Killing Orangutans for their Meat is an Appalling Crime

Killing Orangutans for their Meat is an Appalling Crime

Orangutans in Borneo are critically endangered, suffering as they do from a variety of existential challenges. The grave challenges they face in the wild include habitat loss, forest fragmentation, encroaching development and the exotic wildlife trade. Now you can add another threat to that list: being hunted for their meat. Yes, you’ve read that right. According…

WCS: Penalize People for having Snares

WCS: Penalize People for having Snares

Lying in wait within forests in Malaysia and much of the rest of Southeast Asia are pernicious killers. There they are underfoot and in the undergrowth, waiting for new victims to ensnare. Literally ensnare because we mean snares. They tend to be homemade contraptions fashioned from wire or cable and set…