Animals, Birds, Camera Trapping, Conservation, Deforestation, Endangered Species, Environment, Fish, Fishing, Forests, Mining, Oceans, Sharks, Turtles, Wildlife Popular in the CommunitySponsoredSponsoredOrangutan found tortured and decapitated prompts Indonesia probeEMGIES17 Jan, 2018We will never know the full extent of what this poor Orangutan went through before he died, the same must be done to this evil perpetrator(s) they don’t deserve the air that they breathe this has truly upset me and I wonder for the future for these wonderful creatures. So called ‘Mankind’ has a lot to answer for we are the only ones ruining this world I prefer animals to humans any day of the week.What makes community ecotourism succeed? In Madagascar, location, location, locationScissors1dOther countries should also learn and try to incorporateWhy you should care about the current wave of mass extinctions (commentary)Processor1 DecAfter all, there is no infinite anything in the whole galaxy!Infinite stupidity, right here on earth.The wildlife trade threatens people and animals alike (commentary)Anchor3dUnfortunately I feel The Chinese have no compassion for any living animal. They are a cruel country that as we knowneatbeverything that moves and do not humanily kill these poor animals and insects. They have no health and safety on their markets and they then contract these diseases. Maybe its karma maybe they should look at the way they live and stop using animals for all there so called remedies. DisgustingConservationists welcome China’s wildlife trade banThobolo27 JanChina has consistently been the worlds worst, “ Face of Evil “ in regards our planets flora and fauna survival. In some ways, this is nature trying to fight back. This ban is great, but the rest of the world just cannot allow it to be temporary, because history has demonstrated that once this coronavirus passes, they will in all likelihood, simply revert to been the planets worst Ecco Terrorists. Let’s simply not allow this to happen! How and why they have been able to degrade this planets iconic species, rape the planets rivers, oceans and forests, with apparent impunity, is just mind boggling! Please no more.Probing rural poachers in Africa: Why do they poach?Carrot3dOne day I feel like animals will be more scarce, and I agree with one of my friends, they said that poaching will take over the world, but I also hope notUpset about Amazon fires last year? Focus on deforestation this year (commentary)Bullhorn4dLies and more leisSponsoredSponsoredCoke is again the biggest culprit behind plastic waste in the PhilippinesGrapes7 NovOnce again the article blames companies for the actions of individuals. It is individuals that buy these products, it is individuals that dispose of them improperly. If we want to change it, we have to change, not just create bad guys to blame.Brazilian response to Bolsonaro policies and Amazon fires growsCar4 SepThank you for this excellent report. I feel overwhelmed by the ecocidal intent of the Bolsonaro government in the name of ‘developing’ their ‘God-given’ resources.U.S. allocates first of $30M in grants for forest conservation in SumatraPlanet4dcarrot hella thick ;)Melting Arctic sea ice may be altering winds, weather at equator: studyleftylarry30 JanThe Arctic sea ice seems to be recovering this winter as per the last 10-12 years, good news.Malaysia has the world’s highest deforestation rate, reveals Google forest mapBone27 Sep, 2018Who you’re trying to fool with selective data revelation?You can’t hide the truth if you show historical deforestation for all countries, especially in Europe from 1800s to this day. WorldBank has a good wholesome data on this.Mass tree planting along India’s Cauvery River has scientists worriedSurendra Nekkanti23 JanHi Mongabay. Good effort trying to be objective in this article. I would like to give a constructive feedback which could help in clearing things up.1. It is mentioned that planting trees in village common lands will have negative affects socially and ecologically. There is no need to even have to agree or disagree with it, because, you also mentioned the fact that Cauvery Calling aims to plant trees only in the private lands of the farmers. So, plantation in the common lands doesn’t come into the picture.2.I don’t see that the ecologists are totally against this project, but just they they have some concerns, mainly in terms of what species of trees will be planted. And because there was no direct communication between the ecologists and Isha Foundation, it was not possible for them to address the concerns. As you seem to have spoken with an Isha spokesperson, if you could connect the concerned parties, it would be great, because I see that the ecologists are genuinely interested in making sure things are done the right way.May we all come together and make things happen.Rare Amazon bush dogs caught on camera in BoliviaCarrot1 Feba very good iniciative to be fallowed by the ranchers all overSponsored Article published by Maria Salazar The recent top stories from Mongabay Latam, our Spanish-language service, include a call to cover climate change, the dangers of opposing Colombia’s largest hydropower plant, and the most inspiring conservation news of 2018.‘We are not doing enough’: 25 media groups commit to cover climate change“Journalists across the continent have a profound obligation to understand the science behind the entire planet’s transition to a different model of growth and development,” says a statement signed by 25 media organizations, including Colombia’s influential El Espectador and Bolivia’s El Deber newspapers, Argentine environmental magazine Claves 21, Peru’s Ojo-Publico.com, and Mexico’s Lado B. The editorial was published by each group, including Mongabay Latam.Image that accompanied the statement on Instagram.Camera traps: The most talked-about videos of 2018Andean bears, jaguars, pumas, brocket deer and mountain tapirs were among the species captured on camera traps across Latin America last year. This important tool allows researchers to observe behavior without disturbing animals in remote zones and to learn more about their habits for conservation efforts. Last year Mongabay Latam shared videos from the forests of Colombia, Peru and Ecuador, among others.On an expedition to the Amazonas region, photographer Michael Tweddle captured this image of a golden Andean bear for the first time. Image by Michael Tweddle.Top 10 most popular conservation interviewsA researcher who lived alone on an island for two years to study penguins; the park ranger who’s worked in Peru’s Manú National Park for 33 years; and the photographer who traveled for 83 days in the most remote site in Chile’s Katalalixar reserve were among the most popular interview subjects by Mongabay Latam last year. Teddy Cairuna Cauper, a Shipibo indigenous leader in Peru who is an expert in drones; Luis Añez, the former manager of the Zulia Metropolitan Zoo in Venezuela; and Walter Bustos, the former director of Galapagos National Park were also featured.Carlos Gaymer was instrumental in the creation of four marine reserves in Chile. Image by Esmoi.The year of living dangerously: Colombia’s Hidroituango murdersThe murder last year of two activists who opposed Hidroituango, Colombia’s largest hydropower project, illustrates the threats that environmental defenders continued to face in the country last year. In 2017, an environmental activist was murdered every two days in Colombia. By February last year, the death toll had surpassed 29 victims.Hidroituango will be the largest hydropower project in Colombia. Image by EPM.Top 8 most inspiring conservation storiesA biocultural map created by Waorani communities in Ecuador in defense against oil drilling was the most inspiring conservation story picked by Mongabay Latam’s editorial team for 2018. Other stories included female rangers who protect sea turtle eggs on Nicaragua’s Pacific coast; and a Peruvian reserve that has helped bring vicuñas back from the brink of extinction.Turtles nesting in La Flor-San Juan del Sur Wildlife Refuge in Nicaragua. Image by Paso Pacifico.Top 8 ocean storiesAn investigation into an iron ore company accused of polluting Chile’s ocean; an interview with the researcher who first found 337 beached whales in Tierra del Fuego; and the revelation that one in three Peruvians unknowingly eat shark were chosen by the Mongabay Latam team for their popularity and news value.The seas off Peru are home to 66 shark species; at least 32 are caught by small-scale fishers. Image courtesy of Oceana.Read these stories in Spanish via Mongabay Latam here.Banner image of capybaras in Colombia by Rhett Butler for Mongabay.