Conservation

New Critical Forest Map Data

Lately there has been a lot of new map data released revealing the state of the earths forests and the alarming trend of increasing destruction vs regeneration. Indonesia has had the biggest forest losses in the last 12 years along with Brazil. For such a tiny nation with a diverse variety of wildlife it is quite sad to see.

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100+ most critical forest areas of the world

The biggest changes in forests of the world

The biggest changes in forests of the world

Brazil and Indonesia

Brazil and Indonesia

Top 15 countries with the biggest forest loss

Top 15 countries with the biggest forest loss

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The Road to Extinction – Sumatra

Presious forests of Sumatra

Presious forests of Sumatra

A new 51km road has been proposed to run 850 coal trucks per day to help more quickly provide coal to power stations across South East Asia. This would divide the Harapan rainforest, which

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RSPO Always Set to Fail

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A new damning report has surfaced on the RSPO (round table of sustainable palm oil), which sheds light on the obvious reality. It shows that this round table organisation is not achieving the required results and it’s not surprising considering that it is voluntary for member companies to be on board with the sustainability process. If they break the rules they simply opt out of participating in the sustainability process.

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Palm Oil, Pulp and Paper and the Sumatran Tiger

Palm Oil Is Killing the Sumatran Tiger

Greenpeace report accuses illegal and excessive palm oil export for driving the Sumatran tigers to the phase of extinction. It says that the world is getting addicted to palm oil products, no matter if it is mascara, or the laundry detergent, or even some yummy cookies. Indonesia is making a lot of money out of it, being the biggest palm oil exporter, but this is not as simple as it seems. Production comes with a lot of costs, including encroachment of rain-forests, land clearing, which often results in acrid smog.

Between 2009- 2011, Indonesia lost some 1.24 million hectares of forests, which were mainly the habitats of Sumatran tiger. This massive land clearing resulted in sudden extinction of Sumatran tigers, which are now just 400 left on the planet. See full details at: http://world.time.com/2013/10/31/palm-oil-is-killing-the-sumatran-tiger/

 

Indonesian police investigating murder stumble on secret zoo containing liger

While investigating the death of a 23 year old woman, murdered by a maintenance worker in Jakarta, officers discovered a mini zoo in the suspected villa. More than a dozen animals were discovered from the mini zoo, including several species of monkeys, a tiger, Javan peacocks, Timorese deers, rare species of dogs and geese. The most unusual animal discovered was a

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Battle to Save Sumatran Elephants, New Tiger Cubs and Wildlife Losing to Expansion

The Battle to save Sumatra’s elephants From Extinction

Saving Sumatran Elephants

Saving Sumatran Elephants

For decades, there has been some kind of conflict between humans and elephants, and elephants are the loosing group. In villages, the farmers, along with other villagers kill the elephants just to save their crops and houses, which has resulted in around 80 percent population loss of elephants since 1930s. Within last 20 years, the elephant population decreased from 1,342 to 201 in the Riau Province only.

A major reason for this population loss is the loss of elephant habitat, which is converted into farms by humans, and along with that, great companies also cut down hectares of forests for palm oil and paper plantations. Due to this habitat loss, elephants have to move to the villages to consume food and are eventually killed by the farmers. Sumatran Elephant Conservation Initiative [SECI], and some other NGOs are working for the Sumatra

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Poachers Kill 300 Elephants

Just recently officials discovered over 300 elephants and countless wildlife killed by the way of cyanide. While the targets are elephants and poaching their tusks for sale there were plenty of other countless animals found dead as well. It is reported that waterholes have been laced with cyanide. It’s the worst single killing in 25 years. Read the report here.

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Tragedy in London, Born Impact and Indonesian Forests

London Zoo’s first Sumatran tiger cub in 17 years drowns in pool

London zoo is upset after the death of their first tiger cub on Saturday morning. The cub was born at London Zoo after some 17 years. The dead cub was seen near the edge of pool inside the cage. The cub was too young to be named or sexed. The birth of the cub, by her mother- a five years old Sumatran tigress Melati, was watched and celebrated all over the world. The post-mortem report confirms that the cub died of drowning.

It is assumed that Melati brought the cub outside, but it still cannot be determined how the cub slipped into

the pool, as there are no cameras in the pool area. However, specialists suggest that mother usually does not take cubs outside so early, so situation is being reviewed. The zoo keepers and management is very distressed about the death, especially those who used to take care of the cub. See full details at: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/london-zoos-first-sumatran-tiger-cub-in-17-years-drowns-in-pool-8880842.html

 

Save the primates with ‘Born Impact’

This week, the vets of the

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Sumatran Tiger Surgery, Environmental Disaster, Orangutans Rescued and Rhino Discovered…

Sumatran Tiger Undergoes Surgery at Sacramento Zoo

An endangered Sumatran Tiger in Sacramento Zoo is being operated on by a group of veterinary surgeons who are removing stones from its urinary tract. The group of surgeons comprises surgeons from the School of Veterinary Medicine, Davis and The University of California. The surgery began Tuesday morning, in which the doctors have planned to insert flexible thin tubes which will help in draining the urine from the tiger

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Surabaya Zoo, Philipe Cousteau, Sumatran Tiger Killer Demands Money…

Nanik’s fate renews pressure on zoo

A prematurely born orangutan died after living a short life in Indonesia

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