Tropical rainforests are being destroyed at an alarming rate as they’re converted into palm oil plantations and other commodity forests. It’s hoped that corporate zero-deforestation pledges are helping reverse that trend. Read more By Julian Smith June 29, 2015 Mongabay.com
US House Foreign Affairs Committee passes H.R. 2494, a bipartisan global anti-poaching bill. Learn more
Why concern oneself with something you cannot relate to or would rather not see? The answer is simple: these species form the very basis of our ecosystems. Read more Africa Geographic Magazine by Sara Mizzi 26 June 2015
Improved legislation and more effective protection are needed to save the wildlife of West and Central Africa. Read the press release and download the report here.
Wildlife Impact is a proud member of the Species Survival Network (SSN), an international coalition of over eighty non-governmental organizations (NGOs) committed to the promotion, enhancement, and strict enforcement of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES)….
After a long campaign by global scientists and advocates, USFWS today extended endangered species protection to wild and captive chimpanzees! http://www.fws.gov/endangered/what-we-do/chimpanzee.html
Sign a petition urging the New York Blood Center to reinstate funding for the 66 chimps they abandoned after using them for medical research in Liberia. Local caretakers have been voluntarily providing food and water to save the chimps’ lives, but the situation is…
Coltan is a mineral mined in the Congo basin rainforests and used in small electronics and medical devices. This mining destroys the rainforest habitats of Critically Endangered gorillas, Endangered chimpanzees, elephants and other wildlife. Coltan is refined for use in nearly all cell phone,…
Read a recent paper, “The Importance and Benefits of Species”, in the journal Current Biology, which urges us to consider that all species are important, no matter their direct use by humans, apparent value, intelligence or attractiveness. We agree!