Tag: WWF

Sumatran Elephants: Their Struggle Against Poaching and Palm Oil

Sumatran Elephants: Their Struggle Against Poaching and Palm Oil

Sumatran Elephants are a critically endangered species who live in Sumatra, an island in Indonesia. The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) estimates that there 2,400 to 2,800 of them left before they possibly go extinct. These elephants weigh about five tons, and are twenty feet in length. At the shoulder, they're five to nine feet tall. … Continue reading Sumatran Elephants: Their Struggle Against Poaching and Palm Oil

Update on Bengal Tigers

Update on Bengal Tigers

I came across an article on World Wildlife Fund's website talking about how their population has increased worldwide. They have gone from an estimated 3,200 in 2010 to 3,890 in 2016. However, WWF fears that linear infrastructure will threaten this progress. This is how they explain why it will soon become a problem for the … Continue reading Update on Bengal Tigers

Update on Giant Pandas

Update on Giant Pandas

I have some news to share regarding the lovable and iconic giant pandas. In case you haven't heard, there has been a step forward towards improving the current population situation over the years. They've globally gone from being listed as "Endangered" to now "Vulnerable" as of September 2016, according to the World Wildlife Fund. "The International Union for … Continue reading Update on Giant Pandas