Wildlife Conservation



kariega-white-rhinoWe only have one Earth, and we share it with hundreds of thousands of other species. While humans have arguably taken over, there are still animals, worldwide, that live must live in their natural environments. However, humans can be vain, and often only think of themselves and not the numerous other species that we share this Earth with

Many man-made industries — medicine, fashion and entertainment, to name a few — often abuse different animals in order to make a profit. As a result, poaching has become the fourth largest illegal activity worldwide.

My new series focuses on wildlife conservation, and explores how different organizations are working to protect wildlife across the globe.

The first set of three articles looks at land-poaching, and how organizations are cracking down on poachers to protect wildlife. The second set of three articles will look at ocean conservation. Underwater life is often overlooked simply because it’s hidden underwater. New innovations in science, government cooperation with national and international organizations, up-recycling and more are all important efforts being made to help protect wildlife worldwide.


Check out the first article in the series here to learn about two biologists are fabricating rhino horns to help curb poaching efforts.

The second article, found here, looks at the use of trained dogs to help track down and apprehend poachers.

The third article celebrates a full year without any poaching in Nepal.

The fourth is about a unique marine conservation technique using octopi in Madagascar. Click here.


New articles will be published each Monday. Check back to see the rest of the series.


Elizabeth DiCesare

Elizabeth DiCesare

Elizabeth is a writer currently based in Kitchener-Waterloo.

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