Stop! Don’t Shoot Like that — A Guide to Ethical Wildlife Photography

Book Cover Recommended Reading: Stop! Don’t Shoot Like that — A Guide to Ethical Wildlife Photography by Shekar Dattatri and Ramki Sreenivasan (@ra_mki)/ Conservation India (@conserve_ind) Key Linkshttps://www.conservationindia.org/resources/ethicshttps://www.conservationindia.org/wp-content/files_mf/Ethics-Web.pdf ExcerptWhile there’s nothing wrong with wanting to enjoy nature and photograph wildlife, how we do it matters. ‘Enjoyment’ must be tempered with responsibility. Unfortunately in India, the …

Wildlife Tourism Australia 2018

Photo: Tasmanian Devil This week, October 28-31, Wildlife Tourism Australia holds its conference and Planeta.com will be up transforming this preview page into an exciting recap. We are also curating this Twitter moment. The conference – Wildlife tourism values and challenges: balancing the needs of wildlife, tourists, operators and residents – takes place in Tasmania. …

Captive Lion Breeding and Canned Lion Hunting: Damaging Brand South Africa? (2018)

Cover image New report: Captive Lion Breeding, Canned Lion Hunting and the Lion Bone Trade: Damaging Brand South Africa, published by the Campaign Against Canned Hunting (CACH) UK — cannedlion.org –, in association with a Netherlands based NGO and partner of CACH, SPOTS — stichtingspots.nl — is having ever-widening negative ramifications for Brand South Africa. …

Gorillas

Lingo Cards Gorillas are ground-dwelling, predominantly herbivorous apes that inhabit the forests of central Sub-Saharan Africa. The genus Gorilla is divided into two species: the eastern gorillas and the western gorillas (both critically endangered), and either four or five subspecies. They are the largest living primates. The DNA of gorillas is highly similar to that …

How to move a giraffe (2018)

Google Maps Following up on some interesting tweets and stories about a fascinating roadtrip in Australia from the nation’s capital Canberra to the Sunshine coast near Brisbane. What caught our eye was the roadtripper – a young giraffe named Kebibi. Questions What is Kebibi’s history? What was the route taken during the roadtrip? Where do …

Supporting Sustainable Livelihoods through Wildlife Tourism

Book Cover Reading: Supporting Sustainable Livelihoods through Wildlife Tourism Citation: “Twining-Ward, Louise; Li, Wendy; Bhammar, Hasita; Wright, Elisson. 2018. Supporting Sustainable Livelihoods through Wildlife Tourism. Tourism for Development;. World Bank, Washington, DC. © World Bank. https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/29417 License: CC BY 3.0 IGO.” Download available online http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/494211519848647950/Supporting-sustainable-livelihoods-through-wildlife-tourism https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/29417 Questions Is this publication available in other languages? When …

World Wildlife Day 2018

Poster Big cats under threat! This year’s World Wildlife Day (March 3) focuses on the larger felines — lion, tiger, leopard and jaguar — the 4 largest wild cats that can roar – and also cheetah, snow leopard, puma, clouded leopard. 2018In 2018 World Wildlife Day is celebrated with the theme “Big cats: predators under …

Favorite Streams #ABCWildOz

One of our favorite collection of streams comes from Australia. Presenting ABC’s Wild Oz — http://www.abc.net.au/news/wildoz — live until Friday (Australia time). If this is a pilot project, we’re looking forward to whatever it grows into. Hashtag: #ABCWildOz YouTube Today: In a suburban backyard in Brisbane orphaned squirrel gliders are preparing for release. They’ll sleep …

#HandsOffOurWildlife

Hashtags to watch: #HandsOffOurWildlife The campaign is supported by Green Girls in Africa. Key Links https://greengirlsinafrica.com/2018/01/01/from-stony-silence-to-anger-the-response-to-online-critical-voices https://greengirlsinafrica.com https://www.facebook.com/GreenGirlsAfrica https://twitter.com/GreenGirlAfrica Louise says that it’s time to bring about the necessary change to the tourism industry to make it a more responsible and fair for all, including wildlife in captivity. Louise writes on Facebook: Our #HandsOffOurWildlife campaign aims to create …