Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Blogs Helping Animals

Blogs are shown to be instrumental in tracking wildlife atrocities [National Geographic, Exposing Atrocities, Blogs Give Wildlife Warriors Instant SOS]:

News crews and other media are seldom on hand to spread the word of efforts to save endangered animals in remote tropical regions often ravaged by war, poverty, and disease.

Now conservationists are taking matters into their own hands, via their keyboards, in harnessing the power of the blog to attract headlines and much needed support.

One such blog, from central Africa, made the news last month.

In a posting on Congo Rangers—a blog for wildlife workers in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)—rangers alerted the world to the massacre of hundreds of hippos by armed militiamen in Virunga National Park.

I recommend reading the full National Geographic article and to have a read through of Congo Rangers - it's disheartening.

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