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Trump, Trophy Hunting, and More Obstacles in Wildlife Trafficking

Trump, Trophy Hunting, and That One Time The President Didn’t Disappoint Us (Yet)

With sharply plummeting rhino populations, a decrease of one-third of total elephants in less than a decade (and many of those numbers from protected areas) and less than 20,000 lions left in the wild, African wildlife has recently found itself in unprecedented peril. But luckily turning things around should be a piece of cake. We…

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Paris Travel Deal with Fleetway Travel

The internet doesn’t need another article about how amazing Paris is. The internet doesn’t need another article about how spectacular Parisian food, wine, and architecture is. The internet certainly doesn’t need another article talking about how America needs to adopt the “Parisian way of life”. But, what the internet does need is an article telling…

how to get into wildlife conservation

Insights from Environmental Science Journalist Mike Gaworecki

Readers of Don’t Forget Your Boots will know that we often struggle with finding positive environmental stories. Recently, I reached out to the most positive-and friendly-man in conservation, Mike Gaworecki, the Staff Writer and Editor at Mongabay.com, with burning questions from “how to get into wildlife conservation writing” to “are we all doomed under Trump”.…

How banks and corporations are destroying the planet

How banks and corporations are destroying the planet

Go figure, but big bankers don’t always have the best interests of common people in mind. Whether it’s for resource mining, paper for pulp, or palm oil, many banks and corporations are culpable for destroying the planet one forest at a time. How banks and corporations are destroying the planet (probably with your money) In…

Positive Environmental Stories

This article was updated September 20th, 2017 In the death by 1,000 cuts of today’s news climate, bad news is as irrepressible as ever. The current state of affairs regarding climate change, potential loss of the honey bees, and obviously, the breakdown of the EPA, can make even the most stoic of conservationists squeamish. But…

The Canned Hunt and The Controversy of Breeding Lions for Sport

Canned Hunting: Breeding Lions for Sport

The Big Hunt, nothing new here With the recent news about the Trump’s trophy hunting past times, the practice has quickly shot back into the news. Foreigners going to Africa to hunt exclusive game is nothing new, and striving to get the Big Five is certainly not groundbreaking either. Westerners have been infatuated with testing…