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Witness to Extinction: How We Failed to Save the Yangtze River Dolphin

Witness to Execution

by Bhavani Prakash Allowing a beautiful large mammal that has evolved over millions of years to disappear forever,  is a monumental failure of human civilisation. Yet the extinction of the baiji dolphin of the Yangtze river is no longer on people’s radar screens. Why do we need to keep the story alive? How do we […]


September 7th, 2010 | Posted in Animals/Wildlife | Read More »

Trade in endangered wild animals: Part I

Black Market Wildlife Trade

One look at the cover and I braced myself for a very disturbing book. Black Market: Inside the Endangered Species Trade in Asia  by veteran journalist, Ben Davis along with distinguished photographers, takes a shocking look at the illegal markets in wildlife and exotic species in Asia. This superb book is a must read for anyone […]

December 6th, 2008 | Posted in Animals/Wildlife,Animals/Wildlife | Read More »

Loss of Biodiversity Part III: The Sixth Extinction

Call it the Law of Attraction.  Just as I have been writing a blog series on the loss of biodiversity, this book by Terry Glavin called “The Sixth Extinction” literally jumped off the shelves of the National Library of Singapore, onto my lap. The Earth has witnessed 5 great extinctions in the last half a […]

November 21st, 2008 | Posted in Animals/Wildlife,Biodiversity,Biodiversity,Climate Change | Read More »


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