Can We Trust You?

Forest elephants (Loxodonta cyclotis) in the Mbeli River, Nouabalé-Ndoki National Park, Congo. Picture credit: Thomas Breuer   If you have been here long, you know that over the past 3 years on WP, I have been bitterly disappointed, frequently deceived and flat-out lied to, by those who are in place to protect Global Wildlife. So, on Friday when […]

Never Forget Cecil!

Cecil the lion at Hwange National Park in 2010. Picture credit: Joe Sutherland/Wikipedia   Yesterday the Dental office of Walter Palmer, the killer of Cecil the African Lion, re-opened. The staff  announced that they are now open and serving their patients and that the Dr. is not on the premises. Not only is Palmer a murderer, he is a coward. But, what […]

A Horror of a Human

Cecil the beloved Lion in Africa Picture credit: Unknown   What can be going on in the deranged, twisted mind of this absolute monster? This gutless Dentist, Walter Palmer, from Minnesota not only finds pleasure in killing, but is also a repeat offender. His latest victim, that he reportedly paid $55,000 to hunt, was a much beloved Lion and […]

Oorah!

Elephants At Zakouma National Park in SE Chad, the tragic sight of many Elephant deaths by poachers. Picture credit: C. Michael Hogan   Always there when we need them, our US Marines  from North Carolina’s Camp Lejeune,  are now using their talents to help stop the slaughter of elephants in Chad. This specialized team of US […]

The NBA Cares, and that’s No Hype!

   Picture credits:  Elephant: Ian Sewell,   Basketball: Reisio,   Rhino: Ikiwaner “It would have been great to have shown you any of the player’s pictures,  or the NBA Care’s Logo, or anything related to this story here, however, the NBA strictly forbids it!”   The American culture of sports figures and their ability to influence in this country is legendary, but […]

World Wildlife Day

Picture credit: CITES Secretariat   ” On 20 December 2013, at its 68th session, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) decided to proclaim March 3, the day of the adoption of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), as World Wildlife Day, to celebrate and raise awareness of the […]

Their World, Their Future~

ARKive – Images of Life on Earth Picture credit: Animal World   As  the world celebrates a New Year, my thoughts are as usual,  focused on animals. Recently there has been a lot of reflection and or controversy about the ESA, the Endangered Species Act turning 40 and whether or  not it is, gasp, still necessary. Merely writing these […]

Crime Pays!

A  Nurse Shark in  Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary Picture credit:  NOAA  Dr. Mathew Gilligan   Sometimes the bad guys do get caught, but really,  what good does it do? Is fining them really going to stop their illicit behavior or shut them down? This man in California has been dealing with Floridians, to sell poached […]

Is Google Guilty?

The innocents being murdered daily for their parts   This subject was to be my first post several days ago, but because the accusations were/ are so sensational, I felt it needed a bit more investigating before sharing it and posting it to all of you. As I am sure you are already sadly aware,  elephants and other horned […]

66 Bad Guys Bite The Dust!

Elephants At Zakouma National Park in SE Chad, the tragic sight of many Elephant deaths by poachers.   Oh yes, sometimes the good guys do win. And on this day, 66 bad guys have bit the dust! As has sadly been posted on this Blog several times,  elephant and rhino poaching in Africa is out of control and increasing […]

One Less Monster In The World Today

Elephants At Zakouma National Park in SE Chad, the tragic sight of many Elephant deaths by poachers. Picture credit: C. Michael Hogan   Who says that dreams don’t come true? Today is a miracle day for all those who love Elephants, as a monster has been captured in Africa. In Chad a poacher named Hassan Idriss, who has the […]

Not A Time To Die

Environmentalist Jairo Mora Sandoval Picture credit: Didiher Chacón, director of WIDECAST   Being young should be a time of exploration, adventure and joyful discovery. It is a time when many of us are at our highest intellectual, love and friendship peak. But, one thing that it should never be, however, is a time to die or to be […]

Courage Defined

A 2-3 year old African Mountain Gorilla Picture credit: Kurt Ackermann   The last time that I talked about a movie,  it was a terrific, positive experience for many of you, and you responded to it with glowing comments. The movie from last night however, will not be the causation for a repeat of that. I […]

Monsters, Murders and Mayhem

The Beautiful African Bush Elephants   This subject has been avoided for as long as possible, for one very good reason, my emotions, my opinions would not, could not, be considered unbiased in any way. But when a Google Alert came a few days ago about this issue,  it could not be avoided any longer. This subject […]

What’s For Lunch?

A Lion in Botswana, Africa   Before I begin, I wish to thank the 222+  of you fellow ” wildlife watchers ” who have elected to “Follow”  this Blog. Although this inconsequential little Blog has only been here for two months, it has had over 4,000 hits and more than 200 followers. Can I say, this is all just slightly overwhelming […]

Who Let The Dogs Out?

Wildlife Inspector Amir Lawal of the Service’s Miami Law Enforcement Office and Viper Picture Credit: Tom MacKenzie / USFWS   Many thanks to Russell McLendon of Mother Nature Network for sharing this great story and vital information. Many thanks also to Tom MacKenzie of the USFWS, for granting permission to use this picture, his hard work on this awesome project […]

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