Five in a row!

It never rains when it pours!

Mountain gorillas being murdered in Democratic Republic of Congo – makes my blood boil. The loss of even a handful of these precious animals when there are only 700 in the world, is all the more distressing. Why would anyone do it ….. it seems mysterious and sinister. more >

Then there is the injury to Dave (Davina) the dolphin, off the coast of Sandgate, Kent. Apparently a propeller injury to the dorsal fin. It is exactly what we, and other marine specialists including WDCS and British Divers Marine Life Rescue, have been warning about. more >

Then there are the further concerns about TB at the Skanda Vale Temple in Wales where, along with various hoof stock, they keep Valli the elephant. Elephants are susceptible to TB.

and ……

As if this is not enough, our friends at OrcaLab, near Vancouver in Canada report an oil spill just off the shore of their research centre. Apparently orca have been caught up in the incident. more >

And then, today, news through from Russia that on 17th August, Customs Officers confiscated 500 bear paws, a tiger skin and skeleton, about 200kms north of Vladivostok. This is on top of the 283 bear paws and 332 tiger bones and more that were confiscated in January this year. It is total madness – how on earth can wild populations of any species sustain this kind of ruthless exploitation.

I am hoping to do blogs a little more regularly so apologies for the gaps – they are going to get shorter.

All the best and blogging off until next time.


One Response to “Five in a row!”

  1. Jonathan Says:

    Hi Will,

    This is indeed an horrific series of events. I was left feeling quite empty inside after seeing the photo of the gorilla family, a species which to me display raw natural power that can be both admired and respected yet at the same time the family group is tender and caring.

    Until I joined Born Free and started visiting the website, reading about campaigns…I had no idea that bears were being exploited in such hideous ways and on such a scale.

    Each tragedy is a spur to do more and each success, no matter the scale, is still a success and a wonderful reward.

    To know that something can still be done to protect wildlife and habitat and that it’s not too late gives us inspiration.