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How 'Team Lioness' Is Fighting Poaching in Kenya

How ‘Team Lioness’ Is Fighting Poaching in Kenya

In Amboseli National Park, a park in southern Kenya known for its clear views of Mount Kilimanjaro, eight women have been helping to protect elephants, giraffes, and other wildlife from poachers. They make up...

Rhino Poaching Falls By 63% in Namibia

Rhino poaching has fallen 63 percent year-on-year in Namibia. According to the Ministry of Environment and Tourism, there were 46 incidents reported in 2019. This year, there have been 17 so far. This is a...
James Cameron Just Made a Film About All-Female Vegan Anti-Poachers

James Cameron Just Made a Film About All-Female Vegan Anti-Poachers

A documentary about the world’s only all-female anti-poaching unit is now available on YouTube. “Akashinga: The Brave Ones” is produced by three-time Academy Award-winning filmmaker James Cameron and directed by Maria Wilhelm. The short film—which...
An Endangered Baby Black Rhinoceros In the Time of COVID-19

An Endangered Baby Black Rhinoceros In the Time of COVID-19

A black rhinoceros calf cries out into the night in terror as poachers hack the horn from her still-breathing mother. In terror, the baby runs into the bushes away from the horror and the...
Africa’s Vegetarian Roots Are Deeper Than Most of the World’s

Africa’s Been At This Vegetarian Thing Longer Than Most of the World

As vegan meat, dairy, and other alternatives gain an increased presence in Western supermarkets, one might get the idea that plant-based diets are something new. But in many regions across the globe, eating little...
This Former Sniper Is Now Protecting Endangered Species With a ‘Vegan Army’

Former Sniper Damien Mander Protects Endangered Species With a ‘Vegan Army’

A Venn Diagram of a "perfect" vegan would intersect around a few key areas: avoiding all animal products; working to change existing policies and practices that exploit animals; taking every measure to protect or...
11% of Ghana’s Coronavirus Infections Originate From a Tuna Factory

11% of Ghana’s Coronavirus Infections Originated At a Tuna Factory

More than 500 cases of coronavirus in Ghana, have been traced to one worker at a fish processing facility in the seafront town of Tema. The outbreak represents more than 11 percent of Ghana's...
Serena Williams Just Launched a Vegan Leather Line to Help Save the Planet

Serena Williams Just Launched a Vegan Leather Line to Help Save the Planet

Serena Williams is one of the greatest tennis players to ever play the game. She's got the second-most Grand Slam titles for a woman (23 and counting). And she's not done yet. The mom...
How Kenya’s Wildlife Poaching Dropped By 90% in 6 Years

How Kenya’s Wildlife Poaching Dropped By 90% in 6 Years

Kenya has announced wildlife poaching in the country has dropped by 90 percent in just six years. Enhanced surveillance has helped protect animals against poaching, says Kenya's Wildlife Services (KWS). Strong penalties for those caught...

Vegan Women Fight to Protect Endangered Animals in Africa

(Updated June 21, 2019). Akashinga, meaning ‘the Brave Ones’, is a conservation model by the International Anti-Poaching Foundation. It is powered by a strong team of disadvantaged women. While “working with rather than against the local...
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How Africa Is Leading the World in a Shift From Plastic

Africa is leading the way in eliminating plastic waste with several plastic bag bans in place across the continent, including in countries like Tanzania and Kenya. Tanzania implemented stage one of its plastic bag ban...
Veganism Hits ‘All-Time’ High In South Africa

Veganism Hits ‘All-Time’ High In South Africa

South Africa's vegan community is growing, with more people turning to plant-based food in cities like Johannesburg. Looking at where plant-based, cruelty-free living is most popular, the country has ranked in the top 30...
Why This 9/11 Veteran Is Now Hunting Wildlife Poachers

Why This 9/11 Veteran Is Now Hunting Wildlife Poachers

A group of army veterans have banded together to protect Africa's wildlife from poaching. Founded by two Post 9/11 veterans Ryan Tate and Lynn Westover, Empowered to Protect African Wildlife (VETPAW) is on a mission...

Sailboat Built Out of 30,000 Flip Flops to Fight Plastic Waste

A boat made entirely out of plastic waste has embarked on its first expedition across the Indian Ocean. The trip is more about the journey than the destination, aiming to kickstart a "plastic revolution" in...

DJ Survives on Only Vegan Rolls Whilst Playing Toto’s ‘Africa’ for 12 Hours Straight

Bristol DJ Michael Savage has made nightclub history after playing Toto’s 1982 hit tune “Africa” for 12 hours straight. To get through the night, Savage relied heavily on vegan rolls, cider, and coffee. Savage's unique fundraising...

You Can Now Join an All-Vegan Climbing Expedition to Mt. Kilimanjaro

A team of vegan mountain climbers are set to summit Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest peak. Called the Vegan Kilimanjaro 2 Plant-Based Nutrition Challenge (VK2), the event aims to demonstrate the physical feats that can...
Vegan Diet on the Rise in Nairobi, Kenya

Vegan Diet on the Rise in Nairobi, Kenya

An increasing number of people in Nairobi, Kenya, are adopting a plant-based diet. The vegan movement is gaining traction in the region largely due to health concerns, animal welfare, and the environment. For Nairobi, the...
Illinois Becomes 9th State to Ban the Sale of Ivory and Rhinoceros Horns

Illinois Becomes 9th State to Ban the Sale of Ivory and Rhinoceros Horns

Illinois has just become the ninth U.S. state to ban the sale of ivory and rhinoceros horns. The move comes in an effort to help stop illegal poaching and wildlife trafficking networks in Africa...
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Vegan Comedian Romesh Ranganathan Says Ethiopia is ‘Incredible for Vegans’

According to vegan comedian Romesh Ranganathan, Ethiopia is "incredible for vegans." The TV host revealed the tidbit of advice in a recent interview with Radio Times about his new BBC2 show, "The Misadventures of Romesh Ranganathan." The series is a...

Dogs Trained to Hunt Poachers in an Effort to Save Rhinos From Extinction

Rancher Joe Braman has partnered with the South African conservation alliance to end rhino poaching and protect animals on the brink of extinction, the Victoria Advocate reported. Braman believes the solution lies in man's best...

Vegan Nigerians Are Breaking Stereotypes About Diet and Wealth

Updated May 12, 2019. Meat has been a big part of the Nigerian diet since colonialism. However, a new vegan community is emerging in the country. Veggie Victory, the first ever completely vegan and vegetarian...