Bon Mvula holds up the valuable horns of a poached Zambian Sable

The brutal economics of Zambia's illegal wildlife trade - in pictures

This illegal practice has overtaken trophy poaching in depleting wildlife in Zambia

Check out this infographic on the dire state of the illegal wildlife trade and get inspired to help.

Infographic on the dire state of the illegal wildlife trade and get inspired to help. Illegal Wildlife Trade is threatening the very existence of some of the world's best-loved species. Find out how and why some key species are being affected by

Glenn Hurowitz of Grist to the rescue. He wrote a great op-ed in the LA Times about the omnipresence of palm oil in everything from shampoo to cookies, finding rhino-killer in Oreos, Chewy Chips Ahoy!, Orville Redenbacher's popcorn, Hershey's Kisses "Hugs," Twix and more. And not just the mainstream stuff: it's in products from Burts Bees, Trader Joes, Whole Foods and other "green" sources.

Clean Air or Clean Hair? Palm Oil In Everything

Causes of deforestation include Palm Oil Plantations and Open Pit Coal Mining. Do not use palm oil!

INDONESIA PLANS FOUR-FOLD INCREASE IN JAIL TERMS FOR POACHERS  Indonesia plans to quadruple maximum jail terms for animal poachers and traffickers in a major overhaul of wildlife crime laws, but environmentalists expressed scepticism Wednesday the changes would be effective.  Maximum sentences for poaching and trading protected animals will be increased from five years to 20 years under the new legislation proposed by the environment and forestry ministry. want stronger law enforcement, we…

INDONESIA PLANS FOUR-FOLD INCREASE IN JAIL TERMS FOR POACHERS Indonesia plans to quadruple maximum jail terms for animal poachers and traffickers in a major overhaul of wildlife crime laws, but environmentalists expressed scepticism Wednesday the changes would be effective. Maximum sentences for poaching and trading protected animals will be increased from five years to 20 years under the new legislation proposed by the environment and forestry ministry. want stronger law enforcement, we…

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In an open letter, +Richard Branson urges President of Costa Rica to step up.

Soay lamb on St Kilda Islands, Scotland (oh, please take the ear tags off!)

Soay Lamb in St Kilda. St Kilda is an archipelago which consists of the westernmost islands of the Outer Hebrides of Scotland.

The glaciers of the Italian Alps are slowly melting to reveal horrors from the Great War, preserved for nearly a century

Melting glaciers in northern Italy reveal corpses of WW1 soldiers

The glaciers of the Italian Alps are slowly melting to reveal horrors from the Great War, preserved for nearly a century

Who made my clothes? How can fast fashion be so cheap? Maybe it is time for a more ethical approach to our clothes consumption.

The not-so-fabulous face of the fashion industry

How can fast fashion be so cheap? Maybe it is time for a more ethical approach to our clothes consumption.

An historic opportunity to fight wildlife trade with Hawaii bill | IFAW.org

An historic opportunity to fight wildlife trade with Hawaii bill

An historic opportunity to fight wildlife trade with Hawaii bill | IFAW.org

the meat industry is killing our planet - Ecosia

the meat industry is killing our planet - Ecosia

Species endangerment is not the only threat posed by wildlife trafficking. So if you don’t take crime against wildlife seriously, how do you feel about drug and ammunition trafficking, organized terrorism, and violent acts causing political instability?

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