Lions are among the most intrinsic features of the African landscape. But the King of Beasts needs our help, even in its few remaining strongholds.
Dick worked his way through the luggage with methodical and focused movements and quickly identified what he was looking for—a smuggled illegal piece of ivory. His speed and agility are the sure-fire skills that will help tremendously in combatting the illegal wildlife trade that is ravishing the wildlife populations of Africa.
Recently, on his late night program, Jimmy Kimmel emotionally conveyed his sympathy for Cecil the Lion. The now viral footage of Mr. Kimmel’s thoughts for Cecil, is just one of the numerous reactions over Cecil’s tragic death by an American sport-hunter.
In less than a week, two clarion calls—one from the realm of religion and the other from the seat of science—managed to fix our attention on the vulnerability of the natural world.
A few decades back from Carl Sagan …
“Memories of events late in the first year of life are not extremely rare, and there are possible examples of even earlier recollections. At age three, my son Nicholas was asked for the earliest event he could recall and he replied in a hushed tone while staring into middle distance, ‘It was red and I was very cold.’ He was born by Caesarean section. It is probably very unlikely, but I wonder whether this could just possibly be a true birth memory.”