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Wind Cave Celebrates Bison Designation as the National Mammal Tuesday, November 1

WIND CAVE NATIONAL PARK, SD – Speakers, music, and light refreshments on Tuesday, November 1, mark Wind Cave National Park’s celebration of the designation of the bison as the National Mammal.  297 more words

South Dakota

New Sniffer Dogs detect illegal ivory, lead to arrest in Tanzania

Thanks to the Wildlife Conservation Society, Tanzanian National Parks (TANAPA) are now using dogs to detect illicit ivory. Jenny, a Belgian Malinois dog, and Dexter, an English springer spaniel, recently helped seize four elephant tusks in a village outside Tanzania’s Ruaha National Park, leading to the arrest of an alleged poacher. 220 more words

ICOM NATHIST Wildlife Trafficking

Down An Amazing Rabbithole

Yesterday’s post got us looking through the MacArthur Foundation’s website, and lots of worthy material there to investigate, including this news we missed a couple months back. 463 more words


Africa's forest elephants could take 100 years to recover from poaching

Forest elephants have seen a 65 percent population decline between 2002 and 2013 and now, because of low reproductive rates, it could take the species nearly a century for its population to recover from the effects of increased poaching over the past few decades, … 70 more words

The Christian Science Monitor

It Could Take a Century to Recover

Portrait of an Elephant, Indian, c.1620-30

Study finds extremely slow reproduction rate unable to keep pace with deaths

African forest elephants have experienced serious poaching, driving an estimated population decline of 65% between 2002 and 2013. 273 more words


National Parks Valorizing Flora & Fauna

Glad to see chefs in South America leading this innovative form of entrepreneurial conservation, and crossing country borders to do so:

Bolivian national park serving up sustainable ingredients for fine dining…

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