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
US House Foreign Affairs Committee passes H.R. 2494, a bipartisan global anti-poaching bill. Learn more
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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). Founded in 1992, the SSN works to prevent over-exploitation of animals and plants due to international trade through scientific and legal research, education and advocacy.
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 unsustainable. Help make a difference!
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, laptop and pagers. Learn more about coltan from National Geographic, Cellular News and ABC News. Coltan is recyclable. But you can also extend the life of your small electronics to lessen demand for new devices.
– Click here for information on cell phone company buyback, refurbishment and recycling programs.
– Find cell phone recycling near you via Eco-Cell and Shelter Alliance. Many zoos have cell phone collection and recycling programs. Check with your local AZA, EAZA or WAZA accredited zoo.
Find or start a march in your city to protect elephants, rhinos and other endangered wildlife!
Pangolins released in Indonesia following rescue from illegal trade.
China imprisons two more members of gang for illegally selling endangered macaques.
Global Post/Xinghua news Agency
May 13, 2015