14 Dirty Photos That Show Why Soil Matters

Let’s face it: we treat soil like dirt. And for all our sakes, we shouldn’t. That’s the sweeping conclusion of the Status of the World’s Soil Resources Report, the United Nations’ first worldwide assessment of the Earth’s soils. The sobering analysis—announced on Friday, 2015’s World Soil Day—underscores the difficulties facing More...

By afriknews On Monday, December 7th, 2015

A Judge Overturned South Africa’s Rhino Ban—Or Did He?

Buying and selling rhino horn in South Africa may be legal again in the near future: Two rhino breeders, with thousands of pounds of stockpiled rhino horn, just won their suit to lift the moratorium on the domestic More...

By afriknews On Monday, December 7th, 2015

Turtle Smuggling in the U.S., Illegal Logging in Gabon, and More

Every Sunday, Wildlife Watch notes some of the previous week’s wildlife crime arrests and convictions around the world. TURTLE SMUGGLING: Kai Xu, a Canadian college student, pleaded guilty to smuggling or More...