Mountain Gorilla (photo by Dylan Walters)

Conservationists Save The World

In Virunga National Park, conservationists are saving the world – by saving themselves, the people in the communities around the park, and the gorillas and other wildlife. Says one of the park guards, “I have accepted to give the best of myself so that wildlife can be safeguarded. Beyond all pressure. Beyond all spirit of greediness about money. Beyond all things.” No matter where you live you too can give to wildlife and be a conservationist.

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Black Rhino

To Kill Or Not To Kill, That is Not the Question

Conservation practices are about asking the right questions. In the case of shooting rhinos in Africa by trophy hunters as a means to raise money, we must ask if it is appropriate to kill one individual for the well being of the whole. We must also ask other questions so that we can nurture nature in the best possible and peaceful means. This begins a new series: Nurturing Our Nature: Ours, Theirs, Everyone’s.

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Religious Leaders Called to Protect Elephants

The diameter of the awareness of the illegal trade in wildlife is increasing steadily beyond conservation circles.  I see hope in how the general public knows more thoroughly the costs of human desire on individuals, species, and habitats. For instance I reported in November about wildlife trafficking, highlighting the uptick of massacred elephants killed for […]

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Hunting and Poaching Earth’s Children

  I came across two scientific papers recently that speak to me about the depth of parrots’ ability to “speak” to one another, and to humans. The first paper is about Cosmo, an African grey parrot that lives with a human companion.  This study’s results “demonstrate for the first time that it is within the […]

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Gorilla Children Become Conservationists

Gorilla Children Become Conservationists

Conservationist routinely aim education and awareness efforts at children and youth because their views and opinions are not yet solidified, and also because they are the future.  The world made up of all species needs human children to grow up to care for others. The challenge comes, as it does with all ages, to convert […]

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