Cameroon: Bouba Ndjida National Park – Elephant Death Toll Grows


The link below is to an article reporting on the rising death toll among elephants being poached in Cameroon’s Bouba Ndjida National Park. It is a tragic situation facing Cameroon.

For more visit:
http://news.mongabay.com/2012/0229-hance_elephant_cameroon.html

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Earth Hour: Going Beyond


The link below is to an article on why we need to go beyond Earth Hour. For me, Earth Hour is largely a waste of time – unless something meaningful actually comes about as a result. Turning lights out for an hour once a year may be something fun to do, but without a resolve to do something more lasting it is a useless concept.

For more visit:
http://www.groundroots.org/?p=354

Wildlife: Lord Howe Stick Insect Still Exists


The link below is to an article reporting on the rediscovery of the Lord Howe Stick Insect (Dryococelus australis) on Ball’s Pyramid, to the south-east of Lord Howe Island. They are also known as Tree Lobsters.

For more visit:
http://www.npr.org/blogs/krulwich/2012/02/24/147367644/six-legged-giant-finds-secret-hideaway-hides-for-80-years