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Rhino Calves Orphaned by Poaching Suffer PTSD

South African conservationists are increasing efforts to rescue and rehabilitate orphans

Rhino calves, orphaned by poaching, are suffering increasingly violent attacks at the hands of poachers and are showing worrying signs of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), according to wildlife rehabilitation expert Karen Trendler, who leads the national Rhino Response Strategy on behalf…
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by: Ann and Steve Toon – August 10, 2015

A Conservationists’ Conundrum: In Some Places, There are Too Many Elephants

South Africa is struggling with too many animals and too little open land

In Central and East Africa, poachers are killing tens of thousands of elephants a year, threatening the very survival of the species. In South Africa, however, conservationists are facing a different problem. In many of the country's reserves rising elephant numbers pose…
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by: Ann and Steve Toon – June 1, 2015

On the Frontlines of Thailand’s “Blood Wood” War

Criminal syndicates are poaching rosewood from the forests of Southeast Asia

Deep in Thailand’s Thap Lan National Park it's oppressively hot, sticky and claustrophobic. Above us, huge trees, fighting to break free from the stranglehold of snaking vines, reach skyward, their spreading canopies stealing our daylight. We're penned in by a twisted tangle…
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by: Ann and Steve Toon – March 25, 2015


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