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Rangers find 109,217 snares in a single park in Cambodia

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Young Asian elephant caught in a snare in Mondulkiri Province, Cambodia. The snare was likely set to catch a wild pig, the elephant juvenile perished before vets could get to the scene. Photograph: Wildlife Conservation Society – Cambodia

Snares – either metal or rope – are indiscriminately killing wildlife across Southeast Asia, from elephants to mouse deer. The problem has become so bad that scientists are referring to protected areas in the region as “empty forests.”

May 22, 2018 — A simple brake cable for motorbikes can kill a tiger, a bear, even a young elephant in Southeast Asia. Local hunters use these ubiquitous wires to create snares – indiscriminate forest bombs – that are crippling and killing Southeast Asia’s most Continue reading Rangers find 109,217 snares in a single park in Cambodia

Humans have destroyed a tenth of Earth’s wilderness in 25 years – study

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An area of the Amazon rainforest which has been slashed and burned stands next to a section of virgin forest. Photograph: Ricardo Moraes/Reuters

Experts warn there may be no unspoilt places left within a century as report shows an area twice the size of Alaska has been lost since 1993

September 9, 2016 — Humans have destroyed a tenth of Earth’s remaining wilderness in the last 25 years and there may be none left within a century if trends continue, according to an authoritative new study.  Continue reading Humans have destroyed a tenth of Earth’s wilderness in 25 years – study