This news story produced by Friends of the Earth, working with local scientists, looks at the effects of habitat destruction on orang-utans in South East Asia. 90% of their rainforest habitat has been destroyed, much of that to produce palm oil used in 1 in 10 supermarket products.
Elena Bykova, winner of the Whitley Award donated by the Scottish Friends of the WFN is working in Uzbekistan, on the desert-steppes between the Aral and Caspian Seas, on safeguarding the critically-endangered saiga antelope. Her work includes restoring local pride in traditions associated with the animal.
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This video produced by the International Fund for Animal Welfare features IFAW’s Senior Research Scientist Sheryl Fink discussing harp seals on the ice in the Gulf of St. Lawrence.
In Japan, two Greenpeace activists are standing trial for exposing a corruption scandal striking at the heart of the whaling industry. Following an extensive pre-trial period, their court case has now kicked off in Aomori, Japan.
Oil On Ice is a vivid and compelling film that connects the fate of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to decisions America makes about energy policy. Caught in the balance are the culture and livelihood of the Gwich’in people and the migratory wildlife in this most fragile of ecosystems.
More than half of the world’s forest cover has been removed and deforestation is responsible for nearly 20 per cent of global carbon emissions. This is part 2 of a series of videos produced by the UK Forestry Commission looking at examples of what is being done to combat this.
There are only around 1,700 Greater Asian one-horned rhinos left in the world. In February 2008, a one-and-a-half year-old female rhino calf was successfully rehabilitated and relocated to Manas National Park. This calf is only the fourth rhino in the park following 3 others moved by IFAW and partner organization Wildlife Trust of India in the last two years.
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This video shows how, thanks to joint efforts of international organisations including IUCN’s Member Wetlands International and the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, the Chilika Lagoon in India has been reconnected to the sea, bringing its biodiversity back to the lagoon, increasing its fish resources seven fold and dramatically improving the livelihoods of local people.