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September 16, 2011

Are the Harry Potter series contributing to owl extinction? That’s what India’s Environment Minister says. Trade in owls for pets, superstitious rituals, & folk medicine have sent the nation’s beautiful birds into a VERY concerning downward spiral. Is the ‘power’ obtained from eating owl eyes really worth it? We posted this story nearly a year ago, but it’s just as important today. Share it to help raise awareness! http://wp.me/pH76q-4NW

Bush Warriors Tattoo of the Day: WICKED honey bee tattoo by Lenny Renkin! The colors make it bee-autiful! Are honey bees really going extinct?  Why?  Bees pollinate 1/3 of all agricultural plants.  So, if we lose them, will humans go extinct too?  Get these answers and more, at the link!  http://wp.me/pH76q-4O0
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Bush Warriors Photo of the Day: “Me So Sleepy”–ADORABLE slumbering squirrel photo by Kevin Jeffery!  A real sleeping beauty! Squirrels belong to a family of rodents called ‘Sciuridae’.  20% of the species in this group are threatened with extinction! Of all the woodchucks, chipmunks, and squirrels in this family, which is the largest?  The smallest? Get nutty with these SQUIRREL FACTS!  http://wp.me/pH76q-4O5
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September 15, 2011

Bears committing ‘suicide’? Bad reporting on a not-so-great NY law? Is hunting in the US helping to supply the black market bear bile trade? Chinese zoos advertising powdered bear bile? Read it all here and take action now with our new WRITE A LETTER, SAVE A BEAR campaign! http://wp.me/pH76q-4Np

Bush Warriors Tattoo of the Day: ROCKIN’ tiger tattoo by Mike Thompson-Hill! Dang…that’s killer! Even though there are tens of thousands of tigers in captivity all over the world (and especially as private pets in the US), THERE ARE ONLY 3,000 LEFT IN THE WILD! What are the reasons? How could relocating whole villages help? Read it all here: http://wp.me/pH76q-4NL     Join us on Facebook at @Bush Warriors Inked Nation for Conservation

Bush Warriors Species of the Day: CRITICALLY ENDANGERED Atlantic Sturgeon-  85% of all sturgeon species are facing extinction, making them the world’s most threatened animal group.  What’s caviar got to do with it?  Learn about the threats to the Atlantic Sturgeon and help raise awareness about them before it’s too late!  http://wp.me/pH76q-4JV

Bush Warriors Photo of the Day: “Eye See You”–FANTASTIC frog photo by Dale Morris! What a cool photography trick! As we go deeper into earth’s 6th major mass extinction event, frogs are suffering extensively.  Habitat is certainly behind it, but what other factors are driving their declines?  Read about it at the link!  http://wp.me/pH76q-4NQ
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September 14, 2011

Victory for the bears? Not so fast. Many reports state that a new law in NY bans trade in bear gall bladders and bile in the state, but that’s not accurate. As other states also allow these activities, is hunting in the US contributing to the bear bile trade? The same that keeps the animals under horrific conditions in Asian bear bile farms, where bears are now committing ‘suicide’? Take action now with our new WRITE A LETTER, SAVE A BEAR campaign! http://wp.me/pH76q-4Np

September 12, 2011

Much of the world’s primates are in decline.  Last year, the IUCN Primate Specialist Group compiled a list of the world’s 25 most endangered primates.  Here, we take a closer look at 3 of these 25: Cat Ba Langurs, Greater Bamboo Lemurs, and Kipunjis. Together, their combined total number is less than 1,400.  One of these species has less than 100 individuals left.  Learn more her:  http://wp.me/pH76q-4LT

Bush Warriors Tattoo of the Day: BEAUTIFUL chimp tattoo by Julio Rodriguez! Wow, that’s awesome! Chimp populations have declined by 70-83% in just the past 50 yrs.  Read about their plight here and spread the word to raise awareness!  http://wp.me/pH76q-4LX
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Bush Warriors Species of the Day: South America’s Giant Armadillo–a cousin of the endangered pangolins–is listed as VULNERABLE.  This ancient species, uniquely adapted to its environment, is declining due to poaching and live capture for animal trade!  Read more about it here:  http://wp.me/pH76q-4JM

Bush Warriors Photo of the Day: “Color Me Beautiful”–SPECTACULAR rainbow lorikeet photo by Erik Beckman! Beautiful! Why are they called “parrots with attitude? Read all about that and more, including their popularity in the caged bird trade and the impacts of that, at the link! http://wp.me/pH76q-4Md    Enter the contest on Facebook at @Bush Warriors Inked Nation for Conservation

Bush Warriors Organization of the Day: Ewaso Lions– A multi-pronged, community-based approach to the conservation of Kenya’s Ewaso lions! This organization incorporates some very effective and fascinating initiatives to get the job done and save lions.  We salute your work, Ewaso lions!  Keep it up!  http://wp.me/pH76q-4ML

Bush Warriors Video of the Day: “Victims of Climate Change”–The events contained in this video are, obviously, already happening and are worsening. The US government recently approved a new offshore oil drilling venture in Alaska, whilst polar bears and other Arctic creatures lose more and more of their habitat each year. It’s up to us to make this stop! http://wp.me/pH76q-4N7

September 9, 2011

Bush Warriors Tattoo of the Day: FANTASTIC grizzly bear tattoo by Tim Pangburn! Stunning! For the first time in 25 years, there have been 2 humans killed by these bears in Yellowstone National Park. In a separate incident, a man illegally killed a grizzly & his charges were dismissed. Why? And are these events grounds for withdrawing the animals’ protected status?  Read it all here:  http://wp.me/pH76q-4LK
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Bush Warriors Species of the Day: Burnup’s Hunter Slug is listed as ‘VULNERABLE’– A fascinating, predatory slug endemic to South Africa and listed in the same category as the nation’s lions!  Learn about the threats to this little creature at the link:  http://wp.me/pH76q-4Jw

September 7, 2011

In just 56 days, the tusks of 1,800 elephants were seized by officials in 3 countries. These represent only a fraction of the ivory circulating global markets. Recent noteworthy events have put the heat on China, the world’s #1 ivory consumer. As situation escalates, we’re now seeing trade involvement from within the US & European countries. Get up to date on the latest developments here:  http://wp.me/pH76q-4Lh

September 6, 2011

We first featured this article almost a year ago, but its just as inspiring today! Read about shark hero Mike Lever’s brave journey to save the Great Whites and other sharks off the Pacific coast of Mexico. His story highlights the beauty of these animals and the way SHARK TOURISM can help to save them! If nothing else, you gotta see the last photo on the story–it’s our favorite!! http://wp.me/pH76q-4KT

Bush Warriors Tattoo of the Day: GORGEOUS clownfish tattoo by Phil Garcia! Wow! It’s so realistic! Was Disney’s Nemo a hermaphrodite?! Did ‘Finding Nemo’ lead to the decimation of clownfish populations? What’s the deal with these fish and sea anemones? Read it all here: http://wp.me/pH76q-4KW     Join us on Facebook at @Bush Warriors Inked Nation for Conservation

Bush Warriors Species of the Day: CRITICALLY ENDANGERED Social Wrasse- A beautiful fish found only in Belize’s Pelican Cays, a World Heritage Site where tourism development is destroying critical mangrove and coral reef habitat utilized by this species. Learn more here: http://wp.me/pH76q-4IP

Bush Warriors Photo of the Day: “Catching Those Last Minutes of Ssssun”–EXQUISITE sunsetting photo of a vine snake by Karthi Keyan! Stunning! There are about 25 species of vine snake.  1 is considered Critically Endangered.  Read about some very unique features among this group of snakes at the link:  http://wp.me/pH76q-4L5

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Bush Warriors Organization of the Day: Chipembele Wildlife Education Trust – CWET– Paving the way of the future–literally!–by teach children about wildlife and the environment, while rescuing animals in the process!  Check out a new fun way for YOU to support CWET with a killer, new “Don’t Buy Ivory” shirt designed by a fellow Bush Warrior, Jude Price!  It’s all at the link: http://wp.me/pH76q-4Lc

September 5, 2011

Several of Chile’s frogs are amongst the 33% of all the world’s frog species that are now threatened with extinction–including the little guys made famous by Charles Darwin, the Darwin’s Frogs! Prominent herpetologist, Dr. Danté Fenolio, explains the threats posed to Chile’s most endangered amphibians and the efforts underway to prevent their extinction. You gotta check this out! http://wp.me/pH76q-4Kg

Bush Warriors Tattoo of the Day: RAD Steve Irwin tattoo by Shane O’Neill! CRIKEY! That’s a beaut!!! Yesterday marked the 5th anniversary of this legendary wildlife warrior’s tragic death, so we’re posting this tattoo to commemorate a TV icon that changed the way society views wildlife 4ever. Read more here: http://wp.me/pH76q-4KH     Join us on Facebook at @Bush Warriors Inked Nation for Conservation

Bush Warriors Species of the Day: France’s Crau Plain Grasshopper is one of numerous species that has not yet been identified by the IUCN, but qualifies as CRITICALLY ENDANGERED. Will the IUCN get to this unique, flightless grasshopper before it is too late? Read more here: http://wp.me/pH76q-4Is

Bush Warriors Photo of the Day: “My Own Little Waterhole Vacation”–ADORABLE elephant photo by Shazaad Kasmani! Say it with us, “Awwww!”❤ Shazaad explains how this little guy stepped into a mud puddle for a moment of solitude and we remind you that “an elephant never forgets”. Check this out: http://wp.me/pH76q-4KO

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September 4, 2011 (International Vulture Awareness Day)

Today is International Vulture Awareness Day, so we’ve re-posted this story about the devastating plight of India’s vultures. These birds’ populations have declined by 95-99% over the past 20-30 years, mainly due to exposure to a human wonder drug that has fatal affects on these important scavenger. Read about it here and share to help raise awareness about the vultures! http://wp.me/pH76q-4K4

Bush Warriors Photo of the Day: “The Scavenger Squad”–A special Photo of the Day for International Vulture Awareness Day–a DAZZLING Cape Vulture photo by Fred von Winckelmann! There are only 8,000-10,000 of these of these important African birds, so read all about them here! http://wp.me/pH76q-4K7     Enter the contest on Facebook at @Bush Warriors Photo of The Day Contest

A special International Vulture Awareness Day Species of the Day: India’s CRITICALLY ENDANGERED Red-Headed Vulture. This bird of prey is one of several critically endangered vulture species. Read about their threats at the link! http://wp.me/pH76q-4Ke

September 2, 2011

Kidnapping? Busting big wig criminals? Exposing international scandals? Set your recording device because you don’t want to miss this! Watch Nat Geo Wild on Tues. the 6th to see Environmental Investigation Agency’s incredible undercover operations on elephant poaching, illegal ivory trade, whaling, & the massive illicit timber trade. YOU GOTTA SEE THESE PREVIEWS! http://wp.me/pH76q-4ID

Bush Warriors Tattoo of the Day: EPIC hummingbird tattoo by Nick Chaboya! Those colors, those details…insane! They’re the only birds that can fly backwards. How fast can they fly? Did ya know at least 14% of all hummingbird species are threatened w/ extinction? Check out these facts about our little humigos! http://wp.me/pH76q-4IU

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September 1, 2011

After a brutal run-in with a boat’s propeller in June 2010, death seemed imminent for Andre the green sea turtle. Yet, by a miracle, a team of passionate and committed individuals, and the use of revolutionary technology, his life was saved. Although just one little turtle, Andre had a BIG message for the world. Read his emotional, INSPIRATIONAL story here: http://wp.me/pH76q-4HE

Bush Warriors Tattoo of the Day: AWESOME frog tattoo by Victor Policheri! Wow, you can almost feel the water splashing! Did ya know 1/3 of all amphibian species are threatened w/ extinction? What’s the diff between frogs & toads? Biggest frog in the world? Check these facts from SAVE THE FROGS! http://wp.me/pH76q-4I4

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Bush Warriors Species of the Day: CRITICALLY ENDANGERED Kaempfer’s Woodpecker–This bird was thought to be extinct for 80 yrs, before it was rediscovered in 2006. It’s threatened by extensive loss of its unique habitat, especially due to Brazil’s soya cultivation & other agricultural practices.  Some is even criminally burned to justify these uses.  Read it here:  http://wp.me/pH76q-4DL

Bush Warriors Photo of the Day: “Never Fear! The Termite Exterminator is Here!”–FABULOUS snap by Frank Solomon! At least 1 Asian pangolin is poached EVERY HR now. Are African species also under increasing threat? Poachers in Zimbabwe using ‘traditional laws’ & President Mugabe to escape charges? Read this: http://wp.me/pH76q-4Ih

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Bush Warriors Organization of the Day: Gabon Sea Turtle Partnership–A non-governmental organization committed to the conservation of sea turtles of Gabon, which is home to the world’s largest nesting Leatherback turtle population–a critically endangered species.  Hats of to GSTP!  Keep up the good work!  http://wp.me/pH76q-4It

Bush Warriors Video of the Day: “Romancing the Bag”–Did you know that plastic pieces in the ocean outweigh surface zooplankton in the Central North Pacific by a factor of 6:1? Ever heard of “Plastic Island”?  Help our planet by cutting down your consumption of plastic.  Check out these alarming facts!  http://wp.me/pH76q-4Iy

August 26, 2011

The saiga antelope–an animal that looks like it’s straight out of a Dr. Suess book–has suffered the FASTEST DECLINE EVER RECORDED for a mammalian species. It was reduced by over 90% in less than 40 years, after a major international wildlife organization mistakenly suggested saiga horns to replace rhino horns in traditional medicine. How much time is left for these beauties? http://wp.me/pH76q-4Hf

Bush Warriors Tattoo of the Day: PHENOMENAL shark tattoo by the one and only Dmitriy Samohin! That’s nuts!! Shark body parts used to make scooter handlebar grips? Some sharks give birth?? How do sharks sleep? Check out these shark facts! http://wp.me/pH76q-4Hh     Join us on Facebook at @Bush Warriors Inked Nation for Conservation

Bush Warriors Species of the Day: Madagascar’s Aquatic Tenrec is listed as VULNERABLE. This rare, semi-aquatic mammal is another victim of the nation’s rampant deforestation, with its vital riverine habitat being degraded by resultant siltation and soil erosion. Read more here: http://wp.me/pH76q-4Dn

Bush Warriors Photo of the Day: “Peace, Love, Chameleons”–SPECTACULAR chameleon photo by Zach Cooney! Wow! This one reminds us all to ‘stop and smell the roses’! How many chameleons are now endangered? What are the threats to these beautiful reptiles? Read all about em here: http://wp.me/pH76q-4Ho     Enter the contest on Facebook at @Bush Warriors Photo of The Day Contest

August 25, 2011

A recent series of rare, fatal shark attacks highlight myths that lead to unnecessary killing of these imperiled marine predators. Natal Sharks Board joins Seychelles fishermen in a ‘killer shark’ crusade, but conservationists say killing sharks is nothing new to this government agency. Their ‘shark control’ methods are not only highly controversial, but also quite lethal. http://wp.me/pH76q-4H3

August 23, 2011

Bush Warriors Tattoo of the Day: CRAZY squirrel tattoo by the legendary Stefano Alcantara! Squirrel tattoo, silly? More like AWESOME! Did you know 20% of the squirrel family is threatened with extinction? Did you know squirrels have a sort of ‘thumb’? Get squirrely w/ these squirrel facts! http://wp.me/pH76q-4GG

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Bush Warriors Species of the Day: ENDANGERED Tulotoma Snail–This rare freshwater invertebrate is endemic to 2 river systems in the state of Alabama and has been driven toward extinction by multiple human influences.  A good aquatic species to honor World Water Week!  Read more about it here:  http://wp.me/pH76q-4CE

Bush Warriors Photo of the Day: “A Little Tweetheart”–EXQUISITE Common Waxbill photo by John Deakin!  How cute!  These birds have a very interesting concept when it comes to protecting their nest from predators, do you know what it is? Find out here:  http://wp.me/pH76q-4GU

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August 22, 2011

Bush Warriors Tattoo of the Day: INCREDIBLE badger tattoo by Pittsburgh’s Steve Morris! Did u know groups of badgers are called ‘clans’ and their dens are called ‘sets’? Did u know there are 12 species of badger? Why were some gassed in their dens? Read it all here: http://wp.me/pH76q-4Gq

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Bush Warriors is going to the Whitehouse on September 22nd, World Rhino Day, to raise awareness about rhinos and urge President Obama to take action on the burgeoning rhino crisis! Come on, come all AND JOIN US in this Capitol event!  http://wp.me/pH76q-4Gf

Bush Warriors Photo of the Day: “Horns of Hope”–GORGEOUS rhino photo by Jonathan Pledger! Brush up on your rhino knowledge with these rhino facts! http://wp.me/pH76q-4GA     Enter the contest on Facebook at @Bush Warriors Photo of The Day Contest

August 19, 2011

As the Asia’s Big Cats talks come to a close today at the 61st annual CITES Standing Committee meeting (as well as the meeting itself), we thought we’d re-post this article to review some of the key points that need to be addressed for the conservation of tigers to be successful. http://wp.me/pH76q-4Ga

August 18, 2011

As the Asia’s Big Cats talks come to a close today at the 61st annual CITES Standing Committee meeting (as well as the meeting itself), we thought we’d re-post this article to review some of the key points that need to be addressed for the conservation of tigers to be successful. http://wp.me/pH76q-4Ga

Bush Warriors Tattoo of the Day: STUNNING owl tattoo by Ping Pong! What a cutie! Ever heard of the Pernambuco Pygmy Owl? Did you know it’s 1 of the world’s most endangered owls–if it hasn’t already gone extinct? Read more about these nocturnal birds of prey and threats to their survival here: http://wp.me/pH76q-4G5     Join us on Facebook at @Bush Warriors Inked Nation for Conservation

August 17, 2011

As discussions about the surge in illegal ivory trade continue in Geneva, we thought you might be interested in reviewing how the trade actually works.  Here’s an article we posted not long ago that sums it all up.  http://wp.me/pH76q-3EJ

August 16, 2011

Today is a day of sorrow, as strong voice for tigers and prominent wildlife activist, Shehla Masood, has been murdered in cold blood.  Shehla gave everything she had to what she believed in and there is much we can all learn from a TRUE Bush Warrior like her.  What did Shehla have that the enemies of wildlife do not? What can we take away from her tragic and untimely death?  Read on… http://wp.me/pH76q-4EZ

Bush Warriors Tattoo of the Day: RAD rhino tattoo by Lee of Taiwan’s Night Action Tattoo! Awesome, dude! UK Minister Benyan publicly calls the illegal rhino horn trade ‘archaic’, after >250 rhinos have been killed by poachers already this yr. The UK wants action taken! Read it: http://wp.me/pH76q-4Fi    Join us on Facebook at @Bush Warriors Inked Nation for Conservation

Bush Warriors Species of the Day: CRITICALLY ENDANGERED Seychelles Paradise-Flycatcher–These gorgeous birds are found only in the Seychelles archipelago, but how much longer will they even be found there? Read about the threats to this feathered beauty and the work being done to protect it here:  http://wp.me/pH76q-4D4

August 15, 2011 (Colombia’s National Cotton-Top Tamarin Day!)

A real live forest furby is in danger of extinction! Rampant deforestation and the illegal pet trade have landed Colombia’s Cotton-Top Tamarins on the CRITICALLY ENDANGERED list. Read more about them here and don’t forget to support the people fighting for them, Proyecto Titi! http://wp.me/pH76q-4Es

Bush Warriors Tattoo of the Day: Cotton-top Tamarin Day wouldn’t be complete without a RAD cotton-top tattoo by Sjef! How can trash save these critically endangered punk rocker monkeys? Let @Proyecto Titi show you how! It’s all about the eco-mochila.  Check this out: http://wp.me/pH76q-4Eo

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August 12, 2011

The Chinese government has repeatedly been questioned on their seemingly shameless failure to fulfill promises made at 2010’s International Tiger Summit to step up actions to save tigers, but they’ve refused to respond. Now, our friends at Environmental Investigation Agency are calling on CITES parties to put the heat on the Asian nation at a very important meeting next week. http://wp.me/pH76q-4Cr

Bush Warriors Tattoo of the Day: GORGEOUS zebra tattoo by Singapore’s Elvin Yong! It’s perfect! Are zebras black with white stripes? Or white with black stripes? There are 3 species of Zebra and they’re not all doing so well. What’s stripes got to do with it? Check it out: http://wp.me/pH76q-4CY

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Bush Warriors Species of the Day: The Marbled Cat is listed as VULNERABLE.  Although this arboreal, diurnal predator is being wiped out be rampant deforestation through out its Southeast Asian range, some areas still allow it to be hunted.  Read more here: http://wp.me/pH76q-4CW

Bush Warriors Photo of the Day: “Patiently Wading”–FANTASTIC Tri-Colored Heron photo by Sean McCully! Just gorgeous! These wading birds were 1 of the many victims of the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster last yr. Can we learn a lesson from this to prevent Arctic oil drilling? Read about these herons at the link! http://wp.me/pH76q-4DD

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August 11, 2011

The Obama Administration has just granted preliminary approval to Shell to drill for oil in the Arctic, despite the company recently admitting to spilling over 11 million gallons of oil in Nigeria in 2008 alone. Barely 1 yr after the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster, the US government is now entering a high stakes gamble, wagering the Arctic ecosystem, its wildlife, & its indigenous peoples. http://wp.me/pH76q-4BI

Bush Warriors Tattoo of the Day: STUNNING grizzly bear tattoo by Layn Hamilton! Wowza! Grizzlies were once plentiful across the western US, but today only about 1,000 remain in the continental US. Did you know these ursids exhibit “delayed implantation”? What the heck is that anyway?  http://wp.me/pH76q-4Ce

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August 9, 2011

In case you missed it Fri.: Profiteering suppliers of superstition-based traditional medicines are using unfounded claims about the medicinal powers of geckos to take advantage of people suffering from HIV, AIDS, cancer & other serious ailments. Organized crime syndicates have commercialized the trade and are now injecting the animals with silicone to make them larger and, thus, more valuable. http://wp.me/pH76q-4zQ

Bush Warriors Tattoo of the Day: EXQUISITE Mr. Sloth tattoo by Scapegoat Tattoo’s Ryan Mason! Killer! Did you know some sloths only poop and pee once a week?  Or that they sleep for around 15 hours a day? Read more about the world’s slowest mammals here! http://wp.me/pH76q-4B3

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Bush Warriors Species of the Day: CRITICALLY ENDANGERED Sahara Aphanius–A tiny little fish wiped out by a bad fisheries management decision, groundwater withdrawal, pollution and more.  Now unlikely to survive in the wild, can re-introduction save this tiny freshwater fish?  Read all about it here:  http://wp.me/pH76q-4Bb

WORLD WATER WEEK IS NEXT WEEK!!

Bush Warriors Photo of the Day: “Drink and Be Merry!”–EXTRAORDINARY Broadley’s Flat Lizard photo by Daniel Peel! Holy rainbow! You might recognize these stunning reptiles from the popular ‘Planet Earth’ TV series. Read about their interesting behaviors at the link!  http://wp.me/pH76q-4Bg

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Bush Warriors Organization of the Day: Bongo Surveillance Project– Striving to save the world’s last 103 remaining Mountain Bongos in Kenya, through community-based conservation, research, and protection!  We salute you, BSP!  Keep up the great work!  http://wp.me/pH76q-4Bm

Bush Warriors Video of the Day: “The Illegal Timber Trade Between Laos and Vietnam”– A follow up to our recent story on this subject. At least 102 wildlife species and 4 plant and tree species are already at risk of extinction in Lao forests.  Is a piece of furniture really worth losing them all?  See this: http://wp.me/pH76q-4Bp

August 8, 2011

A lot has been happening on the rhino front–some good news, some bad.  From Thai strippers, prostitutes, and drunken sex parties to rhino-killing rangers, questionable tv shows,and more.  Get the latest top 5 rhino stories all right here: http://wp.me/pH76q-4AF

There’s only less than one week left to take action… don’t miss your chance to do something for rhinos! HELP US FLOOD THEIR INBOX WITH YOUR LETTERS! http://wp.me/pH76q-4vB

August 5, 2011

Profiteering suppliers of superstition-based traditional medicines are using unfounded claims about the medicinal powers of geckos to take advantage of people suffering from HIV, AIDS, cancer & other serious ailments. Organized crime syndicates have commercialized the trade and are now injecting the animals with silicone to make them larger and, thus, more valuable.  http://wp.me/pH76q-4zQ

August 4, 2011

In case u missed it Monday: There’s only about 50 Orange-Bellied Parrots left in the wild! Most have never heard of them, but they may be gone in just 3-5 yrs. Will it join Oceania’s Christmas Island Pipistrelle, Tasmanian Tiger, Pig-Footed Bandicoot, Laughing Owl, & Southern Gastric Brooding Frog on the list of little known species now gone 4ever? WAKE UP WORLD! WE’RE ABOUT TO LOSE THIS BIRD! http://wp.me/pH76q-4y3

Bush Warriors Tattoo of the Day: WICKED black and white of a Great White by Werni! Nice! A Scarface of the sea! Read some facts about Shark Week’s favorite species and check out the Shark Week you WON’T see on TV, at the link!  http://wp.me/pH76q-4zj

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CONGRATULATIONS to Frank Solomon! Winner of the March Photo of the Month!  Great work, Frank!  http://wp.me/PH76q-4lj

Bush Warriors Species of the Day: The Blue River Crab is listed as VULNERABLE and is found only in South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal. It’s one of earth’s very few terrestrial crabs and it is now more endangered than the white rhino! Learn about them here: http://wp.me/pH76q-4rr

Another CONGRATULATIONS to the first June Photo of the Week winner, Anton vd Eynde! His gorgeous tiger photo will go on to compete for the Photo of the Month and a chance to win a free month pass at Animoto!  Great job, Anton! http://wp.me/PH76q-48g

Bush Warriors Photo of the Day: “Who Doesn’t Love a Butterfly!?”–EXCELLENT butterfly photo by Rudra Kamol! Lovely! Butterflies are key indicators of environmental health, but many are in decline around the world. Consider helping them with an ECO-FRIENDLY butterfly garden! Here are some tips: http://wp.me/pH76q-4zF

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Bush Warriors Organization of the Day: Aware Trust– Veterinarians helping domestic animals, their owners, and saving wildlife, all in the same vein!  Check out their work here and give them your support!  http://wp.me/pH76q-4zL

August 3, 2011

TV’s ‘Shark Week’ shattered records when it premiered this past Sunday, but of the millions of people tuning in, how many will take action for these imperiled animals? http://wp.me/pH76q-4z5

Based on emails we’ve been CC’d on, only 11 Bush Warriors have written letters for rhinos so far. Less than two weeks left… don’t miss your chance to do something for rhinos! HELP US FLOOD THEIR INBOX WITH YOUR LETTERS! http://wp.me/pH76q-4vB

August 2, 2011

There’s only about 50 Orange-Bellied Parrots left in the wild! Most have never heard of them, but they may be gone in just 3-5 years. Will it join Oceania’s Christmas Island Pipistrelle, Tasmanian Tiger, Pig-Footed Bandicoot, Laughing Owl, and Southern Gastric Brooding Frog on the list of little known species that are now gone forever? WAKE UP WORLD! WE’RE ABOUT TO LOSE THIS BIRD!  http://wp.me/pH76q-4y3

Bush Warriors Tattoo of the Day: RAD flamingo tattoo by Carrie Smith! Love those bright colors! What is unique about the way flamingos eat? Why are they pink? How many species are there? Find out here! http://wp.me/pH76q-4yB

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Bush Warriors Species of the Day: CRITICALLY ENDANGERED Pale-Headed Brush-Finch! Another feathered victim of habitat loss and degradation and introduced species. What has prevented their extinction so far?  Read this… http://wp.me/pH76q-4rf   GET YOUR BIRD ON!

Bush Warriors Photo of the Day: “Freeze Frame”—HUMM-AZING hummingbird photo by John Ward! Incredible! How fast can hummingbirds fly? How fast do their hearts beat? Did you know at least 14% of the world’s hummingbirds are threatened with extinction?  Check out these fascinating facts! http://wp.me/pH76q-4yM

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Bush Warriors Organization of the Day: Limbe Wildlife Centre—In addition to primates, reptiles, and other animals this Cameroonian organization saves from humans, they’ve also been involved in rescuing bird from the exotic bird trade! Read more about this wonderful, grassroots conservation organization here! http://wp.me/pH76q-4yT

Bush Warriors Video of the Day: “Critically Endangered Parrot Humps Man’s Head”– An extremely rare yet hilarious moment caught on tape!  http://wp.me/pH76q-4yZ

Have you flexed your voice for rhinos and written your letter yet?  If not, why not?  Less than 2 weeks left to act!  RHINOS NEED YOUR LETTERS!!! http://wp.me/pH76q-4vB

July 29, 2011

Yesterday, Environmental Investigation Agency exposed the Vietnamese military for their involvement in cross-border timber smuggling from Laos PDR. EU and US demand for rare wood furniture fuels this rampant deforestation. As today is Global Tiger Day, we take a look at what this means for tigers and other forest wildlife.  WHY SHOULD ANY OF US CARE? Read on…  http://wp.me/pH76q-4xb

Bush Warriors Tattoo of the Day: INSANE tiger tattoo by the legendary Tom Renshaw! Holy cats! On top of evading poachers and trying to find a place to live, are these predators also having trouble finding ‘love’? TODAY IS GLOBAL TIGER DAY, so go to the link for just one way you can help these animals http://wp.me/pH76q-4xN

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Bush Warriors Photo of the Day: “The Noble One”—EXQUISITE tiger photo by Shazaad Kasmani! A stunning image to be shared with the world on this Global Tiger Day! 1 of Thailand’s biggest tourist attractions, the Tiger Temple, isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Read about their deep, dark secrets here: http://wp.me/pH76q-4xS

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It’s Global Tiger Day! So why not check out and SHARE these 20 little known tiger facts! http://wp.me/pH76q-1J8

A CALL TO ACTION FOR RHINOS! Your letters needed! Only 18 days left, so HELP US FLOOD THEIR INBOX WITH YOUR LETTERS! http://wp.me/pH76q-4vB

July 28, 2011

Last week authorities seized hundreds of dead sharks–ALL threatened species–from a ship illegally fishing in the Galapagos Marine Reserve. The bodies were returned to the sea, as 3 of the criminals watched. Illegal shark fishing skyrocketed in the Galapagos following the collapse of local sea cucumber fisheries, which (like shark fishing) are also driven mainly by Far East demand. http://wp.me/pH76q-4wc

Bush Warriors Tattoo of the Day: BADASS shark ‘angel’ tattoo by Josh Woods! It’s almost ” & u know what that means: lots of fear-mongering hype about sharks. At least, there are REAL Shark Angels out there busting myths & telling what’s more important: 73 MILLION sharks r killed by man every yr! Check it: http://wp.me/pH76q-4wO

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Bush Warriors Species of the Day: CRITICALLY ENDANGERED Cave Catfish–Thought to be one of the most threatened fishes in the world, this species lives in only a single pool deep in a cave in Namibia.  But that pool is quickly being drained as a water supply for human settlements.  Learn about it here and spread the word! A blind fish needs your voice! http://wp.me/pH76q-4rk

Bush Warriors Photo of the Day: “Not a Karate Move.  Not a Locust.  A Grasshopper.”– SPECTACULAR grasshopper photo by April Barci! Wow!  What’s the difference between a grasshopper and a locust?  What makes locusts swarm? How many grasshopper species are facing extinction? Learn it all here: http://wp.me/pH76q-4×3

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A CALL TO ACTION FOR RHINOS! Your letters needed! Only 19 days left, so HELP US FLOOD THEIR INBOX WITH YOUR LETTERS! http://wp.me/pH76q-4vB

July 26, 2011

LAST CALL for votes in a June Photo of the Week poll and the March Photo of the Month poll.  Both are closing tonight, so cast your votes for your favorite photos quick!  http://wp.me/PH76q-3z6

A CALL TO ACTION FOR RHINOS! White rhinos are the only rhino species of which any trade is permitted.  We’ve published the letter we’re sending to the US Fish and Wildlife Service recommending them to propose this species for listing under CITES Appendix I, which would prohibit their trade.  Please use it as a reference, take action for rhinos and HELP US FLOOD THEIR INBOX WITH YOUR LETTERS! http://wp.me/pH76q-4vB

Bush Warriors Tattoo of the Day: UNBELIEVABLE tiger tattoo by the legendary Petri Syrjala! Incredible endangered species art!! Did U know there are about 3x as many tigers being kept in private collections in the US than there are in the wild? How many stripes does a tiger have? It’s all at the link: http://wp.me/pH76q-4vI    Join us on Facebook at @Bush Warriors Inked Nation for Conservation

Bush Warriors Species of the Day: CRITICALLY ENDANGERED Jamaican Iguana—With only about 100 adults left, this species is one of the rarest lizards in the world and was once thought extinct already.  Read about them and the efforts undertaken to save these reptiles here: http://wp.me/pH76q-4r6

Bush Warriors Photo of the Day: “Making Eyes at You”–FANTASTIC owl photo by Mickey Verma! What extraordinary birds! Did you know there are over 200 species of owl on our planet?  Did you know that poaching is one of their greatest threats?  Read more here: http://wp.me/pH76q-4vX

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July 25, 2011

In case you missed it Friday: PANGOLINS ARE NOW BEING POACHED AT A RATE OF AT LEAST ONE EVERY HOUR!  The superstition-driven trends are extremely concerning, with seemingly no end in sight.  Will they fade from existence, hidden in the shadows of more charismatic species?  They need your voice.  Take action for pangolins now! http://wp.me/pH76q-4ub

Bush Warriors Tattoo of the Day: GORGEOUS Indian Rhino tattoo by Johan Losand Hard! Wonderful piece with an Asian style twist! GREAT NEWS for the Greater One-Horned Rhinos—India is having a rhino baby boom!  7 born over last 4 months! Read on: http://wp.me/pH76q-4uV

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CONGRATULATIONS TO Nobby Natalie Clarke, winner of this Photo of the Week!  Clarke’s beautiful hornbill pic will go on to compete for the May Photo of the Month!  Great job and good luck!  http://wp.me/PH76q-48m

Bush Warriors Species of the Day: ENDANGERED Oreochromis karonga–1 of 3 ‘chambo’ fish found in Lake Malawi.  This fish has suffered a 70% decline in 10 yrs due to overfishing. What’s so unique about this species’ parental techniques?  Check it out here: http://wp.me/pH76q-4r1

21% of all freshwater fish species found in continental Africa are threatened with extinction!

Bush Warriors Photo of the Day: “Sssssmile!”—WONDERFUL snake photo by Karthi Keyan! Did you know there are around 2,900 species of snake on our planet? How many are venomous? How many are endangered? What’s the largest? Smallest? Check out these snake facts at the link! http://wp.me/pH76q-4vn     Enter the contest on Facebook at @Bush Warriors Photo of The Day Contest

Bush Warriors Organization of the Day: Rhino Fund Uganda— The first and only efforts to repopulate Uganda with rhinos–which hasn’t had any of these animals since 1982 due to poaching. In the process, they raise awareness and provide jobs for many locals! Support RFU and the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary! http://wp.me/pH76q-4vu

July 22, 2011

Figures from fourteen 2011 seizures suggest PANGOLINS ARE NOW BEING POACHED AT A RATE OF AT LEAST ONE EVERY HOUR!  The superstition-driven trends are extremely concerning, with seemingly no end in sight.  Will they fade from existence, hidden in the shadows of more charismatic species?  They need your voice.  Take action for pangolins now! http://wp.me/pH76q-4ub

July 21, 2011

Our Founder, Dori Gurwitz, was just 19 when he witnessed, 1st-hand, Kenya’s first burning of ivory stockpiles 22 yrs ago.  Here, he shares his experience, which has been deeply engrained in his mind ever since.  On behalf of Bush Warriors, Dori salutes Kenya for doing it again and joins the growing voice asking all other countries to follow suit by burning ALL ivory & rhino horn stockpiles.  http://wp.me/pH76q-4sy

Bush Warriors Tattoo of the Day: AWESOME narwhal tattoo by The Jade Mermaid’s Joe Bass! Now, that’s a tattoo and an animal you don’t see every day.  They’re called “the ocean’s unicorns”, but is their “horns” putting them at risk? Read about it here: http://wp.me/pH76q-4tG

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Bush Warriors Species of the Day: The Solomon Island Palm Frog is listed as ‘Vulnerable’, due to continued habitat loss stemming from rampant deforestation.  It’s habitat is in urgent need of increased protection, if it is to have a chance.  Save the frogs!  http://wp.me/pH76q-4mM

Bush Warriors Photo of the Day: “Hanging Out”—GORGEOUS photo of a Grey-Headed Flying Fox by Sarah Menzies! Love it! These bats are considered ‘Vulnerable’ and are endemic to eastern Australia. So, why is one politician proposing a mass culling of them?  Find out at the link: http://wp.me/pH76q-4u3

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July 20, 2011

In a monumental move today, Kenya again burned ivory stockpiles that represent the horrific slaughter of some 600 elephants.  Our friends at Environmental Investigation Agency are calling for all other countries to follow their actions and burn ALL ivory stockpiles.  Bush Warriors stands behind them in making this demand.  TAKE ACTION FOR ELEPHANTS!  http://wp.me/pH76q-4sz

Bush Warriors Tattoo of the Day: PHENOMENAL elephant tattoo by Dmitriy Samohin! WOW! Is it true an ele never forgets? YES! And that’s precisely why the matriach of the herd is so important! Find out how poaching these individuals impacts the population here… http://wp.me/pH76q-4sZ

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And let’s not forget the monarch of the savannah’s forest counterpart–the ENDANGERED Asian elephant, which is today’s Bush Warriors SPECIES OF THE DAY!  With now only about 40,000 left, these giants are relying solely on us to save them from extinction.  TAKE ACTION FOR ELEPHANTS!  http://wp.me/pH76q-4t6

Bush Warriors tribe, we have a few photo contest polls open right now, that are just WAITING for your votes!  Please take a few moments to vote on each one and to support our talented conservation photographers! More will be open soon, so stay tuned!  http://wp.me/PH76q-3z6

Bush Warriors Photo of the Day: “Elephants on Parade”–BREATHTAKING elephant photo by Alexander Zeverijn! Incredible! Is that Colonel Hathi’s cousin in the lead?🙂 How much do eles weigh at birth? How much do they eat?! Check out these ele facts! http://wp.me/pH76q-4tg

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Bush Warriors Organization of the Day: Elephant Pepper Development Trust–Aside from poaching, conflict with humans is another serious threat to elephants.  EPDT uses innovative approaches to mitigate such conflict.  Show them your support!  We salute you!  TAKE ACTION FOR ELEPHANTS! Find out how here:   http://wp.me/pH76q-4to

July 19, 2011

Missed our live interview with Rights For Rhinos’s Spoon and Paul yesterday? Don’t worry. You can watch the recording! Check it out here: http://tinyurl.com/3z9e4qv

July 18, 2011

Happy Mandela Day, everyone! For 67 of his 93 years, Nelson Mandela fought for the rights of all and encouraged unity as a way of life.  He is a legend to humanity and his efforts extend far beyond us humans. Madiba is a proponent of the environment, too! We encourage you all to join us today in taking 67 minutes to give back to each other and to our planet! HAPPY BIRTHDAY MADIBA! http://wp.me/pH76q-4s3

Bush Warriors Tattoo of the Day: SEXY panda tattoo by Rachel at Tattoo Shed! Did you know pandas spend 10-16 hours a day pigging out on bamboo? Did you know there are only 1,600 pandas left? Check out these panda facts at the link! http://wp.me/pH76q-4m9

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Bush Warriors Photo of the Day: “Like True Beauty, Does Not Come With a Price Tag”—EXTRAORDINARY tiger photo by Mr. Bhatti Ijaz! Absolutely unbelievable photo! Read about the devastating loss of these majestic, iconic animals at the link: http://wp.me/pH76q-4sk

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July 17, 2011

Bush Warriors tribe, it’s come to our attention that a well-known member of the rhino conservation community has done the unthinkable… by recently selling a rhino to the internationally-despised Dawie Groenewald (alleged rhino poaching syndicate mastermind). Is she justified? Or has she betrayed the imperiled rhinos and damaged conservation efforts? Tell us how you feel. http://wp.me/pH76q-4rz

How much do you know about GREAT WHITE SHARKS? Test your knowledge with these 20 fascinating facts about one of earth’s more endangered shark species! For example, did you know a great white can store up to 10% of its body mass in food, all in only a single lobe of its stomach?! http://wp.me/pH76q-4rZ

July 12, 2011

It is with great sorrow that we report that an entire pride of Namibia’s rare desert lions have been wiped out by humans through hunting and poisoning.  Desert Lion Conservation’s Dr. Flip Stander calls it “the end of an era” and we can’t agree more.  The pride’s last three members were found poisoned to death only days ago.  http://wp.me/pH76q-4q3

Bush Warriors Tattoo of the Day: FANTASTIC fox and bird tattoo by Portland, Oregon’s Brian T. Wilson! Stunning! What the fox?! Are we seriously about to lose two fox species to extinction? Read about that and more fascinating fox facts here! http://wp.me/pH76q-4m5

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Bush Warriors Species of the Day: CRITICALLY ENDANGERED Hirola– Only a few hundred of these beautiful ungulates left, as they now face “imminent extinction”. Can we save them before it’s too late?  Read about them here:  http://wp.me/pH76q-4mg

Bush Warriors Photo of the Day: “Humans.  SO Overrated.”–PHENOMENAL shot by Keon Robertson of some beautiful young lions!  After today’s heartbreaking story, we couldn’t leave the day on such a bad note for these kitties.  Check out these must-know lion facts and soak up the beauty of this imperiled animal.  http://wp.me/pH76q-4qK

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July 11, 2011

In a joint operation, South African authorities have apprehended 3 people involved in, what seems to be, a possible international illegal wildlife trade ring, but concern is mounting about their punishments.  Are canned hunting and trophy hunting industries responsible for enabling these crimes?  http://wp.me/pH76q-4oH

Bush Warriors Tattoo of the Day: GORGEOUS manatee tattoo by Low Tide Tattoo’s White Trash Matt (yep, that’s really his name!). Beautiful! What’s the difference between manatees & dugongs? Did u know all 3 species of manatee are threatened w/ extinction? Why? How many are left? Peep it out, peeps: http://wp.me/pH76q-4m1

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June’s last Photo of the Week poll is now open!  Support our talented wildlife photographers by casting your vote for your favorite photo!  http://wp.me/PH76q-4mk

Bush Warriors Species of the Day: CRITICALLY ENDANGERED Tahiti Monarch–Sadly, there may be as few as only 23 of these beautiful flycatchers left! Invasive plants, introduced predators, and introduced bird species may be behind their demise.  Read about these feathered beauties here: http://wp.me/pH76q-4lO

The March Photo of the Month poll is open now, too! Get in and lock in your votes, and share the opportunity with others🙂 http://wp.me/PH76q-4lj

Bush Warriors Photo of the Day: “GOOD Hair Day”–INCREDIBLE Martial Eagle photo by Mr. Shazaad Kasmani!  Shazaad clearly caught this bird of prey on a good hair day, look at those feathers!  This species was recently uplisted to the ‘Near Threatened’ category.  Why?  Find out here: http://wp.me/pH76q-4py

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July 8, 2011

S. Africa’s rhino poaching is out of control, poacher conviction rates are <5%, ~200 rhinos killed this year, ‘Groenewald Gang’ back to business as usual at the government’s approval, Irish mafia stealing rhino horns from museums, & a woman is hospitalized for an allergic reaction to rhino horn.  Why haven’t we been able to stop it? Don’t be distracted. The answers are right in front of you. http://wp.me/pH76q-4nZ

Bush Warriors Video of the Day: “Baboon Eats Baby Impala Alive”—Nature can be cruel, but a predator’s got to eat!  Killing for food is one thing, but killing to protect investments?  Is the Forestry Stewardship Council sanctioning the unnecessary slaughter of South Africa’s baboons? Check this out: http://wp.me/pH76q-4oq

July 7, 2011

Over half the world’s turtle and tortoise species are now facing extinction, making them more endangered than birds, mammals, or even amphibians. East Asia’s insatiable demand for turtles and tortoises, habitat loss, and other human-caused threats have fueled their demise, and mismanagement of these fragile species might be making matters worse.  http://wp.me/pH76q-4n6

Bush Warriors Tattoo of the Day: STUNNING and artsy lion tattoo by Ian White! Africa’s top cat in a top hat!  How do lady lions choose their men? Could we lose these animals in the next 20 years? Get your lion on at the link! http://wp.me/pH76q-4lY

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Bush Warriors Species of the Day: CRITICALLY ENDANGERED Central American River Turtle–This very unique turtle has been majorly overexploited for local human consumption and joins the 190 other freshwater turtles facing imminent extinction in the world.  http://wp.me/pH76q-4m3

Bush Warriors Photo of the Day: “Bloodsucker? I Think Not!”–GORGEOUS Eastern Garden Lizard (AKA Bloodsucker Lizard) photo by Mansur Ahamed! Incredible colors! This species is native to Asia, but has been introduced to many other places in the world, such as in Florida.  Read more about them here! http://wp.me/pH76q-4nS

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July 4, 2011

We’ve re-posted this fantastic article by World Parrot Trust’s Steve Boyes regarding a feathered extinction taking place on our planet today.  Has the exotic bird trade and habitat loss spelled doom for Africa’s parrots?  A shocking account of the current state of the continent’s most-wanted feathered beauties…  http://wp.me/pH76q-4mo

Bush Warriors Tattoo of the Day: FABULOUS sea dragon tattoo by Ryan Mason at Portland, Oregon’s Scapegoat Tattoo! Beautiful! What the hell is a sea dragon?  Well there are 2 kinds: leafies and weedies.  Read about them here!  http://wp.me/pH76q-4lV

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Bush Warriors Species of the Day: CRITICALLY ENDANGERED Mountain Pygmy-Possum–An endemic species of Australia nearing extinction.  What’s skiing and Bogong Moths have to do with their plight?  It’s all here: http://wp.me/pH76q-4lD

Bush Warriors Photo of the Day: “Something You Don’t See Every Day”—AMAZING aardvark photo by Gordon Brown! A rare photo op, for sure! Are aardvarks threatened? Do they hold magical powers? Some seem to think so. Check it out… http://wp.me/pH76q-4mB

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Bush Warriors Organization of the Day: SANCCOB—South Africa’s sea bird and penguin heroes! Doing whatever it takes, SANCCOB saves seabirds! Oil spills, rehabilitation of injured and orphaned coastal birds, and more! Read all about their fantastic work here! We salute you SANCCOB, keep up the great work! http://wp.me/pH76q-4mI

July 1, 2011

Bush Warriors Tattoo of the Day: AWESOME platypus tattoo by Stephen Knight! Love this! An Australian icon! The platypus is a very strange animal–a mammal that lays eggs and has venemous spurs?! Read about them here! http://wp.me/pH76q-4le     Join us on Facebook at @Bush Warriors Inked Nation for Conservation

Bush Warriors Species of the Day: The Cainarachi Poison Frog is listed as VULNERABLE.  Endemic to a small area of Peru, destructive human activities continues to reduce this amphibian’s habitat.  http://wp.me/pH76q-4ky

Photo of the Week poll is now open for last week!  Support the talented conservation photographers by casting your vote for your favorite photo!  http://wp.me/PH76q-4ju

Bush Warriors Photo of the Day: “Don’t Mess With the Frog.”—OUTSTANDING frog photo by Mike Lesch! Frog-mazing!! Almost a third of all amphibian species are facing extinction. Check out some CRAZY frog facts from SAVE THE FROGS! at the link!  http://wp.me/pH76q-4lv

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June 30, 2011

Tigers are to forests, as picks are to afros. It’s only natural. Check out our new “Tigers are Groovy, Can You Dig It?” shirt at our new Facebook store! All payments made via PayPal for security! And you don’t need a PayPal account to do it🙂 http://www.facebook.com/BushWarriorsWorldWide?sk=app_137036186323012

Florida has proposed some law changes that would provide increased protection for tiger sharks and hammerheads in state waters, but some fishermen are furious over the proposed law changes. The Fish and Wildlife Commission wants YOUR input! Help Florida’s sharks! http://wp.me/pH76q-4kc

Bush Warriors Tattoo of the Day: SEXY shark tattoo by Billy from Rocksteady Tattoo in Virginia! That’s a HOT shark! Tens of millions of sharks are killed every year to make soup, but is the soup toxic to eat?  Just how toxic?  Read it here: http://wp.me/pH76q-4kK

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Bush Warriors Species of the Day: The Pinta Island Tortoise is now EXTINCT IN THE WILD and there is only one left in captivity.  Can you imagine being the only one left of your kind?  That’s probably how Lonesome George feels! Read about their plight at the link: http://wp.me/pH76q-4jR

Bush Warriors Photo of the Day: “The Pondering Parrot”–EXQUISITE photo of a Rueppell’s Parrot by Chris Wildblood! Beautiful!! These birds were extensively removed from their natural habitat for the exotic bird trade in the ’90s. Today, African parrots remain the world’s most traded parrots.  Read more here:  http://wp.me/pH76q-4jY

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Bush Warriors Organization of the Day: Shark Angels— Fighting to save the world’s dwindling sharks with awareness, education, and direct shark-saving action.  Anyone can be a Shark Angel, so become one today!  Great work Shark Angels!  http://wp.me/pH76q-4l5

Poachers beware. Secret Agent Gorilla (007) has a license to kill. Get yours today, right here on Facebook! Secure, PayPal transactions. Help us keep our operations going by getting yourself one of our new shirts! Just go to: http://tinyurl.com/42abe2m

June 29, 2011

CONGRATULATIONS to our Photo of the Week winner, Richard Millar! Richard’s INCREDIBLE lion photo will now go on to compete for the March Photo of the Month and a chance to win his own Animoto account and a Bush Warriors t-shirt! Great work, Richard! http://wp.me/PH76q-49i

Lookie lookie! We have new shirts to warm your wildlife-loving hearts, Bush Warriors! And it’s as easy as shopping right here on Facebook! Check out our four new designs on our new Facebook store! tinyurl.com/42abe2m

CONGRATULATIONS to another Photo of the Week winner, Fred von Winckelmann! Watch for Fred’s ADORABLE baby giraffe photo in the upcoming March Photo of the Month poll! Well done, Mr. von Winckelmann! http://wp.me/PH76q-499

Gorillas know a good snare can only be found in sick jungle tracks, not sick jungle traps. Get your “Jungle Jam” t-shirt and support Bush Warriors right on Facebook–it’s that easy! tinyurl.com/42abe2m

Another big KUDOS for another Photo of the Week winner: Frank Solomon!  If you loved his webbed horns photo, you’ll get another chance to vote for it in the March Photo of the Month poll!  Congrats Frank!  http://wp.me/PH76q-48T

June 27, 2011

Bush Warriors Tattoo of the Day: AMAZING meerkat tattoo by Russia’s Katerina Mikky! Incredible work… wow! How many words can a meerkat say? How does it differ from a mongoose? Check this out! http://wp.me/pH76q-4jG Join the movement on Facebook at @Bush Warriors Inked Nation for Conservation

Bush Warriors Species of the Day: The Red Serow is listed as ‘NEAR THREATENED’ and is another victim of habitat loss and overhunting for meat and traditional Asian medicine trade. Can red serows be saved before it is too late? http://wp.me/pH76q-4jO

June 24, 2011

At this half way point in the year, we thought it would be a good time to re-post this article and remind you about the poaching of Madagascar’s lemurs, which threatens to take them to extinction! Are the Chinese involved? http://wp.me/pH76q-4j6

Bush Warriors Tattoo of the Day: GORGEOUS penguin tattoo by Eddie at Skin Factory in Las Vegas! Why have 600 dead Magellan penguins washed up on the shores of Uruguay? Read about it at the link: http://wp.me/pH76q-4iq     Join us on Facebook at @Bush Warriors Inked Nation for Conservation

Bush Warriors Species of the Day: ENDANGERED Banggai Cardinalfish—Endemic to a small island chain in Indonesia. Over 9,000 are removed from coral reefs for the aquarium trade every year! http://wp.me/pH76q-4iA

June 23, 2011

Why are ‘angry mobs’ killing wildlife in India? Shocking, disturbing, and graphic videos highlight the brutalities of human-wildlife conflict. Bush Warriors weigh in on the abuse of our natural world. http://wp.me/pH76q-4iE

Bush Warriors Species of the Day: ENDANGERED Otter Civet— Another victim of the expanding palm oil industry, this mammal has suffered an alarming 50% decline over the last 15 years.  http://wp.me/pH76q-4iv

Bush Warriors Tattoo of the Day: KILLER Komodo Dragon tattoo by Russia’s Pavel Ptax! Badass ink for a badass animal!  These are probably one of the fiercest predators on our planet.  Read about how they eviscerate their prey at the link! Let’s save them before they go extinct! http://wp.me/pH76q-4io

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June 22, 2011

Bush Warriors Tattoo of the Day: AWESOME shark tattoo by Katerina Mikky! A rad black and grey!  How do sharks move through their ocean habitat?  Do they have some kind of mental GPS navigation system?  Check this out! http://wp.me/pH76q-4ii Join us on Facebook at @Bush Warriors Inked Nation for Conservation

June 21, 2011

While in South Africa, Bush Warriors’ Sarah Pappin had a chance to interview FreeMe Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre’s Nicci Wright about the challenges of wildlife rehabilitation.  It’s not an easy job, but someone’s got to do it! Nicci talks about the wildlife in the ‘muti’ trade, what it takes to release them, general wildlife conservation issues, and even rhinos.  http://wp.me/pH76q-4hw

Bush Warriors Tattoo of the Day: FABULOUS Fennec Fox tattoo by Jason Vaughn! How cute!!!  Fennec Foxes are the world’s smallest fox species and are found only in northern Africa.  What makes them so perfect for the desert life? What’s their biggest threat? Read all about ’em at the link! http://wp.me/pH76q-4i2 Join us on Facebook at @Bush Warriors Inked Nation for Conservation

Bush Warriors Photo of the Day: “That Jezebel!”—STUNNING Black Jezebel Butterfly photo by Miss Rebecca Tigris! What a beauty!  Did you know there are between 15,000-20,000 species of butterflies on our planet? Check out these butterfly facts!  http://wp.me/pH76q-4i8 Enter the contest on Facebook at @Bush Warriors Photo of The Day Contest

June 20, 2011

We originally featured this story on the Faroe Islands’ annual pilot whale slaughter back in February. However, we’ve reposted it to bring continued awareness to theissue. Is the Faroese government negligently condoning the poisoning of its own people? 2010 saw the highest number of these whales being killed in 14 years. What does this mean for the species? http://wp.me/pH76q-4h0

Bush Warriors Tattoo of the Day: UNBELIEVABLE parrot tattoo by Russia’s Den! It looks like a photo! Amazing! Did you know that some 65,000-78,500 parrots are illegally captured from the wild in Mexico every yr, for the exotic pet trade? Roughly 75% of them die before they ever reach their owners! Read more… http://wp.me/pH76q-4h3 Join us on Facebook at Bush Warriors Inked Nation for Conservation

Bush Warriors Species of the Day: ENDANGERED Lesser Antillean Iguana—A victim of habitat loss, overhunting, and predation from introduced predators, like feral pigs, dogs, and cats. Can we save this reptile before it’s too late? http://wp.me/pH76q-4h9

Bush Warriors Photo of the Day: “Always Smiling”—BEAUTIFUL mommy sloth photo by Karen Johnstone! They’re always smiling! Can you spot her baby? How long do sloths sleep for? Why is their poop so important? Read all about it at the link!  http://wp.me/pH76q-4he Enter the contest on Facebook at @Bush Warriors Photo of the Day Contest

Bush Warriors Organization of the Day: Cape Leopard Trust— Working with local communities to save the unique leopards of South Africa’s Cederberg mountains.  Support CLT’s outstanding work!  We salute you Cape Leopard Trust!  http://wp.me/pH76q-4hl

Bush Warriors Video of the Day: “Man Shot with Arrow, Then Hit by Bus, After Littering”— Why did all this happen to this guy?  You’ll have to watch it to see.  Remember… “It all comes back to us.”  http://wp.me/pH76q-4hq

June 16, 2011

Just in from Environmental Investigation Agency: On the day Indonesia’s landmark moratorium on forest conversion was signed and celebrated, it was actively being broken in a crime-riddled province.  Worse yet, is Norway profiting off it? Many endangered species are gravely threatened by rampant deforestation sweeping across Indonesia to make way for palm oil plantations.  http://wp.me/pH76q-4ff

Bush Warriors Tattoo of the Day: KILLER sailfish tattoo by Angel Sanders!  Beautiful colors for a beautiful fish! There are 2 species of sailfish. 1 is said to be able to reach speeds of up to 110 km per hour!  The other can release 4.5-4.8 million eggs at time, which hatch in just 36 hours! Read more here: http://wp.me/pH76q-4fz Join us on Facebook at @Bush Warriors Inked Nation for Conservation!

Bush Warriors Species of the Day: CRITICALLY ENDANGERED Itatiaia Highland Frog of Brazil.  This little amphibian could very well be extinct already, as no one has seen one in about 30 years!  Read more about them at the link: http://wp.me/pH76q-4fH At least one third of all amphibian species are now facing extinction😦

Bush Warriors Photo of the Day: “So Pretty, They Named a Shoe After Me”—FANTASTIC African croc photo by Fred von Winckelmann! Gorgeous! Over half of all 13 crocodile species are threatened with extinction? How can U tell the difference between a croc & a gator? Check this out! http://wp.me/pH76q-4fO Enter contest on Facebook Bush Warriors Photo of The Day Contest

Bush Warriors Species of the Day: ENDANGERED Lesser Antillean Iguana—A victim of habitat loss, overhunting, and predation from introduced predators, like feral pigs, dogs, and cats.  Can we save this reptile before it’s too late?  http://wp.me/pH76q-4h9

June 15, 2011

Australian endurance swimmer, Penny Palfrey, broke a world record for the longest unassisted oceanic swim over this past weekend, but 3 critically endangered sharks were brutally slaughtered in the process. Many say it’s indicative of ongoing problems that now threaten at least 1/3 of the world’s shark species with extinction..  Were the violent acts warranted? We want to know what you think! http://wp.me/pH76q-4eF

Bush Warriors Tattoo of the Day: RAD shark tattoo by David Laszlo! Great scene, great detail, GREAT shading! Even though 150 sharks are killed every single minute somewhere in the world, one Hong Kong shark fin trader insists, “Who said they are going to be extinct?” Read about it here: http://wp.me/pH76q-4f0 Join us on Facebook at @Bush Warriors Inked Nation for Conservation

Bush Warriors Photo of the Day: “The King of Africa’s Waterways”—BREATH-TAKING photo of an African Fish Eagle by Joel Newman! WOW! Stunning!!  These birds are the National Bird of two African countries…do you know which ones? What do they eat, besides fish? It’s all at the link: http://wp.me/pH76q-4f6 Enter contest on Facebook at @Bush Warriors Photo of The Day Contest

June 14, 2011

Ee-i-ee-i-OH NO! South Africa is losing a rhino every 21.8 hours and new evidence has emerged on China’s apparent plans to farm the imperiled animals, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton warns Africa of foreign investors’ exploitation of African natural resources, and South Africa strengthens political relations with the second largest rhino horn-consuming nation in the world.  http://wp.me/pH76q-4e2

Bush Warriors Tattoo of the Day: AWESOME rhino tattoo with a hint of traditional Asian style, by Adam Hays! How cool!! How many species of rhino are there? How many live in Africa? Asia? How many are left?  It’s all at the link! http://wp.me/pH76q-4es Join us on Facebook at @Bush Warriors Inked Nation for Conservation

Bush Warriors Photo of the Day: “The Crown Jewel of India and Nepal”–Rare and INCREDIBLE shot of an Indian Rhino (also called a Greater One-Horned Rhino) by Bhatti Ijaz! Did you know this species was once reduced to <200 individuals? Read about this precious, rare Asian rhino at the link!  http://wp.me/pH76q-4ey Enter the contest on Facebook at @Bush Warriors Photo of The Day Contest

June 13, 2011

Representatives of governments, UN agencies, NGOs, and organizations around the world met last week to discuss solutions for halting unsustainable and illegal bushmeat trade that threatens extinction for many forest species.  It seems commercialization of the trade and international demand for bushmeat products has spawned a real-life crisis for wildlife, ecosystems, and humanity.  http://wp.me/pH76q-4cS

Bush Warriors Tattoo of the Day: FANTASTIC chimp tattoo by Guil Zekri! Hear no evil, see no evil? How about outsmart the evil?  Are chimps in Guinea really outsmarting their mortal enemies?  Check this out! http://wp.me/pH76q-4dy Join the movement on Facebook at @Bush Warriors Inked Nation for Conservation

Bush Warriors Species of the Day: ENDANGERED Tasmanian Devil–Nearly wiped out by early European settlers, this little creature is not found only in Tasmania.  A fatal cancer has caused a 60%-90% decline in Tasmanian Devil populations.  Read more about this mammal and the efforts being taken to save it from extinction!  http://wp.me/pH76q-4dC

The poll is now open for voting on last week’s Photo of the Week!  Lock in your vote for your favorite CHEETAH photo and share the opportunity with others! Enjoy!  http://wp.me/PH76q-4cH

Bush Warriors Photo of the Day: “A Beautiful Mind”—UNBELIEVABLE shot by Alexander Zeverijn! Absoultely stunning!  What diseases can chimps get from humans?  How strong are chimps? Check out these chimp facts at the link!  http://wp.me/pH76q-4dO Enter the contest on Facebook at @Bush Warriors Photo of the Day Contest

Bush Warriors Organization of the Day: Bonobo Conservation Initiative–A courageous organization working through the dangers of the Congo, all to save the last remaining bonobos!  Great work BCI! Keep it up!  http://wp.me/pH76q-4dY

June 8, 2011 (WORLD OCEANS DAY!)

HAPPY WORLD OCEANS DAY, BUSH WARRIORS TRIBE! We’re re-posting this story to remind everyone about a problem with our ocean’s dugongs. One that not many people know about. Experts say these manatee relatives could go extinct in the next 40 years! Poaching has emerged as a serious threat to their existence. And there’s a little mystery involved in why it’s happening… Check it out: http://wp.me/pH76q-4bD

The Mexican government is considering a seasonal ban on shark fishing to aid in the conservation of these imperiled animals.  However, illegal shark fishing seems to be a major problem for this country and fishermen claim Mexico’s shark stocks have been depleted.  Could the proposed ban work? http://wp.me/pH76q-4bH

Bush Warriors Tattoo of the Day: CRAZY shark tattoo by Bob Dodge! OUCH! Right on the skull… that had to hurt! How many teeth do Great White Sharks have? What is their strongest sense? How many of them are left? Great White facts at the link! http://wp.me/pH76q-4c3 Join the movement on Facebook at @Bush Warriors Inked Nation for Conservation

Bush Warriors Species of the Day: CRITICALLY ENDANGERED Vaquita Porpoise–It’s the most endangered cetacean species, with only about 150 left in the wild! WHAT WOULD WORLD OCEAN DAY BE WITH OUT THE VAQUITA PORPOISE!? Learn about these amazing creatures here… http://wp.me/pH76q-4ca

Bush Warriors Photo of the Day: “Cat Nap”–FANTASTIC cheetah photo by Daniel Cambon! Too cute! As much as we’d like to cuddle up to that adorable face, laws prevent us from owning these endangered kitties as pets! But laws aren’t keeping people from owning pet cheetahs in UAE… http://wp.me/pH76q-4cg     Enter contest on Facebook at Bush Warriors Photo of The Day Contest

Bush Warriors Organization of the Day: LOCAL OCEAN TRUST: WATAMU TURTLE WATCH! A grassroots, community-based ocean conservation organization that has inspired whole communities to celebrate “World Oceans Day” EVERY day! Great work LOT and Watamu Turtle Watch!! http://wp.me/pH76q-4cm

We couldn’t end World Oceans Day without sharing this fantastic video with you all… it comes from Honk Kong! Save the sharks!  Save the oceans!  http://wp.me/pH76q-4co

June 7, 2011

Bush Warriors Tattoo of the Day: EXTRAORDINARY polar bear tattoo by the talented Oleg Turyanskiy! Incredible colors and the detail!  Aside from the impacts of global climate change, what are the other threats posed to these beautiful arctic predators? Read about them at the link… http://wp.me/pH76q-4aL Join us on Facebook at @Bush Warriors Inked Nation for Conservation

Bush Warriors Photo of the Day: “Strike a Pose!”—EXQUISITE cheetah photo by Maggy Meyer! What a GORGEOUS shot!! This cheetah is posed and ready to pounce! Did you know that many, many moons ago, cheetahs were kept and trained to hunt with humans? More cheetah facts here: http://wp.me/pH76q-4aS     Enter the contest on Facebook at @Bush Warriors Photo of The Day Contest

**NEWS FLASH** We are pleased to announce new prizes and winners for the Bush Warriors Photo of The Day Contest!  And a new contest sponsor–Animoto!  A big round of virtual applause for all of our contestants and winners!  Check THIS out!!  http://wp.me/pH76q-4bb

June 6, 2011

Swaziland loses first rhino in two decades, suspected rhino poachers escaped from jail three months ago are still missing, horn-trading rangers are slapped on the wrist with a fine, dozens of rhinos auctioned off for millions, and more poachers are arrested and sentenced. 5 grim rhino stories from the past week… http://wp.me/pH76q-49n

Bush Warriors Tattoo of the Day: AWESOME owl tattoo by Danny Fugate! What a fantastic bird to tattoo on your body!  Did you know there are around 200 species of owl living on our planet?  Did you know owls have a job to do?  What is it?  More at the link: http://wp.me/pH76q-49U Join the movement on Facebook at @Bush Warriors Inked Nation for Conservation

Bush Warriors Photo of the Day: “A Spotty Existence”—PHENOMENAL cheetah photo by Amrish Wadekar! It’s just stunning! What do cheetahs, African elephants, lions, and hippos have in common? How many cheetahs are left? Read all about it here: http://wp.me/pH76q-4a0     Enter your own photos in the contest on Facebook at @Bush Warriors Photo of The Day Contest

June 3, 2011

We’ve re-posted this important story about the plight of the world’s lorises. Trade in these animals for pets, traditional medicines, and superstitious rituals is taking these animals out faster than even habitat loss–in one of the most deforested places in the world! How much time is left for these little guys? And are they just too cute to live? http://wp.me/pH76q-47R

Bush Warriors Tattoo of the Day: GORGEOUS baby panda tattoo by Michael James! Ready everyone? “AWWWW!!” Pandas are probably the most widely recognized endangered species, but do you know why? Do you know how many are left? Did you know you face the death penalty if you poach one in China? Read on! http://wp.me/pH76q-47V Join us on Facebook at @Bush Warriors Inked Nation for Conservation

Bush Warriors Photo of the Day: “Watch What I Can Do!”–A PHENOMENAL shot by Anton Vd Eynde of a gorgeous, muscular, leaping tiger! HOLY CATS! How can we bear to lose such a beautiful part of our world? Read about the tigers’ tragic situation at the link: http://wp.me/pH76q-481 Enter the contest on Facebook at @Bush Warriors Photo of the Day Contest

June 2, 2011

We’ve re-posted this story from February as a reminder of another victim of traditional Asian medicine myth: the critically endangered saiga antelope. They’ve suffered a decline of >90% in the last 10 yrs, marking the fastest decline ever recorded for a mammalian species. What you will learn about why may be shocking… http://wp.me/pH76q-473

Internationally, governments from the national level down to the municipality level are jumping on the shark bandwagon and banning shark fin trade! It’s an inspiration for us all and gives hope for the future of our world’s imperiled sharks.  How can you get involved?  Check this out!  http://wp.me/pH76q-476

Bush Warriors Tattoo of the Day: SICK shark vs. croc tattoo collaboration by Jeff Paetzold & Tim Victim! HOLY PREDATORS! Do sharks ever attack crocodiles? Maybe. Do crocs ever attack sharks? Now that’s something we can confirm! Wait til you see this! It’s at the link! http://wp.me/pH76q-3QL Join the movement on Facebook at Bush Warriors Inked Nation for Conservation

Bush Warriors Species of the Day: The Porbeagle Shark is currently listed as VULNERABLE (one step down from endangered), but while some ‘Endangered’ subpopulations have been severely depeleted, other ‘Critically Endangered’ subpopulations have virtually disappeared.  Learn more here: http://wp.me/pH76q-47v

Bush Warriors Video of the Day: ‘No More Shark Blood!’— Watch what these celebrities have to say about sharks!!! http://wp.me/pH76q-47D

June 1, 2011

A military officer, a professional hunter in training, and a former police officer are among suspects linked to recent rhino crimes now standing trial, as Namibian Prime Minister warns southern Africa of increasing threat posed to the region’s rhinos.  http://wp.me/pH76q-464

Bush Warriors Tattoo of the Day: GORGEOUS zebra tattoo by Tony Sklepic! Great colors, great art, great animal! Are they black with white stripes? Or white with black straps?  Do poachers care? Read about zebras at the link! http://wp.me/pH76q-3A8 Join the movement on Facebook: @Bush Warriors Inked Nation for Conservation

Bush Warriors Species of the Day: Greece’s Epirus Grasshopper was only discovered in 1975, but is already likely CRITICALLY ENDANGERED, after 85-99% of it’s habitat has been lost over the last 50 years. Not only could we lose the Epirus Grasshopper, but what about all of the animals that depend on this bug for food? http://wp.me/pH76q-46K

Bush Warriors Photo of the Day: “Whats a Leopard Without His Spots?”–BEAUTIFUL photo of an adorable leopard cub by Chad Cocking! Stunning shot! How many subspecies of leopard are there?  Which is the most endangered? How many are left? What are their threats?  Read up on leopards at the link! http://wp.me/pH76q-46R Enter contest on Facebook at @Bush Warriors Photo of the Day

May 30, 2011

Just over a week ago, Indonesian officials seized almost 7.5 tonnes of pangolins and 65 kg of pangolin scales. It’s 1 of many large busts already made this year, evidencing the fact that these animals are quickly running out of time–perhaps even more so than the world’s rhinos? Could pangolins go extinct in an atrocity hardly known about by most of society, even before rhinos? http://wp.me/pH76q-44S

Bush Warriors Tattoo of the Day: CRAZY African ‘Big Five’ tattoo by Jin O.! WOW that’s a big piece–and beautiful! Many know Africa FOR it’s Big 5, but how many know how the Big 5 are faring in the wild? What would Africa be like without it’s Big 5? Read on… http://wp.me/pH76q-3QQ     Join us on Facebook at @Bush Warriors Inked Nation for Conservation

Bush Warriors Species of the Day: ENDANGERED Huemul– There are fewer than 1,500 left of this beautiful South American deer.  Their threats are plentiful, but a lack of law enforcement fails to protect the last remaining huemuls.  Read more about these animals at the link! http://wp.me/pH76q-45J

Bush Warriors Photo of the Day: “Laughter Is the Best Medicine”—STELLAR photo by Mouton van Zyl of a beautiful African Wild Dog (also called Painted Dog).  Do you know the difference between this endangered species and other canids, when it comes to their feet? Read more about Painted Dogs at the link! http://wp.me/pH76q-45P      Enter contest on Facebook at @Bush Warriors Photo of the Day Contest

Meet Alison Jones! International League of Conservation Photographers’ May Photographer of the Month.  Read about her wild African adventures, her strive to save earth’s freshwater sources, and what it’s like to be a conservation photographer!  http://wp.me/pH76q-3Zg

May 26, 2011

Bush Warriors Tattoo of the Day: A rad walrus tattoo by Russ Abbott! An interesting rendition of this captain of the Arctic! An Alaskan couple was recently arrested for illegally trafficking walrus tusks–which are made of ivory!  Are walruses the next target for ivory poachers?  Read more… http://wp.me/pH76q-3Ve     Join the movement on Facebook at @Bush Warriors Inked Nation for Conservation

May 25, 2011

Bush Warriors Tattoo of the Day: INCREDIBLE pufferfish tattoo by Michele Turco! BEAUTIFUL! Did you know that pufferfish have a toxin that is 1,200 times more potent than cyanide? The poison of a single fish is enough to kill 30 adult humans! Read more about puffers at the link! http://wp.me/pH76q-44b     Join us on Facebook at @Bush Warriors Inked Nation for Conservation

An update from the field: our on-the-ground sources in South Africa say they’ve found and removed more snares from the bush that were intentionally set for rhinos.  The nation has already lost one rhino this year to a snare… will there be more?  Are rhino poachers switching to a new tactic? Read the full update at the link… http://wp.me/pH76q-44p

Bush Warriors Species of the Day: ENDANGERED Doumergue’s Skink—a beautiful lizard found in only one small location in the world.  Although it’s on the decline, no specific conservation measures are in place to protect it😦 Read more about the Doumergue’s Skink!  http://wp.me/pH76q-3Qy

Bush Warriors Photo of the Day: “Ready For My Close-Up”—STUNNING Trumpeter Hornbill photo by Nobby Natalie Clarke! What a face! What a shot!  These are just 1 of 55 known species of hornbill living on our planet today.  How many are facing extinction? Read more about it at the link http://wp.me/pH76q-44j     Enter contest on Facebook at Bush Warriors Photo of The Day Contest

May 24, 2011

With rhino poaching in South Africa now up at least 173% from 2010’s numbers, the bloodbath continues on full-force.  Why?  Will it ever stop? What are some of the biggest challenges preventing us from finally bringing these atrocities to an end?  Our Sarah Pappin reflects on what she learned about the rhino genocide during her stay in South Africa.  http://wp.me/pH76q-43J

May 23, 2011

To celebrate World Turtle Day today, we’d like to introduce you to the world’s ONLY endemic sea turtle species: the Flatback Turtle! Found only around Australia, this species is considered ‘Vulnerable’ and is likely the most forgotten about marine turtle species. Read about it at the link! http://wp.me/pH76q-42Q

Re-visiting this Tattoo of the Day to commemorate World Turtle Day: KILLER tattoo by David Newman Stump of an amazing freshwater aquatic scene! It took 85 hours to complete it! Can you name 2 of the most endangered turtles in the US?  Click the link to find out if you got them right & to read more  http://wp.me/pH76q-2bb     Join us on Facebook at @Bush Warriors Inked Nation for Conservation

Millions of critically endangered Hawksbill Sea Turtles have been poached over the last century.  Their extraordinary shells were highly sought after for decades, leading to their widespread decimation around the globe.  Although the tortoiseshell trade has been reduced, it continues to be substantial and pervasive.  Do these turtles stand a chance for a future?  http://wp.me/pH76q-432

Bush Warriors Photo of the Day: “Not Just Another Bump on the Log”– Awesome photo of some lovely basking turtles by Samyabrata Das! Over 10 yrs ago, experts said half of the world’s turtle & tortoise species face extinction. Now, >40% of freshwater turtle species alone are close the edge. Read more at link! http://wp.me/pH76q-43u     Enter contest on Facebook at @Bush Warriors Photo of the Day Contest

May 19, 2011

Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao has officially been warned by the Environmental Investigation Agency of China’s failure to fulfill promises made at the Global Tiger Forum last year to combat illegal trade in tiger parts. In fact, the nation has actually moved forward with plans that that threaten to worsen the issue.  Read all about it! http://wp.me/pH76q-41t

You may have heard of the man arrested in Bangkok with leopard cubs, panther cubs, a bear cub, and two monkeys in his suitcases last week, but there have been thousands of wild animals seized by authorities around the world in the last two months.  Here are just some of those cases to show you how wildlife smuggling is escalating at a very frightening rate… http://wp.me/pH76q-41Q

Bush Warriors Tattoo of the Day: UNBELIEVABLE hippo tattoo by the legendary Mike DeVries! EPIC!! Say ahh? Did u know there are 2 species of hippo? Did you know that 1 of them only has about 3,000 left? Find out why at the link & read some interesting facts about these GINORMOUS animals! http://wp.me/pH76q-42k Join us on FB at Bush Warriors Inked Nation for Conservation

Bush Warriors Species of the Day: The ENDANGERED Salvin’s Mushroomtongue Salamander– Yes! It really has a projectile, mushroom-like tongue! But because of deforestation, this unique creature may soon be leaving our world. Learn more at the link… http://wp.me/pH76q-3Qo

Bush Warriors Photo of the Day: “Read Between the Vines”–BREATHTAKING gorilla photo by Peter Benjamin Schuitemaker! Unbelievable shot & surely an incredible experience! There are less than 800 mountain gorillas left because of habitat loss, poaching, & disease. How can U use your iPhone to help? Check this out! http://wp.me/pH76q-42r Enter contest on FB at Bush Warriors Photo of The Day Contest

May 17, 2011

Now that we are back, here’s the story about the Bush Warriors Rally for South Africa’s Rhinos! Passionate people came together to make a difference, and THIS is what happened. It was a success AND an eye opener. Don’t miss this! And coming soon: Part 2 of the story– spies, threats, and inappropriate behaviors from the Groenewald Gang, as experienced first hand by Bush Warriors! http://wp.me/pH76q-40K

Bush Warriors Tattoo of the Day: AWESOME sloth tattoo by Jason Vaughn! How cute! Sloths are unique animals that spend almost the entirety of their lives in trees.  How many species of sloth are there?  How many are facing extinction and why? Read up on sloths at the link!  http://wp.me/pH76q-3QI Join the movement on Facebook at @Bush Warriors Inked Nation for Conservation

Bush Warriors Species of the Day: The CRITICALLY ENDANGERED Giant Kangaroo Rat is found only in a very small area in the state of California. Only about 2% of its historical habitat remains, yet development continues on. Read more about the Giant Kangaroo Rat before its gone! http://wp.me/pH76q-3Qt

Bush Warriors Photo of the Day: “Balancing Act”– GORGEOUS grizzly bear photo by Lori Huff! Absolutely beautiful! Grizzly bear deaths in Yellowstone National Park rose in 2010, marking the 2nd highest number of mortalities since these carnivores were listed as threatened species in 1975. Why? Read on… http://wp.me/pH76q-41h Enter the contest on FB at Bush Warriors Photo of The Day Contest

May 16, 2011

What would U do to save rhinos? What would you sacrifice? Your bed? Your home? Your daily routine? How about giving all of that up for 3 whole months & walking 2,000 kilometers across your country? Check out what 2 former game rangers are doing in their passionate attempt to prevent the extinction of these beautiful animals. Support Rights For Rhinos! http://wp.me/pH76q-3Zw

Bush Warriors Tattoo of the Day: BEAUTIFUL owl tattoo by Russ Abbott! Stunning piece! How many owls have gone extinct in the last 200 years? How many are facing extinction now, and why? What is the rarest owl today? Find out at the link! http://wp.me/pH76q-3Va Don’t forget to join us on Facebook at Bush Warriors Inked Nation for Conservation

Bush Warriors Species of the Day: The Denison’s Barb is listed as ‘VULNERABLE’. Being one of the most popular ornamental fishes in the world has its price. Hopefully, the price won’t be extinction for this little fish, which is found only in India’s Western Ghats. Read on at the link! http://wp.me/pH76q-3Lp

Bush Warriors Photo of the Day: “Tiny Dancer”–EXTRAORDINARY photo of the world’s tiniest seahorse (the Pygmy Seahorse) by Chris Wildblood! Phenomenal! 25 million seahorses are killed every year for traditional Asian medicine. Read more about the plight of the seahorses at the link  http://wp.me/pH76q-40j Enter the contest on Facebook at @Bush Warriors Photo of the Day Contest

April 2, 2011

It is with GREAT pride that we introduce you to the newest member of our team: Zameer Husain! A regular wildlife hero, his role at Bush Warriors really exploded when he became the co-leader in the organizing of Bush Warriors Rally for South Africa’s Rhinos! Plz give him a BIG round of cyber applause & be sure to tell him HAPPY BIRTHDAY as today is his special day. http://wp.me/pH76q-3U6

With all of this extremely exciting build up to the ‘Bush Warriors Rally for South Africa’s Rhinos’, there is a lot going on behind the scenes that we thought we’d fill you in on.  An emotional, passion-driven story in the making that we hope inspires YOU to get involved!  http://wp.me/pH76q-3Ui

April 1, 2011

More good news! Our founder, Dori Gurwitz, has been casted on TLC’S new TV show, ‘NY Ink’, to get a tattoo and tell the world about Bush Warriors, poaching, illegal wildlife trade, bushmeat trade, and other wildlife crimes!  He’s very excited… but he wants to know what YOU think he should get inked?  Leave us a comment AT THE BLOG and give your suggestions!  http://wp.me/pH76q-3Tp

March 31, 2011

It is with honor and pride that we announce our new alliance with the International League of Conservation Photographers ILCP! Together, we aim to “bring conservation into focus” and take a fresh approach to the war on wildlife, fueling a ‘Conservation Revolution’! http://wp.me/pH76q-3Sx

In International League of Conservation Photographers ILCP’s first contribution under new, exciting alliance, they feature an in depth look at National Geographic’s “The Last Lions” with Dereck and Beverly Joubert. Also, find out how YOU can help save lions in 3 very easy and very interesting ways! http://wp.me/pH76q-3Sb

ONE EASY WAY FOR YOU TO HELP SAVE LIONS FROM EXTINCTION: Watch “The Last Lions” trailer. For every view on YouTube, National Geographic will donate 10¢ to big cat conservation in Botswana. Pass it on! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HZ7SvK7w1xA&feature=player_embedded

March 30, 2011

A man calling himself ‘Moses’, a suspected violent poacher trying to control the Congo jungle, is burning crosses as death threats to National Park supporters… but that doesn’t scare the Elephant Ivory Project team!  Pressing onward, they are determined to complete their mission: collecting elephant dung samples to help stop poaching!  http://wp.me/pH76q-3Rs

March 29, 2011

Only three months into 2011 and already several thousands of kilograms of pangolin scales and meat, as well as dozens of live pangolins, have been seized globally. Clearly, as these rare animals inch closer to extinction, illegal trade in their body parts surges onward.  http://wp.me/pH76q-3RG

March 28, 2011

Will the Elephant Ivory Project team’s mission be hampered by a ‘notoriously violent’ poacher and rapist who has escaped from a maximum security prison in the DRC and has re-established himself in the forest? Check out our latest update LIVE from the Congo!  http://wp.me/pH76q-3Nf

Bush Warriors Tattoo of the Day: EXTRAORDINARY lion tattoo by Dmitriy Samohin! Unbelievable quality on this piece… amazing! What are a lion’s ‘whisker spots’? How many teeth do they have? Check out some cool lion info at the link! http://wp.me/pH76q-3QF Join the movement on Facebook at @Bush Warriors Inked Nation for Conservation

Bush Warriors Species of the Day: CRITICALLY ENDANGERED Pemba Featherleg— Only first discovered in 2001, this beautiful Tanzanian insect may be a survivor of ancient African fauna that is now found only on Madagascar. So why is it so close to extinction? Read more at the link: http://wp.me/pH76q-3Lf

Bush Warriors Photo of the Day: “Webbed”—A very interesting and LOVELY photo by of spider web-covered impala by Mr. Frank Solomon! Here’s a sight you certainly don’t see too often. Did you know that there are 2 subspecies of impala? What are their conservation statuses?  Check it out at the link! http://wp.me/pH76q-3Rg     Enter the contest on Facebook at @Bush Warriors Photo of the Day Contest

March 27, 2011

Flyers for Bush Warriors Rally for South Africa’s Rhinos are now available! Help us raise awareness and motivate others to join us in serving as a voice for these imperiled animals at this peaceful demonstration by printing out these flyers and distributing them far and wide, to every person you can reach! http://wp.me/pH76q-3Q6

March 25, 2011

1 elephant-saving ‘mad scientist’ and 4 courageous men are embarking on a dangerous journey to bring the illicit ivory trade to an end. On a brave mission, the men will go on ‘poop patrol’ to collect the very thing Dr. Wasser will need to fight fire with science! Now you can read about their harrowing adventures right here on Bush Warriors, as they report LIVE from the Congo! Check it OUT! http://wp.me/pH76q-3P1

Bush Warriors Tattoo of the Day: AMAZING elephant tattoo by Andrew Sussman! The detail on this ginormous piece is incredible! Some 27,000-36,000 elephants are killed every year, as organized crime syndicates exploit them for unbelievable profits. Read more at the link! http://wp.me/pH76q-3Pj     Join the movement on Facebook at @Bush Warriors Inked Nation for Conservation

Bush Warriors Species of the Day: CRITICALLY ENDANGERED Tonkin Snub-Nosed Monkey—Only 200-250 of these primates left! Have a look at the conservation approach on gun control as a means of curbing the poaching of these animals. What do you guys think about that? http://wp.me/pH76q-3Lk

The Elephant Ivory Project’s journey has begun and here is their very first update! The team explains their mission and how they got involved in this scientific adventure. Their objective? To stop elephant poaching. Read on… http://wp.me/pH76q-3Nb

Bush Warriors Photo of the Day: “A Slated Beauty”–A GORGEOUS photo of 1 of the most-feared snakes, the cobra, by Karthi Keyan S. A brave shot showing the true beauty of these reptiles, which happen to be another victim of traditional medicine. What the most endangered cobra species? Learn more at: http://wp.me/pH76q-3Pt      Enter the contest on Facebook at @Bush Warriors Photo of The Day Contest

Bush Warriors Wildlife Photography Workshop: “Are You Stuck?” Well… are you? It’s easy to get that way. Gerry is back in action with some excellent advice on how to create the perfect image… even out of thin air, when you think there’s nothing to photograph! Give it a try and show us your results at Bush Warriors Photo of The Day Contest http://wp.me/pH76q-3Oa

February 25, 2011

BREAKING NEWS! Even MORE elephants killed in Chad–5 within the last 48 hours–and Thai Customs officials seize shipment of ivory weighing more than one tonne! The consignment also had 3 rhino horns and was exported from Nigeria, which borders Chad. Could some of this ivory have come from the Chadian elephants? How can we find out? Read on at link. http://wp.me/pH76q-3wu

February 24, 2011

A rhino victory! Potentially catching rhino horn profiteers by surprise, the European Commission has taken a firm stance on underground avenues for laundering rhino horns with an immediate, all-out ban on the sale of trophy rhino mounts. Great news! And what’s this about trophy thieves? Check it out!  http://wp.me/pH76q-3vK

Bush Warriors Tattoo of the Day: BEAUTIFUL Great Hornbill tattoo by Ping at Taiwan’s Night Action Tattoo Studio! These interesting looking birds live in SE Asia and are listed as ‘Near Threatened’. Deforestation and hunting are their main threats. What are they hunted for? Find out at the link: http://wp.me/pH76q-3vZ Join the movement on facebook at @Bush Warriors Inked Nation for Conservation!

Bush Warriors Species of the Day: The Sun Bear (not to be confused with the Moon Bear or the Sloth Bear- both different species)–is listed as VULNERABLE  & declining fast. In addition to other threats, Sun Bears are also a victim of the bear bile trade as they are often poached for their gall bladders (& their paws too!). SAVE THE SUN BEAR! You can start by sharing the link!  http://wp.me/pH76q-3w6

Bush Warriors Photo of the Day: “Frogger”–INCREDIBLE shot by Chris Wildblood of Hamerkop rousing up his amphibian dinner! Amazing! Hamerkops are fascinating birds and build some of the most elaborate nests known to man. You gotta check the link to read about them! http://wp.me/pH76q-3wd Enter the contest on facebook at @Bush Warriors Photo of the Day Contest!

February 23, 2011

HEARTBREAKING NEWS: At least 19 baby dolphins have washed up DEAD on Gulf of Mexico shores, far more than one expert recalls in his entire 30 year career. Scientists are concerned, as the numbers rise and the calving season hasn’t yet hit full swing. These babies were likely conceived just before the BP oil spill last year. Is the oil spill to blame? How could this happen?  http://wp.me/pH76q-3v6

Bush Warriors Tattoo of the Day: UNBELIEVABLE, award-winning, full back dolphin tattoo by Taiwan’s Chen Shiyong! YOU GOT TO SEE THIS!!!! Check out the link for info about the threats to these species–the numbers killed or captured see will shock you!  http://wp.me/pH76q-3vr Join the movement on Facebook at @Bush Warriors Inked Nation for Conservation!

Bush Warriors Photo of the Day: “Easy Does It”—FANTASTIC shot of a Yellow-Bellied Slider by Sean McCully! Looks as if this lil’ guy has a balancing act going on! Well, so do the ecosystems where these turtles are introduced, which is now many parts of the world! How do they get there? Read more at the link!  http://wp.me/pH76q-3vA Enter the contest on Facebook at @Bush Warriors Photo of the Day!

February 22, 2011

The world’s tiger crisis is a multi-faceted problem rich with deep challenges.  How much of it is directly or indirectly caused by the illegal trade of tiger parts?  Just how many layers are there to this black market and what could happen if we can get rid of it completely?  http://wp.me/pH76q-3ug

Bush Warriors Tattoo of the Day: PHENOMENAL leopard tattoo by the legendary Tom Renshaw! WOOOWWW!!! That is some insane detail! Did you know that 180 leopards were poached in India last year alone? You will be shocked how many have been lost to paochers already this year… take a look at the link:  http://wp.me/pH76q-3uI Join us on Facebook at @Bush Warriors Inked Nation for Conservation

Bush Warriors Species of the Day: CRITICALLY ENDANGERED Luristan Newt— Now down to less than 1,000 mature individuals, this little amphibian has been a serious victim of the illegal pet trade. Surprisingly, illegal exports of this colorful species continue! HELP SAVE THE LURISTAN NEWT! TELL OTHERS NOT TO BUY THEM! Share the link!  http://wp.me/pH76q-3uR

Bush Warriors Photo of the Day: “Don’t Get Your Feathers Ruffled”— A BRILLIANT photo a Little Bee-Eater duo by Kevin Shakespeare! What beautiful colors! Did you know there are 26 species of bee-eater on our planet?  What sets this species apart from most of the others? Read more at the link!  http://wp.me/pH76q-3uY Enter the contest on Facebook at @Bush Warriors Photo of the Day Contest

LAST CALL for votes in this Photo of the Week poll! It will close first thing in the morning, so be sure to get your votes in quick!  Share the opportunity with others too!  http://wp.me/PH76q-3ez

February 21, 2011

Barely hanging on to its last 700 rhinos, Zimbabwe is making a plea to the Convention on International Trade of Endangered Species (CITES) to allow the sale of its five ton stockpile of rhino horns.  Is it a risk worth taking?  http://wp.me/pH76q-3tp

Bush Warriors Tattoo of the Day: STUNNING white rhino tattoo by Marco Nobre!  Simple, yet elegant and symbolic!  Did you know that, although now the most plentiful of rhino species, white rhinos were once considered extinct?  Read more at the link!  http://wp.me/pH76q-3tE Join the movement on Facebook at @Bush Warriors Inked Nation for Conservation

Bush Warriors Species of the Day:  The Madagascan Land Crab, a very unique species endemic to Madagascar, is listed as VULNERABLE.  These critters require a very specific habitat, which–when combined with other threats–puts them at risk of extinction.  Read more at the link!  http://wp.me/pH76q-3tN

Bush Warriors Photo of the Day: “A Sight for Sore Eyes”—WONDERFUL photo of a rare One-Horned Rhino by Samyabrata Das! With so many horrific rhino news reports these days, it’s nice to see something beautiful. What better than a living, breathing, happy Indian rhino?! Check out the info at the link  http://wp.me/pH76q-3tU Enter the contest on Facebook at @Bush Warriors Photo of the Day Contest

LAST CALL for votes in this Photo of the Week poll from January 10-14. The poll will close tonight, so make sure your vote counts!  http://wp.me/PH76q-39D

Bush Warriors Organization of the Day: SanWild Wildlife Trust and Sanctuary— Through wildlife rescue and rehabilitation, SanWild gives South Africa’s wildlife a second chance.  They’ve been able to rescue elephants from a cull, a rhino  and lions from the canned hunting industry. Great work SanWild!! http://wp.me/pH76q-2ij

Bush Warriors Video of the Day: “No More Dancing Bears!”—Wildlife SOS of India’s Kartick Satyanarayan gives a wonderful TED Lecture on the organization’s success in freeing the Dancing Bears of India’s Kalandar community. Inspiring story!  http://wp.me/pH76q-3u9

February 18, 2011

Faroe Islands pilot whale slaughter claims highest number of lives since 1996! The status of the Long-Finned Pilot Whales population remains unknown, while slaughters and other threats are ongoing.  But are the Faroese people only killing themselves?  Read on… http://wp.me/pH76q-3sY

February 17, 2011

BREAKING NEWS! Poachers have massacred another 5 elephants in Chad, bringing the toll to 20 in the past week! THIS IS A PLEA FOR HELP! Please support SOS Elephants of Chad with direct donations and be sure to check out our new way to help: BUCKLE IT FOR CHAD ELEPHANTS!!!!! http://wp.me/pH76q-3sC

February 16, 2011

The shark revolution is ON! New bills to ban shark fin trade are popping up all over the place! But is it all just an attack on Asian culture?  That’s what some politicians are saying… Are Asian cultures being marked in the name of ‘conservation’?  Or are sharks being targeted in the name of ‘culture’?  What do you think?  Read on…  http://wp.me/pH76q-3rD

Bush Warriors Tattoo of the Day: GORGEOUS tiger shark tattoo by Deano Cook! There are other things besides shark fin soup that contribute to shark declines.  Do you know what they are?  Check some out at the link!  http://wp.me/pH76q-3s5 Join the movement on Facebook at @Bush Warriors Inked Nation for Conservation

Bush Warriors Species of the Day: The Spiny Dogfish is a small shark listed as VULNERABLE.  It has the longest gestation (pregnancy) of any animal, which makes it particularly vulnerable to overfishing.  Not good when it is so targeted as a valuable commercial species.  Read more at the link!  http://wp.me/pH76q-3sd

Bush Warriors Photo of the Day: “450 Million Years of Perfection”—Another BEAUTIFUL shot by Katrien V Vandevelde! These beautiful creatures are so misunderstood. What do you guys think about governments paying shark attack victims?  Read more at the link.  http://wp.me/pH76q-3sk Enter the contest on Facebook at @Bush Warriors Photo of the Day Contest

The December Photo of the Month poll is now open for voting!  One step closer to Photo of the Year!!  Get in and vote for your favorite ASAP  http://wp.me/PH76q-3rx

February 15, 2011

‘Snakes on a Plane’ isn’t just a bad movie. A man busted in Bangkok trying to smuggle 259 live animals, 1,500 tortoises seized from smuggling ring in India, 8 tortoises seized at UK airport… this is only SOME of the animal trafficking going on already this year. Reptiles and amphibians having a hard time surviving even without threats from exploitation, how much longer do they have left?  http://wp.me/pH76q-3qD

Bush Warriors Tattoo of the Day: OUTSTANDING walrus tattoo by Anchorage’s Kirk Tapley!  This piece has special meaning to its owner, which falls in line with emerging concern for the Pacific Walrus population. Should they be listed as endangered species? Read more at the link  http://wp.me/pH76q-3qW Join the movement on Facebook at @Bush Warriors Inked Nation for Conservation

Bush Warriors Species of the Day: CRITICALLY ENDANGERED Sao Tome Fiscal—This beautiful long-tailed shrike, endemic to an island off Africa, was feared extinct once already.  What’s pushing it that way again and what needs to happen to save it?  Find out at the link… http://wp.me/pH76q-3r5

Bush Warriors Photo of the Day: “Run, Rhino, Run”– An UNBELIEVABLE photo by Joel Newman of a beautiful rhino running free, free, free—WITH it’s horns!  There are 5 species of rhinoceros. 3 in Asia, 2 in Africa, ALL facing extinction. Learn more and heck out these cool rhino facts at the link!  http://wp.me/pH76q-3rc Enter the contest on Facebook at @Bush Warriors Photo of the Day Contest

FINALLY! 2010′s last Photo of the Week winner has been chosen! Even in the tiebreaker, it was VERY close–only a few votes made the call!  Alas, CONGRATULATIONS TO Ron Glazier!  Ron’s unbelievable croc photo will now go on to compete for December’s Photo of the Month and a chance to move on to Photo of the Year!  Great work, Ron!  http://wp.me/PH76q-3cU

Bush Warriors Video of the Day: “World Leaders Make Plea to Save Tigers—Will It Fall on Deaf Ears?” A review of the “Year of the Tiger” shows big actions need to be taken immediately… is it going to happen?  http://wp.me/pH76q-3rl

February 14, 2011

The rhino crisis continues to escalate, with much of the world being hit with devastating news on a now daily basis–and sometimes more frequently than that!  In the past week, there have been at least 5 major reports about these imperiled animals, all of them equally concerning.  Please see the last week’s big rhino headlines at the link and SHARE!  http://wp.me/pH76q-3pX

Bush Warriors Tattoo of the Day: CRAZY iguana tattoo by Sean Karn!  Unbelievable detail on this beautiful piece! At least 9 iguana species are Critically Endangered.  At the link, read about how even the most serious efforts to protect some are not enough to deter reptile smugglers.  http://wp.me/pH76q-3qf Join the movement on facebook at @Bush Warriors Inked Nation for Conservation

Bush Warriors Species of the Day: ENDANGERED European Mink— It’s not just overhunting that has pushed this species toward extinction.  There’s a host of other factors, including some you likely don’t know about.  Read more about these status of these cute critters at the link!  http://wp.me/pH76q-3qp

Bush Warriors Photo of the Day: “The Happy Hippo”— AMAZING shot of a big happy hippo by Gordon Brown! How many living species of hippo are there and what are their conservation status?  Find out and see some cool facts at the link!  http://wp.me/pH76q-3qw Enter the contest on facebook @Bush Warriors Photo of the Day Contest

February 11, 2011

Calling all artists, graphic designers, and creative people!  Announcing the BUSH WARRIORS LOGO CONTEST!   Bush Warriors needs a kick-butt logo and we want it to come from YOU: global citizens who care about wildlife and nature!  Help us help wildlife! CHECK OUT THE AWESOME PRIZES!!!!!!!  http://wp.me/pH76q-3oV

Bush Warriors Tattoo of the Day: ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL snow leopard tattoo by Damian Robertson! Definitely one of the best we’ve had! Only a few thousand Endangered snow leopards left! Poaching is one of their biggest threats, as they are sought to replace trade in tiger parts. Read more at the link! http://wp.me/pH76q-3le Join the movement on Facebook @Bush Warriors Inked Nation for Conservation

Bush Warriors Species of the Day: CRITICALY ENDANGERED Philippine Crocodile– Only about 350 of these ancient reptiles left!  What caused there decline?  Although their future remains in jeopardy, this is one species with a very possible success story.  Find out more at the link!  http://wp.me/pH76q-3kG

BREAKING NEWS OUT OF CHAD! Our friends at SOS ELEPHANTS OF CHAD report 15 elephants slaughtered by poachers over the last 48 hours!  Panic-stricken survivors of the herd sought refuge from their attackers in a village, leaving residents fearful of being killed by the armed horsemen.  http://wp.me/pH76q-3ps

Bush Warriors Photo of the Day: “Langurrific!”—A GORGEOUS shot of a langur by Shazaad Kasmani!  There are several species of the langur threatened with extinction.  Some are poached, but not all of them for meat. For those that aren’t, what ARE they used for?  Find out at the link… http://wp.me/pH76q-3kY Enter the contest on Facebook at @Bush Warriors Photo of the Day Contest

February 10, 2011

WWF’s Black Rhino Range Expansion Project offers some of the greatest hope for this critically endangered species. It also serves as a reminder to us all, that when we find someone who shares an important, common goal of ours, we must set aside our differences and unite to achieve those goals. We may be able to find help in our fight to save wildlife in the most unlikeliest of places… http://wp.me/pH76q-3n8

Bush Warriors Tattoo of the Day: INCREDIBLE chimp tattoo by Evan Olin! WOW! So good and a very cute baby chimp!  Any guesses as to how much chimps have declined over the past 50 years?  Click the link to see if you’re right… it’s a very sad situation for these apes :( http://wp.me/pH76q-3l8 Join the movement on facebook @Bush Warriors Inked Nation for Conservation

Bush Warriors Species of the Day: CRITICALLY ENDANGERED Rabb’s Fringe-Limbed Treefrog— Only recently discovered in Panama, but may already be extinct in the wild.  Find out why and what’s being done about it at the link!  http://wp.me/pH76q-3kB

Bush Warriors Photo of the Day: “Lying in Wait”— WONDERFUL photo of some Spotted Hyenas awaiting their next meal by Mr. Fred von Winckelmann!  Did you know that the females of these scavengers have a “pseudo-penis”?  Read more fascinating facts about these mammals at the link!  http://wp.me/pH76q-3kV Enter the contest on Facebook @Bush Warriors Photo of the Day Contest!

February 9, 2011

Reports out this week are screaming about 2010′s “ten year high” in shark attacks. Is there a real concern here, or has the media “jumped the shark” and overlooked some far more serious concerns? Over 73 million sharks killed by man vs. 6 humans killed by sharks in 2010—what’s more alarming? http://wp.me/pH76q-3mA

Bush Warriors Tattoo of the Day: FANTASTIC shark tattoo by Eric Kueh!  Great colors on an underwater scene!!  How much of the world’s shark fin trade does Hong Kong handle?  Find out at the link!  http://wp.me/pH76q-3lb Join the movement on facebook at @Bush Warriors Inked Nation for Conservation!

Bush Warriors Species of the Day: The Oceanic Whitetip Shark is now listed as VULNERABLE, another victim of the shark fin trade and overfishing.  You may remember one was killed in the wake of the Sharm el-’Sharkh’ hysteria, believed to be one of the “attackers”. Read more about these amazing predators at the link!  http://wp.me/pH76q-3kv

Bush Warriors Photo of the Day: “Ocean of Emotion”–STUNNING dolphin photo by Tim Hearn!  Such grace, intelligence and beauty… it’s no wonder it’s the favorite animal of so many! New video footage released from Taiji confirms activists’ & conservationists’ worsts fears. More at the link.  http://wp.me/pH76q-3kS Enter the contest on facebook @Bush Warriors Photo of the Day Contest

LAST CALL for votes to help us determine 2010′s last Photo of the Week!  The 2nd ever tie, needs to be broken and the poll will close tonight… so VOTE!  And invite others to put their two cents in too!  http://wp.me/PH76q-3cU

February 8, 2011

The ‘Year of the Tiger’ has officially come to an end and nations of the International Tiger Forum have begun to take action—some of them that is. Who isn’t? Why? What are the biggest walls blocking the tiger’s journey into the future? What specific issues must be addressed to break these walls down? Take a look… http://wp.me/pH76q-3lW

Bush Warriors Tattoo of the Day: GORGEOUS mountain lion tattoo by George Bardadim!  They’re also called pumas, cougars, and panthers. The Florida panther subspecies has likely fewer than 150 left and are one of the most endangered mammals on the planet! Read more about them at the link!  http://wp.me/pH76q-3l4 Join us on facebook @Bush Warriors Inked Nation for Conservation!

Bush Warriors Species of the Day: ENDANGERED Panay Monitor Lizard—This recently described, tree-dwelling, frugivorous reptile is a favorite food to some.  Read more about the plight of this fascinating species and efforts to save it at the link!  http://wp.me/pH76q-3kq

Bush Warriors Photo of the Day: “Every Dhole Has His Day”— INCREDIBLE shot of an endangered dhole by Sridhar Reddy! These rare canids have suffered many of the same threats as their forest friend, the tiger.  Read more about their fight to survive at the link!  http://wp.me/pH76q-3kP Enter the contest on facebook @Bush Warriors Photo of the Day Contest

February 7, 2011

Park official reveals ten rhinos have gone missing from Mozambique’s Limpopo National Park and admits fear that poaching syndicates have pushed the park’s small rhino population to the brink of extinction.  http://wp.me/pH76q-3lh

Bush Warriors Tattoo of the Day: AWESOME piranha tattoo by Alex De Pase!!  Now, that’s a cool tattoo! When piranhas attack humans, is it because of their vicious, flesh-stripping nature?  Or could it be a case of “human-piranha conflict”? Read about it at the link!  http://wp.me/pH76q-3l1 Join us on facebook at: Bush Warriors Inked Nation for Conservation!

Bush Warriors Species of the Day: The Irrawaddy Dolphin- Though the species is listed as VULNERABLE, five subpopulations of this unique dolphin, as well as all 3 freshwater populations, have suffered such dramatic declines that they are now considered CRITICALLY ENDANGERED.  Find out why at the link!  http://wp.me/pH76q-3kk

Bush Warriors Photo of the Day: “Love Nose No Bounds”–SPLENDID ele photo by Lori Huff that is sure to put a smile on your face & warm your❤! This is what we’re fighting for, guys! Kristin Davis, along w/ all of you Bush Warriors out there, are on a mission to save these beauties! Thanks, all! http://wp.me/pH76q-3kM Enter contest on facebook @Bush Warriors Photo of the Day Contest!

Bush Warriors Organization of the Day: African Wild Dog Conservation—Grassroots efforts and a LOT of research to save Zambia’s endangered African Wild Dogs!  Great work AWDC!  http://wp.me/pH76q-3gS

The poll to break the tie for 2010′s LAST Photo of the Week is still open, but closing on Wednesday!  Help us determine the winner, so you all can choose the December Photo of the Month… and then 2010 PHOTO OF THE YEAR!  Where some great prizes will be won…. to be announced soon! VOTE! http://wp.me/PH76q-3cU

February 4, 2011

Traditional medicine is holding another victim over the edge of extinction by its horns: the critically endangered saiga antelope.  Over 90% of this animal’s population was lost in just 10 years!  Their horns were once promoted as an alternative to the use of rhino horn in the 90s by a major wildlife organization, fueling black market demand.  Now critically endangered, can we save the saigas?  http://wp.me/pH76q-3jQ

February 3, 2011

Two Vietnamese nationals were arrested over the weekend after attempting to smuggle rhino horns out of South Africa.  The man and woman duo obtained the horns in legal trophy hunts that reports claim took place on a farm owned by alleged rhino poaching syndicate mastermind, Dawie Groenewald.  http://wp.me/pH76q-3jh

Bush Warriors Tattoo of the Day: EXTRAORDINARY polar bear tattoo by Petri Syrjala! Fantastic art! Researchers tracked a polar bear that swam for over 9 DAYS CONTINUOUSLY! It was a heartbreaking journey that highlights how these animals are challenged by climate change. See the link to understand more about about this! http://wp.me/pH76q-3jx

Bush Warriors Species of the Day: CRITICALLY ENDANGERED Lord Howe Island Stick Insect— Thought to be extinct for almost 70 years before being rediscovered in the mid-80s. Yes! Bugs are going extinct too! What wiped out this fascinating critter?  Does it stand a chance for a future? Find out at the link!  http://wp.me/pH76q-3iW

Bush Warriors Photo of the Day: “Moving Along at a Happy Sloth Pace”—LOVEABLE sloth photo by Ijaz Bhatti! It’s one that will definitely put a smile on your face! Did you know that sloths only come down from trees once a week to poop? Read more at link!  http://wp.me/pH76q-3ce Enter the contest at our facebook group: Bush Warriors Photo of the Day Contest

Bush Warriors Organization of the Day: Grevy’s Zebra Trust— Grassroots efforts to save Endangered Grevy’s Zebras in Kenya!  They’re doing GREAT work, please support them! http://wp.me/pH76q-3gG

Going out for Chinese New Year tonight? Why not take your sidewalk chalk with you and be a LOUD voice for sharks?! LOTS of shark fin soup will be eaten on this holiday… Do a Walking on Wildlife and tell everyone that 73 MILLION SHARKS ARE KILLED EACH YEAR for this dish!  Start a new year for these predators! http://wp.me/pH76q-33U

February 2, 2011

New report highlights large-scale failure on the part of governments to implement an International Plan of Action for the Conservation and Management of Sharks NINE YEARS after it was adopted! 5.8 million tons of shark later, the future of these animals lies in the hands of the world’s top shark fishing nations.  What will happen?  http://wp.me/pH76q-3io

Bush Warriors Tattoo of the Day: CRAZY great white shark tattoo by Mike DeVries! WOO!  This is an awesome tattoo!  Did you know that Great Whites can potentially go up to a month and a half without eating? How fast can they swim?  Check out the great white facts at the link!  http://wp.me/pH76q-3iO And join our facbeook group: “Bush Warriors Inked Nation for Conservation”

Bush Warriors Species of the Day: CRITICALLY ENDANGERED Narrowsnout Sawfish—This very unique shark species has already disappeared from some areas and is swimming closer and closer to extinction.  Find out why at the link!  http://wp.me/pH76q-3j0

Bush Warriors Photo of the Day: “Master of the Sea”–A SPECTACULAR photo of a graceful great white shark by Antoni Emchowicz! So beautiful, but so wrongly feared. Tomorrow is Chinese New Year’s, which means LOTS of shark fin soup will be eaten.  Find out how you can make a difference tomorrow at the link!  http://wp.me/pH76q-3j4 Enter the contest on facebook at: Bush Warriors Photo of the Day Contest

February 1, 2011

Six of Pakistan’s Endangered Indus River Dolphins found dead in just one month— why?  Is this freshwater cetacean quickly following the perilous path of China’s Baijis, which are now thought to be extinct?  http://wp.me/pH76q-3hP

Bush Warriors Tattoo of the Day: AWESOME Indian Rhino Tattoo by Zip! Cool details on this rare rhino piece! Did you know that there are fewer than 2,800 of these rhinos left? Check out some cool One-Horned Rhino facts from our friends at Saving Rhinos! http://wp.me/pH76q-3eN Don’t forget to join our facebook group Bush Warriors Inked Nation for Conservation

Bush Warriors Species of the Day: ENDANGERED Laotian Rock Rat—Until recently this ancient rodent was thought to be extinct for some 11 million years! Now that it’s been rediscovered, it’s already in jeopardy. Find out why and what can be done at the link!  http://wp.me/pH76q-3eG

Bush Warriors Photo of the Day: “Kissed by a Rainbow”— WONDERFUL photo of a Rainbow Lorikeet by Rebecca Tigris! Love the colors!  Read all about these “parrots with attitude” at the link!  http://wp.me/pH76q-3ck Enter the contest on our facebook group: Bush Warriors Photo of the Day Contest

Did you miss Friday’s Wildlife Photography Workshop? “Don’t Be Afraid to Push Your ISO”— This week Gerry dares us to push our horizons by upping your ISO.  Yes, it can cause it to be a bit grainy, but try it!  Gerry has some wonderful tips on how to overcome the challenges… check it out!  http://wp.me/pH76q-3fY

Did you hear about Australia’s Western Ground Parrot?  It’s a species only recently identified by genetic research, but is now perilously close to extinction with fewer than 140 individuals left! Bushfires and introduced predators are serious threats to its existence.  Can we save it?  http://wp.me/pH76q-3gj

January 27, 2011

GREAT NEWS! Governor Benigno Fitial has signed HB 17-94 into law, effectively banning the possession, sale, purchase, and distribution of any and all shark fins in CNMI! Bravo Gov. Fitial! Your support is still needed for the bill in Guam, so all of you please be sure to send your letters to Senator Respicio this weekend! http://wp.me/pH76q-3dQ

A South African hunter with previous rhino horn offenses has been found guilty… again.  After at least 3 incidents of illegally hunting rhinos, the court finally agreed there was enough evidence to convict him. He was given two options for his punishment for this crime that stems from a hunting expedition with a Vietnamese client.  http://wp.me/pH76q-3eS

Bush Warriors Tattoo of the Day: VIBRANT iguana tattoo by Afferni Andrea! Love the colors! Did you know that 10 of the 29 species recognized as being at risk of extinction by the IUCN are critically endangered? Which species is most endangered? Find out at the link!  http://wp.me/pH76q-3bW Join our wildlife tattoo facebook group: Bush Warriors Inked Nation for Conservation

Bush Warriors Species of the Day: CRITICALLY ENDANGERED Floreana Mockingbird–endemic to 2 tiny islets of Floreana Island (in the Galapagos).  ONLY 47 LEFT of these birds first discovered by Charles Darwin on the voyage of the Beagle! He described them as common back then, so what happened?  http://wp.me/pH76q-3bt

LAST CALL for votes in 2011′s first Photo of the Week poll!  The poll will close tonight, so lock in your votes quick and invite others to do the same!  http://wp.me/PH76q-32q

Bush Warriors Photo of the Day: “Night Patrol”–STUNNING night shot of a leopard prowling its territory by Ron Glazier! WOW what a capture! Just how much damage and loss do leopards cause to livestock farmers?  Read about it at the link. http://wp.me/pH76q-37n Enter the contest on facebook at “Bush Warriors Photo of the Day Contest”!

Bush Warriors Organization of the Day: Goualougo Triangle Ape Project— A dedicated organization using a multi-pronged approach to save the apes of the Democratic Republic of Congo! You’v got to check out their ChimpCAMs!!!! Please support GTAP! http://wp.me/pH76q-3fL

Bush Warriors Video of the Day: Walking on Wildlife in NYC!  Yesterday we brought you Jude Price and Kaye Brown’s FANTASTIC Walking on Wildlife Video from Semaphore, Australia.  In case you missed our founder Dori’s video, here is in NYC doing the first ever Walking on Wildlife!  Join the Bush Warriors: Walking on Wildlife movement and do one yourself!  http://wp.me/pH76q-3fR

January 26, 2011

AN IMMEDIATE CALL TO ACTION! Sharks need your help! Proposed bills banning any and all shark fin trade in CNMI and Guam are being met with opposition.  It is critical for sharks that these bills are passed and ratified. Shark Defenders is asking for letters from at least 50 different countries… all of you Bush Warriors out there can help us make that happen!  http://wp.me/pH76q-3dQ

Bush Warriors Tattoo of the Day: This one is for our underwater photographers— A FANTASTIC tattoo by the legendary Deano Cook! The detail on this tattoo is insane! Underwater photographers have the potential to change the future of our oceans! Read about it at the link.  http://wp.me/pH76q-3bZ Don’t forget to join our facebook group: Bush Warriors Inked Nation for Conservation

Bush Warriors Species of the Day: CRITICALLY ENDANGERED Leaf-Scaled Sea Snakes are only found of the northwestern coast of Australia. This reef specialist has suffered an extreme decline over just the last 15 years and the reasons why are not clear.  Could be caused by rise in sea temperatures.  Direct conservation measures are needed ASAP!  http://wp.me/pH76q-3bo

Bush Warriors Photo of the Day: “In the Shadows of Extinction”–An EXTRAORDINARY photo by Chris Wildblood, highlighting the graceful nature of endangered hammerheads! Also, read an INSPIRING story about 2 high school students on a mission to raise awareness about shark finning!  http://wp.me/pH76q-3ch Enter photos in the contest on facebook: “Bush Warriors Photo of the Day Contest”

Bush Warriors Video of the Day: Walking on Wildlife in South Australia! Jude Price & Kaye Brown have done an AMAZING video of their Walking on Wildlife displays in Semaphore, S. Australia! Check out the photos of other Bush Warriors’ sidewalk art too! Bush Warriors: Walking on Wildlife is beginning to pop up around the world! Do one & share it! http://wp.me/pH76q-3eo

Last week’s Photo of the Week poll is now open! Get in and vote for your favorite today! http://wp.me/PH76q-3ez

Bush Warriors Organization of the Day: Goualougo Triangle Ape Project— A dedicated organization using a multi-pronged approach to save the apes of the Democratic Republic of Congo!  You’v got to check out their ChimpCAMs!!!!  Please support GTAP!  http://wp.me/pH76q-3fL

January 25, 2011

New report reveals the damage caused to Liberia’s elephant population, but it doesn’t stop there. The ivory trade is decimating these African icons faster than we can imagine. Where will it end? Something’s got to give, but will it be cultural tradition? Or our planet’s wildlife? http://wp.me/pH76q-3da

Bush Warriors Tattoo of the Day: PHENOMENAL leopard tattoo by Bob Tyrrell! Holy cats! What an incredibly detailed tattoo! Can you name all 4 “roaring cats”?  How about the 5 leopard subspecies?  Find out if you’re right at the link!  http://wp.me/pH76q-3bT Don’t forget to join our facebook group at “Bush Warriors Inked Nation for Conservation”

Bush Warriors Species of the Day: The CRITICALLY ENDANGERED Darwin’s Fox has the highest extinction risk of ANY Chilean mammal, with only about 250 left! Despite being protected, direct persecution from humans continues. Also threatened by habitat loss and disease transmission and predation from domestic dogs. This mesopredator is barely hanging on and it relies on us for its future!  http://wp.me/pH76q-3bj

January 24, 2011

Yet another South African veterinarian charged with rhino crimes! Dr. Andre Charles Uys is already out on bail and scheduled to appear in court in two  months, as the 2011 poached rhino death toll continues to rise.  http://wp.me/pH76q-3bu

Bush Warriors Tattoo of the Day: ARTSY and colorful whale tattoo by Awen!  Love the watery swirls… very cool!  Did you know that, despite a ban on all whaling, over 1,500 whales are killed every year?  Including endangered species like Fin Whales!  Read more at the link: http://wp.me/pH76q-37t Don’t forget to join our facebook group: “Bush Warriors Inked Nation for Conservation”!

Bush Warriors Species of the Day: ENDANGERED Sao Tome Giant Treefrog— a beautiful endemic of Sao Tome Island. This frog has suffered heavily from significant deforestation in the wake of growing coffee and cocoa plantations, in addition to other threats.  More research is desperately needed on this species’ population!  http://wp.me/pH76q-375

Bush Warriors Photo of the Day: “Imperiled Beauty”—BREATHTAKING photo from Laura Cornish of beautiful rhinos and their stunning horns! Also, a gutwrenching rhino UPDATE from Saving Rhinos informing us of a shocking number of rhinos massacred in Zimbabwe over the last 3 weeks. Plz share this!  http://wp.me/pH76q-3ca Enter your photos in the contest!

WOW!  For the 2nd time ever in Bush Warriors history, we have a photo contest tie!  Help us determine the last Photo of the Week winner of 2010 by voting for your favorite photo in this TIEBREAKER POLL!  Enlist the help of everyone you can!  http://wp.me/PH76q-3cU

Bush Warriors Organization of the Day: Centre for Animal Rehabilitation and Education (CARE)— You gotta check out what CARE is doing for the wildlife of South Africa!  They’ve had some major breakthroughs for the reintroduction of baboons into the wild and have rescued lions from the canned hunting industry!  http://wp.me/pH76q-3cZ

Bush Warriors Video of the Day: “What is Really Happening in Our Oceans?” National Geographic photographer, Brian Skerry, reveals the beauty and horror of our oceans. Did you know that a plateful of shrimp may cost the lives of 10 lbs. or more of other sea life? Or that Leatherback sea turtle populations have declined over 90%?  Watch this FASCINATING lecture and share!  http://wp.me/pH76q-3d4

January 21, 2011

Five people, including a father and son duo, have been arrested for possession of rhino horn.  The keratinous body part is now worth nearly US $1 million in China and over half a million in vietnam.  333 rhinos killed in South Africa last year for this lucrative business.  http://wp.me/pH76q-39P

Bush Warriors Tattoo of the Day: STUNNING parakeet tattoo by Pepa Heller!  What a vibrantly bright tattoo!  These adorable and much-loved birds are one of the most popular caged birds in the world… but where did they come from?  How did they become “pets”?  Check it out at the link!  http://wp.me/pH76q-37E Don’t forget to join us on facebook at Bush Warriors Inked Nation for Conservation!

Bush Warriors Species of the Day: Madagascar’s Fossas are now listed as ‘VULNERABLE’ and is declining in the face of a host of threats.  These include habitat loss, conflict with humans, competition with introduced predators, and some are even killed for their body parts, which are used for medicinal purposes.  Madagascar’s largest mammalian carnivore is need of our help!  http://wp.me/pH76q-36Z

Bush Warriors Photo of the Day: “What Did One Meerkat Say to the Other?”– ADORABLE photo by Chris Wildblood! It doesn’t get much cuter! What do you think they’re talking about?  Meerkats are fascinating and have become mini-celebrities!  Read more about ‘em at the link! http://wp.me/pH76q-37k Enter your photos in the contest on facebook at “Bush Warriors Photo of the Day Contest”

Bush Warriors Organization of the Day: Save The Elephants— A grassroots organization fighting for the future of African elephants, and using research, education, community outreach, and direct protection as their weapons!  Way to go STE! Heros to the pachyderms!  http://wp.me/pH76q-3b2

Bush Warriors Video of the Day: “Our Beautiful Oceans”— Sending you into the weekend with this refreshing and calming video that displays the absolute inherent beauty of our world’s oceans. Check out the facts about our seas too!  For example, did you know there are now over 207,000 known organisms living in the sea?  http://wp.me/pH76q-3b9

January 20, 2011

A team effort by local NGO’s and Gabon’s Water and Forest and Defense Ministries have made the biggest seizure of endangered great ape parts in 10 years!  5 were arrested after found in possession of shocking amount of ape heads and hands and several other protected animal parts.  What will be the outcome of this job well-done?  http://wp.me/pH76q-39Z

Bush Warriors Tattoo of the Day: EXCEPTIONAL owl tattoo by Mump!  What a beautiful piece!  Owls provide many benefits to man, but at least 57 are now seriously threatened with extinction. Find out what’s happening to owls in India at the link— it’s shocking!  http://wp.me/pH76q-37B Don’t forget to join us on facebook at “Bush Warriors Inked Nation for Conservation”!

Bush Warriors Species of the Day: The Garrison’s Andean Damsel is listed as ‘NEAR THREATENED’ and is found only in the cloud forests of northwestern Argentina.  Deforestation now threatens this beautiful insect with extinction.  More research is needed to understand how to best protect these fasinating damselflies!  http://wp.me/pH76q-36U

Bush Warriors Photo of the Day: “Changing Colors”— GORGEOUS chameleon photo by Gordon Brown! We love its horn because it reminds us of rhino’s beautiful horns! Did you know that, though chameleons are found in Hawaii, they’re not actually from there? Read more at the link! http://wp.me/pH76q-37a Enter your photos in the contest on facebook at “Bush Warriors Photo of the Day Contest”

Don’t forget!  This Photo of the Week poll will be closing in just a few days.  Get in and vote for your favorite quick!  http://wp.me/PH76q-32n

January 19, 2011

By popular request, here are 20 things you might not know about GREAT WHITE SHARKS!  These fascinating animals have been vastly misunderstood by society and greatly villainized by media and the entertainment industry, but they may now be swimming toward extinction in the wake of mass overfishing. Read up on them and use these facts to help others view them with respect, not fear.  http://wp.me/pH76q-38W

Bush Warriors Tattoo of the Day: FANTASTIC great white shark tattoo by Petri Syrjala! This one is unbelievable!  Great piece of work.  Apparently, British Columbia’s offshore orcas have added sharks to their regular menu!  Read more at the link:  http://wp.me/pH76q-37x Don’t forget to join our wildlife tattoo group on facebook: Bush Warriors Inked Nation for Conservation

Bush Warriors Species of the Day: CRITICALLY ENDANGERED Black Abalone— Found only along the coasts of Baja California and California state, these gastropods have suffered a siginificant decline due to a fatal disease known as withering syndrome and human activities (including overharvesting). These extraordinary creatures desperately need increased protection!  http://wp.me/pH76q-36P

Bush Warriors Photo of the Day: “I’d Like to be Under the Sea in an Octopus’s Garden With You”— BEAUTIFUL photo of a happy octopus by Kevin Jeffery! Did you know that an octopus’s “garden” is a real thing… not just a lovely Beatles song!? Read more facts about octopi at the link!  http://wp.me/pH76q-37h Enter your photos in the contest at our facebook group: Bush Warriors Photo of the Day Contest

Bush Warriors Video of the Day: “Shark Bait”— 2 weeks ago we brought you a story that included part of chef Gordon Ramsay’s wild adventures to uncover the illegal shark fin trade.  His documentary aired this past weekend in the UK and now you can watch it all in one convenient location! Does it upset you? Then DO something! Just click the link under the videos to find out how.  http://wp.me/pH76q-39t

The Photo of the Week poll from last week is now open!  Lock in your votes today!  http://wp.me/PH76q-39D

January 17, 2011

Greater One-Horned Rhino gunned down in India last week.  Did villagers assist in covering up the slaughter?  Sadly, the 2011 global poached rhino death toll is now 8— a rhino being killed every other day, at this rate.  http://wp.me/pH76q-37I

Bush Warriors Tattoo of the Day: AMAZING grizzly bear tattoo by Halo Jankowski! WOW— Look at that detail!  Yellowstone National Park experienced a near record levels of grizzly deaths in 2010.  Read more about it at the link!  http://wp.me/pH76q-37q Don’t forget to join our facebook page: Bush Warriors Inked Nation for Conservation

Bush Warriors Species of the Day: ENDANGERED Hispaniolan Solenodon— Unique shrew-like mammals with toxic saliva, found only in the Dominican Republic and one part of Haiti.  They’ve been around since the dinosaur age, but may be lost forever due to habitat loss and introduced predators, like feral dogs.  They now rely on us to ensure their future!  http://wp.me/pH76q-36J

Bush Warriors Photo of the Day: “Birds of a Feather Flock Together”— An EXQUISITE photo of two beautifully-colored lovebirds by Lori Huff!  There are nine species of lovebird on our planet.  How many do you think face extinction?  Click the link for more info!  http://wp.me/pH76q-37d Enter the contest at our facebook page: Bush Warriors Photo of the Day Contest

Bush Warriors Video of the Day: “Out of the Wild, Into the Cage”— A MUST SEE!  Last year, a team attempting to relocate some Painted Dogs (a.k.a. African Wild Dogs) made a shocking discovery: trade in this endangered species running rampant between South Africa and China! As few as 3,000 of these rare canids left and now they’re threatened by live animal trade!? http://wp.me/pH76q-38o

Congratulations to Gorazd Golob, winner of the Photo of the Week from December 20-24, 2010!  Gorazd’s STUNNING lion photo will go on to compete for the December Photo of the Month and a chance to win a prize!  http://wp.me/PH76q-2W5

January 14, 2011

Bush Warriors Tattoo of the Day: AWESOME 3D gecko tattoo by Layn Hamilton! What a killer tattoo!! Did you know that experts predict at least 20% of the world’s lizards will be extinct by 2080? That could mean some 400 gecko species gone! Read more at the link: http://wp.me/pH76q-35Z Don’t forget to join our facebook group: Bush Warriors Inked Nation for Conservation

Another great story from Dr. Steve Boyes!  Mauritius’ Echo Parakeet was on the very brink of extinction and—like the island’s Dodo bird—may have been lost forever, if a dedicated team of people hadn’t committed to bringing it back.  Thanks to their persistent efforts, this bird is flying free once again.  But it might not be out of the woods quite yet!  http://wp.me/pH76q-362

Bush Warriors Species of the Day: CRITICALLY ENDANGERED Raso Lark—This beautiful bird is found only on Raso Island in the Cape Verdes. Drought and human disturbance, combined with its very restricted range, have kept the population from passing more than 250 individuals.  Raso Larks continue to decline and it is imperative that it not be impacted by tourism.  http://wp.me/pH76q-36j

Bush Warriors Photo of the Day: “The Splendor of Hydration”— A MARVELOUS elephant photo by Nicholas Alan Groves!  What an extraordinarily beautiful moment caputre so perfectly!  Read about the first ivory trader to be affected by Malaysia’s new laws intended to crack down on wildlife crime at the link!  http://wp.me/pH76q-36h Enter your photos in the contest on facebook: Bush Warriors Photo of the Day Contest

Bush Warriors Wildlife Photography Workshop: You Have to Work It!  This week Gerry tells us about working the angle and all other components necessary for capturing a worthwhile image!  Animals are unpredictable, but it can work to your advantage!  Try it out this weekend and show us your results at our facebook page: Bush Warriors Photo of the Day Contest!  http://wp.me/pH76q-35Q

Any Bush Warriors out there planning on taking their sidewalk chalk to the streets this weekend?  Take a stand and make some noise for wildilfe!  Join us in our new GLOBAL campaign—Bush Warriors: Walking on Wildlife !  Don’t forget to take a pic and post it on our WoW wall!  http://wp.me/pH76q-33U

January 13, 2011

Kruger NP Rangers have shot and killed five rhino poachers since Saturday.  Unfortunately, as we come to an end of the second week of 2011, already 5 rhinos have been killed around the world.  3 in South Africa (including a pregnant cow), 1 in India, and 1 in Nepal.  The battle between rhino poachers and their protectors are really heating up.  Could this be telling of the year upon us?  http://wp.me/pH76q-34L

Bush Warriors Tattoo of the Day: INCREDIBLE kingfisher tattoo by Petri Syrjala! Looks more like a painting than a tattoo! At least 20 of the roughly 90 kingfisher species are seriously threatened with extinction. Read more about these birds at the link!  http://wp.me/pH76q-35f Don’t forget to join us on facebook at Bush Warriors Inked Nation for Conservation!

Bush Warriors Species of the Day: CRITICALLY ENDANGERED Axolotl— a unique amphibian that lives in the larval stage for much of its life, there are very few of these little critters left.  Their capture for the pet trade and research have caused a significant decline in their population and increasing pollution continues to threaten the few remaining individuals.  http://wp.me/pH76q-35a

Don’t forget!  This Photo of the Week poll will be closing at the end of the week.  Vote for your favorite and invite others to participate too! http://wp.me/PH76q-2W5

Bush Warriors Photo of the Day: “Beauty Beneath the Fog”— BREAHTAKING photo by Shazaad Kasmani of a beautiful tiger walking through the forest! What a gorgeous shot!  Also, an important UPDATE on the tiger story we told you about last week concerning the spate of recent tiger attacks on humans and the forest department’s pledge to kill the big cat.  http://wp.me/pH76q-35x

Bush Warriors Organization of the Day: J.A.C.K.— a grassroots organization for the rehabilitation of Congo’s chimps that have been affected by bushmeat trade or the illegal pet trade.  They are also working hard to educate local communities about these endangered great apes.  Please support J.A.C.K. and their extraordinary efforts!  http://wp.me/pH76q-35E

Bush Warriors Video of the Day: “And the Sea Will Turn Red With Blood”— Some 23,000 dolphins and porpoises are slaughtered in Japan EVERY YEAR! As humans continue taking from the oceans at insatiable rates, our marine ecosystems are swiftly approaching a massive collapse. How will this impact humanity and life as WE know it?  http://wp.me/pH76q-35J

January 12, 2011

Introducing Bush Warriors: Walking on Wildlife! A new and easy way for EVERYONE to get involved in the fight to save our wildlife! We challenge all of you to take sidewalk chalk to the streets and spread the word! This global campaign will bring wildlife crises right into the public’s eye, reaching millions of people! Let’s see what you got, Bush Warriors! http://wp.me/pH76q-33U

So who is planning to do some ‘Walking on Wildlife’ sidewalk art?!  We can’t wait to see what you guys come up with!  Let’s band together and use this very public tool to bring awareness to our planet’s fading wildlife! Join Bush Warriors: Walking on Wildlife so that you can see what others are doing all over the world! http://wp.me/pH76q-33U

January 11, 2011

It’s an uphill battle in the fight to save tigers.  There are plenty of us who strive to change their future, but some are more skeptical. What difference does it make if tigers go extinct?  Why should we care?  http://wp.me/pH76q-338

Bush Warriors Tattoo of the Day: AWESOME wolf tattoo by Phil Garcia! Absolutely incredible coloring and detail on this tattoo!  Did you know that grey wolves were once the most widely distributed mammals on the planet?  Read more at the link:  http://wp.me/pH76q-33t Don’t forget to join our facebook group: Bush Warriors Inked Nation for Conservation

Bush Warriors Species of the Day: The Kitti’s Hog-Nose Bat (also called the Bumblee Bat) is the world’s smallest known mammal and is considered ‘VULNERABLE’ by the IUCN. It’s main threats are human disturbance, fertilizer collection (guano), tourism, burning of its forested foraging habitat, and limestone mining.  This little bat needs our help!  http://wp.me/pH76q-33C

Bush Warriors Photo of the Day: “Rainy Day Views”— A SPECTACULAR shot by Nobby Natalie Clarke of a vulture against a gloomy backdrop! Stunning!!  Did you know that in the Masai Mara Reserve, some 60% of the vulture population has been killed by poisoning?  Read more about this at the link  http://wp.me/pH76q-33J Enter the contest on facebook: Bush Warriors Photo of the Day Contest

January 10, 2011

Only just starting the second week of 2011 and already the global poached rhino count is at least 3!  Two were claimed in South Africa last week, while a Greater One-Horned rhino was killed in Nepal— the first of the year.  Will the world’s rhinos survive 2011?  http://wp.me/pH76q-326

Bush Warriors Tattoo of the Day: OUTSTANDING chimp tattoo by Jay Quarles!  Incredible detail on this wonderful piece of skin art!  Did you know that in Uganda, 25% of chimps being studied have suffered injuries from wire snare traps?  Read more at the link: http://wp.me/pH76q-32k Don’t forget to join our facebook group: Bush Warriors Inked Nation for Conservation

Bush Warriors Species of the Day: South Africa’s Trapdoor Spider has not yet been assessed by the IUCN, but has potential to be listed as ‘ENDANGERED’.  These unique arachnids build fascinating doored burrows, but they are now at risk due to extensive habitat loss and destruction!  http://wp.me/pH76q-2XC

The last Photo of the Week poll of 2010 is now open for voting! Yet another wonderful set of photos to choose from, so get in and vote for your favorite today!  http://wp.me/PH76q-32n

Bush Warriors Photo of the Day: “Charming Snake”— PHENOMENAL photo caught by Sean Braine of a Western Barred Spitting Cobra! WOW! These snakes are known for their incredible accuracy in projecting their venom at perceived threats, but how do they do it?  Find out at the link: http://wp.me/pH76q-32E

2011′s very first Photo of the Week poll is now open for voting!  Help us kick off the year with a fabulous first Photo of the Week!  Vote today!  http://wp.me/PH76q-32q

Bush Warriors Organization of the Day: Conservation Lower Zambezi— fighting poaching with education, community development, and intense field efforts!  CLZ works closely with Zambia Wildlife Authority in saving countless lives of animals, while using their outreach programs to get poaching problems under control!  Great work CLZ!  Please support their efforts!  http://wp.me/pH76q-32V

Bush Warriors Video of the Day: “The Women of the Bushmeat Trade”— a troubling inside look at the women who sell the meat of endangered species. Why do they do it? Do they know what they are doing? Are they willing to stop? http://wp.me/pH76q-330

Reason #541 to buy a Bush Warriors Tiger T-Shirt: Entry fee to a tiger farm- US$12.  Bottle of tiger bone wine- US$95.  Cost of a t-shirt that could end it all- $18.  The feeling you get when you know the shirt you’re wearing will shock people, open their eyes, and probably save tigers from extinction- PRICELESS.  http://wp.me/PH76q-2S9

January 7, 2011

A man was arrested with 32 poached lemurs in Madagascar on New Year’s Eve, highlighting a massive upsurge in lemur poaching. Illegal logging and civil unrest increase threats to these rare primates. Video evidence implicates China in shady deals with Madagascar’s president for trade in coveted rosewood, but does China also have a stake in the booming lemur bushmeat trade?  http://wp.me/pH76q-31t

Bush Warriors  Wildlife Photography Workshops are back for a GREAT new year in 2011!  For his first post, Gerry talks about shootin’ in the rain! It’s possible and it can yield results you never would’ve expect.  Read, absorb, and enjoy!  Give it a try and show us what you got by submitting your photos to the Bush Warriors Photo of the Day Contest!  http://wp.me/pH76q-31m

Reason #360 to buy a Bush Warriors Tiger T-Shirt: There are fewer than 3,200 tigers left in the wild.  Tomorrow there will likely be even less.   http://wp.me/PH76q-2S9

In case you missed it: A man was arrested with 32 poached lemurs in Madagascar, highlighting a massive upsurge in lemur poaching. Illegal logging and civil unrest increase threats to these rare primates. Does China have a stake in the booming lemur bushmeat trade?  http://wp.me/pH76q-31t

January 6, 2011

One of the several suspects arrested in connection with the slaughtering of George, the critically endangerd black rhino in Serengeti National Park, has died while in police custody.  His cause of death is being disputed. Meanwhile Tanzanian authorities are increasing anti-poaching patrols. http://wp.me/pH76q-30v

Bush Warriors Tattoo of the Day: RAD cheetah tattoo by Carl Grace! A killer artistic take on close up cheetah face… very cool!!!  Did you know there are only about 7,500 adult cheetahs left in the wild?  Read more about this at the link.  http://wp.me/pH76q-30M Don’t forget to join us at our facebook group: “Bush Warriors Inked Nation for Conservation”

Bush Warriors Species of the Day: Blue Coral— Listed as ‘VULNERABLE’ and found in restricted areas throughout the Indo-Pacific. Like other corals, this species is threatened by the effects of global climate change, over-collection, pollution, and more. The ocean and all of its life is in great need of our help and protection!  http://wp.me/pH76q-2Xx

CONGRATULATIONS TO Maggy Meyer! Winner of the Photo of the Week of December 13th-17th!  Maggy’s unbelievable cheetah photo will now go on to compete for the December Photo of the Month!  Great work Maggy! A special thanks to all the photographers who participated and the Bush Warriors who voted!  http://wp.me/PH76q-2OM

Bush Warriors Photo of the Day: “The Lonely Jackal”— INCREDIBLE photo of a black-backed jackal by Fred von Winckelmann!  This is a photo you could stare at for hours!  Did you know that black-backed jackals are one of the few mammals that form life-long, monogmous pairs? Read more at the link!  http://wp.me/pH76q-30W Enter your photos in the contest at our facebook group: “Bush Warriors Photo of the Day Contest”

Bush Warriors Organization of the Day: Living With Lions— an extraordinary grassroots organization making tremendous strides in the conservation of lions living outside protected areas in Kenya.  These big cats have found themselves in increased conflicts with humans and Living With Lions is working hard to establish human and lion co-existence.  Please support them!  http://wp.me/pH76q-316

Bush Warriors Video of the Day: “Life Lessons from Big Cats”— Filmmakers Beverly and Dereck Joubert give the most interesting TED lecture about their life experiences with the world’s dwindling big cats.  This is a MUST-SEE with unbelievable stories AND videos that will be with you for the rest of your life!  http://wp.me/pH76q-31b

Reason #217 to get a Bush Warriors Tiger T-shirt: International shipping allows anyone, anwhere in the world to wear one and make a difference!   http://wp.me/PH76q-2S9

January 5, 2011

2011 could be a landmark year for shark conservation. President Obama ratified the Shark Conservation Act, Gordon Ramsey goes public with shocking inside story on the corrupt shark fin trade, and Hong Kong officials refuse request to stop serving shark fin soup at government banquets.  How does it all fit together?  Check it out… http://wp.me/pH76q-2Zx

Bush Warriors Tattoo of the Day: SPECTACULAR shark tattoo by Tom Renshaw!!!  It’s almost 3D looking! Very cool!  The Chinese New Year falls on February 3rd and lots of shark fin soup will be eaten. What can you do for the sharks?  Check out the link  http://wp.me/pH76q-2ZS Don’t forget to join our facebook group: “Bush Warriors Inked Nation for Conservation”

Bush Warriors Species of the Day: The Guanaco is a relative of the llama and is considered ‘least concern’ on the IUCN Red List.  However, its population is declining and it now occupies only 40% of its original range.  Poaching is a major threat to these unique South American mammals.  Read more at the link!  http://wp.me/pH76q-2Xr

Bush Warriors Photo of the Day: “Only Have Eyes for You”— A GORGEOUS shark photo by Katrien Vandevelde!  The unbelievable clarity in this photo gives you an up close look at the shark’s eye.  Who do you think has better night vision: man or shark?  Click the link to see if you’re right!  http://wp.me/pH76q-307 Enter your own shark photos at our facebook group: “Bush Warriors Photo of the Day Contest”

Bush Warriors Organization of the Day: Ethiopian Wolf Conservation Program— grassroots conservation efforts to save the last 500 critically endangered Ethiopian wolves from extinction through research, community outreach, and education.  EWCP is doing unbelievable work to protect this species from being lost forever.  Please support them!  http://wp.me/pH76q-30f

Bush Warriors Video of the Day: “Dolphin Stampede”— having a rough hump day?  Then you’ve GOT to watch this UNBELIEVABLE footage of a dolphin superpod in the Sea of Cortez.  This mind-blowing scene is rare to see and even rarer to capture on film! ENJOY!  http://wp.me/pH76q-30l

Reason #423 to get a Bush Warriors Tiger T-shirt: They’re made in the U.S.A. http://wp.me/PH76q-2S9

January 4, 2011

Arrests, convictions, SCANDALS, seizures, corruption, and shock! Lots of news surrounding the illegal ivory trade over the last couple of months.  Here’s a review all of the most recent reports and discuss their connections.  http://wp.me/pH76q-2YH

Bush Warriors Tattoo of the Day: AWESOME piranha tattoo by Petri Syrjala!  Very cool with great colors that make it pop!  Did you know that it was U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt who really spurred the bad reputation these fish have for being ferocious predators?  Read more at the link!  http://wp.me/pH76q-2Z4 Don’t forget to join our facebook group: “Bush Warriors Inked Nation for Conservation”

Bush Warriors Species of the Day: The Golden Dancing-Jewel is listed as ‘VULNERABLE’. These beautiful insects are endemic to the Eastern Arc Mountains of Tanzania and are declining due to habitat loss (caused by deforesation) and water pollution.  Their sensitive habiat must be better protected if these beauties are to survive.  http://wp.me/pH76q-2Xm

Bush Warriors Photo of the Day: “Mirror Images”— GORGEOUS photo of a Three-Banded Plover by Gorazd Golob!  Simply stunning, a real true beauty!  Three-Banded plovers appear to be doing pretty well compared to other plover species.  Read more at the link… http://wp.me/pH76q-2Zg Enter your photos in the contest at our facebook group: Bush Warriors Photo of the Day Contest

Don’t forget! The November Photo of the Month poll will be closing tomorrow… make your vote count! http://wp.me/PH76q-2LM

Too busy to get out and do some serious work to save the tigers?  We’ve got a solution: use your body!  Check out our new in-your-face tiger t-shirts!  Wear one and you’re going to raise some awareness without ever having to do anything more than pick your outfit in the morning!  http://wp.me/PH76q-2S9

January 3, 2011

After a tiger fatally attacked three people, local communities demand immediate action to be taken against the feline.  Angered protests at the gates of one of India’s most popular tiger reserves were met with officials’ alleged promise that the animal would be killed within 48 hours.  http://wp.me/pH76q-2XQ

Bush Warriors Tattoo of the Day: FANTASTIC lion tattoo by Den! WOW!!!! Incredible detail on this stunning piece of art!  You gotta see it!  Click the link for some lion facts.  http://wp.me/pH76q-2Ya Remember: tattoos are forever and so is extinction… Don’t forget to join our facebook group at “Bush Warriors Inked Nation for Conservation”

Bush Warriors Photo of the Day: “Always Well Rounded” by Maggy Meyer!  A DELIGHTFUL little pangolin photo!  Which senses are most developed in pangolins?  Click the link to find out and to read some other cool pangolin facts!  http://wp.me/pH76q-2Yh Enter the contest at our facebook group: “Bush Warriors Photo of the Day Contest”

Bush Warriors Species of the Day: CRITICALLY ENDANGERED White-Shouldered Ibis— one of Southeast Asia’s most threatened waterbirds!  Due to habitat loss and hunting, there are now only 300 of these magnificent wading birds left.  They and their habitat are in dire need of increased protection.  http://wp.me/pH76q-2Tu

Bush Warriors Organization of the Day: Victoria Falls Anti-Poaching Unit— grassroots anti-poaching efforts!  Hiring locals to protect their wildlife and even converting convicted poachers into wildlife protectors.  This is a WONDERFUL organization.  http://wp.me/pH76q-2YC

Did you miss today’s story?  Did you see it and it made you upset?  Get a shirt!  Make some noise for this endangered species before it’s too late!  Your body can carry the message.  The shirt does all the work… all you hafta do is wear it.  http://wp.me/pH76q-2XQ

December 31, 2010- HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!

As we are in the midst of the planet’s 6th mass extinction and are losing species faster than we can find them, we are taking a moment to acknowledge ten of 2010′s most endangered species. Sadly, we may be telling them all goodbye. Let’s make 2011 another “International Year of Biodiversity” and try to save as many species as we can together.  Read, share, and enjoy!  http://wp.me/pH76q-2X3

December 30, 2010

Poachers have claimed the lives of two more rhinos in South Africa over the last week, bringing the nation’s death toll to at least 310 for the year. One of the victim’s calves is missing. Only two days left in 2010… will the remaining rhinos make it to 2011 without losing any more?  http://wp.me/pH76q-2Wg

Bush Warriors Tattoo of the Day: A very SPECIAL tattoo today… it is on the arm of our own Rhishja Larson from Saving Rhinos! A BEAUTIFUL one-horned rhino tattoo done by Mark Bode at Sacred Rose Tattoo and SR2 Gallery!  Check out Rhishja’s story on how she came to getting this stunning piece of art permanently put on her body!  http://wp.me/pH76q-2Ww Don’t forget to join us on facebook at Bush Warriors Inked Nation for Conservation

Bush Warriors Species of the Day: The Chapman’s Blenny is listed as VULNERABLE and can ONLY be found at Easter Island.  It’s entire range likely consists of no more than one square kilometer! As tourism increases on Easter Island, human activities pose more threats to this tiny fish.  http://wp.me/pH76q-2Ti

Want to help tigers?  Check out our newest way to raise awareness!  In-your-face t-shirts carrying a powerful message about the plight of the world’s tigers… international shipping is available!  http://wp.me/PH76q-2S9

Bush Warriors Photo of the Day: “ALWAYS Smile at a Crocodile”— A MAGNIFICENT shot of a beautiful crocodile by Ron Glazier!  What an absolutely amazing photo!  How are Nile crocs faring in Africa?  Read up on them at the link… http://wp.me/pH76q-2WC You can enter the contest at our facebook group at “Bush Warriors Photo of the Day Contest”

We will be closing the poll for November Photo of the Month on Wednesday, so be sure to make your vote count before then.  Feel free to invite your friends and family to cast their votes too!  http://wp.me/PH76q-2LM

Bush Warriors Organization of the Day: The Cape Leopard Trust— working to conserve a small and unique sub-population of leopards in South Africa’s Western Cape through research, conflict mitigation, and community outreach and education.  They’re multi-faceted approach to conservation is making huge strides!  Please support Cape Leopard Trust!  http://wp.me/pH76q-2WY

December 29, 2010

2010 has been a big year for sharks, as they’ve likely gotten more press about the challenges they face this year than every before.  Here’s a look back on the top ten shark stories of 2010!  read, share, enjoy!  http://wp.me/pH76q-2Vq

Bush Warriors Tattoo of the Day: INCREDIBLE shark tattoo by the legendary Deano Cook!  Look at that little shark going after lunch!  Speaking of lunch… how do sharks knowo which way to go to get it?  Click the link to find out!  http://wp.me/pH76q-2VJ Don’t forget to join us on Facebook at “Bush Warriors Inked Nation for Conservation”

Bush Warriors Species of the Day: Beautiful Whale Sharks are listed as VULNERABLE and are declining due to overfishing for their fins, meat, and liver oils.  Whale shark tourism has proven very effective in some places as a means of conservation of the world’s largest fish.  Save the whale sharks!  http://wp.me/pH76q-2Tz

Bush Warriors Photo of the Day: “Keeping a Watchful Eye”— This SPECTACULAR leopard photo was captured by Etienne de Waal and really shows the beauty of this amazing predator.  How is it that so many predators can inhabit one ecosystem without causing major problems to its balance?  Click the link to see… http://wp.me/pH76q-2VU Enter the contest at our facebook group: “Bush Warriors Photo of the Day Contest”

Don’t forget! This Photo of the Week poll is closing at the end of the week… have you voted for your favorite yet?  If not, please do and invite others to do it too! :) http://wp.me/PH76q-2OM

CONGRATULATIONS TO Karin Vermaak Heroux, winner of the Photo of the Week from the 2nd week of December!  Karin’s OUTSTANDING lion photo will now go on to compete for the Photo of the Month!  Great work Karin!  http://wp.me/PH76q-2K3

The poll is now open for voting on last week’s Photo of the Week!  http://wp.me/PH76q-2W5

December 28, 2010

Thousands of species were discovered across the world this year, many of them already threatened with extinction.  Today, we bring you just ten of the species found in 2010.  Read, share, and enjoy!  http://wp.me/pH76q-2UN

Bush Warriors Tattoo of the Day: AWESOME sea lion tattoo by Phil Garcia!  Beautiful colors on this one!  Did you know that a large number of sea lions are killed off during El Nino years?  Do you know why?  Check out the link for the info!  http://wp.me/pH76q-2V2 Don’t forget to join our facebook group: Bush Warriors Inked Nation for Conservation

Bush Warriors Species of the Day: CRITICALLY ENDANGERED Saiga Antelope— a rare and strange-looking antelope species of Central Asia that has been hunted to the brink of extinction.  It’s parts are used in traditional Chinese medicine.  Groups of thousands have been poached.  Increased protection is critical to saving this very unique species!  http://wp.me/pH76q-2Tn

Bush Warriors Photo of the Day: “Spa Day”— A DIVINE rhino photo by Nobby Natalie Clarke! No better site than a rhino WITH its horns having a lovely mud bath… good for the skin ya know? Have a look at the link for a lovely little video from our friends at Saving Rhinos! http://wp.me/pH76q-2Vd You can enter photo contest at our facebook group: Bush Warriors Photo of the Day Contest

Have you gotten your Bush Warriors Tiger T-Shirt yet?  International shipping is available! Great way to spread the word about the plight of our world’s tigers by wearing the message on your body!  Join the fight to save tigers! http://wp.me/pH76q-2RZ

December 27, 2010

As we near the end of 2010, here’s a look back on the top ten rhino stories of the year!  But most importantly… in 2010 rhino poaching finally made it to the headlines and that is GREAT news for rhinos, as it draws worldwide attention to this urgent crisis.  Keep up the pressure and help us spread the word far and wide!  http://wp.me/pH76q-2TH

Bush Warriors Tattoo of the Day: PHENOMENAL platypus tattoo by Den! WOW!!! This tattoo is UNBELIEVABLE!  You gotta see it!  Did you know that the male platypus has a venemous spur on each hind leg?  Read more at the link!  http://wp.me/pH76q-2Uk Don’t forget to join our wildlife tattoo group on facebook at Bush Warriors Inked Nation for Conservation

Bush Warriors Species of the Day: CRITICALLY ENDANGERED Red Wolf— declared ‘Extinct in the Wild’ in 1980 after decades of human persecution, strong conservation efforts have brought the wild population back up to a fragile 100-130 individuals.  Spread the word to protect these beautiful canids!  http://wp.me/pH76q-2Tb

Don’t forget… BUSH WARRIORS TIGER T-SHIRTS ARE NOW FOR SALE! Introducing our new in-your-face t-shirts. Don’t just stand there feeling sad about tigers, DO SOMETHING! Wear the message on your body for ALL to see! Let’s show the world we mean business. Enough is enough! Get a shirt and become a LOUD voice for tigers today! http://wp.me/pH76q-2RZ

Bush Warriors Photo of the Day: “Nature’s Night Crew”— an AMAZING photo by Sean Braine of a beautiful brown hyena!  A rare moment with such a magnificent predator.  Did you know that brown hyenas are considered ‘near threatened’ and that many still mistakenly have a negative attitude towards these creatures?  Read more at the link!  http://wp.me/pH76q-2Uy Enter the photo contest at our facebook group: Bush Warriors Photo of the Day Contest

LAST CALL for votes in this Photo of the Week poll from the 2nd week for December!  The poll will close tonight, so get in and vote for your favorite!  http://wp.me/PH76q-2K3

Announcing Bush Warriors’ TOP TEN WILDLIFE TATTOOS OF 2010!  Looking back on the top ten extraordinary wildlife tattoos we’ve featured this year.  Enjoy!  http://wp.me/pH76q-2UG

Bush Warriors Species of the Day: Beautiful Whale Sharks are listed as VULNERABLE and are declining due to overfishing for their fins, meat, and liver oils.  Whale shark tourism has proven very effective in some places as a means of conservation of the world’s largest fish.  Save the whale sharks!  http://wp.me/pH76q-2Tz

December 24, 2010

SURPRISE!!! BUSH WARRIORS T-SHIRTS ARE NOW FOR SALE! Introducing our new in-your-face t-shirts. Don’t just stand there feeling sad about tigers, DO SOMETHING! Wear the message on your body for ALL to see! Let’s show the world we mean business. Enough is enough! Get a shirt and become a LOUD voice for tigers today! http://wp.me/pH76q-2RZ

Bush Warriors Tattoo of the Day: AWESOME tiger tattoo by Jeff Gogue!!! Wow that is some incredible art!  Do you know which subspecies of tiger is the largest?  The smallest?  Click the link to check if you’re right!  And don’t forget to check out our new tiger t-shirts too!  http://wp.me/pH76q-2Ss Join our facebook group: Bush Warriors Inked Nation for Conservation

Bush Warriors Species of the Day: The Mallorcan Midwife Toad is listed as ‘VULNERABLE’ and is found only on the island of Mallorca.  It’s unique in that males provide parental care.  Population declining due mainly to introduced species (specifically a frog and a snake), as well as habitat loss!  Spread the word about this cool little frog!  http://wp.me/pH76q-2O7

Bush Warriors Photo of the Day: “What the Sifaka is THAT?!”— A HILARIOUS and DARLING photo of a Sifaka Lemur by Andy Kammer!  What a great capture!  Did you know that there are 2 species of sifaka lemur that have less than 250 individuals each?  Read more at the link.  http://wp.me/pH76q-2SG Enter the photo contest at our facebook group: Bush Warriors Photo of the Day Contest

If you missed this story last week, be sure to check it out… the auction is scheduled to be held in just 6 days! Media reports say Tanzania is planning to auction confiscated processed ivory products at the end of the month, but is this legal? Is the Tazanian government just seeking a loophole through which they can offload their ivory stockpiles? Scary time for elephants! http://wp.me/pH76q-2JD

Bush Warriors Organization of the Day: AWARE Trust-  Zimbabwe’s first and only organization for veterinary conservation.  This dedicated team of animal doctors fills the gap between domesticated animals and wildlife, saving the lives of both, working to minimize negative interactions between them, and bringing conservation to domestic animal husbandry.  GREAT JOB AWARE Trust!  http://wp.me/pH76q-2SQ

December 23, 2010

Over 300 rhinos’ lives have been taken from our planet too soon this year in South Africa.  The effects of poachers’ actions have trickled down through many different levels.  Several babies were left orphaned, devastated, heartbroken.  Sadly, they don’t always survive these tragedies, even with unending, dedicated efforts to help them.  Even with all the love in the world… it isn’t always enough.  http://wp.me/pH76q-2R1

Bush Warriors Tattoo of the Day: Easily one of the most EXTRAORDINARY tattoos we’ve ever featured! This BREATH-TAKING piece of art was created by Den. You can interpret how you want, but we see 2 generations embracing something so critical to our own survival: nature. It’s something we are losing so quickly, as you will see in the text at the link http://wp.me/pH76q-2Rl Remember: tattoos are forever, and so is extinction! Join us on Facebook at: Bush Warriors Inked Nation for Conservation

Bush Warriors Species of the Day: Smooth Cauliflower Coral are listed as ‘NEAR THREATENED’ and are declining rapidly.  The #1 threat to their existence are rising sea temperatures, a function of global climate change that results in coral bleaching and ocean acidification. Coral is a critical component of the marine ecosystem.  We cannot afford to lose them!  http://wp.me/pH76q-2O2

CONGRATULATIONS TO Jill Vickerman! Winner of the first Photo of the Week for December!  Her beautiful tortoise photo will now go on to compete for the December Photo of the Month!  http://wp.me/PH76q-2DQ

Bush Warriors Photo of the Day: “A Wrinkle in Time” by Daniel Cambon— what a STUNNING photo! WOW!  So peaceful and elegant!  You’ve heard the old saying “An elephant never forgets”?  Well it’s been scientifically proven!  Check it out at the link!  http://wp.me/pH76q-2RA Enter our photo contest at our facebook group: Bush Warriors Photo of the Day Conteset

If you missed this IMPORTANT story on Tuesday, make sure you check it out: Despite strong efforts in Asia to expose the bear bile farming industry, the operations continue on in flagrant disregard for the law. Are powerful politicians blocking movements to shut it down? New info also suggests ingesting the bile could be fatal and global bear populations are now at risk to meet the demand. http://wp.me/pH76q-2Pk

Bush Warriors Organization of the Day: The Colobus Trust— located on the southern coast of Kenya, this extraordinary organization is working hard to protect and conserve the black and white colobus monkeys and their habitat with new and innovative ideas!  http://wp.me/pH76q-2RN

Bush Warriors Video of the Day: Romancing the Bag— Ever heard of “Plastic Island”?  It’s no vacation resort… unless you’re a real piece of trash.  Check it out at the link!  http://wp.me/pH76q-2RS

Did you miss this story last month? If so, be sure to check it out and share, share, SHARE! The dugongs are in trouble! Let’s unite for these beautiful sea creatures! http://wp.me/pH76q-2kU

Hint for tomorrow’s surprise?  Tigers.  That’s all we’re gonna say!  You’re gonna have to catch up with us tomorrow for our BIG HOLIDAY SURPRISE!  And don’t forget… Jan. 3rd we will announce our new global initiative too!  It’s our biggest yet!  Stay tuned… www.bushwarriors.org

December 22, 2010

The US Shark Conservation Act has been passed by the House of Representatives and could potentially serve as an example for worldwide shark conservation.  Next step: being signed into law by President Obama.  BUT WAIT!  Does this ammendment have loopholes too?? Legislation is half the battle, enforcement is the rest.  http://wp.me/pH76q-2Qe

Bush Warriors Tattoo of the Day: COOL tribal tattoo of a hammerhead shark by Moana!  WOW!  That is a big piece of art and it’s possible it might be around longer than some shark species! Why do hammerheads have that funny shaped head anyway?  Find out at the link  http://wp.me/pH76q-2Qx Don’t forget to join our facebook group: Bush Warriors Inked Nation for Conservation

Bush Warriors Species of the Day: ENDANGERED Purple Marsh Crab— one of the world’s 5 rare freshwater crab species.  It is found only in the forests of northwest Guinea and is declining due to loss of its wetland habitat.  http://wp.me/pH76q-2NV

Bush Warriors Photo of the Day: “Malama o kekai, kekai o ke malama.”— a GORGEOUS sea turtle photo by Kevin Jeffery!  Absolutely stunning photo that reminds us “Take care of the ocean, and the ocean will take care of you” or, in the Hawaiian Language, “Malama o kekai, kekai o ke malama.”  http://wp.me/pH76q-2QH Enter your beautiful undersea photos in the contest at our facebook group: Bush Warriors Photo of the Day Contest

Bush Warriors Video of the Day: “Run For Your Lives!”— Shark attacks invoke unnecessary fear and panic amongst many people… here is something you should be much more afraid of.  It may surprise you!  Also an update on the “Red Sea Rodeo” surrounding the bizarre and rare shark attacks at Egypt’s Sharm el-Sheikh. http://wp.me/pH76q-2QQ

As Tanzania is increasingly becoming a focus of poaching concerns, it seems even more crucial that the proposed Serengeti Highway is NOT constructed.  We’re re-posting this to remind you of a few other reasons why it’s not a good idea and hope that you will share it with others to gain their support in opposition of this road.  http://wp.me/pH76q-Te

Did you hear??  We have a secret!  On January 3rd, we will be announcing our new GLOBAL initiative… our biggest yet!  We’re so excited!  Want a hint?  Get out your cameras and be prepared to make a LOUD statement!  Stay tuned to Bush Warriors ww.bushwarriors.org

December 21, 2010

Despite strong efforts in Asia to expose the bear bile farming industry, the operations continue on in flagrant disregard for the law. Are powerful politicians blocking movements to shut it down? New info also suggests ingesting the bile could be fatal and global bear populations are now at risk to meet the demand. http://wp.me/pH76q-2Pk

Bush Warriors Tattoo of the Day: BRILLIANT lemur tattoo by Jeff Gogue!  AMAZING detail on this piece!  Love the eyes! Scientists discovered a new species of lemur last week in Madagascar!  More info at the link… http://wp.me/pH76q-2PH Don’t forget to join our facebook group: Bush Warriors Inked Nation for Conservation

Bush Warriors Species of the Day: CRITICALLY ENDANGERED Central Rock Rat— this little rodent is endemic to Australia and may actually already be extinct in the wild.  It is threatened by fire, the spread of invasive grasses, dingo predation, and habitat degradation caused by feral herbivores.  A captive breeding program is in place, but re-introduction may not be feasible.  http://wp.me/pH76q-2NP

Bush Warriors Photo of the Day: “I’m So Lonesome, I Could Cry”— a GORGEOUS shot by Angie Ritter!  This poor little springbok couldn’t look any lonelier!  Have you ever seen a springbok “pronk”?  Well check out the link… http://wp.me/pH76q-2PQ You can enter the photo contest at our facebook group: Bush Warriors Photo of the Day Contest

The poll for last week’s Photo of the Week is now open.  It’s a tough choice, but vote for your favorite!  http://wp.me/PH76q-2OM

Bush Warriors Video of the Day: GREEN.  One of the most powerful and heartbreaking documentaries you will ever see! Green tells the devastating story of the loss of Indonesia’s rich forests through the eyes of an orangutan on her death bed.  The images will shake you to the core.  Please share this video with everyone you know… these animals are relying on US!  http://wp.me/pH76q-2PX

Just in case you mised this last month, we’re re-posting it.  An inspiring story of a man who made shark diving more than just tourism… he made it a mission to protect sharks!  Enjoy!  http://wp.me/pH76q-2d6

December 20, 2010

More sad and disturbing news out of southern Africa: At least six rhinos were killed late last week at a game sanctuary in Zimbabwe.  Local sources say the rhinos were killed in an area located close to Chinese chrome mining operations.  Zimbabwe now has less than 700 rhinos left.  http://wp.me/pH76q-2Oc

Bush Warriors Tattoo of the Day: FANTASTIC whale tattoo by Sean Zee! Beautiful colors!  And it even has little seals!  Did you know that whales get sunburns?  Read about this and other whale concerns at the link… http://wp.me/pH76q-2Ov Join our wildlife tattoo group on facebook at: Bush Warriors Inked Nation for Conservation

Bush Warriors Species of the Day: The ENDANGERED Grandidier’s Baobab tree is found only in southwestern Madagascar.  These beautiful trees, which many different species of wildlife depend on, are heavily exploited and cut down to clear land for agriculture. These trees are in dire need of protection.  http://wp.me/pH76q-2NG

LAST CALL for votes in this Photo of the Week poll!!  It will close tonight, so make sure your vote counts.  Invite others to participate too :) http://wp.me/PH76q-2DQ

Bush Warriors Photo of the Day: “The Night Stalker”— a STUNNING photo of a young lion stalking in the tall grass by Gorazd Golob!  What a fantastic shot!  What is a tapetum lucidum and how does it help lions at night?  Take a look at the link to find out… http://wp.me/pH76q-2OJ Enter the contest at our facebook group: Bush Warriors Photo of the Day Contest

In case you missed Friday’s story, here it is: OVER THREE MILLION African parrots have been snatched from the wild in just the last 25-30 YEARS!  This week, Steve Boyes discusses how illegal trade and habitat loss are threatening Africa’s parrots with extinction.  Another World Parrot Trust-Bush Warriors exclusive!  http://wp.me/pH76q-2MD

Bush Warriors Organization of the Day: Proyecto Titi — a truly grassroots organization in Colombia working hard to save endangered Cotton-Top Tamarins and their habitat.  They work closely with local communities to inspire conservation of the titi monkeys and all the natural world.  Buy a loved one an eco-mochila for the holidays, to support Proyecto Titi!  http://wp.me/pH76q-2P2

Bush Warriors Video of the Day: “The Future of the Safari”— a chilling thought at how safaris may be one day, if we don’t intervene to save the rhinos now.  Also, a sad announcement from our friends at Saving Rhinos about Vusi, the young survivor of horrific poaching attack.  http://wp.me/pH76q-2P7

Pssst! We want to let you in on a little secret… On January 3rd we will announce our new GLOBAL initiative, our biggest yet!  Anyone, anywhere on earth can participate and MAKE A DIFFERENCE!  Want a hint?  Get your cameras ready and prepare to make a statement the whole world will see!  Stay tuned to Bush Warriors www.bushwarriors.org

We’re re-posting this to remind you to speak out on behalf of Asiatic black bears.  As many as 13,000 of these beautiful bears may be locked up in horrific and cruel “farm” conditions just to have their gall bladders milked for bile day in and day out.  The bile is used in traditional medicine.  Pass along this info to anyone and everyone you can!  http://wp.me/pH76q-1hU

December 17, 2010

Another World Parrot Trust-Bush Warriors exclusive! OVER THREE MILLION African parrots have been snatched from the wild in just the last 25-30 YEARS!  This week, Steve Boyes discusses how illegal trade and habitat loss are threatening Africa’s parrots with extinction.  http://wp.me/pH76q-2MD

Bush Warriors Tattoo of the Day: GORGEOUS exotic birds tattoo by Anthony DuBois! This spectacularly detailed piece features an African Grey, a cockatoo, and parakeets! AWESOME!  What are the most endangered parrot species in the world?  Click the link to find out… http://wp.me/pH76q-2N1 Don’t forget to join our facebook group: “Bush Warriors Inked Nation for Conservation”

Bush Warriors Species of the Day: CRITICALLY ENDANGERED Yangtze Giant Softshell Turtle— pretty much extinct, with only 4 left in the whole world!  And only 2 are in the wild!  This enormous Chinese turtle has been decimated as a result of hunting for human consumption, wetland destruction, and water pollution.  Sadly, it might just be too late for this extraordinary amphibian :( http://wp.me/pH76q-2Is

Bush Warriors Photo of the day: “When the Time is Right… Take it and RUN!”— an absolutely PHENOMENAL cheetah photo by Maggy Meyer!  UNBELIEVABLE shot!  Though cheetahs are predators themselves, they can sometimes become prey! Check out the link to see how cheetahs avoid becoming lunch while eating lunch!  http://wp.me/pH76q-2Nj Enter the contest on facebook at “Bush Warriors Photo of the Day Contest”

Bush Warriors Video of the Day: “Critically Endangered Parrot Humps Man’s Head”— Yep! Gettin’ shagged by a Kakapo!  This man shares a moment he’ll never forget with one of the world’s rarest birds… and he comes out bloodied, as a result!  http://wp.me/pH76q-2Ns

Bush Warriors Wildlife Photography Workshop: “Hope for the Future!” Gerry’s last workshop for 2010 discusses the past year and the coming year, with respect to achievements in wildlife photography!  And a surprise at the end of the post? Perhaps!  http://wp.me/pH76q-2Ms

December 16, 2010

308: The year’s new death toll for poached rhinos in South Africa, after four rhinos were killed just days ago in KwaZulu-Natal.  Poachers claimed the lives of three males and a female, leaving behind an orphaned baby.  http://wp.me/pH76q-2Lg

Bush Warriors Tattoo of the Day: ADORABLE slow loris tattoo by Jon Claeton!  Yet another fabulous endangered species tattoo! There are 7 species of loris in our world, and if your saw our story on Friday, you know why. Illegal wildlife trade has not been kind to these cute critters… more at the link!  http://wp.me/pH76q-2LA Check out Bush Warriors Inked Nation for Conservation

Bush Warriors Species of the Day: ENDANGERED Maned Sloth— These adorable creatures, native to Brazil, are notoriously slow… but they are quickly moving toward extinction.  To protect this fascinating animal we must protect its habitat and HALT the destruction of the rainforest!  http://wp.me/pH76q-2Im

CONGRATULATIONS TO Peter Thomas, winner of the October Photo of the Month!  Great work Peter!  http://wp.me/PH76q-2r2

Bush Warriors Photo of the Day: “Gremlins!”— a DELIGHTFUL photo of baby bat-eared foxes by Chris Wildblood!  It just doesn’t get much cuter than this!!!  Any guesses at what bat-eared foxes eat?  The answer might surprised you! Facts about these cuties at the link! http://wp.me/pH76q-2M0 Got your own cool wildlife photos?  Enter the contest on facebook at “Bush Warriors Photo of the Day Contest”

BREAKING NEWS! One of Tanzania’s few critically endangered black rhinos has been slaughtered in the world-renowned Serengeti National Park.  Tanzania is under much scrutiny following their plan to auction ivory products at the end of the month and their proposed Serengeti highway.  http://wp.me/pH76q-2M7

November Photo of the Month poll is now open!  Vote for your favorite!!  Share the opportunity with others and encourage them to vote!  http://wp.me/PH76q-2LM

After this week’s tragic rhino news, we thought we’d re-post this story to remind everyone of Desmond TuTu’s plea to end the rhino slaughter, “Let us stop the callous brutality, the greed and the criminality that is robbing our children of their birthright.”  http://wp.me/pH76q-1RC

December 15, 2010

You saw our Video of the Day last week showing hundreds of shark fins lining a Hong Kong sidewalk.  After the incident gained international media attention, a shark fin trader responds, “Forget about environmental protection. The sea is full of sharks. Who said they are going to be extinct?”  http://wp.me/pH76q-2Ko

Bush Warriors Tattoo of the Day: FANTASTIC shark tattoo by Pepa Heller! COOL colors and awesome artsy look too it!  What is the most efficient apex predator of the sea?  Check the link…. http://wp.me/pH76q-2KI Join our inked nation facebook group: “Bush Warriors Inked Nation for Conservation”

Bush Warriors Species of the Day: Basking Sharks are listed as ‘VULNERABLE’ on the IUCN.  Historically hunted to low numbers for the liver oil and flesh, shark finning continues to put pressure on this species.  It’s recovery is challenged by exceptionally slow reproduction rates.  Take a stand against shark finning— SAY NO TO SHARK FIN SOUP!  http://wp.me/pH76q-2Ig

Bush Warriors Photo of the Day: “The Ocean’s Ballet” by Katrien Vandevelde— Absolutely EXQUISITE underwater scene, complete with a shark who is complete with fins.  GREAT photo!  What will be featured in the 2011 Michelin’s Guide to Hong Kong?  You may find it shocking. Have a look at the link to find out… http://wp.me/pH76q-2KT If you have amazing shark photos, enter them in our contest!

Bush Warriors Organization of the Day: Gabon Sea Turtle Partnership— an alliance of organizations, stakeholders, and local communities committed to protecting sea turtles nesting on the coastline of Gabon, as well as their nesting beach habitat and hatchlings.  Gabon has the world’s largest nesting population of critically endangered leatherback sea turtles! GREAT WORK GSTP!!! http://wp.me/pH76q-2L3

December 14, 2010

Media reports say Tanzania is planning to auction confiscated processed ivory products at the end of the month. Conservationists say the nation is seeking a loophole through which they can offload their ivory stockpiles, after their one-off sale proposal failed at this year’s CITES meeting. Is it legal? Scary thought for Africa’s dwindling elephants… http://wp.me/pH76q-2JD

Bush Warriors Tattoo of the Day: SPECTACULAR red panda tattoo by Jason Goldberg!  More fantastic endangered species body art!  Did you know there are now fewer than 10,000 mature red pandas left in the wild?  Click the link to read more about these cute critters!  http://wp.me/pH76q-2JU Don’t forget to join our facebook group: Bush Warriors Inked Nation for Conservation

Bush Warriors Species of the Day: Giant Garter Snake— The largest species of garter snake in the world is listed as ‘vulnerable’ by the IUCN.  It is ONLY found in the Central Valley of California and its population is declining.  If you live in the area, you can help by protecting the snake’s habitat & keeping cats indoors!  http://wp.me/pH76q-2Ic

Bush Warriors Photo of the Day: “Red Ruby of the Forest” by Pintueli Gajjar— a STUNNING and rare sight caught on film, a woodpecker species known as the Greater Flameback! Did you know there are around 200 known species of woodpecker?  Read more at the link!  http://wp.me/pH76q-2K7 Enter the contest at our facebook page “Bush Warriors Photo of the Day Contest”

Bush Warriors Video of the Day: Lemurs Getting High!  Having a rough Tuesday?  Let our friends in the animal kingdom bring you a laugh… http://wp.me/pH76q-2Kg

December 13, 2010

South Africa’s rhino death toll reached at least 304 rhinos last week, which is more than double the amount killed last year and OVER 23 TIMES as many rhinos that were killed in 2007.  The annual number of rhinos poached in SA has increased exponentially for the last 4 years.  http://wp.me/pH76q-2Iz

Bush Warriors Tattoo of the Day: AMAZING lion tattoo by Oleg Turyanskiy!  The details on this piece are unreal!!  Did you know that lions have ‘whisker spots’ that are unique to each individual?  Or that they have 30 teeth?  More info at the link about these incredible predators, whose numbers are dwindling!  http://wp.me/pH76q-2IU Don’t forget to join our wildlife tattoo group here on Facebook: “Bush Warriors Inked Nation for Conservation”

Bush Warriors Species of the Day: CRITICALLY ENDANGERED Red-Headed Vulture— another vulture of Asia that was once abundant in high numbers but has suffered a severe reduction due to diclofenac-contaminated livestock carcasses. Like many other Asian vulture species, their extinction is frighteningly close.  http://wp.me/pH76q-2GT

CONGRATULATIONS TO Nick Turner, winner of the Photo of the Week from the last week of November!  Nick’s INCREDIBLE zebra photo will now go on to compete for the November Photo of the Month with the rest of the month’s Photo of the Week winners!  Great work Nick!  http://wp.me/PH76q-2xX

Bush Warriors Photo of the Day: “Going in for the Kill” by Peter Thomas.  An EXQUISITE photo of a beautiful Lanner Falcon with his meal.  These are stunning raptors that are widespread throughout their range, with the exception of a significantly reduced subspecies population in Europe.  Read more at the link!  http://wp.me/pH76q-2J1 Enter the contest at our facebook group: “Bush Warriors Photo of the Day Contest”

Don’t miss Friday’s IMPORTANT story: Thousands of lorises are being lost each year to black market pet trade, traditional medicine, and superstitious rituals.  The world’s only venomous primates could be gone in the flash of an eye, as the illegal wildlife trade replaces unprecedented habitat loss as the most serious threat to their existence.  http://wp.me/pH76q-2HG

Bush Warriors Organization of the Day: Elephant-Human Relations Aid— with the dedicated help of international volunteers, EHRA works closely with local communities of Namibia to mitigate human-elephant conflict and bridge the relationship between humans and elephants  http://wp.me/pH76q-2Jp

Bush Warriors Video of the Day: Penguin Lightbulb— It’s so easy to save energy, which reduces our use of natural resources, thus having less impact on wildlife and their habitat!  Not only is it easy… IT SAVES YOU MONEY!  Check this out!  http://wp.me/pH76q-2Ju

Uganda’s lions are quickly fading.  The majority have been forced to live only within protected areas and a recent survey indicates only 415 remain in the nation’s network of National Parks.  In Queen Elizabeth NP, each lion is worth some $14,800 to the economy… can Uganda really afford to lose these big cats?  We’re sharing this story with you again… spread the word!  http://wp.me/pH76q-1pk

December 10, 2010

Thousands of lorises are being lost each year to black market pet trade, traditional medicine, and superstitious rituals.  The world’s only venomous primates could be gone in the flash of an eye, as the illegal wildlife trade replaces unprecedented habitat loss as the most serious threat to their existence.  http://wp.me/pH76q-2HG

December 9, 2010

With 304 rhinos killed for their horns in South Africa so far this year, many are now wondering if ‘insiders’ are fueling the demand for this black market trade.  Are private rhino owners trying to profit on the rhino horn myth?   http://wp.me/pH76q-2Gl

Bush Warriors Tattoo of the Day: ADORABLE sea otter tattoo by Hayley Lakeman! The details and shading really make this piece pop! Great endangered species tattoo!  Did you know that after the fur trade of the early 1900′s, only 2,000 sea otters remained in the whole world?! Read more at the link!  http://wp.me/pH76q-2H1 Remember: Tattoos are forever and so is extinction! Share your wildlife tattoos with us on our facebook group: “Bush Warriors Inked Nation for Conservation”

Bush Warriors Species of the Day: The Hooded Seal is listed as ‘VULNERABLE’ on the IUCN Red List, and while it’s population in the northwest Atlantic is pretty stable, the population in the northeast Atlantic is suffering a marked decline due to overhunting.  These beautiful marine mammals are commercially hunted for their fur.  http://wp.me/pH76q-2GO

Don’t forget! This Photo of the Week poll will be closing at the end of the week, so be sure to get in and vote for your favorite! Invite your friends to vote too! http://wp.me/PH76q-2xX

Bush Warriors Photo of the Day: “Peace and Tranquility”— an absolutely MAGICAL moment with one of the world’s rarest canids captured on film by Fred von Winckelmann!  What an EXTRAORDINARY photo! Did you know that Painted Dogs only have four toes on each of their front feet?  Read more about these amazing predators at the link! http://wp.me/pH76q-2Hf Do you have some magical wildlife moments that you’ve captured on film? Enter them in the contest!  Join our facebook group, “Bush Warriors Photo of the Day Contest”, and upload them to the wall!

If you missed Tuesday’s story, be sure to check it out: Vietnamese officials plan to auction off confiscated ‘tiger paste’, prompting Education for Nature Vietnam and conservationists around the world to question the nation’s claimed commitment to saving the endangered tiger. Records indicate a rapidly growing demand for tiger parts in Vietnam, with few consequences for traffickers. http://wp.me/pH76q-2Ep

Bush Warriors Organization of the Day: Save the Rhino Trust- A grassroots NGO that successfully prevented the extinction of Namibia’s black rhinos in the 80′s, after poachers took all but 50 of them.  Today they continue to protect these iconic animals and work closely with local communities, other organizations, and the Ministry of Environment and Tourism.  GREAT WORK SRT!!!  http://wp.me/pH76q-2Hr

Bush Warriors Video of the Day: We are ALL connected — When we hurt our planet, we are only hurting ourselves… we are all one.  When we destroy nature, we are only destroying ourselves… we are all ONE.   http://wp.me/pH76q-2Hu

India’s tigers and leopards same challenges to their existence: habitat loss, depleted prey base, fatal conflict with humans, etc. But now with so few tigers left, poachers are turning to leopards as a replacement. We’re re-posting this story to make some noise for India’s leopards. Please share and talk about this issue with others! http://wp.me/pH76q-1em

December 8, 2010

It’s a media feeding frenzy surrounding the Sharm el-Sheikh shark attacks and there are many incorrect facts being reported. While the hype seems to be all about sparking fear of these animals, is anyone concerned about our world’s sharks or those of the Red Sea? An interesting look at the rodeo this situation has become… http://wp.me/pH76q-2F7

Bush Warriors Tattoo of the Day: GORGEOUS hammerhead tattoo by Boris! What beautiful colors! Amazing!!  Did you know that the biggest Great Hammerhead shark (which are listed as ‘endangered) ever caught was a female carrying 52 unborn pups?  Read more about it at the link!  http://wp.me/pH76q-2FC Remember: Tattoos are forever and so is extinction!  Join our wildlife tattoo group here on facebook: Bush Warriors Inked Nation for Conservation

Bush Warriors Species of the Day: The Karkloof Blue Butterfly is listed as ‘VULNERABLE’ on the IUCN.  They are found only in a few isolated areas in South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal and only in low numbers.  Their decline has been caused mainly by human activities.  The Chube community has stepped up as stewards of this beautiful flagship species.  http://wp.me/pH76q-2FN

Bush Warriors Photo of the Day: “Cheeeeeeeeeese!”— a STUNNING and oh-so-clear great white shark photo by Antoni Emchowicz!  This is like an HD close up of a beautiful shark smile!  Did you know sharks have a “sixth sense”?  Read about at it the link!  http://wp.me/pH76q-2D3 To enter the contest, simply join our facebook group, “Bush Warriors Photo of the Day Contest” and upload your own amazing wildlife photos on the wall!  Good luck!

Bush Warriors Video of the Day: Blood on the Streets of Hong Kong!  The fins of THOUSANDS OF SHARKS set out to dry on a Hong Kong sidewalk.  Pedestrians forced to walk around them as two men stand guard to protect the profits.  http://wp.me/pH76q-2G0

LAST CALL for votes in the October Photo of the Month poll!  The poll will close tonight!  Get your votes in quick!  http://wp.me/PH76q-2r2

Sad news: today we learn that some 304 rhinos have now been slaughtered for there horns in South Africa so far this year.  Legalizing the rhino horn trade has been suggested as solution for halting rhino poaching crisis.  Tonight we re-post this story about WWF’s position on this highly controversial topic.  What do you think?  http://wp.me/pH76q-1XC

December 7, 2010

Vietnamese officials plan to auction off confiscated ‘tiger paste’, prompting  Education for Nature Vietnam and conservationists around the world to question the nation’s claimed commitment to saving the endangered tiger.  Records indicate a rapidly growing demand for tiger parts in Vietnam, with few consequences for traffickers.  http://wp.me/pH76q-2Ep

Bush Warriors Species of the Day: The Grey-Faced Sengi (a species of elephant shrew) is listed as ‘VULNERABLE’ by the IUCN.  Though it was only first discovered in a forested area of Tanzania in 2005, this unique mammal is already facing extinction due to continued habitat loss.  http://wp.me/pH76q-2Ei

Bush Warriors Photo of the Day: “Out of the Grass, Into the Stripes” by Shazaad Kasmani— an OUTSTANDING and simply gorgeous photo of a zebra and cattle egret standing tall on the open savannah.  This photo screams “Africa” so loud, you almost feel as though you’re there.  So here’s the question… are zebras white with black stripes or black with white stripes?  Click the link for more info!  http://wp.me/pH76q-2CZ If you’re interested in entering the contest, upload your submissions to the wall of our facebook group: “Bush Warriors Photo of the Day Contest”

Bush Warriors Tattoo of the Day: AWESOME snake tattoo by Phil Garcia! WOW! Beautiful colors and amazing detail!  Did you know that, when it comes to fangs, there are two kinds of snakes? And we’re not talking fanged or not-fanged.  Read more about this at the link… http://wp.me/pH76q-2EF Rememer: tattoos are forever, and so is extinction.  Don’t forget to join our facebook group: Bush Warriors Inked Nation for Conservation

Bush Warriors Video of the Day: Tiger Hunts Crocodile! WOWZA! It’s rare to capture a tiger hunting anything on tape, but hunting (and killing) a crocodile?!  Almost unheard of!  Aside from poaching, depletion of the tigers’ prey base is one of the biggest challenges to their existence.  Read more at the link after you watch the video!  http://wp.me/pH76q-2EX

Re-posting this sad story about the loss of sharks in the South China Sea.  A recent study suggests over 83% of shark species once found there are now gone, and only a mere 18 species remain at low numbers.  http://wp.me/pH76q-22g

December 6, 2010

3 more rhinos killed in a 4 day span in KwaZulu-Natal last week, bringing South Africa’s total to 289 rhinos killed for their horns so far this year.  KZN wildlife remains hopeful stemming new financial support for increased anti-poaching efforts.  18 additional rangers hit the ground in KZN today.  http://wp.me/pH76q-2D7

Bush Warriors Tattoo of the Day: BEAUTIFUL endangered species tattoo by Don at Art in Motion— a Golden Snub-Nosed Monkey! A new species of snub-nosed was recently discovered in Myanmar, and it’s already been hunted to near extinction… more info at link: http://wp.me/pH76q-2Do Remember… tattoos are forever, and so is extinction!  Join our facebook group: Bush Warriors Inked Nation for Conservation

Bush Warriors Species of the Day: The Scimitar-Horned Oryx is already EXTINCT IN THE WILD due to overhunting and historic changes to habitat.  Efforts are underway to reintroduce them into protected areas.  http://wp.me/pH76q-2Ds

CONGRATULATIONS to Etienne Oosthuizen, winner of the Photo of the Week from mid-November!  Great work Etienne!  Etienne’s beautiful photo will now go on to compete for the November Photo of the Month.  http://wp.me/PH76q-2tJ

Bush Warriors Photo of the Day: “The Lion and the Thorn” by Karin Vermaak Heroux— a BEAUTIFUL shot that looks straight of the old tale about the lion, the mouse, and the thorn! Gorgeous!  Did you know the lion’s paw is so strong it can break the back of an antelope with one blow?  More info at the link  http://wp.me/pH76q-2CV Want to enter a photo in the contest? Join our facebook group (“Bush Warriors Photo of the Day Contest”) and upload your submission onto the wall.  Good luck!

Poll is now open for voting on last week’s Photo of the Week!  Vote for your favorite and share the opportunity to do so with others! :) http://wp.me/PH76q-2DQ

Bush Warriors Organization of the Day: Bonobo Conservation Initiative- working hard to protect the bonobos apes of the Congo, as well as their habitat.  Great work BCI is doing… please support their efforts!  http://wp.me/pH76q-2E4

Bush Warriors Video of the Day: The Fight to End Rare Animal Trafficking in Brazil— A phenomenal TED Lecture from biologist, Juliana Machado Ferreira, regarding illegal animal trafficking in Brazil and it’s impacts on the nation’s precious biodiversity. http://wp.me/pH76q-2E7

Don’t forget, the October Photo of the Month poll will be closing on Wednesday… vote for your favorite quit!  http://wp.me/PH76q-2r2

Many of the world’s primates are moving closer and closer to extinction as habitat loss, disease, and bushmeat trade continue to compromise populations at unprecedented rates.  Re-posting this close look at 3 of the world’s most endangered primates for anyone who may have missed it or would like to share it.  http://wp.me/pH76q-1VY

December 3, 2010

Announcing our exciting new alliance with World Parrot Trust in an effort to bring awareness to the plight of the world’s parrots! Nearly one third of all parrot species are now threatened with extinction. We’re teaming with WPT-Africa Director, Dr. Steve Boyes, to bring you the latest information on these imperiled birds! Stay tuned… our first article will be posted in just 1 hour! http://wp.me/pH76q-2By

Cape Parrots are Africa’s most endangered parrot species.  Habitat loss and the illegal pet trade has driven this spectacular bird to the brink of extinction, and now an emerging and serious risk of disease threatens to push them over the edge. Cape Parrot Project is fighting for their survival!  http://wp.me/pH76q-2Bz

Bush Warriors Tattoo of the Day: GORGEOUS parrot tattoo by Stephanie Tamez.   Looks like this huge piece was worth every minute of pain! Did you know 65,000-78,500 parrots are captured from the wild each year in Mexico, with intent for sale in the black market?!  More info at the link!  http://wp.me/pH76q-2Cd Remember: Tattoos are forever… and so is extinction!  Share your wildlife tattoos with us on our facebook group: “Bush Warriors Inked Nation for Conservation”

Bush Warriors Species of the Day: It may be too late for the Wyoming Toad, which is now EXTINCT IN THE WILD! The species suffered a massive and unexplained decline, with the population completely crashing in just 20 years. Captive breeding efforts to reintroduce the toad have not been successful.  May we all learn a lesson from this precious amphibian!  http://wp.me/pH76q-2Cm

Bush Warriors Photo of the Day: “After the Rains, There is Beauty”— BREATHTAKING photo of an Angulate Tortoise by Jill Vickerman!  What beautiful eyes on this incredible animal!  A fantastic take, indeed.  Many tortoise species have been pushed to the brink of extinction because of the illegal pet trade.  More info at the link!  http://wp.me/pH76q-2Cw You can enter your own wildlife photos into the contest by uploading them to the wall at our facebook group called “Bush Warriors Photo of the Day Contest”

LAST CALL for votes in the Photo of the Week poll. It will close this weekend, so lock in your votes for your favorite ASAP. http://wp.me/PH76q-2tJ

Bush Warriors Video of the Day: Revenge is Mine!  Hyenas have a reputation for being food thieves, stealing meals from the King of the Savannah… but it hapens less often than you’d think.  In fact, lions may be the real thieves… and the big bullies…. http://wp.me/pH76q-2CF

Bush Warriors Wildlife Photography Workshop: Gerry is back and this time he gets technical!  Blur images are artistic, beautiful, and captivating.  Gerry tells us how we can capture these amazing images to the best of our abilities!  Give it a try and post your results on the “Bush Warriors Photo of the Day Contest” facebook page!  http://wp.me/pH76q-2BM

December 2, 2010

In the most dire of circumstances, one self-proclaimed “normal man” decided to take matters into his own hands.  The offering up his piloting skills to aid in South Africa’s current rhino crisis has exploded into a fully operational organization: Pilots Against Rhino Poaching.  An inspiring story that gives hope to the imperiled rhinos of South Africa…. http://wp.me/pH76q-2AF

Bush Warriors Tattoo of the Day: SPECTACULAR tiger tattoo by Afferni Andrea!  Wow!  What gorgeous detail!  Tigers and humans butt heads in more than one way.  Read some important info on the challenges of securing habitat for this endangered beauty at the link… http://wp.me/pH76q-2AS Remember… tattoos are forever and so is extinction.  Join our facebook group: “Bush Warriors Inked Nation for Conservation”

Bush Warriors Species of the Day: CRITICALLY ENDANGERED Social Lapwing- breeds in Russia and Kazakhstan and winters in Israel, Syria, Eritrea, Sudan and north-west India.  Poaching during migration and habitat loss are though to be the biggest factors fueling is rapid decline.  http://wp.me/pH76q-2B3

The poll for October Photo of the Month will close next Wednesday, so be sure to get in and vote for your favorite. Invite others to vote and enjoy the photos too! http://wp.me/PH76q-2r2

Bush Warriors Photo of the Day: “Come and Get It!” a KILLER photo by Martin Meyer!  You can see the jackal is keeping a VERY close eye on that hyena… you know, just in case it changes its mind about letting it be there.  Some interesting info about competition for food between carnivores at the link! Check it out! http://wp.me/pH76q-2Bc Join us on our facebook group “Bush Warriors Photo of the Day Contest” to enjoy all submissions or to enter your own amazing photos into the contest!

If you missed this story last week, you’ll want to make sure you read it.  Aside from many inhumane practices ongoing at tiger farms, these facilities in China are a big contributing factor in stimulating the market for wild tiger parts.  http://wp.me/pH76q-2uc

Bush Warriors Organization of the Day: Selous Rhino Trust- a dedicated team of individuals successfully guarding the prized rhinos of Tanzania’s Selous Game Reserve, a World Heritage Site!  They use extensive foot and air patrols to deter and spot poachers and use fascinating methods to monitor the reserve’s rhino population.  Great work SRT!  The rhinos are thanking you!  http://wp.me/pH76q-2Bl

Bush Warriors Video of the Day: Being clean not so green?  Not if you use Dove soap products.  Meet Azizah… 98% of the forests that have shaped her culture will be gone before she’s 25.  And with it goes the world’s orangutans.  http://wp.me/pH76q-2Br

Don’t forget that this Photo of the Week poll will close at the end of this week. Vote for your favorite and invite others to vote too! http://wp.me/PH76q-2tJ

Re-posting this for anyone who may have missed it: Although Nepal is a country filled with wildlife richness, orphaned and injured animals often become casualties, due to the current lack of a rescue center and veterinary care.  Wildlife orphanages would give a boost to these endangered populations.  http://wp.me/pH76q-1Bb

December 1, 2010

Brazilian protesters use visual display to send a strong message to world leaders and shark killers, and hope it gives lawmakers a rude awakening.  1,000 shark fins planted in the sands of Copacabana beach to represent just FIVE MINUTES worth of shark killing activity taking place on our planet now.  http://wp.me/pH76q-2zM

Bush Warriors Tattoo of the Day: AWESOME tiger shark tattoo by Jarod Powell!  The artistic spin on it is really cool!  Tiger sharks are considered ‘near threatened’ and have been nicknamed the “wastebaskets of the sea”.  Why?  Click the link to find out… http://wp.me/pH76q-2A1 Have some cool wildlife tattoos of your own?  Post them on our facebook group: Bush Warriors Inked Nation for Conservation

Bush Warriors Species of the Day: NEAR THREATENED Madagascan Rousette, the smallest of Madagascar’s 3 endemic fruitbats.  It is being hunted to extinction, without protection, as it is considered a “game species” under Malagasy law.  Deforestation further threatens the dwindling population.  Pressure must be put on the Malagasy government to protect these bats as invaluable components of their ecosystem!  http://wp.me/pH76q-2Aa

Bush Warriors Photo of the Day: “Show Me Your Shark Smile” by Anton Vd Eynde — An EXTRAORDINARY capture of moment that many of us will never get to experience.  WOW!  Read a bit about Anton’s experience, as well as some interesting info about Great Whites at the link  http://wp.me/pH76q-2Aj Join us at “Bush Warriors Photo of the Day Contest” righ here on facebook to see the other submissions or to enter some of your own wildlife photos!

Bush Warriors Organization of the Day: LOCAL OCEAN TRUST: WATAMU TURTLE WATCH — grassroots efforts involving local communities to protect sea turtles nesting on Kenya’s Watamu and Malindi beaches, as well as the local ocean ecosystem.  This is grassroots work at its best… great job WTW!  http://wp.me/pH76q-2Ar

Bush Warriors Video of the Day: Two Million Years of Evolution is Coming to an End— 10 years? Is that all there’s left for tigers? Maybe less? Maybe more, if we successfully intervene. With only 1,000 breeding females left in the wild, each precious day that passes could bring these cats closer to the end. Brace yourselves, today’s video is extremely emotional. http://wp.me/pH76q-2Ax

Don’t forget that this Photo of the Week poll will close at the end of this week. Vote for your favorite and invite others to vote too! http://wp.me/PH76q-2tJ

November 30, 2010

After over a year and a half of running from the law, a notorious tiger poaching kingpin is nabbed by officials. His syndicate crumbled, apprehended one by one, all of them providing valuable information about each other and their activities.  Also, new details from the tiger summit may surprise you.  http://wp.me/pH76q-2yD

Bush Warriors Tattoo of the Day: INCREDIBLE blue-ringed octopus tattoo by Andrew Sussman! Gorgeous colors on this one… what an amazing animal! They are tiny octopi, but they are one of the world’s most venomous creatures! Read more about them at the link http://wp.me/pH76q-2yW Join “Bush Warriors Inked Nation for Conservation” on facebook!

Bush Warriors Species of the Day: The Ceres Streamjack is listed as VULNERABLE on the IUCN Red List.  These damselflies are found at only ONE small pool of water in South Africa’s Cape Fold Mountains.  They were thought to have gone extinct until their rediscovery in 2003.  They are threatened by limited habitat and invasive tree species that take over their habitat.  http://wp.me/pH76q-2z5

Bush Warriors Photo of the Day: “A Rare Glimpse” by Anirban Ganguly.  A rare, yet STUNNING glimpse, indeed!  There are fewer than 2,500 dholes left in the wild.  This endangered species has been hit hard by the depletion of its prey base, among other things.  Please read about thes GORGEOUS endangered species at the link and educate others!  http://wp.me/pH76q-2zc Enter your own amazing wildlife photos at “Bush Warriors Photo of the Day Contest” on facebook!

CONGRATULATIONS to Naraya Urban-Winterfeldt, winner of the Photo of the Week from the week of November 8-12!  Naraya’s beautiful rhino photo will now go on to compete for the November Photo of the Month… great work Naraya!  http://wp.me/PH76q-2nv

You’ve probably been wondering exactly WHO is “Bush Warriors”? Well wonder no more! We’ve got our “Meet the Bush Warriors Clan” page up now… check us out! Here we are! http://wp.me/PH76q-2lF

Tigers are such amazing animals, and after today’s story… we thought we’d re-post one of our favorites: 20 things you might not know about tigers!  Were there any facts you didn’t know prior to reading it?  http://wp.me/pH76q-1J8

November 29, 2010

Four black rhino horns have been confiscated from auctioneers in Ireland attempting to sell the horns illegally. Despite recent tightening of the UK laws surrounding the sale of antique rhino products and trophies, it seems some are still attempting to profit from this fading species… http://wp.me/pH76q-2xu

Bush Warriors Tattoo of the Day: BEAUTIFUL peacock tattoo by Phil Garcia!  Wow that is some AMAZING detail!!!  Did you know that there are 3 species of peafowl and that one of them is considered endangered?  Check out the link for more info on this… http://wp.me/pH76q-2xJ If you’re loving our wildlife tattoo posts, make sure you join our wildlife tattoo facebook group: Bush Warriors Inked Nation for Conservation

Bush Warriors Species of the Day: The Russian Desman is listed as VULNERABLE and was historically hunted to decimation for their fur and musk glands.  Today hunting is no longer a major threat to these bizarre insectivores, but many now die in fishing nets.  Their survival requires protection from certain fishing practices and safeguarding of their aquatic habitat.  Not many know about these little critters, so spread the word!  http://wp.me/pH76q-2xQ

The poll is now open for last week’s Photo of the Week!  Vote for your favorite and invite others to vote for theirs, as well! Enjoy! http://wp.me/PH76q-2xX

Bush Warriors Photo of the Day: “Hearts for Horns”— Jude Price takes our breath away with this beautiful photo that pulls at all of our heartstrings, as we know the circumstances our world’s rhinos face today. In South Africa alone, 285 lives have been cut short already this year. We’re losing these beauties at the rate of one every 28 hours. How are WE going to stop this? http://wp.me/pH76q-2yf

Bush Warriors Organization of the Day: Painted Dog Conservation— purely grassroots conservation actively recreating the future for the endangered African Wild Dogs (or Painted Dogs) of Zimbabwe and beyond.  Their multi-pronged, innovative approach to reversing the decline of these animals is truly mind-blowing.  Please support PDC!  http://wp.me/pH76q-2yo

Bush Warriors Video of the Day: Don’tcha hate the way a litterbug can ruin a perfectly good day!?  What if you were an animal? That would be your life every day in a lot of places on our planet.  Did you know that, in the US alone, more than 2 million cigarette butts are littered every single day?  Worse, they take 12 years to break down, polluting waterways and soil with lead, cadmium, and arsenic all the while! Let’s clean up after ourselves and respect our planet :) http://wp.me/pH76q-2yu

Could Africa’s lions face a similar fate as that of tigers?  Conservationists have sounded the alarm over the rapid decline of one of Africa’s most easily recognizable faces.  What has sent them into this tail spin?  We’re re-posting this for anyone who may have missed this important story.  Don’t let the sun go down on these cats!  http://wp.me/pH76q-21a

November 26, 2010

Once the most abundant birds in Asia, vultures have largely disappeared from India and surrounding countries.  A human wonder drug, ‘Diclofenac’, is attributed to the 95-99% decline of these scavengers.  Three of the nine species are perilously close to extinction.  http://wp.me/pH76q-2wu

Bush Warriors Tattoo of the Day: SPLENDID panda tattoo by Matt Duffenbach!  Great coloring on this… the bamboo looks killer!  Why are pandas black and white? Click the link for panda info!  http://wp.me/pH76q-2wL Love wildlife?  Love wildlife tattoos?  Then love our facebook group: Bush Warriors Inked Nation for Conservation

Bush Warriors Species of the Day: CRITICALLY ENDANGERED Philippine Eagle— also called the monkey-eating eagle, it is the most endangered of all raptors, with only about 500 left in the wild.  Deforestation and habitat destruction are the leading causes of their decline, though they are also hunted.  http://wp.me/pH76q-2wU

Bush Warriors Photo of the Day: “Zebralicious” a SPECTACULAR and adorable photo by Nick Turner!  Who doesn’t love a baby zebra!?  And Nick caught this one’s “good side” perfectly and up close! AMAZING!  How are scientists able to determine the health of a zebra?  Click the link to find out… http://wp.me/pH76q-2×4 Want to enter the photo contest?  Just upload your submissions onto the wall at our facebook group: Bush Warriors Photo of the Day Contest

Bush Warriors Video of the Day: An inside look at rhino poaching in India.  “Noise-free” killing devices, anti-poaching patrols, India’s notorious rhino poaching gangs, and more.  http://wp.me/pH76q-2wj

Bush Warriors Wildlife Photography Workshop:  This week’s workshop is about as real as it gets.  It’s an homage to rhinos, of sorts.  Gerry tells us how black and white photography can define true beauty and draw emotion from viewers.  Enjoy and please share any black and white rhino pics with us on the Bush Warriors Photo of the Day Contest!  http://wp.me/pH76q-2wo

LAST CALL for votes in the Photo of the Week poll… make sure to get in there and vote for your favorite!  http://wp.me/PH76q-2nv

November 25, 2010

A South African game reserve known to have several rhinos appears to have none now.  No carcasses have been found yet, so what happened to these rhinos?  http://wp.me/pH76q-2vt

Bush Warriors Tattoo of the Day: SUPERB elephant tattoo by Phil Garcia! WOW!!!  Love the artsy take on this piece… it’s very nice!  If you had to guess, how much would you say an adult male elephant eats in a day?  Click the link to see if you’re right and to see some other ele-facts!  http://wp.me/pH76q-2vO If you’re a fan of wildlife tattoos, become a fan of our facebook group: Bush Warriors Inked Nation for Conservation

Bush Warriors Species of the Day: CRITICALLY ENDANGERED Anegada Ground Iguana of Puerto Rico.  Thanks to feral cats preying on juveniles, the remaining population is made up almost entirely of old adults and there are only about 400 left in total.  The feral cat problem must be controlled and the iguana’s habitat protected in order to save this species… action needed now!  http://wp.me/pH76q-2w2

Don’t forget!  This Photo of the Week poll is closing at the end of this week, so make sure to get in there and vote for your favorite!  http://wp.me/PH76q-2nv

Bush Warriors Photo of the Day: “A Yellow Beauty” by Ijaz Bhatti! A GORGEOUS specimen of an albino Burmese Python.  They are extraordinary creatures, but when then land and proliferate in places where they don’t belong, it can be quite ecologically damaging.  Read about invasive pythons in Florida’s Everglades at the link!  http://wp.me/pH76q-2wb Enter your photos into the contest at our facebook group: Bush Warriors Photo of The Day Contest

Did you see this?  If not check it out:  Are tiger farms really just tiger cemeteries? Many think so… the conditions these captive cats are kept in have been described as “appalling” and many agree that their sale of tiger bone wine only fuels the demand for illegal tiger products. So, why does anyone consider them a form of tiger conservation? http://wp.me/pH76q-2uc

November 22, 2010

Mexico’s Playa del Carmen is known for its seasonal bull shark celebrities, which generate hundreds of thousands of dollars a year in tourism.  Thanks to Humberto Andusi, this may not be possible for many years to come.  The fisherman slaughtered nine of 20-25 famed predators in one fell swoop, some bearing unborn babies.  http://wp.me/pH76q-2uP

Bush Warriors Tattoo of the Day:  This one’s for girls!  Of course men can love this INCREDIBLE shark tattoo by Jeff Ensminger too!  The colors and artistic design on this piece are absolutely stunning WOW!  Did you hear about this week’s shark offenders in Australia?  Click the link for the story… http://wp.me/pH76q-2uG If you love wildlife tattoos, make sure you join our facebook group: Bush Warriors Inked Nation for Conservation!

Bush Warriors Species of the Day: ENDANGERED Giant Devilray— decimated by bottom trawling, driftnets, and incidental bycatch in commercial fisheries.  This species is an invaluable component of the ocean ecosystem, start yelling for Giant Devilrays!  http://wp.me/pH76q-2uz

If you missed yesterday’s story, be sure to check it out!  Are tiger farms really just tiger cemeteries? Many think so… the conditions these captive cats are kept in have been described as “appalling” and many agree that their sale of tiger bone wine only fuels the demand for illegal tiger products. So, why does anyone consider them a form of tiger conservation? http://wp.me/pH76q-2uc

Bush Warriors Photo of the Day: “It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! No Wait… It’s a MARULA FRUIT!” a GORGEOUS snap of vervet monkey by Gorazd Golob! Just beautiful in black and white.  Surely you’ve all heard that animals frequently get drunk off fermenting marula fruits?  But is it true?  Video footage and the answer at the link!  http://wp.me/pH76q-2uL To enter your photos into the contest, just upload your photos on to the Bush Warriors Photo of the Day Contest facebook wall!

Bush Warriors Organization of the Day: Shark Angels!  This fearless group of guys and gals are on a mission to save the world’s sharks!  And they encourage YOU to join them… check them out and become a Shark Angel today!  http://wp.me/pH76q-2vh

Bush Warriors Video of the Day: Paper, plastic, or pouch?  Many animals recycle… so why don’t more of us do it?  http://wp.me/pH76q-2vm

Don’t forget!  This Photo of the Week poll is closing at the end of this week, so make sure to get in there and vote for your favorite!  http://wp.me/PH76q-2nv

The South China Tiger has been decimated to a point of functional extinction.  If there are any left in China, no one has seen them in a very, very long time.  Let’s hope the rest of the tiger subspecies don’t end up like this one…. re-posting this for anyone who may have missed it the first time: http://wp.me/pH76q-1K1

November 21, 2010

Are tiger farms really just tiger cemeteries? Many think so… the conditions these captive cats are kept in have been described as “appalling” and many agree that their sale of tiger bone wine only fuels the demand for illegal tiger products. So, why does anyone consider them a form of tiger conservation? http://wp.me/pH76q-2uc

November 20, 2010

Buyers beware: antique rhino horns are said to contain arsenic, according to old taxidermy practices.  With the market for these “antiques” growing, and increased use in traditional medicine, consumers may be at risk.  http://wp.me/pH76q-2t8

Bush Warriors Tattoo of the Day: AWESOME baby orangutan tattoo by Danny Fugate!  SOOOO cute!  Love the hair do, little fella.  Click the link to read a bit about these amazing creatures.  http://wp.me/pH76q-2tj If you love wildlife tattoos, make sure to join us on our facebook group: Bush Warriors Inked Nation for Conservation

Bush Warriors Species of the Day: The CRITICALLY ENDANGERED African Wild Ass— The greatest threat to this species is hunting for food and traditional medicine. There are now estimated to be fewer than 200 mature individuals remaining in the wild.  http://wp.me/pH76q-2tx

CONGRATULATIONS TO Fred von Winckelmann, winner of the Photo of the Week from the first week of November!  Great work Fred, people really love your talent!  Fred’s BEAUTIFUL photo will now go on to compete for the November Photo of the Month.  http://wp.me/PH76q-2i7

Bush Warriors Photo of the Day: “Nature’s Smorgasbord” by Chris Wildblood — an absolutely STUNNING and magical moment caught on film. WOW!  Look how high that giraffe can reach!  How much would you guess a giraffe consumes on average?  Click the link to find out and for some other very interesting giraffe facts.  http://wp.me/pH76q-2tR Enter the contest at our facebook group: Bush Warriors Photo of the Day Contest

Bush Warriors Organization of the Day: Goualougo Triangle Ape Project — working to save the chimps and gorillas inhabiting the Congo’s Nouabale-Ndoki National Park through research, anti-poaching, and community outreach.  You’ve got to see the video from GTAP’s ChimpCam!  Outstanding work GTAP!  Keep it up!  http://wp.me/pH76q-2tX

Bush Warriors Video of the Day:  Have you seen the trailer for the new “Saw” movie yet???? Might not be what you think…  http://wp.me/pH76q-2u2

Bushmeat trade is driving many species to extinction, but could it potentially drive humans to extinction too?  In more ways than one!  We’re re-posting this one for any who missed it or any who want to share it to educate others.  http://wp.me/pH76q-1TH

November 19, 2010

What exactly is a pangolin?  It’s a question we get asked a lot… so we decided to give you some facts about these AMAZING creatures!  Here are 25 things you might not know about PANGOLINS!  http://wp.me/pH76q-2s7

Bush Warriors Tattoo of the Day: CRAZY tiger tattoo by Phillip Spearman! WOW!!!!   Amazing piece of art here! How many captive tigers do you think there are in the US? How fast do you think tigers run? Click the link for some interesting tiger facts! http://wp.me/pH76q-2sw If you like wildlife tattoos, be sure to join our facebook group at: Bush Warriors Inked Nation for Conservation

Bush Warriors Species of the Day: CRITICALLY ENDANGERED Goliath Grouper— the second largest member of the grouper family has been decimated by unsustainable fishing practices. Protected areas will be critical to saving this species from extinction. http://wp.me/pH76q-2sF

Bush Warriors Photo of the Day: “Feathered Elegance”— A truly beautiful photo by Etienne de Waal of gorgeous White-Fronted Bee-Eater!  Just stunning!  Click the link to read a little bit about these spectacular African birds.  http://wp.me/pH76q-2sN If you want to enter the photo contest, just upload your best wildlife photos onto the wall of our facebook group at: Bush Warriors Photo of the Day Contest!

Bush Warriors Video of the Day:  If we don’t act now… what will we lose?  Bush Warriors, let’s make our voice for wildlife louder!  We can save these species together!  http://wp.me/pH76q-2sX

Bush Warriors Wildlife Photography Workshop:  Go Wide!  This week Gerry gives us some tips on wide angle shots and zoom lenses!  Diversity in your photos is key… try it out and let us see!  http://wp.me/pH76q-2rY

November 18, 2010

Two rhino horn buyers were recently busted by authorities in the state of Colorado!  There seems to be a growing market for antique rhino horn products and trophies.  What for?  Signs point to traditional medicine.  http://wp.me/pH76q-2qb

Bush Warriors Tattoo of the Day: SUPER kudu tattoo by Patty Loy-Colebank!  Kudus are such beautiful animals, they sure make a great tattoo!  Did you know there are 2 species of kudu and that one of them is considered ‘near threatened’?  Click the link for more info on these creatures… http://wp.me/pH76q-2qu If you have or like wildlife tattoos, join our facebook group: Bush Warriors Inked Nation for Conservation

Bush Warriors Species of the Day: Round Island Skinks are listed as VULNERABLE and are found only on Round Island off of Mauritius.  Introduced species, especially rats, lead to their decline.  Efforts to reintroduce the lizard are currently underway.  http://wp.me/pH76q-2qy

Don’t forget! This Photo of the Week poll will close at the end of the week. Get your votes in quick and invite others to participate, as well! http://wp.me/PH76q-2i7

BREAKING NEWS! Another 18 rhinos have just been found slaughtered for their horn!  17 were found in Limpopo, South Africa, and the 18th in Mozambique’s Sabi Game Reserve.  Meanwhile, Chinese researchers are attempting to circumvent CITES research provisions by farming rhinos.  A TRAGIC DAY FOR RHINOS!  http://wp.me/pH76q-2rc

Bush Warriors Photo of the Day: “Stand Your Ground, Lad.  Stand Your Ground.”— An absolutely STUNNING photo snapped by Etienne Oosthuizen of an elephant and an egret!  WOW!!  You almost feel like you are there with this one.  Did you know that cattle egrets have the largest natural expansion of their range of all birds?  Read more about these fascinating creatures at the link  http://wp.me/pH76q-2r9 Want to enter your own wildlife photos to the contest?  Upload them to our facebook group at: Bush Warriors Photo of the Day Contest

Bush Warriors Video of the Day: JAIL NOT BAIL—JUSTICE FOR RHINOS!!!!!  A FANTASTIC video, courtesy of our friends at Saving Rhinos.  Join us… become a voice for rhinos today and YELL!  http://wp.me/pH76q-2rN

October Photo of the Month poll is now open and taking votes!  Vote for your favorite!!! http://wp.me/PH76q-2r2

November 17, 2010

Did you get the H1N1/Swine Flu vaccine? If so, you may have contributed to the loss of the world’s sharks. Many of our daily routines and favorite products are contributing to the loss of these imortant marine predators, but how many of us know this? Are you aware of how you may be helping sharks to extinction? http://wp.me/pH76q-2pc

Bush Warriors Tattoo of the Day: SPECTACULAR leopard shark tattoo by Andrew Sussman!  What a rad tattoo!!  What special adaptations do leopard sharks have for living in their habitat?  Click the link to find out… http://wp.me/pH76q-2hk Love our tattoos?  Love animal tattoos?  Join our wildlife facebook group: Bush Warriors Inked Nation for Conservation

Bush Warriors Species of the Day: Asiatic Black Bears (also called Moon Bears) are listed as ‘VULNERABLE’ by the IUCN.  Poaching, habitat loss, conflict with humans, and commercial farming for their bile has sent this adorable animal into a deadly tailspin.  Increased protection of the bears and their habitat, as well as banning their parts and bile from traditional medicine, are critical to saving this species!  http://wp.me/pH76q-2pJ

Bush Warriors Photo of the Day: “Pigging Out”— a WONDERFUL and humorous warthog photo taken by Shazaad Kasmani!  You just can’t help laughing at these little guys… there’s too many funny things about them!  Click the link to read a few fun facts about warthogs!  http://wp.me/pH76q-2pR If you’d like to enter our photo contest, just join our facebook group and upload some wildlife photos (of any kind) to the wall at Bush Warriors Photo of the Day Contest

Bush Warriors Organization of the Day: Wings4Wildlife— we’ve seen lots of talk about getting pilots on board to help with South Africa’s rhino crisis.  So, we thought it only appropriate to repost this article about Wings4Wildlife to show how important and needed pilots are for wildlife conservation.  Aerial monitoring, surveillance, and censusing is an invaluable tool for research and anti-poaching efforts.  http://wp.me/pH76q-2pY

Bush Warriors Video of the Day: If your world was ending, what would you do?  Pray?  Eat?  Hug your family?  Get drunk?  http://wp.me/pH76q-2q3

If you don’t know what bear bile farming is (or if you simply are interested in the topic), PLEASE read this story! Thousands of Asiatic Black Bears are being held prisoner in these farms, milked EVERY DAY for their BILE, and inhumanely treated as factories!!! This shocking and disturbing act is unknown to many and i…t is up to us to change that! Share and spread the word! http://wp.me/pH76q-1hU

November 16, 2010

Poachers are now targeting the elephants of Namibia’s Caprivi region.  Namibia has a strong stance against poaching, and has kept rhino poachers at bay, but it seems times are changing for the nation’s elephants.  http://wp.me/pH76q-2o4

Bush Warriors Tattoo of the Day: VIBRANT frog tattoo by Andrea Afferni Due!  Insane color and so amazingly real!  Remember us telling you about scientists’ hunt for frogs that are thought to have gone extinct?  In their global search, they’ve discovered three new species!  Click the link to read more.  http://wp.me/pH76q-2ok Don’t forget to join our wildlife tattoo group here on facebook: Bush Warriors Inked Nation for Conservation

Bush Warriors Species of the Day: CRITICALLY ENDANGERED White-Rumped Vulture— one thought to be the most abundant large bird of prey in Asia, today there are fewer than 10,000 left.  Diclofenac, an anti-inflammatory drug used in livestock, seems to be killing them off.  We must make an effort to get this drug off the market in Asian countries and educate farmers on its environmental consequences!  http://wp.me/pH76q-2or

Bush Warriors Photo of the Day: “Boo Hoo… Nobody Wants to Play With Me”— a FANTASTIC take by Mouton van Zyl of a baboon looking a bit weepy.  Did you know that there are 5 species of baboons, or that they can see in color?  Click the link for a few baboon facts! http://wp.me/pH76q-2oA Enter the photo contest!  Do it by joining our facebook group, Bush Warriors Photo of the Day Contest, and uploading your own amazing wildlife photos onto the wall!  Good luck!

Bush Warriors Organization of the Day: Bear Research and Conservation and Nepal— conducting research and community outreach in order to protect Nepal’s ‘vulnerable’ Asiatic Black Bears and their habitat.  Great work BRCN!  http://wp.me/pH76q-2oJ

Bush Warriors Video of the Day: The Many Uses of the Chainsaw… used for more than just cutting trees, firewood, and bloody horror flicks.  http://wp.me/pH76q-2oX

November 15, 2010

More rhinos slaughtered for their horns in South Africa over the weekend. Four alleged poachers also arrested, but recent events show us these cases lose steam once they hit the courts.  What will be the future of South Africa’s rhinos?  http://wp.me/pH76q-2mn

Bush Warriors Tattoo of the Day: AWESOME giraffe tattoo by Andrew Sussman!  Love this!! A calf and its momma!  Because of their height, are giraffes more susceptible to being struck by lightning?  Click the link to read a bit about this… http://wp.me/pH76q-2mI Don’t forget to join our facebook group: Bush Warriors Inked Nation for Conservation

Bush Warriors Species of the Day: CRITICALLY ENDANGERED Santa Catalina Island Rattlesnake— Once thought to be a common species, the Santa Catalina Island Rattlesnake has suffered declines, primarily due to the killing and illegal collection of individuals.  http://wp.me/pH76q-2gD

Bush Warriors Photo of the Day: “A Delightful Snack”– an EXTRAORDINARY moment caught on film by Angie Ritter!  Hate to be that croc’s afternoon snack! CRIKEY!  Read a bit about Nile Crocodile’s conservation status at the link  http://wp.me/pH76q-2h3 If you’re interested in entering the photo contest, just join our facebook group and upload your photos to the wall at: Bush Warriors Photo of the Day Contest

CONGRATULATIONS to Peter Thomas!  He is the winner of the Photo of the Week from the last week of October!  His adorable monkey photo will go on to compete for the October Photo of the Month!   http://wp.me/PH76q-2bI

Saturday was our birthday!  After our first successful year, our founder, Dori Gurwitz, writes this moving letter to inspire all of us to act as a voice for wildlife.  Please read Dori’s letter and watch this MUST SEE VIDEO to see what is at stake if we do not step up.  Now is the time to strenthen our connection with wildlife and the natural world.  Are you up for the challenge?  http://wp.me/pH76q-2mO

You can now vote for your favorite photo from last week!  http://wp.me/PH76q-2nv

Re-posting this for anyone who may have missed it in August.  Elephants being lost at 100 or more a day, whole families at one time… as is seen in this story.  We must be their voice!  http://wp.me/pH76q-1bK

November 12, 2010

Experts say dugongs could go extinct within the next 40 years! Reports out of Queensland, Australia say at least 2,000 dugongs are being slaughtered every year (most of them illegally)… but where is the demand for their meat coming from? Conservationists and Indigenous Peoples are calling for a complete moratorium on the hunting of these animals, but Minister Jones has just ruled out any moratorium. http://wp.me/pH76q-2kU

Bush Warriors Tattoo of the Day: AMAZING elephant tattoo by Larry Brogan!  WOW!!!! Look at those colors and even the background is amazing!  Click the link to watch a short video clip about the impact on elephants from increasing numbers of poachers’ snares being set out in the bush.  http://wp.me/pH76q-2ho Be sure to join us on our wildlife tattoo group here on facebook: Bush Warriors Inked Nation for Conservation

Bush Warriors Species of the Day: South America’s Marsh Deer are listed as ‘vulnerable’ and are declining due to increased conversion of their wetland habitat for agriculture, construction of dams, and exotic tree plantations.  Introduced cattle diseases are also a threat to these unique deer.  Let’s step up to protect their habitat!  http://wp.me/pH76q-2gy

Bush Warriors Photo of the Day: “POLLEN ALERT!” by Elmarie de Marillac!  EXCEPTIONAL European honeybee photo with outstanding colors!  They may sting, but they sure are pretty.  Did you know that bees are great dancers?  Check out their “waggle dance” at the link!  http://wp.me/pH76q-2hc To enter the photo contest, simply upload your submissions on to the wall at our Bush Warriors Photo of the Day Contest facebook group!

Bush Warriors Video of the Day: Jack Black wants YOU to join his team!  Save pandas, save wildlife, save the earth!  http://wp.me/pH76q-2lt

Bush Warriors Wildlife Photography Workshop: “Be Ready for the Moments”— This week Gerry tells us how we can best prepare ourselves and our equipment so that we can capture the best possible photo… especially at those times when you experience something truly amazing, that rarely gets captured on film! http://wp.me/pH76q-2kM Give it a try over the weekend and upload your special moments onto the Bush Warriors Photo of the Day Contest!

November 11, 2010

Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh rejects proposal for buffer zone around Panna Tiger Reserve, saying, “Humans are more valuable than tigers.”  His opposition comes just before a new TRAFFIC report reveals the shocking number of tigers that have been poached over the last decade.  http://wp.me/pH76q-2jO

Bush Warriors Tattoo of the Day: GORGEOUS barn owl tattoo by Julio Rodriguez! Incredible coloring and detail!! Did you know that barn owls’ ears are unevenly placed on their heads? Read some more interesting info about these beautiful birds of prey at the link! http://wp.me/pH76q-2hr Remember, tattoos are forever… and so is exctinction. Join our wildlife tattoo group on facebook at Bush Warriors Inked Nation for Conservation

Bush Warriors Species of the Day: CRITICALLY ENDANGERED Madagascar Pochard— it’s the rarest duck in the world and after an exotic fish was introduced to its ecosystem, it was thought to have gone extinct.  20 were found in 2006.  Protection of the pochard’s wetland habitat is key to saving this species!  http://wp.me/pH76q-2gr

Bush Warriors Photo of the Day: “Warm Sun for Cold Blood”—INCREDIBLE photo of a Puff Adder by Jill Vickerman! What an extraordinary close up! You can see its keeled scales beautifully! Did you know that Puff Adders are responsible for more snake bite mortalities than any other snake in Africa? Click the link to read more about these fascinating snakes http://wp.me/pH76q-2h8 If you’re interested in entering our photo contest, simply join our facebook group (Bush Warriors Photo of the Day contest) and upload your submissions onto the wall. Good luck!

Bush Warriors Organization of the Day: Elephant Pepper Development Trust— using ground-breaking methods to mitigate human-elephant conflict caused by crop raiding in southern Africa.  EPDT has discovered that chili peppers keeps elephants out of crop fields, and pepper farming is profitable for farmers!  Amazing work EPDT is doing!  Please support them… you can even buy their delicious hot sauce to help!  http://wp.me/pH76q-2kv

Bush Warriors Video of the Day: Olympian weightlifter Zhan Xugang rips a gun out of a tiger poacher’s hand and bends it in half! You don’t have to eat tigers to be strong!  http://wp.me/pH76q-2kB

Don’t forget!  This Photo of the Week poll will close at the end of the week.  Make sure to get your votes in and invite others to vote for their favorites too!  http://wp.me/PH76q-2bI

Re-posting this story for anyone who may have missed it and also to show the extreme nature of illegal wildlife trade.  In September, Vietnamese forest officials raided several restaurants in Da Lat City (a popular resort destination), and confiscated over 850 pounds of illegal wildlife products!  http://wp.me/pH76q-1vN

November 10, 2010

A horrific scene in New South Wales yesterday: a family found a mutilated bull shark that had been left to a slow and painful death. The female had been finned, her belly opened to fin any pups, and help was nowhere in sight. http://wp.me/pH76q-2jB

November 9. 2010

Two beloved GPS-collared lions have been killed by trophy hunters in Namibia this year. Both were being studied by lead researcher, Dr. ‘Flip’ Stander, of Desert Lion Conservation. Dr. Stander describes these incidents as “a big blow to the lion population and to tourism in Namibia”. http://wp.me/pH76q-2iz

Bush Warriors Tattoo of the Day: FANTASTIC, bright, and beautifully colorful gorilla tattoo by Mike DeVries! WOW!!!  What are gorillas afraid of?  Click the link to find out!  http://wp.me/pH76q-2gR Don’t forget to join our wildlife tattoo group here on facebook: Bush Warriors Inked Nation for Conservation

Bush Warriors Species of the Day: CRITICALLY ENDANGERED Northern Muriqui of Brazil— only a few isolated subpopulations left that may not even be viable long term.  Poaching and deforestation have wiped them out.  Spread the word about these beautiful primates before it’s too late for them!  http://wp.me/pH76q-2gk

Bush Warriors Photo of the Day: “A Life Without Horns is No Life At All.”— a MARVELOUS photo by Naraya Urban-Winterfeldt that shows a rhinos beautiful horns perfectly!  We love rhinos WITH their horns the best!  Click the link to read some interesting facts about white rhinos from Saving Rhinos!  http://wp.me/pH76q-2h0 Want to enter our photo contest?  It’s easy!  Just join us on facebook, at Bush Warriors Photo of the Day Contest, and upload your own amazing wildlife photos to the wall!

Bush Warriors Organization of the Day: Sebakwe Black Rhino Trust— working with local stakeholders to save and protect the few remaining critically endangered black rhinos of Zimbabwe.  They are also educating local communities to inspire conservation of rhinos and all wildlife.  Fantastic work SBRT!  Please support them!  http://wp.me/pH76q-2j7

Bush Warriors Video of the Day: ‘Private Practice’ star Kate Walsh goes for a swim she’ll never forget!  Do you know all seven species of sea turtle and their conservation status?  Click the link to see if you’re right!  http://wp.me/pH76q-2jb

BREAKING NEWS: Reports are coming in out of South Africa that Tom Fourie, accused of being involved in the sale of 36 rhino horns and awaiting a trial in January, has committed suicide.  http://wp.me/pH76q-2jm

November 8, 2010

A total of 36 rhinos were sold to Dawie Groenewald by South African National Parks within a two month period last year. After the arrest of the alleged poaching syndicate mastermind, 20 rhino carcasses were discovered on his farm. SANParks says they will review their procedures for rhino sales.  http://wp.me/pH76q-2gT

Bush Warriors Tattoo of the Day: AWESOME red panda tattoo by Russ Abbott!  How cute… and bamboo looks so cool!  Did you know that these beautiful Asian bamboo-eaters are poached for their fur and bushy tails?  Click the link to read more about this magnificent animal!  http://wp.me/pH76q-2hg Check out our wildlife tattoo group here on facebook: Bush Warriors Inked Nation fo Conservation

Bush Warriors Species of the Day: Darwin’s Frogs are listed as ‘VULNERABLE’ on the IUCN Red List.  You may recognize them as the frogs that brook tadpoles in their throats.  They are suffering a rapid decline, largely due to habitat loss.  Global warming and disease may also play a role.  It’s critical that we protect their forest habitat to ensure their future!  http://wp.me/pH76q-2ge

CONGRATULATIONS to Sean Braine, winner of the insect Photo of the Week!  Sean’s INCREDIBLE mantis photo will go on to compete for October Photo of the Month.  Great work, Sean!  http://wp.me/PH76q-26X

Bush Warriors Photo of the Day: “Despite My Big Belly, I Still Have the Strength of Ten Men!”— an EXTRAORDINARY photo of a ginormous male Mountain Gorilla by Marie Collins!  Marie shared this extra special experience she had with Guhonda, a gorilla group leader!  Click the link to read a bit about her experience and some interesting information about Mountain Gorillas.  http://wp.me/pH76q-2gK If you’d like to enter some of your own amazing wildlife photos to the contest, simply go to our facebook group (Bush Warriors Photo of the Day Contest) and upload your submissions onto the wall!  Good luck!

If you missed Friday’s story, be sure to check it out: A shocking new report from TRAFFIC reveals the booming illegal owl trade in India: thousands of owls caught in the wild, many are killed. Is Harry Potter and ‘black magic’ to blame? Indian Minister Ramesh uses today, Diwali (one of the biggest festivals in India), to shed light on this incredibly alarming issue. http://wp.me/pH76q-2fn

Bush Warriors Organization of the Day: SanWild Wildlife Sanctuary of South Africa— wildlife rescue and rehabilitation, giving SA’s wildlife a second chance.  They’ve been able to rescue elephants, a rhino, and lions (from the canned hunting industry).  It started small, but over time it has grown tremendously.  Great work SanWild!! http://wp.me/pH76q-2ij

Bush Warriors Video of the Day: This old message holds more value today than ever before.  A report out this year says that elephants could be gone from Africa within the next 15 years.  Watch the shocking video and read the info.  http://wp.me/pH76q-2ip

The poll is now open for last week’s Photo of the Week!  Vote for your favorite and invite others to vote too.  http://wp.me/PH76q-2i7

Re-posting this story for any who may have missed it: A recent animal planet poll named the tiger as the world’s favorite animal… but how many people hold the tigers so dearly actually know how truly endangered they are?  http://wp.me/pH76q-1BP

November 5, 2010

A shocking new report from TRAFFIC reveals the booming illegal owl trade in India: thousands of owls caught in the wild, many are killed. Is Harry Potter and ‘black magic’ to blame? Indian Minister Ramesh uses today, Diwali (one of the biggest festivals in India), to shed light on this incredibly alarming issue. http://wp.me/pH76q-2fn

Bush Warriors Tattoo of the Day: In celebration of Diwali, we thought it only appropriate to bring you a KILLER tattoo by J. Michael Taylor of a beautiful Ganesh! At the link read more about the Hindu deity, Ganesha, and India’s new title for the endangered Asian elephant!  http://wp.me/pH76q-2fI Don’t forget to join our wildlife tattoo group on facebook: Bush Warriors Inked Nation for Conservation

Bush Warriors Species of the Day: CRITICALLY ENDANGERED Ploughshare Tortoise of Madagascar— this species has suffered from extreme removal for the international wildlife trade. It is readily sold in Malaysia, despite the fact there are only a few hundred left. Do not buy these or any other endangered tortoises and help us raise awareness for the Ploughshares! http://wp.me/pH76q-2eb

Bush Warriors Photo of the Day: “Dainty Dik Dik”— a BEAUTIFUL photo by John Deakin!  This photo captures the delicate and stunning nature of this tiny African antelope, the Dik Dik.  Any guesses as to how Dik Diks scent mark their territory?  You might be surprised… click the link to find out.  http://wp.me/pH76q-2fT Don’t forget… you can easily enter your own wildlife photo into the contest by uploading the photo onto the of the wall of the ’Bush Warriors Photo of the Day Contest’ facebook page. Good luck!

Bush Warriors Video of the Day: Harrison Ford tells us about “The Situation”… and he’s not talking ‘Jersey Shore’.  http://wp.me/pH76q-2g3

Bush Warriors Wildlife Photography Workshop: This week Gerry tells us how to ensure you’ve snapped the best possible photo by using simple technology that has changed photography forever!  Give it a try this weekend and upload some photos to the Bush Warriors Photo of the Day Contest! http://wp.me/pH76q-2eX

November 4, 2010

Zimbabwe down to its last 700 rhinos thanks to poaching. 25% of the nation’s black rhino population poached last year alone. Heavily armed crime syndicates, as well as alleged government involvement, are fueling the slaughtering of the country’s last remaining rhinos. http://wp.me/pH76q-2el

Bush Warriors Tattoo of the Day: BRIGHT emu tattoo by Koodgee! Bold, beautiful colors with a great background! A real nice piece! Did you know that there were 3 species of emu at one time?  Today only one remains… read more at the link: http://wp.me/pH76q-2eG Join our wildlife tattoo group here on facebook at Bush Warriors Inked Nation for Conservation

Bush Warriors Species of the Day: The Honduran White Bat is listed as ‘NEAR THREATENED’ by the IUCN.  This adorable Central American bat is threatened by the loss of its rainforest habitat.  Currently, there are specific conservation measures in place to save this animal.  We must protect the rainforest!  http://wp.me/pH76q-2e6

This Photo of the Week Poll will close at the end of the week.  Vote for your favorite insect photo today!  Invite others to participate as well… http://wp.me/PH76q-26X

Bush Warriors Photo of the Day: Get ready to “AWWWWWWW!!!” at this photo by Dipen Chudasama— “The Beauty of Our Youth”. Awwwwww!!  A BEAUTIFUL baby giraffe!!!  If you had to guess, how much would you say an adult giraffe’s heart weighs?  Click the link to see if you’re right and to read some other fascinating facts about these long necked beauties!  http://wp.me/pH76q-2ej It’s so easy to enter your own wildlife photos into the contest!  Just upload your photos onto the wall at our facebook group: Bush Warriors Photo of the Day Contest

Heartbreaking news out of Lewa Wildlife Conservancy.  The Conservancy’s oldest female black rhino, beloved ‘Stumpy’, has been killed by poachers.  Tears pour as the rhino crisis continues to claim lives at unprecedented rates.  Rest in peace, dear Stumpy.  Our hearts go out to all who loved her, especially Lewa staff.  http://wp.me/pH76q-2f5

Bush Warriors Video of the Day: It’s a Zoo at the Airport!  You’ve heard of ’Snakes on a Plane’?  A croc on a plane brings the whole aircraft down… read more at the link.  http://wp.me/pH76q-2f4

November 3, 2010

Can shark-based tourism save sharks from extinction?  Saving sharks and making money at the same time… is it possible?  One man’s business sets an example to be followed internationally…  http://wp.me/pH76q-2d6

Bush Warriors Tattoo of the Day: AWESOME shark tattoo by Deano Cook!  Deano is incredibly talented, especially with marine life tattoos!  Click the link to read a quick, inspiring story about a 7 year old girl on a mission to save sharks!  Please share  http://wp.me/pH76q-2dr Be sure to join our wildlife tattoo group on facebook: Bush Warriors Inked Nation for Conservation

Bush Warriors Species of the Day: Santiago Galapagos Mouse— listed as ‘VULNERABLE’ by the IUCN and was thought to have gone extinct until its rediscovery in 1997.  They are largely threatened by introduced species such as Black Rats, mice, and feral cats.  Save this animal by supporting the eradication of introduced species from the Galapagos Islands!  http://wp.me/pH76q-2dB

Bush Warriors Photo of the Day: “The Biggest Fish in the World”— an absolutely MAGICAL moment with a whale shark caught on film by Chris Wildblood!  So dark, mysterious, and SO beautiful!  Whale sharks are the biggest fish and the biggest sharks in the world.  Do you know what the smallest shark is?  Click the link to find out!  http://wp.me/pH76q-2dJ If you would like to enter a photo into the photo contest, just join our facebook group and upload your submission to the wall at Bush Warriors Photo of the Day Contest

Bush Warriors Organization of the Day: FreeMe Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre — This organization based outside Johannesburg operates on three R’s: rescue, rehabilitation, and release.  They are giving South African wildlife a chance they might not have otherwise and are educating the general public about living with wildlife!  Great work FreeMe!  Keep it up!  http://wp.me/pH76q-2dQ

Bush Warriors Video of the Day: Scientists say our oceans could collapse by mid-century!  You’ve got to see this incredibly POWERFUL video!!!  In other news, the U.S. government has approved a 14-fold increase in the number of allowable Loggerhead sea turtle take by Atlantic fisheries.  This species is already threatened, rapidly declining and is proposed for uplisting to endangered status.  Read more and watch this striking video!  http://wp.me/pH76q-2dU

This Photo of the Week Poll will close at the end of the week.  Vote for your favorite insect photo today!  Invite others to participate as well… http://wp.me/PH76q-26X

Remember, the poll is now open for votes for last week’s photos too!  http://wp.me/PH76q-2bI

Being an on-the-ground wildlife protector is a dangerous job, no matter where you are on the planet.  Countless forest and game rangers have lost their lives fighting to protect the animals.  Tonight, we remind you of a fallen hero, Mr. Hassan Ali, who lost his life to armed poachers in India’s Orang National Park.  http://wp.me/pH76q-DS

November 2, 2010

Three poachers are dead, at least five elephants slaughtered, and one brave ranger has been shot in the shoulder after two ”fierce” shootouts last week in Kenya.  As the surge in elephant poaching continues to grow, stakes are even higher for everyone involved.  Will we lose an African icon forever?  http://wp.me/pH76q-2c8

Bush Warriors Tattoo of the Day: FANTASTIC grizzly bear tattoo by world-renowned wildlife tattoo artist, Reed Leslie!  That is some incredible detail on this piece!  Are grizzly bears, brown bears, and Kodiak bears different species?  Go to the link to find out and for more interesting info about these bears.  http://wp.me/pH76q-2cr Don’t forget to join our wildlife tattoo facebook group: Bush Warriors Inked Nation for Conservation

Bush Warriors Species of the Day: CRITICALLY ENDANGERED Bengal Florican— this bird’s decline has largely been caused by habitat loss as their grassland habitat is converted for agricultural purposes.  Hunting for sport and food has also been a major factor and continues to be a serious threat.  It’s likely most have never heard about this beautiful bird, so let’s start by telling our friends what it is and about its current status.  http://wp.me/pH76q-2cC

Bush Warriors Photo of the Day: “Swim for Your Lives!”— an EXTRAORDINARY photo by Aditya Singh of the great wildebeest migration crossing the Mara River!  WOW!  You can hear the sounds of the animals and the splashing water just by looking at this intense photo!  Click the link to read some facts about wildebeest and their migrations.  http://wp.me/pH76q-2cL If you’re interested in entering the contest, just join our facebook group (Bush Warriors Photo of the Day Contest) and upload your submission onto the wall!  Good luck!

Bush Warriors Organization of the Day: Leopard Ecology & Conservation— working to conserve the leopards of Botswana’s portion of the Kalahari desert through research and mitigation of human-leopard conflict. They are doing great things to lessen problems arising from livestock predation and working very closely with local communities, farmers, and ranchers to inspire conservation! What a fantastic grassroots organization! Great work! http://wp.me/pH76q-2cU

Bush Warriors Video of the Day: What do Tigers and Kung Fu have in common?  Tradition.  Jackie Chan explains… http://wp.me/pH76q-2cZ

CONGRATULATIONS to Juanita Trollip, winner of the September Photo of the Month! She will receive a personally autographed copy of “Wildlife Photography” by internationally-acclaimed, award winning photographer, Uwe Skrzypczak! Great work Juanita! http://wp.me/PH76q-20j

November 1, 2010

Another Greater One Horned Rhino lost to poachers last week in Assam, India. This loss marks at least 10 of these rhinos lost this year. Rangers also thwarted another rhino poaching attempt, which ended in a shootout on a river. http://wp.me/pH76q-2aU

Bush Warriors Tattoo of the Day: KILLER tattoo by David Newman Stump of an amazing freshwater aquatic scene! WOW!  David notes that it took 85 hours to complete this tattoo! Can you name two of the most endangered turtles in the US?  Click the link to find out if you got them right and to read more about their status.  http://wp.me/pH76q-2bb Be sure to check out the Bush Warriors Inked Nation for Conservation group right here on facebook!

Bush Warriors Species of the Day: The ENDANGERED Tehuantepec Jackrabbit— the most endangered hare species in the world!  Because of poaching and habitat loss, there are now fewer than 1,000 of these rabbits left!  Spread the word to make noise and create awareness for this species!  http://wp.me/pH76q-2bq

Bush Warriors Photo of the Day: “Gems in the Golden Hour”— a PHENOMENAL photo of zebras in the golden light by Fred von Winckelmann! WOW!!  And Fred says the light really was like this when he took the photo!  Click the link to read a few interesting facts about zebras.  http://wp.me/pH76q-2bB Also, if you’d like to enter your own wildlife photo into our contest, simply join our facebook group (Bush Warriors Photo of the Day Contest) and upload your entry onto our wall.

The poll is now open for last week’s Photo of the Week!  Come one, come all and vote for your favorite!  Invite others to vote too  http://wp.me/PH76q-2bI

Bush Warriors Organization of the Day: Milgis Trust — working with the nomadic and pastoralist communities of northern Kenya to secure wildlife habitat and inspire a conservationist attitude.  Don’t miss the special video about this organization, created by National Wildlife Humane Society!  Milgis Trust is doing GREAT work for Kenyan wildlife!  http://wp.me/pH76q-2bP

Bush Warriors Video of the Day: Elephant Lands on an Airport Runway!  http://wp.me/pH76q-2bY

CONGRATULATIONS to David Lloyd, winner of the Photo of the Week (October 11-15)!!!  David’s GORGEOUS lion photo will move on to the October Photo of the Month competition for a chance to win an autographed copy of Uwe Skrzypczak’s “Wildlife Photography”!  Great work, David!  http://wp.me/PH76q-20b

Many are unaware of the current state of our planet’s two species of orangutan, so we thought we would re-post this story tonight. Extreme deforestation, largely due to palm oil production, as well as poaching and collection for black market pet trade have driven orangutans to the brink of extinction. The story of the orangutan genocide is both shocking and disturbing. Please use this article to educate others who likely don’t know about this crisis. http://wp.me/pH76q-1fD

October 29, 2010

Log books confiscated in the bust of a Malaysian pangolin poaching syndicate last year indicate at least 22,200 pangolins were killed in just over a year and a half’s time. Pangolin hunters admitted in a survey that they are quite aware that pangolins will soon be extinct, but the high dollar appeal fuels their continued poaching of these precious animals. http://wp.me/pH76q-2ad

Bush Warriors Tattoo of the Day: AWESOME cougar tattoo by Laszlo Barath!  What a cool tattoo!  How many cougars/mountain lions/pumas do you think there are in all of Canada?  The US?  What about Florida?  Click the link to find out more about today’s cougar populations and share with others.  http://wp.me/pH76q-26h Remember, tattoos are forever… and so is extinction.  Check out our wildlife tattoo group on facebook: Bush Warriors Inked Nation for Conservation

Bush Warriors Species of the Day: The ENDANGERED Great Hammerhead shark!  Like so many other sharks, the Great Hammerhead has been severely reduced by shark finning and incidental mortality in other fisheries.  This is just one of many sharks swiftly approaching extinction.  Please tell others about this species and, especially, *what* is killing it!  We can save them, but the time to act is NOW!  http://wp.me/pH76q-26K

Bush Warriors Photo of the Day: “Dazzle Me With Those Eyes”, a STUNNING shot of a gorgeous leopard by Christa Roehricht!  WOW!!!  What a beautiful cat!  Did you know there are around 30 known subspecies of leopard?  Read more interesting facts about leopards at the link.  http://wp.me/pH76q-267 Submit your entries to our wildlife photo contest by uploading them to the wall of our facebook group: Bush Warriors Photo of the Day Contest

Bush Warriors Video of the Day: What does James Bond, Indiana Jones, Kermit the Frog, Robin Williams, and the Princes of Wales all have in common?  A love of rainforests, of course!  Rainforests once covered 14% of the earth’s land surface.  Today, they cover only 6%.  http://wp.me/pH76q-2aH

Bush Warriors Wildlife Photography Workshop: A Story in Three Parts— This week Gerry tells us how we can make our audiences appreciate our photos more, and build a stronger connection to the stories they tell.  Try it out and show us the results by posting them on the Bush Warriors Photo of the Day Contest facebook group.  Enjoy! http://wp.me/pH76q-2a6

October 28, 2010

An armed gang reportedly broke into a game lodge in South Africa over the weekend, and stole rhino horns from a safe. Staff claim its possible there were government links to this act of theivery. http://wp.me/pH76q-28U

Bush Warriors Tattoo of the Day: BEAUTIFUL macaw parrot tattoo by Chris Blinston!!! The colors really make it pop!  Macaw parrots are subject to capture for the pet trade and are also threatened by habitat loss.  How does deforestation affect their ability to reproduce?  Read more at the link and share.  http://wp.me/pH76q-26e Don’t forget to join our wildlife tattoo facebook group: Bush Warriors INK

Bush Warriors Species of the Day: The African Elephant is listed as ‘VULNERABLE’ on the IUCN Red List. As you know, they are poaching has majorly contributed to their decline.  Habitat loss and fragmentation has also contributed, and has resulted in increased conflict with humans.  Elephants are one of the biggest icons of Africa… it’s up to us to save them from extinction!  http://wp.me/pH76q-26E

Only 3 days left before the youtopia grant contest ends, and we’re still far behind the two projects that are in the lead.  Many of you have already voted, but if you haven’t, please do!  These grants will allow us to be an even LOUDER voice for wildlife!  Show your support for Bush Warriors by voting for our 3 projects at the link below.  Thanks for your help everyone!  http://youtopia2010.uservoice.com/forums/81519-animals-animal-rights

Bush Warriors Photo of the Day: “Leave My Momma Alone!”— an ADORABLE baby elephant photo by Lori Huff!  This little guy is showing how big and tough he is by charging Lori’s vehicle, which is a behavior he learned from his elders.  Most elephant behaviors are learned… read more about this at the link.  http://wp.me/pH76q-264 Submit your entries to the photo contest by uploading them to the wall on our facebook group: Bush Warriors Photo of the Day Contest

Don’t forget to cast your vote for your favorite photo in this week’s Photo of the Week!  The poll will close at the end of this week, so vote soon!  Invite others to vote too.   http://wp.me/PH76q-20b

Bush Warriors Organization of the Day: Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds (SANCCOB)— saving South Africa’s coastal birds! What started literally as a bathtub rescue operation at the home of the late Althea Westphal, has grown into a world leader in sea bird rescue and rehabilitation, especially in oil spills. They have successfully saved the lives of tens of thousands of coastal birds! GREAT WORK SANCCOB!!! http://wp.me/pH76q-29F

Bush Warriors Video of the Day:  A world without gorillas?  It may happen sooner than you think… what would that be like?  http://wp.me/pH76q-29K

BREAKING NEWS: Male rhino killed by poachers in Zimbabwe last night as he drank from a pool of water. Be warned, the images in this post are extremely graphic. Spread the word, we need to be a voice for these animals! http://wp.me/pH76q-29Q

After the disappointing rhino news today, we thought you might like to re-visit something a little more upbeat.  A few months ago, Nepal announced the arrival of 8 baby rhinos at Chitwan National Park!  What cuties!!  http://wp.me/pH76q-1di

October 27, 2010

Some call them “tofu fish”, some call them beautiful, scientists call them on the verge of extinction. Whale sharks are the biggest fish in the world, but a taste for their meat and fins are pushing them out of existence. http://wp.me/pH76q-28j

Bush Warriors Tattoo of the Day: INCREDIBLE whale shark tattoo by Chris O’Donnell!  After this morning’s story, we thought it only appropriate to highlight the beauty of these amazing animals.  Tattoos are forever… and so is extinction.  We hope whale sharks will last far, far longer than the life of this tattoo.  http://wp.me/pH76q-26l Have a look at our wildlife tattoo facebook group: Bush Warriors INK-One Million INKED Warriors walking our planet

Bush Warriors Species of the Day: ENDANGERED Humphead Wrasse— one of the largest reef fish in the world!  Particularly vulnerable to overfishing, this amazing fish has suffered rapid decline due to overharvesting.  It’s flesh is in high demand.  If we lose this fish, we lose yet another component of the incredibly important coral reef system.  What are your ideas on how to save these happy swimmers?   http://wp.me/pH76q-25U

Bush Warriors Photo of the Day: “Lunch!”– what an EXTRAORDINARY photo by Angie Ritter of an African Pygmy Falcon eating a weaver bird! WOW! Click the link to read a bit about Africa’s smallest raptor’s interactions with other birds species… http://wp.me/pH76q-261 You can enter your own wildlife photos into the contest easily.  Just join our facebook group (Bush Warriors Photo of the Day Contest) and upload your submissions onto the wall.  Good luck!

This Photo of the Week poll will close at the end of this week. Be sure your votes count and invite your friends to vote too! http://wp.me/PH76q-20b

Bush Warriors Organization of the Day: Chipembele Wildlife Education Trust is working to instill conservationist values in the youth of Zambia through education and direct wildlife experience.  They also are involved in wildlife rescue and rehabilitation!  CWET strongly believes in the power of today’s younger generations. We love CWET and think they’re doing extraordinary work! Please support them! http://wp.me/pH76q-291

Bush Warriors Video of the Day: Film director, Ang Lee, explains the threats posed by chopsticks and warns against the impacts traditional Chinese dishes have on rare marine species.  Also, read about a recent report involving ‘Willis’ from ‘Different Strokes’, a fisherman, and a Thresher Shark.  http://wp.me/pH76q-295

Guys, we have fallen way behind in the youtopia grant contest. Your votes are needed urgently, as we approach the end of the contest (it ends October 31). Please get as many people to vote for our 3 projects as soon as possible. Thank you so much for your support! Just click the link below to go straight to voting.  http://youtopia2010.uservoice.com/forums/81519-animals-animal-rights

One beautiful day last month, dozens of poachers descended on private game farm in South Africa with a thirst for blood. A coalition of farmers and police gathered and successfully fought the gang of intruders off before they could do any massive damage. If you missed this inspiring story, here it is! http://wp.me/pH76q-1y4

October 26, 2010

A shipment of over 500 African Grey Parrots has been seized by DRC officials. Being kept in horrific conditions, 20 did not survive the transport. There is an urgent appeal to raise funds for the rehabilitation of these birds, who will ultimately be returned to their natural habitat. Please share this with others so we can help these poor birds. http://wp.me/pH76q-27v

Bush Warriors Tattoo of the Day: AWESOME leopard tattoo by Tom Renshaw!!!  The facial features on this piece are out of this world!  If you had to guess how many leopards have been poached in India this year alone, what would you say?  Click the link to see if you’re right.  http://wp.me/pH76q-26b Become a member of our wildlife tattoo group on facebook: Bush Warriors INK- One Million INKED Warriors walking our planet

Bush Warriors Species of the Day: The ENDANGERED Goliath Frog— the world’s largest frog!  It is declining rapidly due to poaching, capture for the pet trade, and habitat loss. We must secure its habitat and educate locals on it’s current status.  Spread the word about this ginormous amphibian!  http://wp.me/pH76q-25O

Bush Warriors Photo of the Day: “Milk.  It Does a Monkey Good.”— a FANTASTIC photo by Peter Thomas!  A very nice black and white of an adorable baby vervet monkey!  Learn a bit about what it’s like growing up vervet at the link… enjoy!  http://wp.me/pH76q-25Y If you’d like to enter your own wildlife photos into our photo contest, just upload your submissions onto our facebook group’s wall at Bush Warriors Photo of the Day Contest!

Guys, we have fallen way behind in the youtopia grant contest.  Your votes are needed urgently, as we approach the end of the contest (it ends October 31).  Please get as many people to vote for our 3 projects as soon as possible.  Thank you so much for your support!  Just click the link below to go straight to voting.  http://youtopia2010.uservoice.com/forums/81519-animals-animal-rights

Bush Warriors Organization of the Day: Limbe Wildlife Centre— rescuing and rehabilitating Cameroon’s wildlife, especially victims of the bushmeat and pet trades. You may have also seen them mentioned in this morning story for taking in confiscated African Greys not long ago. Great work LWC! Keep it up! http://wp.me/pH76q-284

Bush Warriors Video of the Day: Former English Footballer, Gary Lineker, makes a plea for a very rare victim.  Also, did you hear what pop star Katy Perry got as a wedding gift!?  Go to the link to find out  http://wp.me/pH76q-28a

This Photo of the Week poll will close at the end of this week.  Be sure your votes count and invite your friends to vote too!  http://wp.me/PH76q-20b

Songbirds being killed by the millions in Cyprus and elsewhere in Europe.  If you missed our story a while back, be sure to educate yourself and read it now.  Not many know about this, so be sure to tell everyone you can what is happening.  http://wp.me/pH76q-1tG

October 25, 2010

A South African game ranger who stole a horn from a decomposing rhino carcass, and was sentenced to jail for this act, has been brutally murdered in prison.  http://wp.me/pH76q-25w

Bush Warriors Tattoo of the Day: A very special tattoo today, from one of our very own Bush Warriors! This SPECTACULAR elephant tattoo was done by Harley Kirkwood of Tribal Urge Tattoo Studio, and it was done on our very own Rebecca Tigris! She has a touching story that inspired this tattoo… read it at the link. http://wp.me/pH76q-26o Be sure to join our wildlife tattoo group on facebook at Bush Warriors INK – One Million INKED Warriors walking our planet

Bush Warriors Species of the Day: The CRITICALLY ENDANGERED Vancouver Island Marmot— only 130 left, INCLUDING the captive population!!!  These adorable little guys are clinging to their existence, as they have one foot dipping into extinction.  We must help them, before their gone!  What are your ideas on how to do this? http://wp.me/pH76q-25K

CONGRATULATIONS to Etienne Oosthuizen, winner of the Photo of the Week from the week of October 4-8!!  His gorgeous and golden orange elephant photo will now go on to compete for the Photo of the Month.  Great work Etienne!  http://wp.me/PH76q-1Vk

Bush Warriors Photo of the Day: “Fight or Flight”— a STUNNING shot by Tim Hearn of some Southern Carmine Bee-Eaters! WOW! Ever wonder how bee-eaters can eat bees, without being affected by their venom? Click the link to find out! http://wp.me/pH76q-25H It’s easy to enter the Bush Warriors photo contest! All you have to do is join our facebook group (Bush Warriors Photo of the Day Contest) and upload your submissions to our wall!

The poll is now open for voting on the bug photos from last week! Get in and vote for your favorite insect photo today!  All are welcome to participate, so invite others too.  http://wp.me/PH76q-26X

Bush Warriors Organization of the Day: Wildlife Action Group-Malawi— working to conserve and restore the wildlife of  Malawi.  This grassroots organization has been able to successfully restore habitat in the Thuma Forest Reserve.  They are making big contributions to the conservation of the wildlife of Malawi.  Great work guys!  http://wp.me/pH76q-27e

Bush Warriors Video of the Day: Wildlife hero Jane Goodall has a very important message for international tourists— when it comes to souveneirs made from wildlife, DON’T BUY IT!  http://wp.me/pH76q-27i

September Photo of the Month poll will close at the end of the week… make sure to get your votes in!  http://wp.me/PH76q-20j

If you’re not familiar with what shark finning is, please visit this recent post of ours.  You can use this article to educate others who may be unaware, as well.  Shark finning poses one of the biggest risks to our existence, as humans, because of the potential for a collapse of our marine ecosystems.  http://wp.me/pH76q-1e4

October 22, 2010

The 10th conference of the UN Convention of Biological Diversity is now half way over. What impacts will it hold for our future? China has announced major conservation plans, and Honduras and Palau bring concerns to the table about dwindling shark populations. Though the Convention’s previous strategic plans to stop biodiversity loss have failed, this is the UN’s chance to shape our future. What things should be considered to achieve ultimate effectiveness? Read on and share. http://wp.me/pH76q-24A

Bush Warriors Tattoo of the Day: OUTSTANDING wolf tattoo by Oleg Turyanskiy!!  Stunning use of shading and the detail is superb!  It’s Wolf Awareness Week!  Did you know that the number of wolf hunting permits sold in Montana and Idaho last year is double, and possibly even triple, the total number of wolves living throughout North America?  Read more about this at the link  http://wp.me/pH76q-24S Don’t forget about our wildlife tattoo group on facebook: Bush Warriors INK- One Million INKED Warriors walking our planet

Bush Warriors Species of the Day:  The CRITICALLY ENDANGERED Angel Shark is already extinct in the North Sea.  Very few are left in the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea due to incidental by-catch in trawling fisheries.  This shark is dangerously close to extinction!  Tell everyone you can before we lose it forever.  http://wp.me/pH76q-219

Bush Warriors Photo of the Day: “Glory Bee!” by Dale Morris— an UN-BEE-LIEVABLE photo of honey bees!!!  WOW!  You’ve probably heard about the current honey bee crisis… have researchers identified the cause?  Click the link to find out!  http://wp.me/pH76q-259 If you’re interested in entering our photo contest, just go to our facebook group (Bush Warriors Photo of the Day Contest) and upload your submissions onto our wall!

Bush Warriors Video of the Day: Chinese musician, Liu Huan, gracefully takes the piano into the souls of tortured wildlife.  He reminds us that, “When the buying stops… the killing can too.”  A recently developed computer model shows the REAL risk posed by poaching even just a few tigers…. read more at the link.  http://wp.me/pH76q-25g

Bush Warriors Wildlife Photography Workshop: ”Warm It Up, Cool It Down”— Gerry is back with all new techniques using your camera’s white balance settings!  Check out how these tips can greatly improve the quality and depth of your photos!  Give it a try this weekend, and post your results on the Bush Warriors Photo of the Day Contest page on facebook!  Enjoy!  http://wp.me/pH76q-23T

LAST CALL for votes in this Photo of the Week poll!! We will close the poll this weekend, so get your votes in quick! Thanks to all of our talented photographers and our voting participators! http://wp.me/PH76q-1Vk

October 21, 2010

Yet another rhino poached in South Africa over the weekend.  This time… she was pregnant.  http://wp.me/pH76q-23w

Bush Warriors Tattoo of the Day: BEAUTIFUL fox tattoo by David Newman Stump!!!  We love the colors and detail on this one… it’s gorgeous!  Did you know that red foxes were introduced to Australia and have wreaked havoc on some of the native wildlife?  Read more at the link  http://wp.me/pH76q-23C Check out our wildlife tattoo group on facebook: Bush Warriors INK- One Million INKED Warriors walking our planet

Bush Warriors Species of the Day: The ENDANGERED Grevy’s Zebra— only about 750 adults left in the wild.  Their population has been halved over recent decades, as they were poached for their skin. Grevy’s Zebra Trust is working hard to save those that are left.  Read more about this FANTASTIC animal and spread the word!  Not much time left for these zebras!  http://wp.me/pH76q-214

How can YOU support Bush Warriors?  How can you help us make a LOUDER voice for wildlife?  By voting for us to receive Free Range Studio’s youtopia grants!  We have 3 projects eligible to win, all we need is your votes!  Go to the link for more info and to get to the voting site!  We need all the help we can get, and so do the animals.  Vote today! http://wp.me/pH76q-21U

Bush Warriors Photo of the Day: “Take Me To Your Leader” by Sean Braine— What an OUTSTANDING photo of a mantis!!! Funny how they look other worldly that close up huh? But like us… mantises are just other earthlings. How many species of mantis do you think there are on our planet? Click the link to find out… http://wp.me/pH76q-246 Don’t forget, you can make submissions to the contest at our facebook group: Bush Warriors Photo of The Day Contest

Make sure your vote counts! This Photo of the Week Poll will close at the end of the week. Like always, it’s a tough one! Be sure to invite your friends to participate too. http://wp.me/PH76q-1Vk

Bush Warriors Organization of the Day: Gorilla Doctors — veterinarians working together to save the last remaining Mountain Gorillas! A dream of Dr. Dian Fossey that has become reality. Great work Gorilla Doctors! http://wp.me/pH76q-24g

Bush Warriors Video of the Day: “When There’s Nothing Left… We’re Next.”  Without wildlife, humans cannot exist.  The killing of our life support MUST stop.  Share this with someone who might not know about the severity of today’s illegal wildlife trade.  http://wp.me/pH76q-24f

Bush Warriors Organization of the Day: Limbe Wildlife Centre— rescuing and rehabilitating Cameroon’s wildlife, especially victims of the bushmeat and pet trades.  You may have also seen them mentioned in this morning story for taking in confiscated African Greys not long ago.  Great work LWC!  Keep it up!  http://wp.me/pH76q-284

October 20, 2010

A new study highlights a shocking discovery in the South China Sea: over 83% of the shark species formerly known to occur there are gone. Researchers say the magnitude of the loss should be considered ‘catastrophic’! Read more and share with others… we must come together to educate every person we can reach! http://wp.me/pH76q-22g

Here is a note from our founder, Dori Gurwitz, in response to the Dixie water story we posted last night. It is important that everyone knows that the funds used for the pump in Dixie were raised by dedicated, passionate fans of WildEarth’s Safari Channel. Please read and share with everyone who has read the story. http://wp.me/pH76q-22w

Bush Warriors Tattoo of the Day: UNBELIEVABLE polar bear tattoo by Gabe Sandy!!  This tattoo is so realistic, it’s hard to believe it is actually on someone’s body!  AMAZING!!!! You’ve really got to see this one and also read some interesting information that dispels some common myths about these extraordinary and endangered animals!  http://wp.me/pH76q-22U Don’t forget about our wildlife tattoo facebook group: Bush Warriors INK- One Million INKED Warriors walking our planet

WE NEED YOUR HELP!  Vote for 3 Bush Warriors projects to receive Free Range Studio’s youtopia grants!  If we win, our voice for wildlife will be even louder!  We will be able to reach more people internationally with our information and messages with innovative, trendy technology.  VOTE TODAY!!!  http://wp.me/pH76q-21U

Bush Warriors Species of the Day: ENDANGERED Nassau Grouper- This large reef fish has suffered a significant decline in recent times and is actually considered “commercially extinct” in some areas.  The species has been overfished, as it is an easy target because of its social behaviors.  Read more and tell everyone you can before it’s too late for this beautiful fish!  http://wp.me/pH76q-20Z

Bush Warriors Photo of the Day: “An Elephant’s Toilet Bowl Cleaner” by Ivanova Goula!  Laugh if you must, but this photo is OUTSTANDING!!!!  Dung beetles play a very important part of ecosystems’ natural recycling processes.  Did you know three species of dung beetles are endangered?  Read more and share!  http://wp.me/pH76q-235 Enter your own wildlife photos to the contest by uploading them to our facebook group: Bush Warriors Photo of the Day Contest

Bush Warriors Organization of the Day: RHINO FUND UGANDA — A truly grassroots conservationist approach to repopulating Uganda with their long lost rhinos, and motivating local communities to get involved in the process!  The Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary has been established and already has several rhinos to begin this project!  GREAT WORK RFU!!!  http://wp.me/pH76q-23f

Bush Warriors Video of the Day: Olympic swimmer Amanda Beard saves shark, but she wants YOU to know that you don’t have to be an Olympian to stop the shark fin trade. WildAid uncovers the truth about the processing of shark fins… it kills sharks, but it could also kill you. Read more and share! Tell people they can be poisoned by eating shark fins! http://wp.me/pH76q-23l

Make sure your vote counts! This Photo of the Week Poll will close at the end of the week. Like always, it’s a tough one! Be sure to invite your friends to participate too. http://wp.me/PH76q-1

Have you voted at youtopia yet? We could really use your help! Vote for 3 Bush Warriors projects to receive Free Range Studio’s youtopia grants! If we win, our voice for wildlife will be even louder! We will be able to reach more people internationally with our information and messages with innovative, trendy technology. VOTE TODAY!!! http://wp.me/pH76q-21U

Recall the liger cubs born in Taiwan in August? Here’s a story we featured about them. It’s a very concerning issue, and here’s why… http://wp.me/pH76q-1jC

October 19,2010

One of the planet’s most easily recognizable animals faces a short and doom-filled future.  Human activities have caused a dramatic reduction in the African lion population.  Conservationists agree that time is running out.  Why?  What happens if we lose them?  And what can we do?  Read on, get involved, spread the word.  http://wp.me/pH76q-21a

Bush Warriors Tattoo of the Day: INCREDIBLE chimp tattoo by Joshua Carlton!!  What a beautiful, artistic, realistic, and colorful tattoo!  Did you know that there are two species of chimpanzee and they have both been considered endangered species since 1996?  Read more and share with others.  http://wp.me/pH76q-21y Check out our wildlife tattoo group on facebook: Bush Warriors INK- One Million INKED Warriors walking out planet

Bush Warriors Species of the Day: ENDANGERED Indiana Bat— These bats have suffered an extraordinarily rapid decline in recent years, likely due to human disturbance to overwintering site.  White Nose Syndrome has also likely killed at least 13,000 in just the last few years.  Time is running out for the Indiana Bat, tell others before its gone!  http://wp.me/pH76q-20A

Bush Warriors Photo of the Day: “Oh What a Tangled Web We Weave”— a EXTRAORDINARY photo by Anirban Ganguly!  If the photo doesn’t send your arachnophobia into hyper mode, the spider facts might!  There are some 35,000 known spider species.  Click the link to read more… http://wp.me/pH76q-21K It’s so easy for you to enter your own wildlife photos into the contest… just upload them onto our Bush Warriors Photo of the Day Contest facebook wall!

WE NEED YOUR HELP!  Vote for 3 Bush Warriors projects to receive Free Range Studio’s youtopia grants!  If we win, our voice for wildlife will be even louder!  We will be able to reach more people internationally with our information and messages with innovative, trendy technology.  VOTE TODAY!!!  http://wp.me/pH76q-21U

Bush Warriors Video of the Day: Actor Ralph Fiennes reminisces about the end of the world, after all species have met their doom… a doom caused by illegal wildlife trade.  http://wp.me/pH76q-225

This Photo of the Week poll will be closing at the end of the week.  Be sure to cast your vote for your favorite and invite others to vote too!  http://wp.me/PH76q-1Vk

For a positive and re-freshing end to the day (or beginning or middle, depending on where you are), check out this story we did a while ago.  The makers of Safari TV provided the South African village of Dixie with much needed access to water.  You’ve got to watch the video to see these kids’ faces of absolute and pure happiness!  http://wp.me/pH76q-PL

October 18, 2010

Conservationists around the world feeling disappointed after the court case for the Fletcher/Saaiman rhino poaching syndicate was thrown out by the judge last week, when key witness withdrew agreements to testify against defendants.  Speculation swirls around threats or bribery that may have brought the case to a screeching halt.  http://wp.me/pH76q-1Z1

Bush Warriors Tattoo of the Day: GORGEOUS giraffe tattoo by Tattoo Andy!  The bright colors really make this long-necked animal pop!  COOL!  Did you know there are two subspecies of giraffe that are now on the IUCN Red List?  Read more at the link and share with others… http://wp.me/pH76q-1ZH Check our wildlife tattoo facebook group: Bush Warriors INK- One Million INKED Warriors walking out planet

Bush Warriors Species of the Day: CRITICALLY ENDANGERED Northern Sportive Lemur— fewer than 100 left, this is one of the most endangered primates on our planet!  Habitat loss and degradation, along with poaching, have literally pushed this animal to the edge of extinction.  Stand up for these lemurs by telling 1-3 people about these animals  today to help raise awareness!  http://wp.me/pH76q-1ZL

The poll is now open for you to vote for your favorite Photo of the Week from last week!  Share the link and invite others to vote too.  http://wp.me/PH76q-20b

Bush Warriors Photo of the Day: “Insect Nation” by John Ward… an OUT OF THIS WORLD up close shot of a paper wasp…. highlighting an organism many of us forget about.  Did you know there are over 950,000 known insect species on our planet?  Read more and share with others… http://wp.me/pH76q-1ZU Don’t forget to join our facebook group: Bush Warriors Photo of the Day Contest, so that you can enter your own amazing wildlife photos for a chance to win!

CONGRATULATIONS TO Juanita Trollip, winner of the Photo of the Week from the last week of September!  She and the other Photo of the Week winners will now move forward to compete for the September Photo of the Month!  Great work Juanita!  http://wp.me/PH76q-1QI

Bush Warriors Organization of the Day: Bongo Surveillance Project-  working to save the last 103 Mountain Bongos left in the wild!  They integrate research with grassroots community outreach in effort to spare this beautiful animal from extinction.  FANTASTIC work BSP!  http://wp.me/pH76q-1fU

Bush Warriors Video of the Day: Your favorite celebrities have something to say about a mutual friend of ours.  How many of your friends, co-workers, and family members know about this?  Are you going to tell them?  http://wp.me/pH76q-20I

The poll is now open for voting in the SEPTEMBER PHOTO OF THE MONTH contest!  Vote for your favorite today! http://wp.me/PH76q-20j

Re-visiting an alarming story we did not long ago: Coral bleaching is afflicting our ocean ecosystems more severely and rapidly than ever seen before. Off the coasts of Indonesia, new mass coral die-offs have scientists extremely concerned, and it’s a growing problem. http://wp.me/pH76q-1sg

October 15, 2010

Lies, threats, and bribery may have damaged a critically important tiger poaching case in India. Key witnesses withdraw their statements about what they observed in the forest, but why? One witness even added he was bribed to deliver his claim by a local NGO. What’s really going on here? http://wp.me/pH76q-1Yz

Bush Warriors Tattoo of the Day: PHENOMENAL elephant tattoo by the great Stefano Alcantara!  Amazing use of color, shading, and detail! WOW!  The recent slaughter of an elephant family in Botswana highlights the current surge in elephant poaching… read more and share: http://wp.me/pH76q-1YR Be sure to join our wildlife tattoo facebook group: Bush Warriors INK- One Million INKED Warriors walking our planet

Bush Warriors Species of the Day: CRITICALLY ENDANGERED Burrowe’s Giant Glass Frog—endemic to isolated forests of Ecuador and Colombia and declining rapidly.  Changes to this frog’s habitat resulting from climate change, pollution, development, logging, introduced species, etc. are all lending to the demise of this BEAUTIFUL amphibian.  Share to educate others… it’s up to us to stop this!  http://wp.me/pH76q-1UV

Bush Warriors Photo of the Day: “Happy as a Hippo” by Dipen Chudasama!  Ever seen a hippo smile?  Well it certainly looks like Dipen caught this one smiling on film!  AND it’s smile is contagious :) Check out some interesting facts about hippos at the link: http://wp.me/pH76q-1Z5 Enter your own wildlife photo submissions to the contest on our facebook group: Bush Warriors Photo of the Day Contest

LAST CALL for votes in the Photo of the Week poll. It will be closing Sunday. Vote, share, invite others to participate! http://wp.me/PH76q-1QI

Bush Warriors Video of the Day: Ever wondered what the recipe is for shark fin soup?  Well wonder no more, Bush Warriors!  Behold the SECRET shark fin soup recipe!  http://wp.me/pH76q-1Zb

Miss yesterday’s story? Here it is: The proposal to legalize rhino horn trade has failed to win the support of WWF South Africa. Their CEO points out that legalizing the trade would provide an avenue for game ranchers to launder illegally obtained rhino horns and is not a good idea. http://wp.me/pH76q-1XC

For an inspirational end to the week, look at this story about the people of Mali coming together to take elephant sized matters into their own hands!  http://wp.me/pH76q-R0

October 14, 2010

The proposal to legalize rhino horn trade has failed to win the support of WWF South Africa.  Their CEO points out that legalizing the trade would provide an avenue for game ranchers to launder illegally obtained rhino horns and is not a good idea.  http://wp.me/pH76q-1XC

Bush Warriors Tattoo of the Day: AMAZING cheetah tattoo by Aarron Laidig!  The tattoo moves when the leg is bent… click the link to see!  You’ve also got to read what Aarron says about how went about creating this tattoo.  http://wp.me/pH76q-1XJ   Check out our wildlife tattoo group on facebook: Bush Warriors INK – One Million INKED Warriors walking our planet

Bush Warriors Species of the Day: CRITICALLY ENDANGERED Cafe Marron (a.k.a. Wild Coffee) of the Indian Ocean Island of Rodrigues.  Much of its range has been heavily deforested and converted for agriculture.  Time is running out for this beautiful plant!  http://wp.me/pH76q-1UM

This Photo of the Week poll will be closing at the end of the week. Vote, share, invite others to participate! http://wp.me/PH76q-1QI

Bush Warriors Photo of the Day: “The Unicorn of the Desert” by Gorazd Golob!  STUNNING photo of a beautiful oryx running across the Namib Desert!  You can almost hear its hooves trotting across the sand.  Beautiful!  Read more about the oryx’s adaptations for living in the desert at the link  http://wp.me/pH76q-1XQ Submit your own entries to the photo contest on our facebook group: Bush Warriors Photo of the Day Contest

Bush Warriors Organization of the Day: Save the Elephants — grassroots conservation efforts to save elephants from poaching, conflict with humans, drought, and much more. You’ve got to see their work for yourselves! Fantastic job STE! http://wp.me/pH76q-1Yl

Bush Warriors Video of the Day: Jackie Chan’s not afraid of tigers… are you? Let’s stand together to ensure that 2010 is NOT the last “Year of the Tiger”. http://wp.me/pH76q-1Yq

Sharing a story we did a while back about the plight of India’s leopards.  With fewer tigers available for poaching, poachers have moved on to leopards.  Expanding human settlements has found increased conflict with leopards as well… which often ends fatally.  http://wp.me/pH76q-1em

October 13, 2010

Sharks are WONDERFUL animals that have a bad rap amongst many.  They are fascinating creatures that we still have so much to learn about.  Check out these 25 interesting shark facts and see what you might not know about sharks!  http://wp.me/pH76q-1WM

Bush Warriors Species of the Day: CRITICALLY ENDANGERED Saola- Only discovered in 1992, this Asian ungulate is already nearing extinction.  Threatened by habitat loss and poaching, this majestic creature needs our help!  http://wp.me/pH76q-1UR

Bush Warriors Tattoo of the Day: AWESOME shark tattoo by Evan Olin!  You gotta check this out!  http://wp.me/pH76q-1X4 You can join our wildlife tattoo group on facebook at Bush Warriors INK – One Million INKED Warriors walking our planet

Bush Warriors Photo of the Day: “Just Keep Swimming…”, an ADORABLE snap by Sven Liebchen!  Baby sea turtles, like the one in this photo, suffer from high mortality rates.  Read more about it at the link!  http://wp.me/pH76q-1WI   Don’t forget that you can submit your own amazing wildlife photos to the contest by uploading them to our facebook group: Bush Warriors Photo of the Day Contest

Bush Warriors Organization of the Day: Grevy’s Zebra Trust — grassroots conservation, working with the people of Kenya to ensure a future for the endangered Grevy’s Zebra!! Fantastic Work GZT!!!  http://wp.me/pH76q-1Xo

Bush Warriors Video of the Day: Basketball great Yao Ming refuses shark fin soup and says to remember: “When the buying stops, the killing can too.”  http://wp.me/pH76q-1Xt

This Photo of the Week poll will be closing at the end of the week. Vote, share, invite others to participate! http://wp.me/PH76q-1QI

Are rhino farms in China fueling the illegal rhino horn trade?  Let’s re-visit this story and take a deeper look… http://wp.me/pH76q-YZ

October 12, 2010

Many of the world’s primates are not doing well. In this story, we give you a glimpse into three of the most critically endangered primate species on our planet, teetering on the edge of extinction. The threats challenging their existence are ones shared by most of the planet’s primates. If we act now, we can prevent further loss of these much-adored animals. http://wp.me/pH76q-1VY

Bush Warriors Tattoo of the Day: KILLER octopus tattoo by Deano Cook!!  A big, bright, colorful back piece!!  Very cool!  Octopi are very interesting animals… read some cool facts about them at the link!  http://wp.me/pH76q-1Wg Don’t forget to join our wildlife tattoo group on facebook: Bush Warriors INK- One Million INKED warriors walking our planet

Bush Warriors Species of the Day: CRITICALLY ENDANGERED Dwarf Olive Ibis— fewer than 250 are left!  Found only on Sao Tome, they are threatened by habitat loss and introduced mammals.  Read more and educate others!  http://wp.me/pH76q-1UI

Bush Warriors Photo of the Day: “The Defender” by David Lloyd— an OUTSTANDING photo of an absolutely beautiful male lion. The males of prides have a very interesting job, read more at the link… http://wp.me/pH76q-1Wq You can enter your own wildlife photos to our photo contest by uploading them to our facebook group’s wall at Bush Warriors Photo of The Day Contest

Bush Warriors Video of the Day: Olympic Long Jumper Dwight Phillips Clears an Entire Herd of Elephants.  “Help put an end to the illegal wildlife trade before it’s too late.”  http://wp.me/pH76q-1Ww

Bush Warriors Organziation of the Day: Elephants Without Borders — grassroots conservation organization researching the elephants of southern Africa in order to better protect and conserve them, while also working with local communities to mitigate human-elephant conflict. Great work EWB!!! http://wp.me/pH76q-1WE

The World Cup saw some harsh consequences for some South African wildlife. Here’s a story we brought you during the event that discusses a myth-based belief in the psychic power of vulture brains which many soccer/football fans smoked in hopes of making some money. http://wp.me/pH76q-P

October 11, 2010

20 rhino carcasses have been found on Dawie Groenewald’s Pragtig farm in South Africa!  Groenewald is one of the eleven accused masterminds of a recently busted rhino poaching syndicate, all of which were quickly released on bail.  http://wp.me/pH76q-1Uz

Bush Warriors Tattoo of the Day: BEAUTIFUL harp seal tattoo by Petri Syrjala!  What a fantastic tattoo!  Did you know that roughly 275,000 harp seals are hunted in Canada each year?  Click the link to read more.  Share!  http://wp.me/pH76q-1Ve Also, be sure to join our wildlife tattoo facebook group: Bush Warriors INK- One Million INKED Warriors walking our planet

Bush Warriors Species of the Day: The Sail-Fin Lizard is listed as VULNERABLE and is declining largely due to habitat loss caused by deforestation.  They are also threatened by take for the pet trade, poaching, and pollution.  They are ONLY found in the Phillipines.  Share to educate others!  http://wp.me/pH76q-1UE

The Photo of the Week Poll from last week is now open! Get in there and vote for your favorite! http://wp.me/PH76q-1Vk

Bush Warriors Photo of the Day: “Grassland Mystique”— a PHENOMENAL shot by Etienne de Waal!  Cheetahs are amazing and beautiful creatures!  Read some interesting facts about them and see this photo in full at the link.  http://wp.me/pH76q-1Vv If you’re interested in submitting some of your own wildlife photos to the contest, please join our facebook group: Bush Warriors Photo of the Day Contest

CONGRATULATIONS TO Fred von Winckelmann, winner of the Photo of the Week from the week of September 20-24!  It was one of the closest races we’ve had, but Fred’s GORGEOUS hippo photo will go on to compete for the September Photo of the Month.  Great job Fred!  http://wp.me/PH76q-1L6

Bush Warriors Video of the Day: Maurice Greene takes a bullet for a tiger! “When we all come together, we can do anything.” http://wp.me/pH76q-1VN

This Photo of the Week poll will be closing at the end of the week. Vote, share, invite others to participate! http://wp.me/PH76q-1QI

Here’s a story we posted a while ago about the booming illegal wildlife trade in Indonesia. Apparently, the laws are so lax that dealers no longer try to hide their sale of endangered species, for they do not fear consequences for their actions. http://wp.me/pH76q-1cr

October 8. 2010

The bushmeat trade has grown into a multi-million dollar a year industry and is threatening many species of wildlife with extinction. It also threatens human health in a big way. It is not an easy problem to solve, as so many starving people rely on bushmeat to survive. However, it’s a problem that has grown to an international level. http://wp.me/pH76q-1TH

Bush Warriors Tattoo of the Day: ADORABLE baby sloth tattoo by Tattoo Andy (Andy Barrett)! Did you know that there is one subspecies of sloth considered CRITICALLY ENDANGERED? And another is considered endangered! Click the link to read more! Share this important information with other! http://wp.me/pH76q-1U2 Don’t forget to join our wildlife tattoo group on facebook: Bush Warriors INK – One Million INKED Warriors walking our planet

Bush Warriors Species of the Day: ENDANGERED Ethiopian Wolf— fewer than 500 of these awesome canids are left!  They are ONLY found in the Ethiopian Highlands are increasingly threatened by habitat loss (because of clearing for agriculture) and disease transmission from domestic dogs.  We cannot allow earth to lose these beatufiul animals.  http://wp.me/pH76q-1Ua

Bush Warriors Photo of the Day: “A Reflection in Time”, a FANTASTIC photo by Ron Glazier of this beautiful African Wild Dog (a.k.a. Painted Dog) running alongside the water.  These are one of the most rare canid species on earth, read more about them at the link and share with others to raise awareness!  http://wp.me/pH76q-1Uk You can enter your own wildlife photos into the contest by uploading the image on the wall at our facebook group: Bush Warriors Photo of the Day Contest

LAST CALL FOR VOTES! The Photo of the Week Poll will be closing over the weekend. Make sure to get in and vote for your favorites… invite your friends to vote too! http://wp.me/PH76q-1L6

If you missed this earlier this week, you’ll want to check it out: A way for YOU to get involved in shark conservation!  Experimental music group, ‘Animal Collective’, is setting new trends in music, shoes, and shark conservation!  They’ve launched a line of trendy shoes, and the profits made from their sales will go to combating illegal shark fishing in the Revillagigedo Archipelago off Baja California!  http://wp.me/pH76q-1SA

Bush Warriors Wildlife Photography Workshop: Size Matters! This week Gerry explains how to improve your photos by using reference points to show your subject’s size.  If you’re going to try this weekend, let us know how it works for you!  Even submit your next level photos to the Bush Warriors Photo of The Day Contest!  Enjoy and share.  http://wp.me/pH76q-1TA

LAST CALL FOR VOTES in the mammoth ivory poll!  Poll will close this weekend. Is it morally and ethically responsible to sell mammoth ivory, given the current trends in elephant poaching? Tell us what YOU think! VOTE! Results will be sent to First Lady, Mrs. Michelle Obama! http://wp.me/pH76q-1Pp

Leaving the week on a good note, we’re re-posting this special story from the founder of Bush Warriors, Dori Gurwitz.  He writes about how Bob Marley would react to the plight of the world’s biodiversity, if he were still alive today.  Enjoy and have a GREAT weekend!  http://wp.me/pH76q-Oj

October 7, 2010

South Africa’s high-profile rhino crime syndicate investigation is expected to net several more shocking suspects from within the conservation community. SANParks spokesperson says conservationists are in for a shake up! http://wp.me/pH76q-1SK

Bush Warriors Tattoo of the Day: AWESOME Red-Eyed Treefrog tattoo by Boris!!!  What a fantastic piece and so colorful too!  Click the link to read about how Red-Eyed Treefrogs fair in the face of habitat loss   http://wp.me/pH76q-1SV Be sure to join our wildlife tattoo group on facebook: Bush Warriors INK-One Million INKED Warriors walking our planet

Bush Warriors Species of the Day: CRITICALLY ENDANGERED Common Skate-  this is likely the most endangered species of marine fish in the world and continues to decline as a result of overfishing.  http://wp.me/pH76q-1SQ

Don’t forget: This Photo of the Week Poll will be closing at the end of the week. Make sure to get in and vote for your favorites… invite your friends to vote too! http://wp.me/PH76q-1L6

Bush Warriors Photo of the Day: “Time for a Little Cat Nap”— what an EXTRAORDINARY photo by Shazaad Kasmani! This little bundle of joy looks absolutely stunning resting on this beautiful red sand at the Tsavos! Click the link to see the photo in full and to read a bit about “lion petting” opportunities!   http://wp.me/pH76q-1Tm You can enter your own wildlife photos at our facebook group: Bush Warriors Photo of The Day Contest

Don’t miss this! Want to help save sharks?  Check this out!  Experimental music group, ‘Animal Collective’, is setting new trends in music, shoes, and shark conservation!  They’ve recently teamed with an apparel line to sell trendy shoes, and the profits made from their sales will go to combating illegal shark fishing in the Revillagigedo Archipelago off Baja California!  http://wp.me/pH76q-1SA

Bush Warriors Organization of the Day: Ewaso Lions— a truly grassroots organization working to save the lions of the Ewaso region of Kenya.  They have a strong focus on youth, believing it is the next generation who can continue their conservation efforts!  Ewaso lions is a fabulous organization!!  Great work Ewaso!  http://wp.me/pH76q-1Tv

Reminder: The mammoth ivory poll will close Friday. Is it morally and ethically responsible to sell mammoth ivory, given the current trends in elephant poaching? Tell us what YOU think! VOTE! Results will be sent to First Lady, Mrs. Michelle Obama! http://wp.me/pH76q-1Pp

October 6, 2010

Shark fishing and finning is BIG business, but it is killing off sharks faster than they can reproduce and the big fish are quickly swimming towards extinction.  A new report from enviornmental economists highlights the predators’ economic potential when they are alive and protected, an avenue overlooked by many coastal nations.  http://wp.me/pH76q-1RX

Bush Warriors Tattoo of the Day: Totally RAD hammerhead shark tattoo by Mike Sirot!  Colors and detail are amazing on this uniquely placed tattoo!  Did you know that at least 8 of 9 hammerhead sharks are at risk of extinction?  Click the link to read more and be sure to share this info with others.  http://wp.me/pH76q-1Sd Don’t forget to join our wildlife tattoo facebook group: Bush Warriors INK – One Million INKED Warriors walking our planet

Bush Warriors Species of the Day: The Silky Anteater-  the world’s smallest anteater species!  A genetically distinct and isolated subpopulation of these ADORABLE little anteaters is considered CRITICALLY ENDANGERED and is being pushed toward extinction due to habitat loss and pet trade.  We just can’t let something so cute go extinct!  http://wp.me/pH76q-1Sj

Don’t forget that the poll is open for Photo of the Week from last week’s photos.  The poll will close next week, so get your votes in and invite others to vote too  http://wp.me/PH76q-1QI

Bush Warriors Photo of the Day: “Secrets Within the Golden Light”— a MAGNIFICENT photo by Etienne Oosthuizen!  What an extraordinary moment to have been caught on film!!  Did you know that 11 of the world’s 16 ENDANGERED World Heritage Sites are located in Africa?  Read more at the link and share the beauty and information.  http://wp.me/pH76q-1Ss You can submit your own wildlife photos by joining our facebook group, Bush Warriors Photo of the Day Contest, and uploading your submissions on to the wall!  Good luck!

Reminder: The mammoth ivory poll will close Friday.  Is it morally and ethically responsible to sell mammoth ivory, given the current trends in elephant poaching? Tell us what YOU think! VOTE! Results will be sent to First Lady, Mrs. Michelle Obama!  http://wp.me/pH76q-1Pp

Want to help save sharks?  Check this out!  Experimental music group, ‘Animal Collective’, is setting new trends in music, shoes, and shark conservation!  They’ve recently teamed with an apparel line to sell trendy shoes, and the profits made from their sales will go to combating illegal shark fishing in the Revillagigedo Archipelago off Baja California!  http://wp.me/pH76q-1SA

Re-posting this for anyone who have missed it back in August: The world’s frog populations are in BIG trouble, with likely over a third of the world’s amphibians threatened with extinctions.  Scientists are now on the global hunt for thought-to-be extinct frog species… Read more and share!  http://wp.me/pH76q-1ir

October 5, 2010

The dynamics of the booming Vietnamese economy have brought the nation’s elephant population to the brink of extinction. Locally sourced ivory and other elephant products have decimated the jumbos, and now only 72-80 eles remain in the country. http://wp.me/pH76q-1R5

Bush Warriors Tattoo of the Day: GORGEOUS Sockeye Salmon Tattoo by Nick Baxter!  Bold, beautiful colors represent this spawning fish perfectly!  Read more about spawning salmon by clicking the link  http://wp.me/pH76q-1R3 Don’t forget to join our wildlife tattoo facebook group: Bush Warriors INK – One Million INKED Warriors walking our planet

Bush Warriors Species of the Day: CRITICALLY ENDANGERED Titicaca Water Frog- the world’s largest aquatic frog has been brought to the brink of extinction from over-harvesting for human consumption, introduced species, and habitat degradation.  The future is really not looking good for these cute little frogs… it’s up to us to save them!  http://wp.me/pH76q-1QZ

Bush Warriors Photo of the Day: “Elephant Flotilla”, a REMARKABLE photo of a herd of elephants swimming across a river… nice work by Mouton van Zyl!  Elephants are actually great swimmers!  Read more… http://wp.me/pH76q-1Rs You can enter your own wildlife photos to the contest… just join our facebook group, Bush Warriors Photo of The Day Contest, to get started!

Is it morally and ethically responsible to sell mammoth ivory, given the current trends in elephant poaching? Tell us what YOU think! VOTE! Results will be sent to First Lady, Mrs. Michelle Obama!  http://wp.me/pH76q-1Pp

Desmond Tutu, Nobel Peace Prize winner and Archbishop of South Africa, has spoken out on behalf of South Africa’s rhinos. He urges South Africans to step up to fight the current rhino poaching crisis and states the embarrassment this crisis has brought to the nation. http://wp.me/pH76q-1RC

This Photo of the Week Poll will be closing at the end of the week.  Make sure to get in and vote for your favorites… invite your friends to vote too!  http://wp.me/PH76q-1L6

Re-posting this for anyone who may have missed it in August. Uganda’s lions are a very valuable component of their ecotourism-based economy, but the big cats are not doing well. Retaliatory killings are one of the biggest threats and it exists even within park boundaries. http://wp.me/pH76q-1pk

October 4, 2010

Alleged masterminds behind the Boere rhino poaching mafia will have their day in court in just one week, after months out on bail. They face several charges, including racketeering, money laundering, theft, malicious damage to property, and contraventions of the various provincial Conservation Acts and the Aviation Act. http://wp.me/pH76q-1PK

Bush Warriors Tattoo of the Day: AWESOME African Penguin Tattoo by the amazing Gabe Sandy! African penguins (also called the Jackass Penguin and Cape Penguin) recently had their status elevated to ENDANGERED by the IUCN. To read more about their declining populations and to see the tattoo in full, click the link. http://wp.me/pH76q-1Q2 Don’t forget to join our wildlife tattoo group here on facebook: Bush Warriors INK – One Million INKED Warriors walking our planet

Bush Warriors Species of the Day: The CRITICALLY ENDANGERED Kipunji— the most recently discovered primate of Africa and is also one of the rarest primates in the world.  They are endemic to Tanzania, with fewer than 1,100 left!  Read more and share to educate others.  http://wp.me/pH76q-1Q5

CONGRATULATIONS to Daniel Cambon , winner of the Photo of the Week from the 3rd week of September. Daniel’s amazing wildebeest migration photo will go on to compete for the September Photo of the Month and a chance to win a personally autographed copy of Uwe Skrzypczak’s ‘Wildlife Photography’! Great work Daniel! http://wp.me/PH76q-1Hr

Bush Warriors Photo of the Day: “The Pink Jewels of Walvis Bay”, an absolutely EXTRAORDINARY shot of some beautiful and elegant flamingos in Namibia’s Walvis Bay.  Photo by Chris Wildblood!!  There are 6 species of flamingo, 3 are considered near threated… read more and share: http://wp.me/pH76q-1Q9 Don’t forget to join our facebook group, Bush Warriors Photo of the Day Contest, where you can submit your own beautiful wildlife photos.

Photo of the Week Poll is now open for last week’s photos.  Get in there and vote for your favorite!  http://wp.me/PH76q-1QI

In cased you missed this on Friday, have a look: Bush Warriors Wildlife Photography Workshop: This week Gerry looks at a common mistake made by many photographers— cutting off your subject. Gerry explains when it is appropriate to cut off your subject, when it’s not, and how to improve the quality of your photos. Give it a try, and let us know how it works! http://wp.me/pH76q-1OA

Bush Warriors Organization of the Day: Living with Elephants— working with local communities to mitigate human-elephant conflict and give school children a fully-immersed experience of what it is like to be an elephant in this world.  GREAT WORK LWE!!!  http://wp.me/pH76q-1QR

After receiving so many heated responses about our story on mammoth ivory this past Friday, we decided to take a poll of what the world thinks about the mammoth ivory trade. It is legal, but is it right? Is it morally and ethically responsible to sell mammoth ivory, given the current trends in elephant poaching? Tell us what YOU think! VOTE! Results will be sent to First Lady, Mrs. Michelle Obama!  http://wp.me/pH76q-1Pp

This Photo of the Week Poll will be closing at the end of the week.  Make sure to get in and vote for your favorites… invite your friends to vote too!  http://wp.me/PH76q-1L6

October 1, 2010

The growing mammoth ivory trade, which has seen even First Lady Obama wearing its jewelry, has sparked controversy over its effect on dwindling elephant populations. Some say it could potentially save the elephants, while others say it will take the elephants to their grave, similar to the fate of their extinct relatives. What do you think? http://wp.me/pH76q-1OI

Bush Warriors Tattoo of the Day: FANTASTIC African Wild Dog Tattoo by Gareth Putter! You don’t see too many painted dog tattoos out there and this one is excellent! Click to read some interesting facts about these endangered species… http://wp.me/pH76q-1P2 Don’t forget to join our facebook group: Bush Warriors INK – One Million INKED Warriors walking our planet

Bush Warriors Species of the Day: CRITICALLY ENDANGERED Western Swamp Turtle- less than 100 of these precious turtles left and they are ONLY found in Australia.  They are threatened by habitat loss and global warming.  Read more and share… http://wp.me/pH76q-1Pa

Bush Warriors Photo of the Day: “Unity”- a SPECTACULAR photo by Juanita Trollip!  You can feel the tranquility from this moment captured on film.  What do female lionesses select their mates based on?  Click the link to find out… http://wp.me/pH76q-1Pi Don’t forget to join our facebook group, Bush Warriors Photo of The Day Contest, to enter your own amazing wildlife photos in the contest.

LAST CALL for votes on the Photo of the Week poll.  Get your votes in for your favorite and invite others to vote too!  http://wp.me/PH76q-1Hr

Lots of heated responses about this morning’s story regarding the sale of mammoth ivory and its potential effects on dwindling elephant populations.  We thought we’d ask all of our fellow Bush Warriors officially, what they think by hosting this poll.  Is it morally and ethically responsible to sell mammoth ivory, given the current trends in elephant poaching?  Tell us what YOU think! VOTE!  http://wp.me/pH76q-1Pp

Bush Warriors Wildlife Photography Workshop: This week Gerry looks at a common mistake made by many photographers— cutting off your subject.  Gerry explains when it is appropriate to cut off your subject, when it’s not, and how to improve the quality of your photos.  Give it a try this weekend, let us know how it works!  http://wp.me/pH76q-1OA

September 30, 2010

In the wake of the recent events surrounding the arrests of alleged rhino poaching syndicate masterminds, much controversy has resurfaced with respect to legalizing the rhino horn trade. What truly is best for the rhinos? http://wp.me/pH76q-1MX

Bush Warriors Tattoo of the Day: AWESOME, bright, very creative, and colorful tropical fish tattoo by Dee Dee Seruga!  Do you know what one of the biggest threats to tropical fish is today?  Click the link to find out… http://wp.me/pH76q-1NX Don’t forget to join our wildlife tattoo facebook group: Bush Warriors INK – One Million INKED Warriors walking our planet

Bush Warriors Species of the Day: The CRITICALLY ENDANGRED Jerdon’s Courser of south-eastern India.  Only an estimated 50-250 of these little wading birds are left!  They are rarely seen, very elusive, and are threatened by habitat loss.  Read more and share  http://wp.me/pH76q-1Oa

If you missed yesterday’s story, here it is: After being presented disturbing images of critically endangered grey nurse sharks that had been hooked or entangled in fishing gear, in addition to loud public outcry from environmentalists and conservationists, the Australian government will be looking into increased protection efforts for these predators. http://wp.me/pH76q-1M3

Bush Warriors Photo of the Day: “Mothers Always Bring Extra Love”— an absolutely HEART-WARMING photo by Angie Ritter!  You can’t help but smile as you look at this Spotted Hyena mother and her baby.  Click the link to read some facts about these fascinating animals!  Share with others too  http://wp.me/pH76q-1Og You can submit your own photo entries to the contest on our facebook group: Bush Warriors Photo of the Day Contest

From yesterday, in case you missed it: In act of compassion for what many deem a “violent monster”, two men rescued a beached Great White Shark, safely returning it to its ocean home last month in Australia. We think its beautiful when man bares his heart for a misunderstood creature, do you? http://wp.me/pH76q-1MJ

Bush Warriors Organization of the Day: African Wild Dog Conservation- focusing on addressing the threats posed to African Wild Dogs, and restoring connectivity between Zambia’s major populations of these endangered dogs by working with local communities and stakeholders.  http://wp.me/pH76q-1Ou

Not too long ago we conducted a poll asking what people thought about legalizing the rhino horn trade.  Given today’s controversial story, we thought you might be interested in seeing the results of the poll.  http://wp.me/pH76q-1A3

September 29, 2010

After being presented disturbing images of critically endangered grey nurse sharks that had been hooked or entangled in fishing gear, in addition to loud public outcry from environmentalists and conservationists, the Australian government will be looking into increased protection efforts for these predators.  http://wp.me/pH76q-1M3

Bush Warriors Tattoo of the Day: AWESOME iguana tattoo by Marin Urbanc!!  Did you know there are 11 species of critically endangered iguana?  Read more… http://wp.me/pH76q-1Mk Share your own wildlife tattoos on our facebook group: Bush Warriors INK- One Million INKED warriors walking our planet

Species of the Day: ENDANGERED South Asian River Dolphin- threatened by habitat loss caused by dam building, pollution, entanglement in fishing gears, boat strikes, and poaching. Read more about these magical creatures and share their story with others… http://wp.me/pH76q-1Ms

CONGRATULATIONS to Fred von Winckelmann, winner of the August Photo of the Month!!  Great job Fred!  He will win a personally autographed copy of ‘Wildlife Photography’ by Uwe Skrzypczak!  Thanks to all who voted and all who have submitted their photos to the contest!  http://wp.me/PH76q-1zg

Bush Warriors Photo of the Day: “Swallow-ed by Beauty” an absolutely loveable snap by Elmarie de Marillac.  If you love songbirds, you’re going to love this photo!  The sun shines perfectly on this little swallow’s beautiful plumage.  Enjoy!  http://wp.me/pH76q-1MB You can submit your own wildlife photos on our facebook group: Bush Warriors Photo of the Day Contest

If you missed yesterday’s story, check this out: Yet another seizure of ivory in Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi International Airport. This time a Malaysian national attempting to smuggle 90 kg of ivory in his luggage. http://wp.me/pH76q-1Li

In act of compassion for what many deem a “violent monster”, two men rescued a beached Great White Shark, safely returning it to its ocean home last month in Australia.  We think its beautiful when man bares his heart for a misunderstood creature, do you?   http://wp.me/pH76q-1MJ

Since we have so many new friends on Bush Warriors, we thought we’d re-post this older story of ours. There is a new threat facing Amazon Pink River Dolphins… poaching! Fishermen are killing scores of these freshwater dolphins… Read why and how, and share with others http://wp.me/pH76q-V4

Don’t forget… polls are closing Friday.  Get in there and vote!  Invite others to vote for their favorites too  http://wp.me/PH76q-1Hr

September 28, 2010

Yet another seizure of ivory in Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi International Airport.  This time a Malaysian national attempting to smuggle 90 kg of ivory in his luggage.  http://wp.me/pH76q-1Li

Bush Warriors Tattoo of the Day: Definitely one of the coolest tattoos we’ve shown you.  This OUT OF THIS WORLD rhino tattoo is by Alex de Pase!  You’ve got to see this in full!  It’s just amazing!  http://wp.me/pH76q-1Ly Don’t forget to join our wildlife tattoo facebook group: Bush Warriors INK- One Million INKED Warriors walking our planet

Species of the Day: The ENDANGERED Pygmy Hippo! Restricted to West Africa, this adorable beast is severely threatened by habitat loss, which has resulted in increased poaching. Read more about these cuties and share with others http://wp.me/pH76q-1LG

This Photo of the Week poll is closing at the end of the week… make sure to cast your votes! http://wp.me/PH76q-1Hr

Bush Warriors Photo of the Day: “A Rainy Day Kill”— an EXTRAORDINARY photo by Aditya Singh!  You’ve got to see this!!  Look at the water spraying off the one’s tail.  Just an absolutely amazing capture of a moment that tells an entire story.  Read a bit about cheetahs at the link http://wp.me/pH76q-1LO Don’t forget to join our facebook group, Bush Warriors Photo of the Day Contest, so that you can submit your own amazing wildlife photos and enjoy our other submissions!

If you missed this on World Tiger Day (Sunday), be sure to check it out: South China Tigers are now functionally extinct in the wild. The last confirmed sighting by a biologist or park officials was in the 1970′s as it was being brought into captivity. Captive populations are not doing well either. China is making …an effort to re-introduce these animals, but this subspecies might not have enough time. Read more and share! http://wp.me/pH76q-1K1

If you missed last week’s Bush Warriors Wildlife Photography Workshop, be sure to check it out: This tip from Gerry van der Walt is all about space. How does space enhance or dilute your photo? Check it out, try it out, and let us know how it works for you! http://wp.me/pH76q-1Hc

September 27, 2010

With the help of veterinarian, Karel Toet, accused poaching syndicate mastermind, Dawie Groenewald, has been purchasing many rhinos from Kruger National Park for his game farm, “Pragtig”.  Now the questions are being asked, just where are the 80 rhinos he claimed to have on his farm?  http://wp.me/pH76q-1JF

Bush Warriors Tattoo of the Day: SPECTACULAR Angel Shark tattoo by Nick Baxter!  Angel Sharks are listed by the IUCN as a critically endangered species.  Read a bit more about these beautiful sharks… http://wp.me/pH76q-1KD Don’t forget to join our wildlife tattoo group here on facebook at Bush Warriors INK- One Million INKED warriors walking our planet

Species of the Day: CRITICALLY ENDANGERED Arabian Tahr.  The greatest threat to the survival of the species is the loss and fragmentation of its habitat, but illegal hunting and competition with livestock are also major concerns.  http://wp.me/pH76q-1Di

Congratulations to Gerard Blitz, winner of the Photo of the Week from the second week of September!  His FANTASTIC lion photo will go on to compete for the Photo of the Month.  Great job Gerard!  http://wp.me/PH76q-1AV

Bush Warriors Photo of the Day: “Shall We Dance?”, a GORGEOUS photo by Dipti Panchal!  Only the males of the National Bird of India, the peacock, have these beautiful tail feathers…. read more about their courtship rituals… http://wp.me/pH76q-1KZ Don’t forget to join our group, Bush Warriors Photo of the Day Contest, where you can submit your own beautiful wildlife photos.

Wild dogs, wild dogs EVERYWHERE on SafariTV today!  Need to get your fill on these beautifully painted animals?  Check this out… http://wp.me/PH76q-k4

Polls are now open for last week’s Photo of the Week!  Vote and share :) http://wp.me/PH76q-1L6

Bush Warriors Organization of the Day: J.A.C.K.- working to save the apes of the Democratic Republic of Congo.  In a dangerous environment, they are working hard to save the victims of bushmeat trade and to end the trade so that these apes can live peacefully.  http://wp.me/pH76q-1Ld

If you missed our World Tiger Day celebrations yesterday, make sure to check some of our stuff out.  Like this one: Here are 20 things you might not have known about tigers!  Did you know that there are an estimated 12,000 tigers being kept as private pets in the US?  Read more and share!  http://wp.me/pH76q-1J8

This Photo of the Week poll is closing at the end of the week… make sure to cast your votes! http://wp.me/PH76q-1Hr

September 26, 2010 (World Tiger Day!)

HAPPY WORLD TIGER DAY!!! Bush Warriors will be bringing you all tigers, all day on this SPECTACULAR day of great respect, honor, and concern for the world’s favorite animals: tigers!  Here is a bit about tigers and how International Tiger Day got started 9 years ago:  http://wp.me/pH76q-1II

Bush Warriors Tattoo of the Day: GORGEOUS tiger tattoo by Alex de Pase! Take a stand for tigers and celebrate World Tiger Day by telling others about the plight of this amazing feline species!  http://wp.me/pH76q-1IY Don’t forget to join our wildlife tattoo group here on Facebook: Bush Warriors INK – One Million INKED Warriors walking our planet

Continuing World Tiger Day celebrations, here are 20 things you might not have known about tigers!  Did you know that there are an estimated 12,000 tigers being kept as private pets in the US?  Read more and share!  http://wp.me/pH76q-1J8

Check out these FANTASTIC Public Service Announcements from our friends at WildAid.  Using celebrity influence to save tigers… “When the buying stops… the killing can too.”  http://wp.me/pH76q-1Jq

Contribute to World Tiger Day by reading this info about the decimation and recovery of, and the new threats jeopardizing the Amur Tiger population.  Then share it with at least one other person.  Spread the word about what is happening so we can ban together to save these majestic creatures!  http://wp.me/pH76q-1Jy

South China Tigers are now functionally extinct in the wild.  The last confirmed sighting by a biologist or park officials was in the 1970′s as it was being brought into captivity.  Captive populations are not doing well either.  China is making an effort to re-introduce these animals, but this subspecies might not have enough time.  Read more and share!  http://wp.me/pH76q-1K1

Between 1998 and 2002, an average of 51 Sumatran Tigers were being killed each year, the majority for their body parts and many as a result of conflict with man.  Palm oil production and Acacia plantations have reduced this subspecies’ habitat to a considerable extent.  Now these tigers are hanging by a thread and they need you to speak up on their behalf!  http://wp.me/pH76q-1Kc

World Tiger Day may be winding down, but EVERY day can be World Tiger Day if we want it to be! Still want to contribute to tigers? Share these PSAs with friends and stress to them why it is so important. Stopping the demand for tiger parts is the key to saving the world’s tigers. http://wp.me/pH76q-1Jq

Tigers were recently voted the “world’s favorite animal” in a poll conducted by Animal Planet.  We wonder how many people who voted for the tigers actually knew just how endangered they are and why.  Please use this link to educate others on the plight of the world’s tigers.  HAPPY WORLD TIGER DAY!  http://wp.me/pH76q-1BP

September 24, 2010

After decimating shark populations in the Mediterranean, commercial shark fishermen have ventured into new territories, and that includes one of the world’s last remaning shark strongholds: the Red Sea. http://wp.me/pH76q-1HO

Bush Warriors Tattoo of the Day: BEAUTIFUL tiger tattoo by Oleg Turyanskiy.  Don’t forget… World Tiger Day is this Sunday, September 26th!  http://wp.me/pH76q-1I2 You can join our wildlife tattoo group on facebook at: Bush Warriors INK – One Million INKED Warriors walking our planet

Species of the Day: CRITICALLY ENDANGERED Chinese Alligator— with fewer than 150 individuals left in the wild, this is one of the rarest crocodilians on earth.  Habitat loss, converted for agricultural purposes, have been the main factor in their decline.  Read more about Chinese Alligators so that you can educate others!  http://wp.me/pH76q-1De

LAST CALL for votes in the August Photo of the Month poll!  We will close them at the end of the weekend, so make sure to get in there and cast your vote for your favorite photo!  Share the opportunity to vote with others, as well  http://wp.me/PH76q-1zg

Bush Warriors Photo of the Day: “I’m warning you, fly!” by John Deakin!  What a FANTASTIC capture of a lioness having a snarl at a bothersome fly!  Click the link to read more about how some flies nearly decimated the lions of the Ngorongoro Crater in 1962.  http://wp.me/pH76q-1Ij Don’t forget to join our facebook group, Bush Warriors Photo of the Day Contest, where you can enter some of your own wildlife photos into the contest and enjoy our other entries!

Don’t forget: World Tiger Day is this Sunday, September 26th— Go to Bush Warriors to get your World Tiger Day profile pic graphics! Join us in raising awareness about the plight of the tigers and explain to others why they are so close to exinction! Use these graphics to spark conversation AND conservation! http://wp.me/pH76q-1GW

Last Friday, we launched our latest initiative: KILLER Wildlife Photography Tips with Gerry van der Walt! Take a look if you missed it… Bush Warriors wildlife photographers, get ready to take your skills to the next level! NEXT TIP COMING IN ONE HOUR!!! GET READY!! http://wp.me/pH76q-1Co

Bush Warriors Wildlife Photography Workshop: This week’s tip from Gerry van der Walt is all about space.  How does space enhance or dilute your photo?  Check it out, try it out, and let us know how it works for you!  http://wp.me/pH76q-1Hc

Yesterday’s story, in case ya missed it: In this first bust of its size this year, Croatian officials confiscated over 600 songbirds from four Italian poachers attempting to smuggle the birds into Croatia from Bosnia and Herzegovina. http://wp.me/pH76q-1GD

September 23, 2010

In this first bust of its size this year, Croatian officials confiscated over 600 songbirds from four Italian poachers attempting to smuggle the birds into Croatia from Bosnia and Herzegovina. http://wp.me/pH76q-1GD

Bush Warriors Tattoo of the Day: AWESOME polar bear tattoo by Anthony (Ant) Plaza! Great colors and a very cool artistic spin on these endangered bears! Did you know polar bear skin is actually black???? Read more… http://wp.me/pH76q-1DQ Don’t forget to join our wildlife tattoo group on Facebook: Bush Warriors INK- One Million INKED Warriors walking our planet

World Tiger Day is this Sunday, September 26th— Go to Bush Warriors to get your World Tiger Day profile pic graphics!  Join us in raising awareness about the plight of the tigers and explain to others why they are so close to exinction!  Use these graphics to spark conversation AND conservation!  http://wp.me/pH76q-1GW

Species of the Day: CRITICALLY ENDANGERED Sea Marigold— endemic to Sicily and its surround islets, and is threatened by the encroachment of urban development. This BEAUTIFUL flower has very little protection. It is up to save it! Read more… http://wp.me/pH76q-1D8

Bush Warriors Photo of the Day: “Takin’ Off” by Dariusz Bielecki!  Did you know Great Blue Heron are some of the world’s best recyclers?  Click the link to find out how!  http://wp.me/pH76q-1Hj Don’t forget to join our facebook group, Bush Warriors Photo of the Day Contest, where you can enter your own photos to the contest!  Hope to see you there!

HOLY CATS!  It’s a VERY special day on Safari TV today!  You’ll get to see two leopards mating!  As well as a young male leopard chase down a baby duiker, a nice sized rhino, and a lioness make an almost playful attempt at nabbing herself a water buffalo!  Break out your red and green (or red and blue) 3D glasses for even more enjoyable experience!!  http://wp.me/PH76q-k4

Bush Warriors Organization of the Day: Wings4Wildlife— a group of skilled pilots dedicating their time to aid with wildlife research and monitoring, anti-poaching surveillance, and more!  Based in southern Africa, this organization is AWESOME!!!!  Read more… http://wp.me/pH76q-1Hx

Not long ago, we brought up a very controversial story about conservation organizations receiving funding from trophy hunting outfits.  We asked for your opinion on whether or not this is acceptable or appropriate.  It’s been a while, so why don’t you tell us how you feel after reading the story?  http://wp.me/pH76q-C2

POLLS CLOSE TOMORROW for Photo of the Week from the 2nd week of September!  Make sure to get in there and vote for your favorite!! http://wp.me/PH76q-1AV

September 22, 2010 (WORLD RHINO DAY!)

The names of the vets and game farmer arrested in this week’s poaching syndicate bust have been released. They made an appearance in court this morning, more details to follow… stay tuned! In the mean time, read about those who’ve been arrested thus far: http://wp.me/pH76q-1EB

CONTINUING WORLD RHINO DAY!  In the first week of June we launched “Bush Warriors Rhino Week”. To kick it off, we featured this special on the 5 rhino species. Be sure to have a look and learn a bit about each of the world’s rhinos! http://wp.me/pH76q-xe

UPDATE: Summary on the events that transpired in today’s court appearance of the 11 of accused of masterminding one of South Africa’s largest poaching syndicates. For some involved, this is not their first offense in illegal wildlife practices. Spread the word! Leave comments! Tell us how you REALLY feel!  TODAY IS WORLD RHINO DAY! http://wp.me/pH76q-1FD

Species of the Day: CRITICALLY ENDANGERED Black Rhino! Once found throughout Sub-Saharan Africa, 98% of the population was poached between the 60′s and mid-90′s. Today there are around 4,200 left. Read more about the Black Rhino on WORLD RHINO DAY! http://wp.me/pH76q-1FO

Bush Warriors Tattoo of the Day:  Sticking with the WORLD RHINO DAY theme, here is an absolutely STUNNING rhino tattoo by Mike DeVries!  This is pure talent to appreciated by all lovers of art!  AMAZING!  SAVE THE RHINOS!!!  http://wp.me/pH76q-1FT Don’t forget to join our wildlife tattoo group here on Facebook: Bush Warriors INK – One Million INKED Warriors walking our planet

Re-visiting a post we did not long ago: 25 things about rhinos you might not have known!  These are great factoids to pass along to people who want to learn more about these AMAZING animals!  http://wp.me/pH76q-1dU

Bush Warriors Photo of the Day: “A Reason to Celebrate” by Nick Turner!  In honor of WORLD RHINO DAY, we thought it only fitting to bring you a BEAUTIFUL photo of rhinos- a mother and her calf!  ENJOY!  http://wp.me/pH76q-1G6 Don’t forget to join our facebook group, Bush Warriors Photo of The Day Contest, where you can enjoy other submissions and enter your own amazing wildlife photos into the contest!

Contrary to what many still believe, the market for rhino horn is mainly in China and Vietnam these days…. not so much in Yemen.  Read more and share with others  http://wp.me/pH76q-1g6

When controversy mounted over the idea of using a ”shoot-to-kill” policy on poachers, we asked our readers, “Is it acceptable to use for anti-poaching units to operate on a shoot-to-kill policy?”  We wanted to know what the world truly thinks about this.  The votes are in and tallied, here’s what YOU said! http://wp.me/pH76q-1Ge

Bush Warriors Organization of the Day: Save the Rhino Trust Namibia- Founded by dedicated conservationist, Blythe Loutit, SRT focuses on conserving the unique desert-adapted black rhinos of Namibia!  They were able to reverse the decline of the nation’s black rhino poaching crisis many years ago and have kept the population safe and increasing.  GREAT WORK SRT!  More reasons to celebrate WORLD RHINO DAY!  http://wp.me/pH76q-1Gl

Re-posting this for anyone who missed it the first time.  PLEASE SHARE!!! We need to get this number out there so that it is easily accessible for farmers, ranchers, tourists, and anyone else who might be in a position where the observe suspicious activities!  Share it with at least 3 people or sites as a contribution to WORLD RHINO DAY!  http://wp.me/pH76q-1da

Did you know there are less than 60 Javan Rhinos left?!  Some say as few as 48!  You better read up on these majestic creatures, before they’re all gone!  World Rhino Day loves Javan Rhinos!  http://wp.me/pH76q-zl

Time’s running out for the world’s hairiest rhinos: The SUMATRAN RHINOS.  Only around 200 are left!  They’re populations have been halved over the last 15 years from habitat loss.  Educate yourself on others on the BEAUTIFUL Sumatran Rhinos on WORLD RHINO DAY!  http://wp.me/pH76q-za

The ONE-HORNED RHINO, gem of India and Nepal, was almost brought to exintction once already!  After a slow recovery, they have once again fallen victim to unabated poaching and sport hunting.  Contribute to World Rhino Day by educating one person today about Rhinoceros unicornis (The One-Horned Rhino)!  http://wp.me/pH76q-yx

The WHITE RHINO was successfully brought back from the edge of extinction many years ago, highlighting the power of conservation efforts. Today, their future is once again looking grim, as we’ve seen in the current rhino poaching crisis in South Africa. Learn about white rhinos and share this information with others on this World Rhino Day! http://wp.me/pH76q-xX

September 21, 2010

Gorillas have gone digital! Virunga National Park and Apple have teamed up to offer YOU a very easy way of getting involved in Mountain Gorilla conservation. With only 720 left, the time to act for these gorillas is now! Read more about iGorilla http://wp.me/pH76q-1EH

Bush Warriors Tattoo of the Day: BEAUTIFUL hummingbird tattoo by Lou Jacque!  Great detail!  He captured this magical little bird perfectly… read a bit more about humming birds  http://wp.me/pH76q-1DM Don’t forget to join our wildlife tattoo group on Facebook: Bush Warriors INK – One Million INKED Warriors walking our planet

Species of the Day: CRITICALLY ENDANGERED Chinese Crested Tern- fewer than 50 individuals are left!!!!! They were once thought to have gone extinct already, and now they are one of the most endangered species on the planet. Their decline is largely due to nest poaching (i.e. egg collection). http://wp.me/pH76q-1D3

POLLS WILL CLOSE FRIDAY for August Photo of the Month! Make sure you cast your vote for your favorite and invite others to participate too! http://wp.me/PH76q-1zg

Bush Warriors Photo of the Day: “A Breath of Fresh Air” by Fred von Winckelmann. An EXTRAORDINARY black and white! You can almost feel the cooling waters as you look at this hippo surfacing! Click the link for more http://wp.me/pH76q-1F4 Don’t forget to join our facebook group, Bush Warriors Photo of the Day Contest, where you can enjoy the other submissions and even submit your own wildlife photos!

If you missed this last week, make sure to have a look: We asked you, fellow Bush Warriors, should rhino horn trade be legalized in South Africa in attempt to curb the current rhino poaching crisis?  After many of you voiced your opinion, here are the results of the poll  http://wp.me/pH76q-1A3

Bush Warriors Organization of the Day: Proyecto Titi- an PHENOMENAL truly grassroots-based organization in Colombia focused on ensuring the survival of endangered Cotton-Top Tamarains, using a multi-disciplinary approach that encompasses research, education, and community outreach and development.  This organization sets an example to be followed by all community-based conservation organizations and their initiatives are OUT OF THIS WORLD!!! We LOVE Proyecto Titi!  http://wp.me/pH76q-1Fe

Well the hour is upon us…. IT IS OFFICIALLY WORLD RHINO DAY IN SOUTH AFRICA!  If you didn’t catch the latest news, please be sure to check this out and use it to motivate yourself to speak up on behalf of the world’s rhinos!  Five more rhinos slaughtered for their horns over the weekend AND earlier today, South African police arrested 9 key players in a major poaching syndicate, including 2 veterinarians and a game farmer. http://wp.me/pH76q-1Eq

How can you help gorillas? It’s easy! Download iGorilla and get involved in gorilla conservation today! With only 720 left, the time to act for these gorillas is now! Read more http://wp.me/pH76q-1EH

POLLS WILL CLOSE FRIDAY for the Photo of the Week from the 2nd week of September. Make sure your vote counts! http://wp.me/PH76q-1AV

September 20, 2010

Even de-horned rhinos are targeted by poachers. Noena, a dehorned female white rhino, is expected to survive after being shot in the head when poachers attacked her for the SECOND time! http://wp.me/pH76q-1Dn

Bush Warriors Tattoo of the Day: GORGEOUS Humpback Whale tattoo by James Hughes at Bethesda Tattoo in Maryland! Be sure to click the link to read what the owner of the tattoo has to say about it :) http://wp.me/pH76q-1DE Don’t forget to join our wildlife tattoo group on Facebook: Bush Warriors INK – One Million INKED Warriors walking our planet

Species of the Day: The CRITICALLY ENDANGERED Demonic Poison Frog is endemic to the forests of Cerro Yapacana, Venezuela.  They are gravely threatned by habitat loss and destruction, as well as the pet trade.  Please read more and tell pet collectors not to buy wild-caught frogs.  http://wp.me/pH76q-1CZ

Bush Warriors Photo of the Day: “Love me, Momma” by Rebecca Tigris.  What a magical and playful moment between a mother and baby.  Click the link to read more!  http://wp.me/pH76q-1Ee Don’t forget to join us on Facebook (Bush Warriors Photo of The Day Contest), so you can enjoy more submissions and even enter your own wildlife photos into the contest for a chance to win a prize!

Today on Safari TV: Start of with zebras, move on to some wallowing rhinos, and wrap it up with a sleep leopard who wakes up to make a SPINE-CHILLING spatial call!!! It almost sounds like he’s hacking up a fur ball! http://wp.me/PH76q-k4

In case you missed it Friday, be sure to check our latest initiative: KILLER Wildlife Photography Tips with Gerry van der Walt! Bush Warriors wildlife photographers, get ready to take your skills to the next level! http://wp.me/pH76q-1Co

BREAKING NEWS! Five more rhinos slaughtered for their horns over the weekend AND earlier today, South African police arrested 9 key players in a major poaching syndicate, including 2 veterinarians and a game farmer. Meanwhile global citizens prepare for World Rhino Day on Wednesday. http://wp.me/pH76q-1Eq

In case you missed this on Friday, be sure to check it out: Despite being voted the “world’s favorite animal” on a recent Animal Planet poll, tigers face a grave reduction in their populations. Do tiger fans know this? Do they know why this is? http://wp.me/pH76q-1BP

A while back we brought you this disturbing story out of Somalia… please read and share  http://wp.me/pH76q-Hw

September 17, 2010

Despite being voted the “world’s favorite animal” on a recent Animal Planet poll, tigers face a grave reduction in their populations. Do tiger fans know this? Do they know why this is? http://wp.me/pH76q-1BP

Bush Warriors Tattoo of the Day: FABULOUS koala tattoo by Bob Tyrrell!! Did you know that the koala gets its name from an Aboriginal word meaning “no drink”? These Australian marsupials receive over 90% of their water from the Eucalyptus leaves they eat. Koalas only drink water when ill or when the leaves they consume lack enough mois…ture, such as during a drought for example. http://wp.me/pH76q-1C2 Don’t forget to join our wildlife tattoo facebook group: Bush Warriors INK – One Million INKED Warriors walking our planet

Species of the Day: CRITICALLY ENDANGERED Tamaraw- found only on the Phillipine island of Mindoro, it is also known as the Dwarf Water Buffalo. The beast’s population is declining due to habitat loss, although their numbers were drastically reduced by overhunting and disease. Learn more about the Tamaraw http://wp.me/pH76q-1B4

Bush Warriors Photo of the Day: “When I Grow Up…” by Sean Braine.  A FANTASTIC shot of a young lion practicing his stalking skills! Click the link to read a bit about young lion hunting behavior http://wp.me/pH76q-1Cd Don’t forget to join our Facebook group, Bush Warriors Photo of The Day Contest, where you can submit your own wildlife photos for a chance to win a prize!

Introducing our latest initiative: KILLER Wildlife Photography Tips with Gerry van der Walt! Bush Warriors wildlife photographers, get ready to take your skills to the next level! http://wp.me/pH76q-1Co

Here is your first KILLER Wildlife Photography Tip from Mr. Gerry van der Walt! In this week’s tip, it’s all about the eyes! http://wp.me/pH76q-1BC

From yesterday: Although Nepal is a country filled with wildlife richness, orphaned and injured animals often become casualties, due to the current lack of a rescue center and veterinary care. http://wp.me/pH76q-1Bb

POLLS WILL CLOSE SUNDAY for the Photo of the Week from the first week of September.  Make sure to get your votes in!  http://wp.me/PH76q-1v3

September 15,2010

Oil, dispersants, overfishing, and shark finning all threaten the already declining shark populations of the Gulf of Mexico. A new tri-national alliance brings hope for the future of these apex marine predators. http://wp.me/pH76q-1Ae

Bush Warriors Tattoo of the Day: BEAUTIFUL leopard tattoo by Claire Reid!  Think this is the complimenting tattoo to the previous zebra tattoo by Claire that we featured a while back.  Leopards are now considered “Near Threatened” by the IUCN.  Last night we reminded you of our featured article about the alarming decline of India’s leopard populations.  http://wp.me/PH76q-D2 Don’t forget to join our wildlife tattoo facebook group: Bush Warriors INK – One Million INKED Warriors walking our planet

Species of the Day: CRITICALLY ENDANGERED Mindoro Bleediing-Heart- this pigeon species is endemic to the Phillipine island of Mindoro and is threatened by habitat loss and poaching.  Read more about this beautiful bird!  http://wp.me/pH76q-1yy

Bush Warriors Photo of the Day: “Soothing Waters” by Anirban Ganguly- a STUNNING scene caught on film when two tigers enter a gorgeous pool of water.  http://wp.me/pH76q-1AB Join us facebook at: Bush Warriors Photo of The Day Contest.  There you can submit your own beautiful wildlife photos and enjoy all of our submissions!

Reminder: The polls will close Friday for the Photo of the Week from the first week of September… go to the poll and vote for your favorite.  Invite your friends to vote too http://wp.me/PH76q-1v3

In case you missed this yesterday, here it is.  We asked you what you thought: “Should rhino horn trade be legalized in South Africa?”  The votes are in and counted, here’s what YOU said!  http://wp.me/pH76q-1A3

Polls are open for the August Photo of the Month! Get in there and cast your vote, feel free to invite others to join in on the voting too! Lots of great ones, so it’s a tough choice (as always) http://wp.me/PH76q-1zg

Re-posting this story we did a while back for anyone who is interested in seeing how public outcry CAN bring change.  http://wp.me/pH76q-17Q

September 14, 2010

The recent seizure of 1.5 tons of ivory in Hong Kong is only the latest in 2010′s string of ivory busts, highlighting an extremely alarming increase in elephant poaching. These types of seizures are becoming more and more frequent, with several major events in just the last month alone. Elephants could be gone from Africa sooner than we think! http://wp.me/pH76q-1zz

Bush Warriors Tattoo of the Day: GORGEOUS giraffe tattoo by world famous wildlife tattoo artist, Tom Renshaw! Did you know that giraffes have the longest tails of all land mammals? Their tails can be as long as 8 feet (including the tuft)! http://wp.me/PH76q-D2

Species of the Day: The CRITICALLY ENDANGERED Antiguan Racer is endemic to Antigua and has suffered a massive decline due to the introduction of mongoose. This snake was thought to have gone extinct once already and is dangerously close to being lost forever. http://wp.me/pH76q-1yr

Bush Warriors Photo of the Day: “The Great Migration” by Daniel Cambon – an absolutely MYSTICAL moment amidst a time of great movement and anxiety for the wildebeest.  http://wp.me/pH76q-1zS

Today on Safari TV: A crash of rhinos, some beautiful giraffes, buffalo, LOTS of elephants, and a surprise to the crew: a leopard shading himself beneath the feet of feeding elephants!  Enjoy the beauty of Africa… take a mental vacation!  http://wp.me/PH76q-k4

Don’t miss yesterday’s story: Two South African National Parks senior officials have been accused of working with a poaching syndicate and devising an attack to steal government stockpiles of confiscated ivory and rhino horns. http://wp.me/pH76q-1yg

Following a controversial story about a group of South African wildlife ranchers who proposed legalizing the rhino horn trade to curb the nation’s current poaching crisis, we asked you, “Should rhino horn trade be legalized in South Africa?” You voted, we tallied, and HERE’S WHAT YOU SAID! http://wp.me/pH76q-1A3

POLLS WILL CLOSE FRIDAY for the Photo of the Week from the first week of September.  Get your votes in and invite others to participate :) http://wp.me/PH76q-1v3

About a month ago, we brought you this story about the decline of India’s leopards… http://wp.me/pH76q-1em

September 13, 2010

Two South African National Parks senior officials have been accused of working with a poaching syndicate and devising an attack to steal government stockpiles of confiscated ivory and rhino horns. http://wp.me/pH76q-1yg

Bush Warriors Tattoo of the Day: FANTASTIC orangutan tattoo by Patty Loy-Colebank!!!! A parent’s love is unmatched by any other love, as you can see in this great piece of art! There are 2 species of orangutan: Sumatran Orangutan (critically endangered) and the Bornean Orangutan (endangered). Both are gravely threatened by habitat …loss (from deforestation), illegal pet trade, and poaching. Be sure to check out our article, “Orangutan Genocide: How Much Time is Left for These Primates?” http://wp.me/PH76q-D2 Don’t forget to join our wildlife tattoo facebook group: Bush Warriors INK – One Million INKED Warriors walking our planet

Species of the Day: The CRITICALLY ENDANGERED Spoon-Billed Sandpiper is found breeding in Russia and over-wintering in Southeast Asia. While what exactly is driving this bird to extinction is not clear, it is likely due to habitat loss, destruction, and disruption. Save this beautiful bird before it is too late! http://wp.me/pH76q-1yo

CONGRATULATIONS TO John Ward, winner of the Photo of the Week from the last week of August!!!  John’s PHENOMENAL dragonfly photo will go on to compete for the August Photo of the Month and a chance to win a personally-autographed copy of Uwe Skrzypczak’s “Wildlife Photography”!  http://wp.me/PH76q-1qD

Bush Warriors Photo of the Day: “In the Eye of the Beholder” by Saptarshi Bhattacharyya – an EXTRAORDINARY up-close photo of a water snake! Look at those eyes! http://wp.me/pH76q-1z4 Don’t forget to join our facebook group, Bush Warriors Photo of The Day Contest, to submit your own amazing wildlife photos or enjoy all of our submissions!

Another BEAUTIFUL Safari TV!  Opening with a mystical foggy morning with hippos and other sites, then hang out with a pride of lions just feet away from the crew, an amazing mingling with elephants, and then get close to a leopard.  Fantastic music to go with the scenes!!  Enjoy a nice break today, catch Safari TV!  http://wp.me/PH76q-k4

Polls are now open for the August Photo of the Month!  Let the voting begin!  http://wp.me/PH76q-1zg

In cased you missed it Friday, check out this story of success: An estimated 100 poachers armed with vicious hunting dogs invaded a private farm in South Africa last weekend, only to be met by a massive show of force from police and local farming community! After shots were fired, the poaching syndicate fled the scene and farmers gave them a reason to be scared. http://wp.me/pH76q-1y4

Re-visiting an older story… bushmeat might not be as far away as you think. You can likely find it in your city somewhere, especially if you live in Chicago. http://wp.me/pH76q-16L

September 10, 2010

The USDA is littering the forests of Guam with hundreds of dead mice laced with doses of Tylenol that are fatal for Brown Tree Snakes, in an effort to eradicate the invasive species from the island.  But will it also kill native wildlife species that are already threatened or endangered?  http://wp.me/pH76q-1xG

Bush Warriors Tattoo of the Day: AWESOME rhino tattoo by Sean Karn! What art!!! If the current rhino poaching crisis does not end, this person may be carrying a piece of history around with them for life. Don’t forget… September is rhino awareness month and the 22nd is “Make Noise for Rhinos Day”! http://wp.me/PH76q-D2 Don’t forget to join our facebook group: Bush Warriors INK – One Million INKED Warriors walking our planet

Species of the Day: Hyalinobatrachium ibama- a species of glass frog that is listed as ‘VULNERABLE’ on the IUCN Red List. These tiny amphibians are threatened by habitat loss, as are most amphibians, and are endemic to Colombia. Save these frogs before it’s too late- stop deforestation of their habitat! http://wp.me/pH76q-1uM

Bush Warriors Photo of the Day: EXTRAORDINARY shot of a mother polar bear with her cub by Jackie Downey! About the photo, Jackie tells us she was on an a specially organized trip to find the bears in Norway… and did they ever! She snapped this shot right after the little one fell into the icey waters… you sure can see the surprise and discontent on his face! HA! Poor little fella! http://wp.me/PH76q-8q Don’t forget to join our facebook group, Bush Warriors Photo of The Day Contest, where you can enjoy all of our submissions and even submit your own wildlife photos!

A MUST SEE Safari TV today.  Start off with some sunbathing mongoose, followed by a mother rhino with her teenager calf, a precious pregnant hyena trying to cool her belly in the waterhole, some buffalo, a BEAUTIFUL sunset, and then a funny little bird telling off a leopard to give you a chuckle.  http://wp.me/PH76q-k4

LAST CALL for votes for the Photo of the Week (last week of August). It closes tonight, so be sure to get in and vote for your favorite ASAP! http://wp.me/PH76q-1qD

Some 100 poachers armed with vicious hunting dogs invaded a private farm in South Africa last weekend, only to be met by a massive show of force from police and local farming community! After shots were fired, the poaching syndicate fled the scene and farmers gave them a reason to be scared. http://wp.me/pH76q-1y4

LAST CALL for votes in the “Is it acceptable for anti-poaching units to operate on a shoot-to-kill policy for poachers?” poll. Get in there and voice your opinion ASAP… VOTE!! http://wp.me/pH76q-1oe

September 9, 2010

Drama during an illegal rhino horn transaction in a Nepalese hotel lands two poachers in handcuffs. They now face up to 15 years in prison. Is it enough? Will they get the full sentence? What do you think? http://wp.me/pH76q-1wY

Bush Warriors Tattoo of the Day: Another FANTASTIC underwater sleeve!! This time by Julio Rodriguez at Hope Gallery Tattoo! Sharks and sea turtles play EXTREMELY important roles in the world’s largest ecosystem: the oceans. They regulate prey species, which in turn regulate other populations of marine organisms. Without sea turtles or sharks, the delicate balance of the ocean ecosystems would be destroyed. Think about how that would affect us humans? http://wp.me/PH76q-D2

Species of the Day: CRITICALLY ENDANGERED Hawaiian Monk Seals- These adorable little guys are found only around the islands of Hawaii and despite strong protection, they are still in big trouble. They are especially threatened today by a massive decline in their food source. SAVE THE HAWAIIAN MONK SEALS! http://wp.me/pH76q-1uI

Bush Warriors Photo of the Day: “Enjoying the first rains” is the title of this BEAUTIFUL lion photo by Gerard Blitz! Did you know that as recent as 10,000 years ago, lions once roamed the world from North and South America to Europe, Africa, and Asia? Today they are only found in Africa and, to a much lesser extent, India. http://wp.me/PH76q-8q

It’s a 3D Leopard day on Safari TV!  The resident male leopard has a kill, and a distance a way, his mother does too!  She watches patiently as a spotted hyena feeds on the remains of her kill.  Then that night, the male hoists his own kill up into a tree.  Enjoy!  http://wp.me/PH76q-k4

We still want to know who out there is serving as a Bush Warriors Ambassador?  Are you sharing the information, spreading the message, and re-posting our links?  Tell us!  We want to know your name and what you’re doing, so all can see who is making an effort to speak for those who cannot speak for themselves: wildlife.  http://wp.me/pH76q-1lv

Bush Warriors Organization of the Day: Shark Angels- Based in South Africa, this RAD team of shark guardians works on an international level to educate people on the plight of the world’s shark populations, working closely with local communities where shark finning is rampant, as well as implementing effective campaigns, conducting research, and documenting horrific shark finning practices to expose to the world.  You gotta check them out!  http://wp.me/pH76q-1xr

September 8, 2010

Could similar technology used to make Xboxes also be used in Great White Shark research? New, ground-breaking tool offers scientists a new means of studying Great Whites, and holds enormous potential for advances in shark research and conservation on an international level. http://wp.me/pH76q-1wu

Bush Warriors Tattoo of the Day: STUNNING bear tattoo by Damian Robertson! Very realistic with great detail and use of color! Did you know that bears are not “true” hibernators? A true hibernator is an animal whose body temperature and heart rate decrease during over-wintering in order to conserve energy. Bears’ over-wintering habits are referred to as “denning”. They basically sleep through the whole winter. http://wp.me/PH76q-D2 Don’t forget to join our wildlife tattoo facebook group at: Bush Warriors INK – One Million INKED Warriors walking our planet

Species of the Day: The CRITICALLY ENDANGERED Delacour’s Langur- endemic to north-central Vietnam and one of the most rare primates on earth.  Less than 250 of these little guys left!  SAVE THE DELACOUR’S LANGUR!!  http://wp.me/pH76q-1uC

Bush Warriors Photo of the Day: SPLENDID photo of a pair of White-Crested Helmet-Shrikes by Janesta Pulella! Too cute! These songbirds are common throughout Sub-Saharan Afria and are known for their coloring and undulating, wave-like, flight pattern, as well as their unmistakeable group chorus. http://wp.me/PH76q-8q Don’t forget to join us on Facebook at Bush Warriors Photo of The Day Contest to enjoy all of our submissions and to submit your own talented wildlife photography!
Remember- POLLS CLOSE FRIDAY for our very controversial poll: “Is it acceptable for anti-poaching units to operate on a shoot-to-kill policy?”  Everyone’s opinion in this matter is very important.  Make sure to get your votes in!  http://wp.me/pH76q-1oe

Bush Warriors Organization of the Day: AWARE Trust (Animal and Wildlife Area REsearch and REhabilitation)- Zimbabwe’s first and only veterinarian conservation initiative!  The team at AWARE Trust work closely with local communities to improve animal husbandry techniques and provide innoculations and veterinary care in effort to reduce negative consequences for wildlife from domesticated aninmals, and reduce risk for disease transmission for wildlife populations.  They also train locals in conservation efforts.  GREAT WORK AWARE TRUST!!! BRAVO!  http://wp.me/pH76q-1wR

Reminder: POLLS CLOSE FRIDAY for the Photo of the Week from the last week of August.  Please vote for your favorite and share the opportunity to vote with friends and family :) http://wp.me/PH76q-1qD

Also, don’t miss yesterday’s story: Over 850 pounds of wildlife parts, including that of some endangered species, were confiscated from restaurants in popular resort destincation, Da Lat City, in Vietnam’s Lam Dong province. It was one of the nationa’s largest enforcement actions ever. http://wp.me/pH76q-1vN

September 7, 2010

850 pounds of illegal wildlife products, including that of endangered species, confiscated from restaurants in the Lam Dong province of Vietnam last week in one of the largest enforcement actions in the nation’s history.  Forest officials claim this is a ‘warning shot’ for all involved in illegal wildlife trade.  http://wp.me/pH76q-1vN

Bush Warriors Tattoo of the Day: FANTASTIC trout tattoo by Zhivko at Bloody Blue Tattoo!  Amazing colors, details, and shading on this piece!! WOW!  There are many different species of trout.  Some, such as the Apache Trout, are considered critically endangered.  Many freshwater fish populations are declining due to the building of dams (which causes a loss of habitat and disrupts migration and spawning), pollution, sedimentation of rivers, etc.  http://wp.me/PH76q-D2

Species of the Day: The CRITICALLY ENDANGERED Egyptian Tortoise! This species is extremely threatened by international pet trade and habitat loss. They are VERY cute, but they belong in the wild… don’t buy Egyptian Tortoises for pets! http://wp.me/pH76q-1uq

Bush Warriors Photo of the Day: BEAUTIFUL tree frog by Ijaz Bhatti, taken in Costa Rica!  What talent to capture a creature so perfectly!!!  You can distinguish a tree frog species from a regular frog by looking at its toes.  Tree frogs have circular toe pads at the end of each of their digits.  These toe pads serve as something similar to a suction cup, aiding the amphibians in climbing and moving through the trees and forest.  http://wp.me/PH76q-8q

CONGRATULATIONS TO Dipen Chudasama , winner of the July Photo of the Month!!  Dipen will be received a personally-autographed copy of internationally-acclaimed and award-winning Uwe Skrzypczak’s ”Wildlife Photography”!  Great work Dipen!  We all love your leopard photo! It’s smashing!  http://wp.me/PH76q-1i9

HOLY LIONS!!!  Today’s SafariTV is OUT OF THIS WORLD!!!  Watch as two different prides of lions (the Styx Pride of Lions and the Nkuhuma pride) feast on a buffalo kill together- with LOTS of fighting, snarling, and roaring!  If you turn up your speakers all the way, it’s enought o make your heart race!  Don’t miss this very exciting SafariTV, in 3D for your viewing pleasure (just pop on a pair of those red and blue or red and green 3D glasses to see Africa come alive right before your eyes).  http://wp.me/PH76q-k4

The endangered Asian Elephant has been declared India’s new National Heritage Animal! The nation’s government plans to launch new conservation efforts to protect the jumbos, so that they may continue to be an icon of India. http://wp.me/pH76q-1wf

Bush Warriors Organization of the Day: Ol Pejeta Conservancy – actively conserving the wildlife of Kenya, home to the largest black rhino sanctuary in East Africa, and working closely with local communities to improve their quality of life and instill conservation-based values among the people.  Ol Pejeta is also charged with the care and protection of 4 of the world’s last 8 Northern White Rhinos.  FANTASTIC organization!  Great work Ol Pejeta!  http://wp.me/pH76q-1wm

What are you doing to help wildlife?  One of the easiest things you can do to help is to become a Bush Warriors Ambassador and assist us in raising awareness about global wildlife issues.  If you’re already acting as a Bush Warriors Ambassador, we want to know about it!  Leave us a comment telling us who you are and what you are doing!  For more information on how to become a Bush Warriors Ambassador, visit the link below   http://wp.me/pH76q-1lv

Don’t forget- YOUR OPINION IS NEEDED!  Should anti-poaching units operate on a shoot-to-kill policy?  Tell us what you think…. VOTE!  http://wp.me/pH76q-1oe

September 6, 2010

September is rhino awareness month! The WWF has launched a new campaign to save the rhinos. Please be sure to spread the word and help this global effort to raise awareness! Share the link for others to see http://wp.me/pH76q-1ur

Polls are now open for Photo of the Week from last week! It’s a tough choice (like always), but vote for your favorite! http://wp.me/PH76q-1v3

Bush Warriors Tattoo of the Day: GORGEOUS lionfish tattoo by the talented Mr. Craig Gemmell at tattoo alley!  What an amazing piece of art!!!!  In recent news, lionfish are now being found off the Atlantic coast of Florida.  They are becoming an invasive species.  They were likely introduced to the area by people who let their pets go or perhaps the emptying of ballast water from ships.  Lionfish have poisonous spines that will sting worse than a bee.  http://wp.me/PH76q-D2 Don’t forget to join our facebook group: Bush Warriors INK – One Million INKED Warriors walking our planet

Species of the Day: The Giant Bronze Gecko! Found only on a couple of the Seychelles Islands, this reptile is listed as VULNERABLE and threatened by habitat loss and disruption and invasive species. It’s range is very small, so any changes to its habitat could cause its extinction! PROTECT THE GIANT BRONZE GECKO! http://wp.me/pH76q-1uk

The tie has been broken!  CONGRATULATIONS TO Jackie Downey, winner of the Photo of the Week from the 2nd week of August after a first ever tie at Bush Warriors!  Even the tie breaker poll was close!  Jackie’s lion photo will go on to compete for the Photo of the Month!  Great work Jackie!  http://wp.me/PH76q-1qV

Bush Warriors Photo of the Day: One HECK of a capture by Shazaad Kasmani of a mother elephant holding her baby with her trunk!  It’s almost like when we swing our kids around in circles as they laugh and squeal.  Elephants are incredibly social and emotional animals.  They regularly play with each other and are capable of feeling joy and sorrow.  Mothers will do anything to protect their babies.  Gotta love this BEAUTIFUL photo of some elephant motherly love!  http://wp.me/PH76q-8q Don’t forget to join our facebook group, Bush Warriors Photo of The Day Contest, where you can enjoy all of the submissions and even submit your own!

Today on Safari TV: A couple of young lions and a hyena have a go at a fresh buffalo kill, a crane lands on a cranky hippo, and it all wraps up when a hyena and a leopard cross paths.  Have a 3 minute mental vacation and enjoy!  http://wp.me/PH76q-k4

CONGRATULATIONS to Fred von Winckelmann!  In a VERY close race, he has won the Photo of the Week contest for the 3rd week of August!  Fred’s jackal photo will go on to compete for the Photo of the Month for August!  Nicely done, Fred!  http://wp.me/PH76q-1kj

Bush Warriors Organization of the Day: Goualougo Triangle Ape Project -conducting extensive research on the chimps and gorillas in the north of the Democratic Republic of Congo at the Nouabale-Ndoki National Park.  Using ground-breaking technologies, GTAP, along with Wildland Security, may just revolutionize forest anti-poaching efforts.  What a FANTASTIC organization!  Make sure to check out their ChimpCam videos!  http://wp.me/pH76q-1vy

Don’t forget- YOUR OPINION IS NEEDED!  Should anti-poaching units operate on a shoot-to-kill policy?  Tell us what you think…. VOTE!  http://wp.me/pH76q-1oe

Break out your vuvuzelas!  It’s time to toot your horns for rhinos!!!  September is rhino awareness month. The WWF has launched a new campaign to save the rhinos. Please be sure to spread the word and help this global effort to raise awareness! Share the link for others to see http://wp.me/pH76q-1ur

If you missed Friday’s important story, make sure to check it out.  Lots of people had no idea this is going on or didn’t realize the extent of it.  Millions of song birds are being slaughtered by poachers every year in parts of Europe, especially in Cyprus.  The birds are sold to restaurants, pubs, bars, etc. and are served as a popular delicacy called “ambelopoulia”.  Tell others and spread the word!  http://wp.me/pH76q-1tG

Don’t forget!  POLLS WILL CLOSE FRIDAY for the Photo of the Week from the last week of August.  Cast your vote and stay tuned for the August Photo of the Month… http://wp.me/PH76q-1qD

September 3, 2010

Millions of songbirds, owls, and migratory birds are being tortured and killed each year by poachers, all for a popular delicacy.  It’s happening in Europe, especially in Cyprus.  Horribly inhumane practices are used to capture birds, who suffer until poachers put them out of their misery by slitting their throats or crushing their heads.  You’ve GOT to read this and make sure to watch the extremely disturbing VIDEO!  http://wp.me/pH76q-1tG

Species of the Day: Black-breasted Puffleg- This CRITICALLY ENDANGERED bird can only be found in two locations in Ecuador.  It is severely threatened by habtiat loss and degradation caused by deforestation.  More protection for this beautiful bird, and especially its habitat, before it is too late!  http://wp.me/pH76q-1q5

Bush Warriors Tattoo of the Day: KILLER piece by Deano Cook- a fish about to snag lunch from an alligator hatchling!!!! YOU GOTTA SEE THIS! It’s great! In case you were wondering if fish really do eat baby gators, yes… some, like the Large-Mouth Bass, do. Herons and egrets have been known to make a meal out of them… as well from time to time. The mortality rate is very high for gator hatchlings, only 10-20% of all of them survive to breeding age. http://wp.me/PH76q-D2 Don’t forget to join our wildlife tattoo facebook group: Bush Warriors INK – One Million INKED Warriors walking our planet

BREAK THE TIE! Today is the LAST DAY to cast your votes in Bush Warriors’ first ever tie for Photo of the Week (second week of August). Make sure to get in there and vote for your favorite! Invite others to vote too :) http://wp.me/PH76q-1qV

Bush Warriors Photo of the Day Contest: AMAZING shot of two male giraffes “necking” by Chris Wildblood!!  Giraffes have two horns called “ossicones”.  Males use them, along with their powerful neck in violent battles with other males.  Juveniles will practice necking in preparation for sexual maturity.  A necking battle can be fatal, but usually ends in one surrendering and leaving the area.  http://wp.me/PH76q-8q Don’t forget to join our facebook group, Bush Warriors Photo of The Day Contest, to enjoy other submissions and submit your own amazing photos for a chance to win a prize!

LAST CALL for votes in the July Photo of the Month contest! Make sure your votes get in for your favorite ASAP. http://wp.me/PH76q-1i9

Today on Safari TV, Karula the female leopard is back with 2 kills in her tree! Then have a look at a few nyalas and FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER at Djuma Game Reserve, the crew was able to capture a female ostrich on film! COOL! http://wp.me/PH76q-k4

LAST CHANCE TO VOTE in the “Should rhino horn trade be legalized in South Africa?”  The polls close tonight! http://wp.me/pH76q-1oA

Chimps in Bossou, Guinea have figured out a way to beat poachers!  These animals are incredibly intelligent…  Check this out!  http://wp.me/pH76q-1ub

LAST CALL for votes in the Photo of the Week (3rd week of August) poll! It will close tonight, so vote for your favorite! http://wp.me/PH76q-1kj

September 2, 2010

Who is a rhino poacher?  What kind of person would take the life of another living being?  And why?  One of these people lost his life in a shootout earlier this week… but who was he REALLY?  http://wp.me/pH76q-1t2

Bush Warriors Tattoo of the Day: KILLER spin on a wolf tattoo… creative work by Petri Syrjala! Looks like the wolf is coming out of the guy’s arm through a paw print. Wolves are in the news big time right now, as a US federal judge ordered the canines to be placed back on the list of endangered species to receive protection. http://wp.me/PH76q-D2

Species of the Day: The Indian Vulture- This CRITICALLY ENDANGERED bird of prey, like other vulture species, has suffered massive declines since the ’90s due to poisoning caused by consuming cattle that had been treated with an anti-inflammatory drug that is toxic to these birds. As much as 99% of this vulture species is gone. Time is running out for the Indian Vulture!! http://wp.me/pH76q-1q9

Bush Warriors Photo of the Day: A snarly lion getting up in your grill… what an AMAZING shot by Mouton van Zyl!!  Did you know that lions have the loudest roar of all big cats?  It can be heard as far as 8 kilometers away! RAWR!  http://wp.me/PH76q-8q

What do YOU think?  A UK professor has spoken out against the “shoot-to-kill” policy being used by some anti-poaching units, claiming that it violates human rights.  Is it acceptable for anti-poaching units to use this policy??  TELL US!  Voice your opinion and VOTE in this HIGHLY controversial poll!!!   http://wp.me/pH76q-1oe

Bush Warriors Organization of the Day: Victoria Falls Anti-Poaching Unit- protecting the wildlife of Zimbabwe’s Victoria Falls National Park from poachers. Conducting routine foot patrols in search of these wildlife offenders and even working with convicted poachers to train them to become wildlife protectors and members of their anti-poaching team. GREAT WORK VFAPU! http://wp.me/pH76q-1tm

Don’t miss this from yesterday: Increasing water temperatures, likely due to global warming, have caused one of the most rapid and SEVERE coral die-offs ever recorded. It’s happening NOW in the Andaman Sea, and especially off the coast of Indonesia! Coral bleaching is happening all over the world at alarming rates and threatens to collapse the ocean ecosystem! http://wp.me/pH76q-1sg

Don’t forget! The “Should rhino horn trade be legalized in South Africa?” poll will close tomorrow! What do you think guys? Is this a good way to tackle the current rhino poaching crisis? http://wp.me/pH76q-1oA

Don’t forget that tomorrow is the LAST DAY for you to put your two cents in and break Bush Warriors’ first ever tie on the Photo of the Week contest!  Vote for your favorite from the second week of August!  http://wp.me/PH76q-1qV

September 1, 2010

One of the most rapid and severe coral die-offs in recorded history is happening off the coast of Indonesia’s Aceh province.  While it is a global phenomenon that jeopardizes earth’s reef systems, increased water temperatures have killed 80% of some coral species in this particular affected area.  Scientists say more than 60% of the coral is dead and they expect more colonies to die in the coming months.  http://wp.me/pH76q-1sg

Bush Warriors Tattoo of the Day: A FANTASTIC sloth tattoo by Tim Harris! What a wonderful piece of art to take with you for life! Sloths have the lowest body temperature of any living land mammal. Sloths have a unique symbiotic relationship with other organisms: their fur harbors a green algae that helps them blend into their environment and avoid predators. The algae also provides habitat for insects like the “sloth moth”. That’s right… bugs LIVE on sloths! Contrary to what some believe, sloths are NOT primates. http://wp.me/PH76q-D2 Don’t forget to join our Facebook group: Bush Warriors INK – One Million INKED Warriors walking our planet

Species of the Day: The Pampas Cat- listed as NEAR THREATENED, this furry feline lives only in South America.  Until it was banned in the late ’80s, the Pampas cat was hunted to very low numbers for their beautiful pelts.  Today they are threatened by habitat loss and destruction, retaliatory killings from chicken farmers, and killing for cultural purposes.  This predator has very limited protection and is still hunted in some countries.  SAVE THE PAMPAS CAT BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE!  http://wp.me/pH76q-1qd

WHO IS A BUSH WARRIORS AMABASSADOR?  If you’re serving as one of our ambassadors, we want to know!  Leave us a comment on the blog and let us know who you are and what you’re doing. If youre not a Bush Warriors Ambassador, considering becoming a voice for wildlife and helping us raise awareness!  http://wp.me/pH76q-1lv

Bush Warriors Photo of the Day: SENSATIONAL shot of a Crowned Crane by Lori Huff!  AMAZING SHOT!  As she says, not only did she get to see one of these rare birds, she was also able to capture it in flight!  These birds are the national bird of Uganda and are threatened or endangered throughout their range due to drainage of wetlands, overgrazing, and poisoning from pesticide pollution.  http://wp.me/PH76q-8q Don’t forget to join our facebook group, Bush Warriors Photo of The Day Contest, so you can submit your own wildlife photography!

Today on SafariTV: another look at the new hyena mother outside her den, a herd of buffalos, and a crash of rhinos (one of them even takes a little dip in the water to cool off!).  Enjoy the beauty of Africa with a 3 minute mental vacation!  http://wp.me/PH76q-k4

If you missed yesterday’s story, be sure to check it out and read up on the latest about illegal wildlife trade.  A woman was caught in Bangkok trying to smuggle a tiger cub to Iran in her suitcase!  This just goes to show the lows to which smugglers will go in order to make money.  The illegal wildlife trade is a multi-billion dollar a year industry.  Stricter punishments are needed.  http://wp.me/pH76q-1rE

Bush Warriors Organization of the Day: Elephant Human Relations Aid- a fantastic organization that uses volunteers to complete projects that will help to mitigate conflict between local communities and Namibia’s unique desert elephants. Also helping these local communities to see and understand the benefits of conserving these giants.  Great work they are doing!!!  Check them out!  http://wp.me/pH76q-1sC

Don’t forget to check out the results of the “Should sharks that attack humans be destroyed?” poll.  We received an overwhelming response and many heated comments.  Here is what you and your fellow Bush Warriors said…  http://wp.me/pH76q-1r1

Should rhino horn trade be legalized in South Africa as a means of curbing the nation’s current rhino poaching crisis?  Tell us what you think by voting on the poll!  Feel free to leave a comment as well.  The poll will close on Friday, with results published soon after.  http://wp.me/pH76q-1oA

Remember to break Bush Warriors’ first tie for Photo of the Week (2nd week of July)!  The polls will close on Friday.  http://wp.me/PH76q-1qV

August 31, 2010

International illegal wildlife trade has become a multi-billion dollar a year industry.  Wildlife smugglers are reaching new lows in the way they handle and transport the wild animal victims of the trade, as was recently seen when officials found a tiger cub stuff in a suitcase on its way to Iran. Stricter punishments are necessary to end these atrocious acts. http://wp.me/pH76q-1rE

Bush Warriors Tattoo of the Day: AWESOME hippo tattoo by Damian Robertson! A fantastic representation of one of the world’s most dangerous, yet beautiful animals! Did you know that hippos can’t swim? They can only sink, so they walk across floor of the river, lake, or water hole they’re in. Hippos are poached for their meat and for their ivory teeth. http://wp.me/PH76q-D2

Species of the Day: The African Golden Cat- Listed as NEAR THREATENED on the IUCN Red List, this smaller feline predator inhabits the tropical rainforests of Africa.  The cat’s population is threatened by habitat loss, illegal persecution, and poaching snares.  It’s not too late for the African Golden Cat, but it could be if we don’t do something to save them!  http://wp.me/pH76q-1q0

Bush Warriors Photo of the Day: EXTRAORDINARY photo by Etienne Oosthuizen of an elephant in the water at twilight. What an amazing shot!!! Did you know that elephants don’t actually drink through their trunks? Rather, they suck the water up their trunk like a straw and then drain it into their mouths. http://wp.me/PH76q-8q

It’s a LEOPARD DAY on SafariTV!  Watch as a male leopard comes down from a tree, catches a frog near a waterhole, and then comes within feet of the crew and watches them curiously!  Boy I know I’d be shaking in my boots knowing he could strike at any time!  http://wp.me/PH76q-k4

We need to know what the global community thinks! South African wildlife ranchers suggest lifting the ban on rhino horn trade in effort to curb the nation’s current rhino poaching crisis. WHAT DO YOU THINK? Should rhino horn trade be legalized in South Africa? VOTE! Just a reminder: This poll will close on Friday. http://wp.me/pH76q-1oA

Bush Warriors Organization of the Day: Conservation Lower Zambezi- a wonderful Zambian organization that has been able to assist Zambian Wildlife Authority (ZAWA) with anti-poaching efforts, especially during a time of great political instability. They also work very closely with local communities to promote conservation and discourage poaching. Conservation Lower Zambezi is truly a fine grassroots organization, setting an example for all. http://wp.me/pH76q-1s6

If you missed it yesterday, here are the results of the “Should sharks that attack humans be destroyed?” poll. Take a look at what YOU guys said. http://wp.me/pH76q-1r1

Okay Bush Warriors, we have 4 polls coming to a close this Friday. Please take a moment to voice your opinion on each of the following issues by voting: 1) Should rhino horn trade be legalized in South Africa as a means to curb the nation’s current rhino poaching crisis?  http://wp.me/pH76q-1oA 2) July Photo of the Month (vote for your favorite!)  http://wp.me/PH76q-1i9 3) Photo of the Week, 3rd week of August (vote for your favorite!) http://wp.me/PH76q-1kj 4) Tiebreaker poll for Photo of the Week, 2nd week of August (break the tie!) http://wp.me/PH76q-1qV

August 30, 2010

Good news for rhinos! Over the weekend, 4 rhino poachers were arrested and one poacher was shot and killed in South Africa. Spread the word about this victory for the rhinos!

The Chinese courts will be deciding on a punishment for a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) practitioner who was caught smuggling two rhino horns.  First admitting to smuggling rhino horns on many occasions, the accused now says this was his first time.  The defense team is hoping for a lighter punishment as the crime was committed in the name of medicine.  http://wp.me/pH76q-1qi

Bush Warriors Tattoo of the Day: STUNNING cheetah tattoo by Larry Brogan!  What a great piece!  Cheetahs are listed as ‘VULNERABLE’ on the IUCN Red List, yet fewer than 12,000 of these big cats remain.  The biggest threats to their survival are habitat loss and conflict with humans.  These felines are often poisoned or shot by farmers who suspect the cheetahs have killed or might kill their livestock.  http://wp.me/PH76q-D2 Don’t forget to join our facebook group: Bush Warriors INK – One Million INKED Warriors walking our planet

Species of the Day: La Gomera Giant Lizard- A CRITICALLY ENDANGERED reptile found ONLY on one of the Canary Islands. It is threatened by overgrazing, hunting, and predation from feral cats and rats. Thought to have gone extinct once already, there are only 90 individuals left of this beautiful lizard! SAVE THE LA GOMERA GIANT LIZARD BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE!! http://wp.me/pH76q-1pU

A Bush Warriors first! There has been a tie between two of the photo contestants competing for the Photo of the Week for the 2nd week of August! Both Jackie Downey and Chris Wildblood received 31% of the votes each. We need YOU to break the tie… vote for your favorite! The polls will close this friday! http://wp.me/PH76q-1qV

Voting is now open for the Photo of the Week from last week. Get in there and vote for your favorite, and invite others to participate as well! :) http://wp.me/PH76q-1qD

Bush Warriors Photo of the Day: PHENOMENAL Cape Buffalo photo by Rossella Quitadamo!! What an amazingly vibrant setting!! Did you know that Cape Buffalo have exceptional memories and have been known to ambush people who have harmed them years after the fact!? Guess a Cape Buffalo never forgets nor forgives! http://wp.me/PH76q-8q Don’t forget to join our facebook group, Bush Warriors Photo of The Day Contest, and submit your own amazing wildlife photos!

Easily ONE OF THE MOST MAGICAL DAYS for Safari TV ever!  Beautiful elephants in the mist… followed by an enchanting encounter with a new hyena mother protecting her den and cubs.  Don’t miss this AMAZING episode of Safari TV!  http://wp.me/PH76q-k4

YOU VOTED and THESE are the results! We received an overwhelming number of votes and comments on our “Should sharks that attack humans be destroyed?” poll. Lots of people are heated up over this topic after an Australian surfer was killed in a shark attack and a controversial demand was made to track down the shark and kill it before it attacks another human being. We asked, and here’s what YOU said! http://wp.me/pH76q-1r1

Bush Warriors Organization of the Day: SanWild Wildlife Sanctuary — saving countless wildlife lives in South Africa and offering them a chance they wouldn’t have otherwise.  They have saved elephants from culling, lions from canned hunting, a rhino from a trophy hunt, giraffes from poachers snares, and have provided a home in the wild for a few zoo animals.  This organization has made huge contributions in the wildlife rehabilitation field.  GREAT WORK SANWILD!  http://wp.me/pH76q-1rd

We will select the winner of the Photo of the Month for July this Friday, so make sure to get your votes in ASAP!  http://wp.me/PH76q-1i9

Don’t forget to cast your vote in our “Should rhino horn trade be legalized in South Africa?” poll! Preliminary results show over 90% of respondents are vehemently opposed to legalizing the trade. What do YOU think? Make your opinion known and VOTE! POLLS WILL CLOSE FRIDAY. http://wp.me/pH76q-1oA

WHO is a Bush Warriors Ambassador? If you’re volunteering your time to raise awareness via our new Bush Warriors Ambassador Program, we want to know! Please leave a comment on the blog and let us know who you are. Tell us what you’ve been doing to share the information and help us raise awareness. If you’re not yet serving as a Bush Warriors Ambassador, be sure to check out our newest initiative and become a voice for wildlife today! http://wp.me/pH76q-1lv

August 27,2010

Uganda’s lion population is becoming dangerously close to extinction. The nation’s lions have declined by some 40% in less than ten years! Poisoning by farmers, decline of prey species, and habitat loss continue to threaten not only the lion, but also Uganda’s ecotourism-based economy. http://wp.me/pH76q-1pk

Bush Warriors Tattoo of the Day: BEAUTIFUL toucan tattoo by Darwin Enriquez!!! Love the colors in this one! Did you know there are close to 40 known species of toucan? In Central and South America, some associate the toucan with evil spirits. Scientists are still unclear why the toucan’s bill is so large. http://wp.me/PH76q-D2 Don’t forget to join our facebook group, Bush Warriors INK – One Million INKED Warriors walking our planet, to help us reach 1 million members by the end of the year!

LAST CALL for votes for Photo of the Week, second week of August!  The polls will close tonight, so make sure to vote if you haven’t already.  http://wp.me/PH76q-1fZ

Bush Warriors Photo of the Day: GEORGEOUS Wattled Plover by Angie Ritter!  These beautiful birds are common breeders in sub-Saharan Africa.  They are frequently found wading in wetlands.  http://wp.me/PH76q-8q Don’t forget to join our facebook group, Bush Warriors Photo of The Day Contest, and some of your own wildlife photos!

Today on Safari TV, have a 3D look at some zebras, a VERY close encounter with a ginormous bull elephant, and a rhino on a mission! Bust out those red and blue or red and green 3D glasses and have a look at the wild through this new technology! http://wp.me/PH76q-k4

LAST CALL for votes in the “Should sharks that attack humans be destroyed?” poll! We will close down the poll tonight, so make sure your voice is heard… get in there and vote! Everyone’s opinion on this matter is important! http://wp.me/pH76q-1iM

Bush Warriors Organization of the Day: Botswana Predator Conservation Trust- conducting research on Botswana’s lions, cheetahs, leopards, and African Wild Dogs for improvement of management and conservation of these predators. They work very closely with local communities mitigating conflict with the large carnivores, and also have fantastic education program! Bravo BPCT!!! http://wp.me/pH76q-1pO

To end the week on a good note, check out this inspiring story about the people of Mali coming together to protect and save their desert-adapted elephants! http://wp.me/pH76q-R0

August 26, 2010

In a very controversial debate, South African wildlife ranchers are calling for the ban on rhino horn trade to be lifted in an effort to reduce poaching and curb the rhino poaching crisis.  Those opposed to this proposal say that this will not be effective and will only fuel increased illegal poaching of the animals.  Read the story, weigh the pros and cons, and leave a comment on the blog telling us what you think!  http://wp.me/pH76q-1o4

Bush Warriors Tattoo of the Day:  INCREDIBLE chimp tattoo by Ramo!!  It’s a perfect sketching right on someone’s skin!!!  There are two species of chimpanzee:  the common chimp and the Gracile chimp.  Both are listed as endangered and are threatened by habitat loss, the bushmeat trade (they are poached for meat), introduced diseases, and the illegal trafficking for their use in entertainment.  http://wp.me/PH76q-D2

Bush Warriors Species of the Day: CRITICALLY ENDANGERED Puerto Rican Nightjar- this beautiful bird is endemic to southwestern PR, with fewer than 2,000 individuals remaining.  Threats to the species include: habitat loss and degradation, predation from feral cats, etc.  The most serious potential risk posed to this bird right now is the proposal for a new wind farm in its core range which will likely kill at least 5% of the breeding population.  SAVE THE PUERTO RICAN NIGHTJAR BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE!  http://wp.me/pH76q-1ot

Bush Warriors Photo of the Day: An ADORABLE little hyrax… great snap by Yusuf M Bhaiji!  Almost unbelievably, hyraxes are said to be elephant’s closest living relative!  There are three species of hyrax, they are NOT rodents, and fossils have been found of ancient hyraxes that were the size of oxen!  What an amazing little critter.  http://wp.me/PH76q-8q

On today’s SafariTV, watch as an infrared camera captures a pride of lions feeding on a buffalo carcass in the night!! It is amazing how close the felines get to the crew, knowing they could tear them apart in seconds! FASCINATING! http://wp.me/PH76q-k4

YOUR OPINIONS ARE NEEDED FOR RHINOS! In this morning’s controversial story, we told you about wildlife ranchers in South Africa that are calling for the legalization of the rhino horn trade in order to stop the nation’s rhino poaching crisis. Input from the global community is needed on the topic. So tell us, Bush Warriors, what do you think? Should rhino horn trade be legalized in South Africa? Go to our poll and VOTE now! http://wp.me/pH76q-1oA

Bush Warriors Organization of the Day: Leopard Ecology & Conservation- this Botswana-based organization conducts extensive research in leopard biology and ecology and uses their research to aid in mitigating human-leopard conflict. They work closely with local communities and farmers to educate, improve animal husbandry, and address conflict with the area’s leopards. This is a TERRIFIC grassroots organization! http://wp.me/pH76q-1pa

TOMORROW IS THE LAST DAY for the “Should sharks that attack humans be destroyed?” poll. If you haven’t told us what you think about this yet, make sure to get in there, educate yourself, and cast your vote! Your opinion is important, especially for sharks! http://wp.me/pH76q-1iM

August 25, 2010

Poachers tie up two farm workers in Limpopo, South Africa, and hold them at gun point while they kill the farm’s two rhinos and steal their horns. A now confirmed 185 rhinos have been poached in South Africa so far this year. http://wp.me/pH76q-1nv

Bush Warriors Tattoo of the Day: Killer tattoo by Reed Leslie of an African Grey parrot. African Greys are now listed as “near threatened”, with their populations declining quickly. Between 1994-2003, over 359,000 African Greys were caught the wild and exported in the pet trade. IUCN reports that demand for these wild birds, as a pet, is increasing in China and Chinese businesses in Africa may be assisting in the exportation of these animals. http://wp.me/PH76q-D2 Don’t forget to join us on facebook at Bush Warriors INK – One Million INKED Warriors walking our planet and helps us get 1 million members by the end of the year!

Bush Warriors Species of the Day: The European Bison- listed as ‘VULNERABLE’, these magnificent animals are the largest herbivores in all of Europe.  They were nearly extinct at the end of the 19th century due to habitat degradation and fragmentation, deforestation, and unlimited hunting and poaching.  SAVE THE EUROPEAN BISON!  http://wp.me/pH76q-1nF

Don’t forget, POLLS WILL CLOSE FRIDAY for the Photo of the Week from the 2nd week of August.  Hurry and vote for your favorite and invite others to vote too!  http://wp.me/PH76q-1fZ

Bush Warriors Photo of the Day: An OUTSTANDING Cape Buffalo shot in black and white by Ivanova Goula! You can distinguish an adult male buffalo from females and young males by looking at their horns. Females and young males lack the hard shielding that protects the skull in adult males. You can see this one has a thick shielding at the base of its horns, so it must be a male. http://wp.me/PH76q-8q Don’t forget to join our facebook group, Bush Warriors Photo of The Day Contest, so that you can submit your own amazing wildlife photos or simply enjoy the work of others.

Today on Safari TV, have a look at some wallowing buffalo, a pair of sleepy and uncomfortable rhinos, and a group of elephants with a very cute and playful baby! Have a 3 minute mental vacation to get past hump day. Enjoy! http://wp.me/PH76q-k4

Bush Warriors Organization of the Day: Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds (SANCCOB)- working to save the sea birds of South Africa, especially those covered in oil. This organization has made tremendous strides in the conservation of sea birds and techniques for cleaning and caring for oiled sea birds. This is a fantastic organization! Great work, SANCCOB! http://wp.me/pH76q-1nW

Re-visiting one of our older stories: There is new concern for lion populations threatened by the making of yet another traditional Asian medicine: tiger bone wine.  As tiger bones are becoming increasingly difficult to obtain because of the dwindling population, lion bones are beginning to serve as their replacement.  Some canned hunting outfits are threatening to kill their breeding stock and sell the bones to the wine makers if the canned hunt industry is banned.  http://wp.me/pH76q-Qy

WHO WANTS TO HELP SAVE WILDLIFE? The time for change is now, and we are recruiting a team of Bush Warriors Ambassadors to help us raise awareness about the issues we cover. You can be a voice for those who don’t have one by participating in our Bush Warriors Ambassador program. Help us save earth’s biodiversity and become a Bush Warriors Ambassador today! http://wp.me/pH76q-1lv

August 24, 2010

Airport security alerted KWS and other enforcement agencies to a suspicious “avocado” shipment, which turned out to be 2 tons of illegal ivory and 5 rhino horns! Two suspects were arrested as the strange nature of the case unfolded. http://wp.me/pH76q-1mG

Bush Warriors Tattoo of the Day: AWESOME dolphin tattoo by Deano Cook!!  A lot of people get dolphin tattoos that just aren’t that great.  CLEARLY, Deano has the talent to make it look good!  This is one of the best dolphin tattoos you’ll ever see!  Did you know that dolphins can live for as long as 40-50 years!?  http://wp.me/PH76q-D2

Species of the Day: The CRITICALLY ENDANGERED Leatherback Turtle- the world’s largest turtle is dangerously close to extinction due to loss of nesting habitat, accidental capture in fishing lines and nets, collisions with boats, poaching of eggs and adults, and ingestion of plastic bags which they often mistake as jellyfish (they’re favorite food). SAVE THE LEATHERBACKS BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE!!!!! http://wp.me/pH76q-1mY

Bush Warriors Photo of the Day: BEAUTIFUL leopard resting in the shade, what a great photo by Rebecca Tigris! Leopards play a critical role in any ecosystem they inhabit. They serve as a means of controlling prey populations so that the ecosystem’s vegetation remains balanced and is not over-grazed. Despite their high ecological value, leopard populations are on the decline, especially in India. http://wp.me/PH76q-8q

Another 3D Safari TV- have a look at zebras, a large herd of buffalo, some interesting elephant foraging behavior, and finish up with a beautiful male leopard!  Throughout today’s episode of Safari TV, the crew does a great job explaining some of the biology and ecology of the animals you’re watching.  ENJOY!  http://wp.me/PH76q-k4

WHO WANTS TO HELP SAVE WILDLIFE? The time for change is now, and we are recruiting a team of Bush Warriors Ambassadors to help us raise awareness about the issues we cover. You can be a voice for those who don’t have one by participating in our Bush Warriors Ambassador program. Help us save earth’s biodiversity and become a Bush Warriors Ambassador today! http://wp.me/pH76q-1lv

Bush Warriors Organization of the Day: Dete Animal Rescue Trust (DART)- Based in Zimbabwe, this NGO is working to rescue wildlife from poachers’ snares. They have also assisted researchers with rhino and lion studies. This fantastic organization is working hard to save the lives of countless African wildlife! Bravo! http://wp.me/pH76q-1ng

In case you haven’t heard yet: WE WANT TO KNOW WHAT YOU THINK! A 31 year old surfer was attacked by shark yesterday in Western Australia. Sadly, he did not survive. Mario Vassallo, a well-known surfing identity, is now calling for the shark to be tracked down and killed. So tell us, fellow Bush Warriors, do you agree with Mr. Vassallo? Should sharks that attack humans be destroyed? VOTE! http://wp.me/pH76q-1iM

A while back we brought you this story about the poaching of the endangered Pink Amazon River dolphins. Fishermen are killing these freshwater cetaceans to use their fat as bait to catch piracatinga fish, a Colombian delicacy. Read more about this horrific practice that threatens the future of these majestic animals. http://wp.me/pH76q-V4

August 23, 2010

Good news for Asian rhinos! 6 rhino poachers arrested in Assam, India over the weekend! 4 poachers were busted as the devised plans to kill rhinos in a protected area. An additional 2 were arrested in a separate incident! http://wp.me/pH76q-1kH

Species of the Day: The adorable and CRITICALLY ENDANGERED Pygmy Hog! These cute little guys are the world’s smallest species of wild pig and the rarest! Due to habitat loss and habitat encroachment from humans and livestock, these little guys declined to the point that they were thought to be extinct in the ’60s. There are not many left today… spread the word before it’s too late! http://wp.me/pH76q-1lb

Bush Warriors Tattoo of the Day: FANTASTIC frog tattoo by Eric Kueh at 71st skin slavery tattoos by eric kueh! There is a global search going on for 100 frog species thought to be extinct… to read more about this search, and to learn more about the decline of earth’s frog populations, please visit our article about it from last week! http://wp.me/PH76q-D2

Bush Warriors Photo of the Day: UNBELIEVABLE close up on a resting dragonfly!!!! This amazing photo is the handywork of John Ward! Did you know that dragonflies eat mosquitos both in their larval and adult stages? Some dragonflies can fly as fast as 36 mile per hour! They also have 30,000 individual lenses on their… eyes… humans only have one per eye! http://wp.me/PH76q-8q

It’s a 3D RHINO DAY on Safari TV today! First see a large male patrolling his territory and engaging in some interesting marking behavior, then spend a few time with a bull elephant, more rhinos, and wrap it up with a leopard and the crew tells how you can age a leopard from simply watching it yawn! http://wp.me/PH76q-k4

POLLS WILL CLOSE FRIDAY for the Photo of the Week from the second week of August! Make sure you vote for your favorite and invite others to participate as well! http://wp.me/PH76q-1fZ

Polls are now open for last week’s Photo of the Week!! Vote for your favorite! http://wp.me/PH76q-1kj

The time for change is now, and we are recruiting a team of Bush Warriors Ambassadors to help us raise awareness about the issues we cover. You can be a voice for those who don’t have one by participating in our Bush Warriors Ambassador program. Help us save earth’s biodiversity and become a Bush Warriors Ambassador now! http://wp.me/pH76q-1lv

Bush Warriors Organization of the Day: Lilongwe Wildlife Centre- Malawi’s first People And Wildlife project! Rehabilitating and releasing abandoned, orphaned, injured, and confiscated wildlife! What great work they are doing!!! http://wp.me/pH76q-1mA

WELCOME TO THE BUSH WARRIORS AMBASSADORS PROGRAM!

Photo credit: John Dalkin

Comments on many of our stories often ask us, “What can we do to help?”  Sometimes there are direct answers, but other times the solution may seem vague.  One of the most important things that ANY Bush Warrior can do is to help raise awareness about the issues that we cover.  We always tell our readers that raising awareness is key to creating the public outcry that is needed to force change.

Public outcry ended the peak in poaching activities in the 1980’s and it will serve to end the current peak in poaching activities as well, in addition to all of the horrific crimes against wildlife that are being carried out today.  When the world stands up together and says, “NO!  THAT IS ENOUGH!  THIS IS UNACCEPTABLE AND IT MUST STOP NOW!”, the global voice becomes so powerful that governments have no choice but to act on what the world is telling them.

Here, we want to introduce “Bush Warriors Ambassadors”, a new program that helps our fellow Bush Warriors become a voice for wildlife by helping to raise awareness.  Each day we will post a blurb of information about our daily posts with a shortlink that goes directly to the story.  This section will be updated daily so that you can share the information and raise awareness with us each day. We encourage you to copy these bits of information with the link (found below), and paste it onto your facebook, myspace, twitter, or any other social media platform you’re participating in.  You can even email it to your family, friends, and/or acquaintances.

By helping us to spread the word, you are speaking up on behalf of the world’s wildlife and giving them the voice they so badly need.  YOU are effectively serving as a Bush Warriors Ambassador!  Help us get the information out there and raise awareness amongst those who may otherwise know nothing about these wildlife issues.  If you make it a goal to reach at least one new person with this information each day, and encourage them to do the same, imagine how fast the information will spread around the globe.

Through the Bush Warriors Ambassador Program, we are essentially unleashing an army of wildlife voices onto the world.  We want the water cooler conversations about last night’s episode of whatever reality TV show was on to be replaced by conversation about the decimation of earth’s biodiversity and the consequences that could have on us as humans.  The future looks grim for some of the planet’s most highly-recognizable and charismatic megafauna.  The time for change is now.  Join us in the surge and act for change by sharing these critical issues with others today and every day.

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